CAPRE’s Eighth Annual Northern California Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit

Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 26, 2019

Featured Speakers

Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

Jonathan Atkin is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets and has been a senior analyst at the company since 2000. His focus areas include telecom services, telecom infrastructure, wireless, satellite, Internet, hosting and colocation providers. During 2008-2010, the Financial Times has ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 and No. 3 stock pickers in the telecom and wireless services sectors.  Previously, he held equity research positions with Alex.Brown, Toronto Dominion and Ferris Baker Watts, covering wireless, wireline and Internet service providers. Prior to beginning his capital markets career, Jonathan was a senior consultant at BIA Companies, worked in corporate strategy at Daimler-Benz AG and was a policy analyst with the United States Congress. Jonathan has an MBA from Columbia University and a BS and MS from Stanford University. He is a two-time finisher of the Ironman triathlon.

Carsten Baumann, Director Strategy – IIoT & Microgrids, Schneider Electric

Mr. Baumann is responsible for developing strategic alliances between the data center market and Schneider Electric business units, and focuses on the adoption of advanced microgrids. Prior, he supported the Consulting and Engineering community by advising on resource-optimized energy management solutions in the data center market. With his engineering background in the broadcast, telecommunications, AV and IT industry, he helped companies to position themselves for growth and success in these markets. Baumann held senior management positions with Barco, Leitch, Inc. (now Innovation Technology). He started his engineering career at JVC Professional as a systems and maintenance engineer. Additionally, Baumann’s knowledge and expertise has led to consulting positions with major broadcast corporations around the world, devising solutions to migrate and integrate their IT based digital infrastructures. Throughout his career, Baumann has developed and taught many classes on a diverse set of technological subjects in the fields of data centers, IT, telecommunications, signal processing and data compression. His technical papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals and he frequently speaks on national and international venues. Baumann, who joined Schneider Electric in early 2012, serves as President on the board of AFCOM in Southern California, an organization for data center professionals. He was chairman for The Global Society for Asset Management (G-SAM). Baumann holds an electrical engineering degree from the Theodor-Litt-Schule in Giessen, Germany.

Smarak Bhuyan, Machine Learning Infrastructure, Google

Innovative, resourceful, and highly productive Senior Program management professional 10+ years of progressive and diverse experience in the Digital Infrastructure Industry. Expertise in all aspects of technical operations in a Hyperscale environment, from requirements and concept development through functional needs assessment, development, testing, deployment and delivery. Experienced in launching data center operations optimization and efficiency strategies and programs, drive and manage strategic, diverse, complex, cross-functional, cross-geographical infrastructure initiatives with an extensive background in the following broad-based competencies: Strategic and operational Planning, Cloud Infrastructure Deployment, Global Data Center Relocation/Refresh/Consolidation, M&A Integrations.

Herman Brown Jr, Chief Information Officer, San Francisco District Attorney's Office

Herman Brown serves the City and County of San Francisco as the CIO for the SF District Attorney’s Office. His private-sector mentality and a track record of success, has proved valuable contributions to the City & County for the last 6 years; with the last 2 years in his current role.
With over 25 years of experience in IT, Herman’s managed several enterprise initiatives that consolidated services, streamlined processes, and lowered overall city operating costs. His experience spans various industries; defense, manufacturing, healthcare, software development, advertising and now local government. Herman’s aims to bring efficiency, transparency, and productivity to government by leveraging technology. As CIO for the DA’s Office, Herman leads the effort to transform a government law firm laden with paper to a digital one that rivals any private sector organization.
Organization Bio: The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office is one of 60+ agencies that make up the City and County of San Francisco. The DA’s Office consists of 4 physical locations employing approximately 350 individuals who manage an average working caseload of 12,000 cases per year. San Francisco’s District Attorney Office is committed to making San Francisco the safest large city in America by working to implement a modern justice system that focuses on crime prevention, victim services, and violent offenders.

