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Data Center World 2021

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2021 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center.

Aug 16 Monday | 8:00 am

Best Practices for Skills-Based Hiring and Diversity

Speakers: Carrie Goetz  (StrategITcom, LLC), Deidre Smith  (NTT), Wendy Stewart  (Databank), Ivonne Valdes  (Schneider Electric)

Session Type: Workshop

Catching the Next Wave in Data Center Cooling

Speakers: Don Mitchell  (OpenComputeProject, Victaulic), John Gross  (JM Gross Engineering), Vali Sorell  (Microsoft), Jason Rafkind  (Stack Infrastructure), John Musilli  (Critical Project Services)

Session Type: Workshop

Aug 16 Monday | 10:45 am

Data Center Sustainability Workshop (Presented by Omdia Research)

Speakers: Moises Levy  (Omdia), Dennis Hahn  (Omdia), Kevin Kent  (Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions)

Session Type: Workshop

Aug 16 Monday | 1:00 pm

Case Study: From Data Centers to Cell Towers, Energy Continues to Dominate Communications

Speakers: Shawn McGowan  (US Cellular), Geoff Overland  (Franklin Energy)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

How People, Processes and Technology are Redefining Data Center Operations

Speakers: John Hevey  (BCS Data Center Operations), Danny Crocker  (BCS Data Center Operations)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Mentors and Mentees - Making the Relationship Work

Moderator: Carrie Goetz  (StrategITcom, LLC)

Panelists: Wendy Stewart  (Databank), Jane Hsieh  (Aligned), Carol Oliver  (CEO Communications)

Speaker: Svitlana Palona  (LUMEN)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 1

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

The Impact of Disruption on the Future of Data Centers

Speaker: Edward Henigin  (Data Foundry)

Location: S330FE

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies, Continuing Professional Education Credits

Session Type: Session

The Show Must Go On! Pre-manufacturing Minimizes Site Personnel

Speaker: Jack Kolar  (TAS)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Aug 16 Monday | 2:20 pm

Case Study: What's Your Company's Strategic Plan for Data Center Growth?

Speaker: Paul Thornton  (1&1 IONOS Inc)

Location: S330FE

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Optimizing Your Facility Through Software-Defined Cooling

Speakers: Ameya Soparkar  (Rittal North America LLC), Shahar Belkin  (Zuta Core), Ofer Lior  (Intel)

Location: S330BA

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Pivoting the Power Paradigm: A Panel Discussion on 415/240 VAC Power to Better Serve Customers

Speakers: Matt Burkle  (Chatsworth Products), Salvador Gonzalez  (Equinix), Robert Hudock  (E & I Engineering), David Knapp  (Chatsworth Products)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 2

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

Aug 16 Monday | 3:50 pm

Case Study: A Glimpse into the Future - The Urban 5G Project

Speaker: Keith Rutledge  (Compass Datacenters)

Location: S330FE

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Creating Standard Security Frameworks for Improving Data Center Security Posture

Speakers: Joey Arato  (Facebook), Jon Littel  (Google)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control, Continuing Professional Education Credits

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Just Moved My Data Center to Las Vegas…Road Trip!!!

Speakers: John Parker  (Esri), Al Nichols  (Silverback)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Plan for the Data Center of Tomorrow When Building Today

Speakers: Bill Reed  (MaxCell), Tracy Kastle  (MaxCell), Juan Peneranda  (Corning Optical Communications)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 3

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

Wading Through the Waterless Trend in Data Center Cooling Design

Speaker: Miles Auvil  (Trane Technologies)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Aug 17 Tuesday | 8:00 am

Case Study: Keeping Your Cool In Hotlanta – Sustainably!

Speakers: Al Nichols  (Silverback), Paul Surdykowski  (USystems), Brandon Peccoralo  (DataBank)

Location: S330FE

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Data Center Metrics are Evolving

Speaker: Moises Levy  (Omdia)

Location: S331BA

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session

Data Centers' Impact on Climate Change and the Transition to Zero-Carbon Emissions

Speaker: Kevin Kent  (Critical Facilities Efficiency Solutions)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 4

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

The Data Center Hybrid 19 Elements - Cloud/Colocation/Enterprise Impact - COVID 19 and Update

Speaker: Mark Evanko  (BRUNS-PAK WORLDWIDE, INC.)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Aug 17 Tuesday | 10:30 am

Case Study: Light It Up! Understanding Fiber for Tomorrows Data Center

Speakers: Christina Olsen  (Belden), Jocelyn Belanger  (Belden), Henry Franc  (Belden), Carrie Goetz  (StrategITcom), Chris Hillyer  (UC Davis Health)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Off-Grid Edge Data Centers

Speaker: Jon Eaves  (Edge Centres)

Location: S330FE

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Case Study: The Logistics and Economics of Data Center Rightsizing

Speaker: Tad Davies  (Fodere)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Case Study: The Power of Forging Relationships - Facilities and IT

Speaker: Ryan Gruver  (Banner Health)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Going Green on a Blue Planet (PUE Doesn't Tell the Whole Story)

Speaker: Stuart Kay  (Airedale / Modine)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Production Information Tech Talk 5

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

Aug 17 Tuesday | 12:40 pm

Colocation: Low Risk Solutions for Network, Hybrid IT and Edge Services

Speakers: Moises Levy  (Omdia), Alan Howard  (Omdia)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials, Continuing Professional Education Credits

