Change management in the data centre

Speed, agility, flexibility and scalability – the building blocks of today’s customer-centric, digital business

CHAIRPERSONS

Mark Acton

Independent Data Centre Consultant

RiT Tech

As both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional with over 25 years of experience in the data centre sector Mark has been a specialist in the field of data centre operations and technical management for more than 2 decades. During this time he has focussed on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class data centres with 24x365 availability expectations.

Now operating as an Independent Consultant and Technical Advisor with extensive international experience and solid technical skills combining data centre facilities design, IT and facilities operational management, energy efficiency and engineering expertise to support all facets of the Data Centre Lifecycle.

A regular public speaker, conference host and industry thought leader on data centre technical issues as well as sitting on multiple technical and advisory boards. Mark is also involved in the development of International data centre Standards through ISO and CENELEC as the UK national representative as well as being the Technical Editor and Committee Chair of the European Commission Code of Conduct on data centre energy efficiency.


Wednesday 22nd September 2021 starting at 10:00 BST
10:00 Conference Chair - Mark Acton - Opening Remarks
10:10 Keynote Presentation: The rapidly changing, hybrid IT landscape, and what will the data centre of the future look like?
Presented by Mark Anderson - Equinix
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
10:25 Planning For Change
Presented by Jon Healy - Keysource
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
10:40 How Cloud Technologies can benefit Data Centre Operations
Presented by Matthew Farnell - Schneider Electric
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
10:55 Addressing infrastructure concerns/operations shortcomings to reduce outage risk
Presented by Ali Moinuddin - Uptime Institute
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
11:10 How Engineering Simulation can be used to improve data centre design and operations
Presented by Adam Smith - Future Facilities
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
11:25 Data Centre Design - What we can learn from the world of Cryptocurrency?
Presented by Alan Beresford - EcoCooling
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
11:40 BREAK
11:55 A Roadmap towards GHG Abatement and Carbon Net-Zero Data Centres by 2030
Presented by Kerr Johnstone - i3 Solutions Group
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
12:10 Critical Power At The Edge
Presented by Rob Taylor - Kohler Uninterruptible Power
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
12:25 Cloud & Hybrid Cloud: Know Before You Go
Presented by Stuart Heron - Virtana
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
12:40 Using Automated Infrastructure Management systems for managing Data Centers
Presented by Michael German - CommScope
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
12:55 The Path to the Next Generation Data Centre is with Arm
Presented by Tony Craythorne - Bamboo Systems Group
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
13:10 BREAK
13:25 Genuine Data Centre Energy Efficiency and Sustainability – The Challenges
Presented by Mark Acton - RiT Tech
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
13:40 Redefining data centres: How Edge Colocation is the key to user agility and competitive advantage
Presented by John Hall - Proximity Data Centres
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
13:55 Data Centre & Cloud Networking - Trends and Futures
Presented by James Smith - Arista Networks
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
14:10 RELIABLE, REPEATABLE CHANGE WITH 360 AUTOMATION FROM DESIGN TO OPERATIONS
Presented by Cathy Gadecki - Juniper Networks
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
14:25 Liquid Cooling Solutions: Reduce Costs, Save Energy and Improve Performance
Presented by Joshua Hankin - Super Micro Computer
Includes a 5 minute live Q&A session
14:40 Conference Chair - Mark Acton - Closing Remarks
Presentation times and order are subject to change. This agenda was last updated on 19 May 2022 at 3:12am.

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