Uptime Institute's sixth annual Symposium, taking place May 9-12, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, is the most influential all-stakeholder thought-leadership conference serving the data center industry, and attracts speakers and delegates from over 40 countries.

This year's symposium, The Disrupted Data Center: Cloud, Cost, Capacity and Carbon, features an all-star lineup of speakers presenting on the topics that are shaping the data center industry. Here are just a few of the industry thought leaders you'll get to meet at Symposium:
  • Jay Park, director of data center engineering; Tom Furlong, director of site operations; Dan Lee, data center mechanical engineer at Facebook-Facebook's Latest Innovations in Data Center Design: Discuss the latest design advancements being implemented in the data centers of the world's largest social networking site.
  • Chris Malone, thermal technologies architect at Google-Google's Data Center Innovation: Discover whether Google's architecture is broadly applicable to enterprise computing.
  • Ken Brill, founder of Uptime Institute-Characteristics of High-Reliability Organizations: Learn about the careful balance mission-critical data centers must achieve in effectively assessing and mitigating risk.
  • Andrew Stokes, chief infrastructure architect at Deutsche Bank-Deutsche Bank's Green Strategy: Learn the intricacies of Deutsche Bank's approach to green IT, which has helped it to become one of the leading green banking institutions.
  • Mike Manos, senior vice president, technologies at AOL-Preparing for the Cloud: A Data Center Survival Guide: Explore what it takes for enterprise IT users to move to the cloud, and how data center and IT professionals should prepare.
  • Steve Carter, vice president, digital infrastructure services at Uptime Institute Professional Services; Andy Lawrence, research director, Eco-Efficient IT at The 451 Group; Antonio Piraino, vice president and research director at Tier1 Research-The Next Decade in Data Centers: Discuss the findings of our latest survey in a multi-analyst presentation that explores the evolution of data centers in the next decade.
And for the first time ever, representatives from leading industry organizations on green and efficient IT will come together to discuss energy and carbon management on a panel moderated by The 451 Group's Andy Lawrence: The Greening of IT: Successes, Failures and the Future.
  • Bruce Myatt, founder of Critical Facilities Roundtable
  • George Goodman, executive director at Climate Savers Computing Initiative
  • KC Mares, Chair, data center efficiency program and summit at Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Jon Haas, board member and technical committee vice-chairman, The Green Grid
In addition to these content-rich sessions, Symposium Delegates can attend workshops, tutorials and sessions given by over 30 experts from Uptime Institute and analysts from The 451 Group and Tier1 Research.