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

Mar 22, 2018

Featured Speakers

Anthony Bolner, Managing Director & Partner, Stream Data Centers

Anthony Bolner is a Managing Director and Partner with Stream Data Centers and oversees marketing and business development activities. Bolner has more than 19 years of commercial real estate experience, 12 of which have been spent on mission-critical projects. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

David Bartholomai, Principal, Optimal Location Strategies, LLC

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

Todd Bateman leads the Data Center Solutions (DCS) efforts to service and advise owners and operators of data centers and other Mission Critical real estate. As the leader of the DCS’s Agency Practice for North America, Todd is able to bring CBRE’s market knowledge and intellectual capital to this asset class. As a member of the DCS executive committee, Todd implements new policies while providing clear direction for the group’s ongoing team efforts. For the last seven years, Todd spent his time helping the world’s largest providers of Mission Critical space with the acquisition, disposition, leasing and marketing of their data center assets nationally and globally. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the needs of data center space operators and the market dynamics that affect their projects. Recently, Todd has been a key advisor for several of North America’s largest data center developments. Since entering the commercial real estate industry in 2000, Todd developed expertise in the areas of Global Corporate Services and Mission Critical Facilities. His efforts have been focused on portfolio management and project execution around the world. During his career, Todd has lived and worked in Chicago, London and Washington, D.C., where he has gained the trust of a number of the world’s largest companies for projects on six continents. Todd’s past and current clients include: Digital Realty, Sabey Data Centers and Stream Data Centers. Most recently, Todd created and managed what is widely held as the leading multi-market practice for agency work in the mission critical space. The brand identity and exposure Todd created have helped numerous providers’ better leverage the market and execute their respective business plans.

Bruce Bauer, Principal Data Center Engineer, Expedia

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

Mike Coleman, Data Center Operations Executive - HWOps, Google

Mike’s responsibilities include technical design and construction management, facility value and performance engineering, Supply Chain management and commissioning and ongoing operations of Yahoo’s production data center infrastructure. We order, install and support the IT infrastructure across Yahoo, requiring approximately 100,000,000 continuous watts of critical power. The Data Center Engineering and Construction team falls within the Data Center Operations group and is responsible for Yahoo’s global data center strategy as well as the design, build, and fit-out of Yahoo’s state of the art Data Centers. It is this group’s goal to improve the efficiency, reliability, and scalability of Yahoo’s Data Centers by developing and adopting new and innovative solutions in the design and core infrastructure of our buildings.

Todd Coleman, President and CEO, Estruxture Data Centers

Todd Coleman is President of WAE Group, a private investment firm specializing in data centers, cloud services and telecom infrastructure.  He is the former Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of Cologix, a North American network neutral colocation and interconnection provider.  He has over 20 years of experience in the communications, data center, Internet and video distribution industry. Prior to forming Cologix, Todd held several senior positions at Level 3 Communications, a global telecommunications company, including Senior Vice President of Data Centers, Senior Vice President of Media Operations and President of Level 3 Communications Europe. Todd holds a juris doctorate and a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.

Chris Curtis, SVP Acquisition & Development, Compass Datacenters

Chris Curtis is a successful developer of complex build-to-suit projects. Chris has over 12 years of experience in developing greenfield build-to-suit projects for federal government tenants. As President of Curtis Investments LLC, Chris completed 25 projects in 22 markets for the FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, US Attorney’s Office, SSA and VA. Prior to founding Curtis Investments, Chris was a tax attorney at Haynes and Boone LLP responsible for business formations, tax strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Curtis received a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, a J.D., cum laude, from the SMU School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law.

Brian Doricko, New Market Opportunity Consultant, Exelon

Sean Farney, Global Director, Infrastucture & Operations, The Boston Consulting Group

