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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).

The Unappreciated Variable

Chris Crosby  (CEO, Compass Datacenters)

Location: Room 6AB

Date: Wednesday, May 10

Time: 2:35 pm - 3:25 pm

Pass Type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member

Track: Colocation, Hyperscale and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Management theorist Peter Drucker once said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast". As businesses grapple with the short and long-term impact of COVID on the work environment, 100% remote, 100% office or somewhere in between they can expect real solutions to be few and the associated trade-offs to be many. For many organizations, their on-going ability to grow and thrive will depend on inculcation and strength of a distinct corporate culture. In this presentation, Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters, explores the importance and impact of a strong company culture. Among the areas Chris will address are the definition and elements of a corporate culture, what it is (and isn't), and why its important. Mr. Crosby will also provide real-life examples of how cultures originate and are built and why some succeed, and others fail despite the best of intentions.


Attendees will learn:
- The true definition of corporate culture
- How a culture built
- There is no "one size fits all"
- How culture can be an aid to success or a contributor to failure