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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).

It's Not Me it's My Supply Chain: Dealing with the New Reality

Nancy Novak  (Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters)

Location: Room 9BC

Date: Thursday, May 11

Time: 9:40 am - 10:30 am

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- BUILD, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Post-pandemic data center projects will require companies to develop a heightened degree of agility. Disruptions in supply chains will characterize the industry for the foreseeable future and force data center providers to adopt new modes of operation.

In this presentation, Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters, will explore how success in this new environment necessitates a convergence of technology, a focus on continual improvement, and openness to change. Among the topics Nancy will cover are the elements of adaptability, overcoming impediments to change, and the new role of provider as consultant and their impact on customer satisfaction.


Attendees will learn:

  • The importance of corporate culture to deal with supply chain uncertainty
  • How to facilitate a transparent and positive customer relationship
  • Why reliance of traditional sequencing and milestones may have a negative impact on achieving project goals