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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).

Connecting the Disconnected: A Boots on the Ground Approach

Nancy Novak  (Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters)

Julie Albright  (Dr. (PhD), Infrastructure Masons)

Location: 10AB

Date: Thursday, March 31

Time: 9:40 am - 10:30 am

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

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Compass Datacenters
Infrastructure Masons

The UN has identified the internet as a basic human right. This position is amplified as a result of our continued evolution to a knowledge based economy. This is a significant issue in the United States as an estimated 162 million citizens lack access to broadband internet. In this presentation, Digital Sociologist Dr. Julie Albright, author of the book Left to Their Own Devices and Nancy Novak, Compass Datacenters CIO, explain how digital inclusion is comprised of multiple elements including broadband access, digital literacy and the applications within a broad spectrum of the country. Building upon this foundation, the presentation will focus the economic and societal implications of the current state of inclusion in the country and examine the alternative strategies that may be implemented to enable all Americans to participate and succeed in our economic future.


Attendees will learn:

1) What inclusion means in a digital context
2) The current state of digital inclusion
3) The potential economic impact of improving digital inclusion
4) Why inclusion is an imperative for the future