Monday, September 12
6:30 AM - 6:45 PM

  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Monday, September 12, 6:30 AM - 6:45 PM
  • Tracks: 
Pick up your badge or stop by the registration desk with questions about Data Center World or AFCOM.

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Monday, September 12
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   R220
  • Session Number:  AAPCB
  • Monday, September 12, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
All Access Pass Continental Networking breakfast. Provided for those pre-registered for the enhanced All Access Pass. Badge required for access.

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Monday, September 12
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  AAP 1
  • Monday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Understanding how your data center is performing relative to metrics facilitates informed decision-making and reduces risk, and improves prioritization of needed actions. This session will show you how to optimize the management of your data center leveraging metrics. Metrics addressed will include: facility focused – space (horizontal and vertical), power,...
Speakers
David Eastman

VP InCommand Services
Server Farm
Presenter

Mr  John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management
ESRI
Presenter

Mr.  Tad Davies

Principal
Bick Consulting Services
Presenter

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  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  AAP 3
  • Monday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
This workshop highlights the opportunity for optimizing energy efficiency through precision commissioning and introduces some state-of-the art tools for execution. The audience will gain practical takeaways such as references and checklists to improve operations as well as a guide for commissioning processes.  The topic of precision commissioning and some emerging test...
Speakers
Doug Kindig

Vice President, Strategic Accounts
ComRent
Presenter

James McEnteggart, PE

Senior Vice President
Primary Integration
Presenter

Mr  Mark Siira

Director of Business Development and Technology Strategy
ComRent international
Speaker

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  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  AAP 2
  • Monday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
A mixed end-user and vendor panel will take attendees through the DCIM selection process from “maybe we need to look at DCIM” to successfully integrating DCIM into daily operations. The workshop will include how to define your specific requirements for DCIM, choosing a solution, budgeting and justifying the investment, through...
Speakers
Davey Harding

Data Center Manager
Amgen Inc.
Presenter

Ms  Jennifer Cooke

Research Director, IDC's Datacenter Trends & Strategies Group
IDC
Presenter

John Vasel

Director, Professional Services
Pinebreeze
Presenter

Mr.  Paul Goodison

CEO
Cormant Inc.
Presenter

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Monday, September 12
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room:   Level 2 Foyer
  • Session Number:  AAPRB
  • Monday, September 12, 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Take a break from your All Access Pass Workshops and grab a light snack in the foyer.

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Monday, September 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   R220
  • Session Number:  AAPL
  • Monday, September 12, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
All Access Pass Networking Luncheon is open to those that are pre-registered with an enhanced All Access Pass. Badge and lunch ticket required for entrance.

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Monday, September 12
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  NAWS
  • Monday, September 12, 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Tracks: 
First time attendees to Data Center World or those that haven't attended in over a year should stop by this session to network and learn about how to get the most out of your conference experience. Representatives from AFCOM will be on hand to discuss membership benefits and answer your...

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Monday, September 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This presentation covers the best practices of data center facility layout, physical security, mechanical system selection and operation, electrical system selection and operation, and facility maintenance policies and procedures for a mission critical facility. We will review critical facility code, design, and operational standards to specifically address facility conceptual design,...
Speaker
Steven Shapiro

Mission Critical Practice Lead
Morrison Hershfield Mission Critical
Speaker

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Risk affects every organization, although the types of threats that businesses face depend on varying factors, yet many businesses struggle to accurately identify and counter risks effectively. It's a simple fact that many data center facilities often overlook the essential need for their teams to be both competent and confident...
Speaker
Andrew Stevens

CEO/Managing Director
CNet Training
Speaker

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The data center concept is shifting from a building that houses mission-critical technology, to a collection of resources including edge, on-premise, and cloud data centers to drive business innovation. This session will cover IDC's MaturityScape for Data Center Transformation and discuss how creating Smarter data center resources will enable facility...
Speaker
Ms  Jennifer Cooke

Research Director, IDC's Datacenter Trends & Strategies Group
IDC
Speaker

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Emergencies are often inevitable due to the unexpected nature of blackouts, equipment failures, and natural disasters – and the resulting downtime can carry an enormous price tag. If you do not have an effective crisis recovery plan in place, it is nearly impossible to coordinate a streamlined response. This session...
Speaker
Mr  Robert Kirslis

