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Norwegian Government State Secretary to open Datacloud Nordic in Oslo


London, 16 October 2017 - State Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Reynir Jóhannesson will open Datacloud Nordic in Oslo, Norway. BroadGroup’s pioneering networking and business deal-making event for the data center and cloud industry marks its return in Oslo at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel on the 30th Oct 2017.

The one-day event will feature an international line-up of experts from organisations including ING, Uptime Institute, SKY UK, Amazon Web Services, Norwegian Government, Schneider Electric, Vertiv, Hydro66, Lefdal Mine, BroadGroup and DigiPlex. The enterprise-driven programme will examine the region’s market leadership, providing insight and intelligence on the Nordics opportunity.

State Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Reynir Jóhannesson
State Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Reynir Jóhannesson

Ahead of Datacloud Nordic, Reynir Jóhannesson, State Secretary for the Ministry of Transport and Communications commented: “I am very pleased with Datacloud Nordic 2017 coming to Norway. This is an exciting and important industry for the future. I believe it to be strategically important for Norway to facilitate this industry. We want our exhaustive green energy resources to benefit to global connectivity and we want Norway and the Nordic Region to be well positioned in the global internet industry in the years to come. The government has already introduced lower electricity tax, good framework conditions for data centers and we will continue with further investment in connectivity in the budget for 2018.”

Philip Low of BroadGroup added: “The Nordics are an extremely attractive proposition for enterprises looking to deploy global IT infrastructure assets. Figures over the last 12-18 months show investments have surpassed USD 3 billion with more expected, from further hyperscale developments.”

“Although harshly categorised as a “Tier 2” market the expansion and hyperscale development of datacenter space and adoption of cloud services is higher than the GDP and population size of the region. Our Oslo summit will offer the ideal environment for innovators, industry leaders, investors and enterprises to explore and investigate the burgeoning Nordic IT infrastructure market with other senior decision makers.”

For further information about datacenter facilities in the Nordics, Data Centers Nordic III is the third annual report from BroadGroup and covers 8 countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia who collectively own 260 third party data center facilities.

For further information: Datacloud Nordic.

About BroadGroup
BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services provider and a member company of FTSE 250 Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Established in 2002, the company has achieved recognition and growth through delivering quality research and events across the IT infrastructure sector. Its Data Centre and Cloud practice is the market leader in providing commercial due diligence, research and analysis for the sector. The company’s event portfolio brands include Datacloud, Datacloud Awards, Finance and Investment Forum and Dark Fibre Convention which deliver high quality international networking and business opportunity events. The company also owns the leading online information source, magazine and specialist forum Data Economy.