Educational Session Schedule

Monday, April 03
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   515B
  • Session Number:  CB1
  • Monday, April 03, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
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Monday, April 03
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  R1
  • Monday, April 03, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Monday, April 03
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cloud Computing, as we know it today, celebrated its first decade in 2016. Starting from humble beginnings, cloud has challenged every aspect of “traditional” IT. Cloud brings as much misunderstanding as it does real business value. This session brings focus and clarity to the economics of cloud, the challenges to...
Speakers
John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management
ESRI
Speaker

Jack Story

Chief Technologist
HPE
Speaker

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Attend this panel session to obtain an understanding of the risks facing the data center and cloud business sectors. Informed professionals understand that risks can be both challenges and opportunities. Recognizing these issues is a starting point to effectively management. Join us for thought provoking perspectives as we discuss the...
Speakers
Mike Andrea

Director
Strategic Directions
Speaker

Rich Hill

President
Data Clean Corporation
Speaker

Jim Nelson

President / Chairman of Board
Business Continuity Services, Inc. / ICOR
Speaker

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You just got approval for your data center expansion or new build. Then a bit of panic sets in. What do I know about construction, I’m IT? This workshop session is for IT centric attendees who want to understand more about the construction process involving new builds, renovations, or significant...
Speakers
Mr.  Tad Davies

Senior Vice President
Bick Consulting Services
Speaker

Mr  Bill Doty

General Manager - Data Center Services, Information Technology
C.H. Robinson
Speaker

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Monday, April 03
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   515B
  • Session Number:  NL1
  • Monday, April 03, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Monday, April 03
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  CE1:
  • Monday, April 03, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Blockchain is the most disruptive technology to have emerged since the Internet, Mobile and Cloud that fundamentally alters the way business, governments and other entities run in a secure way. With foundations in cryptography and distributed processing, Blockchain decentralizes, dis-intermediates and simplifies processes and transactions thus offering tremendous value. The...
Speaker
Mr.  Ravi Meduri

Vice President - Engineering Services
Innominds Software India Private Limited
Speaker

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For many data centers, energy costs are the second largest operational expense after employee salaries/benefits. Many leading data center executives are being encouraged to manage and reduce this ever growing expense. Creating and executing an Energy Master Plan for your data centers will save money, reduce maintenance costs, and increase...
Speakers
Geoffrey Overland

CEO
Critical Efficiency, Inc.
Speaker

Michael Stachowiak

Principal Engineer
Critical Efficiency, Inc.
Speaker

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The industrial infrastructure of your data center is a new cyberattack surface. HVAC, video surveillance, power conditioning, fire suppression, and other critical infrastructure systems offer alarming new apertures to your critical systems and data.
Speakers
Francis Cianfrocca

Founder
Bayshore Networks
Speaker

Susan Lutz

Vice President - Business Development & Sales
Bayshore Networks
Co-Speaker

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Demand for data center space is at an all-time high, but what do you do when there is no space available in the market where you need to be? In this joint presentation, Chris Curtis, SVP of Development, Compass Datacenters and Dan Bowman of the City of Allen Economic Development...
Speakers
Dan Bowman

Executive Director & CEO
Allen Economic Development Corporation
Co-Speaker

Chris Curtis

SVP of Development
Compass Datacenters
Co-Speaker

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When it comes to the cloud, many companies opt for a combination of on-premise architecture, managed services and IaaS. This hybrid approach enables them to leverage existing infrastructure and maintain control of sensitive data in-house, while also efficiently expanding computing capacity and achieving scale as well as cost savings. Securing...
Speaker
Mr  Sagi Brody

CTO
Webair
Speaker

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Monday, April 03
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

The benefits of a Software-Defined Data Center are many, but there are practical issues being experienced by early and mainstream adopters. How is existing equipment repurposed? How is new equipment seamlessly introduced? How should Controls and Management be implemented in a software layer? This session will present best practices for...
Speaker
Enzo Greco

