8-9 October 2014 ExCeL London

Data Centre Expo


Co-located with IP EXPO EUROPE


  • What is Data Centre EXPO?
  • Co-located Events

Brand new for 2014, Data Centre Expo is Europe’s only complete Data Centre Exhibition and Conference drawing together the complete line up of Data Centre Decision Makers and Influencers from Data Centre Managers and Facility Owners through to Enterprise IT and Information Security.

Offering a complete bricks to bytes view of the data centre the show will tackle the core themes across location, design, build, relocation, management and decommissioning topics. These themes are designed to provide an additional layer of consideration as data centre owners and operators evaluate their decisions.

With the data centre becoming a fundamental part of a successful IT infrastructure, the co-location with IP EXPO Europe provides even more commercial benefits to attending

The event provides the most comprehensive integrated analysis of content on how an organisation operates, protects and develops its data centre capabilities in the modern age.

Data Centre EXPO session themes will include:

  • Convergence
  • Analytics
  • As-a-service
  • Green IT
  • Open source
  • IoT
  • Cloud Migration & Integration
  • Enterprise storage
  • Design & Build
  • Power
  • Cooling & Efficiency
  • Cloud Platforms & Infrastructure
  • Co-location & Hosting
  • Software Defined Data Centre
  • Data Centre Infrastructure Management

New for 2014, Data Centre EXPO is co-located at IP EXPO Europe with Cyber Security EXPO and includes two it's own keynote address, speakers, seminar programme and industry exhibitors.
Free admission to Data Centre EXPO will grant access to Data Centre EXPOCyber Security EXPO and IP EXPO Europe

IP EXPO Europe is Europe’s number ONE IT infrastructure and cloud event, the ONE place where technology comes together. IP EXPO Europe is the only must-attend show of the year for CIO’s, heads of IT, technology experts and engineers. In just two days, you can immerse yourself in the very latest developments in Cloud, Security, Data Centre, Mobility, Analytics, Infrastructure and more. IP EXPO Europe has 300+ exhibitors and 300+ free to attend seminars from both business and technically inspired thought leaders.

For more information about IP EXPO Europe click here

Cyber Security EXPO 2014 has been designed to provide CISOs and IT security staff the tools, new thinking and policies to meet 21st century business cyber security challenge. At Cyber Security EXPO, discover how to build trust across the enterprise to securely manage disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD) and social media.
For more information visit the Cyber Security EXPO website


  • Big Data Evolution Summit
  • SDN Conference
  • Digital Transformation Summit
  • Futures Den
  • The Cyber Hack
  • Oktoberfest

In association with Cloudera, IP EXPO Europe brings you The Big Data Evolution Summit.

Today’s leading companies need to be information-driven to succeed. For true insight to be a reality, organisations are required to leverage an unprecedented volume and variety of data.  The outcomes when practiced effectively lead to strong competitive advantages and industry differentiation; however, the side effects are far-reaching and costly.  IT Managers are quickly feeling the effects, being required to quickly increase storage capacity and ensuring that data privacy, protection and back up is in line with regulation.

Cloudera is proud to be hosting The Big Data Evolution Summit and Partner Zone at IP EXPO Europe to share how they, along with their partners are helping many organisations achieve success.

For more information about the Big Data Evolution Summit, click here

NEW for 2014!

In the age of software driven IT approaches, SDN has quickly gained pace and become top of the agenda for IT Directors, CIOs and leading technologists alike.  To ensure you are at the forefront of this technology and that your projects commence with clarity and direction, IP EXPO Europe will be bringing together leading experts. 

This free to attend conference will run across both days of the event, taking place in a dedicated SDN Theatre within the IP EXPO Europe exhibition floor.  Between sessions and throughout the day you will be able to engage with like-minded professionals and speak directly with leading exhibitors in this emerging new market.

