Clouds Ahead - Datacloud Interview Series

 

 Pierre-Luc Barbe

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Pierre-Luc Barbe, General Manager, RENTALOAD

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

From our perspectives, the main challenge remains in finding sustainable solutions to sustain the exponential expansion. Under “sustainable solutions”, one should understand limited carbon footprint on both building and running data centers, training program to prepare new human resources to cope with the challenges of this industry and optimization of data center efficiency.

Datacloud: How do you think the future landscape of the cloud, edge and 5G technologies will look like?

Lutz Schreiber

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Lutz Schreiber, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, based in Hamburg.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

 Ian White

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Ian White, Director of Partnership and Alliances at NDC Data Centers

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

The traditional model for data centers is changing with a drive towards prefabrication and innovation.

Justin Jenkins

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Justin Jenkins, CEO Next Generation Data

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

There are several, and they are many and varied.

Hyperscale deals are getting bigger and there seems to be no end in sight to the demand for suitable hyperscale centres – demand in the sector through 2019/20 could easily amount to the totals deployed to date in Hyperscale. Scale, speed-to-market and pricing will be key, but as the intensity increases and the Hyperscalers deepen their market penetration it will test the European DC operators to see who can turn on significant capacity quickly.

Ashley LYON

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Ashley Lyon, ICT Expert for Foreign Direct Investments, Invest in Wallonia (Belgium)

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

Giordano Albertazzi

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Giordano Albertazzi, President of Vertiv in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

 Jean-Marc ARLOT

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Jean-Marc ARLOT – Deputy Managing Director –Industry Division - Bouygues Energies & Services

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

We see the main drivers of the datacentre industry to be a high demand for a reduced time to market response. Our clients are requesting flexible designs for their projects. They want to adapt their investment to market demand and to be extremely reactive to deliver projects quicker than before.

We see the market evolving to larger projects than a few years ago, this trend is driven by the arrival of the main US IT players onto continental Europe and notably in France.

Jimmy Kirby

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Jimmy Kirby, Group Managing Director, Kirby Group Engineering

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

The demand for data centre capacity is continuing to rise. In order to meet this demand, we will continue to see the rollout of hyperscale and colocation data centres.

Additionally, with the advent of new technologies such as 5G and autonomous vehicles on the horizon, we will see a move towards edge data centres.

To deal with the vast surge in demand these new technologies will bring about, data centre infrastructure needs to be unwaveringly reliable, secure and powerful.

 Agneta Evers

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Agneta Evers, Partner, Hanko Data Parks Finland

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

Green data centers is definitely the key trend. In my opinion a Green Data center means that the power used is minimalized and the power is from renewable sources. Additionally as much as possible of the excess heat generated in the datacentre is re-used in district heating networks or in nearby industries. The challenge is to find the optimal solutions to fit all these parts together.

Datacloud: How do you think the future landscape of the cloud, edge and 5G technologies will look like?

Simon Young

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Simon Young, Global Data Centre Account Manager, Aggreko

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

During 2018 the market experienced record-breaking MW take up across the Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris (FLAP) and Nordic markets. In America, North Virginia continues to explode with data centre growth. Aggreko closely follow these markets and align our business strategy and data centre solutions alongside its development. We have also seen the emergence of key US operators entering the European market and the continued expansion of the hyperscale growth globally.

Brian Davis

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Brian Davis who leads the Americas Data Center business for ABB.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

There is clearly a shortage of diversity and new talent in the industry. I hope to continue to see a concerted and collaborative effort to fix these issues.

Industry 4.0 is a trend that is reaching the data center industry. To keep up, we need system expertise to design and execute new digital technologies. This will drive efficiency and optimization in digital data center operations.

Par Johansson

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Par Johansson, Business Development Director Data Centre, Systemair.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

With the unstoppable trend towards a Data Centric economy and the predicted growth of data, the major challenge for the whole industry is sustainability. Being “green” and more effective in using power and natural resources will become a matter of business survival.

