The Future of Data Centers: Thinking Locally, Delivering Globally
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
7:45 - 8:15: Check-in / Breakfast provided by APA, LLC.
8:30 – 8:35: Welcome to 21CDCS
Presented by: Mike Bell, PE, Integrated Design Group
8:35 – 8:45: Opening Remarks
Presented by: Robert Stein, AIA, LEED AP, Integrated Design Group
Robert Stein, Principal of Integrated Design Group, the creator and hosting organization of the 21st Century Data Center Symposium, will kick off this year’s program. Mr. Stein talks about the global growth of data centers through comparisons with historic and current expansion of commerce.
8:50 – 9:35: International Security
Presented by: Shane Campbell, Guidepost Solutions; Patrick Markham, Guidepost Solutions; Dan Verity, Guidepost Solutions
Guidepost Solutions has worked with data center and corporate clients who have expanded operations from the United States into Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and South America. They have identified challenges associated with each of these regions and developed strategies to overcome the challenges. Mr. Markham, Mr. Campbell and Mr. Verity will present strategies and protocols developed to minimize risk in an increasingly dangerous world.
9:40 – 10:25: Presentation: Critical Pathways in Construction & Commissioning for Data Centers
Presented by: Dax Didier Simpson, ATD, CDCMP, KIO Networks
Whether constructing a Greenfield data center or renovating an existing building, the critical facility design and operation team face significant opportunities. Achieving this across borders in foreign countries can often make this more complicated. As the data center facilities manager for leading Latin American colocation/hosting provider KIO Networks, Dax Simpson will share many of the requirements KIO utilizes to ensure a successful facility plan is executed.
10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break provided by TechPlan/Emerson
10:50 – 11:35: Panel: Challenges When Procuring Equipment in Latin America
This panel will address the challenges encountered when selecting and obtaining equipment in Latin America. Can companies plan ahead to avoid complications later in the design process?
- James Brownrigg, Turner Construction Company
- Justin Minchey, GE Critical Power
- Rick Wilson, Emerson Network Power
Moderated by Jack McCarthy, PE, DCEP, Integrated Design Group
11:40 – 12:25: Panel: Local Knowledge - What to Know When Working South of the Border
Companies have been looking outside the US when determining the location of their next data center. As an American company, what are the advantages/disadvantages when designing and building a data center South of the Border? This panel will discuss the importance of local knowledge and share their lessons learned when working internationally.
- David Ibarra, DPR Construction
- Ira Schimmel, Verizon Terremark
- Roberto Velasco, KMD Architects
Moderated by Mike Malone, AIA, LEED AP, Integrated Design Group
12:35 – 1:35: Networking Lunch on the 42nd Floor provided by DPR Construction
1:45 – 2:30: Panel: Local Knowledge - Working in the Middle East & Asia
In addition to the growth of the data center market in Central and South America, companies have been looking in the Middle East & Asia when determining the location of their next data center. This panel will focus on the complications often faced when working outside the US including quality expectation, government relations, growth dynamics and power availability.
- Steve Carter, 451 Planning Advisors
- Matthew Koerner, PE, LEED AP, Critical Project Services
- Mike Lewis, Fidelity Investments
Moderated by Lane Anderson, Structure Tone
2:35 – 2:50: Afternoon Break provided by TechPlan/Emerson
2:55 – 3:40: Presentation: Addressing the Challenges of International Operations During the Design Phase
Presented by: Terry Gillick, Primary Integration Solutions
Human error is the cause of 75 percent of all critical facilities failures. As the robustness and complexity of critical facilities have increased for improved fault-tolerance and concurrent maintenance, it is essential to develop equally robust Operations and Maintenance practices early in the project Life Cycle starting at Schematic. Additionally, addressing these issues when working internationally can prove to be a difficult task. Join Mr. Gillick as he breaks down the international commissioning process.
3:45 – 4:30: Presentation: International Codes, Certifications & Regulations
Presented by: Dennis Julian, PE, ATD, DCEP, Integrated Design Group
In this presentation, Dennis Julian, Subject Matter Expert and Principal at Integrated Design Group will address the recent changes in codes, certifications and regulations in the US as they relate to international standards.
4:30 – 6:00: Cocktail Reception