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Data Center World 2022

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 2022 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. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Al NicholsExecutive ConsultantSilverback Data Center Solutions

Al Nichols, entrepreneur and MBA, founded and ran a leading data center solutions provider specializing in mission critical Data Center Migrations, DCIM Implementation, and Smart Hands services for 20 years. He focused on building an unmatched culture of service. Al and his team are now part of Silverback Data Center Solutions, where they continue to innovate for leading enterprises in banking, healthcare, software, energy, and many other verticals, and align closely with leading colocation providers. The Silverback Team is sought after for its professionalism, 20 years of experience, best-practice standards, and service culture. In addition to serving thousands of clients from leading Fortune 10 enterprises on down, Al has been active in leadership roles in the leading data center industry organizations that promote best practices & education. Al has been a member of 7x24 Exchange since 2001. He was chosen as a Delegate to the 2007 Uptime Charrette on Data Center Design – “Engineering & Managing Site Infrastructure of the Future”, that was the genesis of many of the DCIM solutions in use today. He is a past President and current board member of the DFW AFCOM Chapter, where he is currently focusing on leading innovation with a model of Multi-Chapter events during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Al received the Volunteer of the Year Award, & his DFW Chapter the Event of the Year Award, at the 2021 AFCOM Data Center World. He is a member of the Infrastructure Masons. Al organizes and is a frequent Moderator and Panelist on topics including Data Center Migration, Colocation, High-Density Cooling, Edge Technologies, 5G, and Hybrid Strategy, and he has co-presented Educational Case Studies & Best Practices at AFCOM Data Center World.