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Mar 18 2015

DCPro Training Taster: Future Proofing Your Data Center

Robert F. Sullivan, PhD, Consultant, Cooling & Energy Efficient Computer Rooms

During this 90 minute breakfast session, renowned DCProfessional Development instructor “Dr Bob” Sullivan will guide you through the importance of effective energy management in future proofing your data center. Covering a range of topics including operations, power and cooling, Dr Bob will also cover the Data Center Energy Practitioner Program delivered in partnership with the US Department of Energy.

This Taster Session is being held on the 5th floor in the App>Cloud Track (Alvin/Carnegie/Lyceum rooms).

Training Tasters

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DCProfessional Development

Registration and Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

All-Conference Keynote: The Digital Enterprise SDDC of the Future- A Boardroom-To-Boiler-Room Strategy Matter

Mohammed Safder, Global Lead, IT Strategic Services, HP

The digital economy is causing disruption to every business model. Cloud, mobility, social and big-data is the engines of change. These disruptive forces require new IT architectures and strategies because an infinitely linear provisioning model is not sustainable. The next era of emerging needs in terms of agility, sustainable growth and efficiency requires an extension to this abstraction model, standardizing the API model, increasing automation and orchestration to allow the application workloads to drive outcomes. 


Presentations

If Platform Requirements Drive Infrastructure Decisions, Does It Matter Who Owns It?

Chris Crosby, Co-Founder & CEO, Compass Datacenters David Bartholomai, Business Consultant, Nebraska Department of Economic Development Glyn Blanks, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments James W. Grice, Esq, Partner, Lathrop & Gage Tesh Durvasula, Chief Commercial Officer, CyrusOne

We’re no longer in a BYOD era; we’re fast entering a BYOP (platform) era. What investment is required to cloud-enable your IT and MEP infrastructure? Should you just source it out to cloud services providers? Explore the options of internal vs external IT services. Understand what it really takes to design a true cloud-ready data center.


Design + Strategy

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Nebraska Advantage Partner

Is the Data Center Infrastructure Ready for the New IT Equipment? A Presentation & Open Discussion

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Roger R. Schmidt, PhD, IBM Fellow, Data Center Efficiency, IBM

The world is rapidly changing and in the data center industry, the tension has definitely ratcheted up to the point where it is creating toxic conflicts. The data center facility and its supporting infrastructure must work in harmony with the new IT equipment that supports the software that a dynamically evolving society is demanding. ASHRAE TC 9.9 has important research-based insights to share and engage in discussion about.


Critical Environment

Presentations

A Data Security Breach is No Longer a Matter of "If", but of "When" -- What all Enterprise CXOs Need to Know

Alissa Johnson, PhD, Deputy CIO, The White House

Whether it’s customer information or stores of intellectual property, enterprise data is the lifeblood of every enterprise.  All industries are highly regulated and therefore, by extension, highly risk adverse. One of the new realities of our times for CXOs is that a data security breach is no longer a matter of "IF" it's going to happen, it's "WHEN". Dr. Johnson discusses the main security management discipline verticals that translate across all industries.


Security + Risk

Presentations

Turning a Concept Into Reality: How to Sell Your Data Center Transformation Strategy Inside Your Own Organization

Charles Hoop, IT Sourcing & Procurement Lead, Accenture

When is the right time to push for a change?  Why the right speed matters. Ideal decision metrics vs. what may look like for you.  When you should bring in key stakeholders and how you can achieve their buy-in. Why you might need to use external consultants and how to manage them if you do. How you should measure success.


IT + Networks

How is the Cloud Reshaping IT Roles and Responsibilities?

Jessica Carroll, Managing Director, Digital Technologies, USGA

The USGA lives in a private cloud to give the association both a secure platform and the scalability it required. Along with traditional admin functions, this network team’s role expanded to managing the cloud services provider relationship -- the direct link to the business -- This was a gradual evolution requires a new way of thinking for network technical teams. They are now business transformation success drivers in their enterprise.


