Programme

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

  • Datacloud Awards 2016
  • 9th Annual Datacloud Awards
    Dinner & Ceremony
  • Le Meridien

    Ruby Wax

    Host for the evening:
    International celebrity, Ms Ruby Wax

  • Venue

  • Poolside Garden
    Le Méridien, Monte Carlo

  • Datacloud Awards Ticket
  • Gold Ticket Holders Only

  • 19:00
  • Reception
  • 19:30
  • Dinner

    Followed by:
    Awards Ceremony (view shortlisted companies)

    European Commission Code of Conduct for Data Centres Awards

    Close of evening.

  • 8th June - Central Theatre

  • 07:45
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • Session Chair
    Steve Wallage

    Steve Wallage
    Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

  • 09:00
  • Opening & Welcome
    Bernard Lecanu

    Bernard Lecanu
    Honorary Chair, European Data Centre Association

  • 09:05
  • Keynote by Schneider Electric
    Colocation: an industry in transformation rising to the challenge of IoT and Cloud computing

    While it is well known that we are in an era where Big Data and IoT are driving data center expansion and this data is typically stored in massive facilities on the outskirts of civilization. What’s not well known is these data centers are not being constructed fast enough to keep up with demand, and that some cloud based applications or services do not meet customer requirements if they are too remote and bogged down with excessive latency. Colocation providers can meet fast, close design and build of large and small data centers at the regional level or at the network edge. This presentation looks at leading technologies and techniques like Lithium-Ion, prefabrication, modularity, Open Compute Architectures, and automated design tools being utilized to bring local capacity on-line fast.

    Mark Bidinger

    Mark Bidinger
    President, Cloud & Service Provider Segment, Schneider Electric

  • 09:30
  • Keynote
    William Barney

    William Barney
    Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange

  • 09:55
  • Global Leadership Roundtable
    Steve Wallage

    Chair: Steve Wallage
    Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

    Eric Schwartz

    Eric Schwartz
    President, EMEA, Equinix

    William Barney

    William Barney
    Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange

    Byrne Murphy

    Byrne Murphy
    Chairman & Founder, DigiPlex

    Hugo Eales

    Hugo Eales
    Chief Financial Officer, Colt

  • 10:25
  • Many clouds, one platform: achieving the promise of cloud-based transformation

    Hybrid cloud resources could revolutionise your organisation. But how do you manage complex public and private clouds, IaaS and SaaS, and internal and external apps to achieve that? Level 3 enables connection, control and optimisation of apps and services through a single platform that’s highly secure, adaptive and cost-effective.

    Andrew Edison

    Andrew Edison
    Senior Vice President, EMEA, Level 3 Communications

  • 10:50
  • Morning Break, Exhibition & Networking Lounges
  • Session Chair
    Alex Rabbetts

    Alex Rabbetts
    Managing Director, MigSolv

  • 11:30
  • Keynote
    Matt Miszewski

    Matt Miszewski
    Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Digital Realty

  • 11:55
  • Move fast, build things with AWS

    Using many case studies, this session will present how companies of all sizes and types are leveraging the Amazon Web Services cloud to transform their infrastructure and their business. First, we will look at how AWS customers are migrating their data and their workloads in a controlled and secure manner. We will then explain how they use the latest Big Data technologies to build smarter applications. Finally, we will present how they are building innovative services thanks to serverless architectures, in order reach new levels of scalability, real-time performance and cost-efficiency.

    Julien Simon

    Julien Simon
    Principal Technical Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

  • 12:20
  • Enterprise Cloud Roundtable: Adopting the Power of Hybrid Cloud

    Getting board-level and senior managers to embrace the potential of cloud
    Making the investment argument: short vs long term budgets
    Where and how can the board add value to supporting cloud implementation
    Examples for successful cloud adoption: Building decision-models to enable leadership
    Project discipline, cost analysis, asset allocation and people: Bringing it all together
    What are the barriers to cloud projects: local vs global impact?

    Thomas Naylor

    Chair: Thomas Naylor
    Director, ENABLEMENT.TECH

    Zaid Ali Kahn

    Zaid Ali Kahn
    Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Architecture & Strategy, LinkedIn

    Suneel Sajnani

    Suneel Sajnani
    SVP - Enterprise Technology, Hearst

    Manish Modi

    Manish Modi
    Director Production Systems Engineering, Facebook

    Kathy Schneider

    Kathy Schneider
    Senior Vice President Product and Marketing - EMEA, Level 3

  • 13:00
  • Lunch, Exhibition & Networking Lounges
  • Session Chair
    Jahrl Stefan Norberg

    Jahrl Stefan Norberg
    Associate Director, abaxum

  • 13:35
  • Lost in Time - How not to survive the next 5 years in Data Center land
    Cole Crawford

    Cole Crawford
    Founder & CEO, Vapor IO

  • 13:55
  • Annual Data Center State of the Market Review

    In this popular annual tour-de-force, Steve Wallage, managing director, BroadGroup Consulting, reviews the data center landscape in Europe and globally. Based on original research for the annual study by BroadGroup Consulting, the review includes market data, market analysis, key players and business models. It also assesses key issues impacting development of the data center market. He explains the potential opportunities open today but also warns of risks in current and future markets and models and forecasts growth for the next 3 years and who will be the winners and losers.

