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50+ Speakers!

Speakers

The Data Center Ripple

Atlanta, GA, & the State of the Data Center Market

Tyler Alexander

Tyler Alexander

Principal
RedBird Capital Partners

Mario Calderone

Mario Calderone

VP, Real Estate
ServerFarm

Justin Kline

Justin Kline

VP, Portfolio Development
Legacy Investing

Terry Rennaker

Terry Rennaker

VP, Development - Hyperscale
Equinix

David Spiewak

David Spiewak

Managing Principal
Next Tier HD / DJS Group

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

Senior VP, Digital Infrastructure
Landmark Dividend

Madison Williams

Madison Williams

Executive VP, Finance
QTS

Miles Loo, Jr.
Moderator

Miles Loo, Jr.

Executive VP & Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory
Newmark Knight Frank

Designing For Tomorrow

What Are Today's Owners and Tenants Requesting With Their Infrastructure Requirements?

Tim Gainey

Manager, Business Development-Commercial Applications
Tindall Corporation

Ed Gazzola

Ed Gazzola

CEO
Bennett & Pless

Marissa Jules

Marissa Jules

Director, Architecture & Infrastructure
Georgia Institute of Technology

John Mailler

Global Manager, Infrastructure Construction
Facebook

Michael Silla

Michael Silla

Senior VP, Design & Construction
Flexential

Robbie Sovie

Robbie Sovie

Executive VP, Development & Construction
T5 Data Centers

Todd Boucher
Moderator

Todd Boucher

Principal
Leading Edge Design Group

Tales From A Smart City

Why Atlanta Has Emerged as a National Tech Hub

Tye Hayes

Tye Hayes

CTO
City of Atlanta

Shawn Novak

Shawn Novak

Executive VP, Strategic Solutions
Switch

Larry Williams

Larry Williams

President & CEO
Technology Association of Georgia

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

Director & Head of Community Strategy, Atlanta
BlackRock

Tony Zivalich, Jr.

Tony Zivalich, Jr.

Executive Director, Real Estate Development
Georgia Institute of Technology

Chris Pumphrey
Moderator

Chris Pumphrey

Executive Director
Douglas County Economic Development Authority

What's In Your Data Center?

5G, Digital Infrastructure, Network Enablement, the Edge and Opportunities to Reduce Latency

Shane Clemons

Shane Clemons

Global Team Leader, Platforms & Applications
Verizon

Mary Jane Horne

Mary Jane Horne

Senior VP, Global Network Services
INAP

David McCall

David McCall

VP, Innovation
QTS

Parminder Singh

Parminder Singh

Leader, Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture
Cox Communications

Jeff Wabik

Jeff Wabik

Chief Strategy & Connectivity Officer,
DC BLOX

Jim Marsh
Moderator

Jim Marsh

VP, Critical Infrastructure Solutions
CPG

Lunch & Learn Workshop

Staying Efficient in a Data-Driven World

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper

Data Center Manager
Travelport

Dave Meadows

Dave Meadows

Director, Industry Standards & Technology
Stulz Air Technology Systems

William Panian

William Panian

Director, Data Center Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Jake Ring

Jake Ring

President & CEO
GIGA Data Centers

Randy Starr

Data Center Manager
Delta Airlines

Brian Woessner

Brian Woessner

President
Duffey Southeast Construction

Mike Herwald
Moderator

Mike Herwald

Manager, Sales North America
Munters Corporation

The Next Wave

The Convergence of Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure (The American Tower Story)

John Ghirardelli

John Ghirardelli

Director, U.S. Innovation
American Tower

Timothy Kiser

Timothy Kiser

Founder
Colo Atl

Hunter Newby

Hunter Newby

Owner
Newby Ventures

Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Financed by FinTech

How is ATL's Hottest New Industry Driving Data Centers for Tomorrow

Peter Berry

Peter Berry

Senior VP, AOD Operations & Cyber Security
ACI Worldwide

Al Edwards

Al Edwards

VP, Technology & Infrastructure Operations
Cryptocurrency Expert

Andy Green

Andy Green

VP, Global Infrastructure & IT Operations
PRGX

Timothy Stanley

Timothy Stanley

CTO
Sunny River Management

Tim Huffman
Moderator

Tim Huffman

Executive VP & Director, Data Center Solutions
CBRE​​

Hybrid IT Strategy and the Digital Transformational Journey:

