Creating the Network Infrastructure Connecting Tomorrows World

07:45 - 08:30

Registration & Coffee

08:25 - 08:30

Creating the Network Infrastructure. Connecting Tomorrows World


08:30 - 08:45

Welcome from BICSI


08:45 - 09:10

The Transformation of EN50600 Towards an ISO/IEC Standard – the Implications for 3rd Party Certification

Click here to Download Mark Acton's Presentation 

This presentation explores the emergence of EN 50600 as the official European data centre Standard and the ongoing development of EN 50600 into a true global data centre Standard currently designated as ISO/IEC TS 22237.

 The true meaning of certification against a standard will also be discussed as will the future of data centre certification against genuine Standards.



09:10 - 09:35

Update on ANSI002 and Introducing the New BICSI 009 Data Centre Operations Standard

Click here to Download Barry Shambrook's Presentation

Barry will look at the need for standards in the ICT industry and how BICSI are addressing this through their global thought leadership. He will give an update on the latest standards from BICSI which include a major revision to BICSI 002 – Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, and the new BICSI 009 - Data Center Operations and Maintenance. He will also give some information on the planned development of BICSI 007 - Intelligent Buildings.


09:35 - 10:00

Power and Telecommunications Cabling – the Impact of CPR


10:00 - 10:25

A Code of Practice on the application of cabling standards in the Healthcare Sector

Click here to Download Mike Andersson's Presentation 

We are seeing the start of the 'digital revolution' in healthcare. For it to succeed, all hospitals need data networks which can support constant and frequent increases in demand. That objective can only be achieved if underlying network cabling meets requirements and conformance to the relevant standards is the best way of ensuring this.

Mike's talk will cover the reasons for developing the forthcoming IET Code of Practice Building Infrastructures for Healthcare ICT then outline what the document covers as well as the benefits it will bring not only to healthcare organisations but also to cabling designers, specifiers and consultants as well as others in the industry.


10:25 - 10:30

Morning Q&A

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Coffee Break & Networking (held in the Exhibition Area)

11:00 - 11:25

Creating a Cable Pathway Through a Building

Click here to Download Paul Martin's Presentation

Key Areas Addressed:

As of the 1st January 2019, UK electrical installations standards will require the wiring systems within a building to be adequately supported against their premature collapse in the event of a fire.

Previously just a requirement of escape routes, the BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition provides a substantial update which will improve the electrical safety of buildings across the UK.

Sitting against the backdrop of the Dame Judith Hackitt Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety Final Report, this session will provide guidance and recommendations to best specify Cable Containment Systems to maximise fire safety and explain how to create a cable pathway through a building

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • The CPR Regulation in terms of cables
  • The BS 7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition, with a particular focus on escape routes and premature collapse
  • Requirements for the installation of telecommunications cabling
  • The important factors around the selection and installation of cabling for life safety and fire fighting applications and its relationship to Cable Management Systems


  • Paul Martin Business Development Manager - Legrand Group
11:25 - 11:50

Firestop and challenges to airflow containment in critical facilities

Click here to Download Jessica Bello-Salguero's Presentation 

Fire is one of the most significant causes of downtime in data center failures.

Frequent cabling changes complicate Firestop maintenance practices, increasing risk and compromising airflow integrity.

Key Areas addressed

  1. What is firestop and why it is especially important when designing cable runs in critical facilities?
  2. How firestop affects airflow and prevents the spread of contaminants
  3. What designers need to understand to protect assets and improve airflow performance when specifying Firestop solutions in mission critical facility

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Risk of fire in mission critical facilities & principles of fire protection strategies
  • Firestop in codes, regulations and test standards
  • Design strategies to reduce risks associated with frequent cabling moves, adds and changes
  • Firestop solutions for superior airflow control


11:50 - 12:15

5G, IoT and the Edge… Enabling Industry 4.0

Click here to Download David Terrar's Presentation

What is Industry 4.0, why is it important, where we are with it, and how it is underpinned by 5g, IoT and the Edge (including a reality check and the shape of things to come)

Key Areas Addressed:

  1. We are in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  2. What is Industry 4.0 and why is it important
  3. Why is 5g, IoT and the Edge vital for I4.0 to work?
  4. Where are we at and what does the future look like?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • The current disruptive technology landscape
  • The whys and wherefores and where we are at with Industry 4.0
  • The importance of 5g, IoT and cloud at the edge
  • What comes now and next?


