CAPRE’s Third Annual Ireland and Emerging European Markets Data Centre Summit

Jul 26, 2018


Jul 26, 2018
6:00 am - 7:30 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Morning Keynote Presentation: The Emerging European Data Centre Marketplace in 2018, Brexit and Impact of GDPR

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Analysis of leasing activity over the last 12 months
* Analysis of new development activity
* What has been the impact of public sector incentives?
* How is the Edge impacting the European data center market?
* How are the major cloud plays (AWS, Microsoft, Apple, etc.) becoming more active in Europe?

Hear from:
* Garry Connolly, Chairman at GconnTec & President Host in Ireland | Cochair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Co

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ireland Data Centre Market 360: What Firms are Developing, Investing and Why? And, Analysis of Continued Hyperscale Development and Enterprise IT Flight-to-Cloud on Future Investment

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Cost of development: Competing in the Dublin market, emerging Ireland and emerging submarkets and obstacles (lack of space and demand for other property types)
* Describing the changing nature of demand: “Super wholesale” vs colo
* Is there too much capital entering the space and not enough opportunity?
* Analysis of demand levels for IT service provider vs. infrastructure provider
* On the horizon: How are providers preparing for a greater concentration of data and greater protection of data?
* Is there a need to grow vertical?
* What impact will data center industry consolidation have on firms’ valuations in 2018?
* What is the impact of new players?
* The impact of hyperscale development: Design and construction of today’s data center
* What is the most significant obstacle to a data center operator over the next 12 month (macro or Hillsboro-micro)?
* How are enterprise data center end-users making decision about where to locate their data in 2018?
* Why the west coast continue to attract provider interest from up-and-down the west coast?

Hear from:
* Marcus Doran, Vice President & General Manager, Rahi Systems Europe
* Tanya Duncan, Managing Director, InterXion Ireland Ltd.
* Eddie Kilbane, CEO, DataPlex Ireland
* Maurice Mortell, Managing Director Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix EMEA
* Val Walsh, Vice President – Global Asset Management, Digital Realty

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Connectivity in Ireland & European Markets: Analysis of New Subsea Landings, Latency Challenges and Innovations in Fiber

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What is volume of capacity on subsea cables?
* What do people want to do with cables when they hit shore?
* Where is the data going (or coming) when the cables hit shore?
* How welcoming is Ireland for new subsea cables?
* What are the competitive markets for new subsea cables?
* Describing current subsea infrastructure in Ireland
* What are the unique opportunities for an American cable company?
* How will blockchain change demand for connectivity and power in Ireland?
* How will Ireland be positioned as a leader in intercontinental connectivity going forward?
* What are the unique challenges?
* Analysis of connectivity and latency challenges
* Innovations in fiber: What innovations might we expect that will improve latency?

Hear From:
* Fergus Innes, Managing Director, Ireland France Subsea Cable & SVP, Crosslake Fibre
* Nigel Bayliff, CEO, AquaComms

11:15 am - 12:45 pm

Impact of GDPR, Data Privacy and Protection Laws on Cloud Adoption and Role of the Data Processor

Proposed Discussion Points:
* GDPR has significant impact on Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) – need to adapt and amend their services, contracts and processes;
* CSPs are Data Processors under the GDPR and can no longer hide behind the Data Controllers – what does that mean and how do they move forward
* CSPs cannot pass liability and accountability back down to their customers – how can this be addressed?
* Strong compliance with GDPR and global data protection laws leads to a strong competitive advantage for CSPs – GDPR should be viewed as a positive and not a negative
* Privacy vs. Security – having world class security does not mean compliance with the GDPR. Understanding the differences and alignments are critical
* How CSPs can ensure they “pass” the vetting process of customers concerned about compliance with GDPR
* Why is GDPR an evolution and not a revolution?

Hear from:
* Sheila M. FitzPatrick, President and Founder, FitzPatrick & Associates
* Eoin Lambkin, Founder, Circular Solutions
* Aoife Sexton, Chief Privacy Officer, Truata

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Luncheon

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Life on The Edge: The Advent of 5G, Micro Data Centers & Evolution of the Next Generation

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How will new wireless services achieve new services?
* How will networks/compute infrastructure be reconfigured?
* What is most critical issues in the industry over the next year to move to edge?
* How are current providers modifying strategies to accommodate needs of end users?
* What are customers doing differently now to take advantage of the edge resources to them?
* Optimization of ecosystem in response to the edge
* WAN optimization / Improving latency
* 50% of data is expected to go to the edge. How is this trend expected to drive the change for the architectures of cloud, data centers and server farms from fixed public or private, to a hybrid of public, private, colo, micro and edge data centers?
* How will growth of the edge impact data center infrastructural transparency, visibility and control down to cabinet and shelf levels accuracy?
* On-ramps and fast-connect and their relationship to the edge
* The advent of 5g and micro data centers on cell towers: The next chapter?

