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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).
Mar 28 Monday | 7:30 am

Breakfast

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 28 Monday | 9:15 am

Can Resiliency Reduce Redundancy?

Speaker: Denise Elliott  (3M Company)

Pass type: All Access

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Workshop

Data Center 2025: An Omdia Research Forum

Speakers: Alan Howard  (Omdia), Moises Levy  (OMDIA), Vlad Galabov  (OMDIA), Roy Illsley  (Omdia), Dennis Hahn  (Informa / Omdia), Manoj Sukumaran  (Omdia)

Pass type: All Access, Data Center 2025: Omdia Research Forum

Session Type: Forum

Managing Digital Infrastructure: The Leaders Workshop for Advanced DCIM Concepts

Speaker: Bill Kleyman  (Switch)

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Workshop

Transitioning from On Prem to MTDC Space

Speakers: Salvador Gonzalez  (EQUINIX), Teri Acuna  (Panduit)

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Workshop

Understanding How the WAN Is Bending to the Shape of the Cloud

Speaker: Alex Henthorn-Iwane  (PacketFabric)

Pass type: All Access

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Workshop

Mar 28 Monday | 12:00 pm

Lunch

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 28 Monday | 1:00 pm

Deploying and Financing SMRs for the Data Center Sector

Speakers: Bill Bubenicek  (Generate Capital), Bret Kugelmass  (Last Energy)

Pass type: All Access

Session Type: Workshop

Is a sustainable data center achievable?

Speakers: Moises Levy  (OMDIA), Vlad Galabov  (OMDIA), Roy Illsley  (Omdia)

Pass type: All Access

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Workshop

The Path to Renewables is Missing a Bridge

Speaker: Gavin McQueen  (Sage Power and Reliability Company)

Pass type: All Access

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Workshop

Mar 29 Tuesday | 7:30 am

Breakfast

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 29 Tuesday | 10:00 am

Colo + Cloud Pathway Planning

Speakers: Kirk Killian  (Partners National Mission Critical Facilities), Peter Roosakos  (Foghorn Consulting)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

From Design to Build to Operate – Handing over the data center baton

Speaker: Lee Smith  (DataCenterDNA LLC)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

How software defined storage is revolutionizing data centers

Speaker: Dennis Hahn  (Informa / Omdia)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Providing Purpose and Promise for Veterans in Transition

Speaker: Kirk Offel  (OVERWATCH Mission Critical)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

The Cooling Conundrum: Water Sustainability and Data Density

Speaker: Phill Lawson-Shanks  (Aligned)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Mar 29 Tuesday | 11:00 am

Can I use that battery technology? Energy storage codes and Standards.

Speaker: Daniel Lambert  (ZincFive, Inc.)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Digital Twin + AI for Construction Planning, Monitoring, and Risk Analysis on the Largest Data Center Project, under construction in the United States

Speakers: Mani Golparvar  (Reconstruct Inc.), John Jurewicz  (Walbridge)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Shaping Urban Infrastructure with Data Centers

Speaker: Ferris Ellis  (Urban Dynamics)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Data centers: Energy consumption is all about workloads

Speaker: Levy, Moises (PhD)  (OMDIA)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Optimizing Efficiency: The Role of Smart Metering with Analytics

Speaker: Tanja Lewit  (Alternate E Source)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Mar 29 Tuesday | 12:00 pm

Lunch

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 29 Tuesday | 1:00 pm

Boldly Go: Innovating the New Digital Enterprise

Speaker: Jezzibell Gilmore  (PacketFabric)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Data Center Monitoring and Management Best Practices: How You Can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Speakers: Lars Strong  (Upsite Technologies), Tracy Collins  (EkkoSense)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

ESG: The practicalities of deployment & scale

Speaker: William Bubenicek  (Generate Capital)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Reimagining Data Center Talent — Finding Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Speakers: Phillip Koblence  (Nomad Futurist), Nabeel Mahmood  (Nomad Futurist)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Renewable power and ERCOT

Speakers: Alise Porto  (Switch), Kenan Ögelman  (ERCOT)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Mar 29 Tuesday | 2:00 pm

Alarming without Overwhelming: Best Practices to Drive Effective Response

Speaker: William Grant  (Casne Engineering)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Case Study: Come for the disaster, stay for the recovery

Speakers: Raymond Parpart  (University of Chicago), Butch Adkins  (University of Kentucky)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Server architecture in the AI era

Speaker: Manoj Sukumaran  (Omdia)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

The Edge: Moving Beyond the Hype

Speaker: Tony Grayson  (Compass Quantum)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Turning the Tables: A Bill of Rights for Data Center Customers

Speaker: Andy Stewart  (Evoque Data Center Solutions)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Mar 29 Tuesday | 3:00 pm

Case Study: Enhancing Data Center Uptime through Operational Practices

Speakers: Tad Davies  (Fodere), Bill Doty  (C.H. Robinson)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Panel - High Density Compute: Opportunities, Challenges & Roadmap to Success

Speakers: Greg Stover  (Vertiv), Jeremy Rodriguez  (NVIDIA), Kelly Sullivan  (Cyxtera), Fred Rebarber  (Vertiv)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Panel Discussion: Winning Strategies in the Data Center Workforce Talent War

