[20.3.2018] FDCF Cloud and Data Center Summit 2018

WHAT: An international event for data center and cloud providers, professionals and investors

WHEN: 20th of March at 12:00 – 18.00

WHERE: Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Leppävaara, Vanha maantie 6, Espoo

Are you interested in the Finnish data center industry?

Would you like to meet all data center area key players?

In March 2018, FDCF Cloud & Data Center Summit 2018 is bringing together data center providers, energy companies, telecom operators, data center suppliers, construction companies, policy makers, startups and other stakeholders to discuss various changes and hot topics in the data center field. We would like to offer you a chance to be a part of this.

FDCF Cloud & Data Center Summit 2018 is organized by the Finnish Data Center Forum ry. Read more about FDCF on www.fdcf.fi.

The event is organized on 20th of March at Metropolia University, Leppävaara campus (Vanha maantie 6, Espoo).

Main themes for the event include: data center industry, data center certification, cloud & AI, and Finland’s energy taxation for data centers. The program includes a seminar with networking breaks, and a panel-discussion about Finland’s energy taxation for data center industry.


  • 11:30 Doors open – Networking
  • 12:00 Opening words – FDCF, Jari Innanen, co-chairman of the board
  • 12:10 John Laban, OCP Foundation
    “Positive disruptions to Data Centres from Open Compute vanity free open source hardware”
  • 12:40 David Sandars, Uptime Institute
    “Tier Certification Myths and Misconceptions”
  • 13:10 Sophia Flucker, Operational Intelligence
    “A holistic approach to data centre sustainability”
  • 13.35 Seppo Ihalainen, Ficolo
    “From Colocation to Cloud Delivery”
  • 13:50 Networking and coffee break
  • 14:10 Panel discussion Topic: Data center energy tax renewal in Finland
    • Chairman for the panel: FDCF / CTS Engtec, Antti Laine
    • VATT Institute for Economic Research, Marita Laukkanen
    • Technology Industries of Finland (Teknologiateollisuus), Martti Kätkä
    • Finnish Energy (Energiateollisuus), Antti Kohopää
    • Yandex, Ari Kurvi
    • SKM Market Predictor, Riku Merikoski
  • 15:10 Mónica Lora, Amazon Web Services
    “Increase Innovation with AWS”
  • 15:30 Markku Suistola, Nutanix
    ”Nutanix Enterprise Cloud – HCI Platform of choice”
  • 15:50 Thorbjorn Wikstrom, CITIC Telecom CPC
    CITIC Telecom CPC – Who are we? Company and services
  • 16.00 Outi Keski-Äijö, Business Finland
    Announcement for national artificial intelligence investment opportunity for cloud capacity
  • 16.10 Networking break – Coffee break
  • 16.30 Finnish Data Center Forum ry – Annual meeting
  • 18:00 Ending of the event
After the seminar at 16:30, the association will hold its annual meeting.

The event is primarily intended for the members of FDCF. Event is free of charge for all FDCF members. For others (non-members) the price is 300eur VAT0% per person. By joining the FDCF association before registration, you can join the event for free.

Please join our association for free at www.fdcf.fi and  then register yourself to event through Eventbrite here.

There are limited seats available, so hurry up and book yours now! We expect again full house of participants.

We look forward to seeing you there!

– FDCF team –

 Pictures from previous FDCF events with guests from USA, UK, Germany, South-Korea, Japan, Sweden.

About us

Finnish Data Center Forum ry is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the data center professionals. FDCF provides the ecosystem for cloud & data center business in Finland.

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