Programme

  • 10:00
  • Enterprise Cloud Forum

    Enterprise Cloud Forum
    Location: Monte Carlo Bay Hotel
    Open to Platinum Ticket holders

    Taking place the day before The Datacloud Europe 2018 Congress on the 12th of June.
    This newly relaunched forum will welcome an exclusive host of speakers representing
    leading end-users from a range of growth verticals. These pioneering case studies and
    panels will cover the challenges and opportunities within the enterprise sector.

    The Enterprise Cloud Forum will take place in the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and be open to
    Platinum Ticket holders only. Limited to an exclusive audience of 200 the day will run from 10am-4pm.

    Opening keynote from Dean Nelson, Head of Compute, Uber.

  • 16:00
  • Close of Enterprise Cloud Forum
  • Datacloud Awards 2018

    11th Datacloud Awards Dinner & Ceremony
    Location: Salles Des Etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Open to Platinum and Gold Ticket holders – Black Tie

  • 18:30
  • Gala Reception kindly hosted by Vertiv
  • 19:45
  • Awards Dinner
  • 21:30
  • Close of Awards
  • Ellie Taylor

    Host for evening: award winning comedian, Ellie Taylor

  • Venue: Le Meridien Beach Plaza

  • 09:00
  • Huawei ISP Summit

    Huawei         Intel

  • 13th June - Datacloud Europe - Central Theatre – Critical Infrastructure Strategy

  • Chair: Spencer Kelly, Presenter, BBC Click
  • 08:30
  • Registration Opens
  • 09:15
  • Data Center Global Leadership Panel

    Leaders from across the global data center and cloud industry discuss the latest trends, technologies and strategies for the region’s industry. Analysing the completive landscape, views on infrastructure trends, emerging technologies and key developments to watch to define future market strategy.
    Chair: Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

  • 10:10
  • The Infrastructure Masons Panel

    Dean Nelson, Head of Compute, Uber
    Curt Belusar, iMasons Advisory Council

  • 11:00
  • Coffee Break
  • 12:30
  • Keynote Presentation
  • 11:50
  • Beyond Traditional Infrastructure Deployment

    Agility has become key to any enterprise success, time to market and ability to react swiftly to external changes is often the difference between success and failure. The reality is, this is primarily a question of agility for IT infrastructure demand and budget. How can enterprises and suppliers best work in tandem to manage innovative demands and assets across a hybrid infrastructure environment?

  • 12:10
  • European Data Center Leadership Panel

    Leaders from the coal-face of Europe’s data center and cloud infrastructure leadership analyse growth drivers in the region, the impact of new regulation and emerging technologies and sset their sights on the future of the European data center sector.
    Régis Castagné, Managing Director – Southern Europe, Equinix
    Rob Coupland, Managing Director, EMEA, Digital Realty
    Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS Data Centres
    Detlef Spang, CEO, Colt Data Centre Services

  • 12:40
  • Whitepaper Presentation
  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Afternoon Keynote
  • 14:20
  • Whitepaper Presentation
  • 14:40
  • Whitepaper Presentation
  • 15:00
  • Finding Your Edge – What is the Impact of Emergent IT Infrastructure and Technologies on Existing Compute Delivery Models?

    Edge computing is heralded as the next great step in digital innovation and consumption, bringing compute capacity closer to the point of the source, away from centralized nodes to the logical extremes of a network. Our panel will discuss what this means for data center and cloud infrastructure and how we must rethink existing paradigms of compute delivery and infrastructure ownership and responsibilities.
    Mervyn Kelly, Marketing Director, EMEA, Ciena
    Detlef Spang, CEO, Colt Data Centre Services

  • 15:30
  • When the clouds part: How to better manage mixed data center environments

    Does the shift from on-premise, private clouds to co-location and public/hybrid clouds demand more visibility and operational control than you think you can deliver? Fortunately, data center management tools keep a vigil on power, thermal consumption, server health, and utilization, allowing better control no matter your cloud’s shape. In this session, learn how DCM enables real-time monitoring and precise management to lower operational costs and optimize infrastructure for today even as you’re forecasting for tomorrow.
    Jeff Klaus , GM, Data Center Management Solutions, Intel

  • 15:50
  • Coffee Break
  • 16:20
  • Internet Exchange Panel – Exploring the Industry Trends and Strategies

    Chair: Kurt-Erik Lindqvist, CMO, LINX; Chairman of the Board, Euro-IX
    Thomas King, Chief Innovation Officer, DE-CIX
    John Souter, CEO, LINX – The London Internet Exchange

  • 16:50
  • The Future Data Center – How is The Data Center Ecosystem Evolving?