Speaker: LaTonya McElroy  (BCS Data Center Operations)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Voice of the New Generation - Discussions with the Gen Next Advisory Council

Speaker: Michail Clutter  (AFCOM NextGen Advisory Board)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Mar 29 Tuesday | 4:00 pm

Expo Hall Opening Reception

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 30 Wednesday | 7:30 am

Breakfast

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 30 Wednesday | 8:30 am

Moving data centers from culprit to catalyst, and sustainability from tax to tailwind

Speaker: Ali Fenn  (ITRenew)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Session Type: Keynote

Mar 30 Wednesday | 10:00 am

Avoiding CO2 Emissions In Long Term Data Storage

Speaker: Rich Gadomski  (FUJIFILM Recording Media, USA, Inc.)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Building a data center within a data center- a data center rightsizing story

Speaker: Craig Rhodes  (Structured Communication Systems, Inc.)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Data Center Education - Colleges, Universities, Scholarships and Certification

Speaker: Dennis Cronin  (iMasons)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

How AIOps, DevOps and DCP are changing IT Operations

Speaker: Roy Illsley  (Omdia)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Preventing Thermal Runaway: Can lithium-ion battery fires be prevented?

Speaker: William Sudah  (Honeywell Fire)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Mar 30 Wednesday | 12:00 pm

Lunch

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 30 Wednesday | 1:30 pm

Case Study: Lessons Learned from [Literal] Fires in the Data Center

Speaker: Stacy Black  (Benchmark)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Making Business Continuity a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Dennis Wenk  (Independent Consultant)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Panel Discussion: Energy Efficiency Case Study and Cash incentives Received

Speakers: Mark Moody  (Vertiv), David Giusti  (Maryland Energy Administration), Mary Darling  (IFC), Varun Gaur  (IFC)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Smart grid ready UPS for a more sustainable data center

Speaker: Levy, Moises (PhD)  (OMDIA)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

The Devil's Advocate-Fiber Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Data Center

Speakers: Shad Sechrist  (Belden), Carrie Goetz  (StrategITcom.), Chrissy Olsen  (Belden), Christopher Hillyer  (UC Davis Health)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Mar 30 Wednesday | 2:30 pm

Achieve a 2N Redundant Electrical System on a Friendly Budget

Speaker: Puckett, Mike (PE)  (Puckett Engineering, PLLC)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Are we at the Watershed Moment for Immersion Cooling?

Speakers: Allison Boen  (Midas Immersion Cooling), Carlton Griffis  (Alcatex, Inc.), Pete Sacco  (PTS Data Center Solutions)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Provisioning Zero Trust Security to Physical and Virtual Network Paths to, from, and within the Data Center

Speaker: Joe warren  (Thales Cloud Protection and Licensing)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Transitioning to a Hybrid World of On Premise, Colocation and Cloud

Speaker: Joseph Furmanski  (UPMC)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Why Mentoring is Key For Data Center Talent for Years to Come

Speaker: Jane Hsieh  (Aligned)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Mar 30 Wednesday | 3:30 pm

Case Study: What we learned deploying robotic fiber automation in the Datacenter and the Edge

Speaker: Ivo Petrov  (Tripp Lite)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Data Center Optimization for a Sustainable Future

Speaker: Kevin Kent  (CFES)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Enterprise, Colocation, Edge, Cloud, Hybrid – I'm Confused!?! - A Strategic Approach to Streamlining Decision-Making in a Fast-Evolving, Hybrid World

Speakers: Al Nichols  (Silverback Data Center Solutions), Kristofer Mathisen  (David-Kenneth Group)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

It's all about Perspective: Overcoming Supply Chain Issues in Construction

Speakers: Joseph Schultz  (JE Dunn Construction), Matt Treat  (Katalyst Digital Infrastructure)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

What You Need to Know about IT Equipment Electrical Sustainability, Carbon Footprint, and Electrical Power Planning

Speakers: Joseph Prisco  (IBM), Rebecca Morones  (IBM)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Mar 30 Wednesday | 4:30 pm

Expo Hall Reception

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 30 Wednesday | 7:30 pm

Conference Party

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 31 Thursday | 7:30 am

Breakfast

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events

Mar 31 Thursday | 9:40 am

Assessing, Selecting, and Measuring Performance of Lithium-Ion Battery Backup Solutions

Speaker: Jonathan DiGiacomandrea  (Green Cubes)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Emerging Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Session

Kaiser Permanente Case Study – Confidently Deploy HPC in Data Centers that Weren’t Designed to Support It

Speaker: Al Nichols  (Silverback Data Center Solutions)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Colocation, Hosting and Cloud Innovation

Session Type: Session

Reaching Through the Rack: The Impact of Open Source Hardware on the Data Center Facility

Speaker: Rob Coyle  (Open Compute Project)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Design, Build, Operate, Control

Session Type: Session

Reunite. Rethink. Renew.

Speakers: Nancy Novak  (Compass Datacenters), Julie Albright  (USC)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

The Energy Transition Crossroads: Resiliency, Sustainability, and Data Center Economics

Speaker: Allan Schurr  (Enchanted Rock, LLC)

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Mar 31 Thursday | 12:00 pm

Lunch

Pass type: All Access, Standard

Session Type: Networking & Special Events