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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).

Kirk KillianPresidentPartners National Mission Critical Facilities

Kirk Killian is President of Dallas-based Partners National Mission Critical Facilities. He represents financial institutions, insurance companies, telecoms, and other Fortune 1000 clients in procuring data centers and colocation space. Since 1999, he has completed mission critical projects for many of the world's largest corporations in 40 states and internationally. 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 has presented sessions (or participated on panel discussions) at IT conferences by 7x24 Exchange, CapRate, Securities Industry Association, Interop, CoreNet Global, IT Procurement Summit, and AFCOM Data Center World (2022, 2021, 2020 – virtual, 2019, 2012, 2010) and co-presented the DCW Leaders Lab Colocation Bootcamp in 2019.