The ADCA directs attentions to data centers through regional, national and international media. Furthermore, the ADCA participates in events across the continent; we are present at international exchanges such as DCD Africa, Capacity Africa, Datacloud Africa and numerous other events.
Participants of the ADCA distinguish themselves by setting the tone for knowledge, quality, safety and by compliance with the ADCA’s Code of Conduct. In doing so, the ADCA plays an important role as a reference point for data centers that want to provide the best service possible to their customers.
The ADCA organizes events for its participants and partners, where interactivity is key. Topics cover safety, sustainability, legislation and risk management. These events are open to anyone who is affiliated with ADCA and encourage open discussion on how participants can handle current and future challenges.
Our upcoming events
As the digital economy continues to grow exponentially, requirements are increasing globally, not least in Africa – but what makes the continent the next growth frontier? In this series (of 5 chapters) we’ll be addressing the opportunities, challenges, requirements and stakes, explaining why Africa should be on your digital radar.
Talk 1 – Oct 22
AFRICA – The Ultimate Digital Growth Frontier
Paul-Francois Cattier shares what is driving growing needs for digital infrastructure in Africa in an introductory presentation. He’ll touch upon the opportunities and who is well placed to seize these. We’ll also hear about the Africa Data Centres Association and its mission.
With a broad overview of the current status of digital infrastructure and data centre capacity across the continent, we then dive into existing and future requirements to meet demand with regional experts Guy Zibi and Ayotunde Cocker. In this discussion we address initiatives underway, look at general and more subtle challenges the market presents and also highlight strengths.
Lastly, you’ll be able to listen to a panel discussion. This executive panel brings together a wealth of insight and vision from players directly involved in building and running a digital Africa. We talk about forecasted needs over the next 5-10 years and what it will take to draw investment to fulfil the bold prediction of Africa being the next global digital powerhouse. We’ll look specifically at projects and goals of African companies and public bodies and examine remaining gaps and opportunities with insight into how to address these through aligning business and technology.
Talk 2 – Nov 18
AFRICA – Aligning operations & maintenance with global best practices
Talk 3 – Dec 16
AFRICA – Climate & PUE – How African Data Centre Handle the Heat
Talk 4 – Jan 20 2021
AFRICA – Vital Utility Access to Power a Digital Continent
Talk 5 – Feb 24 2021
AFRICA – Digital Infrastructure Standards, Regulations & Investments