VP & GM, Software Data Center Solutions
Vertiv
Speaker

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The explosion of unstructured data shows no sign of slowing. Analysts predict that the growth of data is 40 percent to 60 percent, but for unstructured data in the enterprise, the growth rate can be up to 80 percent. Despite best efforts and significant investments, organizations lack visibility into ownership...
Speaker
Dennis Wenk

Director, Global Advisory Consulting Resiliency & Continuity
Veritas Technologies LLC
Speaker

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  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  CE6:
  • Monday, April 03, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
It seems cloud technologies are changing daily but what are the emerging cloud services that you should be paying attention to? Gil Granados Security Analyst, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSK will delve into three emerging cloud technologies to keep an eye on and provide an overview as to why they can...
Speaker
Gil Granados

Sr. Security Analyst - CISSP, CCSK, CISM, CISA
Esri

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The need to make infrastructure more portable and distributed in an effective and repeatable way required a new approach. Research shows that running infrastructures on bare-metal environments can deliver better price and performance benefits, especially when compared with virtualized servers, and provide the flexibility needed to modernize any existing infrastructure...
Speaker
Mr  Danial Faizullabhoy

President and CEO
Cypherpath
Speaker

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Monday, April 03
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room:   Level 500 Rooms Foyer
  • Session Number:  RB1
  • Monday, April 03, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Monday, April 03
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  CE9:
  • Monday, April 03, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Unikernels are the future of cloud infrastructure and represent a seismic shift in how we deal with servers. They solve security problems and greatly reduce resource utilization, however, unikernels are expected to create massive disruption in data center business models as they turn everything we know about software on it's...
Speaker
Ian Eyberg

Founder
DeferPanic, Inc.
Speaker

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The advantages of OpenStack in the enterprise are well-documented: agility, flexibility, lack of vendor lock-in, focus on enterprise applications vs. infrastructure, etc. But the reality is that despite great advancements, OpenStack remains challenging for most organizations to implement. Stories of the Fortune 100 adopting OpenStack are inspirational, but many organizations...
Speaker
Mr  Grant Kirkwood

CTO and founder
Unitas Global
Speaker

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With over 70% of organizations using hybrid infrastructure, you need an implementation roadmap. Learn what's driving adoption, what to put in the cloud first, and how to introduce hybrid IT alongside your on-premise assets.
Speaker
Steven Dreher

Director of Solutions Architecture
Green House Data
Speaker

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  • Room:   515A
  • Session Number:  CE2:
  • Monday, April 03, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Microgrids will change the energy landscape of data centers. Cutting edge implementations that lead to higher efficiencies, greater redundancy, better financials while exceeding social corporate responsibilities. Most Data Centers with back-up power generators could be considered Microgrids. However, the proliferation of renewable energy resources, energy storage, and Combined Heat and...
Speakers
Peter Asmus

Principal Research Analyst
Navigant
Panelist

Carsten Baumann

Manager, North American Operations
Schneider Electric
Moderator

Phil Consiglio

Manager, Federal & Energy Related Services
Southern California Edison
Panelist

Andy Haun

CTO Microgrids
Schneider Electric
Panelist

Mick Wasco

Energy Program Manager
MCAS Miramar
Panelist

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According to the latest Department of Energy statistics, U.S. data centers consumed 70 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2014 – two percent of the country's total energy consumption. Robust battery backup is key to ensuring reliable power supply for data centers. But what happens to data center batteries when they...
Speaker
Mr  Steve Cotton

CCO
Aqua Metals
Speaker

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In a Mission Critical facility there is a lot at stake. So, you prepare by providing the very best in reliability, redundancy, and capability, but is that all you need? Well, no. You need people. You need the RIGHT people who have the knowledge and capability of reacting appropriately, following...
Speaker
Bryon Price

Global Director - Critical Environments Training
JLL & The ICOR

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Tuesday, April 04
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   Petree Hall C
  • Session Number:  CB2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
  • Tracks: 

