On March 20th, 2014 in the afternoon BELRIM organized an exchange about cloud computing. This event was organized by Sabine Desantoine (ING) and Jan Ravyts (Fluxys) in the Fluxys premises downtown Brussels.

The theme of the exchange was attractive as more than 70 participants were present.

Specialist speakers from Microsoft Belgium, DLA Piper law firm, PWC, KBC and Belgacom shared their knowledge and expertise for risk managers and BELRIM members.

The first part of the exchange dealt with the question “What’s cloud computing?” (E. Pelemans & B.Schroder from Microsoft Belgium) and then explanations were given on the legal aspects of the matter (Belgian and European legislation, contractual points of attention) by A.Dierick from DLA Piper.

After the break, participants could learn how to manage the cloud computing process once the decision has been taken to go with the cloud and which form of cloud is best suited for the needs of their companies (Ch.Kappler – PWC). KBC (F.Demonie) shared its experience in deciding for and using the cloud.

Cloud evangelist P. D’Haens from Belgacom finally spoke about the confidentiality of the data.

The exchange closed with an Q&A panel with all speakers and with a cocktail.

Most of the presentation slides are available for BELRIM members on the website.