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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 2 of 2- Why Our Jobsites must be Respectful and Inclusive Places to Work

Ben Kaplan  (Senior Vice President, Turner Construction)

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

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

Tiffany Boston  (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager, Mortenson)

Location: Ballroom BC

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 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 jobsites 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 jobsite to include emotional safety.

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


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