Room 1 - Day 1

Supported by:

Speaker

Dr Ayotunde Coker

Chairman

Africa Data Centres Association (ADCA)

Supported by:

Speaker

Chudi Okoye

Deputy Regional Editor for Africa

Oxford Business Group

Speaker

Mark Acton

Head of Technical Due Diligence

Future-tech

Mahmoud Bennani

Senior Investment Associate

Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration

Paul-Francois Cattier

Managing Director

Africa Data Centres Association (ADCA)

Juanita Clark

CEO

Digital Council Africa

Dr Ayotunde Coker

Chairman

Africa Data Centres Association (ADCA)

Menno Parsons

Managing Director

Master Power Technologies

What will be discussed?

  • Where are we seeing the biggest growth opportunities
  • What is attracting overseas investors
  • How growing investment is strengthening local supply chains

Session Sponsor

Speakers

Heath Andersen

Data Centre Consultant

Greg Burke

Head of Site Selection

Africa Data Centres

Will Clarke

International Head of Site Selection and Development

Future-Tech

John Michael Davidson

Solution Architect, Data Centre Facility

Huawei

Shaun Versfeld

Director South Africa

Royal HaskoningDHV

What will be discussed?

  • The new pop up areas of 2024
  • What’s driving site selection? Power, connectivity, price of land?
  • Key considerations for 2024 and beyond

Session Sponsor:

Speaker

Gang Guo

VP of Huawei South Africa Service & Software MSSD

Huawei

Speakers

Representative –

Sudlows

Russell Bartley

Director - Client Services

Mavin Group

Nils Gerstle

MD

Collaboretix

Henning Rasmuss

MD

Datascape Africa

Lisa Shaw

Senior Manager

CBRE Excellerate

What will be discussed?

  • Trends in data centre design – an overview and what’s new
  • Where sustainability fits in to the design agenda
  • Ensuring fit-for-purpose on existing designs

Speakers

Wabo Majavu

Executive Strategy and Business Operations

Africa Data Centres

Session Sponsor

Speaker

Menno Parsons

Managing Director

Master Power Technologies

Session Sponsor:

Speakers

Alban Hohmann Schauly

Data Centre Segment Manager - Africa & Middle East

Caterpillar

Mohamed Zeineldin

EAME Sales Manager GPP - Rental Power Solutions

Caterpillar

Speaker

Nabeel Mahmood

Managing Director

Nomad Futurist

Speakers

Nikki Blake

CEO & Co-Founder

GTSS

Nabeel Mahmood

Managing Director

Nomad Futurist

Venessa Moffat

EMEA Channel Partner Manager

EkkoSense

Nomzamo Xaba

Principal Programme Manager

AWS

What will be discussed?

  • Demystifying diversification
  • Engagement strategies for employers
  • Why Africa is a diversification hub for data centres