Thinking differently about data centres provides the focus for this year’s Datacentre Africa, the premier regional event for IT infrastructure which takes place in Johannesburg 26-27 June 2013.
In a packed programme attended by executives from across Africa, the conference will focus on how radical changes in the fabric of data centres, cloud, modular, DCIM, new innovations in cooling and much more will impact today’s facilities and the way in which services are procured. Finance, investment, digital hubs, and the market landscape also feature as key topics.
Speakers and experts from enterprises complement insights from world class organizations and join forces to present a powerful agenda dedicated to the transformative process that lies ahead towards a flexible computing environment. The event will include a workshop by global consulting firm Arup and an accredited training.
Key representatives participating include Bernard Donnelly, Senior Manager, Cloud Architecture, Cybernest, Telkom; Patrick Helmer, Managing Director, efusion.eu, (Working Group: Carrier Neutral DataCentre) Benin; Dr. Geoffrey G Seleka, Senior Director, Botswana Innovation Hub; Robert Aouad, CEO, Isocel Telecom; Kent Lupberger, Global Head, TMT, International Finance Corporation and many more will take part in facilitated panels and case studies and provide insight into the management of today’s IT infrastructure, data, energy and cloud.
“Datacentre Africa will deliver a tremendous programme covering critical technical, commercial and operational topics aligned to the changing data centre and cloud environment,” commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup. “It also promises a forum for discussion and offers unique exposure to the development of data centres across the African continent where demand is increasing.”
Sponsors and partners include Schneider Electric, Panduit, Teraco Data Environments, RT Systems, Delta, International Data Centre Group, and CNET Training.