Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, Hong Kong 2017 welcome over 8,000 attendees to the North Asia's leading technology gathering for business leaders31 May 2017
Hong Kong, 31 May 2017 – Over 8,000 international attendees packed the two-day event Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, Hong Kong 2017 which took place at HKCEC on the 24th and 25th May despite the black rainstorm on the first day. In its second year in the North Asia market, the event brought together an impressive line-up of over 250 world-class speakers and an innovative, multi-faceted vendor community.
Highlights on the second day of the event included a keynote address from J.J. Jeyappragash, Engineering and Product Lead, Cloud Infrastructure Management at Twitter. The expert spoke to a security-conscious audience about the application of Identity Access Management (IAM) in a hybrid cloud environment and discussed next-generation security models which span across interoperable clouds.
The Oracle Cloud Innovations, Services and Applications Theatre featured a session delivered by Chee Keong Law of Google Cloud Platform, which discussed how cloud-native incumbents and disruptors are building themselves as platform-based businesses by using APIs and taking a cloud-first approach.
The second day also included packed sessions at the new for 2017 Smart IoT Hong Kong event. The conference stream featured an expert line-up of speakers who discussed the growing Internet of Things revolution and advised on how best to harness valuable and actionable insights from big data and analytics projects. A panel discussion brought together IoT leaders, including representatives from Microsoft Hong Kong and Bosch (APAC), who suggested the most effective ways to build a better society through IoT applications.
The Cloud Security conference also attracted great enthusiasm from visitors. A session delivered by Christopher Church of INTERPOL advised the audience on how to tackle the security challenges presented by the cloud in corporate environments, particularly with emerging collaboration and BYOD trends.
Exhibitors at Data Centre World included leading regional and international brands such as Eaton, Emerson, Panduit, Service Now, Schneider Electric and many others, all sharing their expertise on a range of solutions and topics including DCIM, energy efficiency, facilities management and security.
A first for 2017, the Live Green Data Centre showcased best-in-class designs from leading suppliers, giving attendees first-hand experience of the latest data centre solutions operating in harmony alongside each other.
"We have seen astounding growth with this year's event – both in terms of record-breaking delegate attendance, and the enthusiasm from our partners and exhibitor community. Despite severe weather warnings, Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, Hong Kong 2017 attracted a large, high-quality eager to embrace the opportunities presented by cloud technologies and the evolving data centre climate, as well as to discuss and learn how best to overcome the related challenges with peers in a supportive and innovative environment," said Event Director, Chris Brown.
Cloud Expo Asia, Cloud Security Expo, Smart IoT Hong Kong and Data Centre World, Hong Kong and will return to the HKCEC on 16th and 17th May 2018.
Joanne Lau, Assistant Marketing Communications Manager, HKT Limited (Exhibitor)
"This is our second year participating at Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong. The visitor traffic is good and our target audience is here, with many of them being very interested in our Internet of Things solutions. Many visitors want to arrange meetings with us after the show to explore more about our IoT solutions. Our sales team has managed to generate good solid leads."
Cheng Tian Fu, Marketing Manager, IT Networks, Softing Singapore Pte Ltd (Exhibitor)
"We have exhibited at this event both in Singapore and Hong Kong. The show is important for us in order to create brand awareness and to expand our business in Hong Kong, China and North Asia."
Gerald Hong, General Manager, Acronis (Exhibitor)
"We met some really solid leads – both existing customers and new ones. The quality of visitors is good, with actual buyers who are genuinely interested in our products. The show has delivered a good opportunity for lead generation and we are going to follow up on these after the event."
Dr. Winnie Tang, Founder and Chairman of Steering Committee, Smart City Consortium (Partner)
“SCC is very privileged to take part in CEA and for the first time in HKCEC which is an excellent location for one of the largest cloud and IoT event in the region. Many industry professionals look forward to this event to learn about the latest developments and explore collaboration. I am sure we will continue to support Cloud Expo Asia and also to be a partner of CloserStill Media.”
Ben Woo, Principal Analyst, Neuralytix (Speaker)
"This event is an important platform for business transaction – bringing together the technology, people and processes. It's an opportunity to understand the people behind the technology – which is equally as important as the technology itself. Visitors can learn from their peers' experiences.
"Hong Kong needs an event like this – the country is a great trading hub, it's central and easy to get to from all four corners of the world. Many multi-nationals have outposts and regional headquarters here."
Xianlei Wang, Senior System Engineer & Pan Zhang, Senior Network Engineer, Baidu (Visitor)
"Even with these bad weather conditions, we insisted on coming from Shenzhen because we wouldn't want to miss this huge international IT event! With so many top expert speakers sharing and blue-chips companies showcasing! We would love to know more about the current trends and products of Cloud so as to equip ourselves.
Bill Ho, Regional Data Centre Manager, HSBC (Visitor)
"I'm interested in topics related to Cloud Security and IoT and I have gained lots of inspiration here! I've been particularly happy to hear from dozens of high quality and insightful conference speakers – all in one location! I will definitely visit again next year with my colleagues!"
Eric Szeto & Wilson Lai, IT Performance Manager, Cathay Pacific Airway Limited (Visitor)
"It's our second year at Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World. The quality of the events is even better than last year! The high quality and diversified conference sessions are strongly appreciated. We’re happy to see showcases from different regions – not only international suppliers, but also local and mainland Chinese exhibitors – by comparing their products and solutions, our horizons are widened."
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CloserStill Media specialises in professional events chiefly in the technology and healthcare markets. Its portfolio includes some of world's fastest-growing and award-winning events including Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World. Having delivered unparalleled quality and relevant audiences for all its exhibitions, CloserStill has been repeatedly recognised as a leading innovator with its teams and events winning multiple Awards including Best Marketing Manager – four times in succession – Best Trade Exhibition, Best Launch Exhibition, and Rising Star – two years in succession – among others.
Most recently Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World London were nominated for the AEO Best Trade Show Award.
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