London, 22 January 2018 – Investors and financiers gathering for next week’s Finance and Investment Forum, to be held in London, February 1, will be monitoring new opportunities for emerging edge computing datacenters and ecosystem.
Hosted by BroadGroup, the annual forum is now in its 11th year, and is widely acknowledged as the premier networking and deal making event to “take the temperature” of datacenter, cloud, hosting and IaaS for investors, owners and their customers.
This year’s event features speakers including Andrew Fray, Managing Director UK, Interxion,
Guy Willner, Founder & CEO, IXcellerate, Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, IFC, Daniel Havercroft, Managing Director, Oakley Advisory Ltd, Khaled Sedrak, Founder & CEO, NxtVn and Ed Galvin, Director, PropTech. Philip Aldrick, Economics Editor of The Times (@PhilAldrick) will chair the one-day meeting.
Also providing an annual state of the market review will be Steve Wallage, Managing Director, BroadGroup Consulting.
The one-day international forum is attended by stakeholders and players including representatives from investors, finance, private equity, hedge funds, property specialists, legal counsel and others to assess datacenter, hosting and cloud, identify key opportunities emerging globally, the types of finance available, mergers and acquisitions, debt versus risk and mezzanine financing
Edge computing has risen to the forefront of the debate in recent years as smart cities, the Internet of Things and ‘connected everything’ place a focus on not only the speed at which data is analysed, but also how and where that secure capacity is processed and delivered. The forum will discuss what this means for the traditional datacenter and cloud models.
“M&A and new investment opportunities will be high on the agenda,” said Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup, the forum organizers and researchers “and this event, now in its eleventh year, sustains its reputation as a unique and timely platform for discussion of new developments such as edge and its potential ecosystem, and a market forecast for the year ahead.”
The ticket only event will take place at the London Marriott Mayfair Hotel Grosvenor Square. Attendees have the option of extending their visit with a conference showcasing the UK datacenter market together with an industry exhibition on January 31st.
Tickets can be obtained for the Forum at www.financeinvestmentforum.com.
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company. Established in 2002, BroadGroup achieved rapid recognition and growth through delivering quality events internationally, and research and insight in the fast moving datacenter and cloud markets, which has been the main focus of the company. It also owns the widely acclaimed Data Economy online and offline global news source and investor forums provider for the tech sector. BroadGroup is now a member company of FTSE 250 firm Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. www.broad-group.com
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