Tom Brown, President and CEO, DataGryd

Tom Brown is DataGryd’s President and CEO, responsible for planning and implementing the company’s strategy, and managing the overall revenue growth of the company. Mr. Brown joined DataGryd in 2018 and brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in start-up, turnaround and high-growth operations. He has a proven track record of success in strategic and tactical market development, creation of brand awareness and customer relationship management. Prior to joining DataGryd, Mr. Brown led the content, cable, and data center verticals within Windstream’s Wholesale Business Unit. From 1999 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., where he was an integral part in the sale of the company to the Zayo Group. Mr. Brown earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Josh Buis, Principal, Data Center Advisory Group

Josh has been involved in data centers for the past 16 years. He has evolved into a leader in the industry by demonstrating success in all aspects of the business: Financing, Site Selection, Development, Leasing, and Operating. Specialties: Data Center Site Selection, Capital Financing, Data Center Development, Data Center Leasing, Colocation, Utility Availability

Sureel Choksi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Data Centers

Serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Sureel has over 15 years of experience as an executive in the Internet infrastructure industry. He is also a member of Vantage’s board of directors and Silver Lake’s Value Creation Team. Sureel was previously Chief Executive Officer of Elevation Data Centers, a private-equity backed roll-up vehicle. Prior to that, Sureel held several executive roles with Level 3 Communications, including Chief Marketing Officer, President of Wholesale Markets, Executive Vice President of Services, Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer. Before Level 3, Sureel worked in venture capital at TeleSoft Partners and investment banking at Gleacher & Company.


Patrick Fiel, Corporate Development & Initiatives, EdgeConneX

Jeff Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs

Jeff Ferry is a Director with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group and has been with GS since helping to start up the group in March of 2004.   GSSLG focuses on providing a wide range of capital, including senior debt, 2nd lien, mezzanine capital and preferred equity to middle market companies to support leveraged buyouts, expansion/growth capital needs as well as recapitalizations and other financings.   GSSLG has been a very active investor in the data center, managed services, IT services and hosting space, with debt and/or equity investments over the past few years in growing companies like Viawest, Datapipe,  Iweb,  Telx,  Cervalis and Endurance International.

Andrew Gold, Principal, Datacenters Unlimited Management Partners

Tina Gravel, SVP of Global Channels and Alliances, Cyxtera

An award-winning executive with more than 25 years of experience in the IT outsourcing, cloud, security and SaaS industries, Tina is SVP of Global Channels and Alliances, Cyxtera. Prior to Cyxtera, Tina was a Senior Vice President of Global Channels and Strategic Alliances for Cryptzone, a Cyxtera Business. Before joining Cryptzone, Tina held the role of General Manager and Vice President for Dimension Data’s Cloud Services Business in the Americas. Tina also served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Nirvanix, leading the company’s sales, marketing and indirect channel programs. Tina was a member of the original management team at Terremark, a Verizon company, where she held several leadership roles over 14 years, including Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, Managing Partner for the IT outsourcing (ITO) business, and Vice President of Terremark’s Central Region Sales operations. Her guidance helped take the company from $400,000 in annual sales in 1999, to the acquisition by Verizon for $1.4 billion in 2010. Tina also gained additional sales experience in senior positions at leading IT companies including NetGravity (now owned by Google), SAS, Sybase (now owned by SAP) and CSC. Tina has also worked as an independent consultant, helping start up technology organizations to increase their revenue, monetize their intellectual property assets and obtain funding. In May of 2018, Tina Gravel Received WoM2M award for achievement in the field of IoT by Connected World Magazine. In April 2018, Channel Partners Online awarded Tina one of the highly coveted, “Channel Chief of the Year” awards. In April 2017, Tina received the Cloud Girls “TrailBlazer Award” for her work in cloud computing and was named one of the “Women in the Channel 2017” by CRN. In 2016, Tina was included as #18 in CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know but Should” List for her work with Cryptzone. In 2013, 2017, and 2018, Tina was included in CRN’s annual Top 50 “Women of the Channel” list for her successful work in the indirect channel and with alliances. In 2004, she was a top ten “Women in Black” recipient, an honor given by the City of Chicago and istreet Magazine, which recognized Gravel’s leadership in the technology industry. She has had published articles in many publications, serves on the Advisory Board for Channel Partners Magazine (now a Penton Company) and the Executive Board of the Illinois Technology Association. Board of Directors for Cloud Girls and Advisory Board for Alliance of Women in the Channel.

Svein Atle Hagaseth, Senior Vice President North America, Green Mountain Data Center, Ltd.

