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Data Center World 2022

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center 2025: An Omdia Research Forum

Alan Howard  (Prinicipal Analyst, Omdia)

Moises Levy  (Principal Analyst, DC Physical Infrastructure and Sustainability., OMDIA)

Vlad Galabov  (Head of Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, OMDIA)

Roy Illsley  (Chief Analyst, Omdia)

Dennis Hahn  (Storage Analyst, Informa / Omdia)

Manoj Sukumaran  (Principal Analyst, Omdia)

Dominika Koncewicz  (Senior Analyst, Cloud Services and SD-WAN, Omdia)

Location: Meeting Room 3- 1st Level

Date: Monday, March 28

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Session Type: Forum

Vault Recording: TBD

Informa / Omdia

12:00pm to 12:45pm

  • Welcome and Lunch
    • Vladimir Galabov, Research Director


12:45pm to 2:45pm

  • Opening Keynote: The only certain thing about the data center industry is uncertainty. Top trends to watch in 2022 and beyond
    • Vladimir Galabov, Research Director
  • Panel Discussion: 2022 Trends
    • Vladimir Galabov, Research Director
    • Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations
    • Moises Levy, Principal Analyst, DC Physical Infrastructure and Sustainability
    • Dennis Hahn, Principal Analyst, Data Center Storage
  • Session: The cloud lives on the ground: The global data center landscape is changing. What are the largest operators investing in? How to best address end-users needs? Strategies in enabling global hybrid cloud requirements.
    • Alan Howard, Principal Analyst, Cloud and Colocation
  • Panel Discussion: The cloud lives on the ground
    • Alan Howard, Principal Analyst, Cloud and Colocation
    • Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations
    • Manoj Sukumaran, Principal Analyst, Data Center IT
    • Dominika Koncewicz, Senior Analyst, Cloud & Data Center Research


2:45pm to 3:00pm

  • Break


3:00pm to 4:50pm

  • Session: What are the start-ups with the highest chance to disrupt our industry: finding the unicorn amongst the horses and the decacorn amongst the unicorns. Your map and guide to data center start-ups. 10min Q&A
    • Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations
    • Manoj Sukumaran, Principal Analyst, Data Center IT
    • Dennis Hahn, Principal Analyst, Data Center Storage
  • Roundtable Discussions: Anything goes breakouts via strategy deep dive round table discussions – from markets to technologies.
    • Round Table 1: Locating and operating – Moderators:
      • Alan Howard, Principal Analyst, Cloud and Colocation
      • Dominika Koncewicz, Senior Analyst, Cloud & Data Center Research
      • Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations
    • Round Table 2: Power & Cooling – Moderators:
      • Moises Levy, Principal Analyst, DC Physical Infrastructure and Sustainability
      • Nicole Tuggle – Research Associate, Data Center Power and Cooling
      • Justin Baker – Senior Analyst, Data Center Power and Cooling
    • Round Table 3: IT Innovation – Moderators:
      • Manoj Sukumaran, Principal Analyst, Data Center IT
      • Dennis Hahn, Principal Analyst, Data Center Storage
      • Vladimir Galabov, Research Director
  • Closing Session: How we continue this conversation after we leave Data Center World
    • Vladimir Galabov, Research Director


4:50pm to 6:00pm

  • Networking Reception – Level 1 Rotunda