The Great Northwest Cloud Summit: Hyperscale, Colocation, Edge & Beyond

Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 Register For Event Sign Up For Updates

Agenda

Nov 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Workshop & Tour at Data Center/Mission Critical Facility

CAPRE’s Great Northwest Cloud Summit will kick off with a highly-interactive data center tour and workshop at an innovative mission critical facility. This hands-on workshop will allow attendees to see first hand the innovations in today’s mission critical facilities and ask great questions of engineers, architects and property managers.

Nov 21, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Exhibitor Set-up

CAPRE will convene the most active and innovative executives for vital discussion, debate and networking high above Seattle at the Columbia Tower Club. This exclusive venue rises 75 floors above Downtown Seattle with spectacular views, food and networking.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast and registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:45 am

Opening Keynote | State of the Industry: will the northwest ever be a competitive player against the Mid-Atlantic?

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Up Close with Microsoft and Equinix: The growth strategy of the big players and what comes next

An intimate discussion between Equinix and Microsoft.

Proposed Discussion Points:
* How large is the Azure platform to date?
* How quickly is the product growing and where is it going from here?
* How are MTDCs impacted?
* How is the data center customer is evolving?
* How important is the proximity of data?
* How much are the size of workloads growing and what are the potential challenges that customers will face in the coming years?

Hear from:
*Josh Sordelet, Senior Global Solutions Architect, Equinix
*Bryan Woodworth, Tech Solutions Professional – Global Black Belt Cloud Infrastructure, Microsoft

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Panel | Domestic Investment Opportunities: Are they growing or going away?

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Coffee Refresh and Networking Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Panel | Trends in hyperscale spending versus colocation

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Case study | Renewable power & Hydrogen Fuel Cells

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Keynote | How esports and gaming is impacting the data center industry

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Panel | Going Green: How the data center industry can lead the way in driving development and investment in renewable energy projects to help dramatically reverse climate change

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel | International Trends and Hotspots

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Networking Break and Coffee Refresh

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Keynote | The top 10 trends of 2019 and 2020 outlook

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CAPRE Great Northwest Cloud Summit Reception at MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE

Join CAPRE and your colleagues for networking and tours of the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. MOPOP maintains the largest collections in the world of artifacts, hand-written lyrics, personal instruments, and original photographs celebrating the music and history of Seattle musicians Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. This will be an exciting networking event for all who attend CAPRE’s Great Northwest Cloud Summit!

Nov 22, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Concluding Workshop & Tour at Data Center/Mission Critical Facility

CAPRE’s Great Northwest Cloud Summit will conclude the three-day mega summit with a highly-interactive data center tour and workshop at an innovative mission critical facility. This hands-on workshop will allow attendees to see first hand the innovations in today’s mission critical facilities – and the future.