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Formerly the “Marshal Field and Co. Men’s Store Annex” built by famed architect Danial Burnham in 1914, this beautiful Chicago Landmark features original vintage charm coupled with modern amenities. The lobby has been restored to its original grandeur complete with marble flooring, polished bronze elevators, ornate decorative ceilings and custom lighting. With 22 stories of tailor-made commercial space, 25 East Washington, is home to some of Chicago’s most prestigious tech, engineering and software development firms such as 3Q Digital, 8th Light, Forefront and Siteline. 

Speakers

Lunch & Learn Keynote Session:

Up-Close with the Illinois Data Center Coalition: Public/Private Partnership Deep Dive

Elgie Sims, Jr.

Elgie Sims, Jr.


Illinois State Senator, 17th District

Erin Guthrie

Erin Guthrie

Acting Director
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

Rafal Rak

Rafal Rak

VP, Portfolio Management
Digital Realty Trust

Tyler Diers

Tyler Diers

Director, Legislative Relations
Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Michael Reever

Michael Reever

Senior VP, Strategy & Government Relations
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Ed Sitar

Ed Sitar

Manager, Economic & Business Development
ComEd

Mitchell Carrel
Moderator

Mitchell Carrel

Partner
Freeborn & Peters

Panelists

Michael Pegues

CIO, Information Technology Division
City of Aurora, IL

JP Morgenthal

JP Morgenthal

CTO, Application Services
DXC Technology

Stephan Abraitis

Stephan Abraitis

VP, Data Centre Infrastructure & Strategy
Royal Bank Of Canada

John Brooks

John Brooks

Director, Data Center & Server Services
Walgreens

Sohail Zakaria

Azure Global Black Belt, Intelligent Cloud - Americas
Microsoft

Kevin McNicholas

VP, Network Infrastructure
Lucera

Edward Buck

Edward Buck

VP, Technology & Service Delivery
Evocative Data Centers

Keith Basil

Keith Basil

Senior Principal & Product Manager, Cloud Platform
Red Hat

Sean Farney

Sean Farney

Director, Cloud & Network Services
Rockwell Automation

Nabeel Mahmood

Nabeel Mahmood

Member, Board of Directors
United Security Bank

Angela Imming

Director, Technology & Innovation
City of Highland

Vijay Vuppala

Infrastructure Architecture Lead
Dentons

Michael Bahr

Global Data Center Manager
DRW Trading Group

Damon Boyd, II

Damon Boyd, II

Senior Manager, Engineering - CRE
W.W. Grainger

Joel Sprague

Joel Sprague

Systems Engineer
Cisco

Matt VanderZanden

Matt VanderZanden

CSO
STACK Infrastructure

Peter Feldman

Peter Feldman

Chairman & CEO
Digital Crossroads

Daniel English

Daniel English

Co-Founder & President
Legacy Investing

Eli Scher

Eli Scher

Chairman & CEO
New Continuum Data Centers

Phil Koblence

Phil Koblence

Co-Founder & COO
NYI

Sean Khurana

Sean Khurana

President & COO
Cavern Technologies

Jen Herson

Jen Herson

President
Data Canopy

Timothy Doherty

Timothy Doherty

CEO
Digital Fortress

Rashad Kawmy

Rashad Kawmy

Partner
Boundary Street Capital

Tina Gravel

Tina Gravel

Senior VP, Global Channels & Alliances
Cyxtera Technologies

Jennifer Curry

Jennifer Curry

Senior VP, Global Cloud Services
INAP

Mike Whitman

Mike Whitman

Head of Critical Facilities Services
ServerFarm

Thomas Dakich

Thomas Dakich

Senior Manager
Digital Crossroads

David McCall

David McCall

VP, Innovation
QTS

Peter Cohen

Peter Cohen

VP, Peering, Interconnectivity & Ecosystem
QTS

Crystal Lee Delany

Crystal Lee Delany

Senior Asset Manager
Digital Realty Trust

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez

Director, Design & Construction
CyrusOne

Stacy England

Stacy England

VP, Operations
Data Holdings

Nate Olson-Daniel

Nate Olson-Daniel

VP & Technical Fellow
LightEdge Solutions

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Vice Chair, Data Center Advisory Group
Cushman & Wakefield

Joseba Calvo

Joseba Calvo

Managing Partner
EPI LATAM LLC

Otto Nichols, III

Executive VP & Shareholder
Clayco

Dave Meadows

Dave Meadows

Director, Technology
STULZ USA

Eric Closson

Eric Closson

Associate
Corgan

Moderators

Wayne Dietrich
Moderator

Wayne Dietrich

CRO
Element Critical

Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Miles Loo, Jr.
Moderator

Miles Loo, Jr.

