Global Colocation, Telecom and Cloud Infrastructure Event Highlights Industry Sectors’ Economic and Technological Transformations
Veteran data center industry executive and “Cloudonomics” author, Joe Weinman, will deliver the opening keynote at the DatacenterDynamics As‐A‐Service Conference and Expo, taking place at the Hilton Chicago October 27-28, 2015. Weinman will draw on his latest book, “Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things” (Wiley & Sons, 2015), to reveal the drivers underpinning cloud computing. DCD As-A-Service Conference and Expo, the inaugural two-day leadership forum created to serve all stakeholders in the rapidly evolving ecosystem for data centers, outsourced IT, and cloud infrastructure and services, will gather over 1,500 senior executives and technology professionals to examine the future course of the data center industry, including the economic and technological transformations now well underway.
“We’re in a period of ferocious change with no end in sight,” comments George Rockett, DCD CEO and Co‐Founder. “Our own just‐published forecasts indicate enterprise spending on outsourcing will double to $57B by 2020. While there are a number of major drivers for this, the upshot is that in-house provision of IT capacity is increasingly being scrutinized and challenged as organizations seek to meet business growth and agility demands, both technologically and economically.”
The DCD As-A-Service Conference and Expo program has already garnered an international line‐up of key industry executives confirmed to participate, positioning the event to become the de-facto platform where key players in an increasingly globalized industry sector can discuss how they can cooperate and develop even more competitive infrastructure and services to enable the digital enterprise.
“A number of significant disruptive factors face this sector,” says Bruce Taylor, DCD Executive Vice President. “Some are part of the same industry buzz heard everywhere. Some are less obvious and perhaps more challenging, with even higher economic stakes. This conference will inspire conversations about both the obvious and the hidden factors transforming this ‘mud-to-cloud’ industry, as we move toward the true software-defined, data-driven data center.”