Aerial view of a Downtown LA at sunsetData center and IT professionals from around the world are gearing up for Data Center World Global 2017 conference, April 3-6 in Los Angeles.

This year’s event theme, “Data, Automation, Scale: Building and Managing the Data Center of the Future” will address the common needs of seasoned international data center and IT infrastructure management professionals. Data Center World Global 2017 will attract more than 1100 professionals representing millions of dollars in buying power, with representatives from more than 50 Fortune 500 companies as well as key decision-makers throughout the data center community, including 36 percent at the director level or higher.

Drawing upon the knowledge and experience of more than 3,500 members of AFCOM, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, this year’s user-driven agenda will focus on effective solutions for today’s key challenges throughout the data center industry. Attendees will have the option to choose from more than 80 unique educational sessions offering real-world, vendor-neutral education on various topics including IT infrastructure technologies, data center design and management, and data center security and risk management, delivered by selected industry thought-leaders.

In addition to its many educational sessions, Data Center World Global provides an array of networking opportunities designed to enable meaningful business discussions and new connections. On the evening of Tuesday, April 4, attendees will be invited to join an opening network reception sponsored by ABB Inc. Conference attendees will also benefit from multiple networking breaks and cocktail receptions throughout the four-day event.

For further networking and educational opportunities, an exhibit hall will be open to all Data Center World Global participants, featuring 148 unique exhibitors providing various demonstrations of products and services.

Finally, Data Center World Global will provide a featured keynote presentation from Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, bestselling author and top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI’s Most Wanted for hacking into 40 major corporations, Mitnick now serves as a trusted security consultant to multiple Fortune 500 companies and government agencies around the world. During his presentation, Mitnick will address critical security concerns in the data center and cloud community, alerting audience members to the various methods criminals, disgruntled staff and malicious governments use to breach infrastructure and systems.

To register for Data Center World Global 2017, click here. Advanced rate passes will be available through March 3 offering $200 off the regular cost. You can find more information about the event by visiting