DCN Dubai 2024 >> Agenda


08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30

Hall 1

Welcome Address

Davide Ortisi
CEO at Data Center Nation
Mustapha Louni
Chief Business Officer at Uptime Institute

9:35 - 10:15

Hall 1


Positioning the GCC as the next Global Data Center Hub. Delving into the Reasons that are Driving Demand and Investment

Kamel Tawil
Managing Director – Middle East North Africa at Equinix 
Johan Nilerud
Senior Director, Business Strategy, Planning at Khazna Data Centers
Ahmed Al Hammadi
Senior Director Data Centre at Etisalat by e&
Khaled Khatib
Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer at Integrated Dawiyat
Simon Allen
Global Strategic Advisor at Data Center Nation

Hall 2


How can the Gulf Data Center Industry Leverage the Lessons Learnt from International Data Center Deployments?

Dame Dawn Childs
CEO at Pure Data Centres Group
Henry Daunert
CEO at AQ Compute
Anna Klaft
Chairwomen at German Datacenter Association
Yashnath Issur
Chief Executive Officer at Nxtra Africa by Airtel
Gary Watson
Country Manager Ireland at Keppel Data Centres

10:30 - 11:05

Hall 1


Powering the AI Digital Age: Exploring Next-Generation Data Center solutions - The Path to Net-Zero

Mourad Younes
Cloud & Services Segment Leader MEA Region at Schneider Electric
Manuel Rodrigues
Vice President, Secure Power Division Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric
Kamel Tawil
Managing Director – Middle East North Africa at Equinix
Andrea Lovato
Chief Future and Solutions Officer at DataVolt

Hall 2


Tackling the Facility Management Challenges in Data Centres

Graham Easton
UAE General Manager at ENGIE Solutions
Mazen Shdeed
Operations Manager – Data Centres at ENGIE Solutions
Iyad Khalas
Director, Technology Consulting Data Center, Cloud and Infrastructure at Protiviti Middle East Member Firm

Hall 3


Powering Data Center Sustainable Growth

Alban Hohmann Schauly
Data Center Segment Manager – Africa & Middle East at Caterpillar

11:05 - 11:35

Coffee Break

11:35 - 12:10

Hall 1


Optimizing Data Center Operations and Energy Efficiency through AI: Innovations and Best Practices

Magide Sebtioui
Vice President of Data Center Business Development – Middle East & Central Asia at Huawei Digital Power
Richard Pimper
VP & CTO Europe at Huawei Digital Power
Mohamad Al Hajjar
Founder & CEO at AVAR
Tarek Ghaoui
Project Director at Gulf Data Hub

Hall 2


Future-Thinking Cooling Designs to Accommodate the Next-Generation Workloads

Olaf Kempcke
Senior Manager at STULZ
Karim Ait-Younes
Senior Regional Sales Manager, Head of Sales EMEA at STULZ
Alina Sabanska
Mechanical Associate and Design Manager at RED Engineering

Hall 3


Innovation at Scale: Shaping the Efficient, Reliable Data Centers of the Future

Omar Ibrahim
Global Application Specialist at ABB
Daniel Rodrigo
Global Product Manager Mid-High Power UPS IEC at ABB

12:25 - 13:00

Hall 1


The Next Evolution in MENA Data Centers: Creating Local Competitive Advantages by Addressing Global Trends

Stuart Manby
CSO at Ezditek
Fabrice Moizan
Chief Revenue Officer at Gcore
Tim Chambers
Director & Founder at Exuvi8
Simon Allen
Strategic Global Advisor at Data Center Nation

Hall 2


Emerging Technologies Impacting the Middle East Data Center Landscape

Nigel Gore
Sr. Director – Global High Density and Liquid Cooling at Vertiv

Hall 3


Future-Proof Your Data Center with Cutting-Edge Modular Construction

Zeyd Ammoura
Division Manager – Middle East at Victaulic
Sebastian Matijasevich
Europe Division Manager at Victaulic
Ramy Boufarhat
CEO at James L. Williams Middle East
Henry Daunert
CEO at AQ Compute

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:35

Hall 1


Italy: A Top Destination for Data Center Investment

Lorenzo Fanara
Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Emirati Arabi Uniti
Valerio Soldani
Director at ITA – Italian Trade Agency
Mario Stefani
Head of CEO Staff at Polo Strategico Nazionale
Andrea Lazzaroli
Head Of Business Marketing at Open Fiber
Raffaele Laudani
Assessore (Councilor) of Comune di Bologna

Hall 2


The Middle East’s Cloud Vision: A Thought Leadership Perspective

Roberto Frongia
Director of Strategy & Operations at TONOMUS Compute
Muhammad Aslam
CTO at Moro Hub
Stuart Manby
CSO at Ezditek
Amro Almashharawi
Vice President Advisory Service at Uptime Institute
Cyprien Dumont
Senior Analyst – London & Middle East Data Centre Markets at DC Byte

Hall 3


Staying in the Loop – How Chilled Water Architectures will Evolve to Manage Hybrid IT Loads

Asim Ansari
Director, General Manager – Edge & Telecoms EMEA & APAC at Airedale by Modine
Paul Golding
Product Manager at Airedale by Modine
John Rippingale
CEO at Sudlows Consulting
Gordon Turner
Senior Manager, IBX Operations at Equinix

14:45 - 15:20

Hall 1


Envisioning the Computing Continuum. Infrastructure, Energy and Telcos Implications

Umberto Sordino
Global DC BU Coordinator at EAE
Wojciech Stramski
CEO at Beyond.pl
Roger Mroczek
Director of Real Estate – Europe at QTS Data Centers
Abdulaziz Almubarak
Vice President, Business Development at DataVolt

Hall 2


Navigating the Greener Path: the Race Towards Net-Zero in the Gulf Region

John Rippingale
CEO at Sudlows Consulting
Gareth McElroy
Director of Technical Facilities at MEEZA QSTP
Himmath Mohammed
CIO at Gulf Data Hub
Elie Al-Chami
Senior Director Middle East at Uptime Institute
Stephen Beard
Global Head of Data Centers at Knight Frank

Hall 3


A Fireside Chat with Excool's CEO: Latest Innovations in Data Centre Cooling for the GCCs

Jon Pettitt
CEO at Excool
Simon Allen
Global Strategic Advisor at Data Center Nation

15:30 - 16:05

Hall 1


Powering Efficiency: Innovations in Data Centre Construction and Operations

Aly Diab
Engineering Manager at BK Gulf
Mark Noble
Operations Manager at BK Gulf
Robbie Nelson
Modulor Manager at BK Gulf

Hall 2


Water Management Strategies & Challenges in a Data Centre

Liam Mc Dermott
Sales Development Manager, Data Centers, CBS / Country Director Ireland at Grundfos
Samir Hashem Mohamed
Head of Mechanical, Middle East at Ramboll
Edmar Cabra
Regional Sustainability Head – MENA at Black & White Engineering
Guillermo Delmar
Senior Mechanical Engineer at Syska Hennessy Group

16:05 - 17:30

Networking Drinks