Changing Landscape of Cloud & Datacenters in Asia Pacific

Event Summary

Join our physical in-house event aiming to explore the changing landscape of enterprise cloud & datacenters in Asia Pacific.

Our panelists will dive into a wide number of topics such as the APAC cloud and data centre outlook in 2021, how renewable energy will influence future data center selection, design & build, and how managed service providers are adapting to enterprise changing requirements.

Agenda - 15th April 2021

Time (GMT+8) Topic
3:30PM Arrival & Welcome Refreshments
4:00PM Chairman Welcome Address
Gustav Andersson (W.Media) will hold a short welcome address, introducing the attendees and the panellist as well as the topics we will touch upon during the afternoon.
Gustav Andersson, W.Media
4:05PM [KEYNOTE]: Asia Pacific Cloud & Datacenter Market Outlook 2021
After a tumultuous 2020 where Covid-19 rocked the world, many businesses were forced to pivot and leap ahead with their digital transformation. So what does this mean for the Cloud & Datacenter market in 2021? In our Keynote for this event, we’ll dive into the effects of an expanding and increasingly valuable digital realm and what this means for the outlook of the cloud and data center market in APAC for 2021.
Darren Yong, KPMG
4:25PM [CASE STUDY]: Enterprise Demand Shifts Dell Technology Managed Services Strategy 
Enlisting the help of a managed services team can unburden your internal IT teams, freeing up their time to focus on strategic initiatives or other core competencies. Are managed IT services right for your organization? Many companies find that utilizing managed service providers is an effective way to implement advanced technology solutions, reduce risk of downtime or productivity bottlenecks, and gain a predictable way to budget for their monthly IT expenses. There are also other companies who are unclear what exactly is strategic and valuable to be managed by third party vendors.
Chang Tsann, Dell Technologies Services
4:45PM [PANEL DISCUSSION]: Will Renewable Energy Influence Future Data Center Selection, Design & Build
Sustainability is increasingly on everyone’s radar, and environmental, social and corporate governance is becoming an ever more important consideration in buying decisions for any corporation or enterprise with a strong CSR agenda. Clean renewable energy is a big part of this consideration for the data center industry in particular. During this discussion, our panelists will give their view on to what extent renewable energy will influence future data center selection, design & build and what this means for stakeholders in the Cloud & Data Centre Market in APAC.
Gustav Andersson, W.Media
Christopher Street, Princeton Digital Group
Patrick McCreery, Keppel Data Centres
Darren Yong, KPMG
5:05PM Closing Remarks
Gustav Andersson, W.Media

Qualified Audience
These events are open to any strategic or business person whose function interacts with the enterprise or service provider and that comprise the increasingly complex technology purchaser/decision-maker chain, to include:

  • C-level management: CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CSO, CISO
  • Senior Executives: Heads of Datacenter & Cloud Operations, Head Procurement, Head of Cloud Function, Head of Datacenter Facilities, Head of Infrastructure 
  • Regional and Local End-users

Get in Touch
If you are a Technology Service Provider and will like to explore opportunities to get infront of our audience, do reach out to us at hello@w.media

Event Speakers:

Digital Week 2021: South Asia – Sri Lanka Edition

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DIGITAL WEEK SOUTH ASIA: SRI LANKA EVENT BRIEF

The developments happening in Sri Lanka. 

  • Research and Markets forecast that Sri Lanka’s IT market will be back to growth in 2021. In 2020 Sri Lanka telecom opened up the National Data Center a purpose built tier 3 data center with a capacity of 500 racks located near the capital city Colombo. 
  • Sri Lanka Government has implemented the National Cloud and Data Centre infrastructure to accelerate the digital transformation, established Local Government Network (LGN) project which integrates all the government establishments in the country for effective communications.
  • Sri Lanka is located in an advanced strategic location compared to other countries and is also the gateway to communications and submarine networks for the Asia region. Sri Lankan enterprises are also going forward for adoption of best in break cloud technology for their business needs. 

However although there are great developments happening in the tech space there are still challenges that enterprises are facing in Sri Lanka including

  •   Lack of Cyber tech Adaptation & tech know how shortage
  • Lack of knowledge on cloud concepts and benefits  vs trade offs
  •   Infrastructure & investment issues for development, Sri Lanka is expected to receive significant investments of Data center and cloud security

As a tech enthusiast In order to make sure you are well versed with these updates & challenges W.media has created the largest platform for Sri Lanka’s tech enthusiasts to join together and get insights from the top experts from across the world.

