CAPRE’s Ireland and Emerging European Markets Data Centre Summit

Oct 5, 2017

All Speakers (Compact View | Expanded View)

    Bernard Geoghegan

    Advisory Council Member, Host in Ireland

    Frank Rey

    Director – Global Network Strategy, Microsoft

    Val Walsh

    Vice President - Global Asset Management, Digital Realty

    Rick Abrahamsson

    Regional Development Lead, Vattenfall AB

    Bret Bonine

    Sr. Lab Administrator, Symantec

    Andreas Carney

    Partner, Matheson

    James Connaughton

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Nautilus Data Technologies, Inc.

    Garry Connolly

    Chairman at GconnTec & President Host in Ireland | Cochair of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Co

    Doug Cunningham

    CEO, Ireland-France Subsea Cable Ltd

    John Curley

    General Manager – Ireland, Clarke Energy

    Marcus Doran

    Vice President & General Manager, Rahi Systems Europe

    Brendan Dervan

    Managing Director, Cundall Dublin

    Kevin Foley

    CFO, Aqua Comms

    Patrick Gallagher

    Senior Planner, Meath County Council

    Ivan Habovcik

    ITD Director - Ireland, Schneider Electric

    Einar Hansen

    Manager, Invest in Iceland

    Nessan David Harpur

    IQI Balanced Intelligence

    Ciaran Hyland

    Director of International Operations, Primary Integration

    Fergus Innes

    Managing Director, IFSC

    Jim Kerrigan

    Managing Principal & Founding Member, North American Data Centers

    Eddie Kilbane

    CEO, DataPlex Ireland

    David McAuley

    Founder & CEO, Bitpower

    Maurice Mortell

    Managing Director Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix EMEA

    Stephen Mulligan

    Enterprise Technology Consultant, Three

    Shane Nolan

    SVP Technology, Consumer & Business Services, IDA Ireland

    Jason O’Conaill

    Client Partner – International Markets, Infinity SDC Limited

    William G. O’Connell

    Manager - Europe, Commscope

    Noel O’Grady

    Senior Business Development Manager, Sungard AS

    Joakim Petersen

    Boardmember, Danish Datacentre Industry | Market Director, COWI

    Colm Piercy

    CEO / Founder, Chirisa Investments

    Barry Rhodes

    Chief Executive, INEX

    Joseph Rideout

    Global Account Manager - Data Centres, Siemens

    Erik Rylander

    Head of Open Distric Heating and Stockholm Data Parks

    Kim Schultz

    Special Advisor, Invest in Denmark

    Jim Shanahan

    Head of Global Operations and European Business, Server Farm

    Phill Lawson-Shanks

    Chief Innovation Officer, EdgeConneX

    Jerry Sweeney

    Managing Director, Cork Internet Exchange

    Robert Van Espelo

    Digital Director - EMEA, Oracle

    Usman Wahid

    Partner, Technology & Outsourcing Lawyer, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

    Gary Watson

    General Manager Ireland, Keppel DC REIT

    James Wilman

    Chief Executive Officer, Future-tech

The Changing European Data Centre Landscape: Premier CAPRE Summit to Convene Active Developers, Investors, End-Users, Engineers to Discuss Consequences of Brexit, Apple in Ireland, GDPR and Continent-Wide Cloud Growth

Cloud vs Colo: 2018 and Beyond, Who Wins? How will IoT impact the data center industry? If you are active in the data center industry in Ireland, U.K., Amsterdam or emerging Western European markets, or looking to become more active, you will want to attend CAPRE’s Ireland and Emerging European Markets Data Centre Summit. This premier summit will be held on October 5 at The Westin Dublin and feature 30+ speakers who will offer comprehensive market analysis of the opportunities and challenges. 300+ are expected to attend, including all of the most active European developers, investors, capital sources, end-users, public sector executives, engineers and consultants. The summit will feature 8 hours of combined informational panels and networking. Participating end-users will represent the EU’s most active public-and-private sector end-user firms.

“If you are interested in data centers or technology infrastructure, there is no better platform than CAPRE’s regional events. ” — David Spiewak, Managing Principal, DJS Group LLC / Next Tier HD

CAPRE’s Second Annual Western European Data Centre Summit will feature an in-depth agenda of the most important industry trends and patterns:

  • In Europe, how has the growth of AWS and other cloud platforms impacted colocation?
  • What has been the impact of industry consolidation in Ireland, the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany and France?
  • How will the EU-directive, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) impact European data centre providers? How will the threat of fines impact providers, and what is their strategy?
  • Analysis of country and EU-specific rules relative to data sovereignty and security:  How are providers handling and encrypting data?
  • The growth of IoT in Europe vs. the Americas: The unique challenges and opportunities
  • The growth of AI and Driverless Cars: How will European operators and connectivity firms stand to benefit?
  • Lastly, how have Brexit and other nationalist movements impacted the European data centre industry?


Above: Engaging and expert speaking participating in CAPRE’s inaugural Western European Data Centre Summit, held on 20 July 2016, including: Host in Ireland, IDA, Server Farm and Interxion Ireland.

Beyond the Headlines: CAPRE’s Western European Data Centre Summit Expert speakers will discuss trends, patterns, opportunities and challenges, including:

  • What are the implications of new consolidators emerging in the data center arena?
  • What types of industry changes might we expect in 2017?
  • How will political changes around the globe impact the data center industry in 2017?
  • What are the new innovations relative to connectivity and data center design?
  • What is the global outlook in 2017 for data center investment and development?
  • Why is there such a huge valuation differential between the “haves” and “have nots” – i.e., scale, cash flow, strategic relevance?


Above: Greenberg Traurig’s Kemal Hawa interviews Facebook’s Dan Madrigal during CAPRE’s inaugural Western European Data Centre Summit in 2016.

2017 CAPRE Western European Data Centre Summit Schedule:

October 5, 2017; 8:00am-5:00pm

Full-Day Conference at The Westin Dublin: Panel sessions to focus on state of the market, new development/site selection, investment, financing, connectivity innovations

Telephone Registration/Questions: Ronnie Niederman | +1-646-829-7233

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information: Brian Klebash | +1-646-331-8777