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Sep 15 2015

Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall

All-Conference Plenary Keynote: Toward the Software-Defined, Data-Driven Data Center

Cole Crawford, Chairman, StackingIT George Rockett, CEO & Co-Founder, DatacenterDynamics

The data center has often been regarded as a bastion for consistency, reliability and stability but the introduction of software-defined has entirely transformed the way how networks in DCs function, with virtualization now a key foundation to cloud computing, servers and infrastructure. Is moving towards a software-defined driven DC anytime in the near future in Southeast Asia and how can operators ensure that all of the different components of a DC are working together as one big family in a trouble-free environment?


Presentations

  • All-Conference Plenary Keynote: Toward the Software-Defined, Data-Driven Data Center
  • The disaggregated data center and its role in the Internet of Everything

Opening Remarks from Track Chairman

Walter Miros, Associate Director of Project & Development Services Malaysia, Jones Lang LaSalle

Software-Defined Data Center: The foundation for unified hybrid cloud

Akmal Hamawi, APAC Senior Manager, NSX, VMware

According to Frost & Sullivan, the global  SDDC market is expected to grow from $21.78 billion in 2015 to $77.18 billion in 2020. North America holds the largest share as of 2014 with APAC a close second but this is expected to change as colocation and enterprises increasingly look east for building of new DCs. Enterprises can thus focus more on  innovation rather than infrastructure when it comes to migrating their assets to colocation. VMWare share their clients’ case studies in this area on how costs and efficiencies were improved via a unified cloud platform.

IT + Networks

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Managing power distribution in data centers

Benjamin Zhang, Asia Growth Leader, GE Critical Power

Data center requirements for power depend on the application and implementation of the data center itself. This presentation looks at how and why reliability requirements vary, and how power solutions can best fit the needs of the particular application. In addition, it will examine how the distribution of power to the data center's servers can dramatically affect the operation of both the UPS and the IT load.

Critical Environment

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GE Critical Power

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  • Managing power distribution in data centers

Data center v4.0

Sanjay Sainani, Regional VP, IT & Data Center Solutions, Huawei, Middle East Region

From what happens in an internet fuelled explosion of smart devices, from the accumulation of incredible amounts of data to the Internet of Things, ITC trends for the next decade will drive data center industry expansion and innovation. How can the industry keep up with the data center technology required to deliver these changes?  What could be expected in the Data Center Facility to meet these challenges?

Design + Strategy

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Huawei International Pte Ltd

Presentations

  • Data center v4.0

Breakfast Briefing - IE Singapore: The Vision for SE Asia's Data Center Economy

What are data center end-users looking for specifically when making their decision to locate data centers: green vs price vs connectivity? What stories do existing capacity and growth projections for the region tell us? And how can developers, contractors and technology providers best serve these requirements going forward?

Join us and other top professionals in the industry as we uncover market demand dynamics with a long-term vision for South East Asia’s data center economy.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Idea Labs 1, Room 3E.

Idea Labs

Coffee Break, Networking, Expo & Solution Stages

Solution Stage: Maximize the performance of your data center with 6SigmaDCX

Mark Fenton, Product Manager, Future Facilities Stuart Crump, Head of Business Development EMEA, Future Facilities Limited

6SigmaDCX puts the power of engineering simulation at your fingertips. Recognized as the ‘best in class’ CFD software for data centre professionals, 6SigmaDCX enables you to maximise availability, capacity and efficiency in your data centre in both design and operation. Join us for a live demonstration today to see how simplicity and ease of use are combined with powerful DCIM connectivity and see how 6SigmaDCX can help your data centre.

 

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Solution Stage: Reliable and efficient assurance for IDC power supply

Adden Luo, Senior Engineer, Huawei

The data center is an important foundation of modern information society. How to ensure the DCs work on a reliable and efficient state is a very important thing to the DC owners. The UPS which is to provide uninterrupted and pure power for the DC plays a key role to improve the reliability and efficiency of the DC.   This presentation will focus on the challenges of UPS industry and introduce the most suitable UPS solution for DC.

