Wednesday 7 Dec. 2016

08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome

Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
09:15 – 09:45

Avoid Capital Project Failures: Tier Certification Explained

Mustapha Louni, Business Development Director – Middle East & North Africa, Uptime Institute
09:45 – 10:15

Data Center In Cloud - Sharing of Industry Trends

Zhang Fan, Chief Solution Architect, Huawei Global Technical Services
10:15 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:15

The Business Case for Efficient IT

Julian Kudritzki, Chief Operating Officer, Uptime Institute
11:15 – 11:45

Applying Modular and Prefabrication Techniques for Data Center Optimization

Jack Pouchet, Vice President Market Development, Emerson Network Power
11:45 – 12:10

Avoid a DCIM Procurement Disaster

Matt Stansberry, Senior Director of Content and Publications, Uptime Institute
12:10 – 13:30

Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 14:15

Panel: Industry Foresight – IT Infrastructure 2020 and Beyond

Adel Rizk, Engagement Partner, Edarat Group
Jonathan Duncan, ITB MEA Director for Integrated Solutions & Data Center Applications, Schneider Electric
Ben Selier, Data Center Solutions Manager, Commscope
Moderator: Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Data Center Technologies, 451 Research
14:15 – 14:45

Digital Transformation: Powered by Cloud

William Fellows, Founder & Research Vice President, 451 Research
14:45 – 15:30

Coffee & Networking

15:30 – 16:15

Panel: Data Center Strategies in an Age of Disruption

Ahmed M Alhammadi, Director - Cloud & Data Center, Etisalat
Jaiwanth Kumar, Senior IT Program Manager, Roads and Transport Authority Dubai
Benjamin Anthony, Managing Director, Gulf Data Hub
Moderator: Philip Collerton, Managing Director EMEA, Uptime Institute
16:15 – 16:45

Common Pitfalls in Data Center Operations

Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
16:45 – 17:30

Panel: Implementing change in your organization

Philip Collerton, Managing Director EMEA, Uptime Institute
Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Data Center Technologies, 451 Research
Hassan Al-Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer, Khazna
David Smart, Accredited Programme Director
Moderator: Julian Kudritzki, Chief Operating Officer, Uptime Institute
17:30 – 18:30

Networking Reception