Katie MacLeod, Account Coordinator, Milldam Public Relations, says:

As September 29 quickly approaches, the Critical Facilities Summit is gearing up for the three-day exhibition and educational conference and releasing details of their exciting programming. The CFS recently announced that Joe Kava, vice president of data centers at Google, will be a featured presenter at the event.

Kava will present “Successful Staffing Strategies for Data Centers” alongside CenturyLink Vice President of Global Data Center Operations Joel Stone, and CFT Eco & CTS Eco Principal Kristen Vosmaer. The program will dive into what it takes to build an effective data center team and the impact that variables such as corporate culture and geography can have on the hiring and retention process. The three presenters will provide their insight on how recruiting can and should differ in saturated versus emerging markets, where to find staffing resources beyond the military, and how to manage the transition for employees coming over from competitors.

Kava’s current responsibilities at Google include engineering, construction management and delivery, critical facility operations, environmental health and safety, as well as sustainability for Google’s global fleet of data centers. He has been an ardent advocate for sustainable data centers and cloud computing while sharing his passion about educating the international data center community so others can reap the benefits of Google’s efficiency best-practices.

“In the mission critical world, Google often sets the trend for everything from design to cooling to energy efficiency — the same can be said for its approach to recruiting and hiring,” said CFS Director of Education Wendy Dietzler. “I’m thrilled Mr. Kava will lend his insights to this timely discussion; I anticipate a valuable information exchange among all the panelists.”

CFS will bring together senior-level professionals working in data centers, labs, hospitals, financials, e-tailers and other mission critical facilities, and their exhibition hall has already sold out. A waiting list has been established for companies and suppliers who wish to exhibit at the 2015 Critical Facilities Summit.

The event is the only one of its kind, serving professionals responsible for the design, construction management and operations of mission critical facilities and data center operations.

The sold out exhibition hall will display more than 100 suppliers and service providers, who will feature their new products and solutions for improved data center performance, efficiency, reliability and maintenance functions. Some of the exhibitors 2014 CFS attendees will have the opportunity to interact with include Siemens, Asco, Mitsubishi Electric, Honeywell and Kohler Power Systems.

The educational component of the Critical Facilities Summit features sessions organized under five tracks: Designing and Building Mission Critical, Operations and Maintenance Strategies, High-Efficiency Initiatives and Opportunities, Best Practices in the Critical Facilities World and Project Spotlights. There will be over thirty ninety-minute interactive educational sessions available to attendees. Programs will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, September 29 and run through 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 1.

Critical Facilities Summit was launched in 2013 for facilities and engineering professionals looking to improve the productivity, performance and reliability of their facilities. The conference is presented by Trade Press Media Group and ROC Exhibitions.  Trade Press is co-owner of NFMT Baltimore (National Facilities Management & Technology Conference), NFMT Vegas, NFMT360 and NFMT High Performance Buildings. Trade Press Media also publishes Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines and in 1995 developed FacilitiesNet.com, the premier website for building owners and facility managers.

Registration for the 2014 Critical Facilities Summit is currently open at www.criticalfacilitiessummit.com. Those interested in getting on the exhibitor waiting list for the 2015 CFS should contact Todd Kotlarek at todd.kotlarek@tradepress.com.