Green Mountain AS design build and operate high security, robust wholesale colocation data centres. We currently have two data centres in Norway with plans to develop in other regions.  The data centres operate on 100% low cost renewable power and use of  free cooling creating unique power efficiency. Both our data centres, DC1-Stavanger and DC2-Telemark have achieved Uptime Institute Tier III certification as the only Nordic colocation provider. In addition both data centres have the ISO 9001,  ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 certifications in place. The data centre near Stavanger (DC1-Stavanger)  is built deep inside a mountain in a former high security NATO ammunition store. The data centre in Telemark (DC2-Telemark) is in the ‘cradle of hydro power’ in Norway with multiple local hydro power plants. We are one of the largest operators in the sector in Norway with clients in Finance, IT, Government, Health, O&G and others.

Paul Hopkins, Vice President, Colt Data Centre Services

Paul Hopkins is currently Vice President of Sales, U.S. at Colt Data Centre Services(DCS.) With 29 state-of-the-art carrier neutral data centres across Europe and Asia, connectivity to over 530 data centres across the globe and the largest cloud footprint in Europe. Colt is one of the world’s most connected data centres. Paul has been a sales and marketing leader in the data center and cloud services industry for over 18 years. His career began at Netcom, one of the first ISP’s and the first Internet company to IPO (1994). He then became an early member of the sales team at Exodus Communications, a pioneer in the data center industry, that grew revenues from $50-$800Millon+ in 4 years. In the last 8 years, Paul has built and led several world-class sales teams at leading data center and managed services providers, Savvis, IPSoft and Telx.

Eric Jacobs, Chief Revenue Officer, Aligned Energy

Arman Khalili, CEO, Evocative Data Centers

Tor Kristian Gyland, Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain AS

Tor Kristian Gyland is CEO of Green Mountain Data Centers, and has been with the company since its inception. Tor Kristian, prior to the role of CEO, had the role of COO in the company and was responsible for building the operational team, processes and the technical infrastructure for Green Mountain and take it from pre-plan to one of the most innovative, secure and efficient data centers globally. Prior to Green Mountain, Tor Kristian Gyland has more than 20 years experience from other IT companies like Evry, Cegal and Alcatel, and has a Bachelor as an Electrical Engineer from NKI.

Jerry Inguagiato, Senior Vice President, CBRE

Michael Lee, Vice President, GI Partners

Cherie Liu, Partner, Outpost Capital

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

David McCall, VP of Innovation, QTS

David believes good relationships and purpose affects one’s life at every moment. He has been able to realize his calling to create teams that simplify and enhance people’s interactions within the world of technology. In the industry since 1997, his career has been anything but typical leading IT and technical teams in Hyperscale, Cloud, Hybrid IT, and Colocation. In his spare time, David enjoys boardgames with friends, family time with his wife and three teenage daughters, and perfecting how to grill.

Dave McCoy, Principal - Data Center Design/Build Services, IBM United States

Jeffrey Moerdler, Partner, Mintz Levin

Jeff is the head of the Real Estate and Communications practices in New York. A general commercial real estate attorney for almost 30 years, his clients include large national companies, particularly in the high-tech, telecommunications, financial services, health care, supermarket, and oil and gas sectors as well as numerous smaller local clients. His real estate practice is both national and local and includes representation of landlords and tenants in all types of leases; counseling owners and developers in the acquisition, sale, development, and renovation of property; advising lenders and borrowers in commercial loans; and the representation of all parties in real estate litigation. During the past 20 years, he has developed a unique specialty practice in the intersection of real estate with technology, communications, and energy issues. He has extensive experience representing landlords, tenants, and communications service providers in the leasing, purchase, sale, and financing of data centers and switch facilities, collocation facilities, radio and television broadcast antennas, distributed and in-building antenna systems, rooftop antennas, and fiber-optic transactions as well as the wiring of buildings for broadband communications access. Jeff has also negotiated thousands of rooftop and cellular antenna leases, inside wiring agreements, antenna tower leases, and switch facility leases throughout the country — covering over 500 million square feet. He has also devoted a considerable portion of his practice to power and energy issues related to real estate and other technology matters, including large solar and wind installations and bulk power purchases.  A frequent speaker on real estate topics, Jeff also writes a monthly column called Leasing on the Level, covering leasing topics in Real Estate Weekly. He is a member of the board of advisors and regular contributor to Commercial Lease Law Insider, Commercial Tenant’s Lease Insider, and Communications Environmental and Land Use Law Report. In addition, he frequently contributes to Mortgage and Real Estate Executives Report and is regularly quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Commercial Property News, Real Estate Weekly, and other publications. In the past, he has served in numerous governmental positions, including as assistant to the First Deputy Mayor of the City of New York and assistant to the Deputy Borough President of the Borough of Manhattan. From 1981 to 1982, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, US District Judge, and later Chief Judge, for the Southern District of New York. Jeff is also an emergency medical technician on his local volunteer ambulance and coordinator of his local chapter.