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Tuesday, April 04
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  R2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Tuesday, April 04
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  KEY2:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
The development of new cloud services is moving at an astounding rate.  The services at the heart of cloud innovation today such as Big Data or AI weren’t possible just a short time ago.  The emergence of hyperscale cloud computing has helped enable these innovations; and for those of us...
Speaker
Kushagra Vaid

General Manager, Azura Cloud Infrastructure
Microsoft Corp.
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 04
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This session will discuss the role of automation & maintenance best practices in the data center. We will explore how the combination of automation & maintenance best practices can drive optimal performance by extending equipment life, increasing reliability, reducing energy usage, operational expenses, and life cycle costs. Utilizing the experience...
Speakers
Mr.  Eric Bartlett

Principal
Technology Management, Inc.
Panelist

Bob Flynn

VP Operations
Air Force One Inc.
Panelist

Jeff Keller

Corporate Technical Sales Manager
ABCO Fire, LLC
Panelist

Larry Lemasters

Director of Business Development
MIOX Corporation
Panelist

Thomas McKinney CFM

Director, Data Center Development
Forsythe Data Centers, Inc.
Panelist

Mr.  Chris Papp

VP Sales - Enterprise Accounts
Air Force One, Inc.
Moderator

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Explore the advantages of leveraging infrastructure beyond the four walls of your data center like Cloud, SaaS, PaaS, DRaaS. The pressure for IT organizations to increase agility, accessibility and availability while reducing costs is the new norm. Staying more dynamic is the trend for organizations while driving greater efficiencies and...
Speaker
Mr.  David Sipes

Global Data Center & Platform Services Manager
Jacobs Engineering
Speaker

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AWS public cloud services are certainly attractive from cost and speed of deployment perspectives, but many people are overlooking another benefit - potentially better security than on-prem solutions.  Best in class physical security, extensive and mature platform security practices, broadly integrated event logs, and the availability of third-party automated analysis...
Speaker
Patrick Crowley

Founder and CTO
Observable Networks
Speaker

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Demand on existing and demand for new technologies is increasing at a rapid pace. This results in a growing number of companies being faced with critical decisions surrounding their data center requirements. From On-Prem to Off-Prem, Micro to Macro, Capex or Opex, this session will focus heavily on the spectrum...
Speaker
Laura Cunningham

Data Center Consultant
HPE Technology Consulting
Speaker

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This session unravels the complexities and differences of DCIM and will explore the best methods to prepare and implement it, including considering existing infrastructure equipment coupled with how to identify efficiencies and the benefits and savings associated with this.
Speaker
Leland Sparks

Instructor
CNet Training
Speaker

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Hear insights and recommendations about best practices when deploying DCI in challenging conditions, such as a limited CAPEX budget, unpredictable traffic growth, vulnerable data breach environments and more. This technical session directed toward directors/managers of data centers/IT/networking project managers will address these lessons learned from actual DCI implementations: • Cost-effectiveness:...
Speakers
Jay Gill

Principle Product Marketing Manager
Infinera
Speaker

Carl Todd

Director of Sales
Telamon
Speaker

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  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  UN1:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
These peer-moderated, 60-minute open forum sessions will provide you the opportunity to network within your industry with people that face your same pain points. UN-sessions - set in the round - will be focused on real-world stories about your failures and successes and give you valuable information to take back...
Speaker
TBD TBD

TBD
TBD
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 04
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

With the current hype around Devops and public cloud, it is easy to forget that automation offers huge advantages to private cloud and colocation providers too. This session will cover some automation functions that have proven useful in a private cloud setting over the last five years. We will also...
Speaker
Joel Sprague

Principal Systems Engineer
General Dynamics Information Technology
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The growth of IoT is outpacing the ability for IT departments to establish sufficient security controls. Each new IoT connected device potentially creates a new point of vulnerability. In this presentation, Chris Crosby, CEO, Compass Datacenters, will identify and discuss the problems associated with current networks in relation to the...
Speaker
Chris Crosby

CEO
Compass Datacenters
Speaker

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Data centers encapsulate the most valuable assets of a modern organization. Many newly constructed or planned critical facilities combine a physically protected building with a high tier objective. Cooling systems as well as generators require massive airflow in order to transfer the heat to the environment. This contradicts with the...
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Mr.  Shimon Katz

