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
Registration and Morning Refreshments
Opening Remarks by Chair
Ice Breaking Session
Regulations, Investments and New Data Center Developments
Policy Updates on the Data Center Industry in Hong Kong
Growing the Data Center Industry Sustainably: Trends in Stakeholders Collaboration in Hong Kong
The government of Hong Kong has been very supportive in the development of new data centers. Despite the limited land supply, Hong Kong is still being targeted by international investors, developers and occupiers due to its role as a gateway to China. This session will discuss some of the new initiatives, challenges and opportunities in the development of new data centers.
- What are some of the new initiatives to promote data center stakeholder collaboration?
- Discussing the latest greenfield and brownfield developments in Hong Kong
- Ensuring smooth and efficient data center construction and project management
- Innovations in data center building and design: Learning the best practices
Keeping Attackers and Intruders Away with Cost Effective Data Center Security Management
With the advent of cloud computing, rich internet applications, service-oriented architectures and virtualization, data center operations are becoming more dynamic. The shift towards a new computing environment adds layers of complexity that have broad implications for how information technology managers secure the components of a data center to protect data from malicious attack or compromise.
- Developing a comprehensive information security management framework for your data center
- What are the main security risks that threaten data center operations?
- Ensuring each element of a data center is secure – the network, applications, desktop and storage
- Managing cybersecurity of data centers in the era of cloud and virtualization
Morning Coffee Break
Scalability, Automation and Flexibility in IT Operations: How Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) Can Change the Service Delivery
Software-defined data centers (SDDC) are becoming a critical priority for IT leaders. The recent IT Priorities Report concludes that SDDCs were identified as one of the top 10 IT initiatives, rated as even more important than application modernization and software as a service (SaaS)
- The evolution of an SDDC from existing DC infrastructure
- Preparing for a software-defined future: what are the key technologies and solutions needed
- Assessing the impact of SDDC and SDN (Software Defined Networking) to current procurement processes in data centers
- Extending virtualization beyond servers and towards network and storage resources
Case Study: Optimising DC OPEX with Innovative Energy Management and Cooling Techniques – Yahoo! Case Study
With more virtualization and high-density computing, the energy efficiency of a data center has become a vital consideration. Energy consumption per server is growing by 9 percent per year globally as growth in performance pushes demand for energy. Conventional cooling approaches have given way to sophisticated approaches focused on removing heat as efficiently as possible
- What are the latest innovations in power and cooling systems to reduce energy consumption?
- Moving beyond traditional air-conditioning systems to more innovative cooling methods such as liquid cooling and immersion cooling
- The cost-benefit analysis of incorporating new technologies
- Overcoming the hurdles in shifting towards new cooling techniques
Efficient DCIM Implementation: From Assessment to Procurement
- Does DCIM implementation make a business case?
- Justifying ROI on DCIM tools and the implementation costs
- Why most DCIM implementation projects fail or get delayed
- What facilities managers need to know in order to get the most out of DCIM?
Tackling Cyber Security Threats with Managed Security Services (MSS) and Security Operations Centers (SOC)
The 2016 Ponemon Institute Cost of Data Center Outages study revealed that cyber attacks accounted for 22 percent of the data center outages. As more devices become connected, the data center is exposed to more severe security threats and operators are more likely to invest in tools and processes that help them identify the network weaknesses, increase visibility and provide early warning notifications to create more secure environments.
- Addressing the role of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) and how this can help to mitigate cyber security threats in data centers
- What are the factors that data centers should look into when selecting their MSSP?
- How to build a world-class Security Operations Center?
- Identifying ways to prevent data losses especially in cloud based applications
The Road Ahead for Data Centers – Developing a Sustainable Data Center Industry
Panel Discussion: Embracing Digitalization - Transforming the Traditional Data Centers into Cost-Effective and Profitable Data Centers
As modern businesses embrace the digital era, they need their data centers to be dynamic and agile assets. CIOs are continuously demanded to develop strategies that enable their organizations compete in a digitally driven world whilst driving the revenue growth and profitability up
- The changing perspectives: how data centers will change in the next few years
- Gearing up for digitalization and more disruption
- Acquiring competitive advantage through IoT and Artificial Intelligence
- Looking ahead: the emerging technologies - containers and hyperconvergence
Chief Information Security Officer & Managing Director,
Associate Professor ( Computer Science) & Former Chief Information Officer,
City University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Best Practices and Case Studies in Data Center Security Management
Staying Relevant in the Digital World: Modernizing Operational Data Centers
- Anticipating the trends and DC operational technology
- How are data centers expected to be disrupted
- Integrating disruption-proof technologies to cater to digital world
- Seamlessly modernizing data centers for serving increasing digital needs
End of Conference & Networking Tea
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“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.”
“The Data Centre Summit has provided a great opportunity to get updated with the current issues and on the latest technologies.”
“Excellent forum to network and understand the progress and direction in data center industry.”
"The event was well organized with a good variety of topics and speakers. The panel discussion was my favorite."