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

  • Datacloud Awards Ticket
  • Gold Ticket Holders Only

  • Venue

  • Le Sporting, Monte Carlo

    Le Sporting, Monte Carlo

  • 18:00
  • Gala Reception

    Katherine Ryan

  • 19:30
  • Awards Dinner Host:

    Celebrity Comedienne, Katherine Ryan

  • 20:30
  • Awards Ceremony

    European Commission Annual Awards

  • 20:45
  • Datacloud Annual Awards
  • 7th June - Central Theatre

  • 07:50
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • Guest Host for Theatre
    Spencer Kelly

    Spencer Kelly
    Presenter of TV technology programme Click

  • 09:00
  • Data Centre Forum presented by the Infrastructure Masons

    Keynote: The Challenges of Building Large Scale infrastructure for the Cloud?
    Over the past few years, the rapid growth of the cloud has fueled unprecedented development in infrastructure to support it. This presentation will provide an overview of Microsoft’s development to date as well challenges it is facing today. Many of these challenges are a result of the incredible global scale at which Microsoft operates requiring systems and non-linear thinking. In addition, the presentation will discuss what kind of people will be needed in the future to meet the growing complexity and new problems.

    Christian Belady

    Christian Belady
    General Manager Data Center Services, Microsoft

    Keynote Discussion: What’s wrong with data centers

    Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson
    Head of Compute, Uber

    Joe Kava

    Joe Kava
    VP of Data Centers, Google

  • 10:15
  • Datacloud Keynote

    Rob McKernan, EVP Europe, Schneider Electric

  • 10:45
  • Cloud Guest Keynote
    William Barney

    William Barney
    CEO, Reliance & Global Cloud Xchange

  • 11:10
  • Data Centre Global Leadership Roundtable

    Third party services, Cloud and IT infrastructure
    Christopher Kenney, SVP International, Digital Realty
    William Barney, CEO, Reliance & Global Cloud Xchange
    Eric Schwartz, President EMEA, Equinix
    Byrne Murphy, Chairman, DigiPlex Group of Companies

  • 11:40
  • Energy – will there be enough?

    Although renewable resources are plentiful in some European countries others still contend with legacy infrastructure and reliance on dirty or inefficient energy.
    How sustainable are energy resources through to 2025?
    Chair: André Rouyer, Délégué, Gimélec
    Jean-Jacques Nieuviaert, Chief Economist,Union Française de l’électricité
    Kim Schultz, Special Advisor, Invest in Denmark
    Martin McCarthy, Customers and Stakeholders, External Affairs, EirGrid

  • 12:10
  • Presentation

    Speaker, TBN, Huawei

  • 12:40
  • Keynote

    Speaker TBN Siemens

  • 13:00
  • How does digitalization, data analytics and IoT influence DC operation?

    Wim Los, SVP Head of Technology Transformation Services, Atos Global Managed Services
    Urs Iten, Head Global Portfolio Management, Data Center Solutions & Services, Siemens

  • 13:30
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Innovating in Cybersecurity: The CDO’s View
    Chema Alonso

    Chema Alonso
    Chief Data Officer, Telefónica

  • 14:30
  • Introduction to Blockchain and What it Means for Business
    David Siegel

    David Siegel
    Authority on Business Agility and Blockchain

  • 15:00
  • Exploring Edge Data Center Infrastructure

    Defining the edge and modular solutions to address key challenges
    Rob Pfleging, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions, Vertiv

  • 15:20
  • Panel


  • 15:50
  • Case Study

    Detlef Spang, EVP Data Centre Services, Colt Datacenter Services

  • 16:15
  • AI Disruption and Data Centres

    Why AI will force you to change everything about how you deliver IT
    - Where in the enterprise will AI likely have its first major impacts
    - How AI will force enterprises to be more strategic about how they use internal and external cloud resources together
    Mark Thiele, CTO, Apcera

  • 16:35
  • Data Centres at the edge – the death of cloud computing?