App > Cloud

Morning Coffee Break, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

All-Conference Keynote: Hyper Converged Infrastructure Drives Data Center Modernization

Doron Kempel, Chairman & CEO, SimpliVity

The convergence of data center infrastructure systems can be a major aid to solving vexing performance, capacity, and agility/mobility problems. Business demands on IT challenges force CXOs to look harder and longer at what investments will not just meet business demand, but fuel growth, innovation and competitive advantage. Many cast longing glances at the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook, but realize that their legacy silo'd organizations are tied to IT infrastructure that's usually incapable of delivering cloud-scale IT in the enterprise. A new approach is needed even after you've virtualized every eligible workload. Converged infrastructure offers a path to consolidating components architectures into a single, optimized platform with centralized management. It enables increased utilization, lower operating costs, improves efficiency and agility while dramatically reducing TCO. Hyperconvergence unlocks the benefits of the modern software-defined data center.


Simplifying Colocation in a Green Datacenter

John Ford , VP, Sabey Data Centers

The enviable PUEs that can be achieved by large enterprise users with complete control in managing their IT equipments has typically evaded small to medium sized data center users. John Ford explains how these users can have it all with a simplified colocation model that includes affordable hot aisle containment, smart air flow management and green energy efficiency practices that save money and provide greater power flexibility while delivering economies of scale.


Design + Strategy

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Sabey Data Centers

In the Cloudy, App-Centric Future, What will be the Global Standards for Availability?

Don Beaty, President, DLB Associates Paul Saville-King, Managing Director, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Sudhir Kalra, Executive Director, Technology & Data, Morgan Stanley Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

A panel of enterprise and co-lo data center operators, design engineers, IT and cloud leaders survey the current state of standards. What’s missing and needed to assure availability, resiliency and efficiency required to meet business needs in the era of the cloud?  


IT + Networks

Hybrid Cloud Implementations: Fueling CIO Innovation and Agility

Mike Tighe, Executive Director, Data Services, Comcast

Cloud migration is a fact of today’s IT environments, but how much do you keep in-house versus outsourcing, and which parts?  IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, NaaS? When should one consider public versus private infrastructure and when do the options come together in an integrated solution? As CIOs look to deliver strategic value to their organizations, cloud & third party data centers become not just cost-saving tactics, but fundamental elements of their innovation and agility strategy.  Come listen to the lessons learned from a real world implementation story, and what the future holds for hybrid IT models.


App > Cloud

Presentations

A Practitioner's Guide to Data Center Physical Security

Matt Powers, VP, Global Technology Marketing, Anixter

A must attend session that addresses “macro-segmentation” within the layers of physical security that will support your risk management strategy. Share best practices necessary in adopting a deter, detect, delay, and defend strategy designed specifically for the Data Center environment. This six layered approach offers guidelines for the perimeter, clear zone, reception, service corridor, data hall and equipment cabinet areas.  


Security + Risk

Presentations

Intel: SDI is the Next Wave of Data Center Innovation

Jeff Klaus, General Manager, Intel Data Center Solutions, Intel

Intel DCM: Energy Director technology provides power and thermal monitoring & management for groups of servers in data centers. It enables data center Operators with real time power data for faster TTM support of analytics, trending, reporting and control. Intel Virtual Gateway, the industry's first non-proprietary, cross-platform KVM offers data centers enhanced operational capabilities for diagnosing and troubleshooting data center hardware, and configuring or fixing components.


Critical Environment

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Intel

Presentations

The C-Suite’s Role in IT Transformation to Digital Enterprise

Gretchen Shugart , CEO, TheaterMania Tamara Budec, VP, Data Center Operations Services, Digital Realty Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

The digital enterprise is one that has a corporate DNA-level understanding that its business is a digital one. It intrinsically knows that its digital infrastructure is fully converged and inseparable from its business; that the business lives and dies by its digital performance at every level. And that every business decision starts with the users’ experience at the edge and works backwards to the core.


