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Business & Money | Wednesday 16 October, 2019 2:26 pm |

Second Edition Of The Future Datacentres and Cloud Infrastructure Summit Announced

Middle East’s largest datacentre and cloud conference - the Future Datacentres and Cloud Infrastructure Summit, organized by Expotrade Middle East is back for its second edition on 1st and 2nd April 2020 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. The conference will feature stimulating keynote sessions, case study presentations and panel discussions by an array of international and regional industry experts participating as speakers and panelists.

The inaugural edition of the conference was a success with over 200 senior IT heads in attendance and the 2020 edition will convene over 300 senior IT decision makers and practitioners from across the GCC region. 

With digital transformation driving the future, the two-day program agenda will cover over 15 topics including 5 panel discussions. Experts will share thoughts on topics such as hybrid cloud strategy, hyperscale datacentres, developing a sustainable IT infrastructure, datacentre cooling technologies, and ensuring cybersecurity in datacentre and cloud, amongst others. 

The panel discussion on IT Infrastructure in the age of datacentre and cloud will witness six CIOs engage in a discussion on the need to integrate modern technologies to support the evolving infrastructure in today’s times and the importance of ensuring safety and security of data while migrating to cloud. Younis Othman of Dubai Customs; Eng Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority along with Ronald D’sa of OSN and Unilever’s Waheed Malik along with other CIOs will drive the discussion. 

Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “We have witnessed a discernible rise in datacentre construction and increased adoption of cloud services in the Middle East region. Industry reports predict the Middle East’s datacentre and cloud industries are witnessing robust growth, with reports indicating the public cloud services market here and in North Africa projected to grow to $1.9 billion (Dh7.97bn) by 2020. In line with this trajectory, our two-day event will emphasize on the growth of this industry and trends critical to operating an effective IT infrastructure.”

Speakers on the agenda include senior IT decision makers from Ministry of Health & Prevention, Electronic Government Authority, RAK, Ministry of Energy and Industry, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Expo 2020 Dubai, Ankabut, Emirates National Schools, UAE Exchange, Noor Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Mashreq Bank, amongst others.

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