July 24 2018

Time Hall 1 Hall 2

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


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

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

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

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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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Morning Coffee Break, Speed Networking & Innovation Stage Presentations


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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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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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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Networking Lunch & Innovation Stage Presentations


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

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

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

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Evening Networking Reception on the Expo Floor


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

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Close of event

Break Outs

Hosted Roundtables

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

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