IM Local Edition – Dublin
iMasons hosted our first Local Edition in Ireland on November 20th.
Infrastructure Masons is guided by an Advisory Council of industry leaders responsible for the largest and most advanced digital infrastructure portfolios in the world, many with their EMEA leadership based in Dublin. The growth of Digital Infrastructure globally has been staggering, but particularly dramatic in Dublin which is overtaking traditional European infrastructure hubs.
- Date: November 20, 2018; 14:15-16:45
- Location: RDS Arena Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland – Presidents Room (within Data Centres Ireland)
Fireside Chat with Mystery Guest
Informal discussions / Q&A with industry leaders has proven very popular with participants of iM Local Editions. Infrastructure Masons invite leaders who’ve made both a significant impact and have a fascinating story to tell – including – Arista Networks founder Andy Bechtolsheim, Christian Belady and Joe Kava (both of the iMasons Advisory Council), Scott McNealy (Co Founder of Sun Microsystems) and Michael Tobin OBE.
Check out our short videos from Scott and Michael’s Fireside Chats – interesting, inspiring and often laugh out loud funny! At this event we continued the tradition. We invited Dr. David Snelling, Program Director Artificial Intelligence at Fujitsu. We discussed David’s journey, lessons learned, and took a look at Quantum Computing and AI – real world applications and the impact of digital infrastructure (and us humans).
Since being formed in 2016, we’ve been leveraging the iMasons brain trust in our discussions on the future of digital infrastructure. At this event we facilitated group discussion on the following topics:
Think Tank 1 – Serving the Next Billion People
- There are 3.4 billion people without access to the internet. But the digital infrastructure approach to delivering connectivity in these new markets will need to be quite different from the hyperscale approach that has worked in developed markets.
Think Tank 2 – The Future of Work
- How will AI and Machine Learning affect the future job market? 47% of US jobs are at risk of being automatable through advances in artificial intelligence and robotics. What is the future of work? What jobs will there be in 10 years time that don’t exist now and what skills will they require?
A big thanks to DataCentres Ireland for facilitating the iM Local Edition.
*Photo credit: Stephen Wall Morris Event Photographer