CAPRE’s 2018 Data Center Forecast East

Jan 31, 2018


Jan 31, 2018
6:00 am - 7:30 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:30 am - 8:20 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:20 am - 8:25 am

Opening Remarks: Welcome & The Big Picture for 2018

Hear from:
* Brian Klebash, President & Founder, CAPRE International Data Center Series

8:25 am - 8:40 am

Morning Keynote: The Data Center Universe Begins in Ashburn but will this Historic Run Continue?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Summary of 2017 trends and patterns
* How will inflation impact the telecommunications and energy sectors in 2018?
* The growth of hyperscale and the evolution of data centers
* The Mid-Atlantic Market in comparison to northeast, southeast, west and central regions
* Impact of federal tax reform

Hear from:
* Allen Tucker, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

8:40 am - 9:30 am

Mid-Atlantic Development, Investment & Leasing Outlook for 2018

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Hyperscale development in Northern Virginia: How to build relationships for the industry’s next chapter
* The intersection of cloud and colocation players: How are these firms partnering?
* New providers entering the market: How are they doing, and what has been their experience?
* Expansion into Prince William, Stafford County and emerging Virginia markets
* How will M&A impact the Mid-Atlantic market? Where are the acquisition opportunities
* Analysis of leasing trends and patterns in 2017
* The impact of industry M&A on the Northern Virginia market
* Analysis of new investors
* Analysis of supply-demand in the regional market
* Analysis of cost of power and public-sector incentives in the Northern Virginia market
* Analyiss of the colocation landscape in 2018: What are the types of tenants driving demand?
* What is the most significant challenge for Northern Virginia over the next 12 months?

Hear from:
* Moderator: James Leach, Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers
* Sureel Choksi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Data Centers
* Stuart Dyer, Business Development Manager, CyrusOne
* Jim Gahres, Senior Business Development Manager, Prince William County
* Kent Hill, Senior Manager – Economic Development, Dominion Virginia Power
* Iron Mountain- Speaker TBA

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Northeast Development, Investment & Leasing Outlook for 2018

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Analysis of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, New England markets
* How is the competitive dynamic with new companies entering the market changing the balance of business between colocation and wholesale?
* Is northeast region supply keeping pace with demand?
* Is supply creating demand in northeast states?
* Analysis of competitive power pricing in northeast
* Hyperscale development in northeast markets
* Review of 2017 new development and leasing volume
* Forecast for 2018

Hear from:
* Moderator: Rich Miller, Founder & Editor, Data Center Frontier
* Gabe Cole, Managing Director, JLL
* Jack Funchion, Director – Northeast, Digital Realty Trust

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ashburn South? The Southeast Development, Investment & Leasing Outlook for 2018

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Is Atlanta the fastest-growing data center market in the U.S.? Or, is this more hype more than reality?
* What is coming out of the ground in terms of new data center development in Atlanta: Traditional colocation, hyperscle or custom design-and-build?
* Analysis of southeast market leasing over the last 12 months
* Analysis of secondary markets, such as Charlotte, Charleston, Raleigh, Jacksonville
* Analysis of competitive power pricing in southeast markets
* What is the most significant obstacle for the southeast region?

Hear from:
* Moderator: Tim Huffman, SVP – Director of Data Center Solutions, CBRE
* Bob Kramlich, Vice President – Atlanta, T5 Data Centers
* Shelagh Montgomery, Leader for Enterprise Data Center, Colocation, Cloud and Managed Services, QTS Realty Trust
* Dallas Whitaker, Chief Portfolio Manager, Carter Validus
* Missy Young, Chief Information Officer, Switch

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Data Center Architecture, Design & Engineering Innovations in 2018: What is the 'New Model' to Meet Hypsercale Growth?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How is the advent of hyperscale data center development changing architecture and engineering?
* How will edge data centers impact cloud facilities?
* Will existing providers continue to grow their data campuses?
* What type of evolution will we see in 2018 relative to cooling strategies?
* Will on-site power generation gain traction in 2018?
* Scalability: Being able to make changes and upgrade
* Access Control innovations
* What are the most significant changes in construction processes?

Hear from:
* Larry Baker, Director, BTECH
* Jeff Ivey, General Manager, Corporate Office Properties Trust
* Emily Sullivan, Business Development – Data Centers, Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc.
* ABB Speaker TBA

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Women in Mission Critical: Awareness, Leadership, Mentoring

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Sharpen Your forecast
* Diversity in leadership
* The growth of the data center industry and a prominent role for women
* Leadership to navigate the current environment
* Recruiting more women to the data center industry, specifically engineering and architecture roles
* Best practices for career advancement

Hear from:
* Moderator: Allen Tucker, JLL
* Jenna Baker, Director of Marketing, H5 Data Centers
* Julie Forsht, Eastern Regional Manager, Powersmiths
* Kelly Morgan-Szydlo, Vice President – Services, The 451 Group
* Chrissy Olsen, Vice President of National Accounts, INNO4 LLC
* Twyla Powell, Business Attraction Manager, Henrico County Economic Development Authority
* Johnna Shaver, Director – Finance, Equinix
* Sam Sheehan, PE, Director of Mechanical Engineering, CCG Facilities Integration Incorporated

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

The Impact of Europe: Data Center Demand-Supply and Forecasting the Factors at Play Across the Pond, Including: Brexit and GDPR

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Demand-Supply in Britian and the Eurozone
* What public sector agencies (and countries) are most favorable for data center site selection?
* The most active developers in Europe over the last 12 months
* The convergence of cloud and colo in Europe
* The impact of Brexit and GDPR requirements
* GDPR is coming: Can we innovate faster with a privacy framework?
* Cost-competitive energy sector analysis in Europe
* The most significant challenges over the next 12 months

Hear from:
* Svein Atle Hagaseth, Senior Vice President North America, Green Mountain Data Center, Ltd.
* Josh Buis, Principal, Data Center Advisory Group
* Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist – Public Sector, Intel Corporation
* Drew Leonard, SVP, UPSTACK
* Donough Roche, VP – Global Sales Engineering, Digital Realty

2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

CAPRE Takeaway Panel: The Debt, Equity, Valuation & M&A Forecast for Mission Critical in 2018

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Overview and analysis of 2017 record year of data center M&A: What might we expect in 2018?
* Will data center REITs raise follow-on equity to fund deals?
* Will data center operators acquire service providers (software service providers or network service providers)?
* Will data centers begin expanding into other technology infrastructure groups such as tower and fiber?
* Is the industry mature or simply maturing?
* How will debt markets evolve in 2018?
* What types of equity sources may seek data center deals in 2018?
* How is the mission critical arena viewed by institutional investors? Is there general acceptance of data centers by institutional players?
* How will international M&A impact the data center arena in the U.S.?

Hear from:
* Moderator: Sami Badri, Senior Analyst, Credit Suisse
* Fentress Boyse, Private Infrastructure, Partners Group (USA) Inc.
* Jim Kerrigan, Managing Principal & Founding Member, North American Data Centers
* Lee Kestler, Chief Commercial Officer, Vantage Data Centers

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Post-Event Networking & Reception