  • David Terrar Executive Advisor - Bloor Research International Limited
12:15 - 12:40

Key Trends Affecting the Structured Cabling Market

Click here to download Lone Hansen's Presentation

Lone will give an overview of the market for structured cabling both globally and for the UK. She will look at the most important developments in the market including megatrends such as the explosion of data, cloud computing, IoT as well as day to day factors affecting the market such as price erosion, mergers & acquisitions, CPR regulation, convergence and PoE. The presentation will also provide some estimates of the effect of convergence on the structured cabling market.


  • Lone Hansen Research Manager IT Cabling & Associated Technologies - BSRIA
12:40 - 13:05

Panel Discussion – What’s the Fuss, its Only Another ‘G’!


  • David Terrar Executive Advisor - Bloor Research International Limited


13:05 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch (held in the Exhibition Area)

14:00 - 14:25

Remote Powering Over New and Legacy Cabling

Click here to Download Mike Gilmore's Presentation

Reviewing the latest European and international cabling standards for the installation of cabling to support remote powering

Key Areas Addressed:

  1. Thermal Behaviour of Laid and Bundled Cables and Equations
  2. Laid cables and bundled cables
  3. Installation Categories RP1-RP3
  4. 4-pair and 1-pair cables

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Inclusions within tender responses
  • Location of relevant data


14:25 - 14:50

Achieving & Maintaining Infrastructure Performance

Click here to Download Nigel Hedges Presentation 

New twisted pair and fibre installations are expected to provide excellent performance, but this is often not the case. As the installation ages and evolves, performance disappears for no apparent reason. Identifying the reasons and addressing them requires best practice and discipline.

Key Areas Addressed:

  1. Know what exists: baselining infrastructure performance
  2. Recognising gaps in performance criteria
  3. Best practice policies and processes for maintaining high performance
  4. Identifying ‘danger zones’ in general operating practices.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Better and best practices for enhancing infrastructure performance.
  • Small investments lead to significant improvements in bandwidth
  • Protecting connectivity quality is key to maximum performance.
  • False economies are the enemy of high performance infrastructure.


  • Nigel Hedges Distributor Account Manager - Fluke Networks UK
14:50 - 15:15

The Emergence of PON (Passive Optical Networks) in the Enterprise

Click here to Download Paul Cave's Presentation

How Passive Optical LANs are finding acceptance by a wider audience.

Key Areas Addressed:

  1. History of the Technology
  2. What makes it so attractive
  3. Capex and Opex savings
  4. The future

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Cost Justifications
  • Understanding the terms used in the technology


  • Paul Cave Technical Product Manager - Excel Networks
15:15 - 15:40

Future-Proof an Existing Multimode Fibre Cabling Infrastructure to Support Increasing Bandwidth Demand

Click here to download Kevin Lengle's Presentation

Is transforming multimode fibers into single-mode fibers possible?

The presentation will go over existing techniques to upgrade multimode cabling infrastructure capacity. Firstly, physical limitations of multi-mode fibers (MMFs) will be addressed by explaining the modal dispersion effect and its consequences on transmission capacity.

Secondly, introducing several use cases from standard LAN layouts to POLAN with the ever-growing demand for higher bandwidth, it will be highlighted that the usual solutions to overcome legacy MMFs capacity limitations, e.g. mode conditioning patchcord or deploying new fibers and some others, are not always suitable or viable options for users and installers.

Finally, the focus will then be on the modal aspect of the light travelling in MMFs as the key to higher bandwidths. An innovative emerging technology will be introduced, then applied to the previous use cases and shown as a new tool to overcome modal dispersion and harness the full capacity of MMFs.


15:40 - 16:00

Tea Break & Networking

16:00 - 16:45

Panel Discussion – Creating Smart Buildings for the Future



16:45 - 17:00

Close from Chair, BICSI UK & Ireland