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.

The 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



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 - 10:10

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


Technology Updates for Efficient Data Center Operations

10:10 - 10:40

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

10:40 - 11:10

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:50

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

11:50 - 12:30

Efficient DCIM Implementation: From Assessment to Procurement

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

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

14:30 - 15:20

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

15:20 - 16:00

Best Practices and Case Studies in Data Center Security Management

16:00 - 16:40

Staying Relevant in the Digital World: Modernizing Operational Data Centers

16:40 - 16:50

Concluding Remarks by Chair


End of Conference & Networking Tea


  • Andy Chun

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

  • Sheila Lam

    Computerworld Hong Kong

  • Charles Ho

    Director, Strategic Alliance Operations and Business Development, Global

  • Ir Allen Yeung Tak-bun

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

  • Dave Chen

    Chairperson - Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group
    Hong Kong Computer Society

  • Mark Carr

    Chief Architect
    The Hong Kong Jockey Club

  • Shaowen Ma

    Product Director, APAC
    Juniper Networks

  • Epsilon Ip

    Head of Enterprise Architecture & Information Security
    Hutchison Ports

  • Paul Dwyer

    Director – Regional Lead Data Center Services
    Jones Lang Lasalle

  • Barry Lewington

    Principal Consultant & Head of Professional Services
    PTS Consulting

  • Somnath Sarkar

    Chief Information Officer
    VP Bank FC

  • Michael Waye

    Director - Building MEP, China Region

  • Mozan Totani

    Director, Yahoo Data Center Development & Delivery

  • Jonathan Leung

    Senior Vice President & Head – Hosting Services
    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

  • Philip Hu

    Managing Director – North Asia
    Uptime Institute

  • Marin Ivezic

    Partner – Cybersecurity & Resilience, Chair – Cyber Physical Systems Security Institute

  • James Soh

    Membership Director - APAC
    Uptime Institute


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Exhibition Sponsors

Printing Sponsor

Supporting Media



Iris Li
+852 2589 1357

IB Saravanan

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


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


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


Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

FireEye, Inc.

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 5,800 customers across 67 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.

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

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.


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Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd. is dedicated to provide innovative and comprehensive business solutions including but not limited to digital color solutions, digital document system, knowledge management solutions, network device management utilities, a variety of hardware devices in addition to the IT and business process outsourcing services to cater for the ever-changing and diverse needs of enterprises of all sizes in Hong Kong.