Who doesn’t like to talk shop?

I recently read a Life Hacker article about the five people you should regularly talk shop with:

  • Find the right mentor for decisions that affect you.
  • Connect with a super expert for a long-term vision.
  • Identify a peer for exchange and support.
  • Never deny advice to bright-eyed juniors who ask for it.
  • Talk shop with an outsider to analyze your process.

AFCOM has recently launched a brand new complimentary data center thought leadership program designed with this advice in mind – AFCOM Leaders Labs. We know data center professionals are passionate about what they do and they love to share their stories. AFCOM Leaders Labs will harness this expertise and enthusiasm to educate, motivate, and advance ourselves and the entire data center industry!

AFCOM Leaders Lab

This fall we’re bringing together the best of the best mentors, super experts, and your data center peers in six US cities to tackle some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. How will we accomplish this? We’ll talk shop. And then we’ll turn it into six professional whitepapers and a main stage presentation at Data Center World Global to share with the data center community.

AFCOM Leaders Labs Locations and Topics

Minneapolis: Big Data/Machine Learning in the Data Center

  1. Virtual Kickoff: Sep 19, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT
  2. In-person Leaders Lab: Sep 26, 2017, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
  3. Web Meeting: Oct 18, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT

Chicago: Data Center Disaster Operations and Recovery

  1. Virtual Kickoff: Sep 20, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CT
  2. In-person Leaders Lab: Sep 28, 2017, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm CT
  3. Web Meeting: Oct 20, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT

Columbus: Data Center Energy Efficiency

  1. Virtual Kickoff: Sep 20, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET
  2. In-person Leaders Lab: Oct 3, 2017, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm ET
  3. Web Meeting: Oct 17, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET

Denver: Data Center Hybrid Architecture

  1. Virtual Kickoff: Oct 17, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 pm MT
  2. In-person Leaders Lab: Oct 24, 2017, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm MT
  3. Web Meeting: Nov 14, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 pm MT

Palo Alto: IoT in Data Centers

  1. Virtual Kickoff: Oct 19, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 pm PT
  2. In-person Leaders Lab: Oct 26, 2017, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm PT
  3. Web Meeting: Nov 16, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00 PT

Raleigh/Durham: Data Center Security

  1. Virtual Kickoff: Oct 25, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET
  2. In-person Leaders Lab: Nov 15, 2017, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm ET
  3. Web Meeting: Dec 5, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Learn more about the Leaders Lab participant experience and rewards.

This is a complimentary, invitation only program for qualified data center “end users” only. We have a few seats remaining in each of the six cities. Interested? Fill out our event interest form to see if you qualify for an invitation.

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