    Emergent technologies place and increasing burden on legacy data center and cloud infrastructure. AI, edge computing, IoT, crypto-mining, among others, have all appeared to place unique burdens on existing infrastructure. How have data center design and technologies evolved to account for new compute demands?
    Mike Byrnes, Director - Cloud & Data Center Sales & Services, EMEA, Eaton Electrical
    Amy Daniell, Director – Mission Critical, EMEA&I Region, AECOM
    Ed Galvin, CEO, DC Byte

  • 17:20
  • End of Day One
  • 13th June - Datacloud Europe - Theatre 2 – Finance, Investment and Regulation

  • Chair: Michael Tobin, OBE, Industry Entrepreneur
  • 11:30
  • State of the Colocation Market Review

    An exploration of the key colocation markets and players in the past 12 months – key trends, developments, market drivers and predictions for the year ahead.
    Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

  • 11:50
  • Developing France as a Data Center Hub

    After London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, can Paris become the new attractive hub for the cloud giants and their European strategies?

  • 12:30
  • Building the Edge: Convergence in TMT Infrastructure Investment

    The increasing deployment of IoT and ‘connected everything’ has seen the rise to prominence of edge computing to drive compute efficiency at all levels of the network. This increasingly necessitates a holistic view of data center, small cell, tower and fibre infrastructure to ensure the infrastructure is I place to meet the demands of big data in all its definitions.
    Jon Mauck, Managing Director and Operating Partner Data Centers, Digital Colony/Digital Bridge

  • 12:50
  • Investment and M&A Pt. I – Deals and Drivers in IT Infrastructure

    Recent years have seen unprecedented M&A activity in the data center infrastructure landscape. Our panel take a critical look at the emerging picture considering some of the key deals we have observed, market valuation and portfolio development. How do business models impact the attractiveness of a deal? Are we converging toward a tightly consolidated market? What is the future for independent or small data centers?
    Chair: Miles Loo, EVP, Newmark Knight Frank
    Hossein Fateh, Principal, Cloud HQ
    Jeff Ferry, VP, Goldman Sachs
    Jonathan Schildkraut, Chief Strategy Officer, CyrusOne

  • 13:20
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Investment and M&A Pt. II – Appetite and Market Security

    In the second part of our focus on M&A and investment trends in IT infrastructure we will hear more from the funds and investors behind the deals. What are financial partners looking for in deal opportunities? What are their perspectives on market consolidation? And in what investment opportunities and geographies do they see the most opportunity going forward?
    Chair: Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting
    Ralph Choufani, Principal, Abry Partners
    Christian Mouchbahani, Managing Partner, M Capital Group
    Robin Brown, Head of TMT M&A, BDO Corporate Finance
    Tammo Bünnemeyer, Managing Director, Greenhill & Co. Europe LLP
    Sicco Boomsma, Director SF Telecom Media Technology, ING

  • 14:30
  • Investing In Emerging Markets

    The spread of connectivity across the globe has seen an increasing appetite for and requirement of data center and cloud services. Our panel will explore emerging markets, such as Africa, China and India, among others at various stages of maturity, analysing the nuances of each market, capacity, investment potential and risk.
    Chair: Michael Tobin, OBE, Industry Entrepreneur
    Paul-Francois Cattier, President Francophone Africa, Schneider Electric
    Guy Willner, Founder and CEO, IXcellerate
    Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne

  • 15:00
  • Focus on Asia: Exploring Infrastructure Development and Investment

    Asia stands as the world’s economic powerhouse, and the fastest growing data center market globally. Booming economies are driving industry and consumer demand for data center and cloud infrastructure. Our panel discusses some of the key market characteristics, opportunities and share their experiences of operating in the region.

  • 15:30
  • Data Center Location Strategy and Support

    The decision behind where to deploy data center assets is critical to the success of any project. Questions of land cost, power availability, access, latency, security all immediately spring to mind. Add to this the increasing interest of regional governments to develop themselves as IT hubs and the requirement to be seen to be a ‘good neighbour’ – the considerations are enormous. Our experts explore these factors and more.
    Steen Hommel, Director, Invest in Denmark
    Tom Kettels, Chief Business Development Officer, LuxConnect

  • 16:00
  • Coffee Break
  • 16:20
  • Building the Future - Analysing Data Center and Infrastructure Construction Projects

    An opportunity to explore the profile of recently announced data center projects, delving into the project specifications, market profile and stage of development and funding.

  • 16:40
  • Workforce Focus - Diversity and Inclusion

    Engineering industries are facing a global workforce crisis. Competition between high-tech industries and a limited qualified quality talent pool have though perhaps come at a fortuitous moment, forcing the industry to consider what is traditionally a male dominated industry. How can stakeholders best demonstrate their commitment to workforce development? What are the evolving skills requirements? How best to approach recruitment, training and retention of a modern workforce?
    Chair: Peter Hannaford, Founder and CEO, Datacenter People
    Dr Theresa Simpkin, Higher and Further Education Principal, CNet Training

  • 17:10
  • The Changing Face of the Data Center Engineer

    In the short history of the data center infrastructure sector, the skillset required to build and maintain mission critical infrastructure has evolved and expanded exponentially. The diversity of technical education needed requires focused continuous education to ensure uptime and delivery of compute services.

