CHICAGO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendance and interest continue to build for the inaugural Greater Chicago Data Center Summit, a high-level data center real estate and technology infrastructure conference. Recent speaker additions include: Phil Horstmann, CEO, Ascent Corp.; Rick Kurtzbein, Research Analyst - Datacenters, Tier1 Research; Paul E. Schlattman, Vice President - MCF Technical Principal, Environmental Systems Design, Inc.; Andy Cvengros, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, by Hewlett Packard; William F. Baxter, Data Center Strategy Manager, UBS AG; and Tim Huffman, Executive Vice President, Global Director | Technology Solutions Group, Colliers International.
The National Data Center Summit Series, the fastest-growing conference series for data center executives in the nation, will bring together 40+ speakers, experts in data center real estate and technology infrastructure, to discuss the demand drivers and myriad of opportunities in today's climate related to new development, acquisition strategies, financing, technology solutions and more. More than 200 are expected to attend the Chicago Summit on June 7.
The Greater Chicago Data Center Summit will bring special focus to emerging industry trends, such as custom-build data center solutions, connectivity opportunities and challenges and innovations in energy efficiency.
"The National Data Center Summit Series combines market intelligence and networking in a one-day platform. Anyone in the industry, or with an interest in exploring the many opportunities in data center real estate and technology infrastructure, should attend," said Mitch Kralis, Vice President of Real Estate, Server Farm Realty.
The series has attracted the interest and attendance of the nation's leading investors, developers, capital sources, brokers and technology service providers. The Greater Chicago Data Center Summit follows The Greater New York Data Center Summit, held on November 29, and The Northern California Data Center Summit, held on April 12. 265 executives attended the New York Summit, while 375 attended the Northern California Summit. Past speakers include: Scott E. Peterson, Digital Realty; Avner Papouchado, Server Farm Realty; Jonathan Atkin, RBC Capital Markets; and Mark Thorsheim, DH Capital.
If your firm is active in data center real estate or technology infrastructure, make plans to attend the inaugural Greater Chicago Data Center Summit on June 7. All of the prominent data center executives and technology firms in Greater Chicago and Midwest markets are expected to attend.
Sponsors include: Gensler, ComEd, Milldam Public Affairs and Wired Real Estate Group.
Keywords & Conference Themes: Data Center Real Estate | Data Center
Infrastructure | Private Equity & Technology | Debt Financing | Latency
Requirements | The Cloud | Business Data Requirements
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