NEW DELEGATE REGISTRATION PROCESS
DCD Europe has launched a ‘free-to-attend’ registration model for qualified end-users of data center technology and services (the “buy-side”) whilst data center advisors and technology and services vendors may apply for a restricted number of “Business Networking Passes”.
Due to the new conference format this year’s event will be restricted to 2,000 delegates who represent the top decision-makers from companies that run data center-scale infrastructure.
NEW VENUE TO CREATE A UNIQUE EVENT
For our 15th Anniversary, we have selected an exciting new venue – maybe the coolest in London – within which to create the ultimate environment for cross-stack debate. The space allows us to create a much more intimate and interactive conference and expo format than in previous years, directly responding to your feedback from last year, which will include the ‘Big Discussions’ format – new for 2016.
Located on the bank of the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, Old Billingsgate Market will host international thought leaders brought together to challenge the staus-quo.
CREATING THE PERFECT AUDIENCE MIX
Restricted to 2,000 delegates (from 3,000+ in previous years), this year's audience will represent the top decision makers from companies that run data center-scale infrastructure from across Europe – a scale that even if completely outsourced to the cloud still requires highly evolved IT operations.
Our mission is to bring together the full ecosystem of stakeholders that represent the Zettastructure, professionals working in Industrial IoT, Telecoms and from the more traditional data center space. This includes both business strategists and technologists working on digital transformation projects to include:
- Building new or upgrading existing data center facilities
- Architecture and implementation of private and hybrid cloud models
- Bare metal, open hardware, software-defined adoption
- Devolution from owned-infrastructure to E[verything] as a Service
- Extending mission critical beyond the walls of the data center to the Edge
APPLICATION PROCESS EXPLAINED
In order to achieve the right audience mix for this cross-stack debate, and maintain our buy-side vs. sell-side ratio, we will be targeting specific segments of the industry with pre-defined ticket allocations.
Individuals will be invited to apply online for their ‘complimentary end-user’ tickets and ‘business networking passes’ – our audience development team will review your application (against qualification criteria and segment allocations) and will confirm your registration within 48hrs.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, subject to meeting qualification criteria.
Once segment allocations have been reached individuals will be put on a waiting list pending returns.
Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR COMPLIMENTARY DELEGATE STATUS:
Your company is an IT enterprise end‐user of and/or an owner operator of:
a) Private, on‐premise data center
b) Multi‐tenant colocation data center
c) Internet host, telecom provider, carrier hotel
d) Cloud IaaS/PaaS
AND You, as an individual, are directly engaged, as a management or technical professional in planning, strategy, systems design, sourcing, purchasing, procurement, adoption, implementation, integration and operations of an IT organisation, data center or cloud services.