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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: Getting Started is the Hardest Part: Site Selection Amidst a Million Hurdles

Ali Greenwood  (Executive Director - Data Center Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield)

Haynes Strader  (Chief Development Officer, Skybox Datacenters)

Chris Curtis  (SVP Acquisition & Development, Compass Datacenters)

Brian Frazier  (Director - Energy Structuring, Priority Power)

Andrew Ford  (Vice President, GI Partners)

Location: Ballroom BC

Date: Monday, May 8

Time: 10:55 am - 11:45 am

Pass Type: All Access- BUILD, Data Center Build

Session Type: BUILD

Vault Recording: TBD

Securing power, entitlements, and community acceptance for a new data center is like finding the golden ticket these days. Ali Greenwood will be joined by power brokers & the biggest names in acquisition and land development to discuss the challenges facing major operators & the strategies to address.


  • Anticipate the hurdles for data center development and how they vary by region
  • Learn strategies for avoiding issues with entitlements and securing power
  • Gain knowledge of alternative strategies for development, such as converting existing industrial areas and/or mixed-use approaches