On the 28th of January CloudCatalyst Workshop took place in Lisbon, as a part of the event “Innovation in the Cloud”, organized by Portugal Telecom. This two-day event had as main target Start-ups and SMEs, gathering around 50 people with the objective of sharing ideas and discussing strategies about Cloud adoption.

The event gathered national and international Cloud Projects financed by European Commission (MO-BIZZ, MCN, T-NOVA, MobiCloud, OPENi, FITMAN, SeaClouds and MODAcloud,), with the objective of unveiling the developed work, its possible impact and stimulating the development of the partnerships between the projects.

The morning of the 28th focused on Cloud Adoption, and the CloudCatalyst consortium, by the hand of Andreia Jesus and Rui Ribeiro, had the opportunity of sharing insights on the Cloud, mainly the recent results of the CloudCatalyst Survey such as Cloud Trends (Services, Adoption Triggers and Inhibitors) and Critical Success factors. But, more than that, we had the opportunity of collecting valuable information on the view of Start-ups on how to grow in the Cloud and access EU funding opportunities.

The event went on during the afternoon when the discussion drifted to the Telcos’ role in the Cloud focusing on SDN and NFV technologies, with speakers who ranged from PT Portugal responsibles, universities and main operators and cloud suppliers such as Cisco, Ericsson or HP.

On the 29th there was the presentation about Cloud Networking, Applications and Market Place which counted with the participation of MO-BIZZ, MCN, T-NOVA, MobiCloud, OPENi, FITMAN, SeaClouds and MODAcloud, all of them ICT FP7 projects.

The CloudCatalyst Workshop in Lisbon, as a part of the “Innovation in the Cloud” event, put the light on the Project results, helping us in the dissemination of Cloud guidelines and best practices and projecting the future of young companies and entrepreneurs in Portugal.

Stay tuned for more news on CloudCatalyst Workshops and Bootcamps!