SIENA NIST SIENA’s objectives are complementary to the role of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cloud standards, guidance and technology. NIST partners with the EC and SIENA specifically in these areas. SIENA & NIST have developed a working relationship to help exchange efforts in common needs, recommendations and next steps.

TITLE Cloudscape III - Executive Summary AUTHORSSIENA
Cloudscape III - Executive Summary
OVERVIEW Cloudscape III, coordinated by the SIENA initiative, took place on 15th and 16th of March, in Brussels, brought together a hundred stakeholders to continue to build on momentum of the successful international event series focused on clouds standards & interoperability.

Robert Madelin, Director General DG-INFSO, opened the event, introducing the reoccurring theme that interoperability and security are crucial for cloud computing in the public domain, and how prioritization in standards development can ensure this.

International collaboration was a focal point focus of Cloudscape III,too, where European stakeholders welcomed Dawn Leaf, NIST Senior Executive for Cloud