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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: Part 1 of 2- Why Our Job Sites Must Be Respectful and Inclusive Places to Work

Ben Kaplan  (Senior Vice President, Turner Construction)

Maja Rosenquist  (Senior Vice President, Mortenson)

Vicki O'Leary  (Director of Diversity, Ironworkers International)

Kevin Hilton  (Advancing Ironworking Contractors and Ironworkers, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT))

Location: Ballroom BC

Date: Monday, May 8

Time: 9:55 am - 10:45 am

Pass Type: All Access- BUILD, Data Center Build

Session Type: BUILD

Vault Recording: TBD

A two-day conversation about job site intolerance. On Day 1, Ben Kaplan will lead a conversation about what it means and what it takes to assure our job sites are respectful and inclusive for everyone. Topics will include why this is important, what it takes to maintain zero tolerance for racism, sexism and intolerance, and expanding the definition of a safe job site to include emotional safety.

On Day 2, Ben and peers will provide examples of how we can drive change and encourage respectful and inclusive behavior on-site. They will engage with the audience to identify successful experiences and address challenges people have faced.


  • Understand the realities of intolerance on a job site
  • Appreciate why a change of culture is urgently required
  • Learn how to drive & sustain inclusive and respectful job sites