The optimal data centre, a distant future or today's reality? (N-sight)

Location:De Montil, Affligem-Essene


There’s nothing easy about setting up or optimising your data centre. Capacity, connectivity, security, backups…Every element needs to be thoroughly considered, then fit perfectly into the optimisation puzzle.

At this N-sight, our experts will simplify the puzzle for you, with their experience and expertise.  Take inspiration from real-life cases and experts in the field:

  • T-Systems will share its vision of data centres within the context of cloud 
  • Royal BAM Group will explain how it re-built and optimised its back-up and restore process
  • Delaware will give its view on the market and data centre solutions, and the challenges it sees for the future
  • Multipharma will describe how its data centre, supporting 300 pharmacies, is set up and managed


13:00 - 18:00

De Montil, Moortelstraat 8, 1790 Affligem (Essene)



13:00 Welcome coffee


13:30 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table

Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


13h45 In the clouds: the future of data centres

The era of building private data centres is over. Eliminating any need for companies to build new facilities, co-location and cloud services go hand-in-hand as “natural allies, not competitors”, says Gartner. Tibor Kosche will present T-Systems’ vision on the future delivery and consumption of IT services. He will also share the experience of building a public cloud in Europe.

Tibor Kosche, MBA, VP Global Cloud Sales, T-Systems Digital Division (English)


14:15 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


14:30 Data centre backup, restore and IT continuity

Over the past few years, the Royal BAM group has gone through many changes, driven (among others) by the consolidation of multiple decentralised IT departments into one IT organisation. In 2016, it implemented a complete set of services providing backup, restore and disaster recovery on its now centralized data centre infrastructure. Pepijn Goossens will illustrate the insights gained regarding the SLA-driven solutions and related processes.

Pepijn Goossens, Manager IT Service Continuity, Royal BAM Group (Dutch)


15:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:15 Coffee break


15:30 An end-to-end solution serving 300 pharmacies

For Multipharma, a Belgian co-op of 300 pharmacies, enabling and engaging pharmacists to provide value-added patient care is essential to its identity. Key to that goal is Multipharma’s data centre. Discover how the data centre is set up and managed, including managed WAN, managed security services and secure cloud services.

Bernard Pierre, Interim IT Manager NWoW, Multipharma (English)

Fabrice Feyten, Product Line Manager Cloud Solutions, Proximus (English)


16:00 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:15 IT Infrastructure of the future

Have you ever wondered what “IT infrastructure” will mean in the coming decade, and how the domain is evolving? Find out the latest news on how IT infrastructures will be leveraged in the future, and how to prepare for the next wave.

Gunter Dewitte, Manager Core Technology Services, Delaware (English)


16:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


17:00 Wrap up & closing drink


18:00 End