Plenary 2– Cloud Computing Industry Forum: Global Cloud Computing and its Challenges

Date: 19 July 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 09:30 – 11:00

Venue: Room 17610, 6th Floor, Building No.17, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University

Public Cloud Services has been implemented in many countries, and data contained in the cloud services spans over different jurisdictional boundaries. The “data” may be regulated by country, but each country has different regulatory systems with different cultural context.  New technologies have created challenges to solve concerning security and safety.

Japan and the US government agreed to develop a U.S.-Japan Cloud Computing Working Group, which will convene in the fall, 2012 after identifying key policy issues based on views expressed by U.S. and Japanese industry. Global and regional IGF activities may be a place to discuss similar issues under a multi-stakeholder and global environment.

This session aims that (1) Understanding the issues with Cloud Services, (2) What are the issues & How to solve them among different audiences, and (3) the specific “asks” from industries to Government.


Part 1: Presentation (30 min)

  • Understanding Issue of Cloud Services

Part 2: Panel Discussion (60-min)

  • Challenges and Solutions
  • Roles of Industries and Governments


Moderator –  Dr. Takaaki TomizawaDirector of Technology Policy, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.


  • Cloud Operator: Mr. Mikimasa Nakayama, Director, Cloud Services Division, NTT Communications
  • Academia: Dr. Eric K. Clemons, Professor of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Government Officer: Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Director for Convergence Strategy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • Cloud Operator: Mr. Craig Baty, Executive GM, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
  • Solution Provider: Ms. Kyoko Matsuba, Manager, Product Sales, Healthcare IT, GE Healthcare Japan