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Data Center World 2022

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 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center Education - Colleges, Universities, Scholarships and Certification

Dennis Cronin  (Education Chair - iMasons, iMasons)

Location: 10AB

Date: Wednesday, March 30

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Infrastructure Masons

For years, the only education available for the Data Center Facilities (OT - Operational Technology) or Digital Infrastructure has been the commercial training organizations. Yet the demand for new talent far exceeds the available manpower. The Data Center industry is now maturing. The next generation of operators will need a much broader knowledge of their data center environment than their predecessors. More and more Colleges/Universities are stepping up to offer Data Center related curriculums. Who are these institutions, what are their programs, where does one go for scholarships and how to get credentialed? These questions will be addressed with an overview of active data center educational programs around the globe including a detailed review of a few of their curriculums. A reference list will be made available for attendees. Finally, we will address the challenges going forward to satisfy the industry's continuing need for manpower.


1. What type of degrees are being offered and where can I get a degree?
2. Getting industry credentials.
3. Defining Mission Critical career roles - its not all in the data center.
4. Attracting and fortifying the next generation.