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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).

Case Study: Come for the disaster, stay for the recovery

Raymond Parpart  (Director Data Center Operations & Strategy, University of Chicago)

Butch Adkins  (Data Center Infrastructure & Operations Manager, University of Kentucky)

Location: 9BC

Date: Tuesday, March 29

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

University of Chicago
University of Kentucky

Everyone likes to share all the amazing Data Center technologies and success stories. We will talk about those scary items behind the curtain. Real life, catastrophic events that have taken place at some leading institutions of Higher Education will be discussed. The interesting part is mitigation and lessons learned preventing a reoccurrence. We will share often hidden details of such events! So come to hear the story and stay as we share what we have learned!


• *#@$ happens! How do you respond and learn from these events
• Team work is key. How to leverage the amazing talents of your teams, technical staff, and partners
• Mitigation: Did we learn from our efforts? Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Intended Audience

  • Those who have had that sinking feeling when the phone rings at 2:00 am
  • Data Center team members who operate on think budgets and stretched teams
  • Anyone who wants to laugh and hopefully take away lessons learned from someone who has worked through catastrophic events.