Meet the 2018 Data Center World Content Advisory Team

Less than one month remains to submit your session proposal for Data Center World Global 2018! Meet the team of experts, working together to curate the best educational agenda for the data center industry.

This year’s Content Advisory Team is made up of board members from local Texas AFCOM chapters, members of the prestigious Data Center Institute board of directors, and other experts and thought leaders in the data center industry. The broad mix of unique backgrounds, experience, knowledge, and connections of this team is one of the primary reasons Data Center World stands out as the best-in-class educational program.

2018 Data Center World Global Content Advisory Team

Teri Acuna
Sr. Data Communications Sales Specialist, Panduit
President, Central Texas AFCOM Chapter

Stephen Barbour
Data Center Manager, Lowe’s Companies
Vice President, South Texas AFCOM Chapter

Cara Canovas
Director, Calpine Energy Solutions
Secretary, Greater Houston AFCOM Chapter

Janna Connor
Specialist, Design, Construction, Data Center Infrastructure, HCSC
President, Dallas/Fort Worth AFCOM Chapter

Tad Davies
Principal, Bick Consulting Services
Data Center Institute Board of Directors

Bill Doty
IT General Manager, CH Robinson Worldwide
Data Center Institute Board of Directors

Donna Jacobs
Senior IT Director, University of Pennsylvania
Data Center Institute Board of Directors

Lori Murphy
Sr. Account Manager, Dataspan
Director of Membership, AFCOM South Texas Chapter

Jose Ruiz
VP Operations, Compass Datacenters

Nelson Sigoloff
Data Center Design, Commissioning, and Operations Manager, Valero
President, South Texas AFCOM Chapter

Jack Story
CTO, DXC Technology
Data Center Institute Board of Directors

Yevgeniy Sverdlik
Editor in Chief, Data Center Knowledge


Submit your idea today

The deadline to submit your session proposal for Data Center World is October 1, 2017. We are actively seeking proposals on many topics. Here are a few hot topics for you to consider:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • How cloud has changed the way data centers are designed and operated
  • The impact of the recent solar eclipse on data centers
  • Hyperconvergence
  • ASHRAE updates
  • Machine learning
  • Edge data centers
  • Leveraging multiple cloud providers
  • Hybrid strategy approaches
  • How to build your own TCO model
  • How big data will affect your data center
  • How GDPR will affect your data center
  • Security (cyber security, physical facility security)
  • How does a company’s business continuity plan affect data center operations
  • Best practices in operating data centers in foreign countries
  • Best practices for protecting data

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