This week I am headed off to France to be a keynote speaker at DataCentres2012. In my opinion this event is the pre-eminent infrastructure and operations conference across the whole of Europe if not the world. Regularly attracting the best speakers and infrastructure professionals in the industry (myself excluded of course – perhaps they are looking for some comic relief?) along with an incredible list of attendees which is a veritable whoâ€™s who of our industry world-wide.
By the looks of it, Cloud and Energy concerns will be the topic of many of the conversations. No doubt many will focus on the impact of technology, its usefulness, features, and capabilities. But those of you who have heard me speak before know, that I believe there is a larger more personal story â€“ for both the professional and the companies they represent. The problems we are facing in the industry today are complicated, multi-faceted, and deep-rooted in the past of our own decisions or the decisions of our predecessors. We sometimes think technology alone is the salve for all ills. This is no more true than the purchase of a pen being the solution to writers block.
My talk will center on this multi-faceted problem space. I will use real world examples of how I have, and am tackling those issues. Who knows? I might even let loose some of the top secret work we have been doing internally to position us for the future.
As always â€“ If you happen to be at the conference or in Nice - Donâ€™t be a stranger!