Full Program Agenda

Monday, March 12
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Monday, March 12, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pick up your badge and conference materials any time between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

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Monday, March 12
7:00 AM - 7:50 PM

  • Monday, March 12, 7:00 AM - 7:50 PM
Enjoy breakfast with fellow All Access Pass workshop attendees and instructors.

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Monday, March 12
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number:  AAP1
  • Monday, March 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Based on the popularity of last year's workshop, "Data Center Construction – for IT People Only," this year we will offer training specific for data center IT staff on capacity optimization. Have you been in a situation where IT says the data center is full but Facilities says otherwise? This...
Speakers
John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management
ESRI
Instructor

Mark Monroe

President
Energetic Consulting
Instructor

Mark Seymour

CTO and Founder
The Green Grid/Future Facilities
Instructor

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There are more data center delivery model options than there ever have been before and with that comes more fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Take a hard look at the pros/cons, considerations, and questions to ask to determine the right hybrid architecture for your data center: on-premises, colocation, cloud (public, private),...
Speakers
Hector Diaz

Strategic Director – Mission Critical Sector
Intermountain Electronics
Instructor

Laura Cunningham

Data Center Consultant
HPE Technology Consulting
Instructor

Mr.  Tad Davies

Senior Vice President
Bick Consulting Services
Instructor

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A strong incident response plan is a key component of any organization's cyber defense. Many organizations, however, have an ineffective, or no cyber response plan in place at all. We only need to look to the daily news to see the impact that an ineffective cyber response can have...
Speakers
Mr.  Devon Ackerman

Associate Managing Director, Cyber security and Investigations
Kroll
Instructor

Lucie Hayward

Senior Managing Consultant, Cyber security and Investigations
Kroll
Instructor

Stacy Scott

Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations
Kroll
Instructor

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Monday, March 12
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Monday, March 12, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Is this your first time attending Data Center World? Or maybe you're a veteran but would like to start the week off meeting new people and learning what's new at this year's event? Join us for a brief orientation on Data Center World including an overview of the conference space,...

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Monday, March 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We live in a digital world that has given rise to a ‘next generation’ of Business Continuity Management (BCM). Information Technology (IT) is the cornerstone of business and commerce, it is the foundation for business operations and the support systems, it ties the supply-chains together and it connects business to...
Speaker
Mr.  Dennis Wenk

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

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  • Session Number:  CE1
  • Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Blockchain oriented technologies have initiated a new digital era, which many compare to the very beginnings of the Internet; Blockchain is being heralded as the second generation of the world web. While the first generation collected wisdom and connected information on our planet, Blockchain adds consistency, transparency, and truth. This...
Speaker
Mr  Jim McCarthy

Director, Preconstruction & Solutions Engineering | Data Centers
M+W Group
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Where should I locate my new data center? Where should I look to buy an existing data center? This presentation will provide an understanding of the major issues associated with the selection of a data center site. The location of the data center has risks associated with the area, security,...
Speaker
Steven Shapiro

Mission Critical Practice Lead
Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  DCDM3
  • Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In this case study presentation, Steve Lancaster, DCA Facilities Lead at Chevron, will share knowledge gained and lessons learned from using DCIM to successfully optimize Chevron’s 1300+ rack data center environment. Lancaster will discuss critical aspects of his DCIM journey, including what he was looking to achieve with a DCIM...
Speakers
James Cerwinski

Director, Product Marketing
Sunbird Software
Speaker

Mr  Steve Lancaster

DCA Facilities Lead
Chevron
Speaker

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In this session we will discuss our holistic approach to design the world’s most energy efficient data center, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This high-performance computing (HPC) data center has achieved a trailing twelve month average PUE of 1.04 and features a chiller-less design,...
Speakers
David Sickinger

Data Center Operations
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Speaker

Otto Van Geet

Principal Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Speaker

Thomas Carter P.E.

Sr. Program Manager, Heat Rejection Technology
Johnson Controls
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  IT1
  • Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
As the principal engineer on a private cloud service for a Fortune 100, I've learned a lot of things over the last eight years. Despite what the doomsayers might proclaim, private cloud still makes sense for certain use cases and it will for the foreseeable future. Join me for an...
Speaker
Joel Sprague

Principal Systems Engineer
General Dynamics Information Technology
Speaker

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Monday, March 12
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018 and applies to any company, anywhere in the world, that collects sensitive data about European customers or employees. GDPR also comes with onerous breach notification requirements and high penalties for failing to comply, and data center operators may...
Speaker
Kenneth Sanford

