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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).

Burcin KaplanogluVice PresidentOracle

Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu is a recognized industry technologist, innovator, thought leader, and keynote speaker. He is leading innovation for the Oracle Vertical Industries and is the Co-Founder of Oracle Industry Labs. Oracle Vertical Industries provide best of breed industry solutions including Construction and Engineering, Energy and Water, Communications, Food and Beverage, Banking and Insurance Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Hospitality, Retail, Public Sector.

Kaplanoglu recognized by LinkedIn as one of their Top Voices for sharing developments in AI, robotics, 5G, and other emerging technologies.

He is Chair of the Board Committee at Institute for AI in Construction funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) since 2020. In 2022, he received the prestigious James B. Porter Award for Technology Leadership by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in recognition for his contributions, innovation and dedication to the construction and engineering industry. He was named one of Engineering News Record (ENR) 's "Top 20 Under 40" in 2016 and most recently recognized as one of ENR's 2022 Top 25 Newsmakers. He was acknowledged as one of the "BuiltWorlds 2020 Mavericks" in the Technologists category, as one of the 7 "AEC Innovators" by @BD+C magazine,. He received Oracle Construction and Engineering "Let's build" award in 2020. He is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.

Kaplanoglu was previously vice president, director of operations at Lendlease's Telecommunication's infrastructure business unit, where he was responsible for innovation, strategy, and operations. During his 16 years at Lendlease, he led construction projects, spearheaded national real estate development programs, developed corporate operational systems, and initiated process improvements to operations. He frequently speaks and publishes articles related to the corporate innovation, Internet of Things, disruption of tech, investments, and construction technology, the next generation of wireless communication (5G), and innovation leadership.