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

Mar 22, 2018

All Speakers (Compact View | Expanded View)

    Mike Coleman

    Data Center Operations Executive - HWOps, Google

    Sean Farney

    Global Director, Infrastucture & Operations, The Boston Consulting Group

    Christopher Neil

    Director | Data Center Services, Expedia

    David Bartholomai

    Principal, Optimal Location Strategies, LLC

    Todd Bateman

    North American Agency Practice Leader - Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE

    Bruce Bauer

    Principal Data Center Engineer, Expedia

    Mark Bauer

    Managing Director/National Director – Data Center Solutions (DCS), Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

    Anthony Bolner

    Managing Director & Partner, Stream Data Centers

    Todd Coleman

    President and CEO, Estruxture Data Centers

    Chris Curtis

    SVP Acquisition & Development, Compass Datacenters

    Brian Doricko

    New Market Opportunity Consultant, Exelon

    Kevin Goodman

    Managing Director - Partner, BlueBridge Networks, LLC

    Melvin Greer

    Chief Data Scientist - Public Sector, Intel Corporation

    Christof Hammerli

    Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend LLC

    Charles Hoop

    Category Lead - IT Sourcing and Procurement, Accenture

    Phil Horstmann

    CEO, Ascent LLC

    Tim Huffman

    SVP - Director of Data Center Solutions, CBRE

    Joseph Junda

    Managing Director, CIT

    Daniel Kennedy

    Director of Sales Engineering, Tate

    Jim Kerrigan

    Managing Principal & Founding Member, North American Data Centers

    Brian Klebash

    President & Founder, CAPRE's International Data Center Series

    Tom Kutz

    President, Lake Michigan Region 7 x 24

    James Leach

    Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers

    Miles Loo, Jr.

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

    Scott Macintire

    Director - Client Engagement, Uptime Institute

    Dave Meadows

    Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz

    Teddy Miller

    Associate Analyst, 451 Research

    Matthew O’Hare

    Principal, Builtech Critical Services

    Rafal Rak

    Director - Asset Management, Digital Realty

    Emil Sayegh

    CEO, Hostway Services, Inc

    Ed Sitar

    Manager of Economic and Business Development, ComEd

    William Favre Slater

    Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant, Slater Technologies Bellevue University

    Eli Scher

    Chairman and CEO, New Continuum

    David Spiewak

    Managing Principal, DJS Group LLC / Next Tier HD

    Emily Sullivan

    Business Development - Data Centers, Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc.

    Rich Ungar

    North American Manager of Automation, ABB

    Adam Waitkunas

    President and Founder, Milldam Public Relations

    Wenli Yu

    CEO, Archimedes Controls Corp.

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, 2017.

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

Full-Day Conference at HOLIDAY INN MART PLAZA RIVER NORTH: Panel sessions to focus on state of the market, new development/site selection, investment, financing, connectivity innovations

350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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 |


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