Exploring the Cloud and Network Throughout the Stack

Patrick Barnett

Patrick Barnett

Head of Strategic Alliances, GSI GTM - Google Cloud
Google

Wes Jensen

Wes Jensen

Director, Technology Innovation & Strategy
Digital Realty Trust

Jim Lipps

Jim Lipps

VP, Solutions Architects
Cyxtera Technologies

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

CRO
Ntirety

Mohammad Zahid

Mohammad Zahid

Global Head of IT Infrastructure
Exide Technologies

Sohail Zakaria

Azure Global Black Belt, Intelligent Cloud - Americas
Microsoft

Moderator

Bill Winsininski

Co-Founder & CEO
Cofluence

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Breakfast, Networking & Registration

  • Welcome to DICE Southeast 2020!!

  • The Data Center Ripple: Atlanta, GA & the State of the Data Center Market

    • Moderator: Miles Loo, Jr., Executive VP & Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Newmark Knight Frank
    • Tyler Alexander, Principal, RedBird Capital Partners
    • Mario Calderone, VP, Real Estate, ServerFarm
    • Justin Kline, VP, Portfolio Development, Legacy Investing
    • David Spiewak, Managing Principal, Next Tier HD / DJS Group
    • Ryan Sullivan, Senior VP, Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend
    • Madison Williams, Executive VP, Finance, QTS

  • Designing for Tomorrow: What Are Today's Owners and Tenants Requesting With Their Infrastructure Requirements?

    • Moderator: Todd Boucher, Principal, Leading Edge Design Group
    • Tim Gainey, Manager, Business Development-Commercial Applications, Tindall Corporation
    • Ed Gazzola, CEO, Bennett & Pless
    • Marissa Jules, Director, Architecture & Infrastructure, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Michael Silla, Senior VP, Design & Construction, Flexential
    • Robbie Sovie, Executive VP, Development & Construction, T5 Data Centers

  • Morning Networking Break

  • Tales From a Smart City: Why Atlanta Has Emerged as a National Tech Hub

    • Moderator: Chris Pumphrey, Executive Director, Douglas County Economic Development Authority
    • Tye Hayes, CTO, City of Atlanta
    • Shawn Novak, Executive VP, Strategic Solutions, Switch
    • Larry Williams, President & CEO, Technology Association of Georgia
    • Peter Williams, Director & Head of Community Strategy, Atlanta, BlackRock
    • Tony Zivalich, Jr., Executive Director, Real Estate Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • What's In Your Data Center? 5G, Digital Infrastructure, Network Enablement, the Edge and Opportunities to Reduce Latency

    • Moderator: Jim Marsh, VP, Critical Infrastructure Solutions, CPG
    • Shane Clemons, Global Team Leader, Platforms & Applications, Verizon
    • David McCall, VP, Innovation, QTS
    • Parminder Singh, Leader, Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture, Cox Communications
    • Jeff Wabik, Chief Strategy & Connectivity Officer, DC BLOX

  • Networking Lunch

  • Lunch & Learn Workshop: Staying Efficient in a Data-Driven World

    • Moderator: Mike Herwald, Manager, Sales - North America, Munters Corporation
    • Tim Cooper, Data Center Manager, Travelport
    • Dave Meadows, Director, Industry Standards & Technology, Stulz Air Technology Systems
    • William Panian, Director, Data Center Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Jake Ring, President & CEO, GIGA Data Centers
    • Brian Woessner, Vice President, Duffey Southeast Construction

  • The Next Wave: The Convergence of Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure (The American Tower Story)

    • Moderator: Kemal Hawa, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
    • John Ghirardelli, Director, U.S. Innovation, American Tower
    • Timothy Kiser, Founder, Colo Atl
    • Hunter Newby, Owner, Newby Ventures

  • Afternoon Networking Break

  • Financed by FinTech: How is ATL's Hottest New Industry Driving Data Centers for Tomorrow

    • Moderator: Tim Huffman, Executive VP & Director, Data Center Solutions​, CBRE
    • Peter Berry, Senior VP, AOD Operations & Cyber Security, ACI Worldwide
    • Al Edwards, VP, Technology & Infrastructure Operations, Cryptocurrency Expert
    • Andy Green, VP, Global Infrastructure & IT Operations, PRGX

