Get the most out of your trip to the 2019 BICSI MEA District Conference & Exhibition (16-18 April) by attending Pre-Conference Masterclasses. These classes that are not included in your conference registration, but are a great source of additional education in a longer format than traditional 30- or 45-minute presentations.
A two-day Masterclass will be held on 15 & 16 April. Morning and afternoon Masterclasses will be held on 16 April.
Two-Day Masterclass: Monday, 15 April & Tuesday, 16 April
This two-day Masterclass will be held in the Majlis Room at the Dubai World Trade Club in the Dubai World Trade Center. Refreshments and lunch each day are included with your registration.
Masterclass Registration Location: Majlis Room Lobby, 33rd Floor, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre
"Fundamentals of Passive Optical LAN" Location: Majlis Room Lobby, 33rd Floor, Sheikh Rashid Tower, Dubai World Trade Centre
Paul Cave, RCDD, RTPM, CDCDP, CNID | Technical Product Manager | Excel Networking | Monk Sherborne, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Ahmed Ghazy, RCDD | Technical Manager, MEA & APAC | Excel Networking | Dubai, UAE
Arafat Yousef | Market Development Manager - EMEA, In Building Network Solution, Enterprise & Data Center Solution | Corning | Dubai, UAE
12 BICSI CECs
Passive Optical LANs (POLs) are quickly growing as a cost-effective replacement for traditional copper Local Area Networks by reducing power, space and cooling requirements while increasing the longevity of structured cabling. This seminar will provide fundamental knowledge on the underlying technologies in POL and build on this knowledge by explaining the various components involved and existing design experience to design the infrastructure for a POL. The seminar will conclude with delegates having a full design-to-delivery understanding of POL.
Morning and Afternoon Masterclasses: Tuesday, 16 April
These Masterclasses will be held in the Dubai Rooms on the first floor of the Dubai World Trade Center, just above the Sheikh Maktoum Hall. Lunch will be served to those delegates who attend both a morning and afternoon Masterclass.
Registration and Information Location: Sheikh Maktoum Hall Entry
Morning Masterclass Registration Location: Dubai B and E Lobbies
“Availability vs. Reliability and Choosing the Right Class of Data Centre” Location: Dubai B
Learn how to differentiate between the availability and reliability of data centres. Case studies will be used to determine how to classify data centres for the correct class based on the ANSI/BICSI 002-2014, Data Centre Design and Implementation Best Practices standard. Delegates will learn why ANSI/BICSI 002 is the best design guide for building data centres by using its class system.
Networking Lunch (for delegates attending both a morning and afternoon session) Location: Dubai C
Afternoon Masterclass Registration Location: Dubai B and E Lobbies
“Four-Pair PoE: Powering the Future of Intelligent Buildings and the IoT” Location: Dubai B
Valerie Maguire, BSEE | Director of Standards & Technology | The Siemon Company | Cave Creek, Arizona, USA
Murat Cudi Erenturk, DCDC | Consultant | Goradata Consulting and Software Ltd. | Ankara, Turkey
3 BICSI ICT CECs
While PoE has been around for quite some time, recent changes promise to take it from an occasional power source to the significant force in powering the IoT and intelligent buildings. With that change will come new capabilities and experiences for users along with new requirements affecting cabling design, installation, and testing. This presentation will cover what designers, installers and maintainers need to know when working with the future of remote power delivery.
“Optimising the 'Last Mile' of Data Centre Electrical Distribution” Location: Dubai E
Richard King | Channel Development Director, EMEA | Legrand | London, England
Gautier Humbert, RCDD | Standards Coordinator, Digital Infrastructure | Legrand | Saint Marcellin, France
3 BICSI ICT CECs
This workshop will provide a detailed look at the key challenges facing corporations as they seek to maintain the highest levels of availability in an increasingly competitive, online and connected marketplace where even the slightest downtime can be extremely costly in terms of brand reputation, customer service and lost revenue.
The workshop’s founding premise will be “you cannot manage what you do not measure.” In so doing it will consider what an intelligent data centre is and how resources, whether they be energy, equipment, space, process, or money, can be optimised. The workshop will consider best practice in the “last mile” of data centre electrical distribution by looking at the unique challenges in critical environments downstream of the main distribution board. It will also look at the capture of relevant data from a variety of sources, and most importantly how this data can be used to support informed decision-making. Finally, the workshop will also look at secure remote management and how today’s leading technologies can support both on- and off-premises data centres and avoid the restrictions of some co-lo operators during out of hours troubleshooting.
Grand Opening/Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall Location: Sheikh Maktoum Hall D