    Steve Wallage

    Steve Wallage
    Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

  • 14:10
  • Global Infrastructure Guest Keynote
    Zaid Ali Kahn

    Zaid Ali Kahn
    Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Architecture & Strategy, LinkedIn

  • 14:35
  • Keynote: Creating the highest value for your data center – based on concrete examples

    Presented by Siemens and Atos

    Laurent Tognazzi

    Laurent Tognazzi
    Global Head Data Center Solutions & Services, Siemens

    Wim Los

    Wim Los
    SVP Head of Technology Transformation Services, Atos Global Managed Services

  • 15:00
  • How to combine business and industry insights with expertise in energy efficiency
    Ghislain Colom

    Ghislain Colom
    Director of Data Center Solutions, ENGIE Cofely

  • 15:15
  • Data Center Risk and Opportunity in Emerging Markets
    Everett Thompson

    Chair: Everett Thompson
    CEO, WiredRE

    Michael Tobin OBE

    Michael Tobin OBE
    Industry Entrepreneur

    Guy Willner

    Guy Willner
    Chairman & CEO, IXcellerate, Moscow

  • 15:35
  • Data Center in the Cloud at the Edge

    The world is digital. With this, across industries, applications are migrating to public and private clouds, and internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content. Yet the criticality of these applications in the cloud depend on the need to maintain or increase availability of IT and its networks. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage are both centralizing in cloud data centers as well as distributing out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. With new forces such as the Internet of Things, technology convergence and increased government regulations on data and security, computing is moving into new and different areas to form to a new hybrid computing ecosystem.

    Greg Jones

    Moderator: Greg Jones
    Director of Business Development, Schneider Electric Global Solutions

    Fabrice Coquio

    Fabrice Coquio
    President, Interxion France

    Knut Molaug

    Knut Molaug
    CEO, Green Mountain Data Centre

    Phill Lawson-Shanks

    Phill Lawson-Shanks
    Chief Architect and VP Innovation, EdgeConneX

  • Session Chair
    Bernard Lecanu

    Bernard Lecanu
    Honorary Chairman, EUDCA

  • 16:00
  • Optimizing data center efficiency - from facility to IT infrastructure
    Urs Iten

    Chair: Urs Iten
    Head Global Portfolio Management, Data Center Solutions & Services, Siemens

    Bertrand Delatte

    Bertrand Delatte
    Head Region Europe, Data Center Solutions & Services, Siemens

    Wim Los

    Wim Los
    SVP Head of Technology Transformation Services, Atos Global Managed Services

    Monika Grass

    Monika Grass
    Consultant, Grass Consulting

    Olivier Lagarde
    Head of Ground Segment IT Infrastructure Research&Technology, Space System, Airbus Defence & Space

  • 16:25
  • Data Center IT Agility and Control

    A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of data center management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO.

    Ajay Garg

    Ajay Garg
    Director of Data Center Solutions, Intel Corporation

  • 16:45
  • Cloud: Financial and Telco
    Richard Hall

    Chair: Richard Hall
    CEO, CloudOrigin

  • 16:45
  • Investing in Growth: deploying capital to support megatrends
    Robin Brown

    Robin Brown
    Vice President, Colt

  • 17:05
  • Cloud disruption in the Financial and Telco Systems
    Juan Pedro Gravel

    Juan Pedro Gravel
    Partner, IT Strategy, Deloitte

  • 17:15
  • Privacy and Security

    A special session assessing security attacks on data centers, dark web and cyber threats, and how within this climate enterprises address outsourcing IT

    Ed Cooke

    Chair: Ed Cooke
    Lawyer, McCarthy Denning

  • 17:15
  • MEP Cybersecurity: An Unprecedented New Threat to Data Centre Security and Operations

    1. Practically every data centre uses either Modbus, BACnet and or SNMP protocols to control and or monitor its critical infrastructure. Systems and devices such as UPS, Cooling control systems, PDUs, Generators, Switchgear, RTUs, lighting and VFDs typically use one or more of these protocols for control, reporting and monitoring.
    2. These protocols are inherently vulnerable to cyber-attacks due to their inherent authentication and encryption flaws. The protocols were written long before cybersecurity was a global concern. Once one of these device types are accessed, including reporting and monitoring devices in addition to the obvious controlled devices, an attacker can shut down equipment or cause it malfunction and cause the data centre to shutdown.
    The regulators on are the case. Pending cybersecurity regulations by the New York State Department of Financial Services requires financial services organizations to address the threat. Everyone will be affected.
    Steps to address the issue will need to cover attacks from within the logically secure perimeter and external access from the internet and other connected networks