  • Hybrid IT Strategy and the Digital Transformational Journey: Exploring the Cloud and Network Throughout the Stack

    • Moderator: Bill Winsininski, Co-Founder & CEO, Cofluence
    • Patrick Barnett, Head of Strategic Alliances, GSI GTM - Google Cloud, Google
    • Wes Jensen, Director, Technology Innovation & Strategy, Digital Realty Trust
    • Kevin Smith, CRO, Ntirety
    • Mohammad Zahid, Global Head of IT Infrastructure, Exide Technologies
    • Sohail Zakaria, Azure Global Black Belt, Intelligent Cloud - Americas, Microsoft

  • Post-Event Networking

DICE Southeast 2020

Join us for our third annual Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) Southeast in Atlanta!

 

For the third consecutive year, Atlanta -– the largest city in the Southeastern U.S., –- is staking its claim as a power player in the world of data centers, only growing its presence on the national stage. As recently as 2015, Atlanta was the 10th largest data center market in the U.S., and today is in contention for Top 5 status nationally.

 

The jump in standing can be credited to Facebook, CyrusOne and Switch –- all of whom have ambitious expansion plans thanks, in part, to 2018 GA legislation, offering new data center construction of between $100M-$250M full exemption in sales and use taxes.

 

Another source of this success is the burgeoning FinTech sector! Atlanta and “Transactional Alley” are home to more than 120 FinTech firms, making it the third largest FinTech hub in the U.S, and processing more than 70 percent of all credit card transactions, according to the Atlanta Small Business Network.

 

DICE SOUTHEAST 2020 TOPICS

1. New technologies that impact renewable energy, energy production, and cooling 

2. Notable new construction and expansion of existing data center campuses

3. The continued impact the 2018 legislation and tax breaks have on development and investment

4. The result of a tech-driven relationship between the private sector and public educational institutions.

5. The role data centers can play, in partnership with other organizations, on advancing a community ala Smart Cities

 

WHY “ATLANTA”

Strong Connectivity. Atlanta is a top 5 U.S. market for total bandwidth and fiber access,driven by high demand from the area’s concentration of corporate headquarters.

 

Comparatively Low Prices. Atlanta’s land prices are low compared to other major U.S. cities. With diverse power sources available, utility costs are at 50% of the national average.

 

Desirable Business Location. Home to the world’s busiest airport and top-tier universities, Atlanta is a great place for companies requiring educated talent, abundant land and convenient transport. What’s more, its state and sales tax is lower than adjacent states.

 

Low Natural Disaster Risk. Nestled in the Southeastern U.S., Atlanta is free from earthquakes. Its inland location is far enough from the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Ocean to be at risk for hurricanes.

 

WHO ATTENDS?

Bisnow DICE Events bring together those with the following backgrounds:

·         Owners

·         Developers

·         Investors

·         Data Center Operators

·         CRE Brokers

·         Colocation Providers

·         Enterprise End Users

·         Network Integrators

·         Telecom/Fiber Companies

·         Economic Development Associations

·         Energy Providers

·         Engineers

·         General Contractors

·         Architects

 

Join us for this premium event on March 5, 2020 to meet and mingle with industry leading and visionary owners, developers, investors, and end users, in the data center space.

 

Share your comments, post photos, and ask questions using #BisnowDICE on Twitter and Instagram, and follow us at @BisnowAtlanta on Twitter for more local news.

 

For questions, recommendations or press inquiries, please email Adam at Adam.Knobloch@Bisnow.com

Venue & Travel

The St. Regis Atlanta
88 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Floor/Ballroom: Astor Prefunction and Ballroom Sections CD

Parking Information:
Valet: $20 per guest
Self: (One Buckhead Plaza Parking): 1 hour, $6 / 1-2 hours, $12 / 2-12 hours, $18

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Hyatt Place Atlanta/Buckhead
3242 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30305
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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30305
+1 404 237 1234

Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead
3092 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 USA
+1 404-846-0900

The St. Regis Atlanta - Limited discounted rooms (book by Wednesday 02/19)
88 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
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