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Philip Low Plans for AI Deployment and Decarbonization


Philip Low, Chairman of Platform Markets Group and Managing Director of Headwinds Consultants, has rather a lot on his plate in the meanwhile.

He is gearing up for a main convention geared at digital infrastructure traders that takes a particular curiosity in decarbonizing the availability chain. And because the Managing Director of Headwind Consultants, he is protecting his ear to the bottom on worldwide market entry and associated methods for the digital infrastructure sector. (Famously not rather a lot occurring in that division lately.)

Low not too long ago added yet one more feather to his cap, becoming a member of TeleGeography’s Most popular Companions. This community of telecom professionals represents a deep properly of trade information. And the TeleGeography workforce is thrilled to have such a superb group on pace dial to assist us tackle new and totally different analysis initiatives.   

We wished to introduce our readers to this sensible lineup of companions. Philip was sort sufficient to make the leap first, generously sharing his time to reply just a few questions on his profession trajectory, what he is listening to from his shoppers at Headwind Consultants, and what’s top-of-mind within the trade. Unsurprisingly, this leads us to AI, vitality, and infrastructure funding.

Learn our full chat under.

How did you get into the cloud house? Have been you at all times fascinated by expertise and communication? Was it a cheerful accident?

It was fortuitous, actually. I had been invited to work on analysis within the sector and an opportunity go to an information heart in London started the method of building a convention for amenities throughout Europe.

We invented a cloud product (now a part of one other group) and it expanded from there globally. At this time it’s moved on to AI. 

What do you see as one of the best coaching floor for changing into an professional on this house?

It will rely upon the depth of technical information wanted. Now we have glorious coaching corporations within the UK, for instance.

My view is that conferences additionally function an academic alternative the place, if supplied with excellently researched content material, it invitations trade individuals to find information and perception by means of professional audio system and in high-level networking.

What’s the largest problem your shoppers are going through in 2024?

At the beginning the crucial to decarbonize, now more and more a regulatory requirement.

It seems like many international locations will undertake the rules specified by European laws. A lot of our shoppers are personal fairness companies targeted on digital infrastructure and traders need to guarantee the absence of worth erosion by means of laggard habits in adopting sustainability throughout the board.

Luckily, the information heart trade—the opposite key a part of our buyer base— is considerably superior in decarbonizing their companies and provide chains.

The opposite massive problem is securing energy.

This can turn into extra acute as AI deploys. An evident pattern is shifting to secondary market areas successfully new and under-leveraged areas and markets. This growth has a protracted option to go and can result in new factors of entry to renewable vitality.

The opposite massive problem is securing energy.

This can turn into extra acute as AI deploys. An evident pattern is shifting to secondary market areas successfully new and under-leveraged areas and markets. This growth has a protracted option to go and can result in new factors of entry to renewable vitality.

What’s probably the most misunderstood facet of cloud? Why do you suppose that’s?

Doubtlessly the fee base, which has modified considerably—after all pushed by many elements —and the extent of safety threat now current globally.

These points will not be essentially cloud-specific, however have manifested themselves as cloud has grown.

At this time there stays some misunderstanding about how AI knowledge facilities will essentially change markets, providers, and who supplies them.

You may have a massive Platform World occasion developing in September. (We’ll be there!) What do you suppose everybody might be speaking about in between classes? What’s going to be the headline on everybody’s thoughts?

Good query. So many matters to contemplate and will probably be a really thrilling time this 12 months in Antibes.

It’s inevitable that AI goes to be high of the agenda because it threads by means of all facets of this system. Entry to capital for growth, funding in present and new markets, land and actual property, Edge, funding in vitality transition and its growing significance, connectivity as strategic belongings—subsea and fiber— and the place the market is headed, and influence of macro developments and growing geopolitical threat.

Nonetheless, we see no letup in funding plans throughout the entire of EMEA area and I believe these messages will come by means of very strongly on the occasion.

Now we have lined up an incredible speaker academy and our occasion might be now perceived because the foremost in content material and high-end networking. And. after all, it’s a singular annual alternative to fulfill the cash behind the infrastructure.

 

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