    Ed Ansett

    Ed Ansett
    Founder & Chairman, i3 Solutions Group

  • 17:30
  • Presentation: Data privacy, dark web, cyber threats & data center security

    Cloud computing is a force multiplier and the expanding consumer base globally offers cyber criminals both a central pool of victims as well as new avenues to exploit digital resources and evade detection. There are also hidden parts of the Internet known as the ‘deep net’ and beyond that the ‘dark web’ where criminality can be anonymized. The analytical presentation will cover:
    -Anonymous proxies and Bitcoins
    -Anonymising communicative mediums – anoNet, Freenet, Invisible IRC Project, Crowds, Tazan, Invisible ---Internet Project (I2P), The Onion Ring Router (TOR)
    -Highly organized online criminal marketplaces and the vastness of online offending (drug trafficking, contract killing, trading in stolen credit cards, malware distribution, money laundering)
    -Malware and command and control structures in the dark net
    -Laws governing engagement with suspects online which impact the admissibility of evidence and credibility of admissions(entrapment, inducement)

    Cameron Brown

    Cameron Brown
    Independent Cyber Defence Advisor

  • 18:10
  • Close of Theatre
  • 18:30
  • Reception

    Kindly sponsored by Aegis Data – Indigo Terrace, Grimaldi Forum     Aegis Data

  • 8th June - Datacloud Theatre

  • Session Chair
    Richard Stacey

    Richard Stacey
    Data Centre Strategy Consultant, Future Tech

  • 10:30
  • Hybrid Cloud as an enabler for Enterprise Digital Transformation

    A hybrid data center approach often involves a blend of many strategies: leasing data center space, outsourcing some applications to a Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor or disaster recovery (DR) to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, and continuing to update and virtualize their own data center infrastructure and develop an internal cloud. But is this mix of strategies cost effective?
    Why is hybrid cloud a necessity in today’s business?
    Is security in hosted data centers still preventing outsourcing cloud by enterprises?
    What role does public cloud play in enterprise strategies?
    What are the key success factors and the key pitfalls for enterprise hybrid cloud?

    Daniel Beazer

    Chair: Daniel Beazer
    Cloud Partner, BroadGroup

    Neil Cresswell

    Neil Cresswell
    CEO, VIRTUS Data Centres

    Saju Sankarankutty

    Saju Sankarankutty
    Global Head of Cloud & Datacenter Transformation, Infosys

    Andrew Burke

    Andrew Burke
    Vice President Cloud Services, Pearson

    Hans Nijholt

    Hans Nijholt
    Head of Product Management, 1 & 1 Internet

  • 11:05
  • Data Center Contracting and Leasing: trends, issues, blockages

    Data Center Leasing – what are the current trends in the European main markets?
    Brokers – are they adding value?
    Are Cloud Giants using brokers or going directly to the industry?
    Who pays for the broker – the Client or the Data Centre operator?

    Jason O’Conaill

    Chair: Jason O’Conaill
    International Partner, Infinity SDC Ltd (UK)

    Andrew Jay

    Andrew Jay
    Senior Director and Head of Data Centre Solutions, EMEA, CBRE

    Simon Ford

    Simon Ford
    Head of EMEA Data Centre Advisory, Colliers International

    Martin Carroll

    Martin Carroll
    Lead, EMEA Data Centres, Jones Lang Lasalle

    Scott Stein

    Scott Stein
    Vice Chairman, Global Datacenter End-User Specialist, Cushman & Wakefield

  • 11:35
  • Cloud at the Edge – Benefits of Edge Data Centers

    Willie O’Connell will provide an over view of the drivers for Edge Data Centres, examine the challenges that will arise, and introduce the new range of CommScope Micro Modular Data Centres that have been developed to meet these challenges

    William O’Connell

    William O’Connell
    Director Sales, DCOD, Commscope

  • 11:55
  • Data Centers fit for purpose: Edge Data Centers - growth, impact, prospects
    Gerd Simon

    Chair: Gerd Simon
    Independent Consultant

    Phill Lawson-Shanks

    Presentation: Phill Lawson-Shanks
    Chief Architect and VP Innovation, EdgeConneX

    Suyash Sinha

    Suyash Sinha
    CEO, Midfin Systems

    Frank Demonie

    Frank Demonie
    CTO, KBC

  • 12:20
  • Challenges for renewable energy in the data center and how to manage them

    Data center owners and operators face a juggling act: keeping energy and cooling costs in check in today’s fast-paced technology environment, while anticipating future capacity and renewable energy supply. The coming decades promise explosive growth in the use of renewable energy. While the current installed capacity of wind power in the U.S. is less than 5% of total generation, the Department of Energy has set a goal to procure 20% of the total generation from wind power by 2030. The EU has set 20% renewable output by 2020; 48% of Luxembourg power is renewable and Nordic countries can offer 100% renewable energy contracts for data centers. This degree of renewable penetration brings with it major challenges for management and control of the electricity grid as a result of the unpredictable, highly variable nature of renewable energy sources.
    How can data center managers in Europe formulate a sensible renewable energy strategy when the sources remain outside their direct control, primarily because of their enormous capital expense and regulatory impact?
    Can renewables play a role in delivering controllable, uninterruptible power and can they be integrated in a way that enables them to provide added value to the data center?
    What is the best way to buy renewables?
    Will renewables ever meet all the energy needs of a data center?