Andreas Keiger

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Andreas Keiger, EVP – Business Unit IT Infrastructure at Rittal.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

Frank Brand

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Frank Brand, Managing Director ICTroom.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

We see that Edge technology and IoT are rapidly advancing in the datacenter landscape. This development forces datacenters to completely rethink the way capacity is managed and distributed. ICTroom has now fully equipped its portfolio with specific datacenter infrastructures specifically for these developments and trends.

Datacloud: How do you think the future landscape of the cloud, edge and 5G technologies will look like?

Mikael Berggren

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Mikael Berggren, Delta Electronics.

Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

There is a lot going on around and connected to edge data centers and 5G rollout. There is also changes in buying behaviour from customers that effects the data center market.

Datacloud: How do you think the future landscape of the cloud, edge and 5G technologies will look like?

I do not expect any huge change the coming 5 years, in my opinion no one knows what edge will be like. We will see new technology or applications but no big changes in data center infrastructure.

Steen Hommel

For this edition of the Clouds Ahead interview series, Datacloud Global spoke to Steen Hommel, Director, Invest in Denmark.

1. Datacloud: What are some of the key trends and challenges in the current global market?

SH: Well, the need for data centre capacity is really booming these years due to the growth of all types of digital services, and this is probably going to continue for quite a few years. The challenge in Europe right now is to keep up with demand in a sustainable way. The historic European data centre hubs like Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin are in many ways experiencing some “bottleneck” issues in terms of availability of additional (green) power, space, qualified workforce, permits etc.

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Erik Rylander, Head of Stockholm Data Parks, Stockholm Exergi

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

More data will be driven by general migration to the Cloud, AI, IoT and Blockchain. Energy efficiency and sustainability will be essential for the industry to manage this growth.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

The Nordics will get even further attention in the future. This is due to availability of clean energy to match the growth of the industry.

Datacloud: What is one of your goals for the next year and how do you expect to achieve it?

Tommy Nalley

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Tommy Nalley, Senior Directory, Critical Infrastructure Solutions at CPG.

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

IoT and Big Data growth are not slowing down, and to support that, the Cloud, in all of its delivery formats, will continue to grow. There’s no way around that. We just need to deliver more secure, more flexible solutions that not only meet demand, but anticipate how that demand may shift or change. Additionally, client demand for increased security combined with a desire for 24x7 access will drive significant growth for solutions like CPG’s SmartTec.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Martin Sagnert

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Martin Sagnert, Business Manager E.ON Sweden

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Smart solutions and innovation making Datacenters a more integrated part of the future energy infrastructures in our cities. For example large scale heat recycling then goes from just being “the right thing to do” to being a very interesting business case. This is already happening.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

The Nordics. Low cost of energy, stable Power Grid for heavy industry, cold climate, large supply of renewable energy, low political risk, great possibilities for heat recycling.

Jonathan Schildkraut

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Jonathan Schildkraut

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Alexander Duwaerts

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Alexander Duwaerts

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Much faster than we had imagined, we find ourselves fully engaged in the use of Artificial Intelligence, or so called “Industry 4.0”. In a study published in July 2017, a global IT stakeholder predicted that AI could lead to a 38% increase in business profitability by 2035. Inversely, businesses – including SMEs – who do not take the step towards big data and its technologies for analysis, statistics and prediction, could disappear due to a lack of competitiveness.

Alex Hauser

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Alex Hauser

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

The main point being raised is now speed, time to market. So either DC operators pre-invest into new facilities increasing speed of deployment or new ways of building data centers – beyond mere modular approaches – are needed. We also note power densities rising strongly beyond the capabilities of classical air-cooling - so new ways of building must go hand in hand with new ways of cooling.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Christiaan van Terheijden

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Christiaan van Terheijden

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

The data centre market is evolving constantly, driven by innovation and the continuous growth of data and applications. We therefore want to be able to respond quickly to new developments. For this reason, we were involved in the early stages of the development of micro data centres. These small data centres play an ever-increasing role, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT asks for another approach to infra. Infra is no longer used to only consume content, but IoT also stimulates local creation and analysis of data in the edge.

