Programme

  • 0830h
  • Registration Opens
  • 0930h
  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks

    Iain Gillott, President, IGR (iGillottResearch, Inc.)
  • 0940h
  • Opening Keynote Address
  • 1000h
  • Asia Pacific Digital Infrastructure Leaders Forum

    Leaders from across Asia Pacific’s data center, cloud and edge infrastructure industry discuss the latest trends, technologies and strategies for the region’s industry. Analysing the completive landscape, views on infrastructure trends, emerging technologies and key developments to watch to define future market strategy.
  • 1030h
  • Panel Discussion: Asia’s Next Digital Hubs

    Hubs such as Singapore and Hong Kong have lead the way, standing out as the leading data center and cloud hubs in the APAC market. However, where are investors and operators investigating as the next opportunity? What makes these markets a viable investment opportunity? And what are the local economic, business and technological ecosystems to support this?

    Andrew Rigoli, Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Equinix Asia-Pacific & Interim Country Manager, Singapore

    Kim Schultz, Special Advisor – Data centres & Cleantech, Invest in Denmark

    Wee Meng Thoo, Head of Investments, TMT Sector, Leonie Hill Capital
  • 1100h
  • Morning Networking Break
  • 1130h
  • Mapping the Edge – Analysis, Opportunities and Bottlenecks

    A huge amount of hype surrounds the term ‘edge’ with myriad definitions from a plethora of stakeholders. This presentation will highlight some of the key edge application models, infrastructure deployment requirements, key stakeholders, opportunities and current bottlenecks in adoption.
  • 1150h
  • How will Edge Deployments Impact Legacy Infrastructure Models?

    While edge may not eat the cloud, it will change application deployment strategy. As the edge pushes compute to the periphery of the network, what does this mean for questions around workload and data management between edge and cloud services?
  • 1220h
  • Managing Multiple and Diverse Edges – Delivering Future Networks

    Data centers, cloud, 5G and MEC – the concept of a fixed edge is dead in an age of dispersed and interconnected devices and compute demand. The demand for storage and compute capability and at the extremes of the network is driving a requirement for novel solutions. How can this network of overlapping edges and requirements be managed without excessive overheads? How can you best manage a diverse network environment? This will explore factors such as development, deployment, reliability and recovery.
  • 1240h
  • Is 5G the Key to Edge Application Deployments?

    With its promise of speeds 10x faster than those of 4G, 5G is often highlighted as integral to the development of true edge infrastructure – optimising network speeds and driving expectations of low latency and always-on connectivity. This compute demand will require closer integration between stakeholders in the supply-chain. This session will explore the interplay between edge data center and mobile networks required to fully deliver the promised network optimisation.

    Dean Bubley, Founder and Director, Disruptive Analysis
  • 1300h
  • Lunch
  • 1400h
  • Automating Future Networks – The Role of Cognitive Software

    In today’s connected society, data is generated at ever more exponential rates. The burden on networks is growing rapidly and requires automated management to ensure services are not overwhelmed – as the saying goes, ‘garbage in garbage out’. This session explores the development and deployment of cognitive technologies such as AI and their role in managing data at its source to increase efficiency and efficacy.
  • 1420h
  • Developing Standardisation and Interoperability for the Edge

    With edge deployments still in their infancy multiple edge definitions and standards appear to compete and perhaps contradict within the sector. Here some of the key bodies discuss their focus for edge enablement, what these mean for edge deployments and how we can take a more collaborative approach across projects.
  • 1450h
  • Panel Discussion: A Changing Workforce for Changing Infrastructure Landscape

    Technological innovation has driven significant change in the landscape of mission-crtical infrastructure and the skillset required of today’s engineers and technical workforce is markedly different to that of just 10 years ago. Coupled with that an insatiable demand for talent from a very limited pool of qualified personnel across competing industry verticals and segments, the question must be asked how the mission critical infrastructure industries can support rapacious market demand. Here we explore some of the key changes in work force training, recruitment and development to meet future network requirements.

    Chair: Peter Hannaford, Founder and CEO, Datacenter People
  • 1510h
  • Smart Cities

    Urban and rural areas are evolving to cater to changes in technology, while presenting new opportunities for improved public safety, connectivity and the overall experience of its inhabitants. Crucial to realizing the potential of these environments is the physical connectivity layer that supports the end goals of security, mobility and efficiency. This session will explore key challenges and best practices for connectivity that enables smart cities.
  • 1530h
  • Afternoon Networking Break
  • 1600h
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation – A Call for Open Culture

    Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, SVP & GM APAC & Japan, Red Hat
  • 1620h
  • Balancing the Edge vs the Core – Where do you Deploy your Compute?

    Edge computing models are opening a new range of options when it comes to the sourcing and provisioning of IT services. What is the future of data center, cloud and edge services? How will application requirements determine where you deploy? And what will this mean for service management?
  • 1650h
  • Chairman’s Closing Remarks
  • 1700h
  • Conference Ends