CAPRE’s Fourth Annual Canadian Data Centre & Cloud Infrastructure Summit

Speakers and Advisors

Featured Speakers

Jeff BalsdonSenior Director of Data Center Operations, Rogers

Jeff Balsdon is the Senior Director of Data Centre and Cloud Operations at Rogers Communications. He is an experienced technology leader with a demonstrated history of working in the high tech and telecommunications industry. At Rogers, Jeff is accountable for the end to end customer experience for Rogers Data Centre customers and responsible for Rogers […] more

Jeff Balsdon is the Senior Director of Data Centre and Cloud Operations at Rogers Communications. He is an experienced technology leader with a demonstrated history of working in the high tech and telecommunications industry. At Rogers, Jeff is accountable for the end to end customer experience for Rogers Data Centre customers and responsible for Rogers […] more

Sami BadriSenior Analyst, Credit Suisse

Sami Badri is a senior analyst at Credit Suisse responsible for the firm’s coverage of the Communications Infrastructure sector, including data centers, towers, and Internet fiber/infrastructure. Mr. Badri joined Credit Suisse in 2013 and joined the equity research department in 2014 as a research associate in the technology, media, and telecommunications group, covering the information […] more

Sami Badri is a senior analyst at Credit Suisse responsible for the firm’s coverage of the Communications Infrastructure sector, including data centers, towers, and Internet fiber/infrastructure. Mr. Badri joined Credit Suisse in 2013 and joined the equity research department in 2014 as a research associate in the technology, media, and telecommunications group, covering the information […] more

Scott HarperAssociate Vice President, CBRE Limited

Scott Harper is an Associate Vice President with CBRE Limited in the Downtown office. He has worked with CBRE Limited since 1994, specializing in office leasing and investment sales. Scott acts on behalf of tenants in both the acquisition and disposition of leased and owned premises. more

Scott Harper is an Associate Vice President with CBRE Limited in the Downtown office. He has worked with CBRE Limited since 1994, specializing in office leasing and investment sales. Scott acts on behalf of tenants in both the acquisition and disposition of leased and owned premises. more

Roger KaramChief Executive Officer, Northern Investment Partners Inc.

As the Executive Chairman of Northern Investment Partners, Mr. Karam is now leading a new investment fund targeting the Canadian data center industry Northern is raising a CA$160 million (US$120 million) equity roll-up to execute a build and acquisition strategy in the Canadian wholesale data center market that is attracting major international players due to […] more

As the Executive Chairman of Northern Investment Partners, Mr. Karam is now leading a new investment fund targeting the Canadian data center industry Northern is raising a CA$160 million (US$120 million) equity roll-up to execute a build and acquisition strategy in the Canadian wholesale data center market that is attracting major international players due to […] more

Jaime LevertonGeneral Manager, VP - Canada and APAC, Cogeco Peer 1

A transformational leader with a proven track record for successful turnarounds and accelerating growth, Jaime Leverton has served as the driving force behind the operational re-imagining of some of Canada’s most important technology companies. As the Vice President and General Manager of Canada and APAC for Cogeco Peer 1, Jaime is responsible for overseeing sales, […] more

A transformational leader with a proven track record for successful turnarounds and accelerating growth, Jaime Leverton has served as the driving force behind the operational re-imagining of some of Canada’s most important technology companies. As the Vice President and General Manager of Canada and APAC for Cogeco Peer 1, Jaime is responsible for overseeing sales, […] more

Barb MitchellVice President - Canadian Market & Business Strategy, JSA

Barb Mitchell is the Vice President, Canadian Market and Account Strategy for JSA, the preeminent marketing, public relations, and event planning firm serving the technology and telecommunications industries. Barb has experience working for various Canadian telecom companies and currently manages a range of global telecom, technology, and data centre clients for JSA, in addition to […] more

Barb Mitchell is the Vice President, Canadian Market and Account Strategy for JSA, the preeminent marketing, public relations, and event planning firm serving the technology and telecommunications industries. Barb has experience working for various Canadian telecom companies and currently manages a range of global telecom, technology, and data centre clients for JSA, in addition to […] more

