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44+ Speakers!

Speakers

John Brooks

John Brooks

Director, Data Center & Server Services
Walgreens

Peter Feldman

Peter Feldman

Chairman & CEO
Digital Crossroads

Sean Farney

Sean Farney

Director, Cloud & Network Services
Rockwell Automation

Mike Hammett

Mike Hammett

Chief Information Officer
Midwest Internet Exchange (Midwest-IX)

John Regan

John Regan

Digital Infrastructure
Landmark Dividend

Garry Connolly

Garry Connolly

Founder & President
Host in Ireland

Jerry Blair

Jerry Blair

Co-Founder & ​Senior ​VP
DataBank, Ltd.

Bill Lowry

Bill Lowry

President
ServerCentral

Corey Welp

Corey Welp

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty

Eric Dynowski

Eric Dynowski

Co-Founder, Managing Partner & CTO
Turing Group

Ken Parent

Ken Parent

CEO
Element Critical

Kevin Rubin

Kevin Rubin

President & COO
Stratosphere Networks​, LLC

James Redmond

James Redmond

VP, Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors (US) Limited

Tina Gravel

Tina Gravel

Senior VP, Global Channels & Alliances
Cyxtera Technologies

Chris Flynn

Chris Flynn

President, Data Center Fund
Lightstone Group

Jim Kerrigan

Jim Kerrigan

Managing Principal
North American Data Centers

Matt Tyndall

Matt Tyndall

Executive VP, Property Development
QTS

Rashad Kawmy

Rashad Kawmy

Partner
Boundary Street Capital

Craig McKesson

Craig McKesson

Executive VP, Enterprise Markets
T5 Data Centers

Anthony Bolner

Anthony Bolner

Executive VP & Partner
Stream Data Centers

Roxanna Cieplinska

Roxanna Cieplinska

VP, Hyperscale - Global Data Centers, EMEA
NTT

Jason Kiser

Jason Kiser

VP, Operations
365 Data Centers

Sean Khurana

Sean Khurana

President & COO
Cavern Technologies

Mark Polimus

Mark Polimus

Principal Architect
Equinix

James Leach

James Leach

Vice President
RagingWire Data Centers

Rick Fournier

Rick Fournier

Director, Enterprise Sales - Midwest
Digital Realty Trust

Dan Hickey

Dan Hickey

Manager, Data Center Facilities
Cyxtera Technologies

Mark Rau

Mark Rau

Director, Sales - Cleveland
H5 Data Centers

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez

Director, Design & Construction
CyrusOne

Danielle Dy Buncio

Danielle Dy Buncio

Founder & CEO
VIATechnik, LLC

Kylle Jordan

Kylle Jordan

Manager, Business Development
Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Chris Pumphrey

Chris Pumphrey

Executive Director
Douglas County Economic Development Authority

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

President
Earthwise Environmental

R. David Hall

R. David Hall

President, Midwest Region & National Operations Director
Clune Construction Company, L.P.

Andy Stapleton

Andy Stapleton

VP & General Manager
Mortenson Construction

Jamie Bollinger

Jamie Bollinger

Director, Strategic Sales & Operations
Aerotek, Inc.

Mitchell Carrel
Moderator

Mitchell Carrel

Partner
Freeborn & Peters

Thomas Dakich
Moderator

Thomas Dakich

Senior Manager
Digital Crossroads

Hannah Erb
Moderator

Hannah Erb

Strategic Business Advisor
Collabrance, LLC

Mike Herwald
Moderator

Mike Herwald

Manager, Sales - North America
Munters Corporation

Miles Loo, Jr.
Moderator

Miles Loo, Jr.

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

Conleth O’Flynn
Moderator

Conleth O’Flynn

Managing Partner
AHA Consulting Engineers

Michael Rechtin
Moderator

Michael Rechtin

Partner
Seyfarth Shaw

Ed Sitar
Moderator

Ed Sitar

Manager, Economic & Business Development
ComEd

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Networking, Breakfast & Registration

  • Welcome to DICE Midwest 2018!

  • A Word from our Host: Digital Crossroads, LLC

    • Peter Feldman, CEO, Digital Crossroads, LLC

  • Financing & Investment: The Capital Stack

    • ​​Moderator: Miles Loo, Jr., Executive VP & Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Newmark Knight Frank
    • Chris Flynn, President, Data Center Fund, Lightstone Group
    • Rashad Kawmy, Partner, Boundary Street Capital
    • Craig McKesson, Executive VP, Enterprise Markets, T5 Data Centers
    • John Regan, VP, Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend, LLC
    • Corey Welp, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty

  • Networking Break

  • The Future of Infrastructure in the Cloud Age: Construction, Design Engineering and Today's Workforce

