Thursday, January 3, 2013


2 January 2013 – Datacentres Malaysia, the leading regional content driven event for end users, telcos, datacenter operators, cloud players, energy specialists and companies engaged in the sector, has announced a premier speaker academy for the 2nd annual forum ( taking place 16-17 January.

Christian Belady, General Manager, Data Center Services, Global Foundation Services at Microsoft will provide an opening Masterclass at the forum. With the advent of cloud accelerating the rate of change and innovation, his unique insight promises to enliven the debate,

The forum which showcases the opportunities for enterprises in Malaysia for outsourcing high specification IT infrastructure requirements, and for datacentre investment, brings together users, specifiers and providers to discuss key themes including energy efficiency, cloud evolution, DCIM, convergence, finance and investment, market outlook and opportunities among other topics.

Uniquely the two-day event will contain the most extensive programme so far and features a series of roundtables beginning with the leadership of datacentres in the region. The forum will be opened and addressed by Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO, MDeC.

Key speakers also include Dr Bob Sullivan, the father of hot-aisle/cold-aisle design, one of the fundamental best practices in the datacenter; Mark Thiele, EVP Data Center Tech at Switch, whose facilities include the SuperNAP in the Las Vegas desert, the highest-density datacenter ever built and among the ten largest single-standing facilities in the world. Kris Kumar, Senior VP & Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty; Harkeeret Singh, a global energy expert; Paul Francois Cattier, Global Vice President Data Center, Schneider Electric; Chiew Kok Hin, CEO, AIMS Group of Companies; Christophe Maisonnave, Critical Facilities Strategy Lead, Hewlett Packard and Ed Ansett, Managing Partner, i3 Solutions Group.
“We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious panel to Datacentres Malaysia 2013,” commented Warwick Dunkley, vice president at BroadGroup, the consulting firm and producer of the event. “The calibre of debate and tremendous quality of content will only be added to by their participation.”

Sponsors of the event include MDeC, VADS, Schneider Electric, Hewlett Packard, CSF Group, Powerware, HDC,  AIMS, Akamai, Digital Realty, CBRE, C2 Consult, AST Modular, and Freenet.
The event includes an industry exhibition.

Media partners include Finance and Investment News for Datacentres,, Asia Today, Haking, Datacenter Journal,, the data chain, Boogar Lists, BEvents, InfoComm, ECM Plus, TeleTechWire, Conference Locate, TechWeek Europe, businessvibes and DNA.

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