Data Center Segment Marketing Manager
Eaton
Speaker

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This panel discussion focuses on eliminating common mistakes when moving or migrating to another data center or colocation facility. You will learn how to successfully move mission-critical applications and servers, and storage and network gear with intricate cable configurations. We'll also examine key steps involved in successfully migrating a data...
Speakers
David Eastman

VP InCommand Services
Server Farm
Panelist

Irwin Teodoro

National Practice Director of Data Center Transformation
Datalink
Panelist

James Cerwinski

Director, Product Marketing
Sunbird Software
Panelist

Jason Shepard

Managing Principal
Cresa MCS
Moderator

Tim Kittila

Director of the Data Center Practice
Parallel Technologies
Panelist

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Monday, September 12
1:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Increase your understanding of direct and indirect oversight of a data center's systems and policies  from a pragmatic viewpoint.  This presentation will provide an overview of Uptime Institute's Tier ratings, basic information for audit-ready policies and an operations manual, plans for risk analysis, mitigation and disaster recovery, details of an...
Speaker
Mr.  Patrick Turner

Chief Information Officer
Schoolcraft College
Speaker

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Monday, September 12
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

This presentation will talk about the design of your compute environment. Details about cabinet designs as well as media solutions to best connect your business. Topics such as: OCP, DAC, 40GB optics, 100GB optics, cabling/media, cabinet designs, and configuration management will come up in this session. This will be an end-user experience...
Speaker
Mr.  Bill Skinner

Data Center Infrastructure Services Manager
Bloomberg LP
Speaker

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As a follow-on to Emerson’s recent report highlighting the findings from a global survey on the Datacenter of 2025 comes the most recent thoughts, opinions, and practical ideas shaping the data center design, construction, architecture, operation, and environment within the near term. Join us as Emerson’s Jack Pouchet, vice president...
Speaker
Jack Pouchet

Vice President Business Development
Vertiv Global Solutions
Speaker

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Determining your data center strategy is first and foremost when it comes to meeting and managing your company's needs and protecting against risk whether it's a small-to-medium or Fortune 500 enterprise.  What is a consequence moment and how does it help form your strategy?   and what is . We’ll share...
Speaker
Tim Kittila

Director of the Data Center Practice
Parallel Technologies
Speaker

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IDC survey data shows that the amount of equipment in a data center has a direct impact on the amount of security breaches experienced, pointing to a continued struggle with managing infrastructure and processes. This session will include top DCIM players and newer market entrants to provide advice on improving...
Speakers
Greg Johnson

Director, Data Center Software Solutions
Schneider Electric
Panelist

James Cerwinski

Director, Product Marketing
Sunbird Software
Panelist

Ms  Jennifer Cooke

Research Director, IDC's Datacenter Trends & Strategies Group
IDC
Moderator

Jeremy Clute

Director, Product Management
Emerson Network Power
Panelist

Marina Thiry

Director, Strategic Marketing - Data Center Automation
ABB Inc.
Panelist

Mark Gaydos

Chief Marketing Officer
Nlyte
Panelist

Miles Auvil

Senior National Sales Manager, Data Center Solutions
Siemens
Panelist

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Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System is almost at the two-decade mark. Since its creation, it has evolved from shared industry terminology to the global standard for third-party validation of data center critical infrastructure. Some industry pundits have been frustrated with the process, or misrepresented the purpose/purview of the program. Session...
Speaker
Mr  Keith Klesner

Senior Vice President, North America
Uptime Institute
Speaker

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Monday, September 12
2:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn how a complex global organization can face the challenges of   location, infrastructure, culture and market.
Speaker
Jim Nelson

President / Chairman of Board
Business Continuity Services, Inc. / ICOR
Speaker

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Monday, September 12
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Level 2 Foyer
  • Session Number:  RB
  • Monday, September 12, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Take a short break from sessions and grab a light snack while making a new industry contact.

