Join Equinix at PTC’21 “New Realities” Virtual Event

Laura Freitas

No matter where you are in the world, this year you’ll have the opportunity to gather as a virtual community, network, learn, and have some fun on PTC. The 2021 “New Realities” edition will be held 100% online from 17 to 20 January 2021.

The Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Vol. 4, our annual market study, predicts that 70% of new value created over the next decade will be based on digitally enabled business models.

We believe digital infrastructure should be your greatest source of competitive advantage, but to get there, you need one place to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure to power your success. Equinix give digital leaders one global platform across more than 63 metros to combine all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to succeed. Schedule a meeting with us to discuss the shifts in the digital economy and how to create digital advantage for your business.

Register for Business Update Sessions and join us to discuss the impact of new technologies on your business and the opportunities that come with it.

Also, be sure to include these speaking sessions to your agenda for the week:

Data Infrastructure
w/ Eric Schwartz, Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Monday, 18 January 2021
12:30–1:00 pm
Auditorium, Online Conference Platform

This panel of global executives will discuss trends driving the demand for more data center infrastructure, and a view across regions as to where companies plan to deploy more capital to meet this demand.

Diversity and Inclusion as a Business Imperative in our New Reality
w/ Bruce Owen, VP Employee & Community Impact

Monday, 18 January 2021
2:30–3:00 pm
Auditorium, Online Conference Platform

Diversity and Inclusion – now Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – have been on corporations’ lists of priorities for a number of years. Starting with the #MeToo movement, and building to a crescendo in the United States Black Lives Matter protests, and more broadly, there has been a tectonic shift in that focus in 2020. In this session, “Diversity and Inclusion as a Business Imperative in Our New Reality”, we will explore these challenges and opportunities from the perspective of the world’s digital infrastructure company (Equinix) and a leading Middle East investment firm (Emirates Investment Authority). It is a fireside chat format and will explore the challenges and approaches to achieve true diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations, particularly in the context of a post-pandemic world.

Subsea Cable Workshop: subcable regional round-up
w/ Alex Vaxmonsky, Director Ecosystem Development​

​Monday, 18 January 2021

Keeping with tradition, PTC’21’s annual Submarine Cable Workshop will start with an around-the world project update. We’ll hear from experts from each corner of the globe talk about new cable initiatives and issues in each region. We’re lucky to have APTelecom chair the session in 2021. With the subsea cable market continuing strong for yet another year, tune in to find out all of the important happenings.

Business Update

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

8:00 – 9:00 am PST (Time slot 1 of 2 – Americas & EMEA)

6:00 – 7:00 pm PST (Time slot 2 of 2 – Americas & APAC)​

It’s not magic… or maybe it is! To incorporate a little fun into our Equinix Business Update and networking event, we’ve hired some incredible magicians (Digital Deception) specializing in online tricks that will baffle and amaze you. The event will provide us a platform to highlight new, important industry announcements and the impact on customers and partners. In addition, Equinix subject matter experts will be hosting Table Topics where you can go from “table” to “table” gathering cutting-edge industry info from on the following topics:

  • 4 Ways to Expand Your Network Services with Equinix Fabric
  • Why Equinix for 5G
  • Leveraging Marketplace & Matchmaker to unleash the power of the Equinix Ecosystem and identify opportunities with your customers.
  • Providing Digital Advantage at Software Speed
  • What’s New in Subsea Cable
  • Equinix New IBX Markets: A World of Possibilities

Register for one of two timing options here.

And check out these blog posts to warm-up for the dive into changes in the ICT industry:

Three Transforms Its Network for 5G Rollout on Platform Equinix
Changing the Way Digital Business Connects
Subsea Cable Connectivity Key to Accelerating Digital Transformation
Asia-Pacific Hit New Heights in 2020
Equinix and Bell Canada Partnership Set to Accelerate Digital Business
Equinix Metal: Metal and More!


70% of new value created over the next decade will be based on digitally enabled business models.

Laura Freitas
Laura Freitas Communication Specialist, Equinix