Select Criteria: Super Track = Professional Development

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

  • Room:   006AB
  • Session Number:  PD2
  • Tuesday, March 13, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
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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  • Room:   006CD
  • Session Number:  PD5
  • Tuesday, March 13, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
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

Ming Christensen

Senior Offering Manager, Power Systems MSP/CSP
IBM
Panelist

Ms  Nancy Novak

SVP, Construction
Compass Datacenters
Moderator

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

  • Room:   007AB
  • Session Number:  PD4
  • 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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Wednesday, March 14
12:55 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   DCK Knowledge + Networking Stage (Exhibit Hall 4)
  • Session Number:  LT1
  • 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

VP, Operations
Compass Datacenters
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Wednesday, March 14
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room:   DCK Knowledge + Networking Stage (Exhibit Hall 4)
  • Session Number:  LT3
  • Wednesday, March 14, 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
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
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Thursday, March 15
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

  • Room:   007AB
  • Session Number:  PD1
  • Thursday, March 15, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
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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Thursday, March 15
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

  • Room:   205
  • Session Number:  PD3
  • Thursday, March 15, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
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)
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