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Monday, September 12
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

100G celebrated two years of huge growth (145% in 2014 and 118% in 2015) and generated focus on a network foundation aimed at supporting new revenue growth opportunities, high-scale and high-margin services, and wholesale services. This session will delve into the importance of 100G access in terms of Ethernet speeds,...
Speaker
Mr  Mannix O’Connor

Director of Technical Marketing
MRV Communications
Speaker

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The implications of cloud, big data, social and mobile computing trends on the data center are compelling IT organizations to consider changes to existing infrastructure to deliver future business value. Four key requirements stemming from these and other emerging computing trends are the need for increased flexibility, power, bandwidth and...
Speaker
Mr  Dan McMullen

IBM Business Unit Executive - Site & Facilities Services
IBM Canada Ltd.
Speaker

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This session will give an overview of U.S. trends related to data center and cloud services outsourcing, consolidation drivers, and cost containment strategies.
Speaker
Tim Huffman

EVP, National Director Technology Solutions Group
Colliers International
Speaker

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Assessing performance is critical to data center operational planning. Historically, the only metric available is that for energy efficiency (PUE™). Building on PUE, The Green Grid has introduced the "performance indicator". It presents three key cooling performance metrics to ensure that in the bid to save energy, the assessed facility...
Speaker
Mark Seymour

CTO
Future Facilities
Speaker

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font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">While enterprise executives are constantly told it’s better and cheaper to put their businesses in the cloud, it may not actually help them achieve what they really want. In this session, we will dissect executive intentions for moving to the cloud, and how you can lead the way in transforming...
Speakers
Mr  Aaron Rallo

Chief Executive Officer
TSO Logic
Panelist

Carsten Baumann

Director Strategy IIoT & Microgrids - North American Operations
Schneider Electric
Moderator

Mr.  Paul Goodison

CEO
Cormant Inc.
Panelist

Mr  Tim Amey

Technical Specialist
CNet Training
Panelist

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A critical component is missing from our start-up process: “Practice time” is rarely provided for those who will operate the facility, even though the greatest potential for interruption over the life of the facility is human error. This session will compare the critical facility start-up process to practices employed in...
Speaker
Mr.  David Boston

Director, Facility Operations Solutions
TiePoint-bkm Engineering, LLC
Speaker

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Monday, September 12
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sponsored by:  Siemens
  • Room:   Generations Hall: 310 Andrew Higgins, New Orleans
  • Session Number:  OR
  • Monday, September 12, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
The Data Center World New Orleans 2016 Opening Reception will be held at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins, New Orleans, LA 70130 (approximately a 10 minute walk from the convention center.) Join your peers and exhibitors for some New Orleans flair and a night of networking at this...

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Tuesday, September 13
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   The Great Hall A
  • Session Number:  CB
  • Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A continental breakfast offering is available to you from 7:00-7:50am. Use this time to grab a bite, network with fellow attendees, and start your day off right!

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Tuesday, September 13
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Pick up your badge or stop by the registration desk with questions about Data Center World or AFCOM.

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Tuesday, September 13
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   The Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  KEY 1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Tracks: 
Gen. Russel Honoré is a no-nonsense leader on a mission to help the U.S. recapture the spirit that made it great. Gen. Honoré shares his principles and techniques for leading and operating in the 21st century. Leaders from all fields and those who aspire to be will benefit from his...
Speaker
Gen. Russel Honore

Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority
USA
Keynote

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Tuesday, September 13
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM

The adoption of and transformation to an enterprise cloud-enabled critical facilities ecosystem is creating the need for major adjustments to BC/DR. Maintaining a dual path to current business needs and enabling the business to transition to the newer ecosystem may impact the cost, risk, testing and overall readiness of the...
Speaker
Mr.  Luis Zepeda

Enterprise Architect to Critical Facilities and BC/DR
Walmart Technology
Speaker

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Get a closer look at how Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) combined a geothermal source of cold water with rear door heat exchangers to provide energy-efficient cooling for our supercomputer PIC1. We’ll then compare and contrast the efficiencies achieved on the same computer with a system transitioned to dedicated warm...
Speaker
Mr.  Ralph Wescott

Data Center Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Speaker

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So, you’ve made a decision to consolidate your data centers. Do you virtualize, go to the cloud, a colocation facility or build a new facility? Once those decisions are made, what are the issues, ramifications of the various options? Relocating your data center, while being fraught with risk and challenges,...
Speaker
Andy Abbas

