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Exploring Innovation for Modern Data Centres


7 March 2024 | The Capital 15 on Orange, Cape Town

Brought to you by Vertiv in partnership with ITWeb

Time: 09:00 (GMT+2)

Duration: 4 hours

Date: 7 March 2024

Executive Forum

Discover the next generation of data infrastructure!

Enterprise IT, data centre and infrastructure managers are increasingly challenged in managing an explosion of data across distributed sites and environments, often with legacy infrastructure.

Added to that, unstable power and the soaring costs of doing business can hamper ambitions to integrate, monitor and manage data faster and more efficiently, for smarter businesses ready to optimise cloud, big data, AI and IoT.

Following our successful roadshow in Johannesburg, Vertiv, in partnership with ITWeb, will host the next leg of our African roadshow in Cape Town, where enterprise infrastructure decision makers will find out how to overcome infrastructure challenges and move into the future.

At this immersive experience, you will hear about mega data infrastructure, Vertiv’s revolutionary intelligent SmartCabinet™, and discover how intelligent infrastructure overcomes complexity, improves efficiency and accelerates data. You’ll also learn how Vertiv SmartRow™ takes an innovative approach to data centre design by efficiently integrating power and distribution systems, thermal management, security and IT management; while the Vertiv SmartMod™ simplifies and speeds up deployment of critical IT assets in small room IT deployments.

Why should you attend?

Discover the trends, challenges and changes in Africa’s data centre landscape.

Learn how to implement the data infrastructure of tomorrow, which is agile, responsive and green.

Learn about the mega data centre of the future and the revolutionary new Vertiv SmartCabinet™.



Arrival, registration and networking


Welcome from the MC

Aki Anastasiou, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host


Opening - discover the Vertiv value proposition and unique solutions

Wojtek Piorko, Managing Director, Vertiv Africa


Datacentre Trending and Survey Results 2023

Eben Owen, Senior Business Director - Anglophone Africa, Uptime Institute Professional Services


The Technology Horizon 2030

Jon Abbott, Technologies Director & Industry Advisory, Strategic Clients EMEA, Vertiv


Refreshments and networking


Scaling up with a micro data centre and moving closer to the edge

Jonathan Duncan, Technical Director Africa Region, Vertiv


Vertiv in action - Vertiv case studies

George Moss, Enterprise Director Southern Africa, Vertiv


Panel discussion: Stepping into the future - Data centre optimisation

Aki Anastasiou, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host

Jon Abbott, Technologies Director & Industry Advisory, Strategic Clients EMEA, Vertiv

Wojtek Piorko, Managing Director, Vertiv Africa

Nils Gerstle, Managing Director, Collaboretix Enterprise Consulting (Pty) Ltd

  • Unpack what the data centre of the future looks like for Africa
  • Understand the how and why of optimising your data centre
  • How best to prioritise sustainability and efficiency in data centres


Close and wrap-up

Aki Anastasiou, Technology Influencer, Facilitator and Conference Host


Lunch and networking

Who should attend?

If you are an enterprise data infrastructure decision maker, this event is for you! Including:

Primary CIOs, IT Managers, IT Operations heads, Data centre managers, Infrastructure managers, Facilities managers

Register for this Executive Forum

About The Capital 15 on Orange

A showstopper with distinctive design. The Capital 15 On Orange Hotel is set within Cape Town’s richly historical Company’s Garden and anchored by Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. Stroll down to vibrant Kloof Street, a culinary destination full of trendy cafes, stunning restaurants and cocktail bars. Next door is the Planetarium and the V&A Waterfront is a mere 3km away. Combining distinctive architecture and exquisite luxury, you know you have arrived somewhere unique the moment you step into our reception. The restaurant, pool, bar and pool deck have views of the majestic Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The hotel also features conference venues, a stunning spa and a gym.

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About Vertiv

Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to enable its customers’ vital applications to run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, USA, Vertiv does business in more than 130 countries.

Visit: www.vertiv.com