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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: Shaping Urban Infrastructure with Data Centers

Ferris Ellis  (Managing Director, Urban Dynamics)

Location: 10AB

Date: Tuesday, March 29

Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am

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

Urban Dynamics

In the world of infrastructure, data centers are the new kid on the block. They power our digital worlds while drawing massive amounts from our much more senior power, water, and gas grids. Now, with new societal priorities for the 21st century, it is time for them to evolve, revolutionize our physical infrastructure, and fulfill the growing needs for sustainability, circular economics, and digital equity! It is time for the data center to lead the infrastructure world!

This talk will examine how data centers can shape the rapidly growing interplays between the digital and urban landscapes. How we must bring a new perspective to both their design and infrastructure in general. And what this means for those in our communities. Crucially, it will examine projected needs for the coming decades. Past, present, and future ideas will be examined from around the world seeking to answer the question: How do data centers answer our urban infrastructure needs of the 21st century?


1. How we must approach infrastructure in the 21st century to accomplish societal needs in sustainability, circular economics, and digital equity.
2. What innovations the data center world can bring to infrastructure in general and the gaps it still needs to close.
3. Examination of numerous narratives from around the world that are paving the way for how data centers are leading towards a better world of infrastructure.
4. Clear considerations that can be incorporated into new data center projects to move towards these needs.