Dear Sir/Madam,

Round Table Meeting on the Development of Data Centers in Hong Kong

Thank you for attending our event on the 26th September and contributing to its success.

We believe the perspectives offered by our guest speakers and the subsequent discussion amply highlighted the importance of Data Centers to Hong Kong’s future success in the Asia Pacific region. Clearly there is work to be done in formulating successful strategies and executing them in partnership with the Government. This is an ongoing process and we were happy to facilitate this important forum.

We were particularly grateful to the attendance of Mr. Stephen Mak JP, Government Chief Information Officer of HKSAR Government, and senior m embers of his team. We welcomed his closing remarks and believe they represent the commencement of a growing partnership between Government and Industry, whereby we can ensure Hong Kong’s continued success in securing Hub business via a robust community of Data Center operators.

Once again, may we thanks all of you for joining us, and please visit our online album for photos of the event. If you are interested in reading the presentation slides from our speakers, please feel free to click on their photos.

Special thanks to below guests and speakers!
* Please click the topic to download the presenation slides
Nicholas Brooke
Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
KC Kwok, BBS, JP
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of Economics & Finance, University of Hong Kong
Anthony F. Balinger, FHKIoD
Vice President, HKCOLO Limited

Topic: Data Centers -- Their Vital Role in Hong Kong
Alex Tam
Managing Director, Equinix Greater China, Equinix
Topic: The Role of Hong Kong Data Centers in Emerging Liquidity Hubs in Asia
Mark O'Brien,
Regional Chief Executive Officer Asia-Pacific, Global Switch
Topic: Challenges Facing Wholesale Data Center Operators in Hong Kong
Kris Kumar
Regional Head Asia Pacific, Digital Realty Trust
Topic: Leveraging Successful Global Data Center Business Models for the Benefit of Hong Kong
Eric Cheung
Deputy Director -- Business Marketing & Development, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd.
Topic: Powering Data Centers the Swift and Reliable Way

Gilles Pecqueron
Marketing and Business Development Manager, Telehouse Europe
Topic: From Excocet and Trident War Missiles to Data Center