Data Centre World Virtual 2021 - Programme and Video Sessions

Speakers

Day 1 Programme (Click on the drop down menu below to see all sessions and session video links)

7th July

09:15
Welcome

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09:15 - 09:55
PANEL: A big step to Climate Neutrality?

  • Astrid Wynne - Sustainability Lead, Techbuyer
  • Kevin Kent - Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions
  • Michael Winterston - Managing Director, Equinix
  • Alban Schmutz - Chairman, CISPE

In a world with billions of devices and growing volumes of data, data centres must scale to meet the basic needs of society, but face increasing scrutiny on sustainability credentials. With the landmark Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, 42 companies have committed to Climate neutrality by 2030. In this discussion, we will address:

- The key pledges made & a roadmap to achieving this
- How the Post-Brexit UK will align with EU targets
- The role of Scope 3 and what more is needed to meet the goal of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050

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10:00 - 10:20
The critical role of the supply chain to achieve net-zero - A developer perspective

  • Agnese Barazza - Marketing Manager, NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe

While there are strategies outlined and solutions available to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions, the big challenge ahead is reducing scope 3 emissions. Building a lean, sustainable value chain is key to achieving our net-zero target, but it's not always that simple.
In this keynote, we will share the challenges that we face every day as data center developers.

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STREAM: Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCIM

10:25 - 10:45
Water-Smart Data Centers

  • Heather DuBois - Vice President and General Manager, Nalco Water Global High Tech Division, ECOLAB

With data forecasted to grow 50 times in the next decade, data centers are more crucial than ever. COVID-19 has only fueled the surge in internet traffic and data growth. The industry has risen to the challenge to ensure business continuity, virtual human connection, e-commerce and more. Cooling is essential to data centers and water is often essential to cooling. Nalco Water partners with data centers, from site selection through daily operations, to provide critical water management strategies and programs. During this session, you’ll learn how our innovations help sustainability-minded data centers uncover water-saving opportunities and build prescriptive action plans for smart water management.

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10:50 - 11:20
DCA PANEL: How do we get to a low environmental impact and sustainable digitalised and dematerialised future?

DCA Partners and Members:

  • Dr Jon Summers - Research Leader, RISE Sweden & DCA Advisory Board
  • Mike Goodwin - Partner, Dunwoody LLP, DCA Corporate Partner, DCA Corporate Partner
  • Astrid Wynne - Sustainability Lead, Techbuyer
  • Sophie Parry - Technical Applications Consultant, Zumtobel, DCA Corporate Partner
  • John Booth - Managing Director, Carbon 3IT, DCA Member


Data centres are core to digitalisation and dematerialisation, two terms which have perhaps become better understood by many during this global pandemic. The supporting digital infrastructure however, uses valuable resources and consumes electrical energy to provide continuous operation in support of all of the digital services. The panel discussion will focus on how the growth of data centres and the network infrastructure can be sustainably supported in the backdrop of global government efforts to meet their 2030 and 2050 climate mitigation targets.

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STREAM: Facilities & Critical Equipment


10.50 - 11.10
Data Centres as Grid Support - Is ABB PCS120 MV UPS the missing link?

  • Domagoj Talapko - Global Business Development Manager, ABB

Sustainability paradigms continue to push green technologies in the data center sphere. Many Data Centres are trying to decrease the carbon footprint whilst infrastructure becomes larger to meet the growing demand for data. To support this growth, it is necessary to consider alternatives to existing solutions in the market whilst retaining key performances inherent to the industry such as uptime, dynamic performance, and overall protection.
ABB PCS120 MV UPS is the first of its type; a unique system designed to mimic the beneficial characteristics of rotary systems, whilst eliminating the weaknesses and incorporating the flexibility and capabilities of a modern high-power density static inverter system.
ABB PCS120 MV UPS enables many functionalities that follow green logic and sustainability paradigms:
- High Flexibility in Grid support activities through UPS demand response varying from seconds to hours.
- High Efficiency of 98% across a wide operational range
- High flexibility in primary & secondary power sources enabling alternative designs.
- High class power protection dynamic performance at a High Voltage 

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11:25 - 11:45
Gensets: Are you sizing comfortably? Or are comfortable old norms holding you back?

  • Ian Wilcoxson - Data Centre Channel Manager EAME, Kohler
  • Alex Emms - Operations Director, Kohler Uninterruptible Power

Specifiers, consultants, contractors and facility managers often need to size and select standby generators for power protection. Recent technological and regulatory changes mean comfortable old norms may now deliver uncomfortably expensive, bulky or environmentally unfriendly solutions. Learn here what has changed and how the correct integration of the UPS with your standby generator can provide a better solution for your business. 

