Agenda

July 24 2018

Time Hall 1 Hall 2
09:00

Welcome address: Mapping the growth of Africa’s data center and cloud ecosystem

09:10

Lightning plenary: Towards the cloud-enabled data center – tracking hybrid IT adoption trends and challenges in Africa

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09:30

Lightning plenary: Deploying IT infrastructure at the edge – unlocking the potential of network edge data centers in Africa

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09:50

Lightning plenary: To nail your 2018 data center strategy, you must have the answers to these 10 questions!

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10:10

Plenary Panel: Driving digital transformation with cloud and data center infrastructure build-outs in Africa – how can the industry meet the growing data needs for IT services?

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10:40

Morning Coffee Break, Speed Networking & Innovation Stage Presentations

11:50

Optimising your data center operating model to enable hybrid IT

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How can a mix of different backup power generation approaches help mitigate downtime?

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12:20

How can the modular data center approach help meet rapidly growing business demands?

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How can hybrid cooling techniques help deliver big data center savings?

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12:50

Continuing in the face of disaster: Reassessing your disaster recovery strategy in the cloud age

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Infrastructure management, automation and provisioning: How can DCIM optimise your data center operations?

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13:20

Networking Lunch & Innovation Stage Presentations

15:00

Panel: Supporting regional carrier-neutral data center build-outs – how the race to the cloud is impacting African colocation markets

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15:30

Panel: Energy efficiency – how can regional operators embrace green technology for greater efficiency in their operations?

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16:00

Meeting the IT infrastructure demands of your customers – an overview of end-user trends across key regional markets

Spotlight Panel: Tracking data center and cloud infrastructure trends and opportunities across key African hubs

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16:30

Towards harmonised data sovereignty frameworks – how do we apply sovereign data rules in practice in Africa?

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17:00

CXO Closing Panel: Global technology trends – what will your data center look like 5 years from now? (Expo floor)

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17:30

Evening Networking Reception on the Expo Floor

19:30

Close of event

Break Outs

Hosted Roundtables

15:00 - Roundtable 1: Financing and investing in African data center build outs

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15:00 - Roundtable 2: Top design and construction challenges that make building regional data centers difficult in 2018

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15:00 - Roundtable 3: Power infrastructure challenges- African data centers and the power supply challenges

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15:00 - Roundtable 4: How can regional operators meet the increasing demand for data center space from hyperscale computing?

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15:00 - Roundtable 5: Hybrid cloud adoption and migration challenges - assessing the infrastructure requirements in support of your hybrid IT strategy

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