Co-Founder and Vice President
Data Agility Group, Inc.
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Rosenberger North America
This informative session will focus on new developments in fiber optics for data centers with respect to: MTP/MPO ribbon array cabling, Wide Band Multi-Mode Fiber, patch panels that require no dust caps; and Visual Traceable Technology for ease of locating the corresponding ends of fiber optic jumpers. Increasing demands on...
Speaker
Shane Schulz

Director of New Business Development
Rosenberger North America
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Schneider Electric
Assessing where you are now, mapping out where you want to be, and monitoring all aspects of the data center are keys to success and improvements in availability and efficiency. In this presentation, we will discuss cloud-based monitoring of data centers—large and small—and define the role of analytics and automation...
Speaker
Karen Cooper

Business Development Manager, Digital Services
Schneider Electric
Speaker

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The physical and operational characteristics of private cloud IT hardware can be drastically different from legacy IT hardware. In planning a transition to private cloud, these differences bring into question the data center’s ability to operate efficiently or to safeguard the IT configuration. Adding to this problem is the fact...
Speakers
Jacob Bond

Engineering Manager, Americas
Future Facilities Inc
Speaker

Mr  John Parker

Disaster Recovery and Global Data Center Operations Management
ESRI
Speaker

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Whilst the Data Center Sector was borne of rapid and complex change, the landscape in which the sector exists continues to shift.  Challenges such as modified business models, sector consolidation, emerging markets, customer demands and differing internal capability requirements are highlighting the need for a new business paradigm. At the heart...
Speakers
Donna Jacobs

IT Sr. Director
University of Pennsylvania
Moderator

Ms  Jennifer Cooke

Research Director, IDC's Datacenter Trends & Strategies Group
IDC
Panelist

Ms  Lisa Huff

Principal Analyst
Discerning Analytics, LLC
Panelist

Dr.  Theresa Simpkin

Head of Department
Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University
Panelist

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Tuesday, September 13
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

Developing a data center strategy that includes outsourcing to colocation is not a simple decision or transition. Join this discussion of top tier colocation providers led by Liz Cruz of IHS that will answer the important questions CIOs and Data Center Managers face today. Industry experts from CyrusOne, Keystone...
Speakers
Dave Leonard

Chief Data Center Officer
ViaWest
Panelist

Ms  Liz Cruz

Associate Director
IHS
Moderator

Scott Brueggeman

Chief Marketing Manager
CyrusOne, Inc.
Panelist

Shawn Carey

VP & Co-Founder
Keystone NAP
Panelist

Steven Lim

Vice President, Marketing
Vantage Data Centers
Panelist

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Decisions and actions typically under the jurisdiction of the IT side of data center management can have a profound impact on the mechanical systems and resulting operating costs and capacity of the data center. By understanding these impacts, IT and facilities management are able to develop a cooperative approach to...
Speaker
Mr  Lars Strong, P.E.

Senior Engineer, Company Science Officer
Upsite Technologies
Speaker

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This session will provide an in-depth look at the full spectrum of assets that need to be protected in a data center. The presentation will cover how to define assets, identify common assets, and determine the criticality of that asset relative to the owner.
Speaker
Mr  Robert Lomb

Senior Specialist
Mead & Hunt Inc.
Speaker

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The global landscape has changed, and challenges associated with the second machine age are irreversibly impacting of the data center sector’s capabilities. . Based on recent empirical evidence, this session examines and identifies challenges and responses to leadership, management and practical skills demands to deliver capability improvements for enterprises and...
Speaker
Dr.  Theresa Simpkin

Head of Department
Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  CenturyLink
This interactive presentation details how attributes from retail and wholesale colocation are forming a new paradigm in data center services. As companies scale to meet the demands of the digital economy, and corporate goals of sustainability and security—yet still  reduce Total Cost of Ownership—it is changing what they need from service providers.
Speaker
Chip Freund

Global Marketing Manager
CenturyLink
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Emerson Network Power
Follow US Bank through their Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) journey and transformation. The journey will include RFI, RFP, vendor negotiation, securing funding, management approval, implementation and lessons learned as we moved from Aperture to Trellis.
Speaker
Mark Shanley RPA, FMA, CPMM, CPS