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11:50 - 12:10
Critical Building Management System Control in Data Centres

  • Cathal Murphy - Global Strategic Account Manager Datacenters, Trend Controls
  • Jonathan Feaver - Senior Design Partner, Trend Controls
  • Jakub Wolski - Offering Management Leader BMS – TREND, Trend Controls

An insight into key considerations when deploying effective controls solutions in critical Data Centre environments. 

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12:15 - 12:35
Standby Generation: Definition of Site Parameter, Set Duty, Performance Classes and Types of Load

  • Geoff Halliday - Project Sales Director, WB Power Services

Standby Generator Selection: How do we define site parameter & set duty and how to performance classes and types of load influence our selection?  

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12:40 - 13:30
Lunch & Learn Session: Are random data center outages keeping you awake? Fortify your infrastructure with AI - IBM Data Center Advisor with Watson

  • Sourav Das, Global Offering Manager, IBM Business Resiliency Services, In support of Kyndryl

Join IBM's seasoned technologist, Sourav Das to learn about how you can build-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to optimize data center operations and management. 

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13:40 - 14:10
KEYNOTE: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Modern Methods of Construction

  • Nancy Novak - Chief Innovative Officer, Compass Group

As the tech industry aims to meet sustainability goals, modern construction strategies are emerging that can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of data centers. Nancy Novak, the Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and she is at the forefront of a number of industry-leading sustainability initiatives that are dramatically reducing the carbon impact of these digital infrastructure facilities. In this session, Nancy will share:
- How using green construction materials such as green concrete and sustainably sourced-steel can impact the carbon footprint of data centers.
- The reduction in carbon footprint that can be achieved through implementing green construction practices such as prefabrication and factory-like construction environments
- How energy efficiency initiatives for construction as well as operation of data centers can reduce carbon footprint.
- Why new data center builds should be constructed with flexibility in mind so that the structure can avoid have a far longer lifespan that avoids the carbon impact of needing to be rebuilt. 

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STREAM: Design, Build & Physical Security

14:15 - 14:35
Accelerating time-to-market: What can data center suppliers learn from automotive manufacturing?

  • Jacky Pluchon - Vice President EMEA Power Solutions, Kohler SDMO

For data center suppliers, rapid market growth offers both opportunity and threat. The pressure on supply chains, especially in a time of high demand, is problematic – as multi-million-dollar data center builds operate on carefully orchestrated schedules. Failure to deliver on time and to specification can cause significant risk to the project. 

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STREAM: Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCIM

14.15 - 14.35
How digitalisation can impact data center electrical infrastructure?

  • Aleksandar Grbic - Global Data Center Segment Manager Electrification Smart Power, ABB

To meet consumer and industry demands, the data center segment must grow rapidly but also sustainably. In an effort to reduce power consumption, data centers are constantly evaluating new technologies to improve energy efficiency. Aleksandar Grbic, Global Data Center Segment Manager at ABB Electrification Smart Power will share how intelligent electrical distribution systems can answer sustainability requirements without increasing total cost of ownership. Join us as we discover how:
- Digitalization of products and systems can improve the overall energy efficiency and lower the operational cost,
- Digitally enabled data center electric distribution architectures are simple to design and realize, while answering data center key requirements,
- ABB solutions minimize total electric distribution losses down to 5%, reduce maintenance cost by up to 36% and decrease footprint by up to 40%, while maintaining maximum continuity of service. 

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14.40 - 15.00
The Role of Innovative Cooling Technology in the Sustainable Data Centre

  • Par Johansson - Business Development Director, Systemair
  • Anna Kondratenko - Technical Specialist, Systemair 

There is a growing demand for sustainability as dwindling natural resources and the negative impact of over-consumption of these resources have become more evident in recent years. This has firmly put the spotlight on the need to reduce the burden on the eco-system while ensuring good working conditions. Central to this goal is an increased focus on reducing energy to help cut emissions of greenhouse gases and limit climate change. 

Systemair is a leading HVAC company with roots in Scandinavia and sustainability is deeply embedded within the corporate culture. The Group takes a holistic and integrated approach towards contributing to a more sustainable society by developing energy- and material-efficient products and by focusing continuously on improving our processes with regard to energy consumption. Systemair aims to positively contribute to a better future keeping in mind major trends in society in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the EU directives on energy conservation requirements.

Listen to Anna Kondratenko and Par Johansson sharing their thoughts on the impact of datacenter cooling in the presentation THE ROLE OF INNOVATIVE COOLING TECHNOLOGY IN THE SUSTAINABLE DATA CENTRE. Together they have more than 40 years experience from the HVAC industry and have seen the industry become more and more sustainable. 

