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CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit

Mar 22, 2018

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    Jim Kerrigan

    Managing Principal & Founding Member, North American Data Centers

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    James Leach

    Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers

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    Miles Loo, Jr.

    Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank

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    Dave Meadows

    Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz

Join 400+ Data Center Real Estate, Connectivity and End-User Executives on March 22 to Discuss Downtown Chicago, Suburban Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana and Emerging Midwest Markets Trends and Patterns

CAPRE, organizer of The Seventh Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, has confirmed high-level expert speakers in advance of the popular conference on March 22. Expert speakers represent the most active data center developers, investors, capital sources, end-users and consultants in Greater Chicago and from around the Midwest region.

The conference will be held on March 22 at VENUEONE, a state-of-the art event facility. More than 2,500 have attended CAPRE’s Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit since its inception in 2012; 450+ are expected to attend on February 20, 2018. View photos of CAPRE’s Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit held in June 2017 >

“A fantastic data center summit event in New York City. The topics were current and the market information was very informative,” said Cushman & Wakefield’s Sean Brady, who has participated in all five prior conferences. “It was also great to meet some of the speakers who are true leaders and visionaries in the third-party data center industry.”

As global data center markets continue to see new demand due to migration of end-user data to cloud service, traditional colocation and wholesale facilities, CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater Chicago  & Midwest Data Center Summit will bring new topics under the radar, including:

  • Best practices for hiring data center employees and contractors;
  • How to reduce costs while reducing risk;
  • Analysis of data center opportunities in the Americas vs. Europe;
  • Analysis of network reconfiguration to support evolving needs;
  • Analysis of competitive Midwest markets;
  • Best practices for site selection;
  • A capital markets perspective on the data center industry, including analysis of the most active private equity and venture capital firms.

Expert speakers will discuss trends, patterns, opportunities and challenges, including:

  • What are the implications of new consolidators emerging in the data center arena?
  • What firms were most active in 2017?
  • What types of industry changes might we expect in 2018?
  • How will political changes around the globe impact the data center industry in 2018?
  • What are the new innovations relative to connectivity and data center design?
  • What is the global outlook in 2018 for data center investment and development?
  • Why is there such a huge valuation differential between the “haves” and “have nots” – i.e., scale, cash flow, strategic relevance?
Above: Expert speakers participated in CAPRE’s 6th Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, held on June 7, 2017.

Who should attend and participate?

  • Data center colocation, wholesale and cloud customers
  • Data center developers
  • Data center investors
  • Data center debt and/or equity sources
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Power/UPS firms
  • Telecom/fiber companies
  • Consultants/researchers
  • Public sector executives
  • Commercial real estate brokers

Develop Your Data Center Network at CAPRE’s Greater Chicago Data Center Summit: Powerful Information, Networking & New Business Development Opportunities Above: 300 senior-level data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives participated in CAPRE’s Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, held on June 7, 2016.

2018 Greater Chicago Data Center Summit Schedule:
March 22, 2018; 8:00am-5:00pm

Full-Day Conference at VENUEONE: Panel sessions to focus on state of the market, new development/site selection, investment, financing, connectivity innovations

VENUEONE  
1034 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607

This event is produced by CapRate Events, LLC (CAPRE)
Telephone registration/questions: Ronnie Niederman | +1-646-829-7233
For exhibiting/sponsorship: Brian Klebash | +1-646-331-8777 | info@capremedia.com