GIIA sustainability conference

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Infrastructure Investment for Sustainable Futures

The Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA), in collaboration with the UBS infrastructure team, is hosting its inaugural sustainability conference for GIIA members on Wednesday 29 May 2004 at the UBS offices in London.

What to expect

The conference will be focused on important sustainability topics, including:

  • Financing a sustainable future
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Social impact investing and regulations
  • Avoiding greenwashing
  • Driving progress towards net-zero objectives

Attendees will enjoy refreshments throughout the day, and there will be ample opportunities to network with leaders and peers in the industry. The conference will conclude with a drinks reception, allowing us to continue these important conversations in a more informal setting.


Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Time: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Location: UBS Offices, London

The event will feature industry experts including Datum’s COO, Matt Edgley, who will be running a session titled ‘Spotlight: Data Centres’. We look forward to seeing you there and exploring how we can collectively invest in a sustainable future.

The public sector IT transformation summit - hosted by Datum & Keysource

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Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your IT infrastructure?

Join Datum and Keysource at Datum’s Farnborough data centre facility for a transformative event showcasing cutting-edge data centre solutions and expert guidance on achieving cost savings, security enhancements and achieving your sustainability goals.

When and where

DATE: Tuesday 11 June 2024
TIME: 9am – 1pm
LOCATION: Datum Datacentres, Cody Technology Park, Farnborough GU14 0LX

What to expect

Event highlights

  • Exclusive tour of Datum’s state-of-the-art data centre facility.
  • Real-world client success stories demonstrating how to optimise IT infrastructure for efficiency and agility.

In-depth talks and surgeries

  • Understanding your current IT environment and charting a course for transformation.
  • Embracing complexity and achieving successful cloud migration.
  • Building a secure IT blueprint that meets stringent regulations.
  • The role of procurement in driving sustainability within your data centre.

How to book

As the digital landscape continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the public sector faces the critical challenge of managing ever-growing volumes of data effectively. With data underpinning nearly every aspect of public sector operations, having a robust data centre strategy in place is no longer a luxury—it’s an absolute necessity.

Come along on 11 June to our Farnborough facility to find out for yourself how our state of the art data centres lay the foundation for a more agile, responsive, and data-driven public sector.

Get Reconnected - quarterly tech networking in Manchester

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Business networking with a technical slant

These business networking events are perfect for anybody interested in catching up and connecting with industry professionals in the technology sector.

About our Get Reconnected events

  • When? Our Get Reconnected networking events take place quarterly on a Thursday evening.
  • Where? Previous events have taken place at Box Deansgate and at Banyan, Spinningfields.
  • Who is this event for? Technical and business professionals with a particular interest in the world of IT and business internet services.

Our next Get Reonnected event

Relaxed business networking with a technical slant, right in the heart of Manchester city centre.

If you’re a business professional with a particular interest in the world of IT and business internet services, why not come along and Get Reconnected?

When? Thursday 16th May 2023 at 6pm

Where? Banyan – The Mezzanine Suite, Spinningfields, Vantage Point, Manchester M3 3PL

Register for this event.

This event is sponsored by LINX (London Internet Exchange), a leading global provider of interconnections solutions, peering and more. With key hubs across the UK, US, Middle East and Africa LINX have a global membership of over 900+ networks. They operate LINX Manchester an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) for the north, where networks meet and keep their traffic local. LINX Manchester celebrated it’s 10th anniversary last year and has recently tipped the 500Gbps of traffic milestone.

What next?

We’ll provide the food and drink, all you need to do is register and come along.

Fancy sponsoring one of our tech networking evenings?

Sponsorship options are available and our sponsors to date include Keysource, Sudlows and LINX (London Internet Exchange). Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss sponsorshiop options.

Data Centre World - ExCel London (6-7 March 2024)

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Join us at Data Centre World at ExCel London

Data Centre World (6-7 March 2024) is the world’s largest gathering of data centre industry professionals and end-users. Datum’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Edgley, will be taking part on speaker panels on both days of this two-day event.

Day 1 (11.05-11.35am): Constructing an in-house data centre v. a leased solution

During this panel, Matt and the other panel contributors will be exploring the critical factors that organisations must consider when choosing between constructing their own data centre or opting for a leased solution. These considerations include the potential advantages and risks of building a customer data centre come (e.g. upfront capital costs, construction timelines, and scalability challenges).

Join Matt and the panel to gain a deeper understanding of the implications of this critical choice for your organisation’s digital infrastructure and future growth.

Day 2 (10.05-10.35am): Data centre heat re-use

Matt will be joined by Jon Healy, COO of Keysource, to discuss the topic of data centre heat re-use during a speaker panel on Day 2 of this industry conference from 10.05-10.35am.

Hosted by the DCA (Data Centre Alliance), this insightful panel discussion will be moderated by David Gyulnazaryan and will explore the ideas and processes behind Datum’s new Manchester data centre facility – MCR2 – which is being developed with heat re-use capabilities as part of the company’s wider sustainability strategy.

Looking at areas such as planning, why we are progressing with a heat re-use project, and who the recipients of our heat re-use scheme will be, the panel will then go on to discuss the wider topic of sustainability and the social and environmental benefits of data centre heat recycling – for example, the potential reduction of fossil fuel consumption on a city scale, Energy Reuse Efficiency (ERE) and the financial side of that symbiosis, CO2 emissions savings and the social impact of a stable and reliable source of heating for the local community.