    Emma Fryer

    Chair: Emma Fryer
    Associate Director, TechUK

    James Wilman

    James Wilman
    CEO, Future Tech

    Dr. Jens Struckmeier

    Dr. Jens Struckmeier
    CTO and Founder, Cloud & Heat Technologies GmbH

    Jaume Salom

    Jaume Salom
    Head of the Thermal Energy and Building Performance Group, IREC

    Maikel Bouricius

    Maikel Bouricius
    Manager Marketing Communications & Collaboration, Green IT Amsterdam

    Adam Rajewski

    Adam Rajewski
    Manager, Data Center Technology, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

  • 12:45
  • Open Standard for Datacenter Availability

    Availability standards for design were pioneered by TIA, TUI and BICSI.
    OSDA , came up to measure availability in a simple way embracing Datacenter innovation, driving towards sustainability and energy efficiency

    Lex Coors

    Lex Coors
    Chief Datacentre Technology and Engineering Officer, Interxion

  • 13:10
  • Lunch
  • Session Chair
    Jahrl Stefan Norberg

    Jahrl Stefan Norberg
    Associate Director, Abaxum

  • 14:20
  • Data Center Location, renewable energy, costs and outlook

    Location matters. As webscale and global corporations seek to achieve security, renewable energy, connectivity, and cost control, location competition has intensified. This session offers a unique panel of location advocates who will pitch for five minutes each, followed by a discussion and Q&A.

    Marion Howard-Healy

    Introduction and Chair: Marion Howard-Healy
    Senior Consultant, BroadGroup

    Dorte Bech Vizard

    Dorte Bech Vizard
    Director, National Danish IPA, Invest in Denmark

    Mats Andersson

    Mats Andersson
    Marketing Director, Lefdal Mine Datacenter AS

    Martin Kipping

    Martin Kipping
    Director for International IT Projects, Rittal

    Garry Connolly

    Garry Connolly
    Founder, Host in Ireland

    Anne Graf

    Anne Graf
    Chief Commercial Officer, The Node Pole

    Khaled Sedrak

    Khaled Sedrak
    CEO,NxtVn

    Tom Kettels

    Tom Kettels
    Chief Business Development Officer LuxConnect S.A.

  • 15:15
  • Site selection and energy considerations
    Francois Sterin

    Francois Sterin
    Director Global Infrastructure, Google

  • 15:35
  • Global M&A for data center and cloud, finance, what’s hot for investors?

    What do some of the more recent M&A moves mean for the data center market?
    How does this impact Telcos?
    Is more M&A to be expected?

    Steve Wallage

    Chair: Steve Wallage
    Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

    Dennis Beeson

    Dennis Beeson
    Vice President, Private Capital, Goldman Sachs

    Stephen Scott

    Stephen Scott
    CEO, Genii Capital

    Tom Phillips

    Tom Phillips
    Investment Director, Downing LLP

    Jonathan Atkin

    Jonathan Atkin
    Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

    Tom Wells

    Tom Wells
    Partner, Arma Partners

  • 16:00
  • Dark Fiber and Connectivity

    Dark Fiber availability in Europe and CEE, Growth Drivers, Pan European ownership, Price comparative analysis and Forward Analysis
    Will private equity opportunity to acquire Dark Fiber networks be likely to increase?
    To what extent is or will Dark Fiber become a wholesale product?
    Online trading of Dark Fiber resources – is this now a reality?
    How can dark fiber become a profitable business for new players without infrastructure?

    Guillaume Soulères

    Introduction and Chair: Guillaume Soulères
    Analyst, Diffraction Analysis

    Ole Edvard Pedersen

    Ole Edvard Pedersen
    Board Advisor, Lynet Internett

    Peter Zwinkels

    Peter Zwinkels
    CCO, Aqua Comms

    Ivan Botta

    Ivan Botta
    CEO, Enter

  • 16:30
  • Afternoon Break
  • Session Chair
    Mark Daley

    Mark Daley
    Director of Corporate Strategy and Development, Epsilon Telecommunications

  • 16:45
  • Build, run and manage cloud-native applications: Next-generation applications and the standards for agility, interoperability and security throughout application lifecycles
    Ed Hoppitt

    Ed Hoppitt
    EMEA Practice Lead, Cloud Native Apps & DevOps, VMware

  • 17:10
  • Building a Direct Digital Silk Road between Asia and Europe
    Jukka-Pekka Joensuu