Welcome to W.Media’s Digital Week South Asia – Sri Lanka edition starting from the 29th of April.

Agenda for South Asia Digital Week - Sri Lanka Edition

Time Slot (GMT+5:30) Topic
10:00 AM Keynote Address from the Gov of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka as the Asian Digital Tiger – Key cloud & data center trends

Learn about the new policies and initiatives for fast forwarding Digital Transformation and taking Sri Lanka to the forefront as we see growth in data center Government Digital initiatives and Digital Payments. We have seen an increase in demand for multi-tenant data centers and also with captive data data centers in the banking sector.

Speaker: –

Mahindra B Herath, CEO, ICTA

10:20 AM Power Panel Session

Making Data Center’s the focus for Sri Lanka – Key needs of the hour

Sri Lanka is strategically located and has the resources to be the leader in tech from Asia. However it’s not yet at the top and the million dollar question is how do we take Sri Lanka to the top of Cloud, Data Center and Cyber security market?

A) What does Sri Lanka need to leapfrog in the Digital Economy?
B) With such a strategic location why has it not already been at the forefront?
C) What is missing?
D) The type of Infra and Investment it needs to advance further?
E) Are modular data centers the need of the hour in Sri Lanka?

Moderator: –

Savithri Rodrigo, Founder, Stratyx Promotions & Media Concepts (Pvt) Limited & Stratyx Write (Pvt) Limited

Panelists: –

Rajendra Theagarajah, Non Executive Chairman, Digital Reality ( A Dialog Axiata & Orion Smart City JV)

Marco Brandstaetter, Regional Director Middle East and South Asia, DE-CIX

Navin Pieris Vice President – Enterprise Business and Large Enterprise Sales, Dialog Enterprise

11:00 AM Presentation Session

Role of automation in prevention and corrective role of Data Center

Sri Lanka got its first Tier 3 certified data center 2 years back. However the big question is what’s next? Learn through this session on What is the role you see for Data Center automation which will prevent abnormal incidents in the Data center and drive efficiency?

11:10 AM Power Panel Session

How to overcome the absence of benchmarks and business need to go with green data centers in Sri Lanka

Green data centers is not just a buzzword in developing countries like Sri Lanka anymore. It’s a priority as Sri Lanka is located in a highly strategic area it already has the tolls but lacks the expertise, an example to follow and most importantly CEO’s still do not feel the business need for investing in green data centers while data center managers have been urging for this change since long.

Moderator: – 

Lakmal Embuldeniya, Assistant General Manager, Tech One Global

Panelists: –

Hessam Saifi, Managing Director, DC PRO BV

Dinesh Wickremanayake, MD & Sri Lanka Location Head, WNS Global Services

Dr. Harshana Jayashantha De Silva, Manager – Data Center, KBSL information technologies ltd

Amal Kaluarachchi, Consultant – Data Center Services, Dialog Axiata PLC

11:50 AM Power Panel Session

Unbolting Sri Lanka’s Digital transformation opportunity

There are real growth opportunities for organizations in Sri Lanka who are ready to follow a digital transformation process.  Despite the blistering pace of global technological change, many emerging economies such as Sri Lanka and it’s enterprises have not yet started their digital revolution. If this continues then it will ramp up competition, disrupt industries and will force companies out of business. So in order to fast track the digital transformation process enterprises in Sri Lanka will have to look at the opportunities, challenges and technological resources available to save their business.


Moderator: –

Rohan Mahakelam, Associate Manager – Delivery (Project and Program Management), Virtusa

Panelists: –

Eranga Perera, Head of IT, Jubilant food works Lanka Pvt Ltd

Zaheer Meeran, Head of Information Technology, Habib Bank Limited

Dr. Samila Fernando, Managing Director, Fastrupee Pvt Ltd

12:30 PM Power Panel Session

Why the importance of Enterprise cybersecurity should never be misjudged in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka 53% tech leaders say it is likely their enterprise will experience a cyberattack in the next 12 months and 62% say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed. In the midst of COVID-19—in which 92 percent of IT audit and security professionals say cybercrime is increasing—data and information are critical, including data about cybersecurity performance: This panel session will help you learn on what does and does not work, how and where improvements can be made, and what peers are doing in their enterprises.