Karl Mellon

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Karl Mellon VP Investments, Business Sweden & Data Centers by Sweden in San Francisco

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

The rapid and explosive adoption of AI & proliferation of IOT devices across all industry sectors.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

The Nordic countries in particular, Sweden, where there is available renewable clean energy, a robust grid network and the lowest energy costs in Europe

Datacloud: What is one of your goals for the next year and how do you expect to achieve it?

Shane McMahon

For this edition Datacloud spoke to Shane McMahon, European Head of Sales, Tate Europe

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

In the immediate future, interest from American and Asian players into the European retail and wholesale co-location market will add to an already booming data centre construction market. Driven by strong take-up in the Amsterdam and Frankfurt markets, and ever-decreasing construction times, developers are servicing a demand that does not seem to be dwindling. The growth of virtual reality and autonomous vehicles remain the buzz words on the horizon.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Seppo Ihalainen

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Seppo Ihalainen CEO & Co-Founder at Ficolo

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

In the next few years, the cloud and service provider market growth will be driven by multiple long-term trends: Multi-Cloud, Internet of things, artificial intelligence and edge data centers. These trends have created a more complex data center ecosystem, in which more players are needed. Cloud delivery will evolve with cloud on-ramps, and as a result the potential market will expand significantly.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Geraint Davies

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Geraint Davies, Global Director, Datacenter Business at Eltek

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

There is a Silent Revolution going on as the world moves to Hyperscale, Open and Blockchain computing and Service Providers extend Cloud offerings through CORD and the EDGE to an IoT of SMART Things. The market will boom on an exponential scale over the next decade and resources will be stretched to cope across the world.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Michael Akinla

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Michael Akinla, Panduit EMEA

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Steen Hommel

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Steen Hommel the Director of Invest in Denmark & Innovation at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

For sure, we will see a continued focus on availability of reliable renewable power, high-speed fibre connectivity and opportunities to improve energy efficiency of operations. The accelerated demand for bringing data storage online will add predictability and short time frame for greenfield investments to the list of main drivers.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Mike Byrnes

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Mike Byrnes, Director - Cloud & Data Centre Sales & Services of Eaton Electrical, Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.

See Mike’s LinkedIn profile

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Jean-Marc ARLOT

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Jean-Marc ARLOT – Deputy Managing Director –Industry Division - Bouygues Energies & Services

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

We see the main drivers of the datacenter industry to be a high demand for a reduced time to market response. Our clients are requesting flexible designs for their projects. They want to adapt their investment to market demand and to be extremely reactive to deliver projects quicker than before.
We also see the market evolving to larger projects than a few years ago.

Datacloud: What regions within Europe do you see as primed for IT asset expansion?

Rob Johnson

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Rob Johnson, CEO at Vertiv

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

For this edition of CLOUDS AHEAD Datacloud spoke to Mark Bidinger, President, Cloud & Service Providers segment, Schneider Electric

Datacloud: What do you see as the future drivers for the industry?

Martin Lynch

For this edition, we spoke to Martin Lynch CEO for Pure Data Centres Group.

Rob Johnson

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Rob Johnson Vertiv CEO.

1. Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
The industry is continuing to become more important to all aspects of business and society. That’s not going to change, although the technologies deployed and where capacity resides will continue to evolve. As we move out of the ‘land rush’ phase we’re seeing now with cloud, the providers that thrive will be those that can deliver the combination of availability, scale and cost-effectiveness the market demands. The decisions made today in regard to critical infrastructure will play a defining role in enabling them to achieve that objective.

Dennis O’Sullivan

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Dennis O’Sullivan Data Center Segment Lead – Eaton Electrical - Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

Peder Nærbø

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Peder Nærbø, Founder and Owner at Bulk Infrastructure AS

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
I see a potential for tremendous growth, but also a growing concern for the environmental consequences of the growth to come

Datacloud: What is the biggest opportunity in the industry today?
I believe the greatest opportunity today is for those who can offer scalable data center solutions powered by renewable energy sources at lower than the general market cost. However it needs to be done without carving out existing renewable resources that are already substituting fossil fuelled power.

