Garry Connolly Provides CAPRE’s Keynote in Austin | “From Tokyo to Texas, It’s All About the Data”

AUSTIN, TX – CAPRE has a great relationship with Garry Connolly, Chairman at GconnTec & President Host in Ireland and Cochair of the GDPR Awareness Coalition, having hosted him at various data center and digital infrastructure summits both stateside and abroad. When considering the best way to set the tone at CAPRE’s recent Texas Data Center Summit, it was a no brainer – look to Connolly for some morning inspiration. Connolly’s keynote “From Texas to Tokyo, It's All About the Data” provided just that, offering both a bird’s eye view as well as some nitty gritty details about the current and next chapter in the global data revolution. “We’re entering into the second decade of the industrial decade 4.0,” began Connolly. “There’s a lot of things to be optimistic about, like MRIs being looked at in 3-D by a specialist in Tokyo while you’re lying in the machine in Austin. But there’s also some not-so-good things. Societal change that we’re driving, or really building, that is zombifying millennials. You might even say dumbing down people, because of our reliance on AR and VR.” The bottom line, according to Connolly, is that whether you’re for it or against it, digitization is happening. How we operate and do business is fundamentally changing. “You don’t need a whole lot dough or a whole lot of offices or multi-million dollar investments to get started now,” he explained. “You can easily get going now….the number…