Digital Realty, Westpac detail data centre strategy

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Digital Realty, Westpac detail data centre strategy

Second round speakers announced for iTnews conference.

Executives from Digital Realty, Westpac, Melbourne IT, CSC and Sydney University’s centre for distributed and high performance computing have joined a list of distinguished speakers on the agenda for the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit in 2013.

On February 11-13, 2013, around 300 of the industry’s most influential players will converge on the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast to hear the latest strategies from both data centre technology leaders and bleeding edge adopters of the latest IT infrastructure.

Joining facilities leaders Marco Magarelli (Facebook data centre engineer) and Mark Thiele (VP at Switch), we are delighted to announce that Kris Kumar, senior VP and Head of Asia Pacific for Digital Realty will be giving an insight into the financial underpinnings of data centre investments.

And joining Dept of Defence infrastructure lead Daniel McCabe and Telstra’s general manager of data centres Jon Curry, we’re equally thrilled to have presentations from senior Westpac executive Gary Sim with regards to the bank’s consolidation and transformation program.

Attendees will also gain insights from the research program at the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing at Sydney University courtesy of Chair Professor Albert Zomaya. Professor Zomaya will discuss techniques to reduce power consumption in highly distributed systems.

The conference will also feature the thought leadership of the chief technology officers at Melbourne IT and CSC. Melbourne IT’s Glenn Gore will give the industry a reality check on the infrastructure choices facing the great majority of Australian organisations, while CSC’s Bob Hayward will reveal his own research into tools that can help regulated industries overcome restrictions around public cloud computing.

Stay tuned for a third round of speakers – including several international special guests – plus a full conference agenda within a week.

Early Bird Tickets for the event are available on iTnews until December 7, 2012.

Speakers announced:

DESIGNING A DATA CENTRE FROM SCRATCH
Marco Magarelli, data centre design engineering manager
Facebook

MANAGING COMPLEXITY
Daniel McCabe, assistant secretary (infrastructure architecture)
Department of Defence

HEART SURGERY AT 36,000 FEET
Jon Curry, general manager, managed data centres
Telstra

THE MODERN DATA CENTRE: A LOGISTICS HUB
Mark Thiele, Executive VP of data centre technology
Switch

FROZEN IN THE DARK AGES
Kris Kumar, Senior VP and Head of Asia Pacific
Digital Realty

CLOUDS AND GREEN LINING
Albert Y. Zomaya, Chair Professor,
Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing
University of Sydney

THE ASSUMPTION OF SCALE
Glenn Gore, Chief Technology Officer
Melbourne IT

SHIFTING SANDS IN IT PROCUREMENT
Jens Butler, analyst
Ovum

FIVE TOOLS THAT NEGATE DATA SOVEREIGNTY CONCERNS
Bob Hayward, CTO,
CSC

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