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Data Center Growth Over 25%: WHO WILL OPERATE THEM?

Dennis Cronin  (Board Director, Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA))

Location: Room 201

Date: Tuesday, April 16

Time: 10:00 am - 10:50 am

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Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

We can get data centers built, where is the skilled talent to maintain these sites? Our data centers are becoming more sophisticated, sustainable, and populated with ever-emerging new technologies, thus demanding more knowledgeable and multi-disciplined operators. The Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA) is focused on developing Mission Critical curriculums at established Higher Education Institutions.

This conference session will discuss:

  • Talent/Manpower shortages - with explosive growth making it worse
  • Established institutional programs - degrees, certificates, and work force development
  • Other Institutions with expressed interest in standing up programs
  • The rising interest in apprenticeship and intern programs
  • The value in certifications
  • How to get involved


  • Learn the benefits of institutional programs vs. commercial training
  • How to tackle the talent shortage: Contribute to the solution
  • How to share your knowledge & help fund training and certification programs programs
  • How can attendees and others get involved?