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Save the date for Data Center World 2023: May 8-11, 2023. 

Data Center World 2022

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 2022 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. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Beyond Meta: Welcome to the Data Center World Experience!

Speaker: Bill Kleyman  (Switch)

Location: 9BC

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Keynote

Managing Digital Infrastructure: The Leaders Workshop for Advanced DCIM Concepts

Speaker: Bill Kleyman  (Switch)

Location: 6ABC

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Workshop

ESG: The practicalities of deployment & scale

Speaker: William Bubenicek  (Generate Capital)

Location: 6ABC

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Renewable power and ERCOT

Speakers: Alise Porto  (Switch), Kenan Ögelman  (ERCOT), Kevin Gresham  (RWE Renewables Americas, LLC), Shannon McClendon  (Demand Control 2)

Location: 9BC

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

On Demand Only: ESG- The practicalities of deployment & scale

Speaker: Bill Bubenicek  (Generate Capital)

Location: On Demand

Pass type: All Access, Digital, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: On Demand

On Demand Only: STATE OF THE DATA CENTER 2022 REPORT: NEW INSIGHTS, FORECASTS, AND ALL-NEW QUESTIONS

Speaker: Bill Kleyman  (Switch)

Location: On Demand

Pass type: All Access, Digital, Industry Conference, Standard

Session Type: On Demand

Kleyman, Bill

Title: EVP of Digital Solutions

Company: Switch

Bill Kleyman joined Switch in 2019 and has never looked back. Bringing in more than 15 years of experience, Bill works with Switch’s marketing, branding, engagement, and technology teams to support new business initiatives, marketing programs, industry messaging. As an industry analyst, speaker, and blogger, Bill helps the Switch team develop new ways to impact the digital infrastructure industry as leaders in sustainability, Exascale design, ESG, power development, and more.

Before joining Switch, Bill was the CTO at MTM Technologies, where he worked with new designs around virtualization, data center architecture, and cloud design. He was also a leader in the cloud and DevOps practice at EPAM Systems. He leveraged his multi-lingual skills to support next-generation digital engineering solutions on a global scale.

Bill is also an Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) Advisory Council Board Member, helping push the digital ecosystem and data center industry forward. As a part of iMasons, Bill holds the chair position for the IM Millennials/GenZ Member Resource Group, focusing on inspiring and bringing young people into the technology industry. Recently, Bill received the 2020 IM100 Award and the 2021 iMasons Education Champion Award for his work with numerous HBCUs and for helping diversify the digital infrastructure talent pool. Bill is a champion for D&I and works closely with Switch and iMasons to further diversity, inclusion, and equality program.

Outside of his day job, Bill enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about everything related to technology.

His published and referenced work can be found on WindowsITPro, Data Center Frontier, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, AFCOM, TechTarget, DarkReading, CBS Interactive, others. Mr. Kleyman is a regularly featured keynote presenter, contributing editor, and speaker at major industry events including Oracle Cloud Day, Oracle OpenWorld, Interop, AFCOM Data Center World, DCD, Channel Partner Expo, ITPro Today, Cisco Live, Google Partner Days, and many others.

As an avid adventurer, Mr. Kleyman loves taking road trips, train trips across the country, and participating in all sorts of outdoor activities and sports. Most of all, he loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and two pups.

Porto, Alise

Title: VP of Sustainability and Strategic Initiatives

Company: Switch

Alise Porto joined the Switch team in 2015 and has held several key senior management roles, currently serving as Vice President of Sustainability & Strategic Initiatives. As an invaluable member of the Sustainability Team, she is responsible for the oversight of Switch’s environmental, social and governance initiatives (ESG), and is responsible for implementing sustainable energy and resource management strategies that align with the company’s overall policies and goals of being environmentally and socially sustainable, in partnership with the Policy team. In addition, she leads Switch’s energy procurement strategy, and energy resources, including Switch’s retail electric provider activities in Texas and various resource management initiatives. She similarly leads the development and execution of special projects associated with business development and innovative sustainable water resource management. Alise also co-leads the Switch Newsroom team that is responsible for public relations, corporate communications and corporate events and represents the companies interests at the Nevada Legislature. Alise received her degree from University of Nevada Las Vegas and completed the University of California Berkeley Sustainable Capitalism & ESG program. She is native to Nevada, loves spending time with her family, coaching her children’s sport’s teams, cooking and traveling.