25th August 2022, 9am – 5:15pm, Sydney, Australia – The Luna Park Convention Centre, Milsons Point
Sydney Cloud & Datacenter 2022 – Next Gen. Hybrid Cloud and Data Center Infrastructure
Welcome to Sydney! – W.Media is excited to present the Sydney Cloud and Datacenter Convention on the 25th of August at the Luna Park Venues.
Join us to be at the forefront of the discussion looking at the latest trends and challenges that are facing the industry today. With the chance to network with over 25 leading cloud and datacenter technology providers.
Below is our agenda and the speakers and sponsors are always being updated!
Register your interest to attend or exhibit via the above buttons and we hope to see you there.
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Networking Drinks Sponsor:
Time Hall 1
8:00 am Expo Floor & Registration Opens
8:55 am Welcome Address
Simon Fletcher, Managing Director, W.Media
Paul Stathis, Chief Executive Officer, BICSI South Pacific Ltd
Digitisation & The New IT Playbook
For 3 decades IT has had a predictable playbook. This playbook helps to govern the innovation, programs and initiatives that IT delivers for the business, but with changing business models and digitisation towards hyperscale Cloud, this familiar playbook no longer holds true.
In this session we will discuss the changing role of the technology team, why the team needs to dissolve the thinking from the past 3 decades and how the new model creates opportunity for technologists to rethink their role and career paths within the industry.
9:25 am Panel Discussion
What have we learned from the pandemic about owning and operating data centers? Both Globally and Locally?
After more than two years since the start of the pandemic, how have the factors which impact and drive data center ownership and operation changed? How has the data center responded in terms of delivering on its key tasks and responsibilities? And what will it take forward into the future?
10:10 am Sponsor Keynote
The challenges of power provision and protection in the era of hyperscale and sustainability
The demand for data centre and cloud services continues to accelerate while the need to maintain availability and meet cost and sustainability targets continue to command priority. Data centre and hyperscale power protection sits in the middle of these priorities as the key means of maintaining availability but how is this set of technologies adapting to an era of energy and sustainability scrutiny?
10:35 am Tea Break
11:05 am Keynote:
Edge in APAC: how far has it come?
Edge is now a maturing set of systems and technologies used across a number of IT deployment architectures.
11:30 am Sponsor Keynote:
Key considerations for Edge deployments outdoor and non-traditional environments
11.55 am Keynote:
A better ‘business as usual’ or Groundhog Day? Re-examining the post pandemic “skills shortage”
While “skills shortages” are perennially a point of concern for the digital infrastructure sector, and despite a raft of initiatives aimed at improving the talent pipeline, the sector continues to lament the lack of suitably qualified and motivated personnel.
Entrenched barriers to inclusion, skills mismatches and lack of a visible and attractive sector wide employer proposition continue to besiege the sector and deliver growth-limiting operational challenges in data centres in many jurisdictions.
12:55 pm Lunch
2:15 pm Keynote
A fresh look at Data Centre Design, Protyping and Delivery
As the world experiences a period of accelerated change, the entrepreneurial spirit of our tech sector remain as cool as a honey badger. Sure, those last couple years have put pressure on our entire supply chain, but somehow this has only accelerated the pace at which we innovate! This presentation explores some of the key drivers and challenges in data centre prototyping and delivery, and their relationship with solving real business-case issues; therfore serving the end-user in a meaningful way.
2:40 pm Keynote
The future of digital infrastructure
The enterprise data center is the foundational pillar to enable digital business and economies to soar. With rising cloud and data demands, spurred on by remote working and digitisation of industries, digital leaders need a platform to implement their digital first agendas and unlock the true value of data. They require an infrastructure that enables them to scale their operations, speed the launch of digital services and help them leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G and digital twins.
3:05 pm Keynote
Destination Hybrid on the journey to Cloud Security
Destination Hybrid on the journey to Cloud Security takes a look at the drivers and thinking behind moving security tools to the cloud and the new cyber battleground that has formed. We will then explore the issues that slow or prohibit cloud uptake and the subsequent need for many organisations to move to a hybrid (both on-prem & cloud) model for their security tools and the flow-on need for consistency and seamless automation across that tooling
3:30 pm Tea Break
3:50 pm Keynote
How cooling is meeting new challenges
With accelerating demand for services and increasing processing capacity, cooling continues to ensure that the ecosystem keeps ticking over. How long can it keep doing so effectively as servers get more powerful? Is the rise of liquid-based cooling inevitable? And what does the next generation of cooling technologies hold in store?
How are NSW’s Data Centres going to Cope with future Digital Growth?
5:00 pm Networking Drinks