Programme

  • 07:30
  • Registration
  • 08:00
  • Sponsored Networking Breakfast
  • 09:00
  • Datacloud Global Congress Opening and Summit Plenary
  • 11:00
  • Chairman opening address

    João Marques Lima, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Data Economy

  • 11:05
  • Data Economy Leaders Debate

    CFO’s from the world’s leading TMT, data hosting, cloud, telco and PE firms debate the sector in a new stage format that will lead to the year’s top panel discussion for the industry.

  • 11:45
  • State of the market update

    An opportunity to analyse the economic impact of the data centre, cloud and edge computing industries. Delving into the latest M&A deals, investments and project developments on a global basis. This is an opportunity to get to grips with some of the overarching trends that can be identified in spend, expansion and management of cloud and IT white space.

  • 12:05
  • World on edge: Are geological and economic concerns globally affecting the sector?

    From US-China trade sanctions to EU regulation, political uncertainty, religious conflicts, this session will look at the macro and microeconomics of the data centre, cloud and edge markets, how these are answering the most critical challenges the world is facing and what investors need to watch out for.

  • 12:35
  • Networking Lunch
  • 13:30
  • APAC Awakening

    Some of the largest market opportunities are in China, India and SEA. From hyperscalers to edge players, these three markets are awakening to a tsunami of investment forces that will connect the last unconnected parts of the world. This session looks at the drivers and opportunities for financiers and data centre operators across APAC, analysing the nuances of each market, capacity, investment potential and risk.

  • 14:00
  • Edge Investment Hotspots: What are the next big edge computing destinations

    Edge will be everywhere, but where should investments be done next? Competition is shooting up in Tier 1 markets, yet, the majority of the world’s population resides outside these regional hubs. This panel will discuss the locations no one is talking about, from Indonesia to Central America.

  • 14:30
  • Legal frameworks update from around the world that investors and operators need to know

    With data nationalism taking over the national agenda of several countries worldwide, what does this new wave of legislation mean to data centres, investors and new market players? This presentation will give an update on the latest legal frameworks from Tokyo to Rio.

  • 15:00
  • Networking Break
  • 15:30
  • The Next Destination

    Latin America and Africa have in recent months seen an uprising in data centre, cloud and IT infrastructure investment. This session looks at the drivers and opportunities for financiers and data centre operators across the regions, analysing the nuances of each market, capacity, investment potential and risk.

  • 16:00
  • Private Equity and Institutional Investor Panel

    As the market has matured, a number of private equity and institutional investors have emerged as discrete investors in the data centre environment. The panel will explore what investors are looking for from their investments, what projects types are currently attractive, the expertise they bring to the table, projections for future investment and emerging risks for private equity investors.

  • 16:30
  • Digital Infrastructure Financing

    From fiber to 5G and new infrastructure, investment in the wider network to support the cloud is booming and shifting. For example, as hyperscalers invest billions in the build of new cables, the segment has become an attractive business case for investors. In this presentation, the audience will be presentation with a compelling overview of the challenges and opportunities across investment in supporting and connecting infrastructure.

  • 17:00
  • Edge-Tech: What investors need to know about the emerging technologies in the TMT space

    From AI to nanotechnology, the data centre of the future and connectivity infrastructure are already in the making. Deep learning, machine learning, SDN, NFV, blockchain, all is changing the TMT infrastructure space and more is about to be unleashed on operators, opening new doors to revenues, investment and profit.