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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).

Raymond ParpartDirector Data Center Operations & StrategyUniversity of Chicago

Raymond Parpart currently serves the University as the Director of Data Center Strategy & Operations. In this role he is responsible for the University’s mission critical Data Center environments delivering expertise which includes system/facility design to operational support through government compliance for areas such as NIST, HIPPA, FISMA, and PCI. Raymond works closely with stakeholders to ensure 7x24 reliability to campus Data Center’s providing expert support assisting in the constant improvement of Supercomputer system hosting, colocation services, and energy efficiency in complex computing environments. His university purview extends to outsourcing strategy moving the mainframe to a hosted solution and working with campus on their cloud strategy finding the right technical model for business issues. Brining success and value, Raymond leads the University Service Desk and Global Operations Center proving 24x7 monitoring, triage, mitigation, and escalation of infrastructure issues. Prior to joining the University, he was the CTO / Global IT Architect & Operations manager responsible for global infrastructure, Data Center operations, desktop, and server standards for the General Motors Locomotive division where he developed standards and cost saving and innovations in the areas of voice, video, and data networking. Previously Raymond has served in both technical and management rolls for a major regional bank and global consulting company delivering infrastructure design and operations solutions to resolve business issues.