Actions and Detail Panel
Digital Exchanges: plugging the gap in infrastructure transformation
Wed 27 January 2016, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT
Local Digital Exchanges
Internet infrastructure hubs supporting innovation and collaboration
The Digital Exchange concept plugs an important gap in digital sector and infrastructure development. A shared, neutral facility supports ISPs and digital businesses developing new products and services to deliver the 21st century Internet.
Now that concept has been made real with the Brighton Digital Exchange, launched in July 2015. It’s a neutral Point of Presence and advanced hosting facility, co-owned and controlled by the businesses that use it. With its unique shared ownership model, the exchange is giving SMEs access to superior infrastructure, while stimulating innovation and collaboration. Digital exchanges work alongside new and existing infrastructure, helping underpin the investment business case for service providers, carriers and digital businesses.
This innovative model is ready for replication and adaption in other locations with opportunities for local economic development agencies and investors.
At this event you will hear about the Brighton experience and how local digital exchanges can accelerate infrastructure transformation.
John Souter, Chief Executive of LINX, the world’s second largest Internet exchange, on decentralising the UK Internet and how the Digital Exchange model can help.
Mike Kelly, Chief Executive of Datacentred and founder of Telecity, on making hosting infrastructure work for small and growing digital businesses.
Shaun Fensom, CBN, on the digital exchange model
Peter Eyres, Netfuse - how the Brighton DX is encouraging collaboration and innovation
Andy Hirst, Sudlows data centre builders - building a small, lights-off shared facility
Malcolm Corbett, INCA - the opportunity for network providers and ISPs
Iain Bennett, The Fifth Sector - public funding and state aid considerations
2.00 pm registration
2.30 pm welcome, Lorne Mitchell Objective Designers
2.40 pm John Souter - de-centralising the Internet
3.00 pm Mike Kelly - new models for hosting
3.20 pm Shaun Fensom - the local digital exchange model
3.40 pm Break and networking
4.00 pm Panel discussion
4.40 pm wrap up
5.00 pm Drinks and networking
Sudlows is a multi-award winning datacentre design, build and audit specialist; dedicated to creating and developing unique datacentre environments for the global market.
Our unique technical approach takes more than just innovation; it takes genuine passion and determination to challenge existing engineering practices within our industry.
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