Hear from:
* Sebastian Schreiber, Market Development Manager – Carrier Networks, Corning Optical Communications
* Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Innovation Officer, EdgeConneX
* Barry Gross, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LL
* Ivan Hobovcik, ITD Sales Director of Schneider Electric

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Networking Luncheon

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Best Practices For Planning And Managing Tenant Fit-Outs In Wholesale And Colocation Data Centers: An Update on Architecture, Design & Engineering Innovations

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What are the key success factors to a smooth and speedy tenant fit-out?
* What metrics are used to track cost and speed in fit-outs?
* What elements of the fit-out process drive customer satisfaction?
* What are best in class tenant fit-out time frames?
* What are pros and cons of a provider versus tenant-managed fit-out?
* From the colo/wholo perspective, is it better to insource the fit-out or seek a turnkey fit-out solution from a third party provider?
* What are the cost and speed advantages of one approach versus the other?
* Does a particular building physical architecture contribute to the speed and cost of the fit-out? For example, does structural ceilings or raised floor designs give advantage?
* What drives cost advantage in material procurement?
* Is material procurement the longest pole in the tent?

Hear from:
* Wyn Williams, Sales Director – Northern Europe, Corning Optical Communications

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin: What are They and How Do They Impact Data Center Design & Construction?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What do miners do and how do they make money?
* How is blockchain secure?
* What are the different potential users of data center space?
* What does Blockchain and cryptocurrencies mean for future data centers?
* Hundreds of coins have collectively raised more than a billion dollars to fund decentralized cloud storage, digital advertising that will help anchor the web’s next evolution in funding businesses and services that will deliver more value to users and will be less dependent on middlemen. How is this changing how datacenters will be used, designed and developed?
* Longer term there is expected to be a paradigmatic shift using Blockchain’s accounting innovation on multiple industries and businesses that are all looking to trim costs, share and secure information more efficiently and role out new products faster. What are some examples that companies are working on and how is this changing data centers and cloud platforms?
* Have data centers transitioned from the current 3-level tree network architectures to a spine-and-leaf network architecture to accommodate blockchain systems and increasing data processing demands?
* Are European-regional operators ready for the cryptocurrency mining wave?

Hear from:
* Tom Blake, Associate Director, Arup
* David McAuley, Founder & CEO, Bitpower
* Usman Wahid, Partner, Technology & Outsourcing Lawyer, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
* John Hallahan, Senior Solutions Consultant, Consensys
* Piyush Verma, PhD, Senior Energy Market Analyst, International Energy Research Centre


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Special Focus: Advantages of Development & Investment in Emerging European Markets

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Analysis: Cost of power
* Analysis: Cost of land
* Analysis: Natural cooling
* Analysis: Clean power generation (wind and hydro) 42% of power in Denmark is wind; importing hydro power from Norway
* What are the key considerations for data center investors in European site selection?
* What has been the impact of Brexit on EU-member nations?
* What are the emerging European markets in 2018?

Hear from:
* Jason O’Conaill, Client Partner – International Markets, Infinity SDC Limitedblockcha
* Peter Connolly, Regional Manager – Ireland, EnerNOC

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ireland & Emerging European Markets Takeaway: Will Brexit and Continued Hyperscale Growth Continue to Drive Opportunities in Emerging Markets?

CAPRE’s Takeaway: Moderated by Garry Connolly, this session will focus on the key issues discussed in today’s earlier panels. Panelists will offer thoughts and key takeaways in terms of next steps for Ireland and the emerging markets to assist in positioning themselves for sustainable growth.

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Analysis of Amazon, Google, Facebook scale plans in Ireland and emerging markets
* The improvements in connectivity – and continued innovation over the next 1-2 years – and benefits to Ireland
* Will Ireland move to the forefront in terms of European data centre growth or will emerging markets, such as Amsterdam and Nordic states see greater investor interest?
* What is the most significant challenge for Irish data centre executives over the next 12 months, and why?
* What is the most opportunistic aspect of the market for Irish data centre executives over the next 12 months, and why?

Hear From:
* Willie O’Connell, Cloud Sales Manager Europe, CommScope

4:30 pm -

CAPRE’s Ireland and Emerging European Markets Data Centre Summit Concludes

4:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Sponsored Reception (External): Host in Ireland

Host in Ireland Post-Conference Reception
Mint Bar
Westin Dublin