Theatre 1 – Edge Congress

  • 0830h
  • Registration Opens
  • 0930h
  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • 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
  • Asia Pacific Data Center, Cloud and Edge Finance & Investment Roundtable

    Recent years have seen unprecedented M&A activity in the data center infrastructure landscape. Our panel take a critical look at the emerging picture considering some of the key deals we have observed, market valuation and portfolio development, alongside the impact of edge models and deployments on the market.
  • 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
  • Delivering the Next Industrial Revolution – Managing Multiple Edges

    Data centers, cloud, 5G and MEC – the concept of a fixed edge is dead. 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? 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.
  • 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
  • Current Deployment Opportunities

    Beyond the hype, key applications driving demands of latency and scale at the logical extremes of network are made possible only because of edge. This panel takes a look at a select few to understand the drivers and challenges for specific industry verticals.
  • 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
  • Security at the Edge

    Data management and sovereignty are a perennial issue in IT infrastructure and service delivery. How will edge and the plethora of data generated and processed influence this? Are structures in place to ensure data security at the extremes of the network? Is this an opportunity to relieve data sovereignty concerns at the core through efficiencies at the edge? And how can data sharing between edge applications at the extremes of the network be securely managed?
  • 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

Theatre 2 – Datacloud

  • 1130h
  • APAC Data Center Market Analysis

    An opportunity to get an in-depth analysis of one of the most dynamic data center and cloud markets. This will provide an overview of key trends in facilities, infrastructure and cloud architectures, how these can be seen to impact market strategies, comparison to global trends and overall market maturity.
  • 1150h
  • Asia’s Next Data Center 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?
  • 1220h
  • Matching Supply and Demand – Is the Data Center Supply Chain Ready to Meet Regional Development Plans?

    Asia Pacific digital boom across industrial and consumer applications is reflected in rapidly expanding data center demand. This has driven a requirement for both new build and refurbished/retro-fitted facilities. Is the vendor supply-chain in place to support this expansion in a timely manner, or are we seeing critical bottlenecks? If so, what is the solution – is more demand placed on existing facilities? Is offshoring/nearshoring a stop-gap option?
  • 1240h
  • Managing Hybrid IT Environments

    Current IT environments can include some and sometimes all of a plethora of service models – a combination of on-prem data centers, edge data centers, colocation, and cloud. In a cost and resource constrained environment this requires the deployment of key automation tools to ensure oversight and proactive management of IT service requirements. This session explores emerging trends, best practice and strategies in expanding and evolving IT portfolios.
  • 1300h
  • Lunch
  • 1400h
  • Afternoon Keynote Presentation
  • 1420h
  • How is Enterprise Digitisation Influencing Cloud and Data Center Service Sourcing?

    Enterprise digitisation has been a key trend that looks set to continue as agility and time to market have moved infrastructure services from an IT to a business strategy concern. This session highlights key trends in enterprise digitisation, emerging technology trends and implications for service providers.
  • 1450h
  • Designing for Future Compute Demands

    Data center growth is set to continue unabated, with ever more demand for data compute, process and storage capacity. Managing deployments in an efficient and cost-effective manner is vital. How are new compute demands influencing the design and operation of power and cooling infrastructure? How can heat recovery improve the energy efficiency of data centers? What advances are there in technology design? Our panel discusses the challenges of meeting evolving compute demands on the data center’s built environment.