Chief Engineer for Special Projects
Electra M&E, Israel
Speaker

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We live in a technology driven world. Every possible business processes has been automated; automated to the point where Information Technology is deeply embedded in the operating fabric of the organization. The modern organization is now highly dependent on information technology. Simultaneously, and quite unintentionally, information technology has introduced new,...
Speaker
Dennis Wenk

Director, Global Advisory Consulting Resiliency & Continuity
Veritas Technologies LLC
Speaker

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Data center connectivity continues to become more complicated requiring more expertise at all levels. Who does what? Need it yesterday? Make versus buy? Expectations met? Explore customer/supplier cooperation with Total Cable Solutions and special guests through specific case studies and data center project experiences. Collective wisdom is always a plus...
Speaker
Mr.  Charles Hoskins

CEO
Total Cable Solutions
Moderator

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  • Room:   503
  • Session Number:  UN2:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
These peer-moderated, 60-minute open forum sessions will provide you the opportunity to network within your industry with people that face your same pain points. UN-sessions - set in the round - will be focused on real-world stories about your failures and successes and give you valuable information to take back...
Speaker
TBD TBD

TBD
TBD
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 04
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   Concourse Hall
  • Session Number:  NL2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
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Tuesday, April 04
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The data center enterprise solution continues to evolve and transform in 2017. Learn the fundamental concepts underlying the transformation. What impacts the corporate/management decision of the data center solution? A vendor neutral overview of total cost of ownership vs. risk.
Speaker
Mr.  Mark Evanko

Principal - Engineer
BRUNS-PAK
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With data center security there are many variables to consider and address and in this session, we’ll explore key security functions to address within the data center. We’ll also address which technologies are important to overall security, how to evaluate risk levels, auditing data center activity to manage access control...
Speaker
Mr  Mark Bonde

Sr Account Manager
Parallel Technologies, Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  CE12:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
The rise of colocation and cloud services is growing at approximately 10% per year, with cloud growth rates more than double that number, as the digitization of the world expands the global need for IT compute and storage capacity. Major metropolitan areas are shifting toward fewer but larger data centers....
Speaker
Matthew Weil

Business Development Manager
Vertiv
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Apart from responding to rapidly growing bandwidth demands, data centers must address infrastructure changes, including facilities changes, to satisfy customer requirements for time-to-market. Programmable infrastructure refers to the ability to programmatically access and reconfigure infrastructure elements on the fly; SDN/NFV plays a major role in achieving this goal. The skill...
Speaker
Mr  Jim Martin

Vice President, Technology
INOC
Speaker

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  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  UN3:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tracks: 
These peer-moderated, 60-minute open forum sessions will provide you the opportunity to network within your industry with people that face your same pain points. UN-sessions - set in the round - will be focused on real-world stories about your failures and successes and give you valuable information to take back...
Speaker
TBD TBD

TBD
TBD
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 04
1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

This presentation will describe why Penn State, a research level one university chose to build 2 new data centers, in the age of the cloud! In particular this session will describe the distributed nature of IT in Higher Ed, the approach and the partnerships necessary to accomplish our goals of...
Speakers
Mark Campbell

Technical Operations Manager
Penn State, Data Center Services
Panelist

Todd Fehd

Project Director
Holder Construction Company
Panelist

Joe Hollo

Director of Critical Environments
CH2M
Panelist

Jason Moore

Lead Facilities Engineer, Data Center Services
Penn State University
Panelist

Monica Reed

PE Project Manager
Penn State, Data Center Services
Panelist

Mr.  Mark Saussure

Director
Penn State, Data Centers Services
Panelist

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Tuesday, April 04
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The lines between colocation, enterprise hosting, private cloud, and managed services continue to blur. As business models mature, this makes it increasingly tough to stay focused, identify the right clients and partners, and maintain pricing power. During this session, we’ll look at 10 strategies that colocation providers are using to...
Speaker
Joshua Feinberg

