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DICE MIDWEST 2022

Thu Sep 22, 2022

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DICE MIDWEST 2022

Exploring Data Center Opportunities, Developments, Site Selection and Operations from Kansas to Detroit

Thu September 22 2022 @ 8:00 AM CDT

$365.00

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Speakers and Panels

Opening Keynote

Updates on the Illinois Incentive Package and Future Opportunities for Data Center Development

Adel Haddad
Keynote

Adel Haddad

CIO, Chicago State University

State of the Midwest Market

Regional Activity and Future Outlook in Chicago and the Midwest

Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Construction & Development:

Building Trends Across Regions of the Midwest States Amidst Chronic Supply Chain Challenges

John Diamond

John Diamond

VP, Engineering, Evoque Data Center Solutions
Kurt Lindorfer

Kurt Lindorfer

Founding Principal, PARADIGM Structural Engineers

Edge-to-Cloud Operations and DCIM:

Optimizing Operations for Efficiency and Sustainability

​Raymond Parpart​

​Raymond Parpart​

​Director, Data Center Strategy & Operations, University of Chicago
Rod Elder

Rod Elder

Global Principal, Equinix

Site Selection & Tax Incentives

Bringing on New Capacity in a Constrained Environment

David Horowitz

Senior Vice President, T5 Data Centers

Angela Imming

Director, Technology & Innovation, City of Highland
Ed Sitar
Moderator

Ed Sitar

Manager, Economic & Business Development, ComEd

The Future Design of Infrastructure:

Designing to Maximize Your Stack and Space

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman

Executive VP, Digital Solutions, Switch

Future Drivers of Demand

What Major Trends Will Shape The Industry and How to Prepare for It

Venue

Kimpton Gray Hotel
122 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603

Ballroom: Adler Ballroom and Foyer

Parking Information: Valet: $38 per night
Self-Park: $22 for up to 8 hours

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Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
8:55 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:55 AM
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks: Welcome to DICE Midwest
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Opening Keynote: The Public Perspective: Outlook from the Enterprise Side
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
State of the Midwest Market: Regional Activity and Future Outlook in Chicago and the Midwest
With favorable tax incentives passed in 2019 in Chicago, America’s third largest city and home of dozens of Fortune 500 companies, the region is well positioned to benefit from the incoming data center demand. With that, what trends are we seeing in this market? Where are the opportunities and the challenges?
10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Networking Break
10:45 AM
11:30 AM
Edge-to-Cloud Operations and DCIM: Optimizing for Efficiency and Sustainability
With the continued acceleration of data growth, iteration and innovation is needed in today's dynamic environment. How are data center operators and engineers optimizing operations with sustainability and client demands in mind?
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
Site Selection & Tax Incentives: Bringing on New Capacity
With the recently passed tax incentive in 2019 and heightened competition for real estate across Chicago, data center vacancy rates are now close to record lows. What has the impact been of these tax incentives? How has the benefit extended to various stakeholders? How are local economic development players and data center developers working together to bring more space online?
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
Construction & Development: Building Trends Across Regions of the Midwest States Amidst Chronic Supply Chain Challenges
From downtown to suburban areas, land is limited and comes at a premium. Given the high demand for capacity, how are data center players keeping up with the pace in the face of supply chain challenges and increasing costs? What are the differences across regions and between downtown and suburban builds? How does sustainability impact the design, construction and development process?
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
The Future Design of Infrastructure: Designing to Maximize Your Stack and Space
In an era of growing compute needs and demands, designing for the right IT stack, starting from facility infrastructure design, will ensure your operation is future-ready. How are we building the infrastructure from the outside in, that will be able to handle the data and density that is coming our way?
2:45 PM
3:15 PM
Future Drivers of Demand: What Major Trends Will Shape The Industry and How to Prepare for It
Now more than ever, the digital infrastructure industry has demonstrated its critical role in our everyday lives, enabling increases in productivity and connectivity that have unlocked new killer applications. As we continue with digital-first strategies, what trends are going to continue to shape and influence the data center industry? What will be the major growth drivers of the industry, what IT architecture will be prioritized and how can we prepare for it?
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Post-Event Networking

WHY THIS MATTERS

What You'll Learn

  • Chicago is America's 3rd largest city and is home to over 40 Fortune 500 Companies. What do cloud end users want as new technologies continue to push for the need of cloud services?
  • With large lease signings taking up more absorption, what will the supply look like given speed to market challenges? 
  • What is the cost of entry in the midwest market? What new investment potential is there?
  • What demand and requirements are we seeing from the enterprise end users? 
  • What governmental changes are ahead for Chicago as colocation continues to build in the dense city?

 

How You'll Do More Business:

Dive into leasing trends driving interest in the Chicago market, how vacancy rates are at all time lows and how providers are planning long-terms investment intentions for the midwest with high-density in mind. 

Who You’ll Meet:

Owners, providers, brokers, contractors, director of operations, director of operations, CIOs, investors, engineers, lawyers, CEOs, vice president of design and construction 

 

For questions, interest in becoming a speaker or sponsor, please email our DICE Global Director, Adam Knobloch, adam.knobloch@bisnow.com​​