Richard Moon, Data Center Manager, Anaplan

Kelly Morgan-Szydlo, Vice President - Services, The 451 Group

Bruce Myatt, Founder, Critical Facilities Roundtable & Data Center Leader, Arup

Bruce Myatt, PE is a critical facilities engineering consultant, an account executive, and a data center design project manager located in San Francisco. He is a Founder of Silicon Valley’s Critical Facilities Round Table, Executive Editor of Mission Critical Magazine and Data Center Business Leader at Arup in San Francisco. Bruce is a registered Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years of technical, sales and business management experience working with critical facilities such as semiconductor fabs, nuclear power plants, and DOE’s national laboratories facilities … and data centers. Bruce led engineering teams in the development of advanced data center design concepts for which they were recognized as Finalist in the 2013 Data Center Dynamics NorAm annual Awards competition for the TDC Data Center’s Critical Power Plant and 7x24x365 Micro-Grid, and as Finalists in eBay’s national design competitions for their Mercury and Quicksilver projects. Previously, his teams helped develop work for LBNL and PG&E related to data center energy efficiency programs including bench-marking, technology demonstration, new construction & retrofit design assistance, & retro-commissioning. Bruce pioneered & evangelized server cooling solutions with aisles enclosures that prevent the mixing of chilled and hot air streams in data center environments. He was selected as a technical advisor to DOE, EPA, CEC, LBNL, and PG&E Committees focused on Data Center Energy Efficiency, and has presented solutions at Data Center Dynamics in SF & NYC, National 7×24 Exchange, Uptime Symposium, Critical Facilities Summit, Next Generation Data Centers, at several PG&E Customer Energy Efficiency conferences, & many other event.

Ryan Oro, Senior Vice President, EdgeCore Data Centers

Douglas Nordham, Associate Principal, Arup

My professional passion involves helping businesses and organizations improve their operational performance through enhanced energy management techniques and the appropriate utilization of advanced energy technologies. Typical engineering and management consulting services include strategic energy planning, renewable energy feasibility, microgrids, financial/technical due diligence, mechanical and electrical design, building Retrocommissioning (RCx), and project financing support. I’ve led the formation, development and growth of several companies involved in distributed generation, electric “smart grid” technologies, including Demand Response applications and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

Mehdi Paryavi, Chairman, International Data Center Authority (IDCA)

Mehdi is Chairman of International Data Center Authority (IDCA). He provides guidance to the IDCA affairs and data center industry via his active presence, in-depth knowledge, diverse expertise and see-through vision. Mehdi’s thoughts are always highly educational and boldly progressive. When he speaks, he delivers exceptionally unique set of eye-opening speeches and lectures that are always life changing. He lectures globally and represents IDCA in summits, seminars, symposium and webinars. Meeting with governmental delegations, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Ministers with regards to digital economies, digital infrastructure, digital road-maps, data center and cloud strategies, national standardization and education programs on information technology, as well as discussions with C-Levels across the corporate arena are integral portions of Mehdi’s active role at IDCA. He oversees the developments of the IDCA boards and committees. He provides insight and supervision to the development of the data center standards and utilizes his knowhow, expertise and forward-looking strategies to empower and enable the development of the Application Ecosystem® industry, which is inclusive of information technology, data center, cloud, IoT, AI, etc.

