Programme

  • Main Theatre
  • 0900h
  • Opening remarks
  • 0905h
  • Keynote address: Championing environmental responsibility in digital infrastructure growth
  • 0925h
  • Keynote address - Vertiv
  • 0945h
  • Going green with the cloud: enabling enterprises to cut carbon emissions
    Launched in 2018, Google’s Finland Cloud Region provides enterprise users based across the Nordics and Eastern Europe with low-latency software and networking applications. The underlying infrastructure pretty starts and ends with Google’s Hamina data center site. Unique in its use of 100% renewable energy and high-tech sea water cooling, Hamina is one of Google’s most sustainable data centres. In this session, Peter Harden will explore the surging appetite amongst end-users and enterprise players for more sustainable data center services and how the industry can find cost-effective solutions to meet these expectations.
    Peter Harden, Country Manager, Google Cloud, Denmark & Finland
  • 1000h
  • Leadership forum: Data centre and cloud leaders in conversation
    With so much activity in the region across hyper scale, co-location, enterprise and now edge deployments, this session will gather the industry's foremost leaders and pioneers for a full and frank discussion on the profound opportunities and potential challenges facing the sector.
    Gisle Eckhoff, Chief Executive Officer, Digiplex
  • 1025h
  • Morning refreshment break
  • 1105h
  • A greener business model fit for purpose: meeting the expectations of next-gen end users
  • 1125h
  • Keynote address
  • 1145h
  • When the low hanging fruit is gone: software sustaining trends in energy efficiency
    Magnus Backman, Director, Systems Engineering, Northern EMEA, VMware
  • 1205h
  • Panel Discussion: Dissecting the energy landscape — renewables, deal making and capacity
  • 1235h
  • Lunch
  • 1345
  • Keynote presentation
  • 1405h
  • The arctic cable: a case study in intercontinental connectivity growth
  • 1425h
  • Panel discussion: Connecting up the dots on new digital connectivity deployments
    Chair: Senior representative, Uptime Institute
  • 1455h
  • Afternoon refreshment break
  • 1530h
  • Panel discussion: Finding the right combination for sound investment: skills, energy, connectivity and location
    Oli Eiriksson, Head of Economic Development, City of Rejavik
    Agneta Evers, Partner, Hanko Data Parks & Managing Director, C-Fiber Hanko Oy
  • 1600h
  • Panel discussion: Dissecting the investment opportunities around Edge and Co-location: the future of digital infrastructure investment in an evolving ecosystem
    David Gibley, Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Lightning talks — meet the Enterprises
  • 1105h
  • Paying the way forward: designing and deploying a world first in cross-border payments infrastructure
    David Walker, Chief Technology Officer, P27
  • 1115h
  • Advisory session
  • 1125h
  • The keys to automation: data, latency and resiliency
  • 1135h
  • Advisory session
  • 1145h
  • Realising sustainable demand for Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
  • 1155h
  • Advisory session
  • 1205h
  • Panel discussion: Identifying the needs of the enterprise user across an ecosystem of Cloud, hybrid and co-location
    Christian Stahl, Ecosystem Partner Manager, Google Cloud
    Nina Wilhelmsen, Nordic Channel & Ecosystem Leader, IBM
  • 1235h
  • Lunch
  • Lightning talks — A fast look at the global market
  • 1335h
  • The cold reality of investment: are the Nordics a completely saturated market?
    Michael Tobin OBE, Industry Leader
  • 1345h
  • Latin America: dissecting the next big frontier market
  • 1355h
  • Looking to the Baltics: a whistle stop tour of the world’s most digital society
    Estonia has been revolutionised by e-Estonia, a transformational programme of investment made by the government over the last 30 years into improving and digitalising all existing public services in collaboration with private actors. From medical records through to public transport, the average Estonian’s daily life is now profoundly integrated with technology and accessible online services. At its core, the Estonian government designed and deployed their own backbone infrastructure, the “X-road” an open source data exchange layer that facilitates transactions and information exchanges amongst public and private sector players. In this fascinating address, Rene Tammist will explore how Estonia’s public-led approach to digitalisation, infrastructure and connectivity has led to such profound success.
    Rene Tammist, Former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia
  • 1405h
  • Looking beyond Singapore: Exploring the potential of the ASEAN Market
  • 1415h
  • Africa's growth spurt: Leap-frogging the legacy infrastructure jump
  • 1425h
  • Panel discussion: The Nordic region as a sustainable model for emerging markets
  • 1455h
  • Refreshment break
  • 1530
  • Smart cities and 5G-edge: the implications for industry and wider society
    Tor Björn Minde, Chief Executive Officer, Rise SICS North
  • 1550h
  • Panel discussion: Designing data centres fit for the future: meeting the scale & density challenge
  • 1620h
  • Fireside chat: Getting ready for the Kubernetes revolution – implications for containerisation, Edge deployments and open source software demand
    Ruslan Syntsky, Chief Executive Officer, Jelastic
    Magnus Backman, Director, Systems Engineering, VMWare
  • 1640h
  • Chair's closing remarks
  • 1650h
  • End of conference & drinks reception