Meet the Speakers of Data Center World Local Chicago: Mike Caruso

As we gear up for Data Center World Local, at the Art Institute of Chicago on July 12, I’m enjoying getting to know some of our conference presenters. This is the first in a short blog series highlighting our intelligent, fun, and pizza-loving speakers.

First up is Mike Caruso, a recognized leader in the RF Shielded Enclosure/Anechoic Chamber industry with 30-years’ experience in account and project management, technical applications, and business development.

Back in 1984, in his first job related to data centers, Mike was involved in an RF Shielded project involving a Cray Super computer. Back then, RF and EMP (Electromagnetic) protection was almost exclusively employed in military and government applications. Now industrial and commercial entities are beginning to incorporate electromagnetic protection in their disaster mitigation and recovery plans.

Mike’s favorite things about his job are being front and center in understanding the newest technologies and making a difference in the integrity of the critical infrastructure. This will be evident for those attending Data Center World Local. You’ll learn from Mike’s presentation that EMP Protection is eventually going to be a required part of disaster planning and recovery for all Critical Infrastructure entities. Can’t make it to this event? Learn more in this recent Data Center Knowledge interview with Mike: Provide Cloud Services to the Feds? Study the Space-Weather Threat.

On a personal note, Mike has lived in the Chicago area for 26 years and suggests that visitors experience the music scene (his all-time favorite album is Close To The Edge by YES) and the fantastic restaurants in the city. However, he’s originally from the East Coast and still prefers New York style pizza to deep dish. Shhhh! Don’t tell his Chicago friends!

Join Mike Caruso, eight other expert speakers, and 150+ of your peers for learning, networking and fun in the windy city! Tickets are only $49 for AFCOM members and $149 for non-members. This event will sell out, so register soon.