Over 750 industry leaders will meet virtually on January 21st to network and discuss important trends in digital infrastructure
The program will continue to have a mixture of plenary and panel sessions, with C-Level experts, and remains focused on the latest tech trends and investments in the data center, connectivity and cloud landscape, to kickstart the year.From Energy and Sustainability, to Investment Trends in Europe
Penny Madsen-Jones, EMEA Data Center Research at CBRE, will talk about emerging European data center markets. The C-Level Data Center panel – featuring Jasper Lankhorst (Global Switch), Matt Pullen (CyrusOne), Eric Boonstra (Iron Mountain), John Eland (NTT) and Alexandra Schless (NorthC), will reflect on these trends.
In the afternoon, eight panel sessions will take place around two overarching themes:
Energy and Sustainability – addressing the role of digitization in sustainable construction; increasing regulatory burdens; and the developments surrounding sustainable design and operations.
Tech and Business Trends – such as the Open Compute Project (OCP); edge infrastructure, digitalisation in the data center; new dynamics between colocation and cloud; and investments in emerging data center markets in Europe.
The program ends with an outlook from TechUK, France Data Centres, eco – Association of the Internet Industry, and Host in Ireland – moderated by Stijn Grove from the Dutch Data Center Association.
Stijn Grove, also initiator of the Summit, commented: “We’re meeting at KickStart to share knowledge and collaborate on challenges such as public acceptance of the industry and the growing focus on sustainability.”
For the full program and registration, see www.kickstartconf.eu