Vice President and Co-Founder
SP Home Run Inc.
Speaker

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Rated ‘high’ in Gartner’s latest “Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Protection” report, network security policy management (NSPM) offers multiple services for data centers handling network security operations with firewall policy management, complex policy change workflows/compliance audits, and management of multiple firewall vendors. But what’s driving this demand?
Speaker
Ms  Pamela Cyr

Senior Vice President of Business Development
Tufin
Speaker

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  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  CE10:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
With the updates to the TIA-942 standard approaching, including the addition of new fiber standards and connector platforms to achieve upcoming high-speed requirements (such as 25, 40, 50, 100 and 400Gb), optical infrastructure performance has never been more critical. The reliability and performance of a data center’s optical connectivity becomes...
Speaker
Rick Dallmann

Sr. Data Center Infrastructure Architect
CABLExpress
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Using proven security fundamentals, this session will explore the practical application of mitigation strategies related aggressor models. We will deconstruct single and multi-threat scenarios and discuss methodologies for holistic security program planning for new and existing sites.
Speaker
Mr  Robert Lomb

Senior Specialist
Mead & Hunt Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   511A
  • Session Number:  UN4:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
These peer-moderated, 60-minute open forum sessions will provide you the opportunity to network within your industry with people that face your same pain points. UN-sessions - set in the round - will be focused on real-world stories about your failures and successes and give you valuable information to take back...
Speaker
TBD TBD

TBD
TBD
Moderator

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Tuesday, April 04
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Level 500 Rooms Foyer
  • Session Number:  RB2
  • Tuesday, April 04, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Tuesday, April 04
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  KEY1:
  • Tuesday, April 04, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
People are the weakest security link. They can be manipulated or influenced into unknowingly helping hackers break into their organization’s computers. You’ll learn how easily you can be an unsuspecting victim who can be manipulated into handing over the keys the kingdom, if you haven’t done so already. Kevin Mitnick...
Speaker
Kevin Mitnick


Keynote

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Tuesday, April 04
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Room:   Petree Plaza
  • Session Number:  OR
  • Tuesday, April 04, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Wednesday, April 05
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   Petree Hall C
  • Session Number:  CB3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
  • Tracks: 

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Wednesday, April 05
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  R3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 

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Wednesday, April 05
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  KEY3:
  • Wednesday, April 05, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Interconnection is an essential ingredient for digital transformation. Today’s enterprises are operating their essential business applications in a cloud infrastructure. Compute intensive and latency sensitive workloads require a new way of thinking. From DevOps to the end-user experience, an architecture based on interconnection delivers the best application and data performance...

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Wednesday, April 05
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

With a number of highly visible outages that have shut down businesses, grounded thousands of planes, and caused havoc with commerce, data centers need to review their backup plans, infrastructures, and assess vulnerabilities – on a regular basis. As part of that process, they need to review power distribution. In...
Speaker
Kevin Longo

National Manager-Power Solutions
Raritan, a brand of Legrand
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Anritsu Company
Data center operations struggle to install, verify and troubleshoot client connections and data center interconnects requiring a hand-held, all-in-one tool for testing and troubleshooting interconnects between servers, switches and routers at all data rates. This brief presentation describes the capabilities and ease of use of the Anritsu MT1x00A Network Master...
Speaker
Daniel Gonzalez

Business Development Manager
Anritsu Company
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There is a growing trend towards non-raised data center designs. The idea is to save the cost of the raised floor and simply flood the room with cold air. But air is a lazy beast, especially when it is cold. In this session attendees will be shown a variety of...
Speaker
Paul Bemis

President
Applied Math Modeling, Inc.
Speaker

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The COO and the AVP of IT of Concordia Plan Services will discuss the transition from a single outsourced provider model to a hybrid model of colocation, managed services, and cloud. They will share insights as to how and why this transition was pursued from an IT and as well...
Speakers
William Hofrichter

