Membresía de Uptime Institute

Membresía de Uptime Institute
2023 Spring EMEA Conference

DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
Londres, Reino Unido

14-15 de marzo de 2023


Digital Infrastructure Experts from Around the Globe

Martin McCarthy
Martin McCarthyChief Executive Officer at
Uptime Institute
Andrew Stevens
Andrew StevensPresident & CEO at CNet Training

Jay Dietrich
Jay DietrichResearch Director, Sustainability at Uptime Institute

Max Smolaks
Max SmolaksResearch Analyst at Uptime Institute

Scott Killian
Scott KillianVice President, Membership Services at
Uptime Institute
Antonio Ramos
Antonio RamosChief Executive Officer and Founder of LEET Security

Daniel Bizo
Daniel BizoResearch Director at Uptime Institute

Andy Lawrence
Andy LawrenceExecutive Director, Research at Uptime Institute

Dr. Owen Rogers
Dr. Owen RogersResearch Director, Cloud at Uptime Institute

Jacqueline Davis
Jacqueline DavisResearch Analyst at Uptime Institute

Conference Agenda

Agenda subject to change and will be updated as we finalize speaker and presentation details.

Day 1 - Tuesday, 14 marzo de 2023

08.30 – 10.00

Bus Departs Hotel for Data Center Tour

Buses will depart from the front of the hotel lobby for attendees that signed up for the data center tour. Security check-in will be conducted upon arrival at the site. Photo IDs are required for security check-in.

10.00 – 12.00

Data Center Tour - Digital Realty Crawley Unit 1 London Data Center Tour

12.00 - 13.30

Buses return to the hotel

13.30 - 15.00

Lunch and Data Center Tour Feedback Session at the hotel

Tour attendees will meet for a working lunch to note best practices and opportunities for improvement observed during the data center tour.

16.00 - 17.00

General Member Registration

Conference materials will be available at the Membership registration table.

17.00 - 17.30

Conference Welcome & Executive Perspective

Martin McCarthy, CEO, Uptime Institute:
Conference Welcome.

Scott Killian, VP Global Membership Services for Uptime Institute, Membership
General announcements.

17.30 - 18.30

Industry Critical Update and Panorama

Uptime Institute's Andy Lawrence, Executive Director of Research, Jay Dietrich, Research Director for
Sustainability, Daniel Bizo, Research Director, and Naveed Saeed, VP Global Service Management.

Uptime Institute presents the popular Panorama session, where the panelists and delegates discuss trends, events and outages affecting the digital infrastructure industry. Included in this session: Energy and climate reporting; concentration and cloud risks; supply chain costs; industry growth; some major outages.

18.30 - 21.00

Welcome Reception & Dinner at the Hotel

Join us for an enjoyable networking opportunity with a reception and dinner at the hotel.

Reception and drinks will start at 6:30 p. m. with dinner served at 7:30 p. m..

Day 2 - Wednesday, 15 marzo de 2023

08.30 – 09.00

Coffee Service

09.00 – 09.30

Uptime's Five Predictions for 2023

Uptime Institute's Max Smolaks, Daniel Bizo, Owen Rogers, and Jacqueline Davis.

Each year, Uptime’s Intelligence unit selects five current topics that invite deeper consideration for their medium term (1-3 years) potential impact on the data center industry. In this panel, we discuss five topics for 2023 - and revisit those identified in 2022.

09.30 - 10.00

Sustainability: Common Sense & Practical Steps for Infrastructure Operators

Jay Dietrich, Research Director for Sustainability, Uptime Institute.

In the coming years, operators of digital infrastructure will be required to report on, and reduce, their environmental footprint. Many goals and reporting rules will be difficult to meet. Some of the reporting requirements are little understood or commonly misunderstood. In this presentation, Jay Dietrich, Uptime Institute Research Director for Sustainability, will outline the key steps that operators should take as they navigate a difficult and changing environment.

10.00 - 10.30

Direct Liquid Cooling: Has the Time for Scale Use Finally Come?

