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: The reliable evolution of the Data Centre Power Systems
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: Dave Pearson, Star Refrigeration and 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 Minde, 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 EcoCooling
Developments in direct adiabatic cooling. Alan Beresford, MD discusses the latest developments at EcoCooling including some of our latest projects in the Nordics that are relying on just free cooling to achieve temperature compliance.
Alan Beresford, Managing Director
Schneider Electric
Presentation by Schneider Electric
The Future of Data Centre Transformation
Jon Healy, Associate Director
14:10 CNet Training
The Human Risk Factor … Mitigating Risk, Tapping into Potential. The Importance of Both Competency and Confidence in Mission Critical Environments
Terri Simpkin, Higher & Further Education Principal
Introduction to Asperitas Technology
Maikel Bouricious
Why the Data Centre Load Bank Took 25 Year to Build
Paul Smethurst, CEO
14:30 Server Technology
Presentation by Server Technology
James Giblette, Regional Sales Manager
Data Centre Cooling and Optimisation - the Changing Landscape
Simon Brady, Head of Data Centre Optimisation, EMEA
Johnson Controls
The Challenge of Fire Suppression System Noise Within Data Centres
Steve Simms, Senior Sales Manager UK&I
14:50 Munters
Global Indirect Evaporative Cooling Solutions for Modular to Hyperscale Facilities
Simon Young, DC Regional Sales Manager EMEA
How Does 'Your' UPS Tell You it’s Going to Fail?
Phil Hardy, Business Development
Swan Energy
Understanding EU ETS: a brief guide
Andrew Park, Director
15:10 Data Centre Alliance
What Should a Trade Association Do For You?
Steve Hone, CEO and Co-Founder
Enabling the Data Centre to Adopt Liquid Cooling
Peter Hopton, Founder
Riello UPS
Presentation by Riello UPS
Scott Fleming, Business Development Manager
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: Driving Digital Infrastructure by Bridging the Workforce Capability Crisis
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
UPS System types and modes of operation, benefits and considerations
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

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