Agenda:

Thursday, 30 March 2017


FUTURE OF DATA CENTRES


8:50

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Plenary Chair

9:00

Tasmania – the attractive destination for Major Data Centre Development

  • A globally competitive destination
  • Tasmania’s renewable energy advantages
  • A partnership approach to development

John Perry, Coordinator General, Office of the Coordinator-General (Tasmanian Government)

9:15

The strategic role of data enters in the digital economy

  • The role of data centres in the broader connected economic ecosystem
  • Dynamic industry developments: cloud computing, data centres, networks, data management
  • Key role in the critical market of data bubs and data analytics

Paul Budde, CEO, BuddeComm & Strategic Advisor, Australian Smart Communities Association

9:35

The NSW Data Analytics Centre Journey - Building an effective whole-of-government data sharing platform

  • Tackling complexities beyond the capabilities of single agencies
  • Compliance with privacy and confidentiality concerns
  • Governance for a data sharing platform

Dr Ian Oppermann, CEO and Chief Data Scientist, NSW Data Analytics Centre

9:55

*** Morning break and visit to the exhibition area ***

11:00

Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussions

Roundtables are small group discussions focused on a particular topic and directed by a central table host who will guide the conversation and facilitate the questions and answers from the participants.

Running in three rotations for 40 minutes, delegates will have the opportunity to pre-select which tables they would like to attend ahead of the event and build their agenda to cover the issues and topics that matter most to them.

12:20

*** Lunch and Networking (90 Minutes) ***



ENTERPRISE: DATA CENTRE EXCELLENCE


13:50

Business Continuity Strategy for Enterprise Data Centres

  • Protecting against impending risks of cyber-crime, natural disasters and terror attacks
  • Increasing chances to emerge unscathed from crises
  • Cost mitigation and value creation from business continuity for datacentres

Tim Rippon, Board Director, Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

14:10

Architecting the Data Centre of the Future

  • Enabling extensibility and capacity to support growth
  • Integrated approach to efficient and renewable energy
  • Modular design and quick deployment
  • Cutting edge technology reshaping the data centre landscape

Bill Giannikos, Data Centre Design Leader, Aurecon

14:30

Panel Discussion: Energy Efficiency - Managing Increased Power Density Requirements

15:00

*** Afternoon Tea & Expo Viewing ***



CO-LOCATION: JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD


15:45

Agile Data Warehousing using CapEx

  • How we accelerated the cloud-based data warehouse set up - cutting down years to months
  • How we achieved agile MVP with very light spending
  • How we built internal capabilities and a value based system

Mark Cohen, Chief Technology Officer, Domain.com.au

16:05

Hybrid Data Centre Approach - Case Study of Vision Australia

  • Analysing the needs and challenges of reform within the industry
  • Appreciating the needs of clients and identifying optimum support strategy
  • Considerations around finding the right hybrid mix for the organisation

Samir Mahir, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Vision Australia

16:25

UNSW's data warehouse migration journey - on premise to cloud

  • Establishing a clear business case for migration
  • Charting out a the plan and strategies
  • Lessons learnt and good practices
  • Sovereign risk perspectives

Kate Carruthers, Chief Data Officer, UNSW

16:45

Tackling concerns around Data Sovereignty & the Cloud

  • Mitigate against risks of offshore personal data exposure
  • Secure rigorous security Service-level Agreements (SLAs) with cloud service providers
  • Outline audit rights, reporting, data location constraints, and access right provisions

Damien Timms, Practice Leader, LegalVision

17:05

End of Conference