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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).

Providing Purpose and Promise for Veterans in Transition

Kirk Offel  (CEO, OVERWATCH Mission Critical)

Location: 8ABC

Date: Tuesday, March 29

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

OVERWATCH Mission Critical

Veterans are at 50% higher risk of suicide than their peers who have not served. Since 2001, more than 114,000 veterans have died by suicide. More than 40% of veterans say the experience high levels of difficulty when transitioning and more than 80% of civilian organizations have no veteran specific recruiting programs. According to a July 2021 report from the Uptime Institute, half of data center operators said they were experiencing difficulties finding candidates for open positions, up from 35% in 2018. Data centers will need to hire 300,000 more staff by 2025, which lack specialists like electricians, control specialists and technical engineers. This presentation will demonstrate how matching the supply of a highly trained and disciplined work force with the demand from a fast-growing data center industry can address the dual problems of skills shortages and the struggles of post-military deployment.


* Transitioning veterans are a highly skilled and largely untapped resource pool

* The data center industry is experiencing unprecedented demand and is struggling to properly staff the boom in the construction and operations

*Veteran in Transition programs can help those who have the skills but are struggling to find purpose and direction

*We all need to be doing more to support the men and women who serve our country. Veteran in Transition programs provide the promise of a brighter tomorrow.