Data Economy celebrates 100 days online. Thank you for your support!
Data Economy celebrates 100 days online. Thank you for your support!
Thursday, October 19, 2017
By DE Newsroom Published: 10:45, 23 December, 2016 Updated: 11:52, 23 December, 2016
By João Marques Lima Published: 07:00, 14 September, 2017 Updated: 12:40, 14 September, 2017
One year ago, we launched ourselves into the market with the ambition to build a bridge between the data centre industry and the wider technology sector keeping a focus on the evolving financial landscape transforming the data centre, cloud and data industries.
We have throughout the last 365 days brought to you thousands of stories, from all over the world, with many being reported first-hand on Data Economy and brought to you in a speedy fashion utilising the latest media technology.
We have spoken with more than 100 people over the year. That is 100 stories, 100 industry lessons. We have attended nearly as many industry events across the four corners of the world, and we kept our daily strength to deliver the freshest stories, analysis and interviews.
But we could not have done it without you. So, thank you!
Thank you to the hundreds of thousands who read us and give us the strength to continue. Thank you to those in the marketing and PR world who collaborate with us. A personal thank you to those in the Data Economy office, from marketing to logistics, going through sales, design, IT and the board for their support and continuous push towards a stronger brand.
We, as Data Economy, can only promise one thing: we will continue to shape and grow the Data Economy footprint forcing disruption upon the market.
If you have been with us since day one, you will have noticed already that we have grown exponentially in these first 12 months, delivering that same disruption. If you crossed paths with us throughout the year, chances are that you have seen this growth happen first hand as well.
Let me do a quick recap of how we were born and what we have been up to during 2016/17 to put that into prespective.
Data Economy – or what would become Data Economy – started with a simple conversation over supper in Monaco back in June 2016. In August that year, work started to get the website off the ground.
Lots of UX research, design, industry meetings, internal meetings, and a crisp and clear message were all done and accomplished in a record time of only seven weeks, with us going live on September 14, 2016, at an exclusive rooftop launch party overlooking Central London.
Over 100 people attended that evening to witness the birth of Data Economy as a website and video platform.
Since then, we have kept ourselves pretty busy. Only two months after our launch, in November, we acquired datacentres.com which had been reporting on the industry since 2005. Days after, we launched our newsletters which go out every single day, Monday to Friday, Christmas and New Year included. Not many offer that to you, and for free. (You can subscribe to that here.)
In January 2017, Google recognised us as a credible news source, and we were included on Google News which has taken us to the top.
But we didn’t stop there (and we will never stop). In March, Data Economy became part of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC as the group acquired Broadmedia Communications (trading as BroadGroup), the company which owns Data Economy.
For those who don’t know, Euromoney is one of the largest publishing and events companies in the world with yearly revenues topping over £400m. One of the largest shareholders of the group is the Daily Mail General Trust, whose revenues reach nearly £2bn also on a yearly basis.
As our journey continued, we decided to adventure ourselves into print. And what an adventure that has been. Hard work but all worth it.
On June 7, 2017, we released our first issue with 80 pages featuring dozens of industry executives, some of whom behind the largest corporations in the market and who have not prominently featured in the media before.
We put ourselves out there, looking for fresh faces and ideas from those who you have not heard but run the big billion Dollar companies you read about on a weekly basis.
And because a website, newsletters, videos and magazines were not enough, we have recently also launched our latest new brand: Data Economy Forums. An events series on different prominent industry topics where industry experts come together to discuss, network and shape tomorrow.
Our first forum, timely branded as The Edge of Tomorrow, will take place on November 15, also in Central London. We will also be celebrating our first anniversary with our readers that evening, so come and join us!
This has been our year. It was a busy one; the next one we are planning to make it even busier. Watch this space!
They say the only way is up, but for us, simply ‘up’ is not enough. We seek to go ‘up’ and beyond, making sure there is always a great deal going on across all our operational segments: online, print, broadcast and events.
And, in the end, this all comes down to you. You, above everything, are the most valuable piece of this puzzle that is Data Economy and its growing scope.
So for that, thank you!
We hope you have enjoyed this first year as much as we did and that you will stay with us as we enter a second phase of growth.
João Marques Lima
Founding Editor of Data Economy
By DE Newsroom Published: 14:42, 30 August, 2017 Updated: 14:42, 30 August, 2017
As part of its drive to bring coverage of the IT infrastructure sector to a new level, Data Economy has announced a series of forums covering major topics of strategic business value.
The first Data Economy Forum, The Edge of Tomorrow, will cover the unassailable march of edge computing and will be held on the 15th of November 2017 at the Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, in the heart of Central London.
Attracting expert speakers, the evening meeting will also provide an outstanding opportunity to network with the leadership of data centre and cloud innovation and their enterprise customers.
“The global discussion on edge computing is still at an early stage, focused on implementation and deployment, where to build, and how to finance new network developments. Edge supports cloud rather than replaces it – the possibilities are potentially endless,” said the editor of Data Economy João Marques Lima
“Tomorrow is happening today, residing at the edge of the digital economy, with edge data centres acting as the new oil refineries of this revolution,” continued Lima.
With demand set to explode, those ahead of the game will be in position to reap the rewards and it is to that end that Data Economy is hosting the new forum to debate customer demand, technology requirements, finance and investment, and costs.
By hosting forums to explore the innovations which are set to send IT infrastructure on a new path, Data Economy will accelerate the content portfolio and extend the news offering to its thousands of readers.