Byrne Murphy

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Byrne Murphy, co-owner and Chairman of the DigiPlex Group of Companies.

Datacloud: What are the biggest factors effecting the data centre industry now?

At present, there are a wide range of drivers that are putting data centre solutions at the top of global businesses’ list of priorities.

The largest might be broadly defined as the digitalisation of commerce. The demand for competitive solutions in this space has been on the rise for quite some time, spurred on by familiar macro business drivers such as big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Franek Sodzawiczny

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Franek Sodzawiczny, CEO & Founder at Zenium

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
The mid and long-term trends indicate that customers will increasingly demand that data center operators offer an infrastructure that is both agile and flexible, to fit hybrid and evolving IT solutions and demands. Networks will run across public and private clouds, and of course some systems will always be considered mission critical so run on-premise only.

Tomas Sokolnicki

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Tomas Sokolnicki Investment Advisor ICT/Head of Data Centers by Sweden

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
Explosion of data, everyone moving to the cloud and many organisations realizing that operating datacenters is hardly core business leads to the conclusion that the datacentre industry needs to grow and offer what users are expecting – low cost, sustainable footprint, differentiated offerings and safety.

Arild Løvik

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Arild Løvik, CEO, Nordavind DC Sites

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
I think the combination of IoT, Big data, Real Time and Everywhere will make linear forecasts fail. The 4th Industrial revolution will give possibilities and effects that challenge our cognitive limitations.

Datacloud: What is the biggest opportunity in the industry today?
Internet of everything, everywhere.

Patrik Öhlund

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Patrik Öhlund CEO at Node Pole

Bertrand Delatte

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Bertrand Delatte who is heading the Data Center Solutions & Services business for the Region Europe at SIEMENS since September 2015. Interview in both English and Frencg.

Anne Graf

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Anne Graf, CEO Hydro66

Detlef Spang

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Detlef Spang, CEO at Colt Data Centre Services

Eric Baudiment

Pour cette édition, Datacloud a parlé à Eric Baudiment Président de Baudiment Technology

Datacloud: Comment voyez-vous l'avenir du secteur du cloud?
Assurément en pleine croissance

Datacloud: Quelle est aujourd'hui la première opportunité offerte par ce secteur ?
C’est un secteur compétitif dans lequel les gagnants sont ceux qui proposent les solutions d’hébergement les plus compétitives. Cela passe par la maîtrise de leurs coûts d’infrastructures, de factures énergétiques, d’exploitation et bien sûr par l’excellence du service, c’est-à-dire une continuité de service.

John Eland

For this edition, we spoke to John Eland, Director Corporate Development, e-shelter

Andrew Stevens

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Andrew Stevens, Chief Executive Officer at CNet Training.

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
I see for the future of the industry a tremendous amount of change, growth and uncertainty as we head into unchartered waters. Individuals and organisations are continually making predictions about the future but they are largely pure guesses. We simply do not know what the future holds, what technologies will be adopted or become reality and how these will ultimately be used and then how they impact our sector. It’s going to be a roller-coaster.

Olivier Labbe

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Olivier Labbe, Chief Executive Officer at CAP DC.  

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
Cloud will keep on growing, the new trend highlighting a growth that will underlie a Data Centers continuum (from mega to regional to pico)

Datacloud: What is the biggest opportunity in the industry today?
Emerging countries will request local Data Center infrastructures to benefit from privacy and low latency. The biggest opportunity is the South, first of all Africa.

Heiko H. Koop

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Heiko H. Koop, Chief Executive Officer at Linx Telecommunications Holding BV and Linx Datacenter

Frederic Bouchez

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Frederic Bouchez Director of Innovation & Marketing at Etix Everywhere.

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
Data centers, Cloud and ICT in general, will become invisible and effortless: we envision fully automated and even self-healing and self-repairing infrastructures and software. 
To achieve that, the industry will mainly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) as well as reconfigurable components and equipment. At Etix Everywhere we are already implementing those solutions to develop lights-out data centers.