Jacqueline Davis, Research Associate, Uptime Institute.

Uptime Institute Intelligence sees renewed interest in direct liquid cooling (DLC) for mainstream applications. A consensus in the data center industry is emerging that air cooling will not be able to deliver on IT performance and infrastructure sustainability goals through the 2020s and beyond. However, hurdles to mainstream rollouts remain. Jacqueline Davis discusses recent developments in DLC and revisits the business case for a more strategic approach.

10.30 - 10.45

Break: Refreshments available

10.45 - 11.05

Building A Talent Pathway

Andrew Stevens, President and CEO of CNet Training.

A lot is being talked about with regard to the looming/current global talent crisis, but do we really know how to build awareness, create supply and then integrate these new recruits into our businesses. We need to build talent pathways.

11.05 - 11.25

Cyber Security and Digital Infrastructure: One Cannot Live Without The Other

Antonio Ramos, Executive Director of LEET Security.

In this session, we'll discuss the cyber security implications and risks of the growing trend toward automation in digital infrastructure.

11.25 - 12.00

HVO: Sustainable Alternative to Diesel

Max Smolaks, Uptime Institute Research Analyst, with a panel of experts and operators to be announced.

Is Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) a practical, at scale alternative to diesel? Max Smolaks discusses the issues with experts and pioneering customers.

12.00 - 12.30

Comparative Availabilities of Resilient Cloud Architectures

Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director, Cloud, for Uptime Institute.

Cloud computing has evolved to provide many options for resiliency and performance levels through the use of hybrid cloud and cloud-native practices. Understanding these concepts is crucial for technology buyers, given that the unpredictable likelihood and impact of cloud outages.

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch provided at the hotel

14.00 - 14.45

The Regulators are Coming: An Update on Regulation that will affect Data Centers

Andy Lawrence, Jay Dietrich, and Tomas Rahkonen of Uptime Institute.

Uptime Intelligence team will lead a discussion on forthcoming legislation that will directly data center operators and major providers of digital infrastructure. We will include the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and other TCFD (Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures) related legislation, as well as DORA (the Digital Operational Resilience Act).

14.45 - 15.30

Sustainable Colocation in Practice

Max Smolaks, Uptime Institute Intelligence,with a panel of operators to be announced.

The aim of the session is to identify best practices in data center sustainability and share some of the hard-won industry knowledge.

15.30 - 15.45

Break: Refreshments available

15.45 - 16.30

Electromagnetic Pulse and Its Threat to Data Centers

Jacqueline Davis, Research Associate for Uptime Institute.

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) poses a risk to data centers and can permanently damage equipment. To date, many data center operators have overlooked EMP in their risk assessments. In this session, Jacqueline Davis summarizes the types and effects of EMP, and offers recommendations to assist operators in assessing their EMP risk.

16.30 - 17.00

Edge: A Reality Check

Uptime Institute's Andy Lawrence, Executive Director of Intelligence, and Tomas Rahkonen, Research Director, Distributed Data Center, with a panel of experts to be announced.

The great wave of edge data center deployment has so far not arrived - at least not in the way that most envisaged? What is actual demand for Edge capacity today, and what does it look like - technically, and in terms of size, ownership and role?

17.00 - 17.45

Open Mic: Inside Track & Technical Roundtable Discussion

Uptime Institute will lead a discussion on relevant Inside Track discussion topics. This will be followed by an open forum allowing attendees the opportunity to pose questions and discussion topics to the Membership and the Uptime Institute team on pertinent issues and topics.

17.45 - 18.00

Conference Closing Remarks

Scott Killian, VP Global Membership Services 

Closing comments and announcements.

18.00 - 20.00

Networking and drinks at the hotel

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Registration Details

There is no charge to attend this event.

Attendees are responsible for their travel and hotel expenses, and any additional food and entertainment expenses outside of the conference.

Registration is open to Uptime Institute Members and invited guests.

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Event Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London
7 Pepys Street
Londres, EC3N 4AF, Reino Unido

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