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Only SIX days left until DataCentres North 2016 exhibition and conference

Only SIX days left until DataCentres North 2016 exhibition and conference (visit the website) opens its doors on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February 2016 at Manchester’s world-famous Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground and conference centre.

Billed as the premier conference for the computing industry behind the Northern Powerhouse, DataCentres North 2016 is applicable to everyone from those involved with smaller server-rooms and coms-rooms to the staff responsible for Operations, NOC, IT, Networking and Facilities Management, at large co-location, corporate and cloud data centres.

Supported by the Data Centre Alliance, British Computer Society Data Centre SIG, techUK, DATACENTRE.ME, DCN, NCN and other influential organisations, The DataCentres North 2016 Conference has three main streams: • Strategy • Operational • Mission Critical Infrastructure.

The detailed DataCentres North 2016 conference programme can be found here and the Mission Critical conference programme here

Keynote Address
Ed Ansett, Group Chairman of i3 Solutions Group. Ed will give the Keynote presentation in which he will discuss what is likely to drive data centre development in the future.

Conference – Strategy Stream
Focusing on the Northern Regional Strategy including Development Drivers, Market Drivers, Finance, People and Opportunities, the Strategy stream features speakers including:

Hannah Tracey from MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, will offer insights into how the agency can help organisations to relocate into the region

Dave Carter from the Centre for Urban Policy Studies at the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, will take a look at the proposed digital strategy for the region.

Conference – Operational Stream
Focusing on how to reduce the running costs of data centres with energy efficient cooling systems and utilising the latest technologies for facility management, speakers in the Operational stream of the conference will include:

Explaining one of the most far-reaching legislative impacts on data centres in the coming years, Rob Cardigan, Chairman of BSi TCT/7, will talk about the Construction Products Regulation and what it will mean for specifiers and the tendering process.

Dr Christian Fieberg from DencoHappel is going to explain how implementing Best Available Technology for water treatment in IAC units can improve OPEX and CAPEX within Data Centres and ensure you are compliant with forthcoming legislation.

Billy McHallum, Senior Manager Sustainability, EMEA at Equinix will present a paper on Data Centre Operations Best Practice - How to ensure you get maximum for your DataCentre – High Availability, Zero Downtime.

Melanie Blackmore of Blackmore Consulting will speak about Energy Management Best Practice - How ISO50000 can assist DC operators to manage their Energy needs better and reduce cost.

Mark Acton, Director, Critical Environments, CBRE will offer an update on the impact and implications from the updated Codes of Conduct that came into force on 1st January 2016.

Conference – **NEW** Mission Critical Stream
With many high-visibility datacentre outages regularly hitting the headlines, this stream seeks to explore what we can learn from experts in our own and other mission-critical industries to build processes that stop faults and mistakes turning into full-scale outages.

Paul Cattrell from The Rosebery Group will give an overview of the power issues affecting UK and the North. Power in Mission Critical Environments is going to be a major focus for operators.

Russell Monkman of Utilitywise - will give a presentation on mandatory and voluntary carbon legislative policies.

Ian Shaw, Specialist Energy Manager at CBRE will present: Engaging with the Grid - What are the options and what is right for you?

Peter Skelton WHR Property Consultants will explain what organisations should consider when looking for the right location and property for their Mission Critical Infrastructure.

The co-sited exhibition has companies from all aspects of the data centre vendor community all with strong links to northern data centre operations.
In addition to those exhibitors announced previously, you will see: Data Centre Alliance, Starline, USystems, Vespertec, Air Pressure Solutions, Camfil, Fibre Technologies (FTL), Hoval, Stulz and CBRE. For a full list of exhibitors visit

Last Chance to Register
With only two working days to go before the show, if you haven’t already registered it’s your last chance! Register NOW

For further information on DataCentres North 2016 please visit or call Nick Kidson or Hugh Robinson on +44 (0)1892 518877


Notes to Editors
Journalists and Editors are most welcome to attend – to register for speaker updates and to reserve your press ticket please drop us an email back to

DataCentres North logo pic here:

An “inside” photo from last year here:

For any queries please contact Turtle Consulting / DataCenterIndustryPR
Phil Turtle on 07867 780 676
or Katrin Naefe 07950 629 552

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