Session Type: Session

Production Information Tech Talk 6

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

Research: What's All the Hype About Cloud Service Provider Hyperscalers

Speaker: Dennis Hahn  (Omdia)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

The Devil is in the Detail: Strategic MEP Upgrades in Data Centers

Speakers: Jeff Clark  (Michaud Cooley Erickson), Mark Rogers  (Michaud Cooley Erickson)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

The Inclusive Project

Speaker: Nancy Novak  (compass datacenters)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Vendor Neutrality and Open Source: Optimizing the Data Center Design Process

Speaker: Rob Coyle  (Open Compute Project)

Location: S330FE

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session

Aug 17 Tuesday | 2:00 pm

Case Study: Mission Critical - The Veteran Operated Data Center

Speakers: Sudhir Kalra  (compass datacenters), Kristen Vosmaer  (Salute Mission Critical)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Data Center Interconnection: The Key Enabler for Enterprise Digital Transformation

Speaker: Ivo Ivanov  (DE-CIX)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Electrical Power 101: An Introduction to Data Center Electrical Power

Speakers: Joseph Prisco  (IBM), Arkadiy Tsfasman  (IBM)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Hit, Hold, or Fold - The Infrastructure Dilemma of When to Build New, Upgrade, or Decommission

Speaker: Adrienne Ratmansky  (Accenture)

Location: S330FE

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 7

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

The Power to Feel Edgy - Is It Green?

Speaker: Carrie Goetz  (StrategITcom, LLC)

Location: The Power to Feel Edgy - Is It Green?

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Aug 17 Tuesday | 3:15 pm

Quantum Computing: Preparing for the Future of the Data Center

Keynote: Dr. Celia Merzbacher  (Quantum Economic Development Consortium)

Location: S310

Session Type: Keynote

Aug 18 Wednesday | 8:00 am

Case Study: Got Cloud? The Democratization of Analytics

Speakers: Joe Thykattil  (Cox Communications), Keith Dobbins  (VMware)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Hybrid Cooling Data Centers – Challenges and Lessons Learned

Speakers: Don Mitchell  (OpenComputeProject), John Gross  (JM Gross Engineering)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Tractor Supply Co. Data Center Growth Challenges and Achievements

Speaker: Jeffery Smith  (Tractor Supply Co.)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 8

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

Strategies for Re-Using Data Center Heat Energy and Their Impact on PUE (Both Real and Perceived)

Speaker: Lars Strong  (Upsite Technologies)

Location: Strategies for Re-Using Data Center Heat Energy and Their Impact on PUE (Both Real and Perceived)

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Transforming Your Data Center Infrastructure: Leveraging Interconnectivity to Optimize Performance and Competitiveness

Speaker: Mary Stanhope  (Unitas Global)

Location: S330FE

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session

Aug 18 Wednesday | 9:10 am

Big Data and Teamwork: What Businesses Can Learn from Sports Analytics

Keynote: Christina Chase  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sports Lab)

Location: S310

Session Type: Keynote

Aug 18 Wednesday | 10:20 am

Data Center Design: Important Airflow and Cooling Considerations You're Likely Overlooking

Speaker: Lars Strong  (Upsite Technologies)

Location: S330FE

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Get with the Program: Using Proven Methods to Expand Construction

Speaker: Marcus Walker  (JE Dunn Construction)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Prevent Thermal Runaway in Lithium-Ion Batteries in Mission Critical Facilities

Speaker: William Sudah  (Honeywell)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 9

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

The Colo Commandments

Speaker: Kirk Killian  (Partners National Mission Critical Facilities)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Aug 19 Thursday | 1:20 pm

Considerations for a Successful Data Center Migration

Speaker: Craig Rhodes  (Structured Communication Systems, Inc.)

Location: S331BA

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Going Beyond Renewable PPAs, Sustainable Power Solutions for Data Centers

Speaker: Kyle Kropf  (Black & Veatch)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Leveraging IoT Remote Support Systems

Speaker: Tanja Lewit  (Alternate E Source)

Location: S330FE

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session

Navigating the Path to Decarbonization One Step at a Time

Speakers: Allan Schurr  (Enchanted Rock), Bill Bubenicek  (Generate), Drew Thompson  (Black & Veatch)

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 9

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

Aug 19 Thursday | 2:40 pm

Balancing Safety, Security and Convenience in Colocations

Speakers: James Eiten  (Flexential), John Joyce  (Genetec)

Location: S330HG

Track: Data Center IT Infrastructure & Platforms, Continuing Professional Education Credits

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Unrealized Effects of Natural Hazards on Data Center Business Performance

Speaker: Benjamin Kosbab  (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)

Location: S330DC

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control

Session Type: Session

Energy Efficiency and Cash Incentives for Data Centers?

Speaker: Mary Darling  (ICF)

Location: S330BA

Track: Mission Critical Facilities & Energy Management

Session Type: Session

Implementing a PMO Model for Precise Execution of Data Center Security Systems

Speaker: Grace Li  (Convergint Technologies)

Location: S330FE

Track: Design, Build, Operate, & Control, Continuing Professional Education Credits

Session Type: Session

Product Information Tech Talk 10

Location: S331DC

Session Type: Sponsored Session

What's Next? Planning For Tomorrow's IT Installation

Speaker: Herb Villa  (Rittal North America)

Location: S331BA

Track: Advanced Data Center Strategies

Session Type: Session