Digital Realty Trust, Inc. invites registered attendees of International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 to the Digital Realty sponsored Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable, taking place from 4:00 to 5:15 PM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the Columbus AB room on the Gold Level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s East Tower.

This exclusive roundtable will converge thought leaders from the Internet exchange, Cloud exchange, financial exchange and carrier relations sectors to provide key insights into the impact of rising demand for more independent and cost-effective exchange options to eliminate inconsistencies in connectivity, resiliency and security.

Moderator John Sarkis, Vice President, Connectivity at Digital Realty, will join Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Open-IX Association; Mark Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer, AMS-IX; Craig Weick, Executive Director, Co-Location Product Management, CME Co-Location Data Center Services, CME Group; and Jonathan Steinberg, Vice President – Business Development & Global Strategic Alliances, Level 3 Communications to discuss the benefits of implementing a unique set of technical and operating standards within data centers that enable Internet, financial services and Cloud exchanges to create a truly neutral and member-governed global exchange ecosystem.

“A truly open Internet exchange environment will bring higher efficiency, improved reliability and unparalleled resilience, as well as more cost-effective exchange options to all members of its global ecosystem,” says Mr. Sarkis.  “The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable converges various industry perspectives to provide attendees with deeper insight into the benefits of neutral exchanges and the critical role they play in bringing the global market closer together.”   

ITW is the annual meeting point for the wholesale telecommunications community.  This year’s conference, taking place May 11-14, will include nearly 6,000 delegates from over 150 different countries and all areas of the industry, including: carriers; mobile and wireless operators; Internet Service Providers (ISPs); Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers; and voice and data technology partners.

To register for the Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable at ITW 2014, please click here.