Jérôme Le Bourgeois

Thought Leadership & Insight des participants et conférenciers de Datacloud Europe 2017.
Pour cette édition, Datacloud a parlé à Jérôme Le Bourgeois, directeur général de JLB Data.

Datacloud : Comment voyez-vous l'avenir du secteur du cloud ?
Une industrie plus respectueuse de l'environnement avec une meilleure efficacité énergétique sans dégrader la disponibilité.

Datacloud : Quelle est aujourd'hui la première opportunité offerte par ce secteur ?
Il est difficile de répondre à cette question car les opportunités sont multiples. Je mettrai cependant en avant la formation qui devient absolument nécessaire, aux vues des difficultés d'exploitation rencontrées.

Christiaan van Terheijden

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Christiaan van Terheijden Chief Executive Officer at Minkels, part of the publicly traded company Legrand

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
Lots of dynamics:
- Movement towards cloud/ hyperscale
- Growth of IoT platform
- Acquisitions in DC market – big companies are getting bigger
- Economy based on regions instead of countries
- Need for global customer approach

Datacloud: What is the biggest opportunity in the industry today?
IoT -> IoT eco system with big data back end (cloud), edge infrastructure with edge processing and analytics (micro DC’s) as well as mobile connectivity 5G

Kim Schultz

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Kim Schultz a Special Advisor at Invest in Denmark and an expert on Data Centres and Cleantech.

Marco Nicolai

For this edition, Datacloud spoke to Marco Nicolai a Lawyer specialising in engineering and construction law for real estate, infrastructure and data centres development from Bird & Bird.

Eric Schwartz

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
ES: I think the enterprise adoption of the cloud will continue to drive massive IT transformation. But many people think of the cloud as one homogenous thing, but in reality it is many clouds. It is this multi-cloud environment and connectivity to many cloud service providers that ultimately delivers on the cloud promise...

Kathy Schneider

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
KS: With cloud already a reality, we will see an acceleration of adoption with more and more non-core applications and activities becoming hosted. As per Ovum Enterprise Cloud Services Forecast from January this year, Cloud Services are growing worldwide at 21.97%, meaning lots of headroom. In another Enterprise Insights report from 2015, Ovum indeed points to Cloud Computing Services as the ICT expenditure with the largest planned growth.

Günther Huth

Ingenieure GmbH&CoKG, Hennef Germany
An office for Planing of data center Infrastructure

Judge for awards:
1. Datacentre Leadership Award
2. Cloud Leadership Award

Emma Fryer

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
EF: I would always be hesitant to predict where this sector is going because it is driven by disruptive technology. So the one thing we can guarantee is change: not just change in technology but change in business models. In terms of major trends we can’t deny that the big growth area will continue to be cloud, where exponential data growth is driven not just by social media, but smart grid, IoT, big data etc. plus some degree of migration – although there will still be a place for legacy. My particular interest is in what will happen to our energy demand, but that is another story….

Stijn Grove

and Managing Director, European Data Centre Association www.eudca.org

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?
SG: A bright future. With the global economy on pace again we see continued growth as data centre sector. Online engagement is growing everywhere. With the development of techniques as IoT, M2M communication we see more and more need for digital infrastructure. Also we see the data centre more as the (cloud)-connectivity platform. Outsourcing on a enterprise and regional scale is als continueing. There is room for new players but we will also see consolidation by mergers and take-overs.

Gerd J. Simon

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?

GS: The future will be bright shining. Data is the sunrise business of today already and in the future. The transformation of our economies and societies to a digital experience has just started, moving our attention to trusted data fabrics and trusted cloud implementations. The degrees of digitalisation in European economies are still very low. We will face several disruptive situations, creating new markets and new market leaders. The path will be at least as moving as Debussy´s “La Mer”.

Gunnar Menzel

Datacloud: What do you see for the future of the industry?

GM: Change is the only constant (Heraclitus, 553BC – 475 BC) and the future of the (IT) Industry is driving and enabling the business and end users to continue to grow and develop further. From and IT perspective this year will be the year of “hybricity”, automation via autonomous teams, and of course “everything as software”.