Vice President and COO
Concordia Plan Services of the Lutheran Church
Speaker

Mark Ross

Assistant Vice President
Concordia Plan Services
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  SCHURTER, Inc.
Switching to DC power in data centers creates the opportunity to increase efficiency and reduce costs. This presentation focuses on SCHURTER’s developments of 400 VDC connectors according to the new IEC standard 62735-1, and provides an outlook to the future of targeted innovations in the area of DC appliance couplers...
Speaker
Jonas Bachmann

Product Manager, Components Division
SCHURTER, Inc.
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  ABB Inc.
Are you gathering and interpreting data from a myriad of disparate systems to successfully and efficiently run your data center? Simplify protection and monitoring with smart- and micro- grid protocol and a more open industrial control. Join this session to review smart devices and solutions that can result in a...
Speaker
Brian Davis

Data Center Industry Segment Leader, North America
ABB Inc.
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Data Center topologies are moving from Three Layer to Leaf and Spine. Along with Leaf and Spine Software Defined Networking is helping the move to Converged Infrastructure and Hyperconvergence. As the individual components for computing are coming in smaller packages such as 1u and 2u rack unit machines the cabling...
Speaker
Dave Fredricks

Data Center Infrastructure Architect
CABLExpress
Speaker

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  • Room:   503
  • Session Number:  CE5:
  • Wednesday, April 05, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Managing and leading rapid change is now critical. Understanding new Trends, Best Practices, Tools and skills needed to drive business value is the key for your organization and yourself to remain relevant. Prepare and understand the new hybrid IT and Data Center models, know the business value that is driving...
Speaker
Greg Stover

Software & Solutions Manager; Data Center Solutions, Western US
Emerson

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Wednesday, April 05
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   515A
  • Session Number:  CE3:
  • Wednesday, April 05, 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Ask most data center builders and many will tell you data center builds are declining. Are Cloud providers replacing Data Centers, Collocations and employees managing them. Or is this perception and hype from Cloud providers. Or is virtualization reducing the need for new data centers. Hear end users and industry...
Speakers
Mike Andrea

Director
Strategic Directions
Panelist

Mr  Bill Doty

General Manager - Data Center Services, Information Technology
C.H. Robinson
Panelist

Rodney Nelson

Data Center Lead Information Systems & Technology (IST)
ESRI
Panelist

John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management
ESRI
Panelist

Jason Shepard

Managing Principal
Cresa MCS
Moderator

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Wednesday, April 05
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

While the term Delta T may be commonly used in the industry, there is much misunderstanding about where and why temperatures are changing in computer rooms. While two ΔT’s are commonly known, there are actually four different ΔT’s which directly relate to the health of the data center. Understanding the...
Speaker
Lars Strong P.E.

Senior Engineer
Upsite Technologies
Speaker

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Why enterprise firms should develop and continually revise their IT strategy to avoid miss-directing capital. Many data centers are in need of upgrades while a long-term strategy is developed. Developing a right-fit long-term strategy takes times and expertise. As urgent needs pile up, including failing equipment, running out of space/power/cooling,...
Speaker
Gary Davis

Principal, Data Center Practice
PlanNet
Speaker

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Fiber optic port tapping is a smart way to monitor network traffic for performance, to identify network trouble spots, and to analyze security risks in the organization. Designing and installing Fiber Optic TAPs presents multiple challenges as you need to minimize the loss associated with additional network connections, keep the...
Speaker
Dave Mullen

Senior Product Manager, Fiber Optic Systems
Leviton Network Solutions
Speaker

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  • Room:   503
  • Session Number:  CE11:
  • Wednesday, April 05, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
As the fastest growing market segment, colocation data centers have a lot to live up to. They need to be able to better address such factors as cashflow, time compression to be able to go to market faster, scalability, standardization and holistic integration. So how far has market adoption come?...
Speaker
Jay Hendrix

Portfolio Manager, Data Centers, North America Region, Building Technologies Division
Siemens Industry Inc.
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Southco
Most data center buildings have a series of gates, mantraps and biometric readers securing the building perimeter and high value rooms. Once inside the data center, cabinets are often left unattended and locked with only a basic, mechanical key. Rack Level Security enables data centers to secure its cabinets to...
Speakers
Mr  Mike Fahy

Business Development Manager, EAS
Southco, Inc.
Co-Speaker

Steve Spatig

General Manager, EAS
Southco, Inc.
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Server Technology
Coming soon.