Vice President, Data Center Managed Services
US Bank on behalf of Emerson Network Power
Speaker

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The rationale for building on-premise data centers can vary greatly depending on a company’s business drivers, specific challenges, and size of installation. Whether deploying Edge applications or implementing a large data center, business managers need to determine the best strategy for investing in physical infrastructure. In this session, Scott Neal...
Speaker
Scott Neal

Director, Prefabricated Data Centers
Schneider Electric
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 13
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

IT blames the code, and developers blame the hardware and configuration. We all know that application performance is best when both are done well. This session will discuss why optimal enterprise application performance is essential to achieving optimal business performance, yet there are multiple approaches to solve the problems. A...
Speakers
Mr  Bernd Harzog

CEO
OpsDataStore
Panelist

Mr  Dave Wagner

CTO
OpsDataStore
Panelist

Jason Shepard

Managing Principal
Cresa MCS
Moderator

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Steve Hadgkiss will overview Bloomberg’s portfolio of data centers encompassing a wide array of technologies and industry trends driving decisions. Learn more about this business engine as we explore the major components of data center infrastructure, dynamic operations, and how the new Rockland County location prepares Bloomberg for the challenges...
Speaker
Steven Hadgkiss

NJ Data Center Operations Manager
Bloomberg
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Anritsu Company
Increased copper & fiber optic cabling within data centers drive client installation and verification demands. Data center operations struggle to install, verify and troubleshoot client connections and data center interconnects deployed daily in expanding data centers. They require a hand-held, all-in-one tool for testing and troubleshooting copper cables and fiber...
Speaker
Daniel Gonzalez

Business Development Manager
Anritsu Company
Speaker

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Sponsored by:  Emerson Network Power
Learn how the Liebert eXM UPS product line is solving crucial mid-size IT demands for power protection and distribution. Join our presenters as they reveal key benefits and advantages inherent when deploying the Liebert eXM. They’ll illustrate how to improve capacity management, risk avoidance, communications, control and flexibility; and lower...
Speakers
Dulani McLaurin

Product Manager, AC Power
Emerson Network Power
Co-Speaker

Scott Armul

Director AC Power Management
Emerson Network Power
Speaker

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This presentation will provide updates to the DeepWater Desal project, including the recent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) submittal. This project will be the world's first ocean-water cooled data center and seawater desalination colocation project.
Speaker
Gary Cudmore

Global Director - Data Centers
Black & Veatch
Speaker

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The demand for new technologies is driving data center growth and requirements. Regular investment is necessary, but many companies are faced with pressures from the market on improving their bottom line. This often leads to a focus on short-term results rather than long-term growth which can greatly limit technology and...
Speaker
Laura Cunningham

Cloud Economics Consultant
Speaker

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Gain new insight into the physical security and technical compliance world of casino gaming from this unique user case study. Think your facility’s secure? Wait until you see the controls in play in this industry!
Speaker
Christer Farr

CIO
Delaware Park and Casino
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 13
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   The Great Hall A - Access from inside Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL
  • Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
This luncheon will be held in The Great Hall A - accessible only from the entrance in the 100 aisle inside the Data Center World Exhibit Hall. Spend time networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors while enjoying a meal. Use this time to share real world experiences, tried and true best...

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Tuesday, September 13
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Hall B
  • Session Number:  EXPO
  • Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Network with industry experts, product managers, and company exectutives as well as your peers at the data center industry's one-stop-shop for products and services. 

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Tuesday, September 13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Hall B - Networking Lounge
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Grab a sweet treat and a drink to help fuel you through the many conversations you will have while in the exhibit hall today.

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Tuesday, September 13
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by:  CenturyLink
  • Room:   Hall B
  • Session Number:  EHCR
  • Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
For 35 years, the Data Center World Exhibit Hall has grown to become the one-stop-shop Product Showcase for the latest and greatest products and services for global data centers. Are you working on an upcoming or current project that needs the most efficient products to keep your data center running...

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Wednesday, September 14
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   The Great Hall A
  • Session Number:  CB
  • Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
  • Tracks: 
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A continental breakfast offering is available to you from 7:00-7:50am. Use this time to grab a bite, network with fellow attendees, and start your day off right!

