Market to be worth more than $8 billion by 2020
DCD Converged returns to the Marina Bay Sands for its 9th annual conference and expo with a brand new two-day format that anticipates hosting 2,000+ senior business, operations and technology professionals from South East Asia’s ever expanding data center sector. As the main feature of Singapore Data Center Week, the conference is attracting a diverse audience concerned with IT transformation.
With latest forecasts by DCD Intelligence indicating that the market for data center technology and services within SE Asia will be worth more than US$8 billion by 2020, increasing at a double digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR), the region faces many business and technology challenges in dealing with explosive growth.
The heavyweight two-day conference programme will run separate tracks on infrastructure and IT architecture deployment strategies, design and operational efficiency, as well as on platform interoperability, IT sourcing, and demand-side dynamics. Running alongside the conference are interactive workshops, a series of CxO roundtables and an expanded expo floor with 80+ exhibits showcasing the latest technologies available.
Key topics that will be explored range from sustainable data center design and lifecycle management to data sovereignty and cloud security initiatives. Recent high-profile data center failures will be analysed alongside trends like Software Defined Data Centers. StackingIT, an all-new knowledge component to our conference tracks will focus on the open-sourcing of the data center and the potential disruption of moving from proprietary to non-proprietary frameworks for technology development and acquisition. Cole Crawford, founding executive director of the Open Compute Project will deliver a keynote.
This year’s agenda has 90 speakers arranged across 80 sessions, including CxO participation from the majority of data center service providers in South East Asia.
“Our production team has gone to great effort to encapsulate every facet of this complex business sector within the conference programme,” said Vincent Liew, GM Asia Pacific for DatacenterDynamics. “Delegates will hear some of the sharpest minds in the industry debate the hottest topics”.
Clement Goh, Managing Director, Equinix,South Asia, a headline sponsor, added, “DCD Converged is an excellent networking platform for the industry. Equinix is a foremost brand in this market and we’re excited to be a lead sponsor for the 2nd year running as we see the long-term value that the show brings to all players in the ecosystem.”
“As the Internet of Things, smart cities, big data and cloud drive the IT industry forward into unchartered territory, it is vitally important to not forget the engine that powers them – the data center,” said George Rockett, CEO at DatacenterDynamics. “DCD has transformed over the last 4 years to become a truly holistic data center event that covers the whole IT stack as well as the mission critical services and engineering part. We are creating a collaborative environment where the many professional disciplines that touch the data center within large scale operators and end-users can come together to find cross-stack solutions.”