John Parker is a Senior Data Center Management professional with over 25 years of IT experience in 4 industries (Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Banking, and Software Development). Currently John manages Global Data Center Operations and Disaster Recovery at Esri. Strengths are creating metrics and accountability, managing and reconditioning legacy data centers, implementing ITIL Service Delivery initiatives such as Incident, Problem and Change Management and building global IT support teams.
Professionally he resides on the Data Center Institute Board of Directors and was President of local AFCOM chapters in North Carolina (2000-2006) and Southern California (2007-2015).
John is also an accomplished speaker. His 2015 speaking engagements include; local AFCOM Chapters, the IMN Conference in New York City and California, the CDM-CIO Summit, the Digital Media Educators conference and Data Center World conferences in Las Vegas and Washington DC.