Datacenter Forum is back in Oslo, now celebrating its 10th anniversary!
This year, presentations from a wide variety of experts will immediately bring you up-to-date in all fields relating to managing & operating IT infrastructure.
Also back is Datacenter Changemakers Norway, the live talk show with the people who are changing the face of the data center industry. Case studies will shine an in-depth light on the most pressing issues facing the digital infrastructue sector, ranging from AI to implementing new sustainability regulation and ESG policy compliance.
The explosion in AI demand has significant implications for the data center industry and IT management. This impact is two-fold: within the data centers themselves – as AI and machine learning are applied to everything from energy and optimization, to cooling and resource management – but also on the IT loads that continue to grow as AI applications both require and generate ever-increasing amounts of data. As AI technologies mature and are integrated across sectors, computational power, storage, access to energy, and specialized infrastructure is critical – as is the need to collaborate closely with policymakers and local municipalities to create an enabling environment for further growth and development. In light of Norway's AI Strategy, what should data center operators and digital infrastructure providers expect within Norway's market moving forward, and how can they take advantage of the opportunities it offers?
What does the growth of AI and high-performance computing mean for data center cooling? What impact will the implementation of liquid cooling have on legacy data centers and newly built facilities, but also the environment?
ESG & Regulatory Compliance
With new policy, legislation, and regulation demanding more sustainable infrastructure going forward, data center operators must now face the (often-daunting) task of complying with sustainability reporting requirements. Amid the ever-growing importance of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) standards and the adoption of new regulations, such as the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), small data center operators in particular need to pay full attention to compliance. This segment will address what you need to do to prepare going forward.
Energy Availability & Investment
Data center markets across North America and mainland Europe increasingly face a significant challenge to growth and future investment: access to electricity. The Nordics have great connectivity with the rest of the world and – seemingly – room for growth to spare, ample space and plenty of renewable energy. How can Norway in particular continue to capitalize on its competitive energy advantage and generate new investment opportunities in the coming years?
Over the next two years, a vast majority of infrastructure strategies will integrate a combination of on-premises, colocation, cloud, and edge delivery options. What are the drivers behind this trend, and how can IT operators manage the compliance, security, cost, and sustainability considerations of hybrid IT systems? And where exactly do you put your data? We'll debunk the latency myth, and explore why Norway is the innovative choice for high-performance computing and reliable data storage.
Atle Haga – Head Commercial Advisor, Statkraft
Ali Moinuddin – Chief Development Officer, Uptime Institute
Mali Hole Skogen – Technology and sustainability director, IKT-Norge
Lovisa Hagelberg – Business Unit Director, CBRE Datacenter Solutions