Africa’s regional datacenter leaders and experts to meet in Johannesburg next week
The 2nd Datacentre Africa regional conference and industry exhibition will take place in Johannesburg 26-27 June 2013 (www.datacentreafrica.com). Expert speakers from Africa, Europe and the US will contribute to the annual premier event for the data
The 2nd Datacentre Africa regional conference and industry exhibition will take place in Johannesburg 26-27 June 2013 (www.datacentreafrica.com).
Expert speakers from Africa, Europe and the US will contribute to the annual premier event for the datacentre sector in the region.
Paul-Francois Cattier, Global Vice President, Datacenter at Schneider Electric will deliver the opening keynote of the event. Key speakers also include Robert Aouad, CEO, Isocel Telecom; Bernard Donnelly, Executive, Solution Architecture, Telkom Business IT and Cloud Solutions; Jan Hnizdo, CFO, Teraco; Kent Lupberger, Global Head, TMT, International Finance Corporation; Bejoy J Nettikadan, Managing Director, NetOne; Greg Montjoie, Cloud Executive, Internet Solutions; Dr. Geoffrey G Seleka, Senior Director, Botswana Innovation Hub; Didier Soucheyre, President, Neo Telecoms; Jeff Vanden Berghe, CTO, Burundi Backbone Systems and David Palmer-Stevens, Systems Integrator Manager EMEA, Panduit.
Carrie Higbie, Global Director of Data Center Solutions and Services, The Siemon Company will keynote on day 2 of the event, providing current industry insight from her wealth of experience in the sector. Carrie’s datacentre design assistance has been utilized in the Financial, Government, Healthcare, Education and Industrial/Manufacturing sectors with assistance towards compliance related tasks. She has participated in the design of numerous datacentres in all tier levels for both end user and hosted facilities.
Design and delivery will also feature in a workshop provided by global consulting firm ARUP. Led by Steven Campbell-Ferguson, the team will offer insight into the use of advanced energy systems and IT strategies to reduce cooling requirements, and the radical changes that datacentre design can bring.
The event will highlight the importance of design, delivery and modular datacentres with an industry expert panel discussing modular design and how that enables the expansion of power and cooling operations with minimum disruption and whether enterprises should re-assess modular where they currently operate paired datacentres in expensive metro locations.
The event includes multiple panel discussions covering current themes in the industry including finance and investment, cloud, power, cooling technologies and efficiency, connectivity and a range of themes relating to the management of the datacentre in Africa today.
As a unique networking opportunity the event attracts datacentre operators and service providers, cloud service providers, end user datacentre executives, government representatives, investors and financiers, and regulatory agencies training. Attendees will be invited to a datacentre tour by Business Connexion.
The event is sponsored by Schneider Electric, Panduit, Teraco, The Siemon Company, Rackcentre, RT Systems, Delta and Hi-Ref. Industry partners include IDC-G and ARUP. Official media partner is datacentres.com. For information, go to http://www.datacentreafrica.com/
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