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Ryan Kennedy
Atom Power

Tuesday, October 23 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Silicon-Carbide Revolution and Data Centers (session) Ryan J. Kennedy, PE Ryan is founder and CEO of Atom Power. He has been in the electrical design, project leadership, and engineering industries for over 23 years. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ryan began his career as an […]

Tuesday, October 23
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Silicon-Carbide Revolution and Data Centers

Equipment being used for power distribution in data centers is witnessing a major revolution in their power electronics that will improve their efficiency, size and heat dissipation metrics. This includes transformers, UPS, circuit breakers, panelboards, switchboards and lighting. Power electronics (diodes, MOSFETs, IGBTs, converters, inverters) are conducting electricity with a better material than Silicon. Because […]

Bill McCarthy

Monday, October 22 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout C: Watts per Acre: Increasing Site Power Density with Vertical Data Centers (session) As the leader of CallisonRTKL’s public sector work, Bill McCarthy uses his unique ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate them effectively to project stakeholders for government, applied technology, and security-intensive clients. While […]

Nicholas Paolo
Business Development Manager

Tuesday, October 23 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout B: Powering Data Centers through Customization (session) Nicholas Paolo, PE, is a Business Development Manager for MTU Onsite Energy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from Minnesota State University and also a Professional Engineering License. Paolo has a background in application […]

Suhas V. Patankar, Ph.D.,
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota and President Innovative Research, Inc.

Monday, October 21 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Fluid Mechanics 101: Fundamentals of Cooling Airflow in a Data Center (session) Dr. Suhas V. Patankar is the founder and president of Innovative Research, Inc. For 25 years, he has also worked as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research activities include […]