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DICE EAST 2022: A Premium Two-Day Data Center Event

Emergent Sustainable Digital Infrastructure 4.0 - Powering the Global Digital Economy

To be hosted in Reston, Virginia

Wednesday May 25-Thursday May 26

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Speakers and Panels

DAY 01: Keynote Roundtable (Part 1): The Future of the Data Center: Automation & Sustainability

Charting the course to what’s next

Chandra Krishnan

Chandra Krishnan

Global Head, Data Center Operations, Fidelity Investments
Eddie Schutter

Eddie Schutter

CTO, Switch

DAY 01: Rack Power Density/Capacity and the Cooling Challenge

What is the future trend of power density to the server rack?

Ramzi Namek

Ramzi Namek

Senior Director, Design Management, NTT Global Data Centers Americas
Ron Spangler
Moderator

Ron Spangler

Senior Manager, Vertiv Co

DAY 01: Market Dynamics: The Challenges of Dense Markets, But Are There Even Alternatives?

Challenges and risks of operating in dense markets

Mayank Kapur

Mayank Kapur

Director, Business Development - IT & Cybersecurity, Prince Georges County Economic Development
Jeremy Meyers

Jeremy Meyers

VP, Real Estate & Infrastructure Business Development, EdgeCore Internet Real Estate
Michael Whitlock

Michael Whitlock

General Manager, Sabey Data Centers

DAY 01: As the US FedGov Continues its Move to the Cloud, are you FedRAMP Ready?

How colocation providers get FedRAMP ready

Steve Derr

Steve Derr

VP, Cloud Operations & Engineering, Oracle (National Security Group)
Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer

Chief Data Scientist, Americas, Intel Corporation
Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo

VP, Public Sector, CyrusOne
Katy Warren

Katy Warren

Principal, MITRE
David Trout
Moderator

David Trout

President & CEO, SecureIT

DAY 01: Luncheon Keynote: Up Close with Jennifer Taylor and Buddy Rizer

What is the future of Northern Virginia?

Buddy Rizer

Buddy Rizer

Executive Director, Loudoun County Dept. of Economic Development
Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor

President & CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council

DAY 01: Utility Power Reliability, Resiliency, Innovation and Sustainability

Planning for even greater uptime availability and resiliency

Julie Forsht

Julie Forsht

Manager, Eastern Region, Powersmiths International Corp.
Amanda Sutton

Amanda Sutton

Senior Director, Sustainability, Vantage Data Centers
Travis Wright

Travis Wright

VP, Energy & Sustainability, QTS
Aaron Love
Moderator

Aaron Love

Manager, Engineered Solutions - Data Center, Kohler Power

DAY 01: How are Enterprise-Class Owner/Operators Responding to Accelerating XaaS?

Exploring enterprise demand and cloud strategies

Mary Jane Horne

Mary Jane Horne

Senior VP, Network Operations & Engineering, iBASIS
Lynn Smullen

Lynn Smullen

Global VP, Oracle

DAY 01: Is Digital Infrastructure Now a New Hybrid Investment Class?

How has the perception of data centers as an asset class shifted since the internet has been recognized as national infrastructure?

Bryan Marsh

Bryan Marsh

CEO, StratCap Data Centers

DAY 02: With Continued Steep Upward Velocity Ahead for Data Growth, What Shifts Will the Data Center REITs and Investors See in their Forecasts?

What does the challenging nature of this era of digital transformation mean for REITs and investors?

Kemal Hawa
Moderator

Kemal Hawa

Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

DAY 02: Keynote Roundtable (Part 2): The Fast-Changing Scales and Dynamics of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Development

How Industry 4.0 digital transformation growth drivers will help shape sustainability factors and protocols in the data center

Susanna Kass

Susanna Kass

CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer, InfraPrime
Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

CEO, Cato

DAY 02: Digitalization of Human Capital

Is automation the solution to the workforce problem?

Lee Kirby

Lee Kirby

Co-Founder & Chairman, Salute Mission Critical

DAY 02: The Pre-fabricated Modular Data Center –You’ve come a very Long Way, Baby!

Exploring use cases, standardization practices and remaining challenges

Jack Elsea

Jack Elsea

Director, Global Market Development, EdgeConneX
Kurtis Friesen

Kurtis Friesen

Director, Modular Solutions, TAS Energy
Frank McCann

Frank McCann

Principal Engineer, Verizon Wireless
Michael Silla

Michael Silla

Digital Infrastructure Executive,

DAY 02: What's Next For Infrastructure Management and Operations?

What's next for this mature technology market to take on?