App > Cloud

Optimized UPS and Generator Systems Utilizing Battery Free Solutions

Dean Richards, President & CEO , Piller

Various UPS and Diesel Generator Systems incorporating battery free kinetic energy storage are reviewed providing an overview of the latest market trends and integrated solutions in operation today. Flexible innovative system configurations, UPS and Generator transition schemes, low and medium voltage application through active control and management for optimization of system efficiency, maintainability and reliability will be addressed focusing on key topics for Critical Environment ownership and control.

Critical Environment

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Piller

Presentations

Preventing Unpredictable Incidents Using Best Practices, Technology and Analytics to Reduce Operational Risk

Greg Caronia, Senior Advisor, VCORE Solutions Herb Tracy, Global Director, Critical Engineering & Data Centers, BlackRock Mark Acton, Director, Critical Services, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Paul Saville-King, Managing Director, CBRE, Data Center Solutions Peter M. Curtis, President/CEO, Power Management Concepts

As we enter into the next generation of security, situational awareness, resiliency, and sustainability we as an industry need to continue to explore, vet, and implement new technology tools.  These tools will improve responsiveness with the goal of safeguarding and securing our people and infrastructure.  Learn how to leverage technology and analytics currently being used by others, and how this technology can be repurposed for the mission critical industry. 


Security + Risk

Presentations

At The Edge: Best Practices to Improve Managing and Deploying Your Remote Edge of Network IT

Alex Pope, Director, Converged Systems, Emerson Network Power

Reliance on connectivity and technology close to the user, at distributed locations with no onsite IT expertise and limited physical security, is pressuring budgets and SLAs while increasing risk of a security breach.  Discuss how to better manage cost and risk at the edge of the network.  Learn how to improve speed of IT deployment, increase application availability, lower service costs and harden security in remote compute locations. 


IT + Networks

Presentations

Data Center Leadership in the DOE's Better Buildings Challenge

Timothy Unruh, PhD, Director, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy

The US DOE Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) “Better Buildings Challenge” has been expanded to include data centers. This initiative encourages data center owners to formally pledge to improve efficiency. Here we look at the goals and structure of the Challenge.


Design + Strategy

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7x24 Exchange

Presentations

DCPro Training Taster: DCS Operations

Robert F. Sullivan, PhD, Consultant, Cooling & Energy Efficient Computer Rooms

The Data Center Specialist (DCS) credential provides the highest possible level of consistency for the industry, and it gives the next generation of data center professionals a goal to aspire to. Come along to experience first-hand the value of the DCS Operations credential, consisting of the Data Center Design Awareness, Energy Efficiency Best Practice, Cost and Operations Professional and Energy and Cost Manager instructor-led courses, plus five online modules.

Training Tasters

Lunch, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

The Next Step: Utility Substations and Large-Scale Energy Storage

Kyle Julian, Data Center Application Director, S&C; Electric Company

As data centers have grown in capacity, redundancy, and power consumption, more and more of what was once the responsibility of the utility is now owned by the data center.  With complex medium-voltage distribution systems now regularly incorporated into data centers, many facilities are now undertaking construction and ownership of utility substations with large-scale energy storage.  Find out what this means for the future.

The 8-Fiber Ribbon Solution for Optimal Performance and Cost for 40G/100G Data Centers

Bill Charuk, Senior Technical Manager, Data Center Solutions, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

Determining the right fiber count is vital for the cost and performance of today’s high-density 40/100 G data center and network infrastructure applications. By changing the basic fiber infrastructure to an 8-fiber ribbon configuration in the network, requirements for conversion modules, unused fibers, conversion hardware and unnecessary connectivity points are eliminated, yielding the best possible optical performance and cost savings for your data center.  