Moderator: – 

Sujit Christy, Group CISO, John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka

Panelists: –

Roshan Razik, Head of Technology Ops and IT Security, Pearson Lanka

Commander (Rtd.) WASN Ananda, Chief Information Security Engineer, CERT – Sri Lanka

PS Reddy, EVP & Group CTO, Startek

Sunari Dandeniya, Chief Information Security Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

01:10 PM Closing Remarks
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A closer look at the Indonesian Data Center market

Event Summary

With the global rise in demand for Cloud services, data centers have been proliferating in Southeast Asia. Given the recent acceleration of cloud migration due to COVID, Hyper-scalers are on the lookout for new locations and markets to meet the rising demand. 

Right in the center of this battleground is Indonesia, home to the world’s 4th largest internet population1. Over a billion US dollars’ worth of datacenter investments have gone into Indonesia1 in just this year, and datacenters in Jakarta alone are set to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.8% in the years 2019-2024, the highest for any city in Southeast Asia (Cushman & Wakefield Datacenter Report 2019). 

With this rapid infrastructure development and huge population to draw on, the potential for digitalisation in this market is nearly limitless. But this potential brings with it the challenge of harnessing and securing the data created, to ensure that Indonesia can continue to compete with matured neighboring markets.

Why is Indonesia a hotspot for Data Center Investments?  What are the constraints faced by investors, and what are the technologies available to help?

This session, “A closer look at the Indonesian Data Center marketwill aim to answer such questions. Over the course of one hour, we will take a deeper look into what makes Indonesia a lucrative destination for datacenters and how we can better position ourselves to drive sustainable growth and innovation in this exciting market.

Agenda - 21st January 2021

Time (GMT+7) Topic
10.25AM Welcome Address
Derrick Lau, Director Enterprise Accounts & Marketing, Johnson Controls
10.30AM [Keynote] The state of datacenter affairs in Indonesia
The data center marketing in Indonesia is projected to grow at 11% annually from 2019 – 2025. What is fueling this growth and where is this leading Indonesia to? With Andy’s vast knowledge and experience in Data Centers, he will explain current trends and share what can be expected for the Indonesian market in the coming years.
Andy Hobbs, Senior Managing Director, Data Centre Solutions, CBRE APAC
10.40AM [Keynote] The Indonesian Market through our lens
JCI first entered the Indonesia market back in 1971 and has since evolved from channel to direct business to better the increasingly difficult challenges faced by our customers. JCI Indonesia today has built on our strengths in HVAC, BMS, Fire and Security to Digital space, addressing the call by our Data center customers to become a strong Technology Partner.
Hendrikus Gozali, Country General Manager, Johnson Controls 
10.50AM [Panel Discussion] Indonesia’s Data Center Segment: The drivers, the constraints and solutions

  1. The rapid adoption of cloud computing in Indonesia.
  2. The restraints on growth facing Indonesia as a DC hub.
  3. Technology that is available to help with rapid changes.

Panelist: Andy Hobbs, Senior Managing Director,  Data Centre Solutions, CBRE APAC
Panelist: Kevin Wee, Director, Data Center Vertical Market (APAC), Johnson Controls
Panelist: Weng Mingqiang (David), Director of Huawei Indonesia DC Facility Business, Huawei
Panelist: Hendra Suryakusuma , Indonesia Data Centre Provider Organisation
Moderator: Derrick Lau, Director Enterprise Accounts & Marketing, Johnson Controls

11.20AM Q&A Session
11.30AM Closing Remarks
Derrick Lau, Director Enterprise Accounts & Marketing, Johnson Controls

Qualified Audience
These events are open to any strategic or business person whose function interacts with the enterprise or service provider and that comprise the increasingly complex technology purchaser/decision-maker chain, to include:

  • C-level management: CEO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CSO, CISO
  • Senior Executives: Heads of Datacenter & Cloud Operations, Head Procurement, Head of Cloud Function, Head of Datacenter Facilities, Head of Infrastructure 
  • End-users

Get in Touch
If you are a Technology Service Provider and will like to explore opportunities to get infront of our audience, do reach out to us at partner@w.media

Event Speakers:

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The new norm: Optimizing database workloads to do more with less

Event Summary

The infrastructure of the future will be simple, resilient and agile. Is yours?

These days, it seems that agility is more important than sheer power or size when it comes to data storage. Recent economic volatility has revealed the ways in which traditional infrastructure can leave even the most robust enterprises on their backfoot when a shakeup in work structures occurs. Adopting flexible data management solutions allow you to drive growth regardless of changes to your business environment.

