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Date(s) - 07/12/2017
All Day

The Art Institute of Chicago


  • 8:00-8:35am = Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast & Sponsor Showcase
  • 8:35-8:45am = Welcome: Tom Roberts, AFCOM President
  • 8:45-9:35am = Opening Keynote: “Digital is Defining the Data Center, Are You Ready?”, Bill Kleyman, CTO, MTM Technologies
  • 9:45-10:35am = Breakout Sessions
    • “The Future of Data Center Connectivity”, Tom Hodson, Solution Architect, Total Cable Solutions
    • “The Impact of NDAA Legislation on Data Center Operations” Michael Caruso, former Director, Government and Specialty Business Development, ETS-Lindgren
  • 10:45-11:30am Lightning Talks
  • 11:30-1:00pm Networking Lunch & Sponsor Showcase
  • 1:00-1:50pm Breakouts
    • “Data Center Energy Master Planning Reduces Energy & Maintenance Costs While Improving Reliability”, Geoffrey Overland, CEO, Critical Efficiency, Inc.
    • “Data Center Scenario Planning Best Practices”, Andy Cvengros, Senior Vice President, JLL
  • 2:00-2:50pm Breakout Sessions
    • “Containment is not a Panacea”, Paul Bemis, President, Applied Math Modeling Inc.
    • “Strategies to Prevent Common Critical Facilities Operations Failures”, David Boston, Director, Facility Operations Solutions, TiePoint-bkm Engineering, LLC
  • 2:50 – 3:10pm Cocktail Time: Grab a signature cocktail before heading into the last sessions.
  • 3:10-4:00pm Closing Breakout Sessions
    • “A Better Measure for Uptime – When IT and Facilities Meet Carrie Goetz”, Global Technology Director, Paige DataCom Solutions
    • “Asking the Right Questions for Data Center Strategy and Planning”, Tim Kittila, Director of the Data Center Practice, Parallel Technologies
  • 4:00-5:00pm Networking Cocktail Reception & Sponsor Showcase

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