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Sponsored by:  Chatsworth Products
Many IT organizations invest in intelligent equipment at the cabinet level but are not able to reap the benefits due to significant costs and labor associated with networking and managing disparate equipment. CPI’s eConnect® ecosystem, along with Power IQ® for eConnect software, allow IT organizations to simplify and cost-effectively manage...
Speakers
James Cerwinski

Director, Product Marketing
Sunbird Software
Co-Speaker

Ashish Moondra

Sr. Product Manager of Power
Chatsworth Products
Speaker

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We will explore the financial and technical impact of virtualization, migration to 40/100G switches, ToR and other connectivity technologies will have on planning and preparing for tomorrow's Data Center equipment.
Speaker
Tom Hodson

Solution Architect
Total Cable Solutions
Speaker

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Wednesday, April 05
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   West Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL3
  • Wednesday, April 05, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Wednesday, April 05
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

2016 saw a continuation of some cyber-security threats, as well as the emergence of some attack types and trends. Ransom attacks, political hacks, and new dynamics around the accessibility and capability of attack tools have added even more challenges to security. This session will explore some of the latest evolutions...
Speaker
Ron Winward

Security Evangelist
Radware
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Wednesday, April 05
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room:   Data Center World Global Networking Lounge
  • Session Number:  EHD1
  • Wednesday, April 05, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
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Wednesday, April 05
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Speakers
Mr.  Jelmer Verkleij

CTO
Patchman B.V.
Speaker

Ron Winward

Security Evangelist
Radware
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Wednesday, April 05
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   West Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  EHR
  • Wednesday, April 05, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Thursday, April 06
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   Petree Hall C
  • Session Number:  CB4
  • Thursday, April 06, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
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Thursday, April 06
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   West Hall Foyer
  • Session Number:  R4
  • Thursday, April 06, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Thursday, April 06
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   Petree Hall D
  • Session Number:  KEY4:
  • Thursday, April 06, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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The threats we face in the homeland are diverse. We have to prepare for natural disasters, civil unrest that ignites for various reasons, and man-made threats such as cyber which continue to become a greater threat every day. Keeping pace with the demands of protecting our nation requires the brave...
Speaker
Daniel Hokanson

Lieutant General - Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau
National Guard Bureau
Keynote

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Thursday, April 06
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

With the recent heightened awareness on cyber threats and attacks, some entities have taken extreme measures to implement physical security controls, while others have taken a more basic approach. Are locked doors and alarm pin codes enough? Does a facility need to have armed guards and monitored surveillance? Somewhere in...
Speaker
Brandon Kehl

Senior Physical Security Project Manager
Burns & McDonnell
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In the data center world, building redundancy into a system is an essential component of a company’s strategy — from adding backup generators to running parallel servers. But have you ever stopped to ask the question, “Can you be too redundant?” In this session, we’ll explore how to determine if...
Speaker
Tim Kittila

Director of the Data Center Practice
Parallel Technologies
Speaker

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  • Room:   503
  • Session Number:  CE4:
  • Thursday, April 06, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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DevOps is for everybody, not just for developers and operations, but security, HR, procurement, and others! DevOps can also be applied within a portion of the organization and still reap benefits! This session brings focus and clarity to the DevOps movement, challenges to traditional IT, and the often unrealized value...
Speaker
Jack Story

Chief Technologist
HPE
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Mother Earth has supplied a 5-million sq. ft. one-of-a-kind, naturally hardened data center, protected from floods, earthquakes, weather events and electrical sabotage. This unique site is located in a limestone quarry with 40-ft ceilings, an in-cavern lake, 58° ambient air temperature and outside air makeup. The site is surrounded by...
Speakers
Gary Cudmore

