Public Policy Working Group

The Public Policy Working Group focuses on cloud & technology-related policies within the region with a mandate to create impactful work items towards helping policy makers & regulators make more informed decisions when it comes to the cloud computing ecosystem.

Mission

To facilitate the conversations between major industry stakeholders and regional policy makers and regulators and to provide thought leadership around best practice to ensure optimized and efficient regulatory environments for the cloud to flourish.  

Cloud Security Working Party

The Cloud Security “working party” has been created for industry leaders (Vendors, business leaders and policy makers) to discuss issues relating to the adoption and use of cloud across the Middle East. The working party, operating as a subcommittee of the MENA Cloud Alliance, will debate various subjects relating to Information and Cyber Security, that influence the decision-making process related to Cloud Adoption in the Middle East & North Africal.

Mission

To enhance the adoption of cloud technologies by bringing together industry experts to provide thought leadership around best practice to ensure conformity to regional, country and industry vertical directives.

SMB & Startup Liaison

The SMB & Startup “Liaison” has been created for the Small & Medium-sized Businesses as well as the startup community to discuss issues relating to the adoption and use of cloud across the Middle East. The liaison, operating as a focal point of the MENA Cloud Alliance, will reach out to relevant stakeholders and will debate various subjects relating to the smaller businesses and their cloud adoption hurdles across the Middle East & North Africa.

Mission

To assist the SMBs and Startups towards the adoption of cloud technologies by creating guidance and providing thought leadership.  

Digital Health Committee

The Digital Health Desk has been created for healthcare industry leaders (Cloud vendors, EHR vendors, SIs, business leaders and policy makers) to discuss issues relating to the adoption and use of cloud across the healthcare industry. The Committee, operating as a subcommittee of the MENA Cloud Alliance, will debate various subjects relating to Policy, Information and Cyber Security, Migration, Privacy, & Interoperability that influence the decision-making process related to Cloud Adoption in healthcare in the region.

Mission

To enhance the adoption of cloud technologies by bringing together industry experts to provide thought leadership around best practice to ensure conformity to regional, country and industry healthcare directives.

Connectivity Working Group

The Connectivity Working Group has been created for the ICT industry leaders (telecom providers, cloud service providers, government policy makers, and more) to discuss issues relating to the adoption and use of cloud across multiple verticals in the region. The Working Group, operating as a subcommittee of the MENA Cloud Alliance, will debate various and create thought leadership around subjects relating to Quality, Affordability, and Availability impacting Cloud Adoption in the region.

Mission

To enhance the adoption of cloud technologies by bringing together industry experts to provide thought leadership around best practice to ensure adequate connectivity (both in country & international) as a backbone for cloud services.

WORK ITEMS

DIALOGUE OPINION PIECE

By: Security WP

DIALOGUE OPINION PIECE

By: Public Policy WG