The first annual Data Center and Computing Conference & Expo, convening this June 15-16, 2015, at the Times Square Marriott in New York, will offer a dynamic list of speakers including leaders from Facebook, Blackrock Financial, Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, and others.  The conference, produced by Mission Critical Magazine and the Critical Facilities Round Table, will provide data center and computing professionals with focused educational sessions that showcase the successful convergence of IT and facilities systems in the computing environment.

“We have a terrific line-up of speakers, including executives from Siemen’s, the Gold Sponsor for the Data Center & Computing Conference, and dozens of others who represent the best and brightest in the industry who will share the latest, cutting-edge developments in data center design, operations, technology and management,” said Peter Moran, publisher, Mission Critical Magazine. “We invite data center owners & operators, CIO’s and CTO’s and others to join us and their colleagues to network, meet new connections and understand today’s technology advancements.”

The event will kick off on Monday, June 15 at noon with a keynote presentation by Charlie Manese, Infrastructure Engineer, Facebook, who will discuss Facebook and Open Compute Designing for Efficiency and Scalability.Following the keynote there will be several tutorial workshops for attendees to choose from addressing such topics as Achieving Increased Efficiency Without Sacrificing Uptime presented by Eaton; Tomorrow Starts Today presented by SynapSenseCorporation; Government & Utility Data Center Energy Incentives & Plans presented by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; The Global Data Center Energy Challenge presented by US DOE and NYSERDA; the Future Proofing Modular Data Centers and DCIM Solutions presented by Schneider Electric and a Colocation Data Center Tour Preparation. The workshops will be followed by a networking reception with exhibits.

Gold Sponsor Siemens will offer a DCIM Tutorial Workshop & New Technology Update addressing what happens when companies bring great ideas together into one solution. Hear from Siemens, Intel, RFCode, TSO Logic and Noveau all in this one workshop & new technology update. Experts will share best practices (and common pitfalls) to maximize the efficiency of datacenter operations in an informal environment.

On Tuesday, June 16 there will be an opening keynote address by Bruce Myatt, PE, CTO & EVP, The Data Centers LLC, and Founder Critical Facilities Round Table who will discuss On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center – The Coming Micro-Grid Paradigm. There will be a second general session at 11:30 am moderated by Dr. Tim Oergel, Chief Academic Officer, AATC University Educational Affairs and Services; Founder/CEO of Leadership Logic Consulting, LLC who will lead a panel of industry leaders on Mission Critical Leadership – from Thought Leadership to Implementation.The panelists will include Chris Cosby, CEO, Compass Datacenters; Bob Cassiliano, Chairman & CEO, 7x24 Exchange; and Peter Gross, Vice President of Mission Critical Facilities, Bloom Energy whowill discuss academic and similar initiatives that can advance the already established concept of “Mission Critical Thought Leadership” into well-defined and actionable corporate and public programs.

In addition to the two general sessions there will be a dozen educational conferences and workshops divided into three tracks:

  • Consolidation, Integration and Convergence - Speakers representing 451 Research, Compass Data Centers, Blackrock Financial and SteelOcra will address Your Data Center Roadmap to DCIM; New Data Center Codes & Standards; and Automation and Controls in the Data Center and Disruptive Technologies. There will also be an Industry Panel: Best Practices in Data Center Design, Operations & Technology moderated by John Diamond of Netrality Properties. The invited panelists include Ben Stewart, Verizon Terramark; Bill Kaggard, CoreSite and Patrice Theriault, Nortec Humidity.
  • New & Challenging Computing Environments – Speakers will represent Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Operations, FIS Global, Intel Corporation, and Hewlett Packard who will discuss Microsoft’s Hyperscale Cloud Infrastructure Demand and Performance; How to Take a Technology Hit and Live to Tell About It; Tomorrow’s Technologies in Today Data Center; andHow Modern IT Equipment & Software is Radically Impacting the Data Center Facility. Dr. Tim Oergel from AATU will moderate a panel discussion on Advanced Achievers Technology University Leadership Training with panelists Dr. Dennis Cronin, Steel Orca; Dr. Bruce Myatt, CFRT and Dr. Darrell Richardson, R4 Ventures LLC (invited)
  • New Technology Methods and Solutions – Speakers will represent Future Facilities, Goldman Sachs, Upsite Technologies, Emerson Network Group and Stulz who will discuss Data Center Performance: A Technique for Quantifying the Impact of IT Workflow on Resilience and Efficiency; Deploying Hyperscale Cloud Computing and Open Compute Technologies in I/O Modular Data Center Environments; Myths of Data Center Containment; New Technologies and Controls to Significantly Reduce Risk of Downtime While Minimizing Cost and Deployment Time, andThe Continuing Evolution of Data Center Cooling Efficiency.

Following the afternoon sessions, the event will host a closing networking reception featuring the presentation of the “Mission Critical Facilities Manager of the Year” to Matt Gleason, General Manager, CoreSite’s New York Market. Mr. Gleason was selected by Mission Critical’s editorial staff and advisory board recognizing exemplary performance by a data center professional. The reception will be hosted by Panduit. For access to the conference sessions and to register for the event, visit

The Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo is a brand new event produced by Mission Critical Magazine dedicated to serving data center and mission-critical professionals and by The Critical Facilities Roundtable, a member-based community dedicated to the discussion and resolution of industry issues regarding mission-critical facilities. The event is managed by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies. The Conference and Expo will offer informative technical education workshops, networking events and interactive exhibits focusing on the successful convergence of IT and facilities systems in the compute environment. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit