Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Finance & Investment Forum for Data Center, Hosting, Cloud - Hong Kong

Take the temperature of Asia’s fast growing Data Center, Hosting, Colocation and Cloud businesses
Discover key investors, network and collaborate at the premier Asia forum for the sector

Finance & Investment Forum for Data Center, Hosting, Cloud

Hong Kong, 12 November 2015

Asia’s premier forum for the leadership of data center, hosting and cloud businesses and investors returns for the third year to Hong Kong. It continues to offer a unique platform for expert opinion and provides global market developments and forecasts. You are invited to join the annual marketplace for the leadership of publicly quoted and private data center, hosting and cloud businesses to network and engage with investors.

Register before 12 November 2015

With the Asia region now reaching an exciting stage in the development of data centers, opportunities for investment in this fast growing sector are increasing. The Finance and Investment Forum Asia hosted once again in Hong Kong is attended by experts from private equity firms, investors, funds, publicly quoted and private companies engaged in the data center, hosting and cloud sector, property specialists and legal counsel.

Why attend?

Outstanding speakers from around Asia will share their knowledge about the future of data center, cloud and hosting. Check out the agenda here.

  • exceptional networking, a hallmark of the FIF events will be at its best with the leadership of operator businesses, investors and financiers from across the region attending
  • Considered to be the “best place to take the temperature of the industry,” FIF offers several critical advantages to all attendees including
    • exposure to key investors (providing often difficult or rare opportunities for many companies across the sector) - 30% of attendees are typically investors
    • exposure to key influencers (such as the key players to support fund raising or an IPO)
    • high level analysis of the market for datacentre and cloud assets, company valuations and investor experience

Key Speakers include:

Claude Achcar, Managing Director, Actel Consulting
Nicholas Chan, Partner, Squire Sanders
Herbert Chan, General Manager, Grand Ming Group
Reynaldo R Huergas, President, IP Converge Data Services Inc
Robin Khuda, Founder, AirTrunk
Teddy Ko, AVP, HKT
Asher Ling, Chief Operating Officer, Kingsland Development
Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor Information Technology, Hong Kong SAR
Daniel Newman, CFO, GDS
Kok-Chye Ong, Head of Investments, Data Centre, Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation
Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, MDeC
Everett Thompson, CEO, WiredRE
Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting
Thomas Wong, Executive Director, OneAsiaNetwork

Some of the key questions international experts will discuss in this year’s programme include:

•  What is the forecast for Asia data center, hosting and cloud markets?
•  Is a greater regional/international market presence a necessary part of data center ownership strategies?
•  What will be the biggest change in demand drivers in 2015-2016?
•  What is the current and emerging Private Equity specialist view of data center investments?
•  Where is hot to invest? What emerging markets are ripe for growth?
•  What role will M&A play in the next phase of growth?
•  Who will be the winners and losers?

Visit the programme at www.fif-asia.com/programme

The conference day begins with an investor breakfast with a series of short pitches made by companies currently seeking investment for a variety of projects in the sector. Always aiming to deliver exceptional insight and high networking values, the Forum, first established in 2007 is now regarded as the premier networking and content platform internationally.

Register before 12 November 2015

Strategic Media Asia Limited is one of the media partners for the FIF Asia - Hong Kong. You are cordially invited to join the event in November 12, 2015. For details, please visit www.fif-asia.com.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Avoid 30 - 40% Wastage in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning (RAC) Systems

The wastage of energy and costs in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (RAC) systems is a real challenge. AC’s that drip water into the street because of excessive condensation illustrate that the compressor is over-running to achieve the cooling output required in the rooms they serve. Refrigerators that require de-icing cycles to remove the build-up of ice on the evaporator unit, again graphically illustrate that the compressor is running longer than is needed to achieve the cooling required for the refrigerated produce.

The new technology* employs two temperature sensors in an algorithmic energy trading control arrangement to monitor the thermodynamic (room or space temperature) and the hydraulic (refrigerant supply) performance of the connected air conditioning, heating or refrigeration system. As a result it reduces up to 30-40% of the running time on the compressor which accounts for 95% of HVAC energy consumption.

Bundled with a 2-day CPD training in the Air-conditioning System Design for Data Center, this is a 1-hour information seminar introducing an innovative energy optimizer / economizer for compressor-based HVAC systems. It targets to HVAC practitioners such as consulting engineer, energy assessor, facilities managements and building services engineers.

* Internationally Patented - Optimized Refrigerant Supply (ORS®)

Demonstrated through a number of case studies, the seminar session showcases how ORS® prevents the wastage of energy and costs that arise from over-running the compressors. Since the compressor is by far the main consumer of electrical power in any RAC system, the avoided wastage is very significant and the session will illustrate that ORS® prevents wastage of energy and costs in the region of 30-40%.

CPD Training in Air Conditioning System Design for Data Center (2-day)

Date: November 5 - 6, 2015 (Thursday - Friday)
Time: 10:00 - 17:30 (with 1 hour lunch break)
Venue: 14/F, On Lok Yuen Building, 25-27A Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

The 1 hour seminar session mentioned above (during 16:30 - 17:30, 5 November 2015) is sponsored by The Getz Corporation (HK) Limited and Agile8 Consulting Limited.

For details, please visit www.stmedia-asia.com/trainings.html.

About the Organizer

Strategic Media Asia Ltd (SMA) is one of the Approved CPD Course Providers of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). SMA exists to provide an interactive environment and opportunities for members of IDC industry and engineers to exchange professional views and experience on data center design, critical infrastructure system, electrical and mechanical facilities, etc.

SMA connects IT, Facilities and Design. For details, please visit our website at www.stmedia-asia.com/trainings.html.