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.
Kirk Killian represents financial institutions, insurance companies, telecoms, and other Fortune 1000 clients in procuring data centers, colocation space and telecom switches. Since 1999, he has completed mission critical projects for many of the world's largest corporations in 40 states and internationally. Kirk is a frequent presenter at data center industry conferences and content contributor to industry publications. He serves on Mission Critical Magazine’s Technical Advisory Board, previously served on 7x24Exchange’s Southwest Chapter Board of Directors, and has given guest lectures in Southern Methodist University’s Masters of Data Center Engineering Program. Kirk received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from SMU, is married, and has one daughter. Previous Conference Presentations: “Renewing Colocation Contracts: Getting More & Spending Less” – 2020 AFCOM Data Center World (virtual), (8/2020) “Destination Colocation: Off-Premises & Cloud Compatible” – 2020 Interop (virtual), 10/2020 “Choosing Colocation: Supplementing On-Prem + Stairway to Cloud” – 2019 AFCOM Data Center World, Phoenix, AZ (3/2019) Workshop: “Colocation Bootcamp” – 2019 AFCOM Data Center World, Phoenix, AZ; (coordinator/co-presenter, 3/2019) “Where’s My Data Center” – CoreNet Global Summit, Anaheim, CA (10/2019) Mastering Colocation to Maximize Profit” – Channel Partners Conference 2019, Las Vegas, NV (4/2019) “Road Map to Off-Premises Computing” – CapRate Data Center Summit, Denver, CO (panelist, 8/2017) “Data Center Site Selection” – Guest Lecture to SMU’s Masters of Data Center Engineering Program, Dallas, TX (3/2017) Plus, dozens of previous conference sessions at Data Center World, CAUCUS, ACORD, CIOBC, CoreNet Global, Data Center Dynamics, and Securities Industry Association.