Solution Stage

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Huawei International Pte Ltd

Opening Remarks from Track Chairman

Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Panel: How is South East Asia coping with explosive demand for data center services?

Adi Kusma , President Director, Biznet Asher Ling, Chief Operating Officer, Kingsland Development Bas Winkel, Managing Director, LeaseWeb Asia Pacific Billy Lee Kok Chi, Chairman, Malaysian Data Centre Alliance, CEO, Hitachi Sunway Data Center Services

Today's cloud and tomorrow's IoT are driving explosive demand for data center services, which in turn require new data center stock to be made available, and building new facilities is not as simple as flicking a switch as the public might sometimes be led to believe; bricks and mortar require time, planning and money. We ask our panel of experts, each involved in this complex business, how they are coping. Where in SE Asia is the next data center investment hot spot and why? What are the main regional challenges today in digital real estate development? Is there adequate financing available for these types of projects?


App > Cloud

Presentations

  • Panel: How is South East Asia coping with explosive demand for data center services?

Connecting tomorrow’s data center and enabling time critical operations: Security - Agility - Control

Maurizio Severi, Senior Director, Network Architect and Business Development, APAC, Alcatel Lucent

Driven by cloud computing, big data and the compelling economics of virtualization, the enterprise data center is undergoing rapid change, growth and consolidation. Data Center Interconnect is expanding beyond the business continuity and disaster recovery role it has traditionally played. It is also becoming a way to connect data centers in a cloud of virtualized compute and storage, using SDN to automatically allocate resources as required. This session provides end-users’ use cases to show new approaches in Data Center Interconnect. And also explains how the agile optical layer performs as the key networking asset to enable time critical operations and new services delivery for today and tomorrow’s data centers.

IT + Networks

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Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

Presentations

  • Connecting tomorrow’s data center and enabling time critical operations: Security - Agility - Control

Digital/IT Transformation: Benefits of optimizing top and bottom line business aspects

Bob Sharon, Founder & CEO , Green Global Solutions

Digital/IT Transformation can help optimize top and bottom line business aspects, i.e., Top-Line: New Services based on leveraging mobility and agility; Bottom-Line: Energy and Operating Cost reduction and Compliance to CSR/Green principles. It also offers an opportunity to rationalize the Private On Premise DCs to a Hybrid with these three factors - Power, Cooling and Space Optimization. In this presentation, we will highlight how IT Transformation combined with various tools and methods can be integrated to dramatically reduce costs while enhancing the customer experience.

Design + Strategy

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Green Global Solutions

Presentations

  • Digital/IT Transformation: Benefits of optimizing top and bottom line business aspects

Is data center infrastructure ready for new IT equipment? A presentation & open discussion?

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates

The world is rapidly changing and in the data center industry, the tension has definitely ratcheted up to the point where it is creating toxic conflicts. The data center facility and its supporting infrastructure must work in harmony with the new IT equipment that supports the software that a dynamically evolving society is demanding. ASHRAE TC 9.9 has important research-based insights to share and engage in discussion about.

Critical Environment

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  • Is data center infrastructure ready for new IT equipment? A presentation & open discussion?

Case study: Exploring Telin’s pioneering multi-tier design at Singapore Data Center Park

Ed Ansett, Managing Partner, i3 Solutions Group Freddi Huang, Head Network Engineering & Operation, Telin Singapore

To support Singapore’s Smart Nation vision and regional markets, the Telin-3 facility was recently launched with the purpose of addressing growing cloud computing and big data analytic needs. Freddi will cover what aspects are considered in selecting the location, what are the challenges anticipated and how premium data center services are expected to drive the growth of multi-tier design DCs in the years ahead.

Design + Strategy

The value of large generator sets decoded

Atul Tare, Manager, Technical Sales Support and Delivery – Asia Pacific, Cummins

Why do diesel generators continue to grow in size? Ten years ago no one had a use for generators over 3MW, or at least they didn't think so, but times have changed and the availability and popularity of these large high speed diesel generators continues to grow. This presentation will discuss the reasons why larger generators are better for some data centers, and also review how paralleling these generators can give you even more advantages. In addition, we will discuss how to design a paralleling system that gives you concurrent maintainability and eliminates the paralleling bus as a single point of failure.

