HostingCon, the premier cloud and hosting industry trade show recently acquired by Penton, has announced its keynote speaker for “ResellerClub presents HostingCon Europe” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 22-23. Pearse O’Donohue, the head of cloud computing for the European Commission will address the industry regarding European legislation that impacts web hosting and cloud hosting providers.
Mr. O’Donohue was Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice President Neelie Kroes, outgoing European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda until October 2014. He advised the Vice President on policy matters regarding electronic communications, networks, broadband and other related topics. As the newly appointed Head of Unit for Software & Services, Cloud Computing, in the European Commission (DG CONNECT), he is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of policy on cloud computing and on software and services.
The rest of the HostingCon event, held at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal September 22-23, 2015, will focus on addressing issues and trends in the cloud and hosting industry.
“We are thrilled to have such a prominent member of the European Commission speak at HostingCon in our second year in Europe,” said Cheryl Kemp, conference chair for HostingCon. “Many of our attendees and exhibitors will be affected by upcoming legislation in the EU regarding privacy and data retention. It will very useful to our audience to have him directly address the implications of the new legislation and how it will affect the industry going forward.”