    • Moderator: Conleth O’Flynn, Managing Partner, AHA Consulting Engineers
    • Jamie Bollinger Director, Strategic Sales - Environmental, Engineering & Construction, Aerotek
    • R. David Hall, President, Midwest Region & National Operations Director, Clune Construction Company, L.P.
    • Andy Stapleton, General Manager, Mortenson Construction
    • Matt Tyndall, Executive VP, Property Development, QTS
    • Juan Vasquez, Director, Design & Construction, CyrusOne

  • The Cloud Revolution: The Cloud and Connectivity from Fiber to Cyber

    • Moderator: Hannah Erb, Strategic Business Advisor, Collabrance, LLC
    • Sean Farney, Head of Global Technology Operations, The Boston Consulting Group
    • Tina Gravel, Senior VP, Global Channels & Alliances, Cyxtera Technologies
    • Mike Hammett, Chief Information Officer, Midwest Internet Exchange (Midwest-IX)
    • Mark Polimus, Principal Architect, Equinix
    • Kevin Rubin, President & COO, Stratosphere Networks, LLC

  • Networking Lunch

  • Lunch & Learn Workshop: Data Center Cooling and Strategies for Efficiency

    • Moderator: Mike Herwald, Manager, North America - Data Center Business Area, Munters Corporation
    • Dan Hickey, Manager, Data Center Facilities, Cyxtera Technologies
    • Jason Kiser, VP, Operations, 365 Data Centers
    • Robert Miller, President, Earthwise Environmental, Inc.

  • Data Center Site Selection: Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and More

    • ​​Moderator: Mitchell Carrel, Partner, Freeborn & Peters
    • Rick Fournier, Director, Enterprise Sales - Midwest, Digital Realty Trust
    • Kylle Jordan, Manager, Business Development, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
    • Sean Khurana, President & COO, Cavern Technologies
    • James Leach, Vice President, RagingWire Data Centers
    • Chris Pumphrey, Executive Director, Douglas County Economic Development Authority
    • Mark Rau, Director, Sales - Cleveland, H5 Data Centers

  • Going Global: The International Data Center Outlook

    • Moderator: Michael Rechtin, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
    • Roxanna Cieplinska, VP, Sales, Bridge Data Centres
    • Garry Connolly, Founder & President, Host in Ireland
    • Bill Lowry, President, ServerCentral
    • James Redmond, VP, Infrastructure Debt, AMP Capital Investors (US) Limited

  • Networking Break with Snacks

  • The Future of Technology: AI, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Big Data, Digital Transformation, IoT and Beyond

    • Moderator: Thomas Dakich, Managing Member, Digital Crossroads, LLC
    • John Brooks, Director, Data Center and Server Services, Walgreens
    • Danielle Dy Buncio, Founder & CEO, VIATechnik, LLC
    • Eric Dynowski, Managing Partner & CTO, Turing Group

  • Leading the Curve: The State of the Data Center Market

    • Moderator: Ed Sitar, Manager, Economic & Business Development, ComEd
    • Jerry Blair, Co-Founder & ​Senior ​VP, DataBank, Ltd.
    • ​​Anthony Bolner, Executive VP & Partner, Stream Data Centers
    • Peter Feldman, CEO, Digital Crossroads, LLC
    • Jim Kerrigan, Managing Principal, North American Data Centers
    • Ken Parent, CEO, Element Critical

  • DICE Midwest Post-Event After-Party: Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres at The Horseshoe Casino!!

    The Horseshoe Casino:
    777 Casino Center Drive,
    Hammond, IN 46320

Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Midwest

Join us for our second annual Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE), Midwestdiscussing the Midwest data center market in the heart of the Chicago. 

As the third-largest city in the country, Chicago has long been home to many of the nation's top firms and a hub for data center demand. It has benefited from heavy investment from hyperscale cloud users, among others.

As a whole, last year alone, $20B was invested in North American data centers

Private capital and institutional investors entering the space are becoming savvier in their investments - as established players continue to capitalize and expand.

With the industry continuing to move at a breakneck pace to match the increasing demand from users and industries across the country, 2018 is looking to be another record-setting year. 

Topics To Include:

1. What major sectors will continue to drive demand in the Midwest, and what opportunities remain?

2. How will the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing impact data center demand? 

3. What major M&A activity do players see on the horizon?

4. How are data center strategies changing as end user demand begins to shift? Will the blurring of business models - from wholesale data centers to retail colo continue? 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from & network with the leading owners, developers, investors, end users, and major players in the data center space. 

Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowDICE on Twitter. 

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

Venue & Travel

Digital Crossroads, LLC at Lake Michigan, Hammond Marina
731 Casino Center Drive,
Hammond, IN 46320

Parking Information: Free onsite parking. Staff will be available upon arrival to assist guests with parking and venue directions.
Room Reservations:
Guests are encouraged to book overnight reservations through Ameristar Hotel. Ameristar Hotel is approximately 8 miles from the event space.

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On behalf of Bisnow and Digital Crossroads, LLC:

Please enjoy a day of golf at Lost Marsh Golf Course on Monday, August 27th with our preferred rate! 

Please use the following link to take advantage: https://www.lostmarshgolf.com/

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