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Data Centres – Supporting Digital Connectivity; Sponsored by Procore

Thursday, 20th January 2022 1345hrs – 1530hrs

Data Centre development continues to ramp up as consumer demand for data and the increasing automation of day to day life drive the need for new capacity. The UK is already recognised as a global leader in the market, and the raft of major new data centre projects is ensuring this will continue to be the case.

15 data centre projects with a total capacity of more than 160MW were completed in 2020, with 2021 set to increase the rate of growth yet further. The sector is forecast to be worth £6.5 billion annually to the UK economy by 2025.

This webinar will showcase some of our biggest data centre providers and operators including info on major upcoming projects, and will explore key issues and challenges facing the sector.  

Speakers for this event include:

Emma Fryer,
Associate Director, Data Centres
Matthew Harris,
Chief Finance Officer
Paula Flannery,
Strategic Product Consultant
David Watkins,
Solutions Director
  • VIRTUS Data Centres – VIRTUS Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider owns, designs, builds and operates the country’s most efficient and flexible data centres. Daryl co-founded VIRTUS in 2008 and has helped them grow from one Data Centre of 3MW to the number one London provider. VIRTUS now operates 11 of London’s leading facilities providing over 178MW of capacity and customers including leading global organisations in the financial services, technology, media and education sectors.
  • Kao Data – Kao Data develop and operate advanced data centres for high performance colocation. Backed by Legal & General Capital and Goldacre, Kao Data is one of the largest data campus developments in the UK. As part of its continued expansion, Kao Data has recently signed an agreement to acquire two UK prime location data centres which will allow them to expand their capacity to 55MW. A £130 million investment was recently agreed with the listed global infrastructure business, Infratil which will enable this expansion.
  • Tech UK – 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.

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 £750 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 conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

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

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Thursday, 20th January 2022

1345hrs – 1530hrs


Online – Hopin

View our ticket T&Cs.