The Third Annual Data Center Austin Conference (DCAC), taking place September 12-13 in Austin, Texas, will converge thought leaders and influencers throughout the data center community for a content-rich and provocative event focused on the major trends and technology advances that are impacting the industry. Rebelling against run-of-the-mill industry events, DCAC is the must-attend “anti-conference” that is shaking up the data center ecosystem with exciting and inspiring content and networking opportunities designed to both entertain and educate industry professionals.

Presiding as the keynote speaker of this year’s event, Luke Nosek, co-founder of PayPal and Founders Fund, will discuss his extensive experience within the technology community, providing invaluable insight regarding the current state of the industry and predictions for the future of technology and data center practices. In addition, this year’s “Industry State of the Union” will be presented by Bo Bond, managing director and co-leader of JLL’s Global Data Center Solutions practice team. During this address, he will provide attendees with an overview of the industry from the perspective of a data center and technology real estate market leader, while highlighting the trends impacting how organizations are currently planning and optimizing their mission-critical footprints.

The DCAC agenda will feature a host of panels and presentations from influential thought leaders throughout the industry who will discuss a wide range of topics such as sustainability, the enterprise and the cloud, data center operations and expanding female professionals’ career development path within the technology community. Various networking opportunities will also be available to event participants, including the First Annual DCAC Golf Tournament, presented by Vertiv and PowerSecure; a tour of OnRamp’s Austin II data center; a happy hour event sponsored by Skybox Datacenters and Fibernet Direct; the official DCAC kick-off event sponsored by Aligned Energy; a live concert featuring the SPAZMATICS, the Ultimate New Wave 80s Show; and an official post-conference event sponsored by Stream Data Centers.

Sponsors of the Third Annual DCAC include Aligned Energy, FORTRUST, Rosendin Electric, RF Code, Facility Solutions Group, TrendPoint Systems, Fibernet Direct, IES Communications, Stream Data Centers, Vertiv, Ramtek, Skybox Datacenters, Anord Critical Power, PowerSecure, Schneider Electric, UMP®, NOVA Mission Critical, Ameristar ASSA ABLOY, Starline, OnRamp Data Centers, ComRent International, Quality Uptime Services, Primary Integration, AEI Affiliated Engineers, Toshiba, Sunbelt Rentals, Graybar, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, Generex, Linx, Iconicx Critical Solutions, DataGryd, ABB, Zayo Group, Critical Project Services, Fibrebond, DC Group, LEL International, Data Center Infrastructures, Mejeticks, Edgepoint Systems, BitBox, datacenterHawk, CloudPost, and Data Center Post.

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