EMEA Regional Member Summit
May 27, 2021
16:00-18:00 (CET) 15:00-17:00 (BST), 7:00-9:00 (PST)
The digital infrastructure industry is rapidly growing! During the EMEA Summit we took a deeper dive into each region to find out what to expect to prepare your company for the future of digital transformation.
Panel: We Have to Think Differently
Dean Nelson, Founder and Chairman of the Infrastructure Masons
Christian Belady, Vice President at Microsoft
Eddie Schutter, CTO at Switch
Sustainability is a planetary issue and we have to stop thinking in silos. As well as requiring disruptive innovation, saving our planet will require a systems and integration approach across the entire industrial base.
Dean Nelson was joined by newly appointed leaders to the iMasons Technology Committee, Christian Belady and Eddie Schutter, to ask – What role does Digital Infrastructure play in a global holistic industrial solution to sustainability?
Panel: Spotlight on Africa
Juliet Ehimuan, Director, Google, West Africa
Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre
Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centres
Moderator: Lee Perrin, Data Center Business Lead, CBRE
The Africa data center market size by investment was valued at USD 2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 5 billion by 2026.
According to a recent report by the ADCA,Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet growing demand and bring the rest of the continent onto level terms with the capacity and density of South Africa.
Our panel of regional experts discussed the drivers for growth, how digital infrastructure is being implemented and the opportunities presented by this growth.