Lead Analytics Architect
Dataiku
Speaker

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At the center of your business is a non-stop, highly complex machine, managed by a team of trained IT resources who require accurate, remotely accessible, and intuitive information to prevent costly data outages, and data center disasters from happening. But low unemployment rates and increasing salaries strain many departmental resource...
Speaker
Dan Parent

Co-founder/COO/VP-Engineering
OneEvent Technologies, Inc.
Speaker

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A standby generator/emergency backup power system has several components: engine/alternator(s), fuel storage/delivery, transfer/control switchgear and electrical power distribution. Of these components, engines and fuel (typically diesel) get the most attention over time; these components are service-intensive. The transfer/control switchgear almost always includes or may be entirely comprised of one or...
Speaker
Michael Fluegeman

Principal, Data Center Support Systems
PlanNet
Speaker

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Hennepin County, Minnesota's largest county by population, reached a business decision point on data center futures in 2014. Data Center service offerings were made up of a blend of multiple colocation sites, managed services, and onsite services. With support for a sustainable budget as an IT goal, Hennepin County embarked...
Speakers
Mr  Darren Regan, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer
Dunham Associates, Inc.
Panelist

Ms  Doreene Lorenzen

IT Manager, Data Center
Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN
Panelist

Katherine Bensen

Infrastructure Project Manager
Parallel Technologies
Panelist

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The pressure on IT departments to deliver services to internal customers is considerably higher today as public cloud vendors are able to operate on a massive scale, forcing CIOs to challenge their own staff to raise the bar in data center operation. Of course, enterprise IT departments don't have the...
Speaker
Mr  Rob Hirschfeld

CEO and Founder
RackN
Speaker

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This presentation will focus on the causes and effects of partial discharge (PD) on medium voltage switchgear and cables It will cover traditional and innovative methods for finding PD before it leads to catastrophic failure. Despite impacting reliability by causing costly catastrophic power system failures, PD is not well understood...
Speaker
Mr.  William Higinbotham

President
EA Technology LLC
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Monday, March 12
3:10 PM - 3:40 PM


Monday, March 12
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM

Facility shutdowns cost organizations in millions of dollars in lost revenues, inventory and other injury related worker compensations. The fear of Electrical Hazards not only cost organizations in economic loss, but also negatively impacts the employee and workplace productivity. These can be catastrophic consequences, particularly in power critical environments such...
Speaker
Mr.  Bhanu Srilla

Director of Product Marketing
Grace Engineered Products, Inc
Speaker

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When we say ask us anything, we mean it! AFCOM leadership including the Association Director, Membership Director, Content Director, and members from the newly formed AFCOM Advisory Board will be available to answer all your burning questions. Share with us ideas for member benefits. Ask us how to start a...
Speakers
Lucian Blanariu


AFCOM
Panelist

Sarah Markey

AFCOM Association Director
AFCOM
Panelist

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If you're responsible for the uptime of your companies data center this session is for you. Data collected by the Uptime Institute shows that most data center outages are caused by human errors. If you minimize human errors you'll minimize the potential for outages. This presentation will identify numerous causes...
Speaker
Mr.  Ted Hight

Principal Engineer - Data Center Operations
Target Corporation
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  MDCS1
  • Monday, March 12, 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Tracks: 
Operating in colocation facilities is not a “new” concept by any means. Colo services have been viable options for companies for more than a decade. However, what is new is the rate of acceleration that organizations are moving their production and data redundancy to colo. While moving to colo is...
Speaker
Tim Kittila

Director of the Data Center Practice
Parallel Technologies
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Infrastructure knowledge and superior performance are key elements for Data Center sustainability. Take an opportunity to look at your physical layer infrastructure connectivity in a new way to ensure that you are ready to meet todays and tomorrows demands on higher bandwidth and speeds within your Data Center. The constant...
Speaker
Mr.  William DiBella

Business Development Manager North America
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
Speaker

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It is a well known fact that up to 30% energy savings in data center operations can be obtained through improved airflow management. It is also a fact for many data centers, each KW of electrical power supplied to IT equipment requires another KW of shaft power to pump that...
Speaker
Paul Bemis

President
Applied Math Modeling, Inc.
Speaker

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Changes in fuel production and the introduction of biofuel pose new challenges for facility managers who are specifying emergency standby power for data centers. The objective of this presentation is to educate data center facility professionals about a commonly overlooked industry-related problem: backup power system fuel cleanliness. Failing to maintain...
Speaker
Mr.  Jeff Poirier

COO
AXI International
Speaker

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Monday, March 12
4:50 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Monday, March 12, 4:50 PM - 6:00 PM
New for 2018! Speed networking is a structured and fast-paced networking activity allowing participants to interact with others, in a series of brief one-on-one information exchanges. Speed networking is the business form of speed dating. However, in speed networking, the participants readily share contact information with each other and decide themselves who...