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15.05 - 15.25
Keep Your Mission Critical IT Assets Cool: Prepare For the Future Now

  • Markus Gerber - Global Marketing Manger and Sales Leader Europe, Nvent

As organizations realize the value of modular construction and scalability, data and communications infrastructure continues to evolve. By using prefabricated components that can be easily, quickly, and cost-effectively reproduced, companies can expand their facilities based on their bottom lines rather than their predetermined timelines. But, along with growth comes increased heat load and rack density. So, what’s the secret to keeping energy costs down and availability up while new infrastructure is installed and connected?

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Day 2 Programme (Click on the drop down menu below to see all sessions and session video links)

8th July

09:15
Welcome

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09:15 - 09:45
PANEL: Positioning the Data Centre Sector in the Net-Zero Debate

  • Emma Fryer - Associate Director, TechUK
  • Pierre Chastanet - Head of Unit - Cloud and Software, European Commission
  • Max Schulze - Executive Chairman, Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance
  • George Kamiya - International Energy Agency
  • Sanjay Kr Sainani - Global SVP & CTO, HUAWEI

With COP26 on the horizon, Data Centres are in the spotlight to reduce carbon and tech companies are being called on to report their emissions. Taking this as a positive, it’s a chance to educate consumers on the carbon impact of internet-enabled activities like streaming and especially as industries such as gaming ramp up their cloud dependency. As cloud usage continues to rise, the reputation of the data centre is paramount. In this conversation, we’ll consider the position of the data centre industry in the Net-Zero debate, where we should aim towards and how to get there.

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09:50 - 10.30
PANEL: Solving the Sustainability Puzzle of Renewable Energy Storage

  • Catalina Guillen-Rozo - Policy and Public Affairs Manager, OVO Group
  • Julian Jansen - Associate Director - Consulting - Clean Technology & Renewable Energy, IHS Markit
  • Dave Sterlace - Head of Technology for Data Center Solutions, ABB
  • Arturo Di Filippi - Global Offering Manager for Smart Power, Vertiv

Renewables adoption is no longer an afterthought in the data centre sector but front and centre of a thriving green agenda. But accessing green energy is only part of the problem. Powerful energy storage solutions will play a vital role in maximising the utility of renewable energy, but preserving green power while conserving the planet's resources is a delicate balance to strike. As hyperscalers again lead the pack in innovative energy storage solutions, we weigh up the pros and cons and ethical considerations of new technologies such as lithium-ion, blue sodium and fuel cells and place our bets on which will take charge in a data centre market that increasingly factors Sustainability into TCO.

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STREAM: Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCiM

10:35 - 10:55
A new connectivity solution for HVAC controls in data centres: the embedded edge

  • Enrico Boscaro - Group Marketing Manager – HVAC Industrial
    Sales & Marketing Dept., Carel

The need for connectivity inside data centres is continuously growing and DCiM systems are becoming increasingly popular: detailed information is paramount to optimise the infrastructure, save energy and ensure faster local and remote troubleshooting. The complexity of these systems and their network connections, together with cybersecurity issues, require the evolution of the traditional paradigm based on BMS connectivity using different protocols. New architectures may arise based on the IT edge concept, and CAREL thus presents a new embedded edge solution to connect HVAC controllers.

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11.00 - 11.20
Cost saving and cost management by use of Battery test and Monitoring Equipment

  • Wim Nieuwenhuizen - Sales Manager Europe, Franklin Electric Grid Solutions

Applying battery test and data management in order to prevent (catastrophically) failures and cost management by use of predictive maintenance. Supported by use of smart software applications.

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11.25 - 11.55
The ‘How to’ on powering your DC with renewables

  • Simon McCormick - Chief Technology Officer, Echelon Data Centres

With climate firmly on the agenda, there is a lot of talk about using renewables to power your data centre. The real sticking point, however, is how? In this discussion, we’ll consider how to access and utilise renewable energy for your data centre. We’ll consider the business models to achieve this, including creating a shared grid infrastructure with energy providers. We’ll also touch on how to minimise the loss of energy in delivery, and mitigating the risk of unreliablity caused by renewables.

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12.00 - 12.20
Energy Efficient Freecooling in Data Centres

  • Jonathan Walters - Sales Manager, Jaeggi

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12.25 - 12.45
Using Integrated Data Center Management to optimize your capacity and operations

  • Enzo Greco - Chief Strategy Officer, Nlyte Software

Data centers have never been more vital or central to business operations, yet they face ever greater scrutiny for efficiency, availability and flexibility. Further, traditional, enterprise data centers are being benchmarked against alternatives, such as Colocation and cloud migration. Enzo Greco, Chief Strategy Officer for Nlyte Software, will present approaches for addressing these demands and dynamics, with particular focus on the benefits of integrating the many layers in the data center, from Buildings and Critical Infrastructure to IT and Workloads. In this session, Enzo will share
• a workload based approach for optimizing your data center
• metrics that will help you plan and operate your data center
• specific, high-value use cases for best in class capacity management and efficiency
• the (evolving) role of DCIM tools in planning and operating data centers

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STREAM: Facilities & Critical Equipment
 

11.00 - 11.20
Residual Current Monitoring for Data Centres

  • Michael Lonsdale - Power Swithcing & Monitoring Sales Manager, Socomec UK

How to monitor your residual current without expensive testing
AGENDA
- Why Power Monitor
- Insulation faults
- Reminder on earthing systems
- Residual Current Monitoring (RCM)
- RCM vs RCD
- Needs and challenges related to RCM
- RCM, for which markets?

