Call for papers: Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit

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Call for papers: Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit

[Blog post] Announcing our key themes for 2015.

Attention data centre and IT infrastructure professionals: What have you achieved over the last 12-24 months that your peers in the industry could learn from?

Today I’m officially putting out a ‘call for papers’ for the third Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit, to be held March 10-12, 2015 at the Gold Coast Marriott.

This year there are two central themes I’d like to explore, both based on feedback from our 2014 event:

  • Connecting clouds - blueprints for tomorrow’s IT architects
  • Information management - same old problem, new solutions

More specifically, I’m interested in hearing if you have had some success or can share your lessons in the areas of:

  • Data centre migrations
  • New cooling techniques (free air, geothermal etc)
  • Efforts to reduce power consumption within your facilities
  • Business resilience (especially cloud as a DR target)
  • Community and hybrid clouds
  • Cloud brokerage  (especially network/access and identity management issues)

I have reached out to several international data centre luminaries and intend to secure speakers of the calibre of past keynotes Marco Magarelli and Scott Noteboom

Equally as crucial from past feedback is for us to host case studies from iTnews readers. The likes of Defence, NAB and Telstra have provided great peer reviews at the event over the past two years.

Feel free to connect on email or LinkedIn if you feel your story should be heard.

I’ll be announcing our first speakers in a few weeks time.

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Brett Winterford

One of Australia’s most experienced technology journalists, former iTnews Group Editor Brett Winterford has written about the business of technology for 15 years.

Awarded Business Journalist and Technology Journalist of the year at the 2004 ITjourno awards and Editor of the Year at the 2009 Publishers Australia 'Bell' awards, Winterford has extensive experience in both the business and technology press, writing for such publications as the Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald.

As editor of iTnews Brett has led a team of award-winning journalists; delivered speeches at industry events; authored, commissioned and edited research papers, curated technology conferences [The iTnews Executive Summit and Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit and also shares the judging of the annual Benchmark Awards.

Brett's areas of specialty include enterprise software, cloud computing and IT services.

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