Terry Rodgers

Terry Rodgers

VP, Commissioning & Building Analytics, JLL
Troy Hill

Troy Hill

Director, Data Center Operations, Iron Mountain Data Centers

DAY 02: Green Design and Build: Fact or Myth?

Are you truly able to design and build an energy efficient data center which addresses Scopes 1,2 and 3?

Marshall Sorenson

Vice President, Shockey Precast, A Metromont Company

Venue

Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190

Ballroom: Grand Ballroom - Floor 2

Parking Information: Self-Park Onsite: $10 per day

 

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Agenda

May 25 Activity
7:30 AM
8:25 AM
DAY 01: Pre-Event Networking, Registration and Coffee
8:25 AM
8:30 AM
DAY 01: Opening Remarks: Welcome to DICE East!
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
DAY 01: Keynote Roundtable (Part 1): The Future of the Data Center: Automation & Sustainability. Charting the Course to What’s Next
The data center as it stands today is a hyper-evolving medium – with massive advances in critical technologies. As automation and sustainably grow in focus by technology industry stakeholders, significant questions remain: what is our industry doing to invest in and build that future? What does the journey look like?
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Rack Power Density/Capacity and the Cooling Challenge
What is the future trend of power density to the server rack. Up? How high? When? According to the Uptime Institute’s Global Survey of IT and Data Center Managers, published mid-year 2021, average server rack density has nearly quadrupled in under a decade, from a 2011 low of 2.4kW at the rack to 5.6kW by 2017, then to to 8.4kW in 2020. Other estimates show peak demands to 16kW and, with increasing frequency, to 20kW/rack. Will 20kW be the “new normal” for hyperscale? How good are we at truly sensing, monitoring, and analyzing thermal management operational/health data? What are the impacts on uptime availability, resiliency, sustainability, and power costs of ever-higher power densities and cooling requirements? OpEx? CapEx?
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
DAY 01: Morning Networking Break
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
DAY 01: Market Dynamics: The Challenges of Dense Markets, But Are There Even Alternatives?
With Northern Virginia on pace to soon become the world’s first 2GW data center market, the demand is showing no signs of slowing down. The region is home to over 250 data centers and with more under development. What are the challenges and risk factors of operating and developing in a very dense and highly demanded market? How are various stakeholders impacted? Are investors and developers actively exploring other markets and regions, or are they adjusting their approach on how to develop in a constantly growing dense market with no sign of slowing?
11:15 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 01: As the US FedGov Continues its Move to the Cloud, are you FedRAMP Ready?
The US government now spends $7B on cloud, $3B of which is SaaS. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is how a company wishing to provide cloud solutions to Federal agencies gets to do so. It provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and monitoring. Can and do colo operators or PaaS players help smooth the FedRAMP authorization journey?
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
DAY 01: Mintz Levin Presentation
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
DAY 01: Networking Luncheon
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
DAY 01: Luncheon Keynote: Up Close with Jennifer Taylor and Buddy Rizer: What is the future of Northern Virginia?
1:15 PM
2:00 PM
DAY 01: Utility Power Reliability, Resiliency, Innovation and Sustainability
Increasingly frequent regional weather catastrophes, and with the power now a clear part of digital infra, how is the industry planning and readying for even greater uptime availability and resiliency? In February, 2021, three unprecedented winter storms with sustained freezing temperatures knocked out power, paralyzing most of Texas for an extended period. This massive outage in one of the top global data center markets left operators scrambling to ensure uptime availability, business continuity, disaster recovery, and provide demand-response capacity. Such extreme events are revealing power grid vulnerabilities in many. What is the US mission-critical data center industry learning from the Texas experience? How do large regional utilities and power grid operators plan for this extreme weather “new-normal.” What is the state of on/site renewable power? Clean back-up power? What have data center operators – captains of the global digital transformation economy – learned from the Texas grid freeze experience that needs to be shared?
2:00 PM
2:45 PM
DAY 01: How are Enterprise-Class Owner/Operators Responding to Accelerating XaaS?
With the rapid growth of public and hybrid clouds and the applications that run on them, enterprises are asking themselves bigger and more complex questions. Should they develop larger footprints into colocation environments and wind down their enterprise owned facilities to gain access to ecosystem rich service providers? How much does sustainability tie into their decision making process? Are their legacy facilities sustainable? What are enterprises trying to achieve in their next major compute deployments?
2:45 PM
3:30 PM
DAY 01: Is Digital Infrastructure Now a New Hybrid Investment Class?
Has the data center shifted from what was clearly a CRE asset class to a hybrid CRE and Infrastructure class? Does capital formation now shift just as the government has now acknowledged the Internet as national infrastructure.
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
