SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Northern California Data Center Summit, with more than 300 in attendance, to date, will be held on April 12 in Santa Clara. As many as 400 commercial real estate and technology infrastructure executives are expected to attend this high-level information and networking event.
The full-day conference, which will bring West Coast data center opportunities into focus, will feature more than 40 speakers in 10 panel discussions.
A special end-user panel will bring together leading data center managers to discuss today's consumer and business demand drivers. What are the unique data center demands of the region's firms in today's environment? And, what forces have the most significant impact on those demands? With virtualization, load balancing, leveraging SaaS applications, etc. is demand actually decreasing? And, are firms still looking to have data centers in close proximity to their corporate offices? Is this a change from 5-10 years ago?
Panel speakers include: William F. Baxter, Data Center Strategy Manager, UBS AG; Anoop Mavath, Manager – Operations, Twitter; John Rodgers, Director – Data Center Track, Kaiser Permanente; John Wallerich, DCEP, Principal Architect – Data Center Lead, Office of IT CTO, NetApp; Misha Logvinov, CISSP, CISM, Chief Information Officer, Lithium Technologies, Inc.; Ham Southworth, Senior Managing Director, Studley, Inc. and Luke Denmon, PMP, Data Center Advisory Services, CBRE.
Additionally, the event will bring together the most active commercial real estate data center investors and operators in high-level discussion, including: Scott E. Peterson, Chief Acquisitions Officer, Digital Realty Trust; Aaron Wangenheim, Executive Vice President, T5 Data Centers; John Sheputis, CEO, Fortune Data Centers; Eric Jacobs, Executive Vice President & General Manager-Western Region, QTS; Eric Shepcaro, CEO, Telx and Mark Adams, Chief Development Officer, Equinix.
Local utility executives William Dunckel, Senior Project Manager of Pacific Gas & Electric Company, and John Roukema, Director of Electric Utility, City of Santa Clara will offer insight.
Quality Technology Services, along with NEF, will host The Summit after Hours, a post-event networking reception following the conclusion of the conference.
"Core industry trends are accelerating," according to Jonathan A. Schildkraut of Evercore Partners, a conference speaker. "There has been a more ambitious change in technology, and it is changing the implications on demand drivers, which will be discussed at the event."
Mezzanine sponsor is Telx, the interconnection & data center company.
Sponsors and exhibitors include: CyrusOne, Digital Realty Trust, DH Capital, Willdan Energy Solutions, Vigilent, Cassidy Turley, Media Venture Partners, IO, Colliers International, CoreSite, QTS, HH Robertson, Salt River Project, Fortrust, AmeriStar Fence Products, Milldam Public Affairs, IntelliBatt, Unixsurplus, Jaymie Scotto & Associates, 451 Research and Wired RE Group.
A limited number of speaking, sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. For additional information, please contact: Brian Klebash, President, CapRate Events at 917-546-0738 or via e-mail, [email protected].
To view additional information about the event, including agenda, speakers, sponsors and registration, please visit: www.cre-events.com/norcaldata.
SOURCE CapRate Events, LLC