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Data Center World 2023

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 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: Sustainability in Practice- An Omdia Analyst Summit

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

Roy Illsley  (Chief Analyst, Omdia)

Alan Howard  (Principal Analyst, Omdia)

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

Moises Levy  (PhD, Data Center Power and Cooling Research, Omdia)

Location: Room 9BC

Date: Monday, May 8

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Pass Type: AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, Omdia Analyst Summit

Session Type: Omdia Analyst Summit

Vault Recording: Video

The hot topic in the data center industry is sustainability but we rarely find ourselves on the same page when discussing activities and priorities. Between buzz words, marketing messages and green washing, it can be difficult to prioritize actions and navigate the course to truly sustainable data center operations.

Omdia’s Cloud and Data Center Research Practice is back for its second annual Analyst Summit, presenting a third-party, vendor-agnostic perspective on industry and technology trends. During the 2023 event expect to see the team’s latest technical observations and market forecasts, as well as a deep dive into sustainability practices. The discussion will go beyond from-the-grid access to renewable energy and efficient equipment, delving into new technologies and services that can be exploited by data center operators who want to decrease their carbon footprint.

Industry behemoths like Google, Microsoft and IBM rely on Omdia for a data-driven, technical perspective to connect the dots and stay ahead of the curve. The Analyst Summit will feature exclusive Omdia research and data on topics including:

  • The relationship between efficiency and sustainability
  • Powering data centers using microgrids and energy-as-a-service
  • Improving data center operations with Artificial Intelligence
  • Reducing energy consumption through IT, infrastructure and software tools
  • Trends in equipment reuse and the circular economy

Summit Agenda:

12:00-12:45: Welcome lunch, introductions and networking

: Opening Keynote with Vlad Galabov

We are turning the page on data center sustainability from goals to actions. This presentation will focus on navigating sustainability hype versus the real commercial opportunities that can be exploited in 2023 and beyond. There will be an overview of the afternoon agenda, topics and speakers, as well as a Q&A with Omdia analysts.

: Coffee break

: "How to Kill Two Birds with One Stone" with Moises Levy

This session will discuss the commercial benefits of sustainable investment in electrical and mechanical data center infrastructure.

  • Liquid cooling technology and adoption – 20 min
  • New power technologies and adoption – 20 min
  • Q&A – 10 min

: Coffee Break

: Industry Juggernauts Panel with Alan Howard, Dominika Koncewicz, Manoj Sukumaran, Moises Levy, and Roy Illsley

Learning from the industry juggernauts: Exploring the investment activities, data center operations and product strategies of the largest data center operators.

  • Hyperscale cloud and colocation provider CAPEX trends (Alan) – 25 minutes
  • Sustainability actions and priorities (Dominika and Moises) – 25 minutes
  • In-house product development (Manoj and Moises) – 25 minutes
  • Improving DC operations with Artificial Intelligence (Dominika and Roy) – 25 minutes
  • Q&A- 5 Mins

: Networking Happy Hour