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

Jack McCarthy
Moderator

Jack McCarthy

Principal & Studio Leader
HED

Emily Naughton
Moderator

Emily Naughton

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Bill Shanahan
Moderator

Bill Shanahan

Principal
CT Group, Inc.

Andy Stapleton
Moderator

Andy Stapleton

VP & General Manager
Mortenson Construction

Jim Treadway
Moderator

Jim Treadway

Chief Engineer, IT
MITRE

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Networking, Breakfast and Registration

  • Welcome to DICE Midwest 2019!

  • The State of the Market: Capital, Development and the Midwest's Data Center Boom

    • Moderator: Kemal Hawa, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
    • Timothy Doherty, CEO, Digital Fortress
    • Peter Feldman, Chairman & CEO, Digital Crossroads
    • Phil Koblence, Co-Founder & COO, NYI
    • Michael Pegues, CIO, Information Technology Division, City of Aurora, IL
    • Alex Smith, Vice Chair, Data Center Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield

  • The Day After Tomorrow: Innovations in Data Center Construction, Design and Planning

    • Moderator: Andy Stapleton, VP & General Manager, Mortenson Construction
    • Damon Boyd, II, Senior Manager, Engineering - CRE, W.W. Grainger
    • Eric Closson, Associate, Corgan
    • Otto Nichols, III, Executive VP & Shareholder, Clayco
    • Juan Vasquez, Director, Design & Construction, CyrusOne
    • Mike Whitman, Head of Critical Facilities Services, ServerFarm

  • Networking Break

  • Next-Gen Applications: AI, Data Security, IoT & Beyond

    • Moderator: Jack McCarthy, Principal & Studio Leader, HED
    • Jennifer Curry, Senior VP, Cloud Services, INAP
    • Tina Gravel, Senior VP, Global Channels & Alliances, Cyxtera Technologies
    • David McCall, VP, Innovation, QTS
    • JP Morgenthal, CTO, Application Services, DXC Technology
    • Vijay Vuppala, Infrastructure Architecture Lead, Dentons

  • Modernizing Infrastructure & Operations: Cooling, Efficiency, Site Reliability, Sustainability & Workforce Development

    • Moderator: Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer, IT, MITRE
    • Michael Bahr, Global Data Center Manager, DRW Trading Group
    • Joseba Calvo, Managing Partner, EPI LATAM
    • Stacy England, VP, Operations, Data Holdings
    • Angela Imming, Director, Technology & Innovation, City of Highland
    • Dave Meadows, Director, Technology, STULZ USA

  • Networking Luncheon

  • Lunch & Learn Keynote Session: Up-Close with the Illinois Data Center Coalition - Public/Private Partnership Deep Dive

    • Moderator: Mitchell Carrel, Partner, Freeborn & Peters
    • Tyler Diers, Director, Legislative Relations, Illinois Chamber of Commerce
    • Erin Guthrie, Acting Director, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
    • Rafal Rak, VP, Portfolio Management, Digital Realty Trust
    • Michael Reever, Senior VP, Strategy & Government Relations, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
    • Senator Elgie Sims, Jr., Illinois State Senator, 17th District
    • Ed Sitar, Manager, Economic & Business Development, ComEd

  • Financial Sector Deep Dive: Scalability, Sustainability and the Enterprise Perspective in the Cloud Age

    • Moderator: Emily Naughton, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
    • Stephan Abraitis, VP, Data Centre Infrastructure & Strategy, RBC
    • Daniel English, Co-Founder & President, Legacy Investing
    • Nabeel Mahmood, Member, Board of Directors, United Security Bank
    • Kevin McNicholas, VP, Network Infrastructure, Lucera

  • The Now & Future of Cloud Migration, Hybridization & Managed Services

    • Moderator: Wayne Dietrich, CRO, Element Critical
    • Sean Farney, Director, Cloud & Network Services, Rockwell Automation
    • Jen Herson, President, Data Canopy
    • Sean Khurana, President & COO, Cavern Technologies
    • Phil Koblence, Co-Founder & COO, NYI
    • Joel Sprague, Systems Engineer, Cisco
    • Sohail Zakaria, Azure Global Black Belt, Intelligent Cloud - Americas, Microsoft

  • Networking Break

  • The Last Mile: The Future of Data Center Interconnectivity, 5G & Life on the Edge

    • Moderator: Bill Shanahan, Principal, CT Group
    • Keith Basil, Senior Principal & Product Manager, Cloud Platform, Red Hat
    • Peter Cohen, VP, Peering, Interconnectivity & Ecosystem Development, QTS
    • Nate Olson-Daniel, VP & Technical Fellow, LightEdge Solutions
    • Eli Scher, Chairman & CEO, New Continuum Data Centers
    • Dawane Young, VP, Voice, Wireless & Platforms, Verizon Wireless

  • Strategic Site Selection: Availability to Connectivity, Cost of Land & Power, Economic Incentive and Tax & Financing Strategy

    • Moderator: Miles Loo, Jr., Executive VP & Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Newmark Knight Frank
    • John Brooks, Director, Data Center & Server Services, Walgreens
    • Thomas Dakich, Senior Manager, Digital Crossroads
    • Crystal Lee Delany, Senior Asset Manager, Digital Realty Trust
    • Timothy Doherty, CEO, Digital Fortress
    • Rashad Kawmy, Partner, Boundary Street Capital
    • Matt VanderZanden, CSO, STACK Infrastructure

  • DICE Midwest 2019 Post-Event Cocktail Reception: Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres!

DICE Midwest 2019

DICE Midwest | Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Midwest 

Join us for our annual Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) Midwest! 

As the pinnacle of the Midwest, the Chicago data center market remains the fourth-largest in North America. In 2018, the region boasted 243 MW of inventory -- a staggering 16.6 MW increase from the previous year. Furthermore, according to JLL's "2018 Data Center Outlook Report," Chicago experienced 39.5 MW of net absorption, trailing behind Dallas, Phoenix and Northern Virginia. 

Why the Midwest?

-Cost-Efficiency: The region's lower energy costs attribute to generous savings for colocation tenants

-Tax Incentives: States like Iowa, Ohio and Indiana have passed tax bills to spur data center growth

-Location: Nestled between both coasts, the Midwest's central location offers a reliable alternative to more densely populated hubs 

-Reliable Data Storage: The region's network-dense, low-latency connectivity is attractive to regional enterprise end-users

Topics will Include: 

1. What will be the impact of the region's latest data center tax bills?

2. How will increased power density and cooling capacity impact site selection?

3. As end user demands shift, how will the growing use of outsourced IT services drive demand for off-premise data centers and onto the cloud? 

4. How will the Internet of Things and AI impact data center demand?

5. With deployments becoming more dense and compact, what are hyperscalers and cloud providers doing to be more sustainable?

6. What do the growth of micro data centers, 5G and Edge Computing innovations mean for today’s data center requirements?

Who Attends?

Bisnow's DICE Events bring together those with the following backgrounds:

-Developers

-Investors

-Data Center Operators

-CRE Brokers

-Colocation, wholesale and cloud providers

-Enterprise end users of Information Technology, Business Operations and Analytics

-Telecom/Fiber Companies

-Economic Development Associations

-Engineers

-Architects

-General Contractors

Join us for this full-day premium event this September 2019 to 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

25 East Washington

Chicago, IL 60602

Suite #600

Sixth floor accessible via the low rise elevator bank

Parking

No parking is available at the building. The closet garages are located at 20 E Randolph (Between Wabash and State), 60 E Randolph (Between Michigan and Wabash, and Millenium Park Garage

 

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