    Jukka-Pekka Joensuu
    Executive Vice President, Cinia

  • 17:30
  • How the service gap between cloud services and connectivity is closing and what it means to Data Centers and other parties

    Market pressures and industry trends driving cloud access requirements
    Scalable connectivity solutions for securely accessing and interconnecting the cloud
    Is this a build or buy question for Data Centers?
    Who else is driving these requirements?
    Driving growth – further cloud connectivity opportunities of the future

    Mark Daley

    Chair: Mark Daley
    Director of Corporate Strategy and Development, Epsilon Telecommunications

    Ulrich Kohn

    Ulrich Kohn
    Director Technical Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking

    Luigi Vassallo

    Luigi Vassallo
    Head of IT & Infrastructure, VimpelCom

    Jukka-Pekka Joensuu

    Jukka-Pekka Joensuu
    Executive Vice President, Cinia

    Robin Brown

    Robin Brown
    Vice President, Colt

  • 18:00
  • Close of Datacloud Theatre
  • 18:30
  • Reception

    Kindly sponsored by Aegis Data – Indigo Terrace, Grimaldi Forum     Aegis Data

  • 8th June - Africa Theatre

  • 07:45
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Session Chair
    Margrit Sessions

    Margrit Sessions
    Managing Director, Tariff Consulting

  • 10:45
  • Opening & Welcome to Invest in Data Center Africa
  • 10:50
  • Keynote
    Paul-François Cattier

    Paul-François Cattier
    President, Schneider-Electric International

  • 11:15
  • Africa Investment Panel
    Steve Wallage

    Chair: Steve Wallage
    Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

    Joram Sengendo

    Joram Sengendo
    Equity Investments, CDC Group

    German Cufre

    German Cufre
    Principal Investment Officer TMT Africa, World Bank

    Roland Janssens

    Roland Janssens
    Director, Investec Asset Management

    Miguel Granier

    Miguel Granier
    Founder/Director, Invested Development

    Ross Macdonald

    Ross Macdonald
    COO, GDV

    Philip Hobden
    Telecoms, Media and Technology CIB / Executive, Standard Advisory London Limited/A member of Standard Bank Group

  • 11:45
  • Keynote: Africa for Data Centers
    Michael Tobin OBE

    Michael Tobin OBE
    Industry Entrepreneur

  • 12:15
  • Building a new datacenter network in Africa
    Frédéric Bouchez

    Frédéric Bouchez
    Director of Innovation & Marketing, Etix Everywhere

  • 12:40
  • How to succeed a Datacenter Project in Africa?

    Focus on a concrete example : the new Dataxion datacenter of Groupe Poulina

    Christophe Weiss

    Christophe Weiss
    CEO, APL

    Naceur Kchaou

    Naceur Kchaou
    General Manager, DataXion

  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Session Chair
    Monty Munford

    Monty Munford
    Columnist, Forbes and The Telegraph

  • 14:15
  • Africa Data Center Leadership Panel

    The first ever leadership panel for the continent assembles to assess opportunities for data center development and deployment, the challenges of power supply, connectivity and fibre, and assess expansion, identify key locations, investment options and future funding

    Keith Breed

    Introduction and Chair: Keith Breed
    Research Consultant, Tariff Consultancy Ltd

    Ranjith Cherickel

    Ranjith Cherickel
    CEO, icolo.io

    Souheil Ben Salem

    Souheil Ben Salem
    CEO, EO Datacenter

    Narendra Sen

    Narendra Sen
    Managing Director, RackBank Datacenters Pvt Ltd

    Dhaneshwar Damry

    Dhaneshwar Damry
    Chairman and CEO, Bhumishq Holdings

    Amine Kandil

    Amine Kandil
    CEO & Founder, N+ONE DATACENTERS

    Bejoy Nettikadan

    Bejoy Nettikadan
    CEO, NetOne

    Thato Jordan

    Thato Jordan
    ICT Project Coordinator, Botswana Innovation Hub

    Naceur Kchaou

    Naceur Kchaou
    General Manager, DataXion

  • 14:50
  • Africa’s Cables – A surge in connectivity for the continent?
    Paul Brodsky

    Paul Brodsky
    Senior Analyst, TeleGeography

  • 15:15
  • Prefabricated Data Centers
    Jos Baart

    Jos Baart
    Vice President Sales and Marketing, Flexenclosure

  • 15:35
  • End user data center perspective
    Gerhard Nel

    Gerhard Nel
    Product Manager: Africa Data Centres, Standard Bank of South Africa

  • 15:55
  • Creating Cyber Cities
    Yaw Owusu

    Yaw Owusu
    Managing Director, Ghana Cyber City

  • 16:15
  • Afternoon Break, Exhibition & Networking Lounges
  • 16:45
  • Investing in Digital Parks
    Alan Boshwaen

    Alan Boshwaen
    Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Innovation Hub