Roberto MontesiVice President & General Manager, INAP

Roberto Montesi is Vice President and General Manager of INAP Canada, and is accountable for revenue growth, Customer Success, operations of all Montreal Data Centers and strategic new locations in Quebec. A leader in the Telecommunications & Colocation industry with over 15 years of sales and management experience, he is the driving force behind building […] more

Roberto Montesi is Vice President and General Manager of INAP Canada, and is accountable for revenue growth, Customer Success, operations of all Montreal Data Centers and strategic new locations in Quebec. A leader in the Telecommunications & Colocation industry with over 15 years of sales and management experience, he is the driving force behind building […] more

Chris MoonManaging Director - Technology & Telecom Banking, ING

Chris Moon is a Managing Director in ING’s Telecom & Technology Banking group where he has responsibility for lending activities in the US, Canada and Latin America. Mr. Moon has over 15 years of experience arranging capital for multi-national corporates along the entire spectrum of Telecom and Technology verticals, including: Telecom Carriers, Datacenters, Towers, Fiber […] more

Chris Moon is a Managing Director in ING’s Telecom & Technology Banking group where he has responsibility for lending activities in the US, Canada and Latin America. Mr. Moon has over 15 years of experience arranging capital for multi-national corporates along the entire spectrum of Telecom and Technology verticals, including: Telecom Carriers, Datacenters, Towers, Fiber […] more

Kirby PetersDirector - Critical Facilities, BMO Financial Group

Kirby Peters has over 30 years of experience in the construction, maintenance, engineering and design industry that includes office buildings, airports, data centres and other high-tech facilities. Kirby is currently the Director, Critical Facilities for Bank of Montreal where he provides planning and facilities leadership and operation management oversight for mission critical facilities globally, including […] more

Kirby Peters has over 30 years of experience in the construction, maintenance, engineering and design industry that includes office buildings, airports, data centres and other high-tech facilities. Kirby is currently the Director, Critical Facilities for Bank of Montreal where he provides planning and facilities leadership and operation management oversight for mission critical facilities globally, including […] more

Mike SegalInternational Business Development, ROOT Data Center

As VP International Business Development, Mike and his team are responsible for managing ROOT’s relationships with the world’s largest data centre end-users and international partners. Mike manages the entire sales cycle, business case development and ongoing account management of ROOT’s largest strategic customers. As part of ROOT’s leadership team, Mike is also involved in crafting […] more

As VP International Business Development, Mike and his team are responsible for managing ROOT’s relationships with the world’s largest data centre end-users and international partners. Mike manages the entire sales cycle, business case development and ongoing account management of ROOT’s largest strategic customers. As part of ROOT’s leadership team, Mike is also involved in crafting […] more

Philbert ShihManaging Director - Canada, Structure Research

COVERAGE AREAS: Managed hosting, cloud infrastructure, colocation, shared hosting, messaging, SaaS, North America, Asia-pacific more

COVERAGE AREAS: Managed hosting, cloud infrastructure, colocation, shared hosting, messaging, SaaS, North America, Asia-pacific more

Dave SterlaceGlobal Head of Data Center Technology, ABB

Dave Sterlace is the Global Head of Technology for the Data Center Industry Sector at ABB, and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in critical power. Dave is responsible for ABB’s technology approach, portfolio and partner development in the data center sector. Dave also speaks at industry and technology events globally as […] more

Dave Sterlace is the Global Head of Technology for the Data Center Industry Sector at ABB, and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in critical power. Dave is responsible for ABB’s technology approach, portfolio and partner development in the data center sector. Dave also speaks at industry and technology events globally as […] more

Jabez TanResearch Director, Data Centre Infrastructure – San Francisco, Structure Research

Structure Research is an independent research and consulting firm with a specific focus on the hosting and cloud segments within the Internet infrastructure market. We are devoted to understanding, tracking and projecting the future of hosting and cloud infrastructure service providers. Our mission is to publish the best research and analysis, and supply the most […] more

Structure Research is an independent research and consulting firm with a specific focus on the hosting and cloud segments within the Internet infrastructure market. We are devoted to understanding, tracking and projecting the future of hosting and cloud infrastructure service providers. Our mission is to publish the best research and analysis, and supply the most […] more

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