Critical Environment

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  • The value of large generator sets decoded

Invisible infrastructure for data center and clouds

Paul Serrano, Senior Director Marketing, APJ, Nutanix

The next evolution of the datacenter will be focused on delivering  invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing - elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business,.  Invisible infrastructure natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption.  Learn how “one click” technology can move active production workloads across virtualization technologies, storage and private/public clouds….simply, quickly and cost effectively.  Datacenter infrastructure should be a utility and this session will reveal how enterprises around the world are already achieving this.


IT + Networks

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Nutanix , Inc.

Presentations

  • Invisible infrastructure for data center and clouds

Panel: How is the role of the CIO changing?

Gautam Bardoloi, Head of IT Strategy and Governance, Hong Kong Jockey Club Suk-wah Kwok, Regional Chief Information Officer, Asia Pacific, Lockton Companies Inc

In some companies the CIO role includes head of business transformation, head of business process change or management, head of service delivery and even head of supply chain. In others they are being called chief technology officers (CTOs), and in some cases the role of CIO is divided between two or more people. How has your role changed? We ask CIOs from the region.


App > Cloud

Presentations

  • Panel: How is the role of the CIO changing?

DCPro Training Taster: DCS Operations

Mike Foskett, Master Trainer, DCProfessional Development

Why DCProfessional Development?

  • We have built an international network of data center experts, who we work with to develop and deliver groundbreaking training using the latest educational techniques. 
  • Our classroom instructors are the best in the business, each with a minimum of 10 years project experience in the field. 
  • We are the only provider to offer a range of online modules to complement your classroom training. 
  • Courses are endorsed by a range of international accrediting bodies, allowing you to earn Professional Development Hours throughout your training.

 

The Data Center Specialist (DCS) credential provides the highest possible level of consistency for the industry, and it gives the next generation of data center professionals a goal to aspire to. Come along to experience first-hand the value of the DCS Operations Credential.

This session takes place on the Solution Stage in the Expo Hall.

 

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Transform and automate your data center for next-generation business initiatives

Wai-Kit Cheah, Head Architect, Dimension Data Asia Pacific

How do you enable an agile real-time enterprise by extracting more value from your information infrastructure and turn it into actionable intelligence? Leading CIOs are leveraging Autonomic Computing and Cognitive Platforms to help manage day-to-day operations and dramatically improve business efficiency while delivering a predictable, high quality service and availability across diverse systems, networks and applications. Gain insights on how you can empower and free up your IT team to focus on talking to the business users, driving innovation, and working on next-generation solutions.

Design + Strategy

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Dimension Data

Presentations

  • Transform and automate your data center for next-generation business initiatives

K.I.S.S. in the Cloud: DRaaS to protect your heterogeneous IT environment

Alexander Pak, Solution Architect, Vision Solutions, Hitachi Sunway Data Center Services Ong Heng Hock, System and Application Manager, Hitachi Sunway Data Center Services

With minimal up-front capital investments and flexible and easy-to-adopt deployment options in your mind, you also need to address the ever-changing capacity needs, ensure that Business Continuity needs are truly met, with SLA’s that align with both the commercial needs of the stakeholders and the realistic delivery capability of the provider. You can really make it happen! This session will focus on how you can transition your DR to the Cloud simple and pain-free in the most heterogeneous of environments.

App > Cloud

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Malaysian Data Centre Alliance (MDCA)

Presentations

  • K.I.S.S. in the Cloud: DRaaS to protect your heterogeneous IT environment

Data center management evolution; why the devil is in the data

Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

Eight years of predictive modeling reveals lessons learned and often counter-intuitive findings. This session shows how big data and analytics can be used to explore most aspects of data center and IT equipment performance. The devil is truly within the data and discussed is how analytic techniques can be used to guide and support decisions within the data center. The next generation of data centers will be data driven from concept through its operating life cycle and, eventually, to decommissioning.

