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Digital Week Returns this April 2021
Cloud Computing, and Datacenter sphere is remarkable, and startlingly impressive for a nation with limited space. Its position as a mature datacenter hub both lends it industry credibility, but at the same time motivates regional counterparts to emerge as market contenders. To that end, Indonesia, and Malaysia have emerged as the most formidable Cloud Computing and Datacenter competitors. Having led the industry in APAC for over a decade, the market is pivoting towards efficiency and sustainability. Its reliable power grid, coupled with skilled personnel have proved to be overwhelmingly attractive against space scarcity concerns.
As new entrants establish their presence in Singapore, they’re pushed to adapt to the unique features of the market landscape. Singapore’s tight regulatory structure–fuelled by the design inefficiencies inherent to data center architecture–pushes providers to innovate sustainably. In the cloud computing sphere, though, Fintech is king, and the flexibility these cloud enterprises enjoy drives competition and ensures that only the very best stand out.
Will the Lion City continue to punch above its weight?
W.Media is gathering a whole suite of experts to share their local insights at our upcoming Singapore Cloud & Datacenter Convention 2021. This event will offer a comprehensive look at developments on both the technology and business sides of these industries–from regional database management to fintech to 5G adoption.
Our Conference Agenda:
|08:00||Arrival Check-in (AM Group), F&B Served in Exhibition Hall
Alvin Rodrigues, Field Chief Security Officer, Infoblox
|09:00||Keynote: Hub-to-Edge Expansion: Data Centre Strategy in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the world of data centers. Indonesia and Thailand are identified as rapidly developing, rising stars that are expected to expand their share of the region’s data center pie. Both countries offer ease of access and lower cost of entry than Singapore. This presentation will give deeper insights on the current DC developments in Southeast Asian countries and what future there is for Singapore.
Kavin Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Data Center First Pte Ltd
|09:20||Keynote: Sustainability & Monetization in your Data Centre: Can you have both?
This keynote session is going to dive deeper into understanding and managing the balance of renewable energy drivers and design and ways to have your fixed assets generating revenue.
Rich Farrell, Director – Digitalization, Cloud & Data Center Segment – APAC, Eaton
|09:40||Panel: Government Policies & Regulations Impacting Internet Platform Business & Infrastructure Expansion across Asia Pacific
This panel will discuss:
1. Data Sovereignty
2. In emerging SEA markets, what are the obvious and ongoing disparities between OTT business-customers policies and Government regulations?
3. What, why and how the local governments can do to attract or fast track OTT foreign business and infrastructure growth/development in the country.
4. Infrastructure Expansions, submarine cables, what they see is required, WFH.
Royce Wee, Head of Global Public Policy, Alibaba Group
Tom Chottayil Varghese, Head of Connectivity and Access Policy (APAC), Facebook
Annabella Ng, Director of Regional Public Policy and Research, Grab
Barbara Navarro, Head of Cloud, Government Affairs and Public Policy (APAC), Google APAC
Johnson Tan, Managing Director APAC, Yondr Group
Moderator: Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
|10:10||Keynote: Future-proof your DC infrastructure strategy using the Data Gravity Index by Digital Realty
Daniel Ong, Solutions Architecture Director, APAC, Digital Realty
|10:30||Solutions and Case Studies: 3 Tips for Your Multi-Cloud Deployment (based on real case scenarios)
Multi-cloud environment has been trending in recent years with more than 90% of companies in APAC embracing a multi-cloud strategy in 2021. Do you already have an effective multi-cloud strategy or looking to build one? Join us at this session where Telin Singapore will be sharing 3 tips (with real case scenarios) on how you can effectively deploy multi-cloud strategy to achieve your digital business transformation goals.
Zach Mak, Senior Product Manager, Telin Singapore
|10:40||Solutions and Case Studies: Advancing Operations with Digitization
Using a single Graphics User Interface, the Contactless Integrated Security Management System reduces OPEX, Training, Manpower, and Manhours, while ensuring a safer and highly secure environment, giving owners, tenants, and users peace of mind.
Stephen Tay, Business Development Director, Yi-Ke Innovations
|10:50||Solutions and Case Studies: Morden Data Center and launch of new product Micro DC
Today am going to discuss about the cooling solution which is flexible and scalable, and how this solution is going to provide value to the data center industry and address the restraints like carbon footprints, saving real estate in APAC
Sunny Sapra, Technical Manager Data Center Solutions, Legrand Singapore
|11:00||Solutions and Case Studies: Further the Energy Efficiency
Er. Lim Say Leong, Managing and Technical Director, Sunlight (A CHINT Company)
|11:10||Panel: Multi-Cloud, Hybrid Cloud: Corporate Strategy, Costs and Security
The panel will discuss:
1. How various companies are incorporating the cloud migration into their corporate culture and the importance of collaboration between the Cloud providers and corporates;
2. New technologies and demands for customizable solutions are expanding Cloud providers offerings, what are the main considerations and concerns that enterprises need to know when choosing their option. Including case studies;
3. Security and Data Protection: Should the responsibility of data security lie on the cloud provider/outsource company or have in-house educated people? What are the different approaches existing towards security and costs involved;
4. Practical tips and guidelines on cutting unnecessary costs while customising service.
Frankie Shuai, Director of Cyber & Technology Risk, UBS
Leonard Ong, Senior Director, Regional Information Security Officer (APAC), GE Healthcare
Sharon Ng, MF Chief Information Officer & Cluster Director, GOVTECH
Moderator: Jae Lee, VP of Engineering, Quincus
|11:30||Solutions and Case Studies: Data Center Interconnections Made Fast and Easy – Install Faster, Reduce Costs, and Maximize Speed to Revenue
Are you ready to install trunk cables between data centers up to 70% faster? Then get ready for Corning EDGE™ Rapid Connect, the latest innovation to our award-winning data center solutions.
