What's New at Data Center World?

Data Center World is evolving in 2017 with several brand new features at this year's conference! New additions include an expanded exhibit hall (shared with HostingCon), a Security Track in the Exhibit Hall, attendee access to two HostingCon sessions, A Women in the Data Center Meetup, Sweatworking (a daily morning yoga session), an exciting Kevin Mitnick Keynote and a Student Inclusion Program.

An Expanded Exhibit Hall

Good News! The exhibit halls for Data Center World Global 2017 and HostingCon Global 2017 will be combined into one massive show floor. Attendees will be able to discover more products & services and make more connections in the expanded exhibit hall.

View the Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Security Track in the Exhibit Hall

Cybercrime is changing the way we do business. From 2013 to 2015, cybercrime costs quadrupled. Juniper research predicts the same increase will happen from 2015 to 2019, costing businesses $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. As service providers, data breaches can be a huge liability as customers expect full security, whether that is a realistic goal or not. Security sessions explore the latest technologies, mitigation strategies, and criminal techniques. Find out whether your business and customers are at risk. Join us in the exhibit hall for these important Security sessions.

Entry into 2 HostingCon Sessions

New for 2017! We've partnered with our sister event to grant Data Center World All Access and Standard Pass holders access to 2 educational sessions at HostingCon. These sessions include topics related to cutting edge technology and trends, business development and leadership strategy.

Women in the Data Center Meetup

Women working in the data center face their own set of challenges and road blocks. Data Center World is working to break those blocks! Start off the week at Data Center World with some great networking with other ladies in the industry. Meet up after your dinner plans at the LA Hotel Downtown’s Bar9 on Monday, April 3 from 8:00-10:00pm. Grab a drink (no host bar) and network with each other. Make contacts that will be invaluable for your time in LA this week, and for your career. Questions: gina.jahn@penton.com

To compliment this networking event, we are also having our second Women in the Data Center Panel session taking place on Thursday, April 6 from 10:45-11:45am at Data Center World.  Join in on the conversation, the celebration and the recognition of women in the data center!


Join us at the The LA Hotel Downtown for free morning Yoga = Networking  + a little Sweat = Sweatworking! Leave your proposals and business cards behind... come meet and sweat it out on your mats! Forgo the usual handshake, instead get a leg up and sharpen your focus as you balance and network between breaths. Nama-slay your ideas with Yogis On The Move!

Sweatworking Schedule
Tuesday - Thursday at 6:30-7:15am

Location: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
·Please bring your Data Center World or HostingCon badge. Location and instructions will be emailed after you RSVP. 
·RSVP requested but not required via form here.

Kevin Mitnick Keynote

Data Center World is excited to announce Kevin Mitnick will deliver the keynote address at Data Center World Global 2017. Kevin is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker.

Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. Kevin and The Global Ghost Team now maintain a 100 percent successful track record of being able to penetrate the security of any system they are paid to hack into using a combination of technical exploits and social engineering.

Learn more about Kevin Mitnick.

Student Inclusion Program

Not only is the data center seeing an aging global demographic, there is also an increase in demand for personnel. AFCOM and Data Center World are taking action to help this issue and plan for the future by introducing the industry to college students and individuals interested in STEM topics. This session will welcome local area college students to the industry and the event. Immediately following this panel introduction, students will be given a tour of the Data Center World and HostingCon exhibit halls to talk to industry leaders and vendors.

Get more information about the Student Inclusion Program.

Media & Press Hub

Data Center World is working with iMiller Public Relations to help attract more press and media to the conference as well as help amplify the news and announcements originating at the event. iMiller PR is also coordinating meetings between conference exhibitors/sponsors and the press. At the conference, there will be a Media & Press Hub setup that as a place for the media to conduct interviews and publish their articles.

On-Site & Post-Conference Exhibitor Training

Data Center World believes that a successful conference is one where attendees and exhibitors walk away happy. To that end, Data Center World will be holding on-site Exhibitor Success Training. In addition, a post-event exhibitor webinar will be conducted showing best practices for turning conference leads into customers.

Speaker Training Webinars

Data Center World attendees love speakers who draw them in with a good story, a relevant case study, and some easy-to-implement data center tips. This year, we invited all our speakers to a series of 3 webinars with Cliff Kennedy, renowned speech coach and President of Kennedy Speech Communications, to help our speakers create and deliver a presentation that will "Engage, Inspire and Advance".