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Wed Nov 30, 2022

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DICE WEST 2022

Exploring Data Center Opportunities and Demand Drivers in California and the West Coast | Held in San Jose, CA

Wed November 30 2022 @ 7:30 AM PST

$375.00

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Speakers and Panels

Keynote - Future Drivers of Demand:

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

Peter Gross

Peter Gross

Managing Partner, PMG Associates
Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

State of the West Coast Data Center Market:

Current Market Activity and 2023 Outlook for Northern California and the West Coast

Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Design and Construction Trends:

Bridging the Gap Between Design and Construction to Eliminate Waste, Align Stakeholders, and Go Fast

Jeff Fini

Jeff Fini

, CEO, Vela Tech Holding , and Chairman and Founder, AlfaTech
Simon Casey

Simon Casey

VP, Construction NA, Vantage Data Centers

What’s Working and What’s Wrong:

A Hard Look at Current Sustainability Practices and Actionable Next Steps that Can Make Meaningful Improvements

Kevin Dalton

Kevin Dalton

Chief Data Center Officer, Cumulus Data
Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

CEO, Cato Digital
Travis Wright

Travis Wright

VP, Energy & Sustainability, QTS
Bruce Myatt
Moderator

Bruce Myatt

Data Center Business Leader, Arup

Lunch n Learn: Up-Close with Evoque Data Center Solutions

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, Evoque Data Center Solutions

The Future of IT Cloud Infrastructure:

How are Operators and Providers Optimizing for Efficient Management and Operation Solutions

Graham Leonard

Graham Leonard

VP, Sales, Polargy

Cost Pressures, Interest Rates, Inflation:

How are These Major Economic Factors Affecting the Data Center and Digital Infrastructure Industry?

Jay Rappaport

Jay Rappaport

CEO, Legacy Investing
Brandon Hunt

Brandon Hunt

Executive VP & Portfolio Manager, StratCap
Tom Traugott

Tom Traugott

Senior VP, Revenue & Client Growth, EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure
Rima Raouda
Moderator

Rima Raouda

Senior Event Producer, Data Centers, Bisnow Media

GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE

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Venue

San Jose Marriott
301 S Market Street
San Jose, CA, 95113

Ballroom: Salon 1-3, 2nd floor


Parking Information:

Valet only: $28 for 4-6 hours with a maximum of $49 per day

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Agenda

Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:25 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:25 AM
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks: Welcome to DICE West 2022
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
State of the West Coast Data Center Market: Current Market Activity and 2023 Outlook for Northern California and the West Coast
With new deployments coming online to help alleviate the historically low vacancy rates in Northern California, there has been some relief to the second largest data center market in the country. However, as demand remains high and availability of land and power continues to be a tough challenge, how are data center operators planning to keep up with demand and bring new supply online? What can we expect from this region next year and how will the surrounding regions be impacted?
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Design and Construction: Bridging the Gap Between Design and Construction to Eliminate Waste, Align Stakeholders, and Go Fast
Delivering projects with speed and predictability is essential for AECO stakeholder success and to meet market demand, yet too often the opposite becomes reality. A gap exists between the design and construction stage that results in waste of all kinds and is the primary source of cost and time impacts on projects. Where are the main inefficiencies and what are some innovative, model-driven approaches to optimize the design and construction stage while mitigating the risk of downstream cost/time impacts?
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Mintz Levin Presentation
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10:15 AM
10:35 AM
Networking Break
10:35 AM
10:50 AM
ChilliRack Presentation
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10:50 AM
11:35 AM
What’s Working and What’s Wrong: A Hard Look at Current Sustainability Practices and Actionable Next Steps that Can Make Meaningful Improvements
Despite all the current headwinds the data center industry has faced (ie. supply chain, cost pressures, workforce) one of the greatest limitations of the industry’s growth is power. But in tandem one of the industry’s biggest priorities is renewable power sources for sustainability. Despite providers adopting alternative energy practices and increasing their focus on carbon emissions, not all practices are the same and yield impactful change. Are PPAs the right move? Can we still solely rely on PUE and other metrics to capture environmental impacts? What’s currently working when it comes to sustainability practices and renewable energy and what needs to change?
11:35 AM
12:35 PM
Networking Lunch
11:55 AM
12:15 PM
Lunch n Learn: Up-Close with Evoque Data Center Solutions
12:35 PM
1:15 PM
The Evolving Edge and Distributed Cloud: Where are we in the Adoption Curve? Which Industries Stand to Benefit the Most?
As data growth extends, low latency and proximity to the end user become key technological focus areas and priorities to achieve most optimal application performance. Although still novel and not widely adopted, there are more use cases being created and more industries benefiting from edge use cases than ever before, and it may only be the start. With that, what does the adoption curve look like today? How will deployment architectures change? Who will develop these locations? Which industries stand to benefit the most? How does edge technology affect your business?
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
The Future of IT Cloud Infrastructure: How are Operators 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?
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Networking Break
2:30 PM
3:15 PM
Foreign Exchange, Interest Rates, Inflation: How are These Major Economic Factors Affecting the Data Center and Digital Infrastructure Industry?
Although the data center industry is frequently regarded as ‘recession-proof’ is it not immune to the current market trends that are affecting virtually all sectors and industries. Given the current economic factors and how they stand today, what is investor sentiment on the industry for 2023?
3:15 PM
4:10 PM
Closing Keynote: 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. As we continue with digital-first strategies, what trends are going to shape and influence the data center industry going into the new year and beyond? What will be the major growth drivers of the industry, across what solutions and how can we best prepare for it?
4:10 PM
5:30 PM
Post-Event Networking & DICE West 2022 Cocktail Party!!
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Why You Can't Miss This Data Center CRE Event

What You'll Learn From Data Center Real Estate Leaders:

  • What are the current trends in Northern California, the second-largest data center market in the country?
  • How does Northern California compare to other major markets in California (Los Angeles) and the greater west coast (Arizona, Oregon, etc.)?
  • With large lease signings taking up more absorption, what will the supply look like given speed to market challenges?
  • How will the current market dynamics affect the region's data center market given the reliance on silicon valley and the tech sector?
  • How are operators bringing on new capacity despite land and cost constraints?
  • Where are we in the edge adoption cycle? What types of use cases are we seeing today?
  • What is the investment landscape of the industry and how is investor appetite going into 2023?

 

How You'll Do More Business From Attending This Conference:

Dive into the trends and opportunities in the Northern California and greater west coast market. Learn where the opportunities are and how to leverage them to be well-positioned to make the best business decisions and grow your network. 

 

Who You’ll Meet & Network With:

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

 

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