Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Data Center Advisory Group will host the 2017 International Data Center Forum April 6 at the Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:15 with a reception to follow.

Media are invited to join data center professionals in attendance or to conduct pre- or post-event interviews with Toronto-based Cushman & Wakefield vice chairman Randy Borron, Dallas-based executive managing director Rick Hughes, Chicago-based executive vice president Alex Smith, or New Jersey-based managing director Sean Brady, to discuss industry trends and the sector’s ongoing evolution.

As global technology rapidly changes, the demand for data center facilities and virtual solutions accelerates. Scalability, reliability and security are always the focus, but the costs are substantially high, making the right financial decisions crucial.

Sessions with Industry Experts will focus on:

• Demand Dynamics: Changing Economics of the Service Model

• Economics of the Cloud

• Qualifying Risk & Cost

• Financial Services Concerns & Risks: Colo vs. Wholesale vs. Cloud vs. Enterprise Data Center Solutions