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Deploying Success: Military Veterans in the Data Center Industry

Kirk Offel  (Founder, CEO, Overwatch)

Location: Room 202B

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 3:40 pm - 4:30 pm

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Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Join us for an inspiring session exploring the unique contributions of military veterans in the data center industry. This session will highlight the valuable skills and experiences that veterans bring to the table, including leadership, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving. Learn from industry experts and veterans themselves as they share their journeys, discuss career opportunities, and provide insights into how the data center industry benefits from a veteran workforce. Discover how military training translates into successful careers in data center management, operations, security, and more. Whether you're a veteran looking to transition into the industry, or an employer interested in hiring veterans, this session offers valuable perspectives and strategies for deploying success in the data center field.


  1. Transferable Skills: Military veterans possess valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving that are highly applicable in the data center industry. Employers can benefit from leveraging these transferable skills to enhance operational efficiency and innovation within their organizations.
  2. Career Opportunities: Veterans transitioning into civilian careers can explore diverse opportunities within the data center industry, including roles in management, operations, security, maintenance, and more. The session will highlight specific pathways and strategies for veterans to enter and excel in these roles.
  3. Industry Benefits: The data center industry gains significant advantages from hiring veterans, including their strong work ethic, discipline, and ability to thrive in high-pressure environments. Employers will learn about the positive impact that veterans can have on productivity, culture, and overall success within data center organizations.
  4. Support and Resources: The session will provide insights into available resources and support networks for both veterans seeking employment in the data center industry and employers interested in recruiting and retaining veteran talent. Understanding these resources can facilitate successful transitions and partnerships between veterans and employers in the data center sector.