CAPRE’s Construction, Design, Engineering Evolution and the Optimization of Hyperscale, Colocation & Enterprise Data Centers


Aug 13, 2019
6:00 am - 7:45 am

Exhibitor Set-Up

7:45 am - 8:45 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:45 am - 8:50 am

Opening Remarks: Welcome Optimizers & Innovators

8:50 am - 9:50 am

The Speed of New Construction: What are Real and Fake Timeframes to Delivering New Product?

With so much demand for new data centers, what are the ‘real’ and ‘fake’ time frames for delivering new product?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* When does the clock start for measuring the speed of new construction?
* How important is the entitlement work to accelerating the build?
* What are today’s industry norms for the length of time to complete a data center construction project?
* What things slow the process the most?
* Who are considered the industry leaders for building fast?
* How are retail/wholesale builds different than enterprise and hyper-scale builds.
* Does Design/Build” really go faster than “Design/Bid/Build”?

Hear from:
* Moderator: Hector Diaz, Sr. Partner, iDiaz Advisors, LLC
* Tom Dobson, Vice President, Holder Construction Company

9:50 am - 10:30 am

Case Studies of Designing Colocation, Hyperscale and Enterprise

Hear from:

Enterprise Data Center Case Study:
* Brad Mohler, Director – Global Data Center Strategy and Portfolio Management, Oracle

Colocation Data Center Case Study:
* Todd Coleman, President and CEO, Estruxture Data Centers

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Track A | Innovations in Data Center Cooling: What's Important, What's Not and What are the Best Strategies?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What is the future of liquid cooling?
* What are we doing with air cooling?
* Why do we cool data centers? Why bother?
* What is the most cost effective and efficient cooling strategy?
* What is the main goal of cooling?
* How does cooling vary from region to region?

Hear from:
* Mark Monroe, Infrastructure Engineering, Microsoft
* Jack Elsea, Manager – Data Center Engineering, EdgeConneX

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Track B | Data Center Supply Chain Automation: From Factory to Operation Floor

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Analysis of time to market
* Real time visibility [ ] at construction site
* How do you insure time to market in a mission critical environment?
* Is automation an enabler or eliminator?
* How automation can eliminate wasted efforts?

Hear from:
* Everett Thompson, General Manager, Wired Real Estate Group Inc.

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Power to the Data Center Providers: Innovative and Effective Power Generation and Redundancy Solutions

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Building out power provisioning
* PUE and renewable nature of data centers
* Reducing carbon footprint
* Having multiple power lines
* What are people doing from hot and cold aisle containment perspectives?
* How effective are solar and wind solutions? Is there improvement in technologies?
* Energy re-use of hyperscale data centers: How to benefit the community

Hear from:
* Simon D. Harkins, General Manager, Modular Power Solutions

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Networking Break

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The Rising Role of Women in Mission Critical Construction, Design & Engineering

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How are we mentoring?
* How are new entrants into the industry coming in on the construction side?
* How are we getting younger people into the business?
* Is there a bounty of jobs but lack of qualified people?
* Importance of the certification program in community colleges?
* Inspiring leadership: What are we doing, and how are we keeping people?

Hear from:
* Chrissy Olsen, Vice President of National Accounts, INNO4 LLC
* Cindy Joos, Vice President – Global Shared Services, Cyxtera Technologies
* Jason Okroy, CEO & Co-Founder, Salute Mission Critical

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Innovations in Management & Operations: AI and IoT in the Data Center

Proposed Discussion Points:
* What do blockchain and cryptocurrencies mean for future data centers? How much more power is needed for mining and also for the Blockchain technology?
* How is crypto-currency mining changing the design and infrastructure landscape of data centers?
* What is typically driving DC modernization and what’s the best way to determine whether to modernize existing, build new or collocate?
* What types of cost-savings strategies can you apply to a new-or-old facility?
* 50% of data is expected to go to the edge. How do you see this demand being serviced by clients and colo providers?
* How will growth of the edge impact data center infrastructural transparency, visibility and control down to cabinet and shelf levels accuracy?
* How can data center owners that may have customers with future AI requirements adapt to “hybrid” (liquid and air based IT) cooling solutions?
* Which AI cooling applications are the fastest, simplest and cost effective, and why?
* What type of cost-saving strategies can you apply to a new-or-old facility?
* Importance of containment in the data center to lower costs
* Devising a strategic corporate plan that addresses retired, existing, and new facilities
* Having systems in place that allow us to get ahead of the problem before customers even know it happened
* Power & Green: Are data centers using solar or wind to offset the high power usage?

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Track A: Data Center Infrastructure Next Generation: How to Colocate HPC Applications, including 5G and AI in an Existing Facility

Proposed Discussion Points:
* For colocation HPC, what infrastructure changes do we need to make in existing colocation, hyperscale and enterprise data centers?
* For the infrastructure changes, what type of capital investment will be required?
* What are the implications on the existing service for the current clients?
* What type of regulatory requirements are needed?

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Track B: Uptime Institute Market Intel Report

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Looking at Denver market: Why does it succeed, and why doesn’t it?
– Who’s in market?
– What are the challenges in market?
* Why do outages occur? Systems, network or human error?
* Shortage of staffing: Why do we have this challenge?

Hear from:
* Christopher Ludeman, Director Of Business Development, Uptime Institute

2:15 am - 2:45 pm

Worst Case Scenarios: Addressing Unique Mission Critical Hazards, Including Water, Smoke, Gas, Fire Detection & Suppression

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How have flash fire/fire hazard suppression solutions improved?
* What types of data centers are at greater risk for fires?
* What type of threat does water pose to data centers? And, how does this threat very from region-to-region?
* How are various risks in the data center viewed by insurance carriers?

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Staying Relevant as a Data Center Provider: Digital Transformation and Optimizing the Client's Journey to the Cloud

Proposed Discussion Points:
* From end-user perspective, what what data should move, where and why, and how to secure it
* Understanding the data and getting it where “it needs to go”
* How are Fortune 500/1000 companies approaching hybrid cloud and multi-cloud solutions?
* What is the future?
* Too many clouds? Understanding multi-hybrid/hybrid-multi cloud solutions and the future of the data center, governance, risk and compliance
* Agility of hyperscale

Hear from:
* Ed Kimm, Global Technology Services (GTS), IBM

3:15 am - 3:35 pm

Networking Break

3:35 pm - 4:05 pm

Afternoon Keynote Address: The Technology Economy from a Public Policy Perspective: What are the Effects of Trade War and the Anticipated 5G Rollout on Colorado-Regional Jobs and Infrastructure?

Proposed Discussion Points:
* Impact of Trade War on Colorado-regional technology sector
* Impact of public policy measures that that impact regional technology
* Anticipated rollout of 5G in Colorado: What are plans of regional carriers? And, how will infrastructure change?
* Legislative agenda of Colorado Technology Association over next 12 months

Hear from:
* Matt Wendel, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Colorado Technology Association

4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

Post-Event Networking & Reception

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