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Monday, March 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Monday, March 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Our new un-hosted dinner program is perfect for attendees traveling solo. Don't order room service... Share a meal with a small group of fellow attendees in a local restaurant! Sign ups will open soon. Choose from various cuisines, different reservation times, and the approximate cost to select a networking dinner that...

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Monday, March 12
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Monday, March 12, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Meet-ups help people do more of what they love by finding and creating communitities around ideas and activities that matter to them. Are you passionate about gender diversity in data centers? Join like-minded data center professionals for cocktails and conversation.

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Tuesday, March 13
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Join fellow attendees for a light breakfast before the opening session!

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Tuesday, March 13
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pick up your badge and conference materials.

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Tuesday, March 13
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Session Number:  KEY1
  • Tuesday, March 13, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Whether you’re a c-level executive, data center facilities director, or data center IT operations professional, you are being challenged – possibly more than ever before – by any number of disruptive technologies. The bi-annual State of the Data Center Industry presentation delivers a macro perspective of how our industry as...
Speakers
Bill Doty

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

Mr.  Bill Kleyman

CTO
MTM Technologies, Inc.
Moderator

Hector Diaz

Strategic Director – Mission Critical Sector
Intermountain Electronics
Panelist

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Tuesday, March 13
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

The advent of deep learning algorithms over the last decade has led to many successful and practical applications. The renewed interest in this area has been triggered by success such as self-driving cars, enhanced cancer diagnosis tools, targeted media content delivery, and an AI beating the Chinese master at the...
Speaker
Mr.  Remi Duquette

Global Head - Datacenter Clarity LC & Machine Learning
Maya HTT
Speaker

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Most of the current business activities depend (directly or indirectly) on push of a bottom or click of a mouse. In the very near future, Internet may even be considered a “utility”. 85% of 584 respondents in a 2013 Ponemon Institute study report that their organization experienced a primary utility...
Speaker
Dr.  Duraid AlJailawi

Sr. Program Manager - Critical Environment
CBRE
Speaker

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Anthem Health is undergoing a transformation in their data centers migrating from open air to contained data center spaces. Anthem Health’s new data center strategy includes both aisle- and cabinet-level containment. You will have the opportunity to see the benefits through a comparison of actual operational costs of the chiller...
Speaker
John Thompson

Field Applications Engineer
Chatsworth Products, Inc
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  MDCS2
  • Tuesday, March 13, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Tracks: 
Shifting requirements due to data demands, internal traffic management, and end user service agreements have begun to drive Hyperscale and colocation data centers to change how they approach data interconnect among their assets, globally. Techniques such as direct submarine cable connectivity, shifting network architectures to reduce latency, and dedicated capacity...
Speaker
Matthew Weil

Senior Solutions Platform Manager
Vertiv
Speaker

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The disruptive presence of millennials in the workforce, and the subsequent adjustments required in traditional management style can offer a unique opportunity for data center and cloud providers. For example, the first generation to grow up with the expectation of constant connectivity, Millennials can be stewards of high expectations and...
Speaker
Shawn Mills

President & CEO
Green House Data
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Back by popular demand, this top rated session from 2017, (for men and women), is presented by female leaders in the data center industry with diverse backgrounds--all worthy of celebration. They will discuss how to grow interest in and bring to light the many opportunities for students of STEM...
Speakers
Ms  Doreene Lorenzen

IT Manager, Data Center
Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN
Panelist

Heather Dooley

Data Center Business Operations
Google
Panelist

Jo Peterson

VP of Cloud Services
Clarify360
Panelist

Ms  Nancy Novak

SVP, Construction
Compass Datacenters
Moderator

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Tuesday, March 13
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

There are many advantages to a 2-tier Spine & Leaf network versus typical 3-tier configurations. Many data centers are adopting Spine & Leaf in pockets or doing fork-lift upgrades of their entire network to realize the benefits. However, cabling up a Spine & Leaf network is quite different than 3-tier...
Speaker
Tom Hodson

Solution Architect
Total Cable Solutions
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Online Monitoring and the use of IoT devices to facilitate easier data collection and collation can also be referred to as Critical Asset Surveillance Technologies (CAST). For Data Centers, temperature monitoring may hold the most promise as a surveillance technique to catch problems early in the P-F curve. The technology...
Speaker
Mr.  Rudy Wodrich

VP Engineering Services
IRISS Inc.
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Businesses are striving to find ways to and save energy and improve the bottom line. For many, reducing carbon footprint is top of mind as many leading IT companies have committed to 100% renewable energy use. Learn how to invest and reap the business benefits of having an energy-efficient data...
Speaker
Laura Cunningham

Data Center Consultant
HPE Technology Consulting
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  CE4
  • Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is poised to become a significant disruptor within the data center industry. Trillions of IP addressable devices will drive massive amounts of data through the existing networks and into the data centers. This session will explore the origins...
Speaker
Steve Bass

North America Data Center Manager
Chevron
Speaker

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Who is handling and transporting your sensitive Mission Critical Equipment when you move? Are you trusting your servers, switches, cabinets, etc. to “Two Men and a Flapping Tarp”; are you moving them yourself in pickups; or are you using a professional electronic equipment mover with air-ride trucks and years of...
Speaker
David Grubbs


Texas Moving Co, Inc.
Speaker

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Northern Virginia is the #1 data center market in the world. It is larger than any other country market and twice as large as any other U.S. market. What made Data Center Alley into an industry leader and what does it mean for other companies in the data center space?
Speakers
Allen Tucker

Managing Director
JLL
Panelist

Buddy Rizer

Executive Director of Economic Development
Loudoun County, Virginia
Moderator

James Leach

Vice President, Marketing
RagingWire Data Centers, Inc.
Panelist

Josh Timberlake

Global Infrastructure, Data Center Site Selection
Google
Panelist

Stan Blackwell

Director, Customer Solutions & Strategic Partnerships
Dominion Energy
Panelist

Vinay Nagpal

Vice President, Product Management
Digital Realty
Panelist

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  • Session Number:  MDCS3
  • Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Do you know what value you are getting from your supply chain? We frequently have the same purchasing habits based on past experience or because it is the path of least resistance. But what is the cost of doing business that way? Do you really get value for the extra...
Speaker
Carrie Goetz


Paige DataCom Solutions
Speaker

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Tuesday, March 13
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Tuesday, March 13, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Birds of a feather flock together! Grab your lunch and join a table with others who share the same interest. Talk shop without a pre-planned agenda. Table topics will be provided shortly. Each table is first come, first serve.

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Tuesday, March 13
12:40 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Session Number:  DCDM11
  • Tuesday, March 13, 12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
  • Tracks: 
Batteries have been the magic power behind supporting critical loads. I will be reviewing the battery technologies available to today, in the near future and the distant future relative to UPS applications. What, When, How and Why to use each technology supported by performance, physical footprint, initial cost, life cycle...
Speaker
Steven Shapiro

Mission Critical Practice Lead
Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical
Speaker

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This presentation and paper will evaluate the impact of application of several alternative makeup water sources for open evaporative cooling systems, effectively reducing the stress on current traditional water supplies and cost of operation for the facilities utilizing these systems.
Speaker
Peter Elliott

Senior Product Applications Engineer
Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
Speaker

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According to forecasts, more than 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be online by 2020. The challenge presented at The Edge is to insure the physical infrastructure is properly designed to support IT installations far away from the traditional data center space. Driven by IoT, Big Data and...
Speaker
Herb Villa

Systems Consultant
Rittal Corporation
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Businesses are expected to spend over $101 billion by 2020 on cybersecurity. Yet, when it comes to protecting the very same data as IT equipment is decommissioned or migrated from the data center, they are willing to accept security strategies that merely mitigate data breach exposure. Even though a proven...
Speaker
Mr  Aidin Aghamiri

VP, Corporate Strategy
ITRenew
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Demands for network capacity are rapidly increasing, driven by the rise of the Internet of Things and other technologies that demand always-on connectivity. This presentation will examine how to evolve your network administration strategy to include zero-touch provisioning and orchestration. Having a deeper knowledge of both can help transform out-of-band...
Speaker
Mr.  Marcio Saito

Chief Technology Officer
Opengear
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Internal pipe corrosion is ruining hundreds of preaction sprinkler systems in data centers each year. The symptoms of damage are water leaks, reduced water flow, or even the possibility of failure during a fire – none of which are good! There are solutions available that will extend the life of...
Speaker
Mr.  Lee Kaiser

Vice President of Engineering
ORR Protection
Speaker

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Tuesday, March 13
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Session Number:  DCDM13
  • Tuesday, March 13, 1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Tracks: 
Session will define Software Define Storage (SDS) and look at how its deployed in todays networks. An emphasis on the cable plant as it realtes to OM4, OM5, OS2 and Copper will be discussed
Speaker
Rob Jordan

Data Center Architect
CABLExpress
Keynote

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Is there a weak link in your security policy? Learn how systems and devices are exposing your enterprise to cyber threats – and what you can do to eliminate vulnerabilities. With a rise in cyberattacks, ransomware, and other threats, businesses have been shoring up their IT infrastructure defenses on many...
Speaker
Richard Dominach

