Two new two-whole-day tracks are the highlight of the refocused conference programme for DatacenterDynamics Converged London 2014. Halls dedicated to IT and Networks and App to Cloud will feature presentations delivered by the event’s most international speaker line up to date.

The 2014 conference, entitled ‘The Open Minded Data Center event’ will host presentations from over 100 speakers, including:

  • Skype – Patrick Hilt, Director of Engineering, Business Operations
  • Google – Francois Sterin, Director of Global Infrastructure
  • eBay – Dean Nelson, VP of Global Foundation Services
  • UK Trade & Industry – Dr. Chris Moore, Technology Specialist - ICT
  • Ford Motor Company – Mark Howell, Global IT Facilities Process Improvement Manager
  • Open Compute Project Foundation – Cole Crawford, Executive Director
  • Stanford University – Dr. Jonathan Koomey, Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

Bringing together the people, processes and technologies necessary to develop a world-class data center strategy, DatacenterDynamics Converged is back for its 13th year on 19- 20 November at the ExCeL Centre in London. Last year’s event was attended by a record 2200 delegates from companies, which combined, operate over 2.5 million square metres of data center space in the United Kingdom alone.

The multi-track conference programme will consist of 80 presentations and panel sessions, and 22 interactive seminars to keep Europe’s most senior data center professionals fully updated on an industry changing at lightning speed. Encouraging attendees to open their minds to new technology options for their business, this year’s event will focus on four key tracks: IT and Networks, App to Cloud, Design and Strategy, and Environment.

The IT and Networks track will address how companies can link business strategy to technology adoption and cast light on how technological advances will affect how we build and connect data centers in the future.

The App to Cloud track tackles the complexities of moving critical applications and ICT services to third party platforms, while addressing the challenges of application volatility and capacity changes.

In the Design and Strategy track, the speakers will focus on the issues faced by those responsible for the strategy and design of in-house data centre assets. These will include colocation options, reducing costs and risk management.

Finally, the Environment track is targeted at professionals who manage the performance, efficiency, and resilience of a data center’s physical infrastructure. Delegates will learn how to get the most out of their investments and calculate ROI on energy saving measures in legacy data centers.

George Rockett, founder of the DCD Group said, “This year’s event promises to provide attendees with the richest data center insight in the world. While the market continues expanding and the opportunities for sales in the market also grow, the buying process for products and services has become increasingly complex and opaque. Large purchasing decisions now require the participation and buy-in of a complex ecosystem of stakeholders and the rise and ubiquity of the cloud has changed everything for everybody. This year’s event will give attendees clarity on how to tackle the issues associated with this rapid evolution, as well as providing insight from key industry figures on how to drive collaboration for purchase decisions in order to be as effective as possible.”

The 2014 event will also host a new specialist security conference tackling the security threats that put mission-critical ICT infrastructure at risk and compromise business continuity. The Mission Critical Security Summit will address the new security landscape faced by the data center industry with the move to the cloud and virtualisation, and the need for an integrated security framework that works seamlessly across the physical, cloud, and virtual environments.

To register at DatacenterDynamics Converged 2014, visit the website.