Pictured above are the invited guests attending the inaugural dinner in Beijing.
Hong Kong – October 8, 2018: Chayora Limited, an international infrastructure investor, developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses in China, is proud to announce becoming a Capital Sponsor of Infrastructure Masons, Inc. (iMasons) and to have led iMasons’ first Local Event in the Asia Pacific region. The inaugural networking dinner was held at the Rosewood Hotel in Beijing, China on 13 September, 2018 and was a fantastic event with 24 specially invited guests attending the dinner, introduced by Oliver Jones of Chayora and led by Dean Nelson of iMasons. The guests represented senior leaders from the Chinese datacentre and telecoms industries as well as international end users and the iMasons advisory panel .
“Growth in the Chinese data economy continues to gather pace,” says Oliver Jones, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chayora. “More data centres are expected to be developed in China in the coming years than in any other nation state and having a local industry professional networking group based on iMasons success in enabling professional sector development in the US and Europe involved will enable world class standards to be developed coherently within China and across the globe.”
There were two topics that stood out in conversation during the evening. First, the talent shortage. This includes the need for new and expanded education efforts to increase the pipeline of talent. Secondly, sharing best practices. This is bi-directional and will help members enhance infrastructure designs and deployments all over the globe. The iMasons community builds and operates the infrastructure for the internet of everything.
Dean Nelson commented: “A huge thank you to the attendees who joined Infrastructure Masons at our first event in China last week! Based on current initiatives and announcement, over the next 5-10 years there will potentially be more data centers built in China than the rest of the world combined. With that level of demand and investment, there will be many opportunities and challenges facing the industry and international businesses that want to be part of the journey. iMasons looks forward to continuing input and support from Chinese companies who are interested in furthering iMasons’ activities in China. “
Following the event with business leaders, iMasons leaders, together with further support from Chayora, held a great session at Tianjin Vocational Institute with an impressive audience of 500 students. As a result, iMasons is considering expanding the iMasons scholarship program to include the Telecoms and Big Data initiative they have established there.
Chayora Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, is wholly-owned by Chayora Holdings Limited, a Cayman Island-based company. Chayora develops hyperscale, world-class designed and operated, scalable data centres and data centre campuses in China. Chayora serves global Fortune 500 companies and premium Chinese data centre operators offering cloud services, ICT services, financial services or other services offerings dependent on intensive, high quality data centre infrastructure in China. Learn more at www.chayora.com.
About Infrastructure Masons
iMasons is a non-profit, professional association made up of individual technology and business leaders around the globe. The community helps members connect, grow and give back and is established in the US and Europe, with 2,000+ active participants in over 60 countries who represent over US$150Bn in infrastructure projects in 139 countries. The organisation was founded by Dean Nelson, Head of Compute at Uber and a long-time leader in data centres and networks. Dean believes that by bringing sector professionals together there can be a focus on their combined experience and expertise to advance the industry, develop their fellow members, empower business and improve the performance of digital infrastructure to better national economies, the environment, and society.
Since its formation, iMasons membership, events, and industry participation have quickly accelerated to over 2,000 members in over 50 countries. It has since developed Local Edition regular meetings around the globe, but a key piece of geography missing was the Asia Pacific region. As a key influencer in the region, the iMasons was delighted to have Chayora help to organize and lead this inaugural event.