For more information about the Software Defined Networking (SDN) Conference, click here

The Digital Transformation Summit is a one day executive programme taking place from 9.00am – 4.00pm on Thursday 9th October at IP EXPO Europe. The Summit will bring together a group of exclusive Industry Leaders focused on creating the next age of IT.  The current phase of Digital transformation affects both individual businesses and whole segments of society, such as government, mass communications, art, and medicine.

For more information about the Digital Transformation Summit, click here

The IP EXPO Europe Futures Den is growing for 2014. Not only will it be a unique community space dedicated to start-up companies in the technology industry, this year we are launching the IP EXPO Europe start-up fund to allow 10 ventures the opportunity to exhibit in the Den. 

Developed in collaboration with Tech Trailblazers, a global awards initiative for enterprise tech start-ups, the new zone will showcase technological and commercial innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. The Den provides the perfect opportunity for tech start-ups to connect with end-users and make them aware of the latest developments by gaining insight into new and future technology.

For more information about the Futures Den, click here

NEW for 2014!

A new live open source security lab will be featured as part of Cyber Security EXPO this October. Here, you’ll be able to share ideas with White Hat hackers, security gurus, Cyber Security EXPO speakers and fellow professionals. As the threat of cyber-crime for leading commercial organisations continues to grow, it is the knowledge of the hackers that we need to learn from.

In The Cyber Hack, you will:

• See hacks take place in real time, and gain insight into how businesses can learn to prevent them. 
• Attempt to beat the best defences and security minds in the Pen Test Prize Challenge. 
• Discuss cyber-crime prevention with professionals and researchers from all sides of the industry. Mingle and share knowledge, in the IdeaHub (Whiteboards and Pens will be provided!)

For more information about The Cyber Hack, click here

To submit a hack for consideration, click here

Enjoy a refreshing free beer and pretzels at select exhibitor stands in the IP EXPO Europe, Cyber Security EXPO and Data Centre EXPO exhibition hall as you browse the latest products and services on offer. 

Participating vendors will be providing drinks and snacks to attendees on the first day (8th October) of the Expo between 4pm- 5pm as the day draws to a close.

For more information about Oktoberfest and the exhibitors taking part click here

“IP EXPO is the only event I make sure I visit each year. I achieve more learning in 7 hours than i would in a weeks reading”

“It’s FREE education isn’t it – and when there’s no training or IT budget I make a play for this angle at the office”

“A great place for the IT professional to understand the future needs of his company and to align his skill set to meet those needs.”

Why Attend?

  • What will I learn?

Taking a day out of the office isn’t easy but with so much on offer at Data Centre EXPO and IP EXPO Europe, you can add value to your organisation in many ways

  • 23 theatre’s worth of free educational content spread across 2 days
  • How the rise of big data is impacting on the Data Centre
  • Complete "bricks" to "bytes" view of the Data Centre
  • Hear from the Data Centre Alliance (DCA)
  • Watch exclusive product launches
  • Discover the latest in technology advancements since IP EXPO 2013
  • Thousands of networking opportunities
  • Meet with influential exhibitors and examine their latest products
  • Discover companies and solutions you had previously undiscovered
  • Learn from business leaders who have implemented new technologies/strategies
  • Be educated on the current position of the industry
  • Discover the details you need to know on the hot topics such as Big Data, Data Centre Security, Cloud migratiion, DCIM and more

We have made attending Data Centre EXPO as easy and as hassle free as possible for all attendees.

This year, Data Centre EXPO will be offering all registered visitors FREE, personalised consultancy, tailored to the unique requirements of your business and IT Environment.  With a huge range of exhibitors, specialists, consultants and technologies on offer at the show, the difference between your individual needs, and those of your peers can be both varied and specific, and to ensure you get the most from their day, IP EXPO Europe will have agnostic consultants on hand to help. 