Director of Product Management
Raritan, a brand of Legrand
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  DCDM24
  • Tuesday, March 13, 1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Tracks: 
As rack densities increase, forced air and water cooling technology are nearing their practical limits. Liquid Immersion Cooling can be applied at hyper-scale for dramatic CapEx and OpEx savings. This project evaluates the space requirements, infrastructure, cost and construction schedule for a 32MW Liquid Immersion cooled data center located in...
Speakers
Charles Benge

Director of Mission Critical Services
Structure Tone Southwest
Speaker

Freddy Padilla

Principal
Page
Panelist

Mr.  John Gross

Principal
Page
Panelist

Mr.  John Major

Principal
Page
Moderator

John Thompson

Principal
Rimrock Technology
Panelist

Mr.  Kar-wing Lau

CEO
Allied Control Limited
Panelist

Mr  Phil Tuma

Application Development Specialist

3M Company
Panelist

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This discussion will focus on the new fiber optic connectors, products and solutions available from Senko to assist you in managing high density physical layer infrastructure connectivity as well as the growing complexities of MPO ribbon array cabling. Most importantly detailing how you can achieve the optimal fiber optic signal...
Speaker
Mr.  William DiBella

Business Development Manager North America
Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
Speaker

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Fiber has become the predominant transport in datacenters, and IT managers choose either single-mode or multimode fiber depending on various criteria. But data center connectivity is a long-term investment, and IT managers want to know how the various attributes of fiber will change in the near and longer term. In...
Speaker
Mr.  James Young

Global Enterprise Data Center Leader
CommScope
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Recent research has shown that over 60% of organizations have or are already planning on implementing an IoT solution. More and more business leaders are understanding the immediate requirements around IoT deployment. However, what are the biggest challenges? And, what actually makes up an IoT device? In this session, we...
Speaker
Mr.  Bill Kleyman

CTO
MTM Technologies, Inc.
Speaker

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With recent advances in ease-of-use, affordability and availability, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is quickly becoming a widely used tool in the design of data centers with the aim of improving energy efficiency. Traditionally used by design engineers in the automotive, aerodynamics and energy sectors to study product performance and mitigate...
Speaker
Stewart Bible

Principal Engineer
Resolved Analytics
Speaker

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Tuesday, March 13
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Session Number:  KEY4
  • Tuesday, March 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The data center construction market is projected to be a $22 billion industry by 2019 and overall public cloud spend is projected to increase to over $200 billion by 2020 (Forbes). But there’s a hidden threat to this future growth: the race for talent. How can we build a talent...
Speakers
Heather Dooley

Data Center Business Operations
Google
Keynote

Joe Kava

Vice President, Global Data Centers
Google
Keynote

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Tuesday, March 13
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

  • Tuesday, March 13, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Join your colleagues immediately following the keynote for an evening of food, libations and fun. Connect with industry leaders and colleagues at this special event open to all registered attendees.

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Wednesday, March 14
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

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Wednesday, March 14
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pick up your badge and conference materials.

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Wednesday, March 14
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Session Number:  KEY2
  • Wednesday, March 14, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Digital transformation is impacting change in every industry. As new, innovative business models overturn entrenched business models, we all need to fast track an effective technology strategy to foster innovation. Kim Stevenson, Lenovo’s SVP & GM, a former CIO and thought leader on transformation, walks through the key drivers...
Speaker
Kim Stevenson

Senior Vice President and General Manager for Data Center Infrastructure
Lenovo
Keynote

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Wednesday, March 14
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

This discussion directly addresses human error risk - the greatest cause of downtime. A four part training program development strategy will be provided. Detailed "new facility" training and "ongoing" training program recommendations will be shared. The presentation briefly touches on the importance of appropriate staffing and organization structure, adequate and...
Speaker
Mr.  David Boston

Director, Facility Operations Solutions
TiePoint-bkm Engineering, LLC
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This presentation covers the definition of an electrical arc-flash hazard and the requirements of facility managers to comply with the applicable national standards. Compliance requirements to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard will include information on NFPA 70E which is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace, and...
Speaker
Mr.  Daniel Bumbernick

Application Engineer
Eaton
Speaker

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A presentation by Associate Managing Director, Devon Ackerman of Kroll Cyber Security that focuses on five lanes of Cyber threats facing corporations and businesses around the globe. Broken down into Criminal, Terrorism, Hacktivists, Espionage, and Nation State, Devon guides the audience through real world scenarios and cyber threats through the...
Speaker
Mr.  Devon Ackerman

