SURF Cloud Event 2018

Date: 11 OCT 2018 

During the SURF Cloud Event 2018 on 11 October, you will hear everything about the latest cloud trends and developments and we look forward to the future together. In addition, institutions share their best practices.

11 Oct 2018
SURF, Utrecht
Prior knowledge needed?
Subject type
Policy-related topic
Meeting type

Unfortunately this meeting is full. You can still register; then you will be on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list you will get access to the livestream. Not only the keynotes, but also all parallel sessions are broadcast.

During the SURF Cloud Event there are inspiring keynotes from among others Luud Berings, Executive Coach en Leadership expert en Gregor Petri, Research Vice President van Gartner. 

For whom?

This day focuses on people involved in cloud services and / or cloud / sourcing policy in their institution, for example:

  • Coordinating SURF Contacts
  • Institutes contacts
  • Policy makers in the IT & Security field
  • IT managers and IT architects
  • Research supporters
  • Contacts Software & Cloud


09.00 hrs Registration
10.00 hrs Welcome by Erik Fledderus (Managing Director/ CEO SURF)
10.15 hrs

Motivational Keynote by Luud Berings

Luud has been successful for many years as an inspiring speaker, trainer, Executive Coach and Leadership expert. He has a broad experience in working with global target groups and different cultures. In recent years, for example, he has coached Microsoft Leadership teams in Japan, Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy and Austria, among others, in embracing the digital transformation.

His clients rely on his experience and expertise in the field of leadership and High Performing Teams and on his ability to inspire people in times of transformation.

For the SURF Cloud Event 2018, Luud will discuss the consequences of transformation to the cloud for people, teams and organizations. He elaborates on the change of roles and relationships, and the resistance that this can evoke.

11.00 hrs Break
11.15 hrs

Transformation Keynote by Gregor Petri (Gartner)

Gregor Petri is Research Vice President at Gartner with focus on cloud computing, cloud service brokage and service provider strategies. Gregor is a well-known speaker at meetings and he wrote 'Shedding Light on Cloud Computing' (2009).

His LeanITmanager blog is mentioned by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the Top 100 blogs on cloud computing in the world. 

For the SURF Cloud Event 2018, Gregor focuses on market developments and the digital transformations that organizations in the field of cloud undergo.

12.00 hrs

Andres Steijaert (SURF)

Andres Steijaert is cloud activity leader at GÉANT Cloud Services. In this role, he coordinates the collaboration between the participating NRENs (national education and research networks) in the field of cloud. Andres received the GÉANT Community Award 2018 during TNC18 in Trondheim. He is also one of the founders of the SURF-Taskforce CLOUD.

What happens in the Netherlands at SURF also happens in other countries. SURF also cooperates intensively in the field of cloud services with comparable not-for-profit organizations in Europe and worldwide. Andres explains what this brings and how institutions can use this collaboration through SURF.

12.30 hrs Lunch
13.30 hrs

Parallel program with a choice from the following tracks:

  • Track 1: Compliancy (rechtmatigheid, privacy, security) - Purchasing / Legal (contracting)
  • Track 2: The Cloudservices of SURF - SURFcumulus
  • Track 3: Institutions in control - Strategic sourcing of IT services (Weolcan)
  • Track 4: SURF Cloud gebruikerservaringen - SURFmarket stories
14.20 hrs

Parallel program with a choice from the following tracks:

  • Track 1: Compliancy (rechtmatigheid, privacy, security) - Security and Privacy
  • Track 2: De clouddiensten van SURF - HPC Cloud
  • Track 3: Instellingen in control - Sourcing from an institution's perspective (Fontys)
  • Track 4: SURF Cloud gebruikerservaringen - SURFnet stories
15.00 hrs


15.15 hrs

Parallel program with a choice from the following tracks:

  • Track 1: Compliancy (rechtmatigheid, privacy, security) - Data classification & architecture choices
  • Track 2: De clouddiensten van SURF - Office 365 Direction Service
  • Track 3: Instellingen in control - From hosted Datacenter to the public cloud (Inholland)
  • Track 4: SURF Cloud gebruikerservaringen - SURFsara stories
16.00 hrs Day closed by Luud Berings
16.30 hrs Drinks & bites @ SURFclub


After this day

  • you are aware of the latest trends and developments in the field of cloud
  • You know more about how institutions and / or users use cloud services and where the added value lies for these institutions
  • you are aware of the ways in which SURF facilitates the use of cloud services

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The language spoken during the SURF Cloud event is Dutch.

Note: this event is completely 'sold out'. Because of the great interest, SURF Cloud Event 2018 can be attended by means of live streams on the day itself. Not only the keynotes, but also all parallel sessions. To use this, you can register yourself above. You will receive instructions from SURF Cloud Event 2018 to view the stream live.

Latest modifications 14 Aug 2018