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Wednesday, September 14
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Pick up your badge or stop by the registration desk with questions about Data Center World or AFCOM.

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Wednesday, September 14
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   The Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  GEN 1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Last year, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security passed the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (CIPA) (S.1846).  In light of the recent and ongoing Electromagnetic terrorist threats happening domestically and abroad, this critical legislation is a tremendous step towards protecting and preparing the critical infrastructure of the American homeland against...
Speakers
Jim LeBlanc

Owner
Contingency Planning Consultants, LLC
Panelist

Michael Caruso

Independant Consultant
ETS - Lindgren
Moderator

Rich Banta

Co-Owner/Chief Compliance Officer
Lifeline Data Centers, LLC
Panelist

Ronald Jacobus III

Policy Specialist
Office of the Honorable Bob Hall, Texas Senate
Panelist

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Wednesday, September 14
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Learn about the most recent data center enterprise trends, which include: where to locate data centers, how to secure data and have provisions for financial and operational recovery in the event of a breach; “candidacy” of applications; total cost of ownership vs. risk; and updates to the 16 elements of...
Speaker
Mr.  Mark Evanko

Principal - Engineer
BRUNS-PAK
Speaker

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It’s no surprise that data center requirements continue to shift rapidly as technologies evolve at break neck speed.   As IT professionals focused on providing data center services to the business, the skills and knowledge required have changed and expanded dramatically.  Hear from a panel of seasoned IT professionals with management...
Speakers
Christopher Wren

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Technology Services
West Corporation
Panelist

Joel Sprague

Principal Systems Engineer
General Dynamics Information Technology
Panelist

Josh Finke

Senior Director, Sales Engineering & Architectures
Iron Bow Technologies
Panelist

Karen Louie

Portfolio Manager, Data Center Certifications and Training
Cisco
Moderator

Michael Thomaschewski

CTO, Hybrid Infrastructure
Long View Systems
Panelist

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Virtualization, consolidation and the cloud were all designed to increase the utilization of data center assets. Many predicted the transformation would take five years or more, due to data protection and security concerns surrounding mission critical applications. Recent CIO surveys, analyst reports and the sales of infrastructure products are showing...
Speaker
Marc Dunham

General Manager
Methode
Speaker

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This session will address: activities driving business and affecting the data center environment, applications and the impact on servers, reorganization of IT departments to address modern day challenges,  using TCO to impact decisions, a case study for a $1 billion IT budget. Attendees will learn the drivers behind applications to...
Speaker
Mr  Paul Schlattman

Senior Vice President, ESD Consulting
ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.) - a global consulting-engineering firm.
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 14
9:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Experts will examine issues during Katrina, focusing on the positive outcomes achieved over the past decade of growth and recovery. This session will highlight Loyola (and other IHEs) advancements and also underscore ways New Orleans has been able to partner with other private sector businesses to enhance overall preparedness and...
Speakers
Dev Jani, MPH

Chief of Planning and Preparedness
New Orleans Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Co-Speaker

Stephen Murphy, MPH, MBA

Direcctor of Emergency Management
Loyola University New Orleans
Co-Speaker

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Wednesday, September 14
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

IT operations management is undergoing a seismic shift as it moves from entirely on-premise to cloud and hybrid environments. A variety of established and emerging frameworks aspire to help you manage through the change, including Agile Scrum®, COBIT®, DevOps, ISO/IEC 20000, IT4IT, ITIL®, and Lean IT®.; Join this interactive session...
Speaker
David Pultorak

IT Management Industry Analyst
Pultorak and Associates, LTD
Speaker

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Many states now offer incentives to data center users and developers to attract new projects. These incentives take many forms, including tax exemptions, rebates, and abatement, all trying to reduce costs for the user or developer. This session will provide an overview of the common types of available incentives, procedures...
Speaker
David Orwick

Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP
Speaker

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The panelists will focus on understanding IoT’s impact on your data centers, its shortcomings, and solutions that are required for successful deployments and ongoing management. The IoT’s impact on networks, LANs and IPs, data, storage, bandwidth, power and how you manage all the data will also be addressed.
Speakers
Adnan Akbari

