06 July 2017

Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East , Hong Kong

9th Annual Data Center Summit

Growing broadband penetration, increasing internet speed and growth in data consumption from new and expanding industry segments in the region and in Hong Kong have underlined its status as one of the top DC service providers in the region.

But in spite of concerted efforts by regulators, developers and asset owners, challenges for the industry still remain. Lack of adequate real estate supply, concern on cyber security and redundancy issues, lack of skilled manpower to cater to the DC industry growth and constraining environmental clearances are just a few of them.

Computer World HK’s premium annual event DataCenter Summit in July 2017 will bring together 200+ senior executives of major data center service buyers from enterprises, government departments, manufacturing plants and BFSI industry - to discuss their data consumption strategies, DC and cloud storage procuring patterns and other challenges such as cybersecurity and colocation.

Who will attend?

Attendees at the Data Center Summit are decision makers from corporate, non-profit and government agencies. Delegate titles will include:

  • Chief Information and Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • VP of Technology
  • IT Director and Manager
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • Network and Communication Engineers
  • Data Center/ Facilities Manager
  • Architects and Building Manager
  • Risk Management Executives
  • Business Development and Strategy Executives
  • Financial Planners/ Executives
  • Product and Purchasing Managers
  • Strategy Directors
  • Server, Storage, and Application Administrator
  • Designers and Developers
  • Facilities Engineers
  • Application Engineers
  • Server Consolidation
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Hardware Migration Experts


Computerworld Hong Kong


08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Morning Refreshments

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks by Chair

09:05 - 09:10

Ice Breaking Session

Regulations, Investments and New Data Center Developments

09:10 - 09:20

Policy Updates on the Data Center Industry in Hong Kong

09:20 - 09:55

Growing the Data Center Industry Sustainably: Trends in Stakeholders Collaboration in Hong Kong

09:55 - 10:25

Growth and Investments in the Data Center Market in Hong Kong

10:25- 10:55

Riding the Current with Underwater Data Centers: A Case Study

10:55 – 11:25

Networking Coffee Break

Technology Updates for Efficient Data Center Operations

11:25 – 11:55

Scalability, Automation and Flexibility in IT Operations: How Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) Can Change the Service Delivery

11:55 – 12:25

Optimising DC OPEX with Innovative Energy Management and Cooling Techniques – Yahoo! Case Study

12:25 – 12:55

Efficient DCIM Implementation: From Compliance to Improved Hybrid Environment Management

12:55 – 14:15

Networking Lunch

14:15 – 14:45

Tackling Cyber Security Threats with Managed Security Services (MSS) and Security Operations Centers (SOC)

The Road Ahead for Data Centers – Developing a Sustainable Data Center Industry

14:45- 15:20

Embracing Digitalization: Transforming the Traditional Data Centers into Cost-Effective and Profitable Data Centers

15:20 -15:50

Cloud Computing - The Transition to Cloud and the Changing Role of a Data Center

15:50 - 16:20

Maximizing Efficiency and Eliminating Human Error: The Role of Robotics and AI

16:20 - 16:50

Planning and Implementing DC Consolidation Projects Using Upcoming Technologies


End of Conference & Networking Tea


  • Ir Allen Yeung Tak-bun

    Government Chief Information Officer
    The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Mozan Totani

    Director, Yahoo Data Center Development & Delivery
    Yahoo! Inc.

  • Somnath Sarkar

    Chief Information Officer
    VP Bank FC

  • Michael Waye

    Director - Building MEP, China Region

  • Epsilon Ip

    Head of Enterprise Architecture & Information Security
    Hutchison Ports

  • Andy Chun

    Associate Professor ( Computer Science) & Former Chief Information Officer
    City University of Hong Kong

  • Dave Chen

    Chairperson - Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group
    Hong Kong Computer Society


    Director – Regional Lead Data Center Services
    Jones Lang Lasalle

  • Barry Lewington

    Principal Consultant & Head of Professional Services
    PTS Consulting


Supporting Media

Supporting Organizations


Carvin Lee
Associate Publisher
+852 2589 1350

Connie Yip
Regional Account Director
+852 2589 1373

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."



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