  • 17:05
  • Africa cloud adoption: CIO challenges and perspectives
    Prof Ouafa Kathir

    Prof Ouafa Kathir
    Vice President, ICT Mosaic

  • 17:25
  • Africa’s Digital Future – Next Steps? Panel Discussion
    Monty Munford

    Chair: Monty Munford
    Columnist, Forbes and The Telegraph

    Paul-François Cattier

    Paul-François Cattier
    President, Schneider-Electric International

    Alan Boshwaen

    Alan Boshwaen
    Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Innovation Hub

    Roland Janssens

    Roland Janssens
    Director, Investec Asset Management

    Keith Breed

    Keith Breed
    Research Consultant, Tariff Consultancy Ltd

  • 17:45
  • Close of Invest in Data Center Africa
  • 18:30
  • Reception

    Kindly sponsored by Aegis Data – Indigo Terrace, Grimaldi Forum     Aegis Data

  • 8th June - Workshop Theatre

  • 11:30
  • BICSI Workshop
    BICSI
    Barry Shambrook

    Barry Shambrook
    Managing Director, Tuckers Consultancy

    Nelson Farfán

    Nelson Farfán
    IT Infrastructure Specialist, BICSI

  • 12:30
  • Presentation on the EU Data Centre Code of Conduct latest results
    European Commission JRC
    Paolo Bertoldi

    Paolo Bertoldi
    Director General, JRC, European Commission

  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Executive decision making tools for improving data center portfolio investment decisions

    Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. For most enterprises, information technology Platforms, Processes and People supporting them consume an increasing share of budgets and management time. Making the right decisions on where and how to deploy resources makes a direct impact on the outcome – success or failure. This workshop will provide you with an approach to making those key decisions and a set of tools that allow you to develop specific responses to varying organizational needs.

    Attend the session if you are interested in improving your critical decisions.
    Book your seat today as spaces will be limited.

    Uptime Institute
    Fred Dickerman

    Workshop Leader: Fred Dickerman
    SVP Management Services, Uptime Institute

  • 15:30
  • Close of Uptime Institute Workshop
  • 15:45
  • Presentation: Data Center R&D Facility in North Sweden

    The Nodepole region in Northern Sweden has attracted a number of data-centers due to its favorable climate conditions and stable hydro-based electricity supply. To support the industry cluster and the academic research a multi-purpose datacenter test facility has been designed and the first room-in-room module is up and running. We will present the technical details of the two first modules and the plans for a mega-scale research facility. Measurement done in the first modules and projects to address a number of industry challenges will be presented to show possible use of the test and research facility by industry.

    SICS Swedish ICT

    Jonas Gustafsson
    Operations Manager, SICS North Swedish ICT AB

  • 16:20
  • How can ICT data centre infrastructure keep up with the growth and demand for digital innovation?

    More video is uploaded to YouTube every month than can be constantly streamed for 300 years. To support IOT growth by 2020, an estimated 4000 new data centres at 50MW each will be needed to house the 400 million servers - that's 200GW! The requirement for data centre infrastructure to meet this digital demand has become even more crucial.
    Yet, The Green Grid's recent research discovered that nearly half of IT decision makers do not define energy efficiency objectives, reducing their ability to understand the overall impact of their data centres - especially in the face of growing technological advances.
    The Green Grid will conclude with past and ongoing projects on how we can overcome this challenge.

    Simon Brady

    Simon Brady
    Chairman EMEA Liaison Work Group, The Green Grid

  • 18:30
  • Reception

    Kindly sponsored by Aegis Data – Indigo Terrace, Grimaldi Forum     Aegis Data

  • 9th June - Central Theatre

  • Session Chair
    Tim Anker

    Tim Anker
    Founder and Director, The Colocation Exchange (Colo-X) and Crosspoint Colocation

  • 09:30
  • Europe Colocation and Hosting Business Roundtable

    Colocation is an established business model of choice for many enterprises: controllable operational expenditure, focus on supporting the business and its customers - not the facility, ability to scale the IT environment to align with the business over the contract duration, and enable the increasingly requested physical security audit. Companies are no longer viewing colocation services as just space, power and cooling but seeking a vendor that can provide a data center solution.
    Where is the demand in 2016 coming from? How will this change over the next 2 years?
    How to provide a solution to embrace the migration to cloud?
    What is the trend in power densities being demanded? How is that expected to change?