Designed to facilitate data center interconnect deployments and connections between data halls, EDGE™ Rapid Connect utilizes trunk cables with the all new Fast-Track MTP® Connector. Developed by Corning and US Conec, the Fast-Track MTP’s small profile enables preterminated trunks with a reduced diameter pulling grip that can be pulled through crowded conduits.
Join us for a live demonstration to learn how you can take advantage of this new technology to reduce installation time by up to 70%!
“STAND A CHANCE TO WIN EXCLUSIVE CORNING MERCHANDISE.”
Dongyuan LIANG, Global Accounts Manager – Enterprise Networks, APAC,
Corning Optical Communications
|11:45||Keynote: Transforming Data Centers through infrastructure-as-a-Service
In today’s world, digital transformation is reshaping business processes and Data Centres has become a key enabler for growth in all industries across the world. There is an increasing need to be more sustainable while making sure that the operations are reliable and resilient. With greater reliance on digitalization, the accompanying IT infrastructure needs to evolve to keep pace with the market.
However, the procurement and management of these assets have become increasingly challenging, often with a high upfront capital outlay to modernize and maintain. The market is looking for an alternative, which allows them to transition from CAPEX to OPEX, leveraging an as-a-Service business model to address their infrastructure challenges, while meeting their sustainability & resiliency objectives.
Join our keynote and gain insights on this market shift to as-a-Service and how you can implement this business model for your data center infrastructure to gain a competitive advantage.
Zheng Peng LIM, Technical Sales Manager & Co-Founder, NaviX Solutions
|12:05||Closing Address & Lucky Draw (Sponsored by Blomteq), Adjourned to Expo|
|12:30||Session Adjourned for AM Group|
|13:30||Arrival Check-in (PM Group)|
Daryl Dunbar, Independent Consultant, Data Center Expertise
|14:10||Panel: DC Developments in Singapore – Addressing Capacity and Sustainability Demand
This panel will discuss:
1. Growing trend of enterprises having sustainability policy in their procurement processes;
2. Moratorium on DCs in Singapore influencing DC Developments - e.g. retrofitting legacy DCs, expanding into existing industrial buildings, replacing equipment to green alternatives, and the cost and challenges involved;
3. Sustainable Energy - Can it be reliable to power DC?
Sunil Mathur, Program Lead – DC Delivery (APAC), Microsoft
Gavin O’Reilly, APAC Head of DC Operations, JP Morgan Chase & Co
Ras Scollay, Senior VP Business Development (Asia), DCI Data Centers
Lee Siew Keong, Head of Sales, Cloud & Service Provider & Finance Segments in Singapore, Schneider Electric
Moderator: Tamas Balogh, Director, H1 Systems
|14:40||Keynote: If you can't measure it, you can't manage it - How Hyperscale Data Center Operators Apply Control Systems to Meet Tenant Requirements
Big tenants such as cloud players are major tenants of the colocation data centres. This session is to address how the requirements of major tenants are changed and what is the consideration for DC operators.
Sonny Seunghee LEE, Managing Director, ONION Technology Pte Ltd
|15:00||Keynote: Less is more: efficient cooling today for powerful IT tomorrow
This presentation introduce Kaori Heat Treatment, which is specialized in highly customized immersion cooling solutions for hyper scale data centers, in Taiwan and Submer Technologies, which provides standardized and scalable immersion cooling products for enterprises, small and medium data centers, in Spain. These slides covers challenges for data center and telco sectors, benefits of adapting to single phase immersion cooling, and case studies from both companies.
Jack Hsieh, Business Development Section Manager - Advanced Cooling Solutions, Kaori
|15:20||Solutions and Case Studies: Innovations in WUE and PUE for Cooling
We will be discussing the urgency of PUE and WUE reduction. How data center facilities can effectively drive down their power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE), thereby minimizing the environmental footprint of their site. As climate changes, it will only become more critical. Cross-industry innovation and technology adoption is also a potentially transformative solution.
Zach Wilson, Managing Director, ALFA TECH Vestasia Pte Ltd, Singapore
|15:30||Panel: Succeeding in Digital Business – Interconnectivity Trends and Best Practices
The Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated the digital transformation journey that businesses across the region were already undergoing. Enterprises enhance their interconnection capacity in order to compete in an increasingly digital economy; businesses find innovative ways to interconnect with their customers and partners to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly remote and dispersed environment. Find out from our panel of experts on how they cope with the increasing network demands and futureproof their connectivity strategies.
Heder Ariffin Hasan, Datacenter Operations Manager, Newfold Digital
Franco Chiam, Head of Digital Workspace, Global IT, ASM
Andreuw Th.A.F, Chief Executive Officer, Telin Singapore
Moderator: Daryl Dunbar, Independent Consultant, Data Center Expertise
|16:00||Closing Address & Lucky Draw (Sponsored by Blomteq), Adjourned to Expo|
|17:30||Evening Networking Session|
|18:00||Southeast Asia Cloud & Datacenter Awards 2021 Gala Dinner
(By Invite Only)