22 September 2016

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East , Hong Kong

8th Annual Data Center Summit

Hong Kong companies are in a race to innovate to stay competitive. With IT as a key component for many of the new services and products, CIOs are under pressure to keep their data center infrastructure at pace with the technological changes.

The quest for new revenue streams and more cost-effective ways of doing business has placed data centers under the spotlight as a critical enabler of agile, resilient and adaptive digital business. Major disruptive technologies such as cloud services, software-defined networks, Internet of Things, Big Data analytics and converged systems have given IT a timely opportunity to transform the data center and spearhead digitalization efforts while addressing regulatory compliance, service level agreement, security and privacy requirements.

These disruptive technologies empower CIOs and IT departments with greater insights and real-time intelligence to focus on high-value, high-impact projects and position data centers as strategic assets that drive innovation and facilitate smart decision-making for both IT and non-IT stakeholders.

Virtualization and software-defined technologies, coupled with access to data from disparate sources and powerful analytics tools, pave the way for new capabilities to automate, orchestrate and program IT resources across on-premise and cloud-hosted data centers. The ambition to create hybrid, agile, easy-to-manage, highly efficient and scalable data centers addresses the pain points that hinder IT innovation and aligns IT with business targets for significant efficiencies and competitive business advantages.

This year’s Data Center Summit focuses on these exciting trends and developments with the theme “Intelligent Data Center: The New Frontier of Data Center Innovation”. The summit will bring together top IT industry leaders in the region to address strategies, key success drivers and practical action plans in developing the data center for digital transformation.



08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:05


09:05 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote 1: Maintaining Data center standards and its importance in the digital era

09:45 - 10:15

Keynote 2: Unlock Your Data Center’s Potential

10:15 - 10:50

EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION 1: How do you transform the data center into a strategic business asset?

10:50 - 11:10

Morning Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:40

Keynote 3: Data center security strategies: Enhancing security with in-flight encryption

11:40 – 12:10

Keynote 4: Maximizing ROI on data center and IT operations

12:10 – 12:45

EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION 2: Data center innovations and making them work for your digital transformation

12:45 – 14:00

Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 14:30

Keynote 5: Hong Kong Data Centers: Where are we going in the age of cloud?

14:30 – 15:00

Keynote 6: Transition your infrastructure to an app-driven, software-defined network

15:00 – 15:35

EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION 3: Pain points are opportunities for change

15:35 – 15:50

Afternoon Break & Networking

15:50 – 16:50

Presentation of the Cloud Excellence Awards


Closing Remarks & End of Program


  • Chris Chau

    Lead Sales Engineer
    Citrix Systems

  • Sheila Lam

    Editor in Chief
    Computerworld Hong Kong

  • Mark Rittmayer

    Managing Director
    CSC Asia Pacific Ltd.

  • Paul Dwyer

    Head of Region, Associate Director, Data Centre Advisory Group
    Cushman & Wakefield

  • Allan Tan

    Content Director
    Enterprise Innovation

  • Jonathan Leung

    Senior Vice President and Head of Hosting Services
    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

  • Avneesh Saxena

    Group Vice President
    IDC Asia Pacific

  • Isaac Wong

    Director of Systems Engineering, APAC

  • Tina Tong

    Data Center Group Lead, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Korea (HTK) Region

  • Colin McRae

    Assistant Director of Global Infrastructure
    Mayer Brown

  • Carbo So

    Chief IT Services Manager
    MTR Corporation Limited

  • Davey Chung

    Deputy Government CIO (Policy and Industry Development)
    Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR

  • Andrew Sylvester

    Regional Director, Data Centre Software – Asia Pacific & Japan
    Schneider Electric, IT Commercial

  • Philbert Shih

    Managing Director
    Structure Research

  • Raymond Ngai

    Head of IT Infrastructure and Operation Services
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club

  • Philip Hu

    Managing Director of North Asia
    Uptime Institute


Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Executive Luncheon Sponsor

Exhibition Sponsors

Printing Solutions Sponsor

Prize Sponsor

Supporting Media

Supporting Organizations



Elisa Wong
+852 2589 1308

Gigi Onag
+852 2589 1372

Connie Yip
+852 2589 1373

Carvin Lee

+852 2589 1350

Event Testimonals

“Questex Asia’s Data Center Summit has set the tone for the next generation of data centers. Discussion forums resonate around trending issues and provide guidance to the attendees to embrace the new technology.”

Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Asia Data Center


Event Testimonals

“The Data Centre Summit has provided a great opportunity to get updated with the current issues and on the latest technologies.”

Chief Executive Officer


Event Testimonals

“Excellent forum to network and understand the progress and direction in data center industry.”

Data Center Manager


Event Testimonals

"The event was well organized with a good variety of topics and speakers. The panel discussion was my favorite."



Park Central Tower, 3 Tong Tak St, Tseung Kwan O

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Keynote 1: Maintaining Data center standards and its importance in the digital era


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Keynote 5: Hong Kong Data Centers: Where are we going in the age of cloud?