Kevin Goodman, Managing Director - Partner, BlueBridge Networks, LLC

Mr. Goodman plays an active role in assisting companies and organizations in the SMB and enterprise market to comply with current legislation and best practices around Data Center, Cloud Computing and Business Continuity Services Including HIPAA. Mr. Goodman actively encourages corporate involvement in the disaster recovery, business continuity and security areas. He attended the JD/MPA programs at John Marshall Law School and College of Maxine Levin Goodman College of Urban Studies at Cleveland State. Additionally, He holds a BA from Cleveland State in Political Science with a specialization in Political Communication. Kevin recently served as the Chairman elect of (BEPA) the Business Emergency Planning Association Greater Cleveland Chapter of the Red Cross, Chair of the Union Club Cleveland Business Leaders, while serving on the ARC Greater Cleveland Board, (RITE) Regional Information Technology Engagement Board, Vice President of the Executive Board of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the City of University Heights and Notre Dame College Technology Advisory Board. Most recently awarded the 2011 Smart Business Rising Star in Innovation, Multiple years as SBN World Class Customer Service Award Winner ,2012 Inside Business NEO SUCCESS Award, 2012 Red Cross Community Volunteer Hero Award, 2012 Hero Awards of Greater Cleveland People’s Choice Award, 2012 and 2013 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service Presented by Smart Business, 2012 Finalist for the Medical Mutual-Smart Business , 2012 Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award and 2013 Winner of the same and the 2013 & 2014 NEOSA Best of Tech Finalist- Best IT Services Company, 2013 Crain’s Medical Heroes Award an 2014 Smart Business – Corporate College ‘ Smart 50 ‘ Honoree Class of 2014

Melvin Greer, Chief Data Scientist - Public Sector, Intel Corporation

Melvin Greer is Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics. He functions as a principal investigator where he significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Melvin is the award-winning author of the bestselling book, 21st Century Leadership, and the Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on the maturing of new leaders and the growth of future innovators. Melvin Greer has written for, or been covered by, The New Times, Washington Post, Federal Computer Week, Forbes, Computerworld, Washington Executive and Government Computer News.

Christof Hammerli, Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend LLC

Charles Hoop, Category Lead - IT Sourcing and Procurement, Accenture

Charles brings more than 15 years of global experience in strategic sourcing, category management, strategy, finance and marketing to the commercial challenges of enterprise IT infrastructure. As a data center sourcing Subject Matter Expert, he has structured and negotiated commercial issues for strategic initiatives aimed at creating a more agile, cost effective data center footprint across many geographies. His C-level relationships in the data center market span the USA, Asia and Europe. He has demonstrated adaptability and a record of achievement at venture-funded, emerging market and Fortune 500 work environments. He is frequently an invited speaker at data center industry events with recent examples including IMN, Cap Rate Events, DatacenterDynamics and Inside Market Data. He is also an invited speaker at events on strategic sourcing, supply chain / S&OP, and predictive analytics.

Tim Huffman, SVP - Director of Data Center Solutions, CBRE

Tim Huffman is a Senior Vice President and Executive Committee member with CBRE’s Data Center Solutions. With over 17 years of experience in data center operations and telephony, he focuses on providing advisory and transaction services for corporate clients requiring complex data center and technology strategies. As a leader in advisory and transaction services of data center real estate, Mr. Huffman provides clients with expert services in negotiations of complex data center outsourcing solutions involving colocation, cloud services, telephony, and managed services solutions. His experience includes data center dispositions, sale-leasebacks, and greenfield development. In addition, he provides strategic consulting services to IT leaders on data center consolidations and cloud services migrations. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Huffman served as the National Director of the Technology Solutions Group with Colliers International. His expertise and experience lend themselves to collaborating across business, operations, technical, and real estate teams to strategize and deliver the best solutions to clients. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Huffman served as an executive in the data center sector providing solutions and managed service offerings to global organizations. Prior to 2000, a successful entrepreneur taking several start-up companies to market. As an active member of his community and Grammy nominated recording artist, he regularly volunteers his time with the Shepard Spinal Center in Atlanta as a music therapist for injured veterans and those suffering from brain and spinal cord injuries. When not volunteering his time, Tim can be found performing or recording with musical talents such as Jimmy Buffett, Hall & Oates, the Zac Brown Band, Graham Nash, and Kansas.

Joseph Junda, Managing Director, CIT

Mr. Junda has over 25 years of Finance and Banking experience. At CIT, he focuses on the Communications industry and has completed 15 Senior Debt financings in the data center collocation and hosting sector. Transactions include: Agented transactions for Equinix, Switch & Data, Telx,Viawest and American Internet Services as well as numerous financings in the Cable, Wireline, Wireless and Tower industry since he joined in 1998 including several financings for PaeTec Communications + Zayo Bandwidth.   Prior to CIT, Mr. Junda worked at Prudential, National Westminster Bank and Sanwa Bank originating Project Finance and Communications transactions. Mr. Junda received a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

Daniel Kennedy, Director of Sales Engineering, Tate

As Tate’s Director of Data Center Engineering and Sales, Daniel Kennedy leads the data center division in both a sales and product development capacity. With more than 13 years of industry experience, Daniel uses his vast knowledge of data center disciplines, cooling technology, and IT infrastructure, to develop relationships and present to Fortune 100 companies. An established thought leader in the data center industry, he speaks on wide-ranging industry topics at events world-wide and his research has been compiled into several whitepapers focusing on the subject of raised floors in data centers. Daniel hold an MBA from George Mason University in Virginia and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cedarville University.

Jim Kerrigan, Managing Principal & Founding Member, North American Data Centers

Jim has been a commercial real estate broker for over 25 years. He started representing tenants looking for data centres in 1998 when he represented Frontier Communications as the anchor tenant at 350 East Cermak. Since that time he has worked on transactions throughout the US and Canada and he has worked on transactions in 13 different states and two Canadian provinces. He will compare and contrast the US and Canadian Data Center Markets and will spend time introducing wholesale data centres.

Brian Klebash, President & Founder, CAPRE's International Data Center Series

Brian founded CAPRE, an integrated digital media and events company, in May 2010 and commenced operations in 2011. Brian started working in the events arena in March 2006. CAPRE’s International Data Center Series is now the largest regional conference series in the U.S. for mission critical executives. The first data center summit was held in New York City in November 2011 and quickly expanded to San Francisco, Chicago and other markets. In 2016, the series expanded to Canada and Europe. While leading CAPRE, Brian has received special recognition from the City of Jersey City for The New Jersey Gold Coast Summit. In addition, he was nominated for a data center leadership award by The American Advanced Technology & Cybersecurity University for The Southwest Data Center Summit. Prior to this role, he worked for a myriad of media-related companies. He has been affiliated with reputable media organizations since age 15 including radio, TV, newspapers, internet sources and events. He graduated from Emerson College in 2000 with a degree in journalism. At Emerson, he earned four Associated Press awards while serving as one of the managers of his college’s nationally-recognized radio station. He also hosted blues, folk and international music-oriented programs as a student DJ.

Tom Kutz, President, Lake Michigan Region 7 x 24

Thomas Kutz’ project management responsibilities include contract, cost and schedule management, quality assurance and quality control, and project closeout. He is also responsible for change management within mission critical facilities. Tom serves as the President of the Lake Michigan Region Chapter of 7×24 Exchange International.

James Leach, Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers

James Leach is Vice President Marketing at RagingWire Data Centers. Previously he was a global marketing executive at IBM, Savvis, Internap, Neustar, and Harris Corporation. Over his career, James was part of the core business team developing internet, telecommunications, and infrastructure solutions, including: DNS security, web domains, performance monitoring, vertical industry solutions, content delivery networks (CDN), virtual private networks (VPN), cloud computing, and data centers. At RagingWire, James is the overall marketing leader responsible for a data center portfolio of 1.2 million square feet and 97 MW in the United States and a global data center platform of 140 locations as part of the Nexcenter brand of NTT Communications.

Miles Loo, Jr., Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank

Scott Macintire, Director - Client Engagement, Uptime Institute

Scott Macintire’s career in information technology and Infrastructure spans 10 years and includes time building solutions for infrastructure providers and providing consulting support for IT transformation initiatives. Currently at the Uptime Institute, Scott is focused on deepening existing relationships and building new partnerships in the US as the Director of Customer Success. He is a graduate of Tulane University and spent his early career as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps.

Dave Meadows, Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz

David C. Meadows II has worked in data center cooling since 1999. He is currently the Director of Industry, Standards, and Technology with Stulz-ATS, a manufacturer of precision air conditioning, humidification, and dehumidification products specifically designed for the data center. Previously David has served as both the Design Engineering Manager and the Applications Engineering Manager at Stulz. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. David is also a graduate of the United States Navy Nuclear Power School.

Teddy Miller, Associate Analyst, 451 Research

Christopher Neil, Director | Data Center Services, Expedia

Christopher is the Director of Data Center Services at Expedia, responsible for infrastructure support delivery to all Expedia brands including Expedia, Travelocity, trivago, Orbitz, Mobidata, Wotif.com, Traveldoo, Ebookers, CheapTickets, Hotwire.com, Hotels.com, etc. Mr. Neil started his career 28 years ago as Electronic Technician at the US Navy, he worked nearly a decade at MAJIQ, before he took on the role of GIS – Infrastructure Platform Services Manger at Expedia where he succeeded for 6 years. He then became promoted to Manager, GIS – Infrastructure Capacity Management, Service Delivery Sr. Manager and now Director Data Center Services for Expedia Inc. With nearly three decades of solid track record, serving some of the most mission critical applications. Mr. Neil brings valuable expertise to IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee. His expertise and duties include but are not limited to managing data center operations ensuring 99.999% availability for all critical infrastructure, data center space planning, capacity and forecast modeling, developing and maintaining a 5 year Expedia data center strategy supporting trending and capacity management modeling, strategy planning and development of roadmaps for data center strategy, establishing operational standards, processes, intake and auditing programs in support of data center operations, selection, development and evaluation data center staff, and more.

Matthew O’Hare, Principal, Builtech Critical Services

Matthew is Vice President and Principal for Builtech Critical Services, a vertical within Builtech Services, LLC. His team focuses on the development, management and construction of the critical facility. He has over 23-years’ experience in the communications, critical infrastructure and construction market place. Matthew began his career installing IBM Type-1 and Thinnet network infrastructures during the emergence of ethernet over twisted pair. His experience includes designing and implementing technology systems, managing the design and construction of major critical facility developments and President/CEO of a tech design start-up. He regards himself as forever a student of new and emerging technologies, most recently being the rise of cryptocurrency and block chain. Matthew resides in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago and enjoys coaching basketball for his 3 boys, outdoor activities and taking family road-trips. Matthew currently serves as a board member of the AFCOM Chicago Chapter and volunteers his time as an Assistant Scout Master in the BSA and an Advancement Committee member for Elim Christian Services in Alsip, IL.

Rafal Rak, Director - Asset Management, Digital Realty

Emil Sayegh, CEO, Hostway Services, Inc

Emil Sayegh joined Hostway as president and CEO in September 2016. Prior to Hostway, Emil was the chairman of the board, CEO, and president of Codero Hosting. Emil also led and expanded cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP and Rackspace. As vice president and general manager of the cloud computing division at Rackspace, Emil spearheaded the company’s entry into the emerging public cloud market and rapidly grew the business to more than 100,000 clients. Emil also oversaw the global product roadmap at Rackspace and led the successful launch of private cloud and hosted exchange services. In addition to his leadership roles, Emil spent more than 15 years in the IT industry developing, marketing, and managing products for Dell, RLX Technologies, and Compaq. Emil is an avid Texas Longhorns fan and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin. Emil also holds nine patents. Emil is based in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife and four children. He’s an active outdoorsman who especially loves skiing, hunting, fishing, gardening, and traveling. You can also find him reading his favorite business classics like Good To Great, Built to Last, The 7 Habits, and Made to Stick.

Ed Sitar, Manager of Economic and Business Development, ComEd

Ed Sitar (pronounced “sitter”), Manager, Economic and Business Development, ComEd is responsible for the company’s economic development functions in the areas of marketing and promotion, business retention and new customer attraction with a strong emphasis on the data center industry. Ed has also been instrumental in the formation of a new regional economic development umbrella organization called the Metro Economic Growth Alliance of Chicago (MEGA). MEGA Chicago is comprised of 10 county-wide ec development organizations and the City of Chicago’s public-private partnership (World Business Chicago) and is focused on growing the economy of Northeastern Illinois through coordinated, effective business development. onomic ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with more than $14 billion in revenues and a customer base of five million. ComEd provides services to approximately 3.7 million customers across Northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For over 14 years, Ed has managed ComEd’s efforts to attract new business to the Northern Illinois region by working closely with municipalities, regional economic development organizations, and the State of Illinois. ComEd nationally promotes Northern Illinois as a desirable business location to growing businesses. Specifically, Ed promotes ComEd’s highly publicized Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (i.e., smart grid), Illinois’ electricity customer choice (i.e., deregulation) as well as ComEd’s energy efficiency incentive programs as critical factors to success in today’s high-tech business world. ComEd and its partners together have successfully created over 10,000 new jobs in Northern Illinois since 2000. Ed has also managed ComEd’s Business Visitation and Retention program, including a large-scale effort in the City of Chicago known as the Chicago Industrial Trend Report. The Chicago project was named best in class by the Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) association in 2005. ComEd’s program provides a tool to economic development organizations and municipalities to help them keep their finger on the pulse of the local economy and ensure existing businesses in Northern Illinois remain economically viable. ComEd and its partners have visited over 2,200 manufacturing businesses representing over 271,000 jobs in Northern Illinois. Ed started with ComEd in 1994 as an analyst in the Least-Cost Planning Department. He was involved with energy efficiency program planning including: program development, implementation, evaluation, and analysis.