    Chair: Michalis Grigoratos, Engineering Director, Hyperscale Solutions, EMEA, Vertiv

  • 17:00
  • Presentation

    Khaled Sedrak, Founder & CEO, Nxtvn

  • 17:20
  • Enterprise Connectivity, Resiliency, and Security

    Chair: Gary Woodcock, Founder & Principal, Critical Infrastructure Solutions
    Eric Dominguez, Director of Solutions Architecture, ServerCentral
    Thomas Leidenbach, Vice President IS, Bombadier Transportation GmbH
    Josh Snowhorn, Vice President & General Manager of Interconnection, CyrusOne

  • 17:50
  • Close of Theatre
  • 7th June - Innovation and Investment Theatre

  • 08:00
  • Registration & Breakfast
  • 10:15
  • Opening and Welcome to Theatre

    Bernard Lecanu, President, BLIC Consulting

  • 10:20
  • “Soup to Nuts” How the Data centre and Cloud enabler market is shaping up

    An overview of the data centre and managed services/cloud landscape, the operators, what they offer and what they don’t.
    Michael Tobin OBE

  • 10:45
  • State of the Market Review

    Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting

  • 11:00
  • Finance & Investment Symposium

    Data centres as an asset, renewed interest by PE, access to capital markets for funding, key opportunities emerging globally, the types of finance available, current M&A activity, debt versus risk and future investor outlook in the data centre market globally
    Chair: Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting
    Marc Ganzi, Executive Chairman, Vertical Bridge, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Bridge
    Christian Mouchbahani, Founding and Managing Partner, M Capital Group
    Roger Karam, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Investment Partners
    Anand Srinivasan, Senior Analyst – Technology, Bloomberg Intelligence

  • 11:35
  • Keynote

    Gisle Eckhoff, CEO, Digiplex

  • 12:00
  • European Colocation

    Chair: Alex Rabbetts, Board Member, European Data Centre Association
    Gisle Eckhoff, CEO, Digiplex
    Anne Graf, CEO, Hydro66
    Heiko Koop, CEO, Linx Telecommunications Holding B.V. & Linx Datacenter
    John Wilson, COO, Stellium Datacenters
    Speaker, TBN, COLT
    Speaker, TBN, e-Shelter

  • 12:35
  • Are Brokers an endangered species in a commoditized data centre world?

    What is the role of the Broker in the new world of Hyper Scale and Commoditized Data Centres?
    As Enterprises move to Cloud – how will Brokers justify their existence
    Is there a bubble in the Hyper Scale deployments – what happens next?
    Who uses brokers now in 2017? Are the needed more than ever or is the end in sight?
    Chair: Jason O’Conaill, Partner Director, Infinity SDC
    Andrew Jay, Senior Director, CBRE
    Speaker, TBN, Collier

  • 13:05
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure: An Auto-Pilot for the Data Center

    The Sperry A-5 is a high-speed gyroscopic autopilot that provides true visibility and clarity into a plane’s flight operations. At a glance, this instrument allows a pilot to make faster, more stable corrections of the aircraft, even at night and during adverse weather conditions.
    Data center managers also require real-time visibility into power, performance and thermals. Under any conditions, a highly-automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer can protect data centers against potential equipment failures and otherwise undetected cooling anomalies. It also empowers data center managers to “fly straight,” readily right-sizing their hardware resources on demand.
    Jeff Klaus, General Manager, Data Center Solution, Intel

  • 14:30
  • Finance & Investment 2

    Chair: Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting
    Tom Wells, Partner, Arma Partners
    Sicco Boomsma, Director, Structure Finance TMT, ING
    Tom Phillips, Investment Director, Downing LLP

  • 15:00
  • Innovation in Data Centers: Water Cooled Data Centres

    James Connaughton, CEO, Nautilus Data Centers

  • 15:30
  • The Brave New World of GDPR

    Chair: Emma Fry, Associate Director, TechUK
    Gayle McFarlane, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
    Owen Larter, UK Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft
    Speaker, TBN, Invest in Finland

  • 16:00
  • Selecting Data Centre Location – is it just about power?