Lenovo is a US$46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technologies. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products such as smartphones (Lenovo and Motorola brands), tablets and apps

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.

At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

China Mobile International Limited

China Mobile International Limited (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited, mainly responsible for the operation of China Mobile’s international business.

As the world’s largest telecommunications operator in terms of network scale, customer base and market value, China Mobile strives to continuously expand its global network and international business. In order to provide better services to meet the growing demand in the international telecommunications market, China Mobile established a subsidiary, CMI, in December 2010. Leveraging the strong support by China Mobile, CMI provides a full range of comprehensive international telecommunications services which includes IDD, roaming, Internet, MNC services and Value Added Business across the globe.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, CMI has expanded our footprint in 14 countries across different regions.


Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.


About Infinera

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service

innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s

unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on

Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.


CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (“CITIC Telecom CPC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), is a trusted Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider with multiple branches across Asia Pacific, and a preferred partner by multinational corporations and business enterprises.

CITIC Telecom CPC delivers a range of innovative services, including: TrueCONNECT™ - an advanced MLPS VPN service which employs state-of-the-art fully meshed network, TrustCSI™ - an integrated suite of information security solutions, and SmartCLOUD™ – smarter, better and high performance cloud computing solutions which complement the company’s managed network and managed security solutions.

As further testament to its commitment in providing premium quality services in the Asia Pacific region, the company became the first VPN service provider in Hong Kong to achieve all three ICT related certifications in ISO 9001 – Quality Management System, ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System and ISO 20000 – Information Technology Service Management System.

For more information about CITIC Telecom CPC, please visit www.citictel-cpc.com.

eG Innovations

eG Innovations is a leading provider of unified monitoring solutions helping businesses across the globe transform IT service delivery into a competitive advantage and a center for productivity, growth and profit. Providing end-to-end visibility – from users to servers to networks and storage, physical, virtualised and cloud - 360 degree view of their entire IT infrastructure allowing IT architects to determine how to right-size and optimize their IT infrastructures for maximum ROI.

With patented automatic root-cause diagnosis technology designed for dynamic, inter-dependent physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, eG Enterprise Suite helps Cloud and Managed Service Providers to be successful in delivering the expected performance and service availability and move up the value chain with many value-added features.

Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure.  From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. . Based in Everett, Washington, United States, the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or email us at apacmarketing@flukenetworks.com

Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

Established in 1999, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (‘HKBN’) is a leading broadband service provider in Hong Kong, offering a diversified portfolio of premium telecom services to the market, including broadband and Wi-Fi access, voice communication, entertainment and an array of advanced enterprise solutions.

Over the years, we have invested over HK$4.1 billion in establishing one of the most extensive fibre optic networks in Hong Kong. In 2004, we successfully built the largest Metro Ethernet network in the world. In 2013, we completed our acquisition of Y5ZONE Limited and further extended our Wi-Fi business development. In 2016, we acquired New World Telecom which strengthens our presence and development in the enterprise solutions market. Today, our fibre optic network covers more than 2,200 commercial buildings, with over 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots available throughout Hong Kong. For more information about HKBN Enterprise Solutions, please visithttp://hkbnes.net.

Towngas Telecom

Towngas Telecom (TGT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited. TGT is a carrier-neutral telecommunication service provider and the provider of high-end telecommunication infrastructure and quality network solutions. By integrating reliable and high-speed connectivity with world-class data centres, currently operates two large scale data centres in Hong Kong and five in Mainland. Besides, TGT is able to provide a cloud computing platform of secured privacy and high flexibility to meet growing needs of customers. We strive to enable ICT professionals and their business with reliable cloud infrastructure and competent services that exceed expectations.

Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited

Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider specializing in document consultancy. We provide document consultancy services and solutions to customers in every industry, through a full range of knowledge and document management solutions and services from multifunctional devices, production printing systems, document management and workflow software to Enterprise Print Services and Business Process Services.

For more information about Fuji Xerox Hong Kong, please visit http://www.fujixerox.com.hk.


InsureDIY is the only online insurance broker in Hong Kong. We provide online application & advisory, policy and claims servicing. Our platform allows customers to compare and buy insurance from the best MNC Insurers in the market including AIA, AXA, SunLife, Zurich and many others. 

InsureDIY has been in Hong Kong since 2012. Our customers love our 24/7 availability and our wide range of products including Life, Critical Illness and Medical Insurance. Try it for yourself and buy quality insurance products with best price guarantee.

Asia IDC Expo Comm

Asia IDC Expo Comm 2017, the most advanced technology and equipment event for the data center industry, will be held Mar 30-31, 2017 at Great China International Square Exhibition Center, in Shenzhen, China.

ASIA IDC EXPO COMM 2017 will be the fifth edition. The last event had 120 exhibitors and 8000 visitors from sectors of telecommunication, finance and banking, government departments, electricity, transportation, hospitals, aviation, subway systems, radio and TV broadcasting, education, e-administration, taxations, business administrations, public security, enterprises, etc.

Ranging from design, planning, and construction of data centers to new technology innovation and development, attendees will not only view the latest technology but also listen to very professional technique seminars.