For more information on our Free MYVISIT consultancy or to book an one to one appointment please click here

Not only this but you can download the free IP EXPO Europe (including Data Centre EXPO) MYVISIT Mobile App pre-event to ensure that you make the best use of your time and don’t miss out on important seminars. The app allows all registered attendees to personalise their visit by enabling you to:

  • View schedules, explore sessions, and find networking events.
  • Curate your own personal schedule for easy conference attendance.
  • Rate, review and access location and speaker information at your fingertips.
  • Post updates to sessions, keynotes, and exhibitor booths.
  • Interact with a real-time feed of all event activity that showcases which sessions are trending, most popular photos, and popular discussion topics.
  • Earn points, badges, and prizes for being active on the app and at IP EXPO Europe.
  • Expand your professional network with in app networking and social streams
  • View the IP EXPO Europe floor plan and obtain directions to the theatres and exhibitors

For more information about the IP EXPO Europe Mobile App or to download the app, click here


What to Expect

  • Speakers
  • Seminars
  • Exhibitors

2014 sees 250+ of the most respected names in the IT, Cloud, Security and Data industries come together under ONE roof to educate attendees on the hottest of industry topics.

IP EXPO Europe Keynote: Sir Tim Berners-Lee

  • His first address to the core IT community of IP EXPO Europe
  • Hear Sir Tim speak about his Vision for 2050

For more information on Sir Tim Berners-Lee's keynote address, click here

Data Centre EXPO speakers to include:

  • Andrew Jay
  • Prof Ian Bitterlin
  • Chris Yeh
  • Simon Cambell-Whyte
  • Ian Cox
  • Stefan Berg
  • Dheeraj Pandey
  • Chris Swan
  • Josef Brunner
  • Sam Johnston
  • Clive Longbottom
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Ben Williams
  • Dheeraj Pandey 
  • Tony Parkinson
  • Andrew Jay

For a full list of confirmed speaker see Seminar Page

IP EXPO Europe, Data Centre EXPO and Cyber Security EXPO bring you over 300 free to attend educational seminars. Delivered by industry experts from across the IT spectrum and hosted in comfortable theatres, there will be no shortage of education and advice available at the show. IP EXPO Europe 2014 brings you 20% more theatres than in 2013. Don’t forget to bring your team members and plan your day in advance by downloading the free IP EXPO Europe MYVISIT mobile app.

Selected seminar sessions include:

  • It’s time to disrupt IT - Ian Cox 
  • Disrupting the data centre: Lessons from the coalface - Ben Williams, Clive Longbottom, Kate Craig-Wood
  • Architecting for high performance - Sam Johnston 
  • What is Devops and why should infrastructure operations care? - Chris Swan
  • Engineering the platform - Chris Yeh
  • Extending the platform: using APIs to integrate from bricks to bytes - Harald Zapp, Josef Brunner
  • The European Data Centre Landscape - Andrew Jay
  • High yield in data centres: performance and profits - Stephen O'Donnell 
  • Standards: What, when, why and how to be prepared - Prof Ian Bitterlin
  • Disappearing boundaries: How standards and convergence are driving new expertise - Tony Parkinson
  • The Politics of Convergence  - Dheeraj Pandey 
  • Software, energy and skills; the next axes of convergence - Ambrose McNevin, Simon Campbell-Whyte 

For a full list of our 300+ seminars, please visit our Seminars page

Not only does Data Centre EXPO and IP EXPO Europe bring you over 300 free to attend educational seminar sessions, you will also be welcomed by over 250 of the leading vendors from industry. An increase of 20 percent from 2013, IP EXPO Europe will host 15,000m2 of the leading tech vendors. Be sure not to miss the demos of their latest technology advancements and product launches.

Selected exhibitors include:

  • 4Energy
  • Adapt
  • Alternative Networks
  • Arista
  • Fusion-io
  • HP
  • Lima Networks
  • NetApp UK
  • Nimble Storage
  • Opengear
  • Pulsant
  • Pure Storage
  • Quantum
  • Schneider
  • ServerChoice
  • Solarflare
  • Zayo

For a full list of exhibitors please view the Exhibitor List page

Selected exhibitors will be taking part in "Oktoberfest", in which free beer and pretzels will be available for delegates at exhibitor stands. 
For more information about Oktoberfest and which exhibitors are taking part click here



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