  • 17:30
  • End of Day One
  • 14th June - Datacloud Europe - Central Theatre – The Edge Forum

  • 10:00
  • Keynote Presentation
  • 10:20
  • IoT – Current trends, enterprise adoption and potential challenges

    IoT (industrial and commercial) will be the key driver in edge computing. As IoT devices proliferate, so to will demands on edge networks as they are pushed to adapt to unique data, latency and connectivity compute requirements. Here we will explore current IoT deployments, their characteristics and the underlying infrastructure to support these.
    Mike McBride, Sr Director of Innovation & Strategy, Huawei Technologies
    Teresa Tung, Managing Director, Accenture Labs

  • 11:00
  • Security in a Changing IT Infrastructure Landscape Panel – The Impact of Edge and IoT/IIoT

    Attacks on IT infrastructure regularly make their way into the headlines, from DDoS to full system shutdowns and data breaches. How are emerging technologies exposing further risk in critical infrastructure and what tools and technologies are in deployment to combat these?
    Alessandro Perilli, GM, Management Strategy, Red Hat Inc.
    Frank Michaud, Co-Chair Security Working Group, OpenFog Consortium

  • 11:30
  • Cloud Deployments and the Impact of Edge

    Cloud computing moved compute away from on-premise enterprise data centers, a trend that has continued to see workload moved to cloud and transform the delivery and deployment of compute resources. Will edge computing lead to a further decentralization of compute as data center operators are able to deploy to more locations and compute capacity is pushed out to the logical extremes of the network? Will edge consume the cloud?

  • 11:50
  • How important to Edge is an interconnection oriented architecture?

    As edge computing pushes compute capacity to the logical extremes of the network, connectivity between different devices, applications and ecosystems will become vital and with it a sustainable application performance interface strategy. Explore how enterprise should approach API development to untangle this web to map to internal technology infrastructure.
    Frank Michaud, Co-Chair Security Working Group, OpenFog Consortium
    Flavio Bonomi, Founder and CEO, Nebbiolo Technologies
    Sabine Sitterli, Regional vice President of EMEA, Network Infrastructure, Akamai Technologies

  • 12:10
  • Coming back down from the Clouds – What have we Learnt from Datacloud Europe 2018?

    In our closing forum we draw together experts from across the data center and cloud value chain to hear their perspective on the presentations, debates and discussions at Datacloud Europe – in and outside the conference. Can we already hear the sound of bubbles popping? And is it champagne or another burst dream?
    Michael Tobin, OBE, Industry Entrepreneur

  • 12:30
  • Close of Conference and Networking Lunch
  • 14th June - Datacloud Europe - Theatre 2 – Critical Infrastructure Strategy

  • 10:00
  • Data Center technologies for the data explosion in traditional industries

    Data processing is growing around the globe due to increased use of digitalization in products, services and business processes. The use of 5G, IoT, machine learning and automation in the traditional industry will lead to a network of distributed compute power. Industries and society will accelerate offerings and services with AI, Artificial Intelligence. It requires data collection, aggregation, real-time analytics, control loops and background batch processing. It will be a competitive advantage to excel in machine learning for products and services. Centrally in the network the mega-size datacenters will be placed close to inexpensive renewable power production. In society centers there will be mid-sized datacenters and on the edge of the network in malls, in arenas, by highways, on city streets and at industry plants it will be small sized compute containers. All of them need to be well integrated in the electrical and thermal grids and optimized for low overhead maximizing compute per kWh. This leads to a diverse set of requirements on design and operations. Autonomous operation, software resiliency, liquid cooling, heat re-use applications and datacenter micro grid integration are key areas.
    Tor Björn Minde, CEO RISE SICS North and Head of Research Strategy, Ericsson

  • 10:20
  • Cooling And Energy Efficiency Strategies

    Power consumption and management is a perennial issue for the data center sector. Architectures of increasingly dense capability are putting pressure on power and cooling infrastructure, while energy regulation and oversight have cast the public eye on the sector’s consumption and continue to place pressure on energy strategy. Our panel explores latest developments and technologies impacting and enabling the efficient use of power and cooling assets.
    Markus Ehrström, Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
    Jon Pettitt, VP, Munters

  • 11:00
  • Establishing a Data Center and Cloud Brand

    The data center sector has grown from an industry of secretive concrete bunkers and server rooms to vast palaces to the internet and data economy. Our panel explores how these factories of the digital age have risen to become big brands and the realities of developing managing the data center brand as it rises to prominence not just in our own niche sector, but in the public perception.

  • 12:30
  • Close of Conference and Networking Lunch

Please note the programme is subject to further updates. Thank you.