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Working Groups (new)


Public Policy and Regulation Working Group (Chair: Lim May-Ann, Executive Director ACCA)


To develop and execute public policy initiatives to ensure the ACCA is effectively represented in public debates and in the cloud computing community

Primary Product:

Cloud Readiness Index (CRI 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)


It is critical for national public policymakers to understand the benefits of cloud computing as a new technological delivery model, and how it can make their country more competitive on a regional and global scale. Cloud computing offers significant opportunities for local industries, it attracts investments and overseas businesses and it provides considerable significant boost to e-government initiatives. Countries with the most insightful, transparent and fair regulatory environment will be the most successful in capitalizing on this new opportunity. The PPR WG works to facilitate dialogue between policy makers, service providers, vendors, users and other stakeholders in Asia Pacific to educate and offer considered policy recommendations to governments around the region.



Data Governance Working Group (Chair: Stacy Baird)  


To develop recommendations and suggestions for data governance, including rules, issues, and compliance issues which surround data and its management.

Primary Products

Data Sovereignty Report (DS 2013)

Financial Services and Cloud (2015)


This WG focuses on the rules, issues, and compliance issues which surround data, such as its management, security and control. These include questions and decisions on which persons can handle what information, under what circumstances and using what methods. The WG connects conversations between the regulator, the cloud service user and the cloud service provider. The DG WG also offers up-to-date information on the status of data governance in Asia Pacific, as well as develop best practices and recommendations for Asia Pacific countries.



Cloud Segments Working Group (Chair: John Galligan, Microsoft)  


To identify and work with core sectors and segments of industries which are underdeveloped in their adoption of cloud computing technologies

primary product

SMEs and Cloud Computing Report (2015)


The current focus of the Cloud Segments WG is on the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. The WG’s SME and Cloud Computing Report will provide thought leadership and education to governments, the vendor community and the SME's to bring cloud computing technologies to the SME market. In addition, the WG will play a leadership role across three constituencies in bringing cloud computing technologies to the SME market – (i) government: by illuminating best practice support programmes and championing key initiatives and requirements; (ii) the vendor community: by providing better understanding of SME demand and characteristics; (iii) the SMEs themselves: by providing a resource base. The WG will also help to establish the relationships necessary to enable SMEs, and to focus on the development of the ecosystem of government support, information and support access, and new technology required for mass SME adoption of cloud computing.



Emerging Cloud Services Working Group (Chair: Arun Sundar, TrustSphere)


To explore and promote the ancillary services which emerge from cloud computing.

Primary Product

Data Analytics White Paper 2016


The broad awareness and understanding the benefits of “big data” and its potential to spark innovation, fuel commerce, and drive progress in today’s digitally connected enterprises, SMEs as well as start-ups is on a high. However, the adoption of "big data technologies" is hindered by a perceived need for big investments. The issue is even deeper and most pertinent in APAC given the large and growing SMB segment. Cloud computing technologies provides an excellent platform to drive adoption of big data technologies especially in Asia Pacific, and this will keep increasing. Thus this working group's first project will be to create a framework for developing and nurturing the use of big data in government and the private sector.