Critical Environment

Presentations

  • Data center management evolution; why the devil is in the data

Certification and troubleshooting of modern data center fibre optic installations

Wayne Allen, Technical Evangelist, Fluke Networks

This presentation will look at new testing methods that Data Centre Managers and Cabling Installers can deploy to ensure that the installed fibre optic cabling can deliver todays network speeds and be scalable to support the new and emerging standards offering greater speeds over fibre.  But what if it does not work?  This presentation will also address techniques and methods that can be used to detect where problems are located in modern fibre optic cabling systems

IT + Networks

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Fluke Networks

Presentations

  • Certification and troubleshooting of modern data center fibre optic installations

Lunch Briefing - Schneider Electric: Micro Data Centers: The Perfect Choice for Edge Computing

Damian Ryan, Director for DC Solution APJ, Cisco Systems Victor Avelar, Director and Senior Research Analyst, Data Center Science Center, Schneider Electric

This private lunch briefing will bring together a high-level select profile of IT and data center professionals to discuss the future of the data center, the emergence and popularity of the micro data center and the cost vs benefits of moving into this in an era of limited computing resources. Learn how you can minimize making poor decisions in oversizing infrastructure to future-proof against uncertainty. Also pick up ideas on how you can add and improve capacity in a quicker manner, reduce latency, and enable secure ongoing management through edge computing.

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Idea Labs 2, Room 3F.

Idea Labs

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Schneider Electric

Lunch Break, Networking, Expo & Solution Stages

Solution Stage: Infrastructure as a platform

Cecilia Chiew Beltran, Regional Sales Director, Southeast Asia, Anixter

Anixter will present on the 5 key subsystems of physical infrastructure in the data center, including Risk Management, Network Migration, Power Optimization, Thermal Efficiency and DCIM Enablement. These are the building blocks for data center interoperability which Anixter is delivering in a series of global webinars, reports, application guides and videos throughout 2015.

Solution Stage

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Anixter

Interactive Workshop: Alcatel-Lucent - Unleashing the power of SDN in your data center

Join leading data center experts and key players in the ecosystem as they discuss global and regional perspectives for the evolution of the enterprise SDN networks. This workshop will present an overview of market challenges and explore technology innovations that will drive future growth in this sector, with a focus on what it will do for your business.

Expert-led discussions will include:

  • The growing momentum of SDN: Trends to watch for enterprises, DC and cloud providers
  • Network virtualization – delivering enterprise without borders
  • Panel discussion: SDN & security for next-generation data centers

WELCOME REMARKS

Philippe Gerard, Vice President, Global Enterprise, APAC, Alcatel-Lucent

 

THE GROWING MOMENTUM OF SDN: TRENDS TO WATCH FOR ENTERPRISES, DC AND CLOUD PROVIDERS

Peter Judge, Global Editor, DatacenterDynamics

 

NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION - DELIVERING ENTERPRISE WITHOUT BORDERS

Charles Ferland, Vice President, Business Development, Nuage Networks

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: SDN & SECURITY FOR NEXT-GENERATION DATA CENTERS

Moderator: Peter Judge, Global Editor, DatacenterDynamics

Panelists:

Jerzy Szlozarek, Chief Operating Officer, Epsilon

Shiraz Qureshi, Director, Business Development, APAC, Nuage Networks

Ras Scollay, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Centurylink

Paragone Loh, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific, Accenture 

This session is by invitation only and takes place in Ideal Labs 1, Room 3E.  


Idea Labs

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Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

Interactive Workshop: DLB Associates – How can IaaS providers overcome the threat of extinction?

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates

The interplay between the data center trinity of software, hardware and facility threaten the survival of many scaling IaaS delivery models, if not fully understood. This invitational workshop, facilitated by data center scale-out and technology guru Don Beaty, aims to make participants more conscious of the complexities of matching business models to future technology roadmaps.

Participation in this roundtable is reserved for CxOs from data center service providers - by invitation only.

This session takes place in Idea Labs 2, Room 3F.

Idea Labs

All-Conference Plenary Panel: How do we redefine uptime and availability in an application centric world?

