Programme

  • 5th June - Datacloud Global Congress - Central Theatre

  • 09:10
  • Opening Keynote Presentation
  • 09:30
  • Datacloud Global Congress Global Leadership Panel

    Our panel of global leaders in the mission-critical infrastructure landscape discuss some of the key trends, technologies and challenges in the global market.

  • 10:00
  • The Death of the Data Center

    Hyperbole aside, there is a long-term trend away from on-premise data centers, with colocation, hosting and cloud all acting as alternatives to the traditional enterprise data center, enabling capacity based ion business needs rather than physical location. Here we explore key trends in data center service provision, the strategic implications of different models and whether there is still a role for the on-premise data center.

  • 10:30
  • Managing a Diverse Digital Ecosystem

    The development of edge architecture, deployments and ‘things’ is evolving the landscape as it draws a greater diversity of ‘things’ that directly impact business operations and strategies. Managing a diverse infrastructure and network environment effectively will become increasingly critical.

  • 11:00
  • Morning Coffee Break
  • 11:30
  • Network Agility & Resilience

    Cloud services, IoT, edge services – all ultimately underpinned by the network. Demand and pressure on network provision is set grow exponential in the coming years with the advents of 5G, maturity of cloud services and devices. Here we will explore how automation and analytics tools and technologies are enabling future networks and the pivotal role they play in the move to digital enterprises and industry 4.0.

  • 12:00
  • Application Centric Infrastructure and Serverless Computing

    While serverless computing does not do away with servers, its promise is to eliminate the need for infrastructure management and provision – in theory opening a more agile approach to service requirements and resourcing, placing more of an emphasis on API and SLA management. While current adoption is low, significant deployments are predicted by 2020 and understanding how, when and why to implement serverless strategies is critical.

  • 12:30
  • Infrastructure Everywhere – Preparing for Global Enablement

    While very few infrastructures are truly global, the concept of global infrastructure is a strategy under increasing scrutiny. Global enterprises need to scrutinise and work with their core partners under tight budgets and cost pressures. Here we explore the key factors to consider when engaging with service providers to ensure they are delivering business value and how best to collaborate to ensure current and future requirements are met.

  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Afternoon Keynote Presentation
  • 14:30
  • Delivering a Connected Society – How Can Industry and Government Cooperate to Deliver Future Infrastructure?

    The importance of connectivity to a functioning society and economic competitiveness is unquestioned, however at times, governmental and industry objectives can appear to be in conflict. How can both sides best work to ensure the successful development of infrastructure ready for the digitally connected society of the future?

  • 15:00
  • Global Network Development and Connectivity Analysis - Are Technology Infrastructures Ready to Integrate 5G Solutions?

    Emerging technologies are enabling agility in enterprise activity and end-user behaviour. Global economic development, a rising global middle class and a proliferation of devices are all placing burdens on existing connectivity infrastructure. Technologies such as IoT, AI, edge computing and 5G provide both a potential solution and further burden on widely dispersed networks. How will network infrastructure need to evolve to support this demand?

  • 15:50
  • Afternoon Coffee Break
  • 16:00
  • The Digital Enterprise and the Path to Industry 4.0

    Digital technologies have become integral to almost all industry verticals in today’s business landscape. And the landscape of tools and technologies available for enterprises to embark on their digital strategy is expanding every day. Digital strategy is a requirement to maintain competitive and also requires a rethink of existing strategies. Here we explore best practice for developing and implementing a digital transformation and how to maximise the return on the significant investment this can require.

  • 16:30
  • Simplifying the Data Center – A Move to Standardisation?

    While the data center remains too complex an environment for full standardisation of equipment, there is a desire for simplification. Is there an opportunity for consistency across data center builds and components? Can regional differences be accommodated whilst still keeping systems simple and costs down – shortening delivery and deployment and simplifying service and maintenance?

  • 17:00
  • End of Day One
  • 5th June - Datacloud Global Congress - Theatre 2

  • 11:00
  • Morning Coffee Break
  • 11:30
  • Global Colocation Market Analysis

    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. What are we seeing in key markets across the globe, and what does this tell us about global requirements and buying trends?