Jon Paulsen, Senior VP, DCI Technology Holdings, LLC

Mr. Paulsen has more than 25 years of experience in real estate development and investment. Starting in 2002, Jon Paulsen became part of the original seven member GI Partners team based in Menlo Park focusing on the acquisition of data center and telco properties. From 2002 to 2004 the team sourced, underwrote, and closed on 22 real estate technology assets valued at over $1.2 billion, located in various North American and European markets. These assets were the basis for the IPO of Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) in 2004. As a senior executive at Digital Realty he continued to be responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars of tech property acquisition for 5 years. In 2009, Mr. Paulsen started a third party sales channel for Digital to increase the REIT’s sales of data center space.  He had channel responsibility for the global portfolio of the largest third party provider of data center space in the world. This channel was responsible for about half of new revenue for the REIT. He also worked for Tishman Speyer Properties in the 90’s having opened up their Silicon Valley office. Currently, he is a partner in Engineered Fluids and a founding partner of Cool Data Centers.  His aim is to help reduce power consumption in the field of IT compute in a customer focused manner.

Christian Pedersen, Equinix

For 17 years Chris has specialized in the Data Center/Colocation industry advising, consulting and selling to Enterprise clients globally.  Chris specializes within the Silicon Valley/Northern California Data Center market working directly with end users, Data Center brokers and Channel agents.  Chris also has extensive experience with network connectivity in the data center for his clients and managing their network requirements.  Chris also advises his clients and CenturyLink on site selections for their strategic data center geographic coverage.

Phil Rafferty, President and Co-Founder, DSI

Phil Rafferty is President and Co-Founder for DSI, and has more than 30 years of experience in the data center business. Prior to co-founding DSI in 1991, he was the General Manager for a Los Angeles-based data center electrical contractor. In addition to running the company, Phil leads DSI’s key projects from design through completion. He also encourages the company’s efforts to expand its geographic presence.

Rafal Rak, Director - Asset Management, Digital Realty

J. Todd Raymond, CEO & Managing Director, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty, LLC

As a partner at 1547, Mr. Raymond is involved with overseeing facility operations while sourcing and capitalizing business development opportunities. Mr. Raymond has a history and reputation for successfully assessing and implementing data center strategy – in terms of both property and tenant acquisition, and building enterprise value, taking companies from start up to executing an exit strategy.  Before joining 1547, Mr. Raymond was the Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for The Telx Group, Inc. – one of the largest data center operators in the world.  At Telx he served on the Board of Directors and has held the roles of CEO, President, COO, General Counsel, Controller and Corporate Secretary. During this tenure, he guided the company through multiple financings, acquisitions, SEC registration and two sales to private equity firms.  Prior to joining Telx, Todd was a founder of Stratus Services Group, Inc., an engineering and staffing services company, and served as its General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. During his tenure he guided Stratus through multiple private capital raises, the acquisition of over a dozen businesses, and in April 2000, the Initial Public Offering of the company’s stock on NASDAQ. Mr. Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Fairfield University, a Juris Doctor (JD) from Albany Law School of Union University and is completing a Master of Laws (LLM) in Finance Law from lIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Wine & Food Society of New York and the American Corporate Counsel Association as well as multiple bar and professional organizations.

Anil Reddy, Member - Technical Standards Commmittee, IDCA

Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto

Dr. Jonathan Reichental, currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO’s in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on the future of urban innovation. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, including recently co-authoring The Apps Challenge Playbook and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and b

Raul Saavedra, Executive Vice President, JLL

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.

Michael Shaw, Founding Partner, Principal Real Estate Partners, LLC

Michael has twenty years’ experience in multiple roles within the technology & data center industry. He is a pioneer for collocation in Atlanta and the Southeast as the original sales leader for Exodus Communications when they opened the Atlanta market in 2000. He has a wide swath of transaction history selling colocation, professional services, cyber security and most recently, the principal data center broker for 55 Marietta, the second largest data center in downtown Atlanta.

John Sheputis, Manager, DataCenters Unlimited Management Partners

John has a proven track record of building successful IT infrastructure firms. Prior to Infomart Data Centers (formerly Fortune Data Centers), John has founded and managed several Silicon Valley ventures, most of which specialized in large-scale infrastructure management and hosting of global applications. From 1999 through 2003, he was COO and Co-Founder of Totality (now a unit of Verizon Business), which helped launch and manage over 100 Internet applications for some of the nation’s most trusted and well respected firms. John also held senior management positions at Solidcore (sold to MacAfee [MFE] in 2009), BeVocal (Sold to Nuance [NUAN] in 2007), Enron, Gemini Consulting, and Accenture. John has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School.

