Minister Breen to deliver keynote address at DataCentres Ireland
02 October 2018
Pat Breen TD, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, will deliver a keynote address at the DataCentres Ireland Conference & Exhibition, to be held at the RDS, Dublin.
The minister will explain the government’s strategy for encouraging the growth of data centres in the country both in Dublin and regionally, which was set out in the data centre strategy document launched earlier this year.
Held at the RDS on November 20-21, 2018, the DataCentres Ireland exhibition combines a multi-streamed conference together with a big international exhibition to give attendees the most complete event for all those responsible for their organisation’s digital infrastructure, whether that be in house, out sourced or in the cloud.
Strategy and operational streams
The Strategy Stream will address the market drivers affecting the sector and opportunities this offers Ireland and those seeking to invest in the country.
The Operational Stream deliver the latest in new ideas, approaches, technology and best practice that can assist all those involved with delivering and managing their organisation IT or mission critical infrastructure to be more efficient and effective whilst remaining secure and resilient, whatever the size of your organisation.
Ireland as a country punches above its weight in the data centre sector and this is only set to grow with the country benefiting from more and faster international fibre connections, as well as accessibility to sustainable power.
“There is more than enough wind energy to power the growing demand of electricity due to more data centres, but we need to get the data centres and wind energy connected to the grid faster,” said David Connolly, CEO, Irish Wind Energy Association.
James Stuart, director, Nlyte Software, said: “Ireland is a bridge between the United States and Europe, and the fastest-growing economy in the eurozone.
“Ireland’s tech-savvy workforce, corporate tax incentives, and affordable and sustainable energy supply are the top driving factors for this growth. Not to mention that Ireland is totally unaffected by the restrictions on the ‘transnational transfer of data on EU citizens given transfers can occur among any of the 28 EU member states’.
Speakers at DataCentres Ireland 2018 will include Conall Boland, deputy chairperson of an Bord Pleanála; Rosemary Steen, external affairs director of Eirgrid Group; Anthony Rourke, director of government and infrastructure advisory at EY; Tanya Duncan, managing director of Interxion; and Garry Connolly, founder of Host In Ireland.
The DataCentres Ireland exhibition is an opportunity for all involved in delivering their organisations data/IT or mission critical infrastructure to see the latest in technology, products and services and solutions that can assist them and their organisation to run more effective and efficiently, reduce cost whilst increasing resilience.
“DataCentres Ireland is not just for those involved in the development and operations of large data centres,” said Hugh Robinson, exhibition director.
“It is relevant to all those involved with maintaining server or comms rooms, telecoms networks and other mission critical environments who are dependent on resilience in power, connectivity, temperature control and so on, whatever the industry sector.”http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/10/02/minister-breen-deliver-keynote-address-datacentres-ireland/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/datacentres-1.pnghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/datacentres-1-300x300.pngSponsoredconference,data,IT