Mark your calendars for June 15-16, 2015, because the Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo is coming to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York. The inaugural event, produced by Mission Critical Magazine and the Critical Facilities Roundtable, will bring together the data center industry’s premier thought leaders including executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, and HP, to name a few.
“Attendees will be able to see and interact with the latest data center technologies,” said Peter Moran, publisher, Mission Critical Magazine.
Conference topics will be divided into three tracks:
- Consolidation, Integration, and Convergence: Established and developing solutions for data center network, power, space, and cooling as computing technologies advance at an accelerating pace.
- New & Challenging Computing Environments: Challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from new and emerging data center compute environments such as hyper-scale cloud computing, extascale supercomputing, and enterprise web services operations.
- New Technology Methods and Solutions: The “latest and greatest” facilities and technologies systems improvements available to help optimize data center energy and operating efficiencies.
These tracks will specifically discuss such issues as rack-level communications and resource management; the effective integration of data, network, power, and cooling technologies; high-performance supercomputing; and enterprise cloud and web service operations.
The following is the program as of press time. For the complete program schedule and description, visit www.mcdatacenterconf.com.
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
Registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday with refreshments and networking from 11 a.m. to noon.
Charlie Manese, infrastructure engineer at Facebook, will deliver the event keynote presentation on Monday, June 15, at 12:30 p.m. Through the Open Compute Project, Facebook shares the infrastructure designs that power the world wide social network. This presentation will provide you with an inside look at our data center and computing technologies. Learn how Facebook’s ability to optimize across the full infrastructure stack — application, network, compute, and data center — has achieved significant results.
Tutorial worskhops will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. after which a cocktail reception and expo will be held.
The tutorial workshop lineup is as follows as of press time.
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Achieving Increased Efficiency Without Sacrificing Uptime
Speaker: Phil Fisher, Global Data Center Segment Manager, Eaton
Tomorrow Starts Today
4 – 6 p.m.
Future Proofing Modular Data Centers and DCIM Solutions
Speaker: Steven Carlini, senior director, Data Center Global Solution Marketing and Business Development, Schneider Electric
Colocation Data Center Tour Preparation
This presentation will be made by an operator from Manhattan or Secaucus.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
From 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesday, registration check-in along with a Continental Breakfast and expo will be held.
Bruce Myatt, PE, CTO & EVP, The Data Centers LLC, and founder, Critical Facilities Round Table, will deliver the conference keynote address on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 8:15 to 9 a.m. titled, “On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center – The Coming Micro-Grid Paradigm.”
The informational Tuesday sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
9 – 10 a.m.
Consolidation, Integration, and Convergence
Moderator: Julius Neudorfer, CTO & founder NAAT
Microsoft’s Hyperscale Cloud Infrastructure Demand and Performance
Speaker: David Gauthier, senior director of Datacenter Architecture & Strategy, Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Operations
Your Data Center Roadmap to DCIM – How to Succeed the First Time
Invited: Rob Aldrich, founder & chief architect, ECL Services
10 – 11 a.m.
Data Center Cooling in New York City and Secaucus
Invited: Billie Haggard, SVP CoreSite Data Centers.
New & Challenging Compute Environments
Moderator: Steve Johnston, co-founder Critical Facilities Roundtable
Data Center Performance: A Technique for Quantifying the Impact of IT Workflow on Resilience and Efficiency
Speaker: Sherman Ikemoto, director, Future Facilities
11 – 11:30 a.m.
Refreshment and Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
New Data Center Codes & Standards – How They Will Impact Your Operations!
Speaker: Chris Crosby, CEO, Compass Datacenters
How to Take a Technology Hit and Live to Tell About It
Speaker: Kevin Kealy, CISO, FIS Global
New Technology Solutions
Moderator: Dr. Darrell Richardson, CEO R4 Ventures
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Automation and Controls in the Data Center — Today and Tomorrow
Speaker: Barry Novick, Technology Strategist, Data Centers, Blackrock Financial
Tomorrow’s Technologies in Today’s Data Center
Speaker: Henry Wong, Sr. Power Technologist, Intel Corporation
Myths of Data Center Containment: What’s True and What’s Not
Speaker: Lars Strong, P.E., senior engineer, Upsite Technologies
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Disruptive Technologies in the Data Center
Speaker: Dennis Cronin, COO, SteelOrca
How Modern IT Equipment & Software is Radically Impacting the Data Center Facility
Speaker: David Rotheroe, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard
Next Generation Colocation: The Impact of Cloud and Big Data
Invited: Mike Higgins, Internap NYC, SVP, Data Center Services
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Refreshment and Networking Break
4 – 5 p.m.
Mission Critical Leadership — From Thought Leadership to Implementation
Moderator: Dr. Tim Oergel, chief academic officer, AATC University Educational Affairs and Services; founder/CEO of Leadership Logic Consulting, LLC
Mission Critical Facility Manager of the Year
Following Tuesday's sessions, a post event cocktail reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and beginning at 7 p.m., Panduit will host a complimentary reception, which will include presentation of the “Mission Critical Facilities Manager of the Year” selected by Mission Critical’s editorial staff and advisory board recognizing exemplary performance by a data center professional.
For more information and to register, visit www.mcdatacenterconf.com. Early bird registration ends May 26, 2015.