William Favre Slater, Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant, Slater Technologies Bellevue University

Eli Scher, Chairman and CEO, New Continuum

Eli D. Scher is the founder of New Continuum Holdings Corporation, and serves as Chairman and CEO of Continuum Data Centers. He is an entrepreneur with a broad array of investing and operating experience. Prior to Continuum he worked as an analyst at prominent New York hedge funds where he analyzed corporate securities. Previously, Mr. Scher co-founded and served as CEO of GSME Capital Partners, a private, early stage investment partnership, and GSME Acquisition Partners I, a publicly traded acquisition vehicle. Additionally, he was Chief Financial Officer and director of MCG Group a Shanghai-based LED-advertising company, and was the co-founder, President and CFO of Fundamental Films. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of Plastec Technologies, a precision process manufacturer, which he acquired through GSME Acquisition Partners I. Mr. Scher received his AB from Princeton University.

David Spiewak, Managing Principal, DJS Group LLC / Next Tier HD

In 2013, Mr. Spiewak co-founded Next Tier HD, a boutique real estate private equity firm. Next Tier HD operates an investment, development and advisory platform with a mission critical, data center focus. Mr. Spiewak spends his time on Next Tier’s Investment business and its global Data Center consulting and brokerage arm (DJS Group). Currently Next Tier HD owns a 1.7 million square foot office and data center campus in Boca Raton, FL and is currently developing Georgia Tech’s new HPCC facility in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Spiewak has specialized in the Mission Critical arena since 1997 having spent his career on both the IT and real estate sides of the house, and has been involved in over $3 billion worth of real estate transactions throughout his career. Mr. Spiewak has been an investor and owner of over three million square feet of mission critical, office and residential real estate. Prior to Next Tier HD, Mr. Spiewak was a Principal and Executive Vice President of a global IT consulting firm, was a partner and Senior Vice President of T-Rex Capital, where he co-headed the acquisitions and leasing activities of the company. Prior to T-Rex, Mr. Spiewak was a Vice President of Tishman Real Estate, a founder of Plymouth Partners and a broker at Grubb & Ellis. Mr. Spiewak earned a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and has completed all course work towards a CCIM designation.

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

Sooner born and Sooner bred, I am a Tulsa, OK native who has chosen to raise a family of four boys in my hometown. Between homework, baseball practice, and a massive grocery store habit, I have spent the last twelve years helping companies protect what is most important to them – their employees and their assets. Providing a service and assisting clients with solutions are important functions of my day to day activities. From working with the neighbor down the street to Fortune 500 companies, I have experienced a tremendous amount of joy in my career and look forward to what the future brings.

Rich Ungar, North American Manager of Automation, ABB

Adam Waitkunas, President and Founder, Milldam Public Relations

Adam Waitkunas is a public relations professional with extensive experience in media relations, marketing strategy, business development and strategic partnerships. Under his direction, Milldam has helped technology clients across the country secure articles in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CFO Magazine, Data Center Knowledge, Green Tech Media, The Boston Business Journal, Mission Critical MagazineThe Silicon Valley Business Journal and Capacity Magazine, among others. Additionally, he has helped clients establish strategic business partnerships to bolster sales and marketing activities. Prior to founding Milldam Public Relations in 2005, Adam was employed by Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, a Boston-based public relations firm. Adam received his degree in Political Science with a minor in Communications from Westfield State University. Over the years, Adam has been actively involved with numerous community organizations. This includes acting as a board member for the Concord Conservatory of Music, a community music school for students of all ages, and as a member of the planning committee of the Boston FIRST Regional Robotics Competition, a program designed to encourage students to pursue science and engineering degrees and careers.

Wenli Yu, CEO, Archimedes Controls Corp.

Wenli Yu, currently serves as CEO of Archimedes Controls Corp., a Silicon Valley based technology company focused in global data center security markets. Prior to co-founding Archimedes, Wenli served as General Manager and Legal Representative of JDSU, a global optical technology leader responsible for its WOFE operations in China and business expansion in Asia. During his tenure at JDSU, he built the company’s Broadband Network Development Center and led the company’s expansion in several major cities across China through organic growth as well as acquisitions. Wenli has over 25 years of experiences in marketing, business development, R&D and manufacturing partnerships in North America, Asia and Europe for carrier and enterprise marketplaces. Before joining JDSU, Wenli founded and co-founded multiple technology companies backed by Silicon Valley and Mid-Atlantic based venture capitals and acquired by publicly traded companies (Lucent, PMC-Sierra, Vina). Over the decades of his career, he worked as Product Line Manager, Hardware Manager and he was instrumental in developing, managing and winning market leadership positions for several brand-name communications products in global communications markets. Wenli received his MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Wenli has been Limited Partner of several US-based venture capitals and advisor for startups and VCs. He also holds several U.S. patents in various technology fields.

All Speakers

  • 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
  • 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.