Programme

  • Main Theatre
  • 0900h
  • Opening remarks
  • 0905h
  • Keynote address: Championing environmental responsibility in digital infrastructure growth
  • 0925h
  • Keynote address - Vertiv
    Giordano Albertazzi, President, EMEA, 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 much 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. Google will also launch a Datacenter in Denmark 2021 and have just announced new solar cell parks to power the datacenter. 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.
    Chair: Ali Moinuddin, Managing Director Europe, Uptime Institute
    Richard Hall, Chief Executive Officer, CloudOrigin
    Gisle M. Eckhoff, Chief Executive Officer, Digiplex
    Tor Christian Gyland, Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain
    Xuan Jin, Head of UK, Ireland & Nordics, Alibaba Cloud International
    Peder Nærbø, Founder and owner, Bulk Infrastructure AS
  • 1045h
  • Morning refreshment break
  • 1105h
  • Looking to the Baltics: a whistle stop tour of the world’s most digital society
    Rene Tammist, Former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia
    Rytis Kėvelaitis, Viceminister, Ministry of Energy of Lithuania
    Andris Gailitis, CEO, DEAC
  • 1145h
  • Providing the Datacenter Hub - Bring the cloud back to the datacenter!
    Siemens has launched its Data Center Hub, a cloud based application early this year. This has been done in a co-creation process with customers from the Colocation and Enterprise market. In this session Anders Huovinen (Business Manager CoLo) from IP Only will give an insight about the use cases and why he has chosen a cloud based application for his Data center operation.
    Philippe Heim, Global Cloud Portfolio Manager, Cloud, Siemens
    Anders Huovinen, Business Manager Colo, IP-Only
  • 1205h
  • When the low hanging fruit is gone: software sustaining trends in energy efficiency
    Magnus Backman, Director, Systems Engineering, Northern EMEA, VMware
  • 1225h
  • A greener business model fit for purpose: meeting the expectations of next-gen end users
  • 1245h
  • Lunch
  • 1345h
  • Keynote presentation
    Pete Cladingbowl, Senior Technical Advisor, IXcellerate
  • 1405h
  • The arctic cable: a case study in intercontinental connectivity growth
    Moderator: Tim Passingham, Chairman, Cambridge Management Consulting
    Daniel Sjöberg, CMO and CSO, RETN
  • 1425h
  • Panel discussion: Connecting up the dots on new digital connectivity deployments
    Chair: Senior representative, Uptime Institute
    Geir Holmer, Chief Executive Officer, Skagen Fibre
  • 1455h
  • Afternoon refreshment break
  • 1525h
  • The cold reality of investment: are the Nordics a completely saturated market?
    Michael Tobin OBE, Industry Leader
  • 1545h
  • 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
    Kim Schultz, Special Advisor, Invest in Denmark
    Jesper Kjaergaard, Head of Business & Development, Aabenraa Kommune
  • 1620h
  • Panel discussion: Dissecting the investment opportunities around Edge and Co-location: the future of digital infrastructure investment in an evolving ecosystem
    Moderator: Marco Nicolai, Partner, Bird & Bird
    David Gibley, Director, RBC Capital Markets
    Sicco Boomsma, Director of SF Media & Technology, ING
    Declan O'Brien, Director, Infrastructure Research and Strategy, UBS
  • 1700h
  • Chair's closing remarks
  • 1105h
  • A state of industry address: where does the future of Cloud lie?
    From Technology start-ups to financial giants right across to smart manufacturing, the Cloud has found its niche providing scalable and flexible data services in an array of enterprise verticals. Crucial to its enduring success will be the ability to provide secure, economical solutions in an era where increasingly complex computing requirements, heightened security concerns and hybrid IT solutions are challenging the commercial rationale behind full-scale Cloud migration. In this address, Xuan Jin will explore the future of the Cloud and its evolution to meet requirements from modern enterprises.
    Xuan Jin, Head of UK, Ireland & Nordics, Alibaba Cloud
  • 1125h
  • Paying the way forward: designing and deploying a world first in cross-border payments infrastructure
    David Walker, Chief Technology Officer, P27
  • 1135h
  • Master of Flow: The Digital Value Chain
    Martin Kipping, Vice President, Global Data Center, Rittal
  • 1155h
  • The benefits of being cloud native: improving security, visibility and release frequency
    Russell Warman, Head of Infrastructure & Operations, Autotrader UK
  • 1205h
  • Panel discussion: Identifying the needs of the enterprise user across an ecosystem of Cloud, hybrid and co-location
    Moderator:Julie Bak Larsen, Partner, Bird & Bird
    Christian Stahl, Ecosystem Partner Manager, Google Cloud
    Nina Wilhelmsen, Nordic Channel & Ecosystem Leader, IBM
    Mulang Mika, Cloud Architect, Microsoft
  • 1245h
  • Lunch
  • 1345h
  • The high performance data centre: what it means and where it's headed
    Gisli Kr, Chief Commercial Officer, Advania Data Centers
  • 1405h
  • Immersion cooling for Edge & High Performance computing
  • 1425h
  • Panel discussion: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing and the Data Center
    Gisli Kr, Chief Commercial Officer, Advania Data Centers
    Paul Morrison, Chief Commercial Officer, Hydro66
  • 1455h
  • Afternoon refreshment break
  • 1525
  • Smart cities and 5G-edge: the implications for industry and wider society
    Tor Björn Minde, Chief Executive Officer, Rise SICS North
  • 1540h
  • Panel discussion: Designing data centres fit for the future: meeting the scale & density challenge
    Chair: Roy Maxwell, Managing Partner, Cloud & Data Centre Practice, Cambridge Management Consulting Ltd
    Paul Cranfield, Partner, Vipa Digital
    Rob Elder, VP Data Centres, Bulk
  • 1620h
  • Managed Kubernetes as a new income source: profound opportunities for infrastructure players
    Ruslan Syntsky, Chief Executive Officer, Jelastic
  • 1640h
  • 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
  • 1710h
  • Chair's closing remarks
  • 1715h
  • End of conference & drinks reception