Associate Managing Director, Cyber security and Investigations
Kroll
Speaker

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During this session you'll learn how leveraging Network Access Control can deliver a Zero Trust approach to network segmentation and access control. We will discuss the attack vectors on the enterprise, how Network Access Control identifies all resources and users on the network, and how rules and policies can be...
Speaker
Mr.  Don O'Neil

Director, Network Security
PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  MDCS5
  • Wednesday, March 14, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Tracks: 
There are numerous advantages to deploying factory-built, pre-assembled data center modules or “building blocks”. Those advantages include higher quality, speed of deployment, and better use of capital. This session explores choices in deploying functional building blocks (power distribution, cooling, and building blocks) with particular attention to their form factor (containerized...
Speaker
Hector Diaz

Strategic Director – Mission Critical Sector
Intermountain Electronics
Speaker

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Data center operators have focused on managing their IT infrastructure and management systems to lower capital and operational expenses, all while meeting service level agreements (SLAs) for scalability and time-to-market. Today, data center operators are turning towards critical infrastructure technologies to potentially amplify these gains. This presentation will highlight the...
Speaker
Brad Nacke

Senior Enterprise Accounts Leader
United Technologies Corp., Kidde Fire Systems
Speaker

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This presentation will discuss topologies in economizers in data center for large scale enterprise facilities high performance data centers. The topologies will evaluate impact on system efficiencies, IT infrastructure, and operations. We will also discuss applying economizers in existing data center to maximize infrastructure capacities by providing case study and...
Speaker
Mr.  Hardeep Singh

Associate Vice President
CallisonRTKL
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 14
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Open19 is now moving to production and the open source community. Come learn about the Open19 project, the foundation community, and how you can be a part of the data center and edge revolution happening in the next couple of years. Mr. Bachar will give a deep dive of...
Speaker
Yuval Bachar

Principal Engineer, Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy
LinkedIn
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  DCDM19
  • Wednesday, March 14, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
  • Tracks: 
Akbank, which is one of the major banks in Turkey, has been using its current data center for the last 23 years. There is a need to build a new data center: plan, design, build and migrate. The planning and the design phases have been completed. The data center has...
Speaker
Ms  Banu Ekiz

IT Operations Vice President
Akbank
Speaker

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Today data centers account for roughly 2 percent of the total U.S. electricity use, and computational demand is expected to grow at a fast pace. Data center energy consumption can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent through proven, commercially available energy efficient technologies. Experts from three Partners in the...
Speaker
Mr  Steve Greenberg

Senior Energy Management Engineer
Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryCenter of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
Speaker

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We’d like to take everyone on a journey through our real-world experience of moving our game services to a new Co-Location. We started from scratch and redefined how we were going to build our next gen Data Centers.
Speakers
David Wareham


Blizzard Entertainment
Speaker

Mr.  John Robertson

Data Center Manager, IT - Infrastructure Engineering
Blizzard Entertainment
Panelist

Mr  Tyler Reymer

Data Center Administrator, IT - Infrastructure Engineering
Blizzard Entertainment
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Understanding workload attributes (performance, security, integration, and data volume) are critical in cloud provisioning, but what are key to your decision-making and scheduling? Cloud technologies improve time to market, lowering operational and capital expenditures, and provide an ability to dynamically adjust provisioning to meet changing needs globally. Unfortunately, the term...
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Mr  George Clement

Senior Application Engineer
Intel
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  • Session Number:  DCDM20
  • Wednesday, March 14, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
  • Tracks: 
We will review the requirements for wind uplift design for roofing system as based on the 2012 IBC. We will also discuss wind uplift calculations based on the two versions of ASCE, as well as Factory Mutual, what is different and what results to expect from the calculations. We will...
Speaker
Mr.  Joseph Schwetz

Vice President, Technical Service
Sika Sarnafil, a Division of Sika Corporation
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Wednesday, March 14
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Birds of a feather flock together! Grab your lunch and join a table with others who share the same interest. Talk shop without a pre-planned agenda. Table topics will be provided shortly. Each table is first come, first serve.

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Wednesday, March 14
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Diane Alber's new book is the very first data center comic book out there! You will have a chance to see how she created the comics as well as a little about the characters themselves. The themes explored are Power, Cooling, Site Selection, Green Initiatives, Infrastructure and so much more! Kip...

