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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: Solving Supply Chain Challenges

Mark Schultz  (Project Executive, Gray)

Richard Bralley  (Director, Global MTDC Accounts, Vertiv)

Phill Lawson-Shanks  (Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Aligned Data Centers)

Sarah Telford  (MEP Coordinator / OFE Lead, DPR Construction)

Location: Ballroom BC

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Pass Type: All Access- BUILD, Data Center Build

Session Type: BUILD

Vault Recording: TBD

It’s been a long 24 months of waiting on equipment, materials, and labor, and the next 24 months don’t look much easier. This session is designed to help navigate this new normal with strategies and technologies that reduce delays and cascading failures, with special attention paid to how the largest operators are approaching supply chain. Digital design, DfMA, liquid cooling, and prefab are just a few of the solutions that will be discussed and are proven to speed up time to market.


  • Recognition that supply chain issues are no longer a pandemic-only problem — they’re here to stay
  • Understand cascading failures, what causes them, and how to avoid them
  • Learn about modern means and methods for delivering jobs like digital design, prefab, and DfMA