“The new forum series is great news for our partners and customers,” said Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup. “Data Economy is targeted at senior executives and business decision makers in operators, providers and enterprises, and investors offering insight into the booming data industry and the advent of edge computing.”
Those who should attend include:
To find out about being part of the event or to register for a free place join us at The Edge of Tomorrow visit the site : www.Data-Economy.com/forums
By João Marques Lima Published: 15:40, 14 June, 2017 Updated: 15:40, 14 June, 2017
The first edition features on the front page global attorney and NetApp’s chief privacy officer Sheila Fitzpatrick, who has looked into her GDPR crystal-ball in an in-depth conversation with Data Economy, including the implications of GDPR and Brexit.
Data Economy has also run the Data Economy EMEA 50, which lists the industry’s top minds in data centre, cloud and data in the region. The top influencer Michael Tobin was announced at the Datacloud Awards 2017, held in Monte Carlo every year.
Other topics of coverage include AI in data centres, the state of cloud in finance, data centre reality checks, disruptive technology, containerisation of infrastructure, data decentralisation, automation, and more.
Data Economy has also looked into emerging markets such as Africa and Vienna, Austria. Keeping up with its Millennials-driven coverage, the publication has interviewed younger industry faces leading innovation in the container and software segment.
The magazine was directed and edited by Data Economy’s founding editor João Marques Lima.
“The launch of our magazine at the premier Datacloud Europe 2017 in Monaco was the most exciting addition to our brand so far in 2017,” said Lima.
“As we close H1 2017, we have achieved results beyond our expectations with significant growth rates and a widening regional scope.
“Looking ahead, we will continue to cover the market and answer our audience’s needs, improving the quality of the product – digital, video and print – and enhancing the portfolio.”
About Data Economy
Data Economy launched on September 14, 2016, at an exclusive rooftop event overlooking London. The brand has since achieved new milestones including the acquisition of datacentres.com in November 2016 and the acceptance into Google News in January 2017.
Data Economy is part of publishing and events company Broadmedia Communications, recently acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index.
Data Economy’s is targeting a worldwide elite of C-level IT and operations professionals responsible for making critical infrastructure and business decisions that impact not only their businesses but the thousands of enterprises across the globe and the more than three billion internet users.
Visit the website at www.data-economy.com. You may also follow Data Economy on Twitter @dataeconomy, on Facebook @dataeconomytoday, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+.
Public relations professionals and media personnel alike can reach João by email at email@example.com. He is also on Twitter @joao_pmlima.
By João Marques Lima Published: 06:59, 7 June, 2017 Updated: 16:09, 22 June, 2017
“The EMEA 50” showcases the 50 people who are leading data centre, cloud an data through charting new innovations or technological breakthroughs, sheer business acumen, or exceptional entrepreneurial skillsets.
Here’s the 50 people leading the industry in EMEA today.
Entrepreneur, author, marathon runner, non-executive director of several companies and former CEO TelecityGroup, he has won many prestigious awards for his professional achievements and tops the movers and shakers chart in data centre businesses for the EMEA region.
VP NW EMEA, Veeam
Incessant in his quest to bring to the table the availability topic, Agnew has over 20 years of experience in the data and cloud space. His expertise around outages prevention through disruptive and emerging backup and disaster recovery technologies has granted him the position of thought leader in the sector.
Assistant Director General of the Smart Dubai Office
CEO of Dubai Data Establishment
Heading one of the most ambitious data projects in the world, Al Nasser is directly involved with the Dubai Data Initiative to make the UAE city an example for others across EMEA and the globe by opening and sharing city data across the public and private sector.
President EMEA, Vertiv
As a business strategist he heads one of the world’s largest and recently rebranded solution companies. Albertazzi has been an avid influencer in the development of data centre operations and management across the region.
European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and VP of the European Commission
Former Estonian Prime Minister, Ansip is today in charge of one of the most forward looking portfolio in the EU. He is responsible for driving the adoption of cloud and data across member states and creating the basis for enterprises and providers to work seamlessly.
CEO/MD, Etix Everywhere
CEO Beyney is a French serial entrepreneur and investor who co-founded Etix Everywhere with MD Antoine Boniface who previously operated in the real-estate space for the data centre industry. Founded in 2011, Etix Everywhere is now present across EMEA and North America. They have pioneered new facilities in Africa.
VP/GM EMEA, Cogeco Peer 1
For nearly 20 years, Bowen was instrumental in driving HP’s – followed by HPE – strategy. She is today in charge of colocation, cloud and managed IT services at Cogeco Peer. Bowen is also a chairwoman at techUK’s Tech Council and a non-executive director and trustee at Jisc.
Head of TMT M&A Advisory, BDO
With a corporate strategy and M&A background, Brown has proven over the years to be an influencer in the telecommunications, cloud and data centre spaces. Currently advising on company sales and acquisitions, re-financings and private equity at BDO, he is also an advisory committee member at techUK.
President, Francophone Africa, Schneider Electric
A businessman and lecturer, Cattier is responsible for driving Schneider Electric’s business across the French-speaking Africa and advancing the regions ICT sector. He has more than 35 years experience in sales and general management in the IT, telecom and power industries and is now based in Côte d’Ivoire.
Principal, ABRY Partners
Choufani has focused on private equity in the TMT sector for more than ten years, and particularly the data centre sector over recent years where he has been recognised as a key player in the increasingly expanding M&A activity.
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