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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).

Dennis WenkPrincipal ConsultantIndependent Consultant

Mr. Wenk is a Director and Principal Consultant, Focused on Next Gen BC/DR and Operational Resilience. eMail: [email protected], Twitter: @sinnedknew, LinkedIn: He has consulted worldwide with large Fortune 500 customers; Generating demand for Cloud Infrastructures and implementing cloud computing solutions for technology-intensive organizations in over 20 different countries; tackling the challenging, complex, and ambiguous problems associated with these transformations. His experience includes developing architectures and strategies for highly available, resilient and secure infrastructures in hybrid IT-environments (Unix, Linux, MS, MF) using multiple hypervisors (VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, XEN). He has performed quantitative operational-risk assessments that justify the significant investments required to build, transform and maintain resilient infrastructures; he has performed emerging-technology assessments, created IT consolidation and transition strategies, developed site selection criteria and consolidated complex heterogeneous IT-environments. In addition, he has developed consumption charging methodologies and conducted performed capacity/performance evaluations in large, complex IT environments. Dennis has developed a number of risk-based services that economically quantify the return on investment to increase competitive advantage, operational resiliency and improve business continuity programs. Dennis Wenk earned an MBA in Accounting and Finance, BS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University. He is a Certified Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP), Certified Organizational Resiliency Executive (CORE), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Data Processor (CDP), and Certified Systems Professional (CSP), certified in ITIL Service Management and ITSM. Dennis currently sits on the Advisory Board for Continuity Insights; serving as Technology Chair. He has held the positions of ‘Cloud Special Interest Group Leader’ for the Outsourcing Institute and ‘Business Continuity Focus Expert’ for Information Technology Infrastructure Management Group. He is an advisor to Business Continuity Services Group and The Global Conference on Disaster Management. Dennis has written award-winning professional articles, white-papers and has been published in Information Week, Computer Performance Review, Trends and Topics, Continuity Insights, Infosystems, Computer Measurement Group, and DR Journal. He is a regular speaker at world-wide industry conferences. Some current topical expertise include; ‘Beyond Luck & Guesses: Overcoming the High Cost of Worthless Op Risk Models’, ‘3 Simple Complexities of Data Protection’, Risk Management Fundamentals: the Struggle for Stronger Resiliency Choices”, ‘Think About Never Failing, Not How To Recover’, ‘Focus On The Largest Source Of Risk: The Data Center’, ‘Risk Economics’, ‘Gaining Competitive Advantage: The Myth of the Resiliency Paradox’, ‘Eco-Friendly Data Center’, ‘Virtualization, a Resiliency Enabler’, ‘Economic Impact of Interruptions’, ‘Risk-based Business Continuity’, ‘High-Stakes Business Impact Analysis’, ‘A Risk-Based Approach to Internal Controls’, and ‘Resiliency: Clearing the Five Nines Hurdle’.