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Kayleigh Hutchins, Editor, Data Centre Review

Kayleigh Hutchins, Editor of Data Centre Review, welcomes everyone back for day two of Critical Insight 2023.

Opening Keynote: What should we be doing to ensure digital equity for all?

Max Schulze, Founder, SDIA

Max will look at the current landscape of digital inclusion, and what we should be doing to ensure digital equity for all. Could driving digital equity help solve some of the current issues of the sector, such as the skills shortage and sustainability?

The Evolution of Datacentre Cooling: Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence

Jonas Caino, Business Development Director – Global Data Centres, Flakt Group

Jonas explores the impact of the transformational force of AI on optimizing datacentre cooling systems.

Recycled Heat

Mark Bjornsgaard, CEO, Deep Green

Mark will take a dive into how recycled heat from modular data centres will be a catalyst in the electrification of heat. How this technology has the power to transform communities and what widespread adoption will mean for sustainability and the circular economy

The total cost of ownership of modern Data Centre UPS

Jason Yates, Technical Services Manager, Riello UPS

Jason will explore the potential cost and efficiency savings offered by various UPS system operating modes, as well as highlighting some of the latest advances in data centre UPS and battery technology, including ultra-high efficiency silicon carbide and other long-life components.

15-minute break

Cloud Computing

Daren Vallyon, Solutions Architect & Product Manager, Hyve Managed Services

Daren will discuss the differences between hybrid and multi-cloud and share a long-term vision for these types of infrastructures and related trends. Daren will also provide key strategies for successful migration to hybrid or multi-cloud environments, and outline the importance of implementing effective cloud management tools.

Panel - What are the most important emerging tech, trends and developments for the data centre sector and how will they change digital infrastructure?

Nick Hume, Founder & Managing Director, Hume Consulting
Ramzi Charif, VP Technical Operations EEA, Virtus
Alex Brew, Regional Director Northern Europe, Vertiv
Moderator: Jon Summers, Research Lead in Data Centres, RI.SE

Room, row, rack or server - choosing the right cooling systems

Markus Gerber, Sr. Business Development Manager, nVent

Data Centers have evolved in recent years. Organizations recognized the technical and business value of deploying modular, scalable and more precisely-defined infrastructure.

Heat load is increasing along with packing density. So, how can you ensure that energy costs remain manageable, while ensuring data availability at all times?

In this session we will look at traditional ways of cooling and new liquid cooling technologies, their potential becoming more sustainability but also challenges to overcome.

End of Day Two