Global Director - Data Centers
Black & Veatch
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Matt LaMont


Michael Baker International
Speaker

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Stronger compliance regulations, geographic disparity, cloud and businesses continuity are just some of the trends forcing data centers far and wide to interconnect economically, securely and with great performance. A key approach of DCI is leveraging existing fiber lines and creating an infrastructure which reduces its footprint, can carry wavelengths...
Speaker
Mr.  Koby Reshef

CEO
PacketLight Networks

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  • Room:   515A
  • Session Number:  SS1:
  • Thursday, April 06, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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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....
Speaker
Gina Jahn

Show Manager
Data Center World
Moderator

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Sponsored by:  America Ilsintech
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Sponsored by:  AXI International
Changes in fuel production and the introduction of biofuel pose new challenges for facility managers who are specifying emergency standby power for data centers. Consequences can include unnecessary downtime, liability, inefficiency, and lost revenue. This presentation will cover an introduction to diesel fuel, technological improvements and requirements of Tier-4 engines,...
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Mr.  Jeff Poirier

COO
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Total Cable Solutions
No one likes managing a fiber jungle in the data center… Even a well-documented one!  And sorting through the dizzying array of options out there to help “tame” your fiber jungle can be time consuming. For most environments, network speeds continue to increase exponentially along with the cable counts in your...
Speaker
Tom Hodson

Solution Architect
Total Cable Solutions
Speaker

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Thursday, April 06
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Is it possible to refactor an existing application to truly meet the criteria of cloud native?  What does that look like on a platform as a service compared to container orchestration alone?  We’ll look at 3 real examples of new and legacy applications deployed as reliable systems of orchestrated containers...
Speaker
Kevin Keuning

Vice President of Technology Solutions
Forsythe Solutions Group Inc
Speaker

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  • Room:   503
  • Session Number:  CE7:
  • Thursday, April 06, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Traditional IT deployment planning is based on non-physical assumptions for IT airflow utilization that leads to significant risk and data center capacity and efficiency losses. This session illustrates a new approach to operational planning based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling of the data center that accurately predicts the airflow...
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This presentation covers the best practices of data center facility layout, physical security, mechanical system selection and operation, electrical system selection and operation, and facility maintenance policies and procedures for a mission critical facility. We review critical facility code, design, and operational standards to specifically address facility conceptual design, space...
Speaker
Steven Shapiro

Mission Critical Practice Lead
Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical
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Business is becoming increasingly complex and risks are growing. Is your organization positioned to survive and thrive in this turbulent environment? Senior managers understand and speak about risk. Speaking their language will enhance your success. Professionals will learn to approach issues in a strategic manner. Aligning your capabilities to other departments,...
Speaker
Jim Nelson

President / Chairman of Board
Business Continuity Services, Inc. / ICOR
Speaker

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There are some fantastic new embedded sensors (in server silicon) available to help professionals understand the capability and impact of workload on servers and IT devices. Using this telemetry data requires the right extraction tools, assembling the data in a purposeful way to make better decisions on orchestration, assessing impact,...
Speaker
Mr.  Stewart Dale

Sr. Software Application Engineer
Intel
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Vertiv
Session details coming soon.

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  • Room:   515A
  • Session Number:  CE8:
  • Thursday, April 06, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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This panel session brings together industry experts that will discuss the contributions that women give to the industry as well as the challenges that are faced.
Speaker
Gina Jahn

Show Manager
Data Center World
Moderator

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Thursday, April 06
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   West Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL4
  • Thursday, April 06, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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Thursday, April 06
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

In light of breaches in which cloud environments played a role, such as the IRS, Target, Yahoo!, the scrutiny in which cloud service providers (CSPs) are under has increased tremendously over the past year. So how can we protect data stored in the cloud? As more technologies move to the...
Speaker
Gene Geiger

Partner
A-LIGN
Speaker

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Thursday, April 06
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room:   Data Center World Global Networking Lounge
  • Session Number:  EHD2
  • Thursday, April 06, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Tracks: 

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