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Data Center World 2021

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 2021 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.

John GrossOwner, Mechanical EngineerJM Gross Engineering

Owner and Mechanical Engineering Lead for Data Center and Central Utility Plant Design and Commissioning, with experience in both design and commissioning of a wide range of Data Center and Central Plant sizes and complexities. Ranging from Enterprise to Public Life Safety Operations and EMP Shielded, conventional air-cooled to water-cooled to two-phase immersion cooled, to Mission Critical Central Plant replacements while maintaining 100% Uptime, John has the knowledge and experience to tackle virtually any Data Center or Central Plant project. A voting member of ASHRAE TC9.9 and currently the only consulting engineer on the committee’s Liquid Cooled Working Group, John has helped author white papers on Liquid Cooling trends and design considerations, and is the lead author on Chapter 13 (Reliability and Availability) of the soon-to-be-published revision to ASHRAE TC9.9 Book 3 in the Datacom Series – Design Considerations for Datacom Equipment Centers. Key member of OCP Advanced Cooling - Facilities Steering Committee addressing the challenge of standardizing and optimizing deployment of liquid cooled IT into data centers. With his extensive experience in large Mission Critical infrastructure design and commissioning, he brings a unique Operations-Focused approach to the design of critical faciliites.