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Wednesday, March 14
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

By 2020 data center energy consumption will reach nearly 73 billion kilowatt hours a year producing a carbon footprint equal to the United States airline industry. This Lightning Talk will explore the key findings from the AFCOM Leaders Lab on energy efficiency. Learn various ways to reduce your data...
Speaker
Mr.  Kevin Kent

Senior Systems Engineer/Data Center Operations Manager
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 14
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday, March 14
12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

In spite of the improvements that have been made in data center delivery times, efficiency and management, human error is still estimated to be responsible for over 70% of data center outages. While no one is perfect, it is obvious that a large measure of these issues are the result...
Speaker
Mr.  Jose Ruiz


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Wednesday, March 14
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Session Number:  LT3
  • Wednesday, March 14, 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
  • Tracks: 
RFIs and RFPs are essential for every major project and are employed to gather knowledge, find best solutions and encourage competition. RFPs are universally considered inefficient and stressful, and  66% of buyers and 72% of vendors report spending way too much time on RFPs. This session discovers issues that the...
Speaker
Ajay Nagar

Founder and CEO
Arayna Technologies
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 14
1:45 PM - 2:05 PM

Join Data Center Knowledge's Editor-in-Chief, Yevgeniy Sverdlik, as he interviews Cole Crawford, CEO and Founder of Vapor IO about edge computing, open source, 5G, VR, and the future of the data center industry.
Speakers
Cole Crawford

CEO and Founder
Vapor IO
Speaker

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

Editor in Chief
Data Center Knowledge
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 14
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Working with engineers, managers, directors, VP’s and business development leaders with hundreds of years of experience building and operating some of the largest data centers in the world, a list of (12) key indicators that a data center will eventually fail was compiled. In the process of crunching down hundreds...
Speaker
Troy Turner

Business Development - Disruptive Technology
Zonit Structured Solutions
Speaker

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Wednesday, March 14
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 3:25 PM - 3:45 PM
Join a team of your peers – IT or facilities professionals – for an exciting competition to see who knows the most about the other team’s responsibilities in a data center. Play Data Center World Jeopardy for some friendly competition, fun, and to gain a better understanding of how IT...

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Wednesday, March 14
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday, March 14, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Party with your new colleagues and old friends while comparing notes from today's activities over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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Thursday, March 15
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Thursday, March 15, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

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Thursday, March 15
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pick up your badge and conference materials.

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Thursday, March 15
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

In a very provoking and highly insightful manner, “The Art of Cyber Conflict” applies Sun Tzu's classic, “The Art of War,” to the issues of operating and defending in cyberspace. With a fresh perspective, it allows individuals and organizations get beyond the day-to-day and to think strategically about how to...
Speaker
Mr.  Henry Sienkiewicz

Chief Innovation & Revenue Officer
Secure Channels
Speaker

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Thursday, March 15
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

The very fabric of the internet, the data centers that house it and the connections between them, is based on a principle of global information. There's good reason world-wide is two of the three w's, and for years the internet was a revolutionary global "library". Now that paradigm has changed;...
Speaker
Mr.  Sharif Fotouh

Founder/CEO
EdgePoint Systems
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The data center comprehensive enterprise solution continues to transform in 2018. This includes considerations for cybersecurity. Learn the “elements” and fundamental concepts associated with the continued transformation. Understand What: Board of Directors, Senior Management, Stock Holders, Trustees, and Tax Payers are looking for in their data center solution. A vendor...
Speaker
Mr.  Mark Evanko

Principal - Engineer
BRUNS-PAK
Speaker

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Many data center owners and operators lay claim to certain levels of resilience and redundancy when it comes to their data center infrastructure. But only a few take the step of obtaining objective and formal certification from recognised data centre certification authorities. Certified or not, most owners/operators focus on the...
Speaker
Mr.  Lee Smith

Director: Data Center Professional Services
DS
Speaker

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As a Data Center Manager, have you ever been asked, "We are intending to install 800kw's of compute and storage, we can do that right?" This is a case study of how a major Australian University is performing a Data Center upgrade to enable the inclusion of advanced new technologies...
Speakers
Mr.  Byron Wallace

Principal Advisor - Data Centre
The Strategic Directions Group
Speaker

Mr.  Will Belcher

Manager, Data Centre and Facility Services
The University of Melbourne
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  DCDM26
  • Thursday, March 15, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Tracks: 
Inefficiencies rampant in data centers today are costing 10’s of millions. Whose problem is it to solve? Until recently the data center was IT’s server house but Facilities’ to manage and maintain. Today IT technologists must be integral members of data center operations teams. IT needs to understand and model the...
Speaker
David Eastman

VP InCommand Services
Server Farm
Speaker

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Has your data center's safety responsibilities fallen on you? Afraid you don't know how to keep everyone safe from the dangers of data centers? Did you think data centers were completely safe workplaces? Worry not! In this session we will introduce you to the biggest safety hazards present in data...
Speaker
Ms  Yashira Frederick

Manager, Facilities and Continuity Management
Wyndham Hotel Group
Speaker

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Thursday, March 15
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

