11–12 July 2019 Marriott Marquis

Plenary roundtable: Dear Future Industries, what infrastructure will you need to power your exponential growth?

By 2020 the amount of data created will be 50+ zettabytes and by 2025, IDC have predicted that 49% of the world’s stored data will be in public cloud environments with data generation dominated by ‘future industries’ enabled by edge networks and centralized data centers. This "extended play" plenary panel pulls together professionals from the life sciences and healthcare, next-gen transportation and global internet sectors and pits them against their future digital infrastructure service providers from cloud, colocation and telecoms to debate how huge predicated capacity requirements of the future will be met.

What kind of infrastructure will an AI, IoT, 5G powered world need? Who will own it? Who will build it? Will it be dominated by cloud or will we see new service provider models proliferate? We ask our panel, what does the future hold and where are they laying their bets?