But simply adding new cloud technologies doesn’t guarantee cost or time efficiency.  Cloud is not the final destination, it is just one of the operating model of your hybrid IT and multi-cloud strategy.  Extraneous software licenses, disparate oversized hardware, redundant standby equipment and environment as well as legacy application development models, for instance, can add burdens to your system and greatly hinders the pace of your digital transformation.

All businesses want the ability to adopt new cloud technologies quickly and at low cost–the question is how. Data centre consolidation is the crucial next step you must take to ensure that you’re maximising your company’s capacity and agility while minimising overhead costs as well. 

ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, and to some extent Singapore have historically been seen as lagging behind the global market in terms of cloud agility. But this may be an advantage when it comes to data center consolidation. It gives us more leeway to relook and rethink how to consolidate, optimise and automate our existing infrastructure, platform and applications, which makes it easier for us to take advantage of cloud opportunities when they come along.  

Tune into Pure Storage’s Talk: “The new norm: Optimizing database workloads to do more with less” to hear how to best take advantage of these opportunities. In this Webinar, Pure Storage will cover (1) Cost Reduction Strategies, (2) Streamlining your Systems, and (3) Agile Performance Optimization. Attendees will learn how to empower their IT departments to do more with less.

Agenda - 22nd October 2020

Time Agenda
1100 Introduction and Chairman Opening
Chua Hock Leng, Managing Director, ASEAN, Pure Storage
1105 [Presentation] The new norm: Optimizing Oracle workloads to do more with less
Danny Higgins, Head, Solution Architects, Office of the CTO, APJ, Pure Storage
1125 [Panel Discussion] Practicalities in Managing and Migrating Database Workloads – On-Prem, Hybrid or Public Cloud
Danny Higgins, Head, Solution Architects, Office of the CTO, APJ, Pure Storage
Alvin Lee, APAC Cloud Services, APAC Hub Manager, Air Liquide
Rodelio Medrano, Storage Team Lead, Cloud Collaboration & Architecture Team, GlobalFoundries
1145 Q&A Session
1155 Chairman Summary
Chua Hock Leng, Managing Director, ASEAN, Pure Storage

Qualified Audience

This event is open to any technology strategists and business leaders who make up the technology purchasing and decision-making chains, including Enterprise end-users.

*Registration is subject to approval

Event Speakers:

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Ajay Kumar
Director, Solutions Engineering – APJ
BeyondTrust


Alvin Rodrigues
Field Chief Security Officer
InfoBlox


Leonard Ong
Region Information Security Officer, APAC
GE Healthcare


Raju Chellam
Hon Vice Chair of the Cloud & Data Chapter
SGTech

Executive Briefing: Has the New Normal Shaped the “What” and “How” of Digital Transformation Strategy in Your Organisation?

Event Summary

In this Private Briefing with Oracle, you are invited to explore how you will manage your digital transformation in a new world where digital is the driver of business.

Digital transformation is happening everywhere you look from events and governments, to smart cities, sports and commerce.

But the rate of failure for digital transformation strategies is significantly high, with fewer than a third being successfully implemented due to a lack of commitment from key decision makers, poor training and even restrictive regulations and IT infrastructures.

Digitalisation and uptake of cloud applications has recently experienced rapid acceleration across the world. 

Oracle saw significant growth in cloud revenue for the final quarter of 2020 after opening a second cloud region in South Korea and being selected by Zoom to be their cloud infrastructure provider of choice to support remote working.

Register now to join this exclusive digital event for industry leaders to discuss your next digital transformation moves with Oracle.

Agenda - 16th July 2020

SGT/HKT Agenda
1100 Welcome Address
1105 Introduction to Oracle  
1110 Has the new normal shaped the “What” and “How” of digital transformation strategy in your organisation?
1130 Q&A and Closing Address

Qualified Audience

This event is open to any technology strategists and business leaders who make up the technology purchasing and decision-making chains, including FSI, Telcos, Public SectorCXO
*Registration is subject to approval

Get in Touch
If you are a Technology Service Provider and will like to explore opportunities to get infront of our audience, do reach out to us at partner@w.media

Event Speakers:

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Ajay Kumar
Director, Solutions Engineering – APJ
BeyondTrust


Alvin Rodrigues
Field Chief Security Officer
InfoBlox


Leonard Ong
Region Information Security Officer, APAC
GE Healthcare


Raju Chellam
Hon Vice Chair of the Cloud & Data Chapter
SGTech