The third session of Mingtiandi’s Asia Data Centre Forum is set to air on Tuesday, 3 November, featuring four panellists with technical insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by data centre platform operators in the APAC region.
The event, which takes place at 10:00 am Hong Kong time, brings together Cisco Data Centre Networks’ chief architect for cloud Christopher Liljenstolpe, Baker McKenzie special advisor for data centres Christopher Yee, BDx Data Centres CEO Braham Singh and Princeton Digital Group co-founder and chief operating officer Varoon Raghavan.
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Operator and Developer Perspective
The session, which is sponsored by property software and intelligence provider Yardi Systems, will reveal what corporate users and Internet giants have in mind for the sector as Asia Pacific prepares to become the world’s second-largest data centre market within two years.
The topics discussed will include COVID-19’s influence on surging demand for data centres (and whether this demand will dissipate once the pandemic clears), as well as the environmental impact of power-hogging data centre facilities and the competitive landscape as American, Australian and European data centre players expand into APAC.
Cisco’s Liljenstolpe, based in San Francisco, was the original architect for the Project Calico open source cloud platform before joining the networking giant, while Baker McKenzie’s Yee previously headed up legal operations for real estate investment trust Digital Realty and managed the REIT’s data centre operations in Singapore.
Before leading development of Hong Kong-based HGC’s BDx data centre services, Singh served as senior vice president for global product management at Reliance Communications’ Global Cloud Xchange and as CEO of Red Snapper, a Malaysian state-funded initiative to promote wireless broadband growth.
Raghavan’s Singapore-based PDG is an investor, operator and developer of data centres in Asia. The group’s investors include private equity heavyweight Warburg Pincus and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan.
The talk will be moderated by Mingtiandi founder Michael Cole, and MTD TV will be back in late November with three part forum on technology adoption in Asia’s real estate sector. Watch for more information on our proptech series here.