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Data Center World 2023

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 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center BUILD: Data centers are changing the construction industry

Nancy Novak  (Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters)

Location: Ballroom BC

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access- BUILD, Data Center Build

Session Type: BUILD

Vault Recording: TBD

A perfect storm is brewing in the data center and construction industries – huge demand and limited supply, a focus on sustainable building, a limited talent pool, and a requirement for safe & inclusive job sites. Nancy Novak will share her vision of how these confluences of factors are driving huge changes in the construction industry. Overall, data center companies have a reputation for being more innovative & culturally modern than many historically dominant verticals within construction, which means our industry has a duty to advance and change the way building is done.


  • Understand the perfect storm brewing that will change the construction industry
  • Realize the data center industry’s role in achieving this important mission
  • Prepare for what advancements in construction will mean for your business