  • Thursday, March 15, 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

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Thursday, March 15
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Thursday, March 15, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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Thursday, March 15
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

In the US Marine Corps Reserve, a very large amount of planning and coordination is required for successful military training weekends. In the capital markets datacenter infrastructure community, similar planning and coordination is required for successful technology migration weekends at low-latency colocations. This session will cover applying some of the...
Speaker
Mr.  Thomas Costello

Network & Systems Technician - XR Trading, Data Systems Chief - USMC Reserve
XR Trading LLC & US Marine Corps Reserve
Speaker

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RagingWire traditionally used in-house design and construction staff. But to meet aggressive speed-to-market goals for their new data center in Garland, TX, RagingWire selected Page to partner on the design of a new 1 million sf. campus on 42 acres, with 80 MW IT load, distributed across five interconnected buildings....
Speaker
Mr.  John Major

Principal
Page
Speaker

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In this session, Michael Milutis will share what he has learned from having consulted with hundreds of IT professionals from around the world on their personal branding and career development challenges. He will explain why self-knowledge and mindfulness are such critical success factors. Michael will also explore the key personal questions that...
Speaker
Mr.  Michael Milutis

Human Capital Development
Computer Aid (CAI)
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  DCDM22
  • Thursday, March 15, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
This presentation will explore installations done in three mission-critical facilities: enterprise data centers, colocation data centers and healthcare data centers. We'll address challenges MTU Onsite Energy faced and remedied in designing, delivering and installing systems at these facilities. Additionally, we’ll highlight customizing units, meeting government regulations and installing systems in remote...
Speaker
Nicholas Paolo

Regional Sales Engineer
MTU Onsite Energy
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  DCDM23
  • Thursday, March 15, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
Data centers and other sensitive facilities have unique powering, grounding and bonding requirements, often overlooked, and not understood by most designers and contactors. Data management equipment requires above-code minimum infrastructure to provide uptime and performance. The focus of this presentation is to recommend cost-effective wiring and grounding techniques and practices...
Speaker
Mr  David Brender

National Program Manager
Copper Development Association Inc.
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  SEC11
  • Thursday, March 15, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Tracks: 
As data hacks become more sophisticated, it’s important for data centers to not only secure their digital presence, but also their physical facility from potential intrusions. This session will engage attendees in a discussion around how advanced technology can prevent intrusion threats to data centers across three areas – external...
Speaker
Joe Morgan

Business Development Manager, Critical Infrastructure
Axis Communications
Speaker

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Thursday, March 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Thursday, March 15
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

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Thursday, March 15
12:45 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM

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  • Thursday, March 15, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Diane Alber's new book is the very first data center comic book out there! You will have a chance to see how she created the comics as well as a little about the characters themselves. The themes explored are Power, Cooling, Site Selection, Green Initiatives, Infrastructure and so much more! Kip...

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Thursday, March 15
1:35 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Session Number:  LT2
  • Thursday, March 15, 1:35 PM - 1:55 PM
  • Tracks: 
The data center industry is growing fast, driven by demand from an expanding world of Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, cloud and location aware applications. There are countless innovations driving this industry forward, many of which are improving the operation of the data centers’ power train. In the world of...
Speaker
Mr  Brian Davis

Data Center Industry Segment Leader, North America
ABB Inc.
Speaker

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Thursday, March 15
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Join Data Center Knowledge's Editor-in-Chief, Yevgeniy Sverdlik, as he interviews Jason Collier, founder of Scale Computing about hyperconvergence, virtulization, self-healing data centers and more.
Speakers
Jason Collier

Co-Founder
Scale Computing
Speaker

Yevgeniy Sverdlik

Editor in Chief
Data Center Knowledge
Discussion Leader

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Thursday, March 15
2:25 PM - 2:45 PM

Global changes in the data centre industry such as cloud, IoT, and AI, are having a profound impact on today’s and tomorrow’s data centers. The speaker will review these trends and discuss existing and upcoming data center standards and guidelines, covering infrastructure, operations and green data center and compare them...
Speaker
Mr  Joseba Calvo

Managing Partner
EPI Certification
Speaker

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Thursday, March 15
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 3:05 PM - 3:25 PM
Join a team of your peers – IT or facilities professionals – for an exciting competition to see who knows the most about the other team’s responsibilities in a data center. Play Data Center World Jeopardy for some friendly competition, fun, and to gain a better understanding of how...

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Thursday, March 15
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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Thursday, March 15
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Thursday, March 15
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Thursday, March 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for the popular industry networking reception as we mark the close of Data Center World 2018. Celebrate all you've learned and all the people you've met as we gather together one more time for food, cocktails, and conversation.

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