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Rich Karlgaard

Monday, October 22
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Conference Keynote: Technology and 2018 Turbulence

Rich Karlgaard (bio) Forbes Publisher and Global Futurist The rapid evolution of technology’s four driving forces – Cloud Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things – together will upend the business landscape and destroy the old ways. These forces will create huge opportunities for new efficiencies, customer channels, speed and investments. This new, […]

Monday, October 22
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Award Presentations

Selfless Service Award presented by Salute Mission Critical This award recognizes the selfless support of veterans initiatives and support of Salute’s mission, to give veterans the opportunity to work in the data center industry. Patriot Award presented by The Department of Defense This award recognizes the continuous efforts made to support citizen warriors through a […]

Monday, October 22
10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
Changing Fundamentals of Business Service Delivery Metrics

IT organizations have spent the last 25 years focused on component level technology and metrics rather than looking at what it takes to actually run the business. While IT professionals have created many kinds of low-level metrics about the discrete resources required to build and operate data centers (including power and cooling, staffing, and maintenance), […]

Monday, October 22
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
End User Xchange Forum

Designed to encourage in-depth discussion and debate on the latest challenges in data center planning, design and operation, topics will include: trends in infrastructure design resiliency, energy efficient design and operational practices, capacity planning and management, and the day-to-day challenges in managing data center operations. The moderator will guide the discussion with the use of […]

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Solving Critical Colocation Challenges at a Global Scale

As colocation providers expand their footprints into new regions around the world, a multifaceted set of challenges are encountered, including delivering standard solutions and configurations, flexibility to meet the needs of customers of all sizes, and offering predictable & economical TCO to customers. All of these challenges are then intensified by the breakneck speed of […]