As a location of choice for colocation, financial services and cloud, Singapore is one of the world’s leading data center hub cities. Adapting to change has been key to its success; in 2019 its market evolution continues - with increasing connectivity to all corners of the globe, a thriving tech ecosystem, whilst strategically placed in the fast-growing ASEAN, & wider APAC region. We are confident in delivering an event that does Singapore justice!
This show preview highlights what's on during the 2-day conference: 4 content themes, a brand new Boardroom format, BIG panel sessions, and dozens of presentations... Read on and plot your course of essential sessions over the event
Content Theme 1: Digital transformation, Edge & AI-Ready
With technologies such as AI, IoT, 5G, robotics, machine learning, blockchain and AR/VR set to impact every industry sector in new and exciting ways, this theme explores how the new data center edge and a maturing core are responding.
Dr Julie Albright of Infrastructure Masons will take us through the state of digital transformation, digital natives and the changing workforce, addressing the changing values and behaviors of untethered workers, and the impact this will have on the data center industry in the region.
Learn about Artificial Intelligence for the Data Center from
Equinix’s David Hall who will tell us how we can make data centers smarter by incorporating automation and AI into operations for optimal efficiency and transparency in real-time.
Unravel the multi-billion-dollar success that wasn’t: DCIM and the evolution of data center management,
Schneider Electric’s Kevin Brown takes us through how next generation cloud-based tools are emerging as an attractive alternative DCD’s BIG Panel: Making Data Centers smarter
Join us on Day 1, to discuss Man vs. Machine: Can robots and humans collaborate to manage facilities? Our panel–
Equinix’s David Hall, Arup’s Dave Martin, Aurecon’s Slaven Marusic, Onion Technology’s Chang Cho, Schneider Electric’s Robert Pe and PTS Consulting’s Barry Lewington will address whether we’re ready for innovations like AR, AI, ML, robotics, big data, and other human-enhancing technologies
Content Theme 2: Building at Scale & Speed
In response to new applications which require greater flexibility and an increasing focus on CAPEX, 90% of organisations will have deployed some form of hybrid infrastructure. This will, by 2020, put pressure on cloud provisioning at scale. 42% of DCD attendees are planning new outsourced data center capacity across colo, cloud & managed services.
How does one build for an agile Asia? How are data centers transforming for an information-led future? Catch
Darren Hawkins of Polymer Connected as he discusses how Hyperscale data center design innovations can be used within the converged data center environment. DCD’s BIG Panel: Meeting Evolving Data Center Demands
Learn and consider how your enterprise can resolve the challenges and leverage the benefits of speed-to market construction solutions. Join
Samir Borkar of Siemens, Damien Spillane of AirTrunk, Chris Wallace of Exyte, Dave Martin of Arup, Christopher Warner of Fortis Construction and Stephen Worn of DCD for a BIG Panel on: What are the barriers to building at scale and speed and how the Industry can overcome them.
New Format: DCD>Boardroom
...for senior execs considering Colo & Cloud access across Asia Pacific!
The DCD>Boardroom will explore the ways enterprises can utilize colo, cloud and managed services to accelerate growth, modernize legacy systems and heighten security and control. Bring together senior decision-makers for over 6 hours of content and discussion, while building long-lasting connections.
Michael Foust, Chairman of Bridge Data Centres will discuss Wholesale, Hyperscale and Custom-Built Data Centres in Key Asian Emerging Markets: Growth Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
The Founder & CEO of
AirTrunk, Robin Khuda will discuss the need for speed in Asia and how companies such as AirTrunk deliver hyperscale in a responsive, secure and reliable way. DCD’s BIG Panel: Dear Future Industries, what infrastructure will you need to power your exponential growth?
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?
Michael Mudd of Asia Policy Partners LLC will ask our panelists, what does the future hold and where are they laying their bets? Sunil Gupta, HPE, Bernie Trudel, Ericsson, Kris Kumar, Bridge Data Centres, Nick Stavroulakis, Polymer Connected, Joseph Smith, Singtel
Content Theme 3: Modernization & Lifecycle Management
Modernization and lifecycle management may be less media friendly than new-build, but it remains key for our DCD APAC community. With technology evolving quicker than at any time in human history and storage demands increasing, enterprises that have decided to continue with on-prem facilities face growing pressure to update their facilities and systems.
Tony Gaunt of Vertiv discussing the future of Data Centers in 2025. Patrick Low of Huawei will look at how we can design, deploy and operate the data center in the future and how-to make your Mission Critical Business more agile. Ed Ansett of i3 Solutions Group will look at how the role of the Consulting Engineer is changing and Evolving in the Era of Hyperscale. DCD’s BIG Panel: Coping strategies for exponential data growth - the next set of hurdles for the data center industry in South East Asia
Resource provisioning (power, space, network), security challenges, data sovereignty issues, cloud migration, and other trends/opportunities continue to evolve in South East Asia. How will digital infrastructure meet the huge demand for information and technology in Singapore and further afield? Hear
Tony Gaunt of Vertiv, Alvin Siagian of IDPRO, Shalini Lagrutta of DXN & Nick Parfitt of DCD share their insight.
Content Theme 4: Energy Smart Infrastructure
An energy-efficient approach to data center design and operations can reduce costs, improve uptime and drive new revenues and drive CSR initiatives. Covering power and cooling strategies to reducing costs inside the data center, energy efficiency and renewable energy, we look at how enterprises can drive a new sustainable approach to the physical infrastructure underpinning our digital world. We have some exciting sessions lined up:
How data centres can turn energy into a competitive advantage by
Jeff Renaud of Enel X. The Power Crux: Trends in data centre energy demand, what has driven growth in the past and present, and what is the trend for the future by Dave Martin of Arup. Don’t miss Terry Xyan of Tencent’s case study upon Tencent’s Modular Data Center - TMDC & T-BLOCK DCD’s BIG Panel: The Urban Energy Ecosystem
Susanna Kass of The United Nations Sustainable Development Group will be chairing a panel on the role of the Data Center in the South East Asian urban energy ecosystem, it will discuss the interaction between digital infrastructure and urban environments. Panelists includes Jeff Renaud, Enel X, Derek William, Building Construction Authority, Joshua Au, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Veronika Shabunko, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore
The above highlights a small proportion of what will be covered over the two days, with more Keynote presentations, Panel debates, VIP Lunches, Innovation talks and other engaging formats! This year’s event will also bring together over 50 leading technology vendors, including Schneider Electric, Huawei, Vertiv, DXN, Piller, Siemens, MTU, GF Piping, Onion Technology, and many more to showcase the latest technologies and innovations available in the market.
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