Southeast Asia has seen some of the most dramatic and rapid developments in the cloud and IT industries over the past 18 months, and now is your chance to come together alongside top minds in the ASEAN region to discuss these transformations.
Our 19th August Summit will focus on the markets of Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam. As part of our ongoing Awards Season, we will highlight different projects and categories of achievement, as well as talk to local experts about how their market is responding to the exponential growth we’ve seen sweep through Southeast Asia.
So how are Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam transforming? All three countries offer unique incentives for global investment and boast dynamic local economies that are expanding by the day. Malaysia was recently selected as the site for Microsoft’s $1bn USD investment in Azure datacenters, signaling a vision of growth for the market and increasing its competitiveness with mature neighboring markets like Singapore. Vietnam and Philippines likewise have growing potential despite COVID restrictions. Amazon is partnering with Vietnamese SME’s to accelerate cloud adoption amongst local firms, while Philippines’s Telco giant PLDT is helping advance reliability and sustainability goals in the region to attract global tech companies. Additionally, both countries are taking advantage of their long coastlines to prioritise additional subsea cable construction to meet the demand for local data storage.
Join us as we dissect remarkable developments in a series exclusive of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and 1-on-1 interviews.
[MY] Opening Address : Digital Infrastructure Investment Landscape in Malaysia
[MY] Keynote Presentation: The Latest Cooling Innovation for Data Centers in Malaysia
Power and cooling efficiency has always been a top concern for the data centers industry. Regardless of the age or scale of the facility, data center power utilization and efficiency are critical. However, the high costs associated with cooling infrastructure are one of the reasons why businesses abandon on-premises data centers and migrate to colocation. Also, a poorly managed and insufficient cooling system will eventually increase power costs from an operational perspective. In this topic, we will discuss how different types of cooling systems play a part in saving DC power energy.
[MY] Panel Discussion: DC Hyperscale Innovations on the Market: Discussing AI, Cooling and Human Capital
Malaysia has been an increasingly attractive location for DC hyperscalers, resulting in significant challenges such as increased demand in green and efficient energy and intensifying competition between DC players. The recent pandemic has further complicated constructions and fitouts due to slowed international deliveries of datacenter equipment and strict movement policies within the country. All of these aspects urge the industry to think outside the box and innovate. Join our panel to discuss the future of AI in Datacenters and how it can impact human capital, energy efficiency and cooling technology
[MY] Panel Discussion: Managing IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Challenges in Malaysia
Enterprises are migrating to Cloud computing and many are adopting a hybrid infrastructure approach to optimize the benefits of scalability and cost. With increased complexity in infrastructure, how will the approach towards cybersecurity and governance changes? Should one 100% rely on the security solutions that CSPs provide; how do enterprises comply with PDPA and company security policies; what are the challenges in complying with Bank Negara regulations? Find out from our panel of experts on their take on infrastructure and cybersecurity.
Izzat Aziz, Director of Emerging Technology Risk & Cyber, KPMG Sharon Sharmini Leo, Chapter Lead (SheLeadsTech), ISACA | Corporate Internal IT Auditor, Huntsman Faisal Hajazi, Global Head of Cloud Platform Architecture & Strategy, BAT
Moderator: Steven Wong Weng Leong, Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist, China Construction Bank (CCB) Malaysia
[PH] Keynote Presentation: IT Infrastructure Development in Philippines Justin Rebano, Chief Information Officer, Shell Philippines
[PH] Panel Discussion: Internet Platform Infrastructure Expansion and Investment Opportunities
The Philippines has two unique advantages that are attracting global DC investors.
1. Philippines digital profile and young population attracts Internet Platforms, and the latter requires significant DC space and power
2. Continuous and increasingly number of subsea cables investments. However, as an emerging DC market, there are several challenges that will impede the speed of ROI. This discussion will look at opportunities and challenges in terms of infrastructure, local regulations and how it will transform the existing infrastructure landscape in the Philippines.