The Government of Canada is taking steps to better position itself to access the potential technological and economic benefits of cloud computing. Specifically, Canada is seeking industry input on how to bring business opportunities to tender
in a consistent manner while mitigating recognized risks
associated with the cloud.
In April 2014, The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the
Treasury Board, announced that Canada would undertake a cloud
consultation process with industry.
“Cloud computing offers the federal government a way to maximize
the efficiency of our IT investments. We’re looking for input
from industry experts on how we can use cloud computing to
achieve those savings.”
On November 13th, 2014 Canada will host a two hour Industry
Engagement Event in the National Capital Region to introduce its
cloud consultation process framework. This consultation process
will be driven with the participation of Canadian Provinces,
Territories and Municipalities. This Industry Engagement Event
is the first milestone in a consultation process that will allow
industry to suggest and propose policy, security and privacy
risk mitigations, and procurement approaches for the Government.
Canada may present information on these topics and, at a later
date, elicit feedback from industry through a Request for
Information to help shape its cloud strategy going forward.
Interested participants must register their representatives by sending an email to ZZCIOBDP@tbs-sct.gc.ca no later than 4 p.m.EDT on November 7th, 2014.