European data center, fiber and cloud industry leaders gather in Amsterdam to discuss trends & investments and to kickstart the year on January 14-15, 2019
Partners of KickStart Europe 2019
Last years' partners NIBC, Vertiv, Unica Datacenters, CBRE, Caransa Groep, AC Niellsen Data Centers, Development Agency NHN and Agriport A7, will support the upcoming edition again. A new partner this year is pioneering technology leader ABB, who will bring energy-insights to the event in January.
"It was really excited to see the breadth of different people at this event" said Mitul Patel, Head of EMEA Data Center Research at CBRE, about this first edition. In 2019, Patel will again share his forecasts in an outlook for the European data center market and analyze the hot and emerging European data center markets.
Stijn Grove, Managing Director of Digital Gateway to Europe and initiator of KickStart Europe, is happy to take the next step in organizing the successful summit. "The event provides a venue for important thought leaders from the digital infrastructure industry and the ecosystem, to share trends, opinions and ideas," Grove says. "This European strategy event gives the year a kickstart and is the perfect place to meet and greet the industry. Strategic partnerships are the way forward to prepare for the exponential growth in demand for data. We are therefore very happy to have committed partners that support this summit again."
KickStart Europe 2019 takes place on Thursday January 15th at RAI Amsterdam. On the evening of January 14th, an informal pre-conference reception is held. Until November 1st, there is an early bird discount of 15% on the ticket price of €295,-. Tickets can be purchased on this website.
About Digital Gateway to Europe
KickStart Europe is an initiative by Digital Gateway to Europe. We are the organization promoting the Dutch datahub. We organize events such as trade missions, trade shows, launchpads and other meetups to share information about the digital infrastructure and data hub. Scale-ups, start-ups and enterprises who would like more in-depth information about the Netherlands can consult our Digital Gateway to Europe knowledge database.
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By the industry, for the industry
"Only by collaborating we can prepare for the extensive growth in demand for data", says Stijn Grove, Chairman of KickStart Europe. "It is the only way in which the cloud, connectivity and data center industry is able to continue servicing the economy." To help the industry to work together, KickStart Europe was launched to kick-off the year 2018. Around 300 C-level executives, coming from 15 different countries, the industry came together to discuss future trends and investments in technology and digital infrastructure.
The Outlook 2018 report goes further where the event ended; what does the industry have to know about what is heading our way, and how can we as the industry prepare?
Growth, Growth & Growth
One thing we can expect for the future is growth. In relative numbers, such as 155% growth in XaaS spending in 2022, but most definitely in absolute numbers. Mobile data traffic in Europe is expected to grow to over 5700 PB per month in 2022. On a global scale, the revenue of AI will go towards $24 bln in 2022, compared to the $2,1 bln that was generated for AI in 2017.
According to IDC, the amount of zetabytes created on an annual basis will grow with almost 300% over the next five years. Mobile data creation is even growing faster, with video being the main driver.
So there is a lot coming our way.
Download the 2018 Outlook report
The 2018 Outlook report by KickStart Europe is available for download here.
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