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May 04 2015

Opening address: Positioning the Middle East as a key IT Hub on the global map

Bruce A. Taylor, EVP North America, DatacenterDynamics

Keynote Address – Vision 2021: Transforming the UAE into a knowledge‐based economy through state-of-the-art technology

H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, Director General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority UAE

The UAE owns one of the most advanced ICT infrastructures in the world, largely accredited to comprehensive government support of ICT infrastructure as a critical enabler of economic diversification, efficiency and modernisation. Under the Vision 2021 the UAE aspires to be among the best countries in the world by 2021, with technology being one of the pillars enabling a knowledge-based society.

With the creation of smart initiatives such as eGovernment and mGovernment, 2015 sees the roll-out of the UAE Federal Government Network, in support of the Smart Nation vision. With the federal network, the UAE has reached a fundamental milestone in integrating and offering government services through cloud solutions and Virtual Data Centers, hereby establishing an agile and scalable infrastructure capable of meeting future demands and realising Vision 2021. 

 

Morning Coffee, Networking, Expo and Solution Stages

The road map to free cooling in the middle east

John Rippingale, MEng (Hons) CDCDP, MIET, Regional Manager, Sudlows DMCC

Data Center Design Awareness

Paul Mason , Independent Consultant , Independent Consultant

Networking Lunch, Expo and Solution Stages

Energy Efficiency Best Practice

Paul Mason , Independent Consultant , Independent Consultant

Global Data Center Market Overview and Forecasts, 2014-2020

George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder, DatacenterDynamics

Join this session and gain exclusive insights into global data center market trends and market developments from the DCD Intelligence Global Data Center Market Overview and Forecasts, 2014-2020 report.

Some of the trends covered include the shift from in-house facilities towards colocation and outsourced space, the shift from physical servers towards virtualized and software-defined architectures and cloud-enabled services and the blurring of the traditional boundaries between capital investment and operating costs.

Challenges facing the global data center market in 2015 and beyond

Bruce A. Taylor, EVP North America, DatacenterDynamics

The former Vice President of the Uptime Institute and current EVP for North America at DCD will provide a comprehensive outlook on the state of the global data center industry, outlining key challenges and opportunities, what we can expect in 2015 and beyond, and how this will translate into long-term data center strategy and design.

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