Next week, an inclusive gathering of professionals who design, operate and manage data centers from around the country will convene for the first annual Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo, to learn about the latest cutting edge developments from leaders in the industry. The event will take place on June 15-16 at the world-class Times Square Marriot Marquis in New York, New York. For all of the latest details visit www.

“We have worked with our advisors to develop a valuable event featuring expert speakers, three education tracks, an Expo floor filled with leading vendors, a plethora of networking opportunities with industry peers and our sponsors, supporting sponsors and knowledge partners, and much more,” said Peter Moran, publisher, Mission Critical Magazine. “The event has a lot to offer in two days, from our opening day keynote speaker from Facebook to the presentation of the Facility Manager of the Year Award, attendees will certainly find this conference extremely worthwhile.” Highlights of the two day event include:

Keynote Speakers – The event will kick off with a keynote presentation by Charlie Manese, Infrastructure Engineer, Facebook, who will discuss Facebook and Open Compute Designing for Efficiency and Scalability. On the second day Bruce Myatt, PE, CTO & EVP, The Data Centers LLC, and Founder Critical Facilities Roundtable will discuss On-Site Critical Power Generation for the Data Center – The Coming Micro-Grid Paradigm.

Mission Critical Roundtable - Dr. Tim Oergel, chief academic officer, AATC University Educational Affairs and Services; founder/CEO of Leadership Logic Consulting, LLC, 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, who will 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.

  • Conference Sessions – In addition to the two general sessions there will be a dozen educational conferences and workshops divided into three tracks: Consolidation, Integration and Convergence; New & Challenging Computing Environments; and New Technology Methods and Solutions. For access to the complete conference program and list of industry speakers, click here.
  • Expo Hall - Attendees will have a chance to meet with Platinum Sponsors Eaton and Schneider Electric; Gold Sponsors Panduit and Siemens; Silver Sponsors conEdison Green Team, Emerson, Future Facilities, NovaTorque, Upsite Technologies and STULZ, and Bronze Sponsors instor, Kentix, Nortex, Server Technology and Spec-Clean as well as dozens of supporting and knowledge sponsors. For a complete list of vendors, click here.
  • Networking Receptions – Attendees will have a chance to network with thought leaders and industry peers during two receptions at the end of each day. The closing networking reception on Tuesday afternoon will feature the presentation of the “Mission Critical Facilities Manager of the Year” to Matt Gleason, general manager, CoreSite’s New York Market.

The Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo will be held on Monday, June 15th from 10:00 am – 7:30 pm and on Tuesday, June 16th from 7:00 am – 7:30 pm. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit The Conference and Expo is 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.