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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).

Ben KaplanSenior Vice PresidentTurner Construction

Ben joined Turner after graduating from Drexel University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Early in his career, Ben advanced through various operations assignments working on some of Turner’s most significant projects. He also held several positions within the company including serving as the Estimating/Purchasing Manager for the New York Business Unit’s Interiors Division, Purchasing Manager for the Philadelphia Business Unit, and advancing to General Manager for the Philadelphia Business Unit’s Special Projects Division.

In 2004, Ben was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of Turner Logistics where he oversaw Turner’s sourcing and supply chain management division with over 160 staff. Through this experience he developed the knowledge and expertise for managing mission critical construction.

In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of Global Critical Facilities and in 2017 was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Critical Facilities. Global Critical Facilities employs a staff of over 1,000 data center construction professionals to complete more than 50 projects a year across 23 states with annual revenue exceeding $3 billion.