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11.25 - 11.45
Introducing the ICEraQ Series 10

  • Ben Smith - Chief Product Officer, Green Revolution Cooling

Redesigned, Robust, and Ready to Meet Your Demands.
Offering nearly twice the cooling performance of its forerunners—and more yet than most legacy systems, the new ICEraQ Series 10 immersion cooling system can truly help you shatter barriers of heat, space, power, budget, and sustainability.
Leap forward while cutting back on CAPEX, OPEX, TCO, and maintenance. Conserve water. Save energy with an amazingly low PUE. Plus, reduce your compute footprint dramatically.
Unlimited IT is critical to success in today’s data-driven world. So don’t settle for unremarkable performance. Turn your data center up to 10 with the new ICEraQ Series 10 from GRC.

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12.25 - 12.45
Innovative Watermist Fire Protection for Datacenters

  • Miguel Martinez - Global Business Development Manager Datacenters, VID Fire-Kill

By attending this session, you will not only learn about the benefits of using Watermist as a Fire Protection solution in datacenters, but also:

- Get to know why FIREKILL™ is the most cost effective solution in the market
- Get an overview and typical system layout from the FIREKILL™ Watermist solution

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14.00 - 14.40
PANEL: Data Centres in 2041 

  • Agnese Barazza - Marketing Manager, NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe
  • Prof. Dr. Claus Nesensohn - Founder & CEO, Refine Projects AG
  • Giovanni Della Pesca - Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital
  • Lovisa Hagelberg - Business Development Director, CBRE Datacenter Solutions
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth - Professor at Goethe University, and chairman of the board of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Goethe University
  • Ash Evans - Strategic Negotiator - DC Infrastructure & Energy, Google

We only look ahead at most 10 years, so to answer the question how we will deliver the data centre of 2041 is a serious challenge. The challenge however is one we will also need to answer in the short term as our industry deals will enormous strains that the proliferation of data drives.

- How will it be powered?
- How will it be cooled?
- Where will capacity be located?
- How will it be constructed ?
- How will they be operated?
- Will IT architecture change?
- What are the challenges to overcome to get there in 20 years?

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STREAM: Facilities & Critical Equipment

15.05 - 15.45
PANEL: Securing critical data centre systems

  • Anita Nallathamby - Program Manager IDC Security, Facebook
  • Joseph Arato - Data Center Information Security Engineer, Facebook
  • Jon Littell - Senior Engineering Manager, Google
  • Matthew Clapham - Product Cybersecurity Leader, Jonhson Controls
  • Todd LeBlanc - Application Engineer, EUDCA 

The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) including Cooling and Building Management Systems (BMS), Power Monitoring Systems (PMS), and Electrical Protection and Control Systems (EPC) that run our data centres are frequently designed around availability rather than security. These systems can lack the security fundamentals, such as modern communication, authentication and authorisation mechanisms that should be expected in critical equipment attached to a network. So how do we drive a marked increase in the security of these systems and environments? In this panel discussion, we showcase how combining efforts as an industry, we can drive significant improvements. We explore the initiatives spearheaded by the Open Compute Project and key industry partners to define:
- What a baseline physical security standard looks like for a data centre
- What types of communications standards and protocols enables secure communication for these systems
- How to best monitor equipment for security issues

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STREAM: Energy Efficiency, Cost Management and DCIM

14.40 - 15.00
Energy efficiency: maximising marginal gains

  • Jamie Hughes - Head of Technical Data Centre, Bouygues Energies & Services

In today’s Data Centre design, the requirements maximising energy efficiency and sustainability are vital while ensuring reliability. In addition, there is an increased demand on the construction team to deliver a scalable solution, to high quality while ensuring the speed to market.
Join our talk to hear how do we ensure that we optimise energy efficiency and ensure operational robustness? How do we realise opportunities for energy efficiency through contractor led detailed design and coordination?
This session will explore how true collaboration with our clients, their team and the value chain will overcome these challenges and enhancing the green credentials of data centre projects.

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Media Partner

  • Dunwoody LLP

 

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  • Open Compute Project

 

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  • Data Centre Alliance

 

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  • EU DCA

 

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  • DCRM

 

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  • SDIAlliance

 

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