European Commission Names F-Secure CEO to New European Cloud

European Commission Names F-Secure CEO to New European Cloud
Partnership Board 
Christian Fredrikson's Appointment Is a Validation of F-Secure's
Expertise Not Only in Security, but Also as a Provider of Cloud
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  F-Secure's standing as a
thought leader in cloud computing has been recognized by the European
Commission in their appointment of the company's CEO Christian
Fredrikson to the steering board of its new European Cloud
Partnership (ECP).  
The naming of Fredrikson to the board is a testament to F-Secure's
leading position as a provider of cloud services through more than
100 operator partners around the world. F-Secure securely stores
billions of photos, videos, documents, and other files for millions
of end customers globally. Located in five data centers on three
continents, F-Secure's ever-increasing cloud content currently makes
up several petabytes of data. 
"It's an honor to be asked to serve on the board," Fredrikson said.
"As a content cloud provider and an expert in security, F-Secure's
expertise is the safe cloud. We have a job to do in helping to shape
the global cloud market. Companies who play the cloud challenge right
can create sustainable business value." 
Formed with the goal of establishing a digital single market for
cloud computing in Europe, the ECP brings industry and the public
sector together to harness the public sector's buying power, helping
shape the growing cloud market. Chaired by Estonian President Toomas
Hendrik Ilves, the steering board is made up of tech industry CEOs
and government representatives responsible for IT procurement. 
The board will deliver advice to European Commission vice president
Neelie Kroes on strategies to turn cloud computing into a driver for
economic growth and cost-efficient public services. It will tackle
issues such as certification schemes and cloud computing standards,
and identify pilot cloud projects to set in motion such as eID, smart
cities, eHealth and eEducation. 
The board's top-level input is needed so all Europe can quickly see
the full benefits of cloud computing, according to Kroes.* President
Ilves and the board will give action-oriented advice to get the
European Cloud partnership moving. 
*Source: "Tech CEOs and leaders kickstart new EU cloud computing
board" European Commission press release, 19 Nov 2012, 
More information about the European Cloud Partnership:  
More information about F-Secure's Content Cloud solutions: 
F-Secure - Protecting the irreplaceable 
While you concentrate on what is important to you, we make sure you
are protected and safe online whether you are using a computer or a
smartphone. We also back up and enable you to share your important
files. Our services are available through operators around the world
and trusted in millions of homes and businesses. Founded in 1988,
F-Secure is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. | | 
For more information, please contact: 
Melanie Lombardi
LEWIS PR for F-Secure
+ 1 (415) 432-2400 
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