Critical Environment

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Sumitomo Electric

Presentations

Integrating Data Centers and Facilities Management to Boost Enterprise Agility

Jay Hendrix, Head, North American Data Center Team , Siemens

IT operations are a crucial aspect of most organizational operations around the world demanding reliability, efficiency, and scalability to drive business performance.  Optimizing efficiency in a data center requires breaking down the silos of IT and facility management. This convergence provides new opportunities for savvy IT and business executives to benefit from a holistic framework applied to multiple organizational disciplines – which in turn improves revenue growth and drives operational savings.


Design + Strategy

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Siemens

Presentations

Are You Managing Risk & Security the Right Way for Enterprise?

Charles R. Macedo, Esq., Partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein Vishal Gupta, Chief Internet-of-Things Officer, Silent Circle

With technology complexity comes vulnerability that can compromise data integrity and security. How can you deeply protect your privileged users and most sensitive data from threats both external and internal? It begins with effectively assessing the level of risk in your organization and testing the strength of whole-system safeguards, and learning the latest tools and best practices. Become (and continue to be) confident in your data center security!


Security + Risk

Presentations

If You Want High Density, Forget Kilowatts – Start Thinking Modular

Brian Boutilier, Director, CRE Planning, Design & Construction, AT&T; George Sutton, Solution Architect, Prefab Modular Data Centers, Schneider Electric Glyn Blanks, VP, Data Center Services, Fidelity Investments Philip Meyers, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Shawn Carey, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder, Keystone NAP

Today’s digital business environment demands powerful, scalable, flexible, and quickly deployable capacity. Modular strategies offer an increasingly attractive set of design options. How do you choose among the modular alternatives? How can modular serve as a tool to help your organization best meet its business objectives?


Design + Strategy

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC [PT]

The Dynamics of Electricity Portfolio Risk Management

Brad Christensen, Managing Director, PowerFolio3D, Noble Americas

Electricity price volatility (hello, super cold winters) has brought new challenges to how datacenters manage their bottom lines.  The typical ways of purchasing electricity are being challenged in this dynamic new environment.  Learn how to identify these risks and create a strategy to effectively manage the needs of your business.

Critical Environment

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Noble America

Presentations

All-Conference Scrum Squad: 12 (or so) REALLY BIG IDEAS

Doron Kempel, Chairman & CEO, SimpliVity Doug Taylor, Senior Director, Cloud Initiatives, Jabil (StackVelocity) Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services , Fidelity Investments Evan Powell, Co-Founder & CEO, StackStorm Frank D. Muscarello, CEO, MarkITx James Glanz, PhD, Journalist & Physicist , The New York Times Jesse Lee, VP/Co-Founder, Apptio John D. Cowan, Co-Founder & CEO, 6fusion Kfir Godrich, Managing Director, Global Head, Technology, BlackRock Matthew Trifiro, SVP, Mesosphere Mohammed Safder, Global Lead, IT Strategic Services, HP Peter Gross, VP, Mission Critical Systems, Bloom Energy Rhonda Vetere, CTO, The Estée Lauder Companies Tony Greenberg, Founder & CEO, RampRate Zahl Limbuwala, CEO/Co-Founder, Romonet

EDGY. FUN. PROVOCATIVE. FORWARD-LOOKING. OUTRAGEOUS. A HOOT! SERIOUS STUFF. WOW, CRAZY!
That’s how this Conference closer keynote panel, audience open-mic session and reception have been described by invited panelists themselves. Here’s how it works: Directly flowing from Goldman Sachs’ Don Duet’s FIRESIDE CHAT with New York Times Science Reporter, Jim Glanz, each R.B.I panelist will take the stage to give a rapid-fire, extemporaneous, 2-minute (max) pitch of his/her REALLY BIG IDEA -- prediction, challenge, trend, amazing opportunity... Once complete, we go to audience open-mic to comment, query and challenge the Panelists. Audience members are invited to enter their own R.B.I. Reception open bar throughout both.