Integrated Data Centers: Engine for Bimodal IT strategy

Data Centers are evolving—fast. They are no longer massive reservoirs of data that only large enterprises can afford. Today’s data centers are integrated, cloud-enabled, always connected, and scalable.Many are now rented, with services subscribed, enabling even small organizations to build their own data center infrastructures.

More importantly, integrated data centers drive dynamic IT strategies that require both a traditional solid stable IT infrastructure together with a modern agile revenue-oriented architecture. Such approach–known as bimodal IT—are changing the way we view data centers. They are no longer cost centers but are revenue-generating facilities that can sharpen your competitive edge in today’s digital economy.

Join the industry conversation

So what does the smart data centers look like? What are challenges that companies face in architecting towards one? How are calls for better integration, cloud enablement and mobilization of business processes shaping the future data center? And can cloud data center facilities really replace traditional facilities?

Find the answers at the Data Center Summit. Featuring a varied group of industry practitioners, advocators, detractors, futurists, analyst and thinkers, it will examine at data center evolution, and show how data center design has changed considerably to future-proof business success.

Key topics:

Hot topics to be covered:

  • CIO Action Plan for architecting towards a smart Data Center
  • Understanding the new integrated data center
  • Emerging DC Architectures
  • Green Data Centers
  • Culture change for traditional IT operations
  • Cloud Data Center services vs. traditional Data Centers
  • Software-defined Data Centers


Who should attend

Technology and business leaders with a need to use data centers or cloud-based data center services in their management of business operations, process, people and customers. CXOs, technology and business leaders, head of data center IT operations, HR managers for IT teams and facility managers.



    Gautam Bardoloi
    Head of IT Strategy and Governance
    Hong Kong Jockey Club
    Michael Mudd
    Managing Partner
    Asia Policy Partners LLC
    Mark Calvin Rittmayer
    Associate Director
    Deloitte China
    Bernard Kwok
    General Manager, Head of IT Strategy and Planning
    China CITIC Bank International Limited
    Benny Lee
    Regional Director, Greater China
    Steven So
    Vice President, Data Center Business, Cloud Business Division
    NTT Com Asia Limited
    Katie Broderick
    Research Director
    451 Research
    Government Chief Information Officer
    Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO)
    Gary McLaren
    Chief Technology Officer
    Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
    Sylvester Wong
    Senior Director, IT Asia Pacific
    Fresenius Medical Care
    Sheila Lam
    Editor in Chief
    Computerworld Hong Kong
    Mark Griffith
    General Manager Infrastructure & Operations
    Cathay Pacific

    Date: 11 September 2015
    Time: 09:00 - 16:20