Symposia 2018 Focuses on Increasing Energy Efficiency in Data Centres

With the theme, ‘All about Data Centres – Convergence of All Stake Holders’, ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter has successfully launched its flagship event ‘Symposia’ on July 6, 2018, at The Leela, Andheri (East), Mumbai. ‘Symposia 2018’ majorly focused on bolstering an infrastructure for data centres where energy efficiency is a core concern. The conference aimed towards bringing renowned exhibitors, consultants from data centres industry on a single platform to discuss various possibilities that can be explored to build a data centre ecosystem that ensures optimized power usage. The seminar covered various aspects of designing, building and operating a data centre from the point of view of air conditioning and refrigerating which are essential components of energy consumption.

Key dignitaries present for the inaugural were Mr. Murari Sinhal, Group Sr. Vice President in Reliance Industries Ltd., Mr. Prakash C Lohia, Sr. Vice President (Power & Utility) Reliance Industries Ltd., Sanjay Jadhav, Vice President – Product Business, STULZ – CHSPL (India) Pvt. Ltd., Suresh Balakrishnan, Co-Founder & Joint Managing Director, STULZ- CHSPL (India) Pvt. Ltd., Sudipta Sanyal, Design Head – Data Centre (Global), Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd., Shyam Surve, Head – Modular Data Centre, Sterling  & Wilson Pvt. Ltd., Maurizio Frizziero, Director – Data Centre Cooling Product Management ID Division, Schneider Electric Manish Gokhale, Director – Business Development IT Division, Schneider Electric Tushar Wedhikar, i.d.a. International, Singapore among other industry players.

Symposia 2018 brought together over 250 delegates from the data centres industry and also, delegates and decision makers from all the End Users (Corporates, Industries, Banks, IDC’s), PMC’s, System Integrators, Consultants (AC,s Electrical, UPS), Telecom Service Providers, IT Infra (Structure Cabling, Rack Manufacturers), Monitoring System Providers, Safety Solution Providers all under one roof. Prestigious associations such as AWESOME, FSAI, IAEMP, IFMA, IGBC, RATA and IPA extended their support to the conference.

Symposia 2018 also provided a platform for discussion of contemporary topics like Hyper-Scale Data Centres, Future Trends in Data Centre Cooling / Micro DC, Cold Wall/ AHU for Data Centres, Modular Data Centre

ISHRAE is an association of 12000 members of HVAC&R engineers across India with the presence in 41 cities. It also has 10,000 student members. The main goal of ISHRAE is disseminating the knowledge of HVAC & R through training and courses. Symposia is one such national event.  Other such events are ISHRAE Certified Professional courses in HVAC &R industry. Current National President is Mr. Vishal Kapur. ISHRAE Mumbai chapter president is Mr. AjajKazi. Convener of Symposia is Mr. Amod Dikshit, Co-convener is Mr. R.N. Joshi. The event is hosted and conducted by Mr. Mihir Sanghavi.

C Subramaniam Mani, National President ISHRAE “Optimized energy usage in data centres is a major challenge for all the companies as the data centres are running redundant power and cooling systems that consume a lot of energy. Hence companies are looking for solutions to strategically manage energy and make data centres energy efficient while reducing the power costs down. ‘Symposia 2018’ a program designed by ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter emphasizes on the prominent issue of energy consumption in data centres and focuses on delivering solutions to strategically optimize air conditioning and refrigerating facilities to reduce the energy consumption.”

Sangita Jhangiani, President Ishrae Mumbai Chapter “Symposia 2018 ways to reduce energy consumption and related costs. The event provided a platform for the discussion topics like Insight / In-depth of futuristic Data Centre Trend. Latest Technology solution possibilities in the data centre industry. The topic was well received by the industry experts and we are happy to see the response”

Mihir Sanghavi, President-elect Ishrae Mumbai Chapter “Symposia is a National program for ISHRAE Mumbai Chapter with different niche themes every year.  This year's theme, ‘All about Data Centres – Convergence of All Stake Holders’ covered various aspects of building an infrastructure for data centers where energy efficiency is most important.The event also showcased all the innovative technologies in HVAC&R industry which can be used to ensure the optimized energy usage in the data centre.”

Shankar Sapaliga, President of ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter & Director of West - 1 of ISHRAE "As President of ASHRAE Mumbai Chapter & Regional Director of West - 1 of ISHRAE, it is my responsibility to organize program for the members jointly. In Addition to the technical program we conduct for members we also organize program for student members like ISTL. Another initiative we have started is organizing IJJ (ISHRAE Job Junction) where we invite industry leading companies and the students for interaction with each other so that students are able to get an insight into companies, which help them when they join the organization."