Below is an overview of the Symposium: Shanghai agenda, designed to help you learn, analyze, compare, and decide on infrastructure, innovation strategies, and technology for your datacenter.

08:00 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:30


Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
09:30 – 10:00

2017 Data Center Industry Survey Results

Matt Stansberry, Senior Director of Content and Publications, Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute’s seventh annual Data Center Industry Survey provides an overview of the technological and business developments shaping IT infrastructure delivery and strategy. The survey gathers responses from over 1,000 data center executives and operations professionals and offers data that will help you benchmark your organization to better respond to industry pressures and trends.
10:00 – 10:30

Keynote Address

Jack You, Senior Cloud Architect, Huawei 
10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 11:30

The Value of Tier Certification Explained

Philip Hu, Managing Director - North Asia, Uptime Institute

Data center capital projects are subject to complex challenges. In Uptime Institute’s experience certifying 1,000 data centers around the globe in over 80 countries, we have found majority of data centers will not function as designed on day one. With multiple vendors, subcontractors, different technical disciplines involved in any data center project, it would be remarkable if there were no errors introduced or corners cut during the construction process. So how do you ensure your organization’s data center investment meets your business needs? This keynote discusses les¬sons learned from certifying the world’s leading data center projects.
11:30 – 12:15

Panel: Data Center Strategies in An Age of Disruption

Every IT organization seems to be undergoing major transformation, from building out new infrastructure to meet business demand, partnering with colocation and cloud providers, to adopting new technologies and designs. How do leading organiza¬tions meet their need for efficiency and agility while minimizing risk?

Phillip Hu, Managing Director North Asia, Uptime Institute
John Zheng 张子扬, Solution Architect Director, Schneider Electric
Wu Ganxing, Vice General Manager, China Building Tech Group, Data Center
Biao Leng, General Manager, Beijing Travelsky Birun Technology
12:15 – 13:30

Lunch and Networking

13:30 – 14:00

Avoid a DCIM Procurement Disaster

Pitt Turner, Global Director of the Uptime Institute Networks

Data Center Infrastructure Management software that has overpromised and under-delivered. This session explores how to ef¬ficiently navigate the DCIM procurement process. DCIM buyers are struggling to generate a return on investment, and many IT organizations are now considering a second lengthy and expensive procurement cycle for these tools. DCIM can be an extremely powerful asset, and can provide organizations with insights and savings opportunities, but companies need to ap¬proach the procurement with a plan to unlock the potential of this software.
14:00 – 14:30

IT Infrastructure 2020 and Beyond

Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Data Center Technologies, 451 Research

How will trends like cloud adoption, Internet of Things, software-driven data centers, and advances in IT hardware shape the Infrastructure of the future? How can your organization future-proof your investment in IT for the coming years?
14:30 – 15:00

Digital Transformation: Powered by Cloud

Agatha Poon, Research Director - APAC Services, 451 Research

Enterprise IT organizations are increasingly relying on cloud computing to transform their businesses. The rapid growth and adoption of cloud computing providers in China and around the world will impact IT strategy for the coming years. This session will discuss cloud computing adoption statistics, key trends in the market and the competitive landscape in the region and globally.
15:00 – 15:30

Coffee and Networking

15:30 – 16:00

Common Pitfalls in Data Center Operations

Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute

Data center outages are typically blamed on human error – an operator’s response to an emergency situation. But responsibil¬ity for an incident, in most cases, can be attributed to a senior management decision (e.g. design compromises, budget cuts, staff reductions, vendor selecting, and resourcing) seemingly disconnected in time and space from the site of the incident. What decisions led to a situation where front line operators were unprepared or untrained to respond to an incident and mis-handled it? What are the vulnerabilities even the most sophisticated IT operations teams overlook?
16:00 – 16:45

Panel: Implementing Change in Your Organization

To close out an event, Uptime Institute asks the leaders in th industry to consider “What will you do tomorrow?” What have you learned at this event that you can take back to your organization and implement? How do you put your plans into action? What were the critical takeaways from Uptime Institute Symposium Shanghai?

Moderator: Pitt Turner, Global Director of the Uptime Institute Networks

Danny Cheng, CEO, Banyano Data Center Consulting
Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
Tony Tso, Senior Director, Uptime Institute
16:45 – 17:45

Networking Reception


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