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Securing our Digital Future: How The UK Data Centre Industry Can Build For What’s Next; Sponsored by Procore

Friday, 18th June 2021 1345hrs – 1530hrs

Data centre construction has gathered pace over the last year, driven by soaring consumer demand for data and hyperscale CSPs driving demand for new capacity. Britain has an ambition to be a global leader in the data centre industry, and contractors of all sizes are equipping themselves to meet the coming demand.

Despite the evident interest, data centre projects bring their own unique challenges. Building a data centre means contending with compressed timelines, ever-more sophisticated customer requirements, and complex stakeholder dynamics. It’s no surprise then, that owners and operators are turning to technology to deal with some of these challenges.

Join Procore and a panel of data centre industry leaders for Securing our Digital Future, a wide ranging discussion on how data centre construction can continue to evolve, and the role technology can play in connecting project collaborators with the supply chain and driving project efficiency.

Speakers for this event include:

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor,
Director of EMEA
Emma Fryer,
Associate Director of Data Centres
More Speakers,
TBC Soon

Associate your brand with this Webinar and position your brand at the forefront of the discussion around the future development happening in the data centres sector. We have various partnership packages available, including opportunities to speak on the webinar, allowing you to present your message to your target audience and receive maximum brand awareness and impact. Packages available include:

Package Chair/ Speaking Opportunity VIP Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner Yes Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Exhibitor Partner Yes £500 View Details

Webinar Partner

Exhibitor Partner


Become an exhibition partner for this event to get exhibition space and branding before, during and after the event with benefits including:

  • Exhibition space at the interactive webinar
  • Five tickets for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the VIP speakers room – connect with the speakers before and after the event
  • Access to the video of the webinar
  • Branding including on the webinar, on the website, all emails prior to the event and more.
  • One editorial or case study shared on our news section and promoted through social media
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing webinar speech

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall. The agenda and programme will run as follows:

13:45-14:00 – Networking & Exhibition

14:00-15:00 – Main Stage: Speakers, Presentations, Discussion and Debate

15:00-15:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.

Learn from industry leaders about:

  • What are the key trends driving UK and EMEA data centre construction?
  • How does the increased demand for capacity impact the construction of facilities?
  • What does that mean for owners, operators and contractors?
  • How are the roles of owners, operators and main contractors changing as a result?
  • How can contractors set themselves up for success?
  • How can UK construction build on its strengths to ensure that the UK capitalizes on its current position as a market leader?

Procore – Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, Director of EMEA

Brandon has been with Procore since 2015, supporting the company’s growth throughout the world. He started in the company’s Austin office before stints in Vancouver and Sydney. Having launched Procore’s London office in 2018, he is focussed on furthering Procore’s global reach across Europe.

When he joined the Austin office, Brandon was the fifth employee. It is now Procore’s second-largest office with over 200 staff. His experience there, alongside his time in Canada and Australia, provided a detailed understanding of the global construction sector and the challenges of entering new markets.

He believes that Procore’s culture of partnering with clients will deliver real change in the construction industry, by helping companies use technology to improve quality, productivity and site safety.

Tech UK – Emma Fryer, Associate Director of Data Centres

Emma leads the data centre programme for technology sector trade body techUK, representing the interests of UK operators to Government and other stakeholders. She influences policy, mitigates compliance burdens, alerts the sector to risks and manages specialist groups, including the UK Council of Data Centre Operators. She negotiated a Climate Change Agreement for the sector in 2014, worth over £200M to UK operators and continues to lobby hard on behalf of the industry on issues ranging from energy costs to regulatory compliance. Most recently she negotiated key worker status, protection for construction sites and quarantine exemption for data centre staff and contractors during COVID-19 and continues to work closely with UK government on sector resilience. She produces thought leadership, policy responses, white papers, briefings and infographics covering topics from generator emissions to Brexit. Recent outputs include a Sector Energy Routemap, a discussion paper on the challenges of attributing carbon to cloud services, and a sector market overview.


Event Ticket: Data Centres Major Development & Investment £40.00

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Attendee ticket price: £40

Bulk buying? Buy five or more webinars / online events and get 20% off – simply use discount code ONLINE5 at the checkout.


Friday, 18th June 2021

1345hrs – 1530hrs

£40 – £40


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