Agenda

November 27 2018

Time Hall 1 Hall 2
08:55

Opening Remarks: The road towards software-defined data centers: Where are we on the journey?

09:00

Plenary Keynote: The smart evolution – Data center evolution in an era of smart cities, e-governments and 5G capability in the Middle East

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09:20
09:40

Plenary Keynote: Middle East on the heatmap – How can data centers reduce their cost per Megawatt and keep cool for maximum output during a time where going green matters?

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10:00

Plenary Panel: How to achieve the highest tier in class? Using new technologies and innovative approaches to optimise your IT infrastructure for the smart-everything era

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10:40

Morning Coffee Break, Speed Networking and Innovation Stage Presentations

11:50

How do you incorporate automation and AI into your operations for optimal efficiency and transparency in real-time?

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Rethinking your UPS architecture: Should you go static or rotary?

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12:20

Faster, quicker and expendable – why doesn’t everyone use modular?

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How do you consolidate a data center using smaller, more efficient hardware components to maximise the output of high density data centers?

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12:50

How do you use global best practice cooling techniques in extreme Middle Eastern conditions?

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Managing your hybrid IT environment: Can a centralised DCIM system improve your data center in a hybrid era?

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13:20

Networking Lunch and Innovation Stage Presentations

15:00

Is cloud going to eventually overshadow the on-premise data center? Cloud First Policy in Bahrain

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15:30

Case Study: How a bank in Oman achieved the first free cooling data center in the country

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16:00

Being close to the edge: When your centralised data center is not enough…

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Panel session: The Apple dream - Is it possible to reach 100% renewably-powered data centers in the Middle East without compromising your PUE?

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16:45

Panel session: How do you consolidate, upgrade and retrofit to maximise efficiencies and the life span of your existing data centers?

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The fully automated data center: How predictive and real time analytics dramatically optimised an operator’s data center efficiency

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17:30

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

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