Making Cloud SLAs readily usable in the EU private sector
Nick Fergusson, Trust-IT Services - UK
Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist & Project Manager, is the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 project and deputy coordinator of SLA-Ready.
He excels in building & promoting innovative tools and services in the ICT innovation landscape. His work focuses on raising awareness of novel tools and services in ICT, in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors as well as providing contributions to the adoption of ICT Standards. Since its launch in 2009, Nicholas has managed the Cloudscape Series, www.cloudscapeseries.eu which has grown from a funded initiative by the EC to becoming a self-sustaining event attracting international thought leaders in the cloud space in Europe & in Brazil.
Nicholas has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the yearly concertation meetings of the CloudWATCH & CloudWATCH2 projects. Nicholas also played an important role in the editorial team for the SIENA Roadmap on Distributed Computing Infrastructure for e-Science and Beyond in Europe (June 2012). Nicholas has an MSc in Educational Management and a BA Hons in Politics and Sociology.