AFCOM Australian Symposium Features Range of Trends, Technology Presentations

Glenn Ashe, former Australian government CIO for the Attorney-General’s Office, will present the keynote speech for AFCOM’s third annual symposium held at Rydges South Bank in Brisbane, Australia, on September 9-11. The presentation titled, “Future Demands and Expectations for Data Centre Capability in the Asia Pacific Region,” will assist data centre professionals in Australia and the Asia Pacific understand what lies ahead in technology.

glenn-asheGLENN ASHE
AFCOM Symposium Speaker

“The AFCOM Australian Symposium is one of the most important events on the ICT calendar,” Ashe said. “It brings together data centre professionals to discuss, share and gain exposure to trends and over-the-horizon elements of data management.”

AFCOM, an association of data center professionals, convenes “The AFCOM Symposium: Brisbane,” to gather Australia’s leading data centre professionals for three intense days of learning, networking, and discussion aimed at helping to provide specific guidance on building data centre strategies and achieving optimum effectiveness in daily operations.

Mr. Ashe will highlight the emerging importance of data centres in the Asia Pacific region, the demands created by data centre consolidation initiatives from all levels of government, and the increasing service demands and expectations from the growing digital economy. Ashe is an ICT and security professional with extensive experience in the military, private sector and in the Australian federal government.

Other speakers for the three-day symposium include:

  • Tom Townsend, Data Centre & Networks Manager,University of Canberra – Session: How Many Tiers Do You Need?
  • Glenn Allan, Service Performance Manager Data Centre, National Australia Bank – Session: Colocate or NOT “The Multi-Million Dollar Question”
  • Mathew Smorhun, Assistant Secretary Strategic Reform, Department of Defence – Session: Large Scale ICT Procurement in Government: Driving Business Outcomes from Large Technology Contracts
  • Nigel Phair,Director of Internet Security at Canberra University – Session:
    Cyber Security for Organisation Survival

For more information or to register to attend, go to AfCOM’s website.

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