Data Centre World celebrates 10th anniversary


Data Centre World returns for its 10th year at London’s Excel on 21-22 March. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Attendees will be able to keep up to date with the latest industry trends and network with their peers and competitors in six key product areas: power and energy; security; fire prevention; data centre routing and switching; and robotics automation.

DCW 2018 will play host to 550 world-class speakers from across the technology and data centre landscape, such as: Mozan Totani, director and head of data centre development and delivery at Oath; Garry Connolly, president and co-chair of the GDPR Awareness Coalition and Host in Ireland; Jon Summers, scientific leader in data centres at Research Institutes of Sweden; and Emma Fryer, associate director at techUK.

New features of this year’s show will include the Diversity and Talent stream, which will open up discussion around skills shortages and shine a light on the diversity challenges the industry continues to face. Though progress has been made, there is still a lot of work to be done, and speakers from organisations such as Tech UK, GCHQ, Massive Interactive, CNet Training and Next Tech Girls will discuss how to tackle the issue.

TechUK’s Emma Fryer praised DCW’s leadership in this debate, noting that “an encouraging number of women are contributing to the programme content in speaking roles. This sets a great example and demonstrates that women can and should hold positions of leadership in the sector.”

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulations means businesses will have to carry out massive changes in the way they deal with data. The new rules will present both challenges and opportunities, which is why Data Centre World will be hosting a dedicated GDPR stream, including a panel titled ‘GDPR & CCA: The Best Ways to Meet Compliance’.

More than 500 companies will be exhibiting, including Stulz, Schneider Electric, Eaton, Huber + Suhner, Legrand and Vertiv. The one-of-a-kind Live Green Data Centre feature will once again be at the heart of the event, with a working showcase which will illustrate the implementation of cooling units, fans, cables and more. Dunwoody, Starline, TTK, Cellwatch, Excool, Reillo UPS are just some of those already involved.

Event director Rabinder Aulakh comments: “Our passion is supporting those in the data centre industry, which is pivotal to so much of the technology that we take for granted. I’m really proud to be able to welcome so many professionals from the industry, as well as our partners and sponsors such as Riello UPS, Huber+Suhner, Eaton, Stulz, Schneider Electric and RF Code, to name but a few.” l

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