    Chair: Marion Howard-Healy, Senior Consultant, BroadGroup
    Speaker TBN Datacenters by Sweden
    Garry Connolly, President, Host Ireland
    Steen Hommel, Director, Invest in Denmark
    Ville Toivanen, Invest in Finland
    Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director, Interxion France

  • 16:30
  • Keynote

    Uptime Institute

  • 16:50
  • Modular to Hyperscale Data Center Cooling and Energy Efficiency

    Chair: Lance Rütimann, Vice President, The Green Grid
    Jacob Carnemark, CEO, Aligned Energy
    Jon Pettitt, VP Sales EMEA & APAC, Business Area Data Centers, Munters
    Andreas Görtz, Sales Director, MTU
    Jason Rylands, Head of Data Center - International Projects, Rittal
    Speaker, TBN, Flakt
    Speaker, TBN, Wartsila

  • 17:15
  • Cybersecurity: Black out

    How serious is the European risk? - Managing risk in the era of cyber war

    Cal Leeming, Founder & CEO, Stealth Mode
    Rasmus Theede, Director, Nordic & Baltic Security Lead in DXC Technology and Chairman, Danish Council for Digital Security
    Miroslaw Maj, CEO at Cybersecurity Foundation Poland / CIO at ComCERT SA

  • 17:40
  • The Future of Containers and Virtual Machines in the Enterprise

    Mark Thiele, CTO, Apcera

  • 18:05
  • Close of Theatre
  • 7th June - Africa Theatre

  • 08:00
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Chair: TBN, Uptime Institute
  • 9:15
  • Keynote

    Paul François Cattier, President, Francophone Africa, Schneider Electric

  • 9:50
  • Africa Data Centre Leadership Roundtable

    Chair: João Marques Lima, Editor, Data Economy
    Ms Fatoumata Dieng, Director General Group, Orange Africa
    Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager, Data Centres, MainOne
    Dr Ayo Adegboye, Managing Director, BCX Nigeria
    Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre
    Garry Mukelabai, General Manager, Zambia National Data Centre

  • 10:30
  • Networking Break
  • 11:00
  • Financing Data Centre Development in Africa

    Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, Global Practice Lead for Data Centers, IFC

  • 11:25
  • Investment in North Africa Data Centres

    Constantinos Shiatis, Senior Banker (ICT), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • 11:45
  • Presentation

    Khaled Sedrak, Founder & CEO, NxtVn

  • 12:10
  • Case Study

    Etienne Rochelle, International Account Manager, Minkels
    Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager, Data Centres, MainOne

  • 12:30
  • Cloud for Africa

    Dr Shiyghan (Emmanuel) Navti, Head of Cloud Advisory Group, Vodafone Global Enterprise and Director, Africa 2.0 Foundation

  • 12:50
  • Network Development and Connectivity in Africa – how far have we come?

    The collaboration between different countries in Africa in extending optical networks across the continent is still in its infancy in many places. Stronger inter-government cooperation is required to achieve ubiquitous African interconnectivity.
    Chair: Jonathan Hjembo, Senior Analyst, Telegeography
    Tage Rasmussen, CTO, Afrimax
    Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC

  • 13:15
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Chair: Keith Breed, Senior Consultant, Tariff Consultants
  • 14:00
  • Challenges in data centre deployment in Africa

    How will the principal challenges of data sovereignty, power supply issues, and construction which confront all countries impact as a growing digital economy across the continent continues to foster increased demand?
    Olivier Labbe, CEO, Cap DC
    Lee Smith, Director, DS Experienced Datasmiths
    Peter Alfred-Adekeye, CEO, CTO , Multiven
    Speaker, TBN, Etix Everywhere

  • 14:30
  • Presentation

    Speaker, TBN, APL

  • 14:50
  • Prefabricated Data Centres

    Jos Baart , Vice President Sales and Marketing, Flexenclosure

  • 15:15
  • Cloud Hosting Business in Africa: Market Specifics and Ways to Grow

    Zied Ouled Ali, Founder & Project Manager, SAFOZI - Rock Solid Cloud Infrastructure
    Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-Founder, Jelastic

  • 15:45
  • Presentation

    Speaker, TBN, Etix Everywhere

  • 16:15
  • Next Steps for Africa Data Centres
  • 16:45
  • Close of Theatre
  • 8th June - Central Theatre

