SEA Cloud & Datacenter Awards Summit 2021 (Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand)

[Online] Thurs, 14th Oct 2021, 9:20am – 12pm (GMT +8)

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.

To continue our regional discussion, 14th October Awards Summit will dive deeper into Singaporean, Indonesian, and Thai digital industries. As part of our ongoing Awards Season, we will announce shortlisted candidates for the SEA Awards that has proven to be outstanding in terms of innovation, sustainability and leadership capabilities, while featuring those markets’ unique DC & Cloud development trends through presentations and discussions.

Singapore holds onto its title as the region’s premiere datacenter hub. 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. On the other hand, the rising star to be is Indonesia. Data Centers 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). Making it an attractive market to enter. Thailand’s cloud and data center market could be on the verge of greatness. As the second-largest economy in ASEAN continues to improve its international connectivity, multinational companies are eyeing it for investment.

Join us as we dissect remarkable developments in a series exclusive of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and 1-on-1 interviews.

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Time (GMT+8)Topics
09:20Chairman Welcoming Address

Caroline Woods, W.Media
09:25Pre-show Interview: Insight to Singapore's energy efficient digital infrastructure

Lim Say Leong, IEC Global Ambassador & Managing Director for Sunlight (A CHINT Company)
09:30[SG] Keynote Presentation: Keeping your DC Reliable: Servicing & Maintenance

Reliability and resiliency of data center operation cannot be compromised considering the importance of data center service continuity.
Hyper scale data centers and unmanned edge data centers are now able to enhance DC reliability with state-of-the-art technology-based control systems such as BMS and DCIM.

Chang Cho, CEO, ONION Technology and ONION Software
09:40[SG] Panel Discussion: Colo and Cloud Innovations for Enterprise Adoption

The panel will:
-Address scalability of enterprise storage and network demands
-Address cybersecurity concerns and SLAs
-Discuss around as-a-Service model and tips on how enterprises can best manage their costs.

Rafferty Uy, Senior Cloud Architect, Microsoft Technology Centre
David Wang, Regional Information Security Manager (ASEAN), NS BlueScope
Moderator: Sabarinathan Sampath, Chief Strategy Officer, DHN (a venture of ZNet Technologies)
10:00[SG] Case Study: The Future of DC Deployment through a Sustainable Lens

The industry focal point in the last decade has been on efficiency and usage optimization, however, there is always ceiling to the environmental benefits these respective parameters can reap. When we look into the future of data centre deployment, it is imperative to take a sustainable approach and examine new ways of partnership assessment within a circular economy. For example, organisations’ emphasis on partners that possess high commitments to green production and business conscientiousness that contribute to environmental and social responsibilities.

In this presentation, we will study the future cutting edge strategies that are sustainable and resilient.

Andy Ng, General Manager, Socomec
10:10[SG] Panel Discussion: Re-thinking energy performance and operating costs in DCs

This Panel Will Review:
-The issue of energy consumption in Data Center
-The best practices and measurements to save the energy performance
-Touching upon the allocation of operation costs by implementing new measures

Andy Ng, General Manager, Socomec
Tony Furst, Manager Applications Engineering, Armstrong Fluid Technology
Ka Vin Wong, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Data Center First
Moderator: James Rix, Associate Director, Arcadis UK
10:30[ID] Panel Discussion: Preliminary Study of the Digital transformation on 5G and IoT in Indonesia

Mobile connectivity is a top-of-mind concern for countries trying to modernize, and the impact of 5G and IoT will extend well beyond telecommunications. The adoption of 5G technology has proven to be a critical facet of Indonesia’s growing digital economy, telcos have been reluctant in going all in, due to network ecosystem limitations and their prioritization of optimizing existing 4G networks. With connectivity spread unevenly across the archipelago, government agencies are seeking to build the 4G network out to remote villages before attempting to adopt new nationwide technologies.

In this discussion, we will discuss the challenges to roll out 5G technologies in Indonesia and their potential impact on the digital economy.

Muhammad Suhada, Vice President Information Technology, Blue Bird Group
Tony Wijaya, ICT Project Director, PT. Huawei Tech Investment
Juan Kanggrawan, Head of Data Analytics, Jakarta Smart City
Moderator: Imam Reiza Fahlevi, Head of Engineering, Bukalapak
10:50[ID] Keynote Presentation: Colocation Data Centres are on the Rise – Meeting the Region’s demand

Southeast Asia’s internet economy has been experiencing booming growth and rapid change in recent years. With a growing digitalisation rate across industries, is there a case for colocation and what factors should businesses look out for in data centres selection?

Clement Goh, CEO, Southeast Asia, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
11:00[ID] Panel Discussion: The Boom of Hyperscale Data Centers in Indonesia

In this panel, we will discuss:
– The key locations for cloud zones in Indonesia
– The supply and demand projection and stability for infrastructure development
– The construction and deployment challenges and innovations

Anung Waskito, Chief Information Officer, Surya Semesta Internusa Group
Hendra Suryakusuma, Chairman, Indonesia Data Centre Provider Organization
Moderator: Caroline Woods, W.Media
11:20[TH] Panel Discussion: Succeeding in Digital Business – Interconnectivity Trends and Best Practices

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation journeys that businesses across the region were beginning to undergo. Enterprises are enhancing their interconnectivity capacity in order to compete in an increasingly digital economy, finding innovative ways to connect 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 future-proof their connectivity strategies.

Dennis Trawnitschek, Asia-Pacific Digital Banking Leader, Pwc
Dr. Saurabh Katiyar, Deputy Director - Research and Development,
R&D and Innovation, Group CTO Office, Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand

Geetha Gopal, Head of Infrastructure Projects Delivery and Digital Transformation, Panasonic Asia Pacific
11:40[TH] Keynote Presentation: Mind the (Digital) Gap

While the pandemic has exponentially accelerated digitalisation in many sectors, it also shines a spotlight on the digital divide. Digital infrastructure and ubiquitous connectivity are essential for businesses to realise the full potential of Thailand 4.0 and being part of a global digital economy. How can businesses prepare for a digital future?

Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya, CEO, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand)
11:50[TH] Interview: Cloud Computing Trends in Thailand and the Impact on Data Centers Growth

Tawan Jithavech employs his expertise in high-impact consulting and thorough knowledge in Fintech technologies to advance KBANK – Thailand’s second-largest bank, in their digital transformation journey. Hear from Tawan, as he shares an overview of the recent trends that are driving the datacenter growth in Thailand, such as Cloud Computing, the boom of data center investments, Green IT, talent growth, policies and more.

Tawan Jithavech, Chief Technology Officer, KASIKORN Business-Technology Group
12:00Closing Remarks

Caroline Woods, W.Media

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