London/Monaco 23 March 2016 – In the first event of its kind, an exciting one-day Summit will meet in Monaco to explore the next phase of data centre and cloud development across the African continent.
Invest in Data Centre Africa, collocated at Datacloud Europe, will take place at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco on 8th June 2016. The summit will discuss current and future investment in Africa data centres such as IT investment, risk and the availability of funding. It will also explore the issues around connectivity via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy supply, cloud.
The program will feature a host of inspiring top level speakers from both investor organisations and operating companies in Africa and internationally.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Paul-François Cattier, who has recently been Appointed President of Schneider Electric International, covering 60 Countries, in West Africa, Central Africa, Caribbean islands, Indian Ocean Islands and Pacific Islands
- Michael Tobin OBE, author and industry entrepreneur
- Yaw Owusu, Managing Director, Ghana Cyber City - the first technology park in Ghana
- Constantinos Shiatis, Principal Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
International consulting company and conference organisers of Datacloud Europe, BroadGroup, will launch an in depth report on ‘Market Assessment and Outlook’ for the African data centre landscape.
“Africa infrastructure is a growth story for the next decade,” commented Philip Low, Managing Director of BroadGroup. “We are seeing the emergence of carrier neutral data centres, and importantly IP peering exchanges that will spur hosting and cloud growth over the next 24 months in several countries. But the summit hopes to create more investor led opportunities as well as assess the risk and prospects.”
Infrastructure investment and challenges faced by Africa will take centre stage during the Summit with energy being among them. Case studies and empirical examples will be showcased, contributing to a realistic perspective for data centre investors.
Datacloud 2016 is Europe's foremost networking and business deal-making forum for data centre and cloud players, their customers, investors and suppliers. Attracting 1800+ executives from more than 60 countries as well as 90+ exhibiting companies, delivering a unique networking opportunity and to secure real-time deals.