Data Center World Global 2018, taking place March 12-15, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, will attract more than 1,000 data center, facilities and IT infrastructure professionals where they will experience vendor-neutral education, gain insight from industry leading thought-leaders and influencers, and benefit from abundant networking opportunities. Unique to the industry, Data Center World conferences draw upon the knowledge and experience of several thousand AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven event that focuses on real solutions for today’s most pressing challenges.
Key topics on the Data Center World 2018 agenda include data center design and management, IT infrastructure technologies, data sovereignty and risk management, and data center industry talent acquisition. The conference’s keynotes include “Diversity in the Data Center Industry: The Race for Talent,” given by Joe Kava, Vice President Global Data Centers, and Heather Dooley, Data Center Business Operations, of Google; “Effectively Managing Digital Transformation,” by Kim Stevenson, Senior Vice President and General Manager for DCG Solutions Segments, at Lenovo; and “The Art of Cyber Conflict,” by author Henry J. Sienkiewicz, the Chief Innovation and Revenue Officer of Secure Channels. Additionally, Data Center Industry Report Board of Directors Hector Diaz, William Doty and Carrie Goetz will appear on the “State of the Data Center Industry Report” panel moderated by Bill Kleyman, CTO of MTM Technologies.
Other notable speakers include Yuval Bachar, Principal Engineer, Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy, at LinkedIn; David Eastman, VP InCommand™ Services, at Server Farm; and Stacy Scott, Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations, at Kroll.
Data Center World’s educational offerings include breakout sessions, TED-style lightning talks, interactive workshops and “un-sessions,” or unscripted discussions driven by participants who share their challenges, burning questions, and ideas surrounding a particular topic or industry. Among the broad range of thought-provoking workshops are “Finding your Sweet Spot: How to Select the Best Data Center Model,” “The Art and Science of Incident Response (Preventing and Addressing Data Center Security Threats),”and “Digital Natives in the Data Center: Managing Millennials.” On the evening of the first day of the conference, there is a “Women in Data Centers Meet-Up,” during which professionals will discuss diversity in the data center sector in a relaxed setting while enjoying cocktails and refreshments.
The annual conference is also host to the Data Center World Expo, which allows companies to introduce new products and showcase business solutions while building industry presence and meeting with prospective customers.
To register to attend Data Center World, click here. A variety of passes are available, including the All Access Pass and Expo Only, and the conference offers generous group discounts for three or more attendees from the same organization.