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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).

Chrissy OlsenSenior Manager - Global Data Center SolutionsWesco Anixter

Award winning, sales and leadership expert, Chrissy Olsen, brings over 27 years of experience in the technology and data center industry, she will deliver a mesmerizing tale of fortune and frustration – the ups and downs of disruption. She is driven to make sure her teams and colleagues learn sales and leadership strategies they need to succeed no matter what this marketplace does.

She started her career in infrastructure construction before founding her own technology design firm, where she scaled, and successfully merged with a larger firm. She then used her experience to spearhead many new data center industry business units, on a global scale. She is a key resource in assessing and strengthening company's industry knowledge and bring global consistency to complex data center projects.

Chrissy is widely regarded as the go-to source on customer engagement and retention.

She is heavily involved in organizations that lead the way for women's advancement in the technology industry, and she is an advocate for women's leadership. Her passion for advancing women in the industry occurs through organizations like iMasons, Women in Tech, Women in BICSI, Women in Entertainment.

Oh, did we mention that Chrissy is Italian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she's a bit mischievous, is witty, love's a microphone and talks a lot with her hands. Chrissy knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd, and provide thought leadership so that others can effectively learn something new at every event.

Chrissy has been invited to speak at industry educational events and organizations across the world including:

Data Center World - Orlando/Austin
Data Center World - Frankfurt
7x24 Exchange
Data Cloud USA
National Broadcast Association Conference(NAB)
Hollywood IT Summit

Infrastructure Mason's Women's Board Member(iMasons)
Women in Mission Critical(Wimco) Pacific Northwest Board
Board President - MEDCA - Media & Entertainment Data Center Alliance
Board Member – Wesco VOLT=Veterans Opportunity Liaison Team.

2022 Infrastructure Mason's IM100 Winner
2021 Belden Outstanding Growth Award
2010 Anixter Award of Excellence
2009-2010 Anixter Presidents Club
2003 SMPS Regional Conference Chairman – Award of Merit
2002 SMPS Recognition for Outstanding Service Award
2001 SMPS New Member of the Year Award