Government speakers lined up for data centre conference

Government officials are set to debate the advantages and challenges for organisations storing their data in the UK at a forthcoming data centre conference.

Bob Driver, UK Trade & Investment information economy director has been lined for a panel discussion on the issue at the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) Converged London 2014 Conference and Expo in London on 19 and 20 November.

Driver will be joined on the panel by Andrea Young, digital economy director at theDepartment for Business Innovation & Skills, along with other public and private sector speakers.

A spokesman for event organiser DatacenterDynamics said: “From the idea of ‘disposable data centers’ to ‘software defined’ and everything in between, DCD Converged London 2014 will keep senior national and international data center professionals up to speed with an industry changing at lightning speed.”

The two day conference is expected to attract more than 3,000 delegates and will cover:

  • Design + Strategy – Focusing on the issues faced by senior managers responsible for the organisational strategy and design of in-house data centre assets 
  • IT + Networks – Linking business strategy to technology adoption and looking at how advances in IT and Network technology affect how we build and connect data centre of the future 
  • App to Cloud – Tackling the issues faced by professionals with blended or hybrid infrastructures and the technical challenges of moving to third party platforms for the delivery of critical applications and ICT services 
  • Environment – Helping professionals who manage the performance, efficiency and resilience of a data center’s physical infrastructure, also known as the critical environment 

For 2014 DCD Converged London will also be co-located with a new 2-day conference, the “Mission Critical Security Summit”. 

Expert speakers will equip attendees with an in-depth understanding of the dynamic security landscape, and the practical insights and guidance to develop a unified and smart security strategy, to enable both security and efficiency in the modern data center. 

Other speakers scheduled to appear at the conference include  Cole Crawford, executive director of the Open Compute Project Foundation and Jonathan Koomey, research fellow at Stanford University who will examine how CIOs are slowly moving from being keepers of systems to becoming brokers of information services, requiring them to understand the options for delivering information services at the lowest cost. is a media partner at the DCD Converged London conference.

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