    Tim Anker

    Chair: Tim Anker
    Founder and Director, The Colocation Exchange (Colo-X) and Crosspoint Colocation

    Alex Rabbetts

    Alex Rabbetts
    Managing Director, MigSolv

    David Hammer

    David Hammer
    CEO, Dataspace

    Apostolos Kakkos

    Apostolos Kakkos
    Chairman & CEO, LAMDA HELLIX

    Eddie Kilbane

    Eddie Kilbane
    CEO, DataPlex

    Gisle M. Eckhoff

    Gisle M. Eckhoff
    Chief Executive Officer, DigiPlex

    Greg McCulloch

    Greg McCulloch
    CEO, Aegis Data

  • 10:05
  • Japan’s Data Center Market
    Tom Misaki

    Tom Misaki
    Senior Researcher, NRI - Nomura Research Institute

  • 10:25
  • OCP and the move to open source for data centers

    Open Compute project is changing the data center architecture for Internet Giant, major Cloud services and Enterprise companies. Schneider Electric will propose an overview of what OCP stands for, what does this mean, who are the leaders, what typical architectures and benefits are expected from this evolution. It will also suggest potentials for the Colocation market: what is applicable (and what is not) for which demand, what is changing with associated advantages and limits. This presentation should help Colocation players to better integrate this technology evolution in their business to continue to pave the way of the data center market.

    Brice Martinot-Lagarde

    Brice Martinot-Lagarde
    Global Solution Architect, Cloud & Service Providers Segment, Schneider Electric

  • 11:00
  • Opensource

    Today, open source is a key technology driver and its adoption worldwide is ubiquitous. Organizations rely on open source to innovate, to reduce development costs and to speed time to market. Nonetheless, important questions remain about open source management, security, policies and procedures, and governance.
    How concerned should data center operators be about DevOps?
    How will software-enabled IT automation make services at global scale possible and what resources will be needed?
    Will the networking ecosystem shift entirely to one that is compute and software-based?
    In transitioning to webscale infrastructure, what gaps cannot currently be filled by open source?

    Jan Wiersma

    Introduction and Chair: Jan Wiersma
    Vice President Cloud, SDL

    Gunnar Menzel

    Gunnar Menzel
    Vice President & Chief Architect Officer, Capgemini Infra

    Mariano Cunietti

    Mariano Cunietti
    Chief Technology Officer, Enter

    Grant Kirkwood

    Grant Kirkwood
    CTO & Founder, Unitas Global

  • 11:30
  • Data Centers implementation: Short and long term key attractive factors
    André Rouyer

    Chair: André Rouyer
    Délégué Marché Data Centers, Gimélec

    Xavier Mercier

    Xavier Mercier
    Marketing Director, Socomec

    Damien Giroud

    Damien Giroud
    Data Center Solutions Director France, Schneider Electric

    Fabrice Coquio

    Fabrice Coquio
    President, Interxion France

    Marie Chabanon

    Marie Chabanon
    Director Lyon Operations, APL

    Audrey Massols

    Audrey Massols
    Strategic Projects Director, Business France

  • 12:00
  • Direct vs indirect evaporative cooling - which is right for you?

    A guide to direct and indirect solutions based on location and end user priorities.

    John Pettitt

    John Pettitt
    Data Centre Key Account Manager, Munters

  • 12:30
  • Data Centre Evolution Driving Change in 2016 - What Does it Mean to you?

    Data centres have evolved beyond recognition with new technology, systems and processes being introduced at breakneck speed. The fundamentals however remain the same. Availability, scalability and efficiency continue to be core requirements for high availability data centres especially as more organisation leverage technology platforms to drive product and service differentiation.This session examines the data centre Tier accreditations and Facilities and Management & Operations and how they support new and existing business models.

    Phil Collerton

    Phil Collerton
    Managing Director, The Uptime Institute

  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • Session Chair
    Gerd Simon

    Gerd Simon
    Independent Consultant

  • 13:45
  • Presentation
    Sebastian Ritz

    Sebastian Ritz
    CEO, Innovo-cloud GmbH

    Jason Rylands

    Jason Rylands
    Head of Data Center System - International Projects, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

  • 14:00
  • There's more to it! A creative look at data centers

    Ivan Sergejev

    Ivan Sergejev
    Co-Founder, Project Rhizome

  • 14:10
  • BIM + Data Centers: How BIM benefits operators, designers & builders

    Märten Kaldamäe

    Märten Kaldamäe
    co-founder & CEO, Data Center Estonia

  • 14:20
  • Fredrik Forslund

    Fredrik Forslund
    Director, Cloud & Data Center Erasure Solutions, Blancco Technology Group

  • 15:00
  • Close of Theatre
  • 9th June - Datacloud Theatre

  • Session Chair
    João Marques Lima

    João Marques Lima
    News Reporter, CBR

  • 09:30
  • Preparing for exponential data generation by the Auto Sector

    Smart Citizens will generate relentless streams of data in the coming years as IoT deployment cascades across many aspects of everyday life. Autos represent a key vertical which is likely to generate massive data: Vehicle to Vehicle communications (V2V) will enable cars to broadcast real time their position, speed, and other data to other vehicles within its vicinity. Leading to life-changing driverless cars, V2V will create accurate maps, provide intelligent cruise control, anticipate problems, and help to avoid accidents. What cloud and data center strategies will be or are being deployed to contend with the new car tsunami?

