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China Datacenter Forum Opening to be Officiated by Ministry of Information and Industry

A new annual forum for Datacenters and Cloud in China


Shanghai/London – 20 September 2012 – International consulting firm BroadGroup has announced that Mr He Baohong, Director of Communications Standards Research Institute, China Academy of Telecommunication Research, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will officiate at the opening of the inaugural Datacentres China forum which takes place in Shanghai, 2 November 2012 (
Mr He also holds the posts of Director of Internet Center of Communications Standards Research Institute and is Vice Chairman of the IP & Multimedia Technology Working Committee, China Communications Standards Association.  He will be followed by Mr Zheng Hong, Secretary General of Data Center Industry Alliance of China who will provide an opening presentation.
The forum brings together the leadership of datacentres in China with international experts, and will discuss current growth in the sector has been fast paced. Research by BroadGroup, suggests that the deployment of large scale cloud computing centres, disaster recovery and backup requirements and outsourcing will boost demand for reliable facilities.
Reflecting these opportunities, the conference programme includes China datacentre leadership roundtable, a market perspective of China, with current trends in demand across the region and growth forecasts based on new research by BroadGroup. Topics also include datacentre finance and investment, renewable energy in China, modular datacentres, fibre connectivity and cabling systems and cloud evolution.
Speakers at the forum include Madam Zhou Chaonan, president of Range International, Madam Zhao Yinru, director of Datacentres at China Mobile, Mr Zhang Jian, Vice General Manager of the Center for System Integration, China United Network Communication Co. Ltd, Mr Kang Nan, Vice General Manager of IDC Operation Center, Unicom System Integration Limited Company, and Lin Guanming, Technical Director of Internet Data Center Operation Branch, China Telecom. A keynote will be provided by Jean Pascal Tricoire, President and CEO, Schneider Electric. Other international speakers include Paul-Francois Cattier Global Vice President Data Center, Schneider Electric, Mark Thiele, Executive Vice-President, Data Center Tech Switch, and Emmanuel Tong-Viet, Architect and Energy Efficiency Subject Matter Expert at IBM.
“China represents the largest market in capacity outside the US,” commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup.  “The exceptional speaker academy, content and fresh insight will provide a new annual international forum and gateway for engaging and networking in this intensely complex market structure.”
The forum Patron is Schneider Electric, and sponsors and partners include the Data Center Industry Alliance of China, GDS, Actel Consulting, AST Modular, ARUP. The event is supported by an industry exhibition. News ( is the official publication for the event and the official newsletter is Finance and Investment for Datacentres (


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