2017 Agenda

8:30 Registration
9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks
Steve Hone, CEO and Co-Founder of the DCA
9:20 Simon Campbell-Whyte Lecture: Peering through the Fog - the DC from an IoT point of view
John Kennedy, Senior Researcher in the Cloud Services Lab, Intel Labs Europe
9:50 Workshop Format
Jon Summers, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
09:55 Morning Coffee
10:25 Workshop 1: Power
Chair: Paul Johnson, Specification Engineer, ABB
Sponsored By Vertiv
Speaker: Simon Brady, Head of Data Centre Optimisation, EMEA
Workshop 2: Cooling
Chair: Simon Rees, Associate professor, University of Leeds
Rejecting or utilising - can data centers be energy assets?
Sponsored By Asperitas
Speaker: Rolf brink, Founder and CEO
Additional Speakers: Star Refrigeration - Emma Fryer, Tech UK
Workshop 3: Why aren't we learning from Data Centre Failures?
Chair: Simon Allen, UKDCIG
DCIRN - A global initiative to share information on Data Centre failures with Case Studies and Research from Johnson Controls
Sponsored By Johnson Controls
Speaker: Steve Simms, Senior Sales Manager UK&I
11:45 Morning Keynote: What is required of future datacenters? - How to turn ideas in to innovations
Tor Bjorn Munder, Head of Research Strategy at Ericsson/SICS North Sweden
12:15 Lunch Break
13:15 Afternoon Presentation A: The Datacentre of the Future... Today
Rolf Brink, Founder and CEO of Asperitas
13:50
Asperitas
Rolf Brink, Founder & CEO
CNET Training EcoCooling
Alan Beresford, MD of EcoCooling
Eltek Hillstone
Paul Smethurst, CEO
Johnson Controls
Steve Simms, Senior Sales Manager UK&I
Keysource
Jon Healy, Associate Director at Keysource
Mavin Munters
Riello UPS Schneider Electric Server Technology
Swan Energy Vertiv
Simon Brady, Head of Data Centre Optimisation, EMEA
15:25 Afternoon Tea
15:55 Workshop 4: IT Energy & Availability
Chair: Prof. Ian Bitterlin, Principal Consultant, Critical Facilities Consulting Ltd
Additional Speaker: Jon Summers, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
How should the critical load of a data centre be assessed as an efficient component?
Sponsored By Hillstone Loadbanks
Speaker: Paul Smethurst, CEO
Workshop 5: Capability and Workforce Development
Chair: Steve Bowes-Phipps, Senior DC Consultant, PTS Consulting
Are we filling the gaps the industry needs? What needs to be done?
Sponsored By CNet Training
Speaker: Terri Simpkin
Workshop 6: UPS Power Management
Chair: Mark Acton, Critical Services Director, CBRE DC Solutions
Additional Speaker: Riccardo Delgi Effetti, Head of DC Operations, Sky
Sponsored By Riello UPS
Speaker: Leo Craig, General Manager
17:15 Afternoon Presentation: Current NSF-ES2 Research – Is the data center industry too conservative to change?
Mark Seymour, Director of Future Facilities
17:35 Closing Remarks
Jon Summers, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds


*All times, speakers and presentations titles are subject to change.

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