    João Marques Lima

    Chair: João Marques Lima
    News Reporter, CBR

    Niels Haverkorn

    Niels Haverkorn
    Vice President Connected Solutions,Volvo CE

    Kasey Shah

    Kasey Shah
    Chief Enterprise Architect & Strategist, Nissan

    Mark Howell

    Mark Howell
    Global IT Facilities Process Improvement Manager, Ford Motor Company

  • 10:00
  • Cloud Gaming
    Daniel Beazer

    Chair: Daniel Beazer
    Cloud Partner, BroadGroup

    Hussein Chahine

    Hussein Chahine
    Founder & CEO, Yazino

  • 10:25
  • Where Cloud and Policy collide – European and International Perspective
    Sue Daley

    Introduction and Chair: Sue Daley
    Head of Programme Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Mobile, techUK

    Carl-Christian Buhr

    Carl-Christian Buhr
    Member of the Cabinet of Mr Phil Hogan, European Commission

  • 10:50
  • Cloud - Disruptive Innovation in Europe
    Daniel Beazer

    Introduction and Chair: Daniel Beazer
    Cloud Partner, BroadGroup

    Diego Cabezudo

    Diego Cabezudo
    CEO and Co-founder, Gigas

    Colin Humphreys

    Colin Humphreys
    CTO, Cloud, Pivotal

    Robert Jenkins

    Robert Jenkins
    CEO, CloudSigma

    Paul Benoit

    Paul Benoit
    Founder & CEO, Qarnot Computing

  • 11:20
  • Innovation: Hosting the Sky: Commercial opportunities for vertical markets using earth observation data

    An innovative cloud services provider brings together the concepts of big data and cloud, Cloud Sigma works directly with the European Space Agency and others to host large scale earth observation data sets within an on-demand elastic computing environment of its public cloud. Services include commercial threat monitoring for Real Estate owners, insurance companies, oil and gas pipeline owners, public infrastructure services, agricultural futures firms, and transportation operators. Customers can spin up cloud servers and access petabytes of detailed earth observation data hosted in a high performance environment backed by a commercial SLA. Customers can in turn build out commercial services based on the data received.

    Robert Jenkins

    Robert Jenkins
    CEO, CloudSigma

  • 11:40
  • Enterprise challenges to the data center as a building block for cloud infrastructure

    Most new large-scale data center deployments by webscale companies are designed with the principles of cloud compute at the forefront including self-service and automated provisioning, virtualization and metering or chargeback. Yet existing enterprise IT data center infrastructure is often found wanting as companies grapple with the transformation to cloud.
    Which cloud solution is best?
    How will the design and technology requirements for building a cloud change?

    Ed Ansett

    Chair: Ed Ansett
    Founder and Chairman, i3 Solutions Group

    Eero Lindqvist

    Eero Lindqvist
    Senior Manager Enterprise Business, Sonera

    Oezcan Ekice

    Oezcan Ekice
    Vice President, Rittal

    Edward Slade

    Edward Slade
    CIO, Tysers

  • 12:15
  • Smart Cities Symposium

    Faster time to market, scale, reduction in Opex, high density and modular are demanded as data center design re-orientates towards new methodologies in designing and building compute facilities. Enabling M2M communications as IoT scales up, facilitating 100GigE connections, or provisioning private and hybrid cloud computing deployments all lead to the need to re-architect Next Gen data centers. How will new hyperconverged data centers be right sized, architected and built? What is the new paradigm for a hyperconverged environment that is efficient, scalable, and cloud-ready? How will complexity in network elements be minimised but transform network security and manage massive data loads with automation and pre-defined software?

    David Prior

    Introduction and Chair: David Prior
    Founder and CTO, Resilio Ltd

    Sauro Vicini

    Sauro Vicini
    Member of the Executive Board, Fondazione Cluster Smart Cities - Reg. Lombardia

    Lluís Sanz Marco

    Lluís Sanz Marco
    Director of Corporate Information, Institut Municipal d'Informàtica

  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • Session Chair
    Jerome Le Bourgeois

    Jerome Le Bourgeois
    Data Center Specialist, JLBdata

  • 13:45
  • Human importance to the availability, energy efficiency and security of data centers

    The availability of data centres is classified by Tier. However 48% of data centres outages are due to human error. Moreover only 34% of data center managers think that best practice is utilized in their data center design (Ponemon INSTITUTE).
    This presentation, based on real case studies will focus on the importance of the level of training and procedures for all IT operations, general services and data center operators, and the importance of communication between them. Without the establishment of procedures, the levels of availability, security and energy efficiency are not met.

    Jerome Le Bourgeois

    Jerome Le Bourgeois
    Data Center Specialist, JLBdata

  • 14:15
  • Presentation
    Jerome Gremaud

    Jerome Gremaud
    Sales Engineer Datacenter, Jerlaure

    Antony Moret

    Antony Moret
    Climate Design Engineer, Jerlaure

  • 14:30
  • Close of Theatre