Programme

21 September 2017

  • 0800h
  • Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 0855h
  • Opening and Welcome
    Gregory Gerot, Managing Director BroadGroup
    Garry Connolly, President and Founder, Host in Ireland
  • 0905h
  • Opening Address
    Pat Breen, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection
  • 0920h
  • Keynote – Architecting Data Centres for tomorrow’s Internet
    Zaid Ali Kahn, ‎Senior Director, Infrastructure Engineering, LinkedIn
  • 0940h
  • GDPR Mastered – A Special Intelligence Session
    Chair: Garry Connolly, President and Founder, Host in Ireland
  • 0940h
  • GDPR – Changing the Global Data Privacy Landscape
    Sheila M Fitzpatrick, President, Fitzpatrick & Associates, Chief Privacy Officer, NetApp
  • 0955h
  • Implications of GDPR for Ireland
    Jennifer O’Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commissioner
  • 1015h
  • The Brave New World of GDPR
    Chair: Garry Connolly, President and Founder, Host in Ireland
    Sheila M Fitzpatrick, President, Fitzpatrick & Associates, Chief Privacy Officer, NetApp
    Jennifer O'Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commissioner
    Aoife Sexton, Co-Founder and Director, Frontier Privacy
    Dr Elizabeth Maxwell, EMEA Technical Director, Compuware
  • 1045h
  • Morning networking Break
  • 1110h
  • Data Centre in the Cloud and at the Edge
    Mike Hughes, President for the UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric
  • 1130h
  • Dublin Data Centre Market Update
    Andrew Jay, Executive Director, CBRE
  • 1150h
  • Finance & Investment
    Chair: Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting
    Sicco Boomsa, Director SF Telecom, Media & Technology, ING
    Jonas Caino, UK and Ireland Country Manager, Etix
    Andrew Jay, Executive Director, CBRE
    John Wilson, COO, Stellium DataCenters
  • 1220h
  • Data Centre Leadership
    Chair: João Marques Lima, Editor, Data Economy
    Tanya Duncan, Managing Director, Interxion Ireland
    Val Walsh, Vice President, Global Asset Management, Digital Realty
    Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & Vice President of Innovation, EdgeConneX
  • 1250h
  • Cloud Options for Enterprises – Hybrid to Edge
    Chair: Joan Mulvihill, Centre Director, IC4
    Jack Beech, Vice President, Business Development, IBM Bluemix Infrastructure (SoftLayer)
    Keith O’Leary, Principal Consultant SunGard Availability Services (Ireland) Ltd
    David Sandars, Sales Director EMEA, Uptime Institute
  • 1315h
  • Networking Lunch
  • Session Chair: Marion Howard Healy, Senior Consultant, BroadGroup Consulting
  • 1415h
  • Why Ireland for Data Centres?
    Donal Travers, Head of Technology, IDA
  • 1435h
  • Site Selection in Europe
    Chair: Andrew Jay, Executive Director, CBRE Ltd
    Donough Roche, Owner and Principal, Datacentrs
    Ed Galvin, Founder, Proptech Consulting
    Paul Morrison, Business Development Director, Hydro 66
    Paul Butler, Director, Linesight
    Paul Besley, General Manager – Data Centres, 5NINES Global LLP, Northern Ireland
  • 1505h
  • Connectivity to Europe and North America
    Chair: Ilissa Miller, CEO, iMiller Public Relations
    Doug Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer, Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited
    David Lloyd, Manager of Network Engineering, GTT
    Nigel Bayliff, CEO, Aqua Comms
  • 1520h
  • Technologies for integrating vast amounts of renewables to the Energy System
    Prof Dr Michael Weinhold, Energy Management Division, Global Chief Technology Officer, Siemens
  • 1540h
  • Gas, a natural choice for Data Centres
    Karl Phelan, Energy Expert, Vayu Energy
  • 1550h
  • Renewable Energy
    Chair: Marion Howard Healy, Senior Consultant, BroadGroup Consulting
    Martin McCarthy, Eirgrid
    Prof Dr Michael Weinhold, Energy Management Division, Global Chief Technology Officer, Siemens
    Timo Mahlanen, Senior Business Development Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
  • 1610h
  • Afternoon Networking Break
  • 1630h
  • The EUDCA - Why is it needed? And what does it mean to me?
    Alex Rabbetts, Member of the Board, EUDCA
  • 1650h
  • Achieving Energy Efficiency through Effective Airflow Management
    Adrian Jones, Technical Architect, CNet Training
  • 1705h
  • Cognitive Software : The Future in Protecting the Data Centre
    Denis Canty, Senior Director of Cyber Software Engineering, McKesson
  • 1725h
  • Close of Conference
  • 1730h
  • Reception

22 September 2017

  • Data Centre Tours
  • Site selection specialists and construction firm meetings
  • (please register interest in advance)