Senior Marketing Manager
Siemens Building Technologies
Speaker

Carrie Goetz D.MCO, RCDD/NTS, CDCP

Global Director of Technology
Paige DataCom
Panelist

Carsten Baumann

Director Strategy IIoT & Microgrids - North American Operations
Schneider Electric
Moderator

Chris Crosby

CEO, Compass Datacenters
Compass Datacenters
Panelist

Manny Linhares

Director of Strategy
Legrand
Panelist

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Sponsored by:  Total Cable Solutions
Getting the most out of your cable plant in the data center has never been more important. Exponential leaps in hardware speeds-n-feeds along with changes in fiber optic cabling construction require careful consideration when using fiber for modern server, switch and storage environments. TCS will take you through Designing, Choosing,...
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Tom Hodson

Solution Architect
Total Cable Solutions
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As a follow up to the Spring 2016 panel, this presentation will dive deeper into the process of converting an historic building. This case study shows how to convert historic buildings into data centers. The ability to transform these historic properties allows cities to be revitalized. This presentation will cover...
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Andrew Schantz

Electrical Engineering Dept Manager
Affiliated Engineers Inc
Panelist

Ghian Foreman

Managing Partner
Midway Technology Centre
Panelist

Jerry Martin

Chief Construction & Engineering Officer & Co-Founder
1547 Critical Systems Realty
Moderator

Ken DeMuth

Senior Associate
Pappagegeorge Haymes Partners
Panelist

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Wednesday, September 14
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   The Great Hall A - Access from inside Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL
  • Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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This luncheon will be held in The Great Hall A - accessible only from the entrance in the 100 aisle inside the Data Center World Exhibit Hall. Spend time networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors while enjoying a meal. Use this time to share real world experiences, tried and true best...

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Wednesday, September 14
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall B
  • Session Number:  EXPO
  • Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Join your peers and industry experts in the Data Center World exhibit hall for a product showcase like no other. Networking, learning and sharing while visiting booths and learning about the latest products and services. 

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Wednesday, September 14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall B - Networking Lounge
  • Wednesday, September 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Stop by the Networking Lounge and grab a treat after lunch.

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Wednesday, September 14
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Exhibit Hall B - Networking Lounge
  • Wednesday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Stop by the Data Center World Raffle sponsor booths and enter your raffle ticket to win one of the great prizes before 3:00pm on Wed 9/14. Then come to the Networking Lounge at 3:30pm to see if you won a prize. Must be present to win.

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Wednesday, September 14
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   Rivergate Room - Level 1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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AFCOM Members are invited to join us for a short networking event after the close of the exhibit hall, before you head out on the NOLA town. Stop by for a drink and an appetizer and meet local members and chapter members. 

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Thursday, September 15
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

  • Room:   R220
  • Session Number:  CB
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A continental breakfast offering is available to you from 7:00-7:50am. Use this time to grab a bite, network with fellow attendees, and start your day off right!

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Thursday, September 15
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Pick up your badge or stop by the registration desk with questions about Data Center World or AFCOM.

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Thursday, September 15
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Cloud and customer computing demands have become more rigorous over the last 5 years, upping the bar in Data Center Design and Development. Variable everything, from reliability, to energy efficiency, to density and form factors, requires today's data centers to be built wholly differently than they were even a few...
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Dave Leonard

Chief Data Center Officer
ViaWest
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This case study presentation will explore Oracle’s critical space design journey of its latest data center build in West Jordan, Utah. The 30,000 square foot facility is an object lesson in “dematerializing” the data center, eliminating unnecessary hardware and leveraging advances in modern design and technology, particularly in electrical infrastructure....
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Brett Rucker

PE, Chief Datacenter Design Engineer, Oracle Global Datacenter and Lab Services
Oracle
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Kamal Diwan

Director, Sales Engineering
Active Power
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Mike Steinmann

PE, Managing Principal, Mission Critical Group, Glumac
Glumac
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Recent studies show that 55% of all data breaches are carried out or influenced by someone on the inside of an organization. To reduce the risk of the insider, both governmental and industrial organizations have developed compliance requirements that are forcing physical security and monitoring down to the rack level....
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Mike Fahy

