TUESDAY, 24th July - 15.00 TO 16.00

Our new hosted roundtable format provides an ideal platform for debate around really hot topics where everyone's ideas and opinions are important and formative to the discussion. The DCD>Energy Smart discussions aim to bring together data center operators, energy providers, technologists and government to find new ways of collaboration for a more sustainable future.

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

Led by: Alistair Scott, CEO, Thinkdatacentre


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

Led by: Stan Rudman, Aurecon


Roundtable 3: Power infrastructure supply challenges – assessing grid availability and alternative power sources for African data centers

Led by: Enoch Simpson, Technical Consultant, EMEA, Uptime Institute

Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager, MDXi

Hosted by: MainOne


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

Led by: Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre 

Hosted by: Rack Centre 


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

Led by: Opeyemi Shokunbi, IT Lead (Country Manager, Nestle

Phil Collerton, Uptime Institute

Vremudia Oghene-Ruemu, Product Specialist, Data Centre, MainOne