  • 08:00
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 09:30
  • Blockchain

    Kumar Gaurav, Founding Member & Vice President, Innovation for Responsible Gold LLC

  • 10:00
  • Case Study

    Schneider Electric

  • 10:30
  • Enterprise Roundtable

    Hosted by Uptime Institute
    Infrastructure executives from VISA, Prada, RBS and the UN

  • 11:00
  • Building the Digital Brand for Data Centre and Cloud

    Chair: Nicola Hayes, Managing Director, EUDCA
    Matt Clifton, EMEA Brand Regional Product Marketing Manager: Lead, Facebook
    Fredrik Jansson, Chief Marketing Officer, Digiplex

  • 11:30
  • Presentation

    Stephen Bowes-Phipps, Senior Data Centre Consultant, PTS Consulting Group

  • 11:50
  • Infrastructure for European 2020/23 ExaScale Supercomputing

    Peter Hopton, Founder & Technology Director, Icetope

  • 12:45
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Presentation

    Mark Acton, Critical Services Director - CBRE Data Centre Solutions

  • 8th June - Innovation and Investment Theatre

  • 08:00
  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 09:45
  • Presentation

    Speaker TBC

  • 10:15
  • Innovation in Data Centres: Micro Data Centres

    Christian van Terheijden, CEO, Minkels

  • 10:40
  • The Open Approach IoT Innovation, Cloud and Data

    Johan Stokking, Technical Leader, The Things Networks

  • 11:00
  • Enterprise IT and the Emerging World of Cloud Native Computing

    Craig McLuckie, CEO, Heptio

  • 11:20
  • DevOps In The Public Cloud To Acclerate Delivery & Innovation

    How using DevOps approaches on public cloud platforms can accelerate time to market for applications.
    Benjamin Wootton, CTO,

  • 11:45
  • Wireless Service availability in the DataCenter for DataCenter operations

    Ronald van Kleunen, Managing Director, Globeron

  • 12:15
  • The Future of Data Centre Education

    Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, CNet

  • 12:45
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
  • Presentation

    Lance Rütimann, Vice President, The Green Grid

  • “To anyone remotely interested in the datacentre and cloud arena, this event is a must.
    If you attend one event all year, make it this one!”

    Michael Tobin, OBE - Industry Entrepreneur

  • “It was a pleasure to be part of the Datacloud 2015 event. It has become the event of all Data Centre Operators, testified by the number of companies CEOs and CIOs that attended. I don’t recall any other event, I’ve attended quite a few, where the CEOs of the top two DC operators are in attendance, and not just for their 30 minute exposure. I look forward to next years’ event.”

    Eddie Kilbane - CEO, DataPlex

  • “Datacloud Europe was a very positive experience: excellent venue, speakers and topics as a basis and it felt like being at the industry event in Europe. I enjoyed the atmosphere and thought the receptions were excellent for networking. Thank you!”

    Stefan Franssen - 42 GmbH

  • “Datacloud Europe is a great event if you are looking for the highest quality interaction and meetings. The level of content, speakers and attendees as well as the diversity of the attendees make it incredibly relevant for our industry.”

    Paul-François Cattier - Segment President Cloud & Finance, Schneider Electric

  • “Datacloud Europe 2015 has been an excellent platform for Exchange, Meetings, Communication and Networking within the Cloud Services and Datacenter Environment”

    Norbert Loch - e-shelter GmbH

  • “At Datacloud Europe you get easily in touch with the leaders of the data centre and cloud industry. It is a unique networking event with a lot of insights shared and business opportunities discussed.”

    Gerd Simon - Independent Management Consulting

  • “Great meeting venue and quality of speakers. Valuable event to share industry concerns with peers.”

    Rogier van der Wal - CEO Ipanema Technologies Group Infovista

  • “Inspirational”

    Jose Antonio Ramos - Aqua eSolutions, S.A.

  • “A networking goldmine”

    Derek Webster - Schneider Electric

  • “Best networking event in the data centre market in Europe”

    Vladislav Iankov - TelecityGroup

  • “Powerful and essential event for industry professionals”

    Carl Wideman - Kainuun Etu Oy