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CAPRE’s Sixth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

Sep 12, 2018

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.

Cary Frame, CEO, Polargy

Cary owns and operates Polargy, which designs and manufacturers those “Why didn’t I think of that?” kind of products for the white space. He is exceedingly curious and attributes his success to that. He bites off more than he can chew, but he’s built a solid team around him who can finish the work he starts. He applies the No Jerk Rule equally to employees and customers. Cary is definitely a journey person and is often distracted by shiny objects. He has some strongly held beliefs that include Happy Wife Happy Life, and The Chicken Came First. Finally, Ridge Lytton Springs is his favorite wine and he can be spotted at Burning Man drinking it at the wine camp he runs there.

Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute

Mr. Klesner is Senior Vice President, North America. Mr. Klesner’s career in critical facilities spans 14 years and includes responsibilities ranging from planning, engineering, design, and construction to start-up and ongoing operation of data centers and mission critical facilities. He maintains status as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Klesner is an instructor for the Accredited Tier Designer curriculum.

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.

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.

Chris Moon, Managing 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 Networks, Enterprise Software, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Semiconductors. He is a frequent contributor to trade publications and regularly speaks at industry events focused on the expansion of telecom infrastructure and emerging technologies. Prior to joining ING in 2004 as a founding member of the Telecom group, Chris was a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs and a Senior Associate in PwC’s communications and technology practice. Chris is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Allen Tucker, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

All Speakers

  • Jonathan Atkin: Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Cary Frame: CEO, Polargy
  • Keith Klesner: Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute
  • James Leach: Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers
  • Dave Meadows: Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz
  • Chris Moon: Managing Director - Technology & Telecom Banking, ING
  • Allen Tucker: Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle