Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

ICT 2015

Networking Sessions Programme

Datacenter Mega Trends

Room 1.08, 21/10/2015 (14:50-15:35)


Data centers are reported to account for around 2% of the world’s total energy consumption and is expected to overtake the carbon emissions of the airline industry by 2020. Some of the drivers are IoT, Cloud and Big Data, which end up in mega data centers. Therefore, efficient use of energy is more important than ever. So is security, which also is a huge challenge. This session will look into some examples of data center mega trends, like energy, security, dockers and virtualization. Welcome!


The 45 minutes session is divided into an introduction of this booming industry and the challenges that we are facing by the new digital society. This is followed by a trend analysis of some data center mega trends. To sum up, the audience will be able to give their views of what the data center future will look like.


14:50 Welcome, Moderator Michael Nilsson, COO Cloudberry Datacenters project

14:55 The European Commission's view on the Mega society, the complexity of management and innovation, Bror Salmelin, EC DG CNCT Adviser Innovation Systems

15:00 Cloud where does it stay? Björn Hovstadius, Business developer, EIT Digital

15:15 Mega datacenters driving new technology, Anders Lundkvist, CEO Center for Distance-spanning Technology

15:25 Questions & Discussion

15:35 End of session​

Expected outcome

- Experiences so far made known

- Ideas for future research areas will be identified

- One or more consortia are expected to origin from this session aiming at the Horizon 2020 calls 2016 in the area of data centers

- Input to the Horizon 2020 work programme

Organised by: Karl ANDERSSON (Luleå University of Technology, Dept. of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Sweden)

Cluster: Big Data


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