Morgan Snyder, Vice President - Strategic Accounts, Panduit

Mr. Snyder is currently VP strategic accounts at Panduit. A 20+ year veteran of the telecommunications & data center industries, Mr. Snyder’s career highlights include being an original team member at Equinix. As the first direct sales hire at Equinix, Mr. Snyder was a key member of the early go to market team where he built the carrier/ISP ecosystem as well as the “ICE” (Internet Core Exchange) product. Most recently he was Co-founder of Console Connect (sold to PCCW last year) where he served as VP Business and Product development. He also has deep roots in the internet exchange community having worked at MFS Worldcom which operated some of the nations first exchange points (MAE west, MAE east) and also worked at Brooks Fiber Communications. Mr. Snyder has a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Mark Thiele, Edge Computing Engineering, Ericsson

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.

Anthony Wanger, Data Center Developer

Ray Weatherly, Vice Presdient - Engineering, Spectrum Mechanical, Inc.

All Speakers

  • Jonathan Atkin: Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Josh Buis: Principal, Data Center Advisory Group
  • Richard Moon: Data Center Manager, Anaplan
  • Carsten Baumann: Director Strategy – IIoT & Microgrids, Schneider Electric
  • Smarak Bhuyan: Machine Learning Infrastructure, Google
  • Herman Brown Jr: Chief Information Officer, San Francisco District Attorney's Office
  • Tom Brown: President and CEO, DataGryd
  • Sureel Choksi: President and Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Data Centers
  • Patrick Fiel: Corporate Development & Initiatives, EdgeConneX
  • Jeff Ferry: Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Andrew Gold: Principal, Datacenters Unlimited Management Partners
  • Tina Gravel: SVP of Global Channels and Alliances, Cyxtera
  • Tor Kristian Gyland: Chief Executive Officer, Green Mountain AS
  • Svein Atle Hagaseth: Senior Vice President North America, Green Mountain Data Center, Ltd.
  • Paul Hopkins: Vice President, Colt Data Centre Services
  • Jerry Inguagiato: Senior Vice President, CBRE
  • Eric Jacobs: Chief Revenue Officer, Aligned Energy
  • Arman Khalili: CEO, Evocative Data Centers
  • Michael Lee: Vice President, GI Partners
  • Cherie Liu: Partner, Outpost Capital
  • Miles Loo, Jr.: Global Lead - Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank
  • David McCall: VP of Innovation, QTS
  • Dave McCoy: Principal - Data Center Design/Build Services, IBM United States
  • Jeffrey Moerdler: Partner, Mintz Levin
  • Kelly Morgan-Szydlo: Vice President - Services, The 451 Group
  • Bruce Myatt: Founder, Critical Facilities Roundtable & Data Center Leader, Arup
  • Douglas Nordham: Associate Principal, Arup
  • Ryan Oro: Senior Vice President, EdgeCore Data Centers
  • Mehdi Paryavi: Chairman, International Data Center Authority (IDCA)
  • Jon Paulsen: Senior VP, DCI Technology Holdings, LLC
  • Christian Pedersen: Equinix
  • Phil Rafferty: President and Co-Founder, DSI
  • Rafal Rak: Director - Asset Management, Digital Realty
  • J. Todd Raymond: CEO & Managing Director, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty, LLC
  • Anil Reddy: Member - Technical Standards Commmittee, IDCA
  • Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.: Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • Raul Saavedra: Executive Vice President, JLL
  • Eli Scher: Chairman and CEO, New Continuum
  • Michael Shaw: Founding Partner, Principal Real Estate Partners, LLC
  • John Sheputis: Manager, DataCenters Unlimited Management Partners
  • Morgan Snyder: Vice President - Strategic Accounts, Panduit
  • Mark Thiele: Edge Computing Engineering, Ericsson
  • Adam Waitkunas: President and Founder, Milldam Public Relations
  • Anthony Wanger: Data Center Developer
  • Ray Weatherly: Vice Presdient - Engineering, Spectrum Mechanical, Inc.