12th May 2016


Emma (techUK) will be providing her regular update on policy issues – Member feedback has established that Emma’s updates are considered one of the most valuable aspects of UKDCIG.

Whilst most of us are familiar with ASHRAE and TC9.9, many of us may not aware of the extent to which they support the Data Centre industry. Paul Finch, the only Voting Committee Board Member of ASHRAE TC9.9 outside of North America and based in EMEA, has kindly offered to present on the research and publications produced over the last decade and how these continue to influence data centre design, construction and operations.

Martin Carol from JLL will be sharing his deep experiences with regard to what do Colocation Customers look for from a Data Centre provider.

I’d like to welcome a speaker who I met at the recent DCW event – the CEO of Square Mile Systems, David Cuthbertson, who will be explaining (in 15 minutes!) a subject that most of us will have to deal with at some time, how to prepare for Data Centre Migration.

 40% of IoT objects are predicated to be in buildings – many of which will be in, or associated with, Data Centres – There’s been a lot of buzz about IoT and I expect there are a few of us (me included) who don’t completely understand what it means and the implications for us - Chris Iriwn (Tridium Europe) is thankfully here to Demystify IoT

There’s a new EU Project you may not be familiar with - RenewIT – the aim of which is to reduce the carbon footprint of planned Data Centres – I’m very pleased that Andrew Donoghue (451 Research European Research Manager) will be helping us to understand how RenewIT could help and impact our sector.

Last but not least, Virtus has been a tremendous success story on many levels – I’ll be very pleased to welcome David Watkins ( Virtus Service Delivery Director) who’ll be sharing experiences on the evolution of Virtus – how they got to where they are today!

Speakers / Panel Company Position Topic
Simon Allen Uk Data Centre Interest Group Membership Secretary Chairman
1 Emma Fryer techUK Associate Director Update from techUK on policy issues
2 Chris Iriwn Tridium Europe Business Development Director Demystifying IoT
3 Andrew Donoghue 451 Research 451 Research European Research Manager The EU RenewIT Project - Reducing the carbon footprint of planned Data Centres
4 Paul Finch KAO Data (& Voting Committee Board Member of ASHRAE TC9.9) CTO. How ASHRAE and TC9.9 support the data centre industry and continue to influence data centre design, construction and operations
5 Brian Parrott Atos (formerly Siemens IT Solutions and Services) Data Centre Strategy Manager Case Studies
6 Alex Tilley JLL Director - Data Centres What do Colocation Customers look for from a Data Centre provider
7 David Cuthbertson Square Mile Systems Ltd CEO
8 David Watkins VIRTUS Data Centres Service Delivery Director Sharing Expericnes