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DICE DENVER 2022

Wed Aug 17, 2022

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DICE DENVER 2022

The Future of Data Centers and Digital Infrastructure in Denver and the Mountain States including Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico

Wed August 17 2022 @ 8:00 AM MDT

$125.00

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Speakers and Panels

The State of the Rocky Mountain Data Center Market:

Is this Region Ready to Become a Top Data Center Hub?

Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

The Future of IT Cloud Infrastructure:

How are Enterprises and Providers Optimizing for Efficient Management and Operation Solutions?

Paul Hill

Paul Hill

Principal Cloud Specialist, Cologix
KC Mares

KC Mares

Director, Industry Strategy - Data Centers, CPower Energy Management
Kelly Sullivan

Kelly Sullivan

VP, Global Data Centers, Cyxtera Technologies

Roundtable Discussion: Roundtable Discussion: Site Selection and Speed-to-Market:

How Does the Edge Play into the Overall Cloud Strategy?

Bryan Weeks

Bryan Weeks

VP, Hyperscale, EdgeConneX
Rhea Williams

Rhea Williams

Principal, Site Selection, Oracle

Construction & Design:

From retrofit to purpose-built, how are providers meeting the increasing demand with sustainability with mind?

Phil Skinner

Phil Skinner

Director, Data Center Construction Operations, CoreSite
Amanda Sutton

Amanda Sutton

Senior Director, Sustainability, Vantage Data Centers

Venue

Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd
Aurora, CO 80019

Ballroom: Juniper Ballroom and Foyer

Parking Information:
Valet: $28 for up to 8 hours
Self Park: $8 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 Denver
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
The State of the Rocky Mountain Data Center Market: Is this Region Ready to Become a Top Data Center Hub?
The greater Denver and Rocky Mountain region data center market has experienced steady growth in the last few years, and many providers see this location as an opportunity to capitalize on the increasing demand. Denver, in particular, is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Where do data center providers see the opportunities, what are the trends and current challenges this region and providers face? The Rocky Mountain region has the requirements to become a top regional data center hub, but is it there yet?
9:40 AM
10:20 AM
The Future of IT Cloud Infrastructure: How are Enterprises and Providers Optimizing for Efficient Management and Operation Solutions
Data center management is essentially regarded as a mature market, however, as the needs of IT users are evolving to achieve greater operational/cost efficiency, there is constant innovation taking place. How are data center environments changing to support next generation cloud infrastructures? How are data center operators maximizing efficiency to reduce emissions and the bottom line, if at all?
10:20 AM
10:50 AM
Networking Break
10:50 AM
11:20 AM
Roundtable Discussion: Site Selection and Speed-to-Market: How Does the Edge Play into the Overall Cloud Strategy?
Bringing more capacity online is a main focus for data center operators and developers. In today's environment, with optimal land availability on the decline, cost pressures increasing and the need to be closer to the end user, site selection and speed-to-market are key factors to consider. With that, how does the edge play into the over cloud strategy? Can it help address the main concerns?
11:20 AM
12:00 PM
Construction & Development: From Retrofit to Purpose-Built, How are Providers Meeting the Increasing Demand and Changing IT Needs?
Despite a higher vacancy, the Denver market is now experiencing steady, yet increasing data center demand, prompting more data center development. Historically, the region has been stagnant, however, that is quickly changing as more enterprises move to the region and require infrastructure to support their IT needs. How are developers meeting client demand? How do design and construction trends differ in this market?
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Post-Event Networking

WHY THIS MATTERS

What You'll Learn:

  • Will Denver ever become a top regional data center hub? How does development compare to Utah, Idaho or Wyoming? 
  • How do natural resources and limited competition make Denver an ideal place for expansion? 
  • What's bringing colocation to Denver now? Have incentives to invest become more appealing to developers? How do incentives compare across the mountain states (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico)?
  • What does the expansion of the cloud mean for facilities in the region? Has the edge grown as fast as high-density? 
  • How are providers aligning with the extensive growth of end users in the region? Which new demands are shaping capacity requirements?

 

How You'll Do More Business: Define deal activity and end user trends influencing investment, shifts in the market based on operation strategies and efficiency, which limitations are showing in the market and the influx of demand is pushing Denver colocation. 

 

Who You’ll Meet: Providers, brokers, contractors, director of operations, head of efficiency, investors, engineers, lawyers, CEOs, vice president of design and construction 

 

Why You Should Attend: To learn why the Denver market continues to scale as a data center market, what unique solutions for cooling are changing efficiency standards and how power alternatives are driving colocation investment. 

 

For questions, recommendations, comments, or press inquiries please email our Global Data Center Director, Adam Knobloch at adam.knobloch@bisnow.com