Commercial Product Manager, Electronic Access Solutions
Southco, Inc.
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The University of Kentucky shares use cases associated with its data center challenges, how they were remediated, and lessons learned from each experience.  Come hear the outage “tales” from this 15-year veteran in data center management.
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Mr.  Butch Adkins

Infrastructure & Operations Manager
University of Kentucky
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The world of data centers is changing rapidly, and it is no longer enough for IT to be the guardians of the company’s corporate data centers. The availability of various cloud-based alternatives (AaaS, shared, dedicated hosting) offers both new opportunities and challenges for IT organizations. In this presentation, Chris Crosby,...
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Chris Crosby

CEO, Compass Datacenters
Compass Datacenters
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How do you plan for tomorrow’s capacity needs, and can we do better as an industry? How well is your “Day Now” capacity being managed? It seems that we are stuck with two static realities: underutilized servers and fixed electrical/mechanical capabilities. The more mature super users definitely have their eye...
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Mr.  Jack Edwards III

Sr. Director Data Center Services
Aligned Data Centers
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Thursday, September 15
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

This session will be presented from the perspective of a nine-year veteran of colocation management. It includes lessons learned from two closings, two new locations, three moves, and four major expansions. This session will address more than just power and space requirements. It covers key areas such as developing contracts...
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Ronnie Williams

IT Associate Director
Quintiles
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NFPA 70E and OSHA continue to increase the pressure on data centers to address power safety regulations, which cannot be ignored. This session will discuss how these regulations can be met while maintaining the high availability needs of a large Integrated Healthcare Delivery Organization that depends on the 24/7 availability...
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Mr  Joe Furmanski

Director, DC Facilities & Technologies
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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This session will offer a review of energy codes and guidelines, including: current energy code: ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy standard for buildings except low-rise residential buildings; proposed data center energy code: ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, energy standard for data centers and telco buildings; Technical Committee Publication: ASHRAE TC 9.9 Mission Critical...
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Guy Herr

Principal
Michaud Cooley Erickson
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Cyber is not limited by boundaries - it’s reach permeates every aspect of our lives, including the services technology professionals provide. A Cyber Threat can be launched from anywhere in the world and remains a top priority for the FBI due to its evolving nature and the direct threat it...
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Thursday, September 15
9:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Considering colocation and/or managed services providers as a potential alternative to in-house IT processing? This session will address the practical realities/methodologies of the selection process: how to prepare BEFORE you start calling vendors, potential execution and decision paths, consideration of pricing models, vendor evaluation process, SLA's and contract language. If...
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Daniel Farris

Shareholder
Polsinelli
Co-Speaker

Mr.  Tad Davies

Principal
Bick Consulting Services
Co-Speaker

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Thursday, September 15
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

With data center security there are many variables to consider and address and in this session, we’ll explore key security functions to address within the data center. We’ll also address which technologies are important to overall security, how to evaluate risk levels, auditing data center activity to manage access control...
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Mr  Mark Bonde

Sr Account Manager
Parallel Technologies, Inc.
Panelist

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The data center industry has a new competitive battleground: thought leadership. Why? The way people research and make purchase decisions has changed dramatically. 70%+ of the buyer’s journey is now over before you even know about a particular opportunity. Are you keeping up? Or living in the past? During this...
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Mr  Joshua Feinberg

Vice President and Co-Founder
SP Home Run Inc.
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It used to be that the data center was really IT’s server house yet facilities’ job to manage and maintain it.  That’s certainly not the case today! Every IT device plugged in changes the data center power and cooling equilibrium and threatens to take it out of balance, and/or breaches...
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David Eastman

VP InCommand Services
Server Farm
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This session will discuss the differences between prefabricated modular data centers and differentiate a prefabricated mission critical data center from a box with equipment.
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Joseph F Maggio

CEO
Maggio Mission Critical Consulting..
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Lou Gregus

Vice President of Engineering
Fidelity Investments
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Thursday, September 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  GEN 2
  • Thursday, September 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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AFCOM's Data Center Institute Board will be presenting the results of AFCOM's Compensation & Training Survey with detailed information. This survey will be conducted annually to trend results over the years.. Come and see how you line up with your peers.
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Tom Roberts

Data Center World Chairman
AFCOM
Moderator

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