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Jul 23 2015

Opening Remarks

Ir. Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Hong Kong SAR

Enhancing Hong Kong's Competitiveness Through Data Centre and Cloud Computing - Trends and Policies

Honorable Charles Mok, JP , Legislative Councilor, Information Technology Functional Constituency, Hong Kong SAR

With today’s technology enhancement it is essential for business corporate to maintain their competitive edge using cloud computing and big data as handy tools. Integrating big data into operations and business development while keeping costs low can help meeting business growth, but taking care of security, privacy and compliance matters in cloud computing could be a headache. Hon Charles Mok will remark on how policies and laws can facilitate maintaining standard and reliability of cloud services through a relevant and adequate guidance, and enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness in data center development.


Presentations

  • Enhancing Hong Kong's Competitiveness Through Data Centre and Cloud Computing - Trends and Policies

Morning Break, Expo & Networking

The Future of Data Centre Cabling: Base-2, Base-8, Base-12 and Base-24 Cabling

Scott Gregg, Marketing Manager Asia Pacific – Enterprise Networks, Corning

Networks continue to evolve and grow. Next-generation data centres will migrate to higher speeds of 40G, 100G and 400G. As data centres grow and migrate to higher speeds, the structured cabling system becomes a key component that influences the design and functionality of all the other components in the data centre. This presentation analyzes and discusses cabling options to determine the best solution for today’s networks and the networks of tomorrow.


Presentations

  • The Future of Data Centre Cabling: Base-2, Base-8, Base-12 and Base-24 Cabling

Panel Discussion: Hong Kong Companies’ Challenges in Setting Up Infrastructure in China

Charles Lee, Founder and Managing Director, OneAsia Network Limited Dowson Tong, Senior Executive Vice President and President of Social Network Group, Tencent Jonathan Leung, Senior Vice President, Head of Hosting Service, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited Peter Bullock , Partner , Pinsent Masons

Choice of Location

1) In April this year, China has introduced Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone covering Nansha; Qianhai , Shekou in Shenzhen as well as Hengqin in Zhuhai. Are these new opportunities for data center operators and users?

2) What is the general availability of high quality data center in key cities in China?

3) How important is network connectivity cost (both domestic and cross boarder) in total cost of data center operation in China?

Legal Tips

1) It is known that there are different licensing requirements related to operation of data center, hosting of internet content and providing internet services in China (IDC, ICP, ISP). For enterprise users of data center, are these relevant to them? Any differences between Internet Data Center (IDC) and Data Center (DC) from licensing perspective?

2) For Hong Kong based companies, what are the major compliance considerations related to Personal Data Privacy Ordinance (PDPO)?

3) Also related to PDPO, are there additional considerations for regulated financial institutions versus general enterprises?

Cloud

1) With popularity of cloud services, more and more companies are considering moving part of their applications to cloud. Specific to China, any tips for foreign companies before they deploy to cloud both from technical and legal perspectives?

2) How open are today’s cloud based services and are there risk of being locked in due to proprietary standards?


Lunch, Expo & Networking

The Evolution of the Data Center in the Age of Software Defined Networks

Giles Proctor, VP, Data Centre Services , Pacnet at Telstra

Historically, data center transformation has been challenged by the inability of network and storage to keep pace with server virtualisation. However to date, with the  advent of Software Defined Networks (SDN), enterprises are now building a case for dynamic self-provisioned networks. What impact does this disruption have over the data centre environment?  

Giles Proctor, Head of Data Centre and Hosting Services at Telstra, shares his experiences managing SDN-driven data centre virtualisation as well as his vision of a future where all components of the data centre infrastructure are delivered as a service and automated by software.


Presentations

  • The Evolution of the Data Center in the Age of Software Defined Networks

Networking Drinks

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