Ed Ansett, Managing Partner, i3 Solutions Group Giles Proctor, VP, Data Centre Services , Pacnet at Telstra Mock Pak Lum , CTO, Starhub Wong Ka Vin, Managing Director, 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

Our panel of experts explore the challenge of what availability means to data center end-users and operators in today's rapidly changing environments. Does a software-defined world no longer need highly engineered environments? Is the Tier Classification system still relevant? Is software eating the world and dispensing with need for costly redundant systems?


Presentations

  • How do we redefine uptime and availability in an application centric world?

Stop press: You might not be as energy efficient as you think; how do the changes to PUE affect your calculations?

Jack Pouchet, VP, The Green Grid

PUE – why do we keep getting it wrong? Today we introduce new, simple formulas to more accurately capture and report all forms of energy to report a proper PUEr (revised). PUEr identifies inequalities in thermal, power design and operational practices revealing the data center’s real energy efficiency with potentially glaring results. Learn how to get your PUE right.

Critical Environment

Presentations

  • Stop press: You might not be as energy efficient as you think; how do the changes to PUE affect your calculations?

The world’s newest data center facilities – Perspectives on engineering, construction, and project management

David Ibarra, Advanced Technology Project Director, DPR Joseph Yau, Managing Director, DPR Asia Pacific

As one of the largest data center builders in the United States and internationally, DPR is a collaborative and technical project manager of many of the world’s newest and most advanced datacentres.  As surveyed across the breadth of the $650M USD of mission-critical projects built and managed annually, DPR will present the most recent trends in facility design, technology, equipment, as also how a technical and innovative project manager can bring great results to a project. 

Design + Strategy

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DPR Asia Pacific

Presentations

  • The world’s newest data center facilities – Perspectives on engineering, construction, and project management

Hybrid IT - The new normal: It is here and it is going to stay!

Mayank Kapoor, Industry Principal - APAC Data Center and Cloud Computing , Frost & Sullivan

Hybrid IT is fast becoming the new normal across organisations in Asia-Pacific. With the increasing utilization of data centers and cloud services across the Asia Pacific region, companies have gradually updated or upgraded their existing IT systems, giving rise to the Hybrid IT environment. Frost & Sullivan research shows that more than half of enterprises surveyed last year are planning to move to a Hybrid environment over the next 12 to 18 months. This session will explore why Hybrid IT is gaining mass adoption, what enterprise customers are looking for and Frost & Sullivan's view on a true Hybrid IT portfolio.

App > Cloud

Presentations

  • Hybrid IT - The new normal: It is here and it is going to stay!

Fulfilling the promise of the Software-Defined Data Center

Russell Skingsley, Vice President Systems Engineering and Center of Excellence, Juniper Networks

VMware articulates the SDDC vision better than anyone, it's a vision that Juniper believes in.  Poor performing hardware can be an impediment to success of an SDDC project.  Learn why SDDC is the way of the future and how simplified and optimal network hardware can make your SDDC reach its full potential.

IT + Networks

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Juniper Networks

Presentations

  • Fulfilling the promise of the Software-Defined Data Center

End-user Panel: Using cloud services to scale my business - what works?

Abhishek Parolkar, Head of Technology, PropertyGuru Jerzy Szlosarek, Chief Operating Officer, Epsilon Joanito Iwan Tamsil, IS&T; Director, PT. Emporium Indonesia Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

We ask our panel of technology end-users how they are navigating the increasingly fragmented world of cloud platforms. What has been your experience of public cloud? What's more important, interoperability or security? How have you managed to scale your business through technology effectively?


App > Cloud

Presentations

  • End-user Panel: Using cloud services to scale my business - what works?

Panel: Can the facilities stack get any more energy efficient or have we reached the end of the line?

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Isao Kubo, General Manager, Internet Initiative Japan Jack Pouchet, VP, The Green Grid Kevin Dalton, VP of Engineering, Digital Realty Michael P. Smithing, Director - Green Building Advisory, Colliers International Prof. Ian Bitterlin, Independent Consultant, _

Our international panel of experts debates whether there are still more energy savings to squeeze out of the facility. As we move towards the silicon horizon is there any more innovation left for data center design or is it all in the code?


Design + Strategy

Presentations

  • Panel: Can the facilities stack get any more energy efficient or have we reached the end of the line?