  • 12:00
  • Developing Digital Hubs – Analysing Success Stories from Across the Globe

    Silicon Valley, the Dulles Corridor in North America, the FLAP markets in Europe and Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong in Asia – all are cited as key data center and digital hubs and examples of the infrastructure required to fuel our digital economy. What made these locations so attractive? Was it industrial, economic, political support, or a happy confluence of coinciding factors? How can markets looking to develop their attractiveness as digital infrastructure locations distinguish themselves? And what are the next digital hubs?

  • 12:30
  • The Future Workforce for the Data Center of Tomorrow (and Today)

    Workforce sustainability is a topic that has been under the microscope across engineering verticals for many years, but as demand continues to outstrip supply, without a conclusive solution in sight. Increasingly automated and intelligent systems can ease the problem, but how are individual organisations and the industry as a whole working to engage the future workforce? Further, as trends such as edge technologies and services evolve the nature of mission critical infrastructure, what is the impact on skill and training requirements?

  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Data Center Infrastructure Deployment – Site Selection Considerations

    The exponential demand for data center infrastructure, has seen an almost unabated boom in construction projects across the globe as eager investment seeks to meet seemingly insatiable demand’. However, with competition high, an understanding of what makes a successful project is key. Here we explore the fundamental questions and strategy that need to be asked when embarking on such a project.

  • 14:30
  • Efficiency Challenges and Opportunities in Data Center Operations

    Power and cooling infrastructure are a perennial focus when it comes to uptime in the data center. As server and compute demands have evolved, supporting infrastructure is also under pressure to keep pace. Here we explore how the evolution of the data center as whole is influencing the technological development and deployment of power and cooling technologies and what needs to be taken into account to ensure infrastructure can meet future demands.

  • 15:00
  • Building Sustainability into Data Center Design and Operation

    Efficient use of resources has always be keen to the running and TCO of data center infrastructure. However, as data centers have risen in profile so too has their position as large energy consumers, adding a CSR element to business operational imperatives. How can data centers position themselves as good environmental citizens? What is the real impact of heat recycling, grid and utility integration and renewable energy sourcing? Is there active collaboration between data centers and energy/utility providers? Does legislation recognise the reality of data center energy consumption? And beyond good publicity, what is the business advantage of going ‘green’?

  • 15:50
  • Afternoon Coffee Break
  • 17:00
  • End of Day One
  • 6th June - Datacloud Global Congress - Central Theatre

  • 10:00
  • Day Two Opening Keynote
  • 10:30
  • The Data Center, Cloud, The Edge and 5G – Opportunities and Bottlenecks (and Overpromising)

    The interplay between the core and the edge has been one of some discussion in recent years, as incumbent infrastructure providers and customers explore edge technologies will influence their existing strategies. The potential promise of 5G has seemingly only further muddied the waters. Here we seek to explore the reality on the ground and what the future landscape of cloud, edge and 5G technologies will look like.

  • 11:00
  • Delivering the Next Industrial Revolution – Managing Multiple Edges

    Data centers, cloud, 5G and MEC – the concept of a single fixed edge is dead. The demand for storage and compute capability and at the extremes of the network is driving a requirement for novel solutions. How can this network of overlapping edges and requirements be managed without excessive overheads? This will explore factors such as development, deployment, reliability and recovery.

  • 11:30
  • The Role of Automation, AI and Machine Learning

    The potential for edge services – such as IoT/IIoT – to generate vast amounts of data which may overwhelm legacy infrastructure. Cognitive computing enabled by AI and machine learning software such as AI play a key role in managing the load from cloud to edge and edge to cloud. This discussion examines how automation technologies can manage data at point of collection to ensure networks are not overwhelmed and can enhance agility and production.

  • 12:00
  • Coming back down from the Clouds – What have we Learnt from Datacloud Europe 2019?

    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?

  • 12:30
  • Close of Conference and Networking Lunch

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