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European BICSI Conference opens in Dublin

The BICSI European Conference in Dublin, Ireland kicked off yesterday with an address from Irish Minister...


June 23, 2009  


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The BICSI European Conference in Dublin, Ireland kicked off yesterday with an address from Irish Minister of State, Conor Lenihan, who has  responsibility for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources.

 

Lenihan said that Ireland’s 2008 Smart Economy Plan “outlines a strategy for developing an economy via a low-carbon approach, and offers a unique opportunity in the information transport systems (ITS) industry for optimizing the convergence of ICT and energy in order to assure sustainable economic development.

 

Other first day speakers included BICSI president Edward Donelan, who spoke of the importance of the RCDD credential as it relates to providing global connectivity for IP integration on a “massive scale.”

 

Throughout the three-day conference there will be 22 educational sessions including ITS sectors. Emphasis is being placed on the Global Data Centre standards, Green ICT and Fiber Cabling Systems, Next Generation Fibers and Standards, Setting the Standard for Next-Generation Enterprise Networks and Ensuring Fiber Optic System Performance.

 

Exhibitors at the conference are ADC KRONE, Anixter International Ltd., Brand-Rex, Cablines Pro Net Ltd., Chatsworth Products Inc., Corning, CNet, Fineline, Fluke Networks, MaxCell, Mayflex, and Panasonic. The event is sponsored by Corning and Excel.