DAY 01: Post-Event Networking & DICE East Day 01 Cocktail Reception!!
Post-Event Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Dominion Energy!!
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May 26 Activity
7:30 AM
8:25 AM
DAY 02: Registration, Networking, Breakfast
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8:25 AM
8:30 AM
DAY 02: Opening Remarks
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
DAY 02: With Continued Steep Upward Velocity Ahead for Data Growth, What Shifts Will the Data Center REITs and Investors See in their Forecasts?
In times of great change lie great investment opportunities. With the consolidation of the data center-dedicated REIT, what changes can we expect next? What will mission-critical focused private equity funds and lenders see as opportunities in the velocity of data growth that shows no sign of abating? What new advanced technology trends are they watching for new development opportunities? And where?
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
DAY 02: Keynote Roundtable (Part 2): The Fast-Changing Scales and Dynamics of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Development
From the micro half-rack and modular at the edge to megascale hyperscale cloud, every stripe, color and configuration of the data center critical environment is undergoing both growth and change, as a result of the steep data growth across all sectors. What are the trends and the drivers at play? While it is true that digital transformation will very likely help decarbonize the economy and society, the data center at every level needs work at decarbonization, both for operational electrical power (Scopes 1,2 of the GHG Protocols), and in design/build development the embodied carbon (Scope 3). Much of this sustainability effort will have to do with how we implement AI-enabled IoT performance analytics and predictives for operational availability, efficiency, and overall systems health, all within a context envelope of sustainability rather than an after-thought. Realtime reporting, single-pane-of-glass visibility, all stakeholder transparency. No foolin'!
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
DAY 02: Networking Break
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
DAY 02: The Digitalization of Human Capital
As the data center industry grows, so does the need to hire more skilled workers. However, with a chronic workforce problem and the 'Great Resignation' serving as head-winds for the industry, how are these challenges being addressed? Like it or not, one of the factors that could, and will, limit the growth and equity of the industry is human capital. How can this major hurdle be mitigated? Is automation the solution?
11:15 AM
12:00 PM
DAY 02: The Pre-fabricated Modular Data Center –You’ve come a very Long Way, Baby!
The Pre-fabricated Modular Data Center –You’ve come a very Long Way, Baby! It may have been a rock-strewn path that the pre-fab modular critical facility has had to walk. But its time is now most-definitely here. And the use cases are both compelling for growth and fascinating! Quite nearly everything about Data Center 4.0 favors a robust pre-fab future. From hyperscale to cell tower Edge sites - you name it, and there’s pre-fab modular at the ready.
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
DAY 02: Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
DAY 02: What's Next For Infrastructure Management and Operations?
Performance monitoring, measurement, and management of critical environments is now a mature technology market. So, what’s next for it to take on? A decade-and-a-half in, more or less, what have infrastructure and operations managers learned on how to become (more) lights-out, smart, remote-hands facilities? What are the latest guidelines from ASHRAE and how might they augment future infrastructure requirements? What’s next?
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
DAY 02: Green Design and Build: Fact or Myth?
If sustainability and energy efficiency is not part of your current mandate, then you are part of the past. However, with closer examination and analysis, it appears that claims of efficient sourcing and construction are overstated. What type of impact are tech giants and data center developers actually having? Are you truly able to design and build an energy efficient data center which addresses Scopes 1,2 and 3 of the Carbon/GHG Protocols? Are we developing best-practices fast enough?
2:30 PM
6:00 PM
Post-Event Networking and DICE East Cocktail Reception - DICE Casino Night!!
Post-Event Cocktail Reception & DICE Casino Night Sponsored by Powersmiths!!
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WHY THIS MATTERS

What You'll Learn:

  • How are the dynamics of the North American data center market changing given the acceleration of data across all sectors? What are the growth drivers?
  • How can data center owners and operators do business with the US government? Which certifications are needed?
  • How are data center developers and operators actively addressing the sustainability challenges and minimizing their environmental footprint? Is there a sense of urgency?
  • How is the data center and cloud digital infrastructure industry planning for power grid reliability and resiliency? What is the future of on-site clean energy and battery storage?
  • What can we learn from power-hungry, high performance computing technologies such as blockchain, crypto and NFT mining operations? What will future-forward technologies mean to data centers?
  • What are the market demand drivers for higher power densities in the rack? What are the implications for the ecosystem of mechanical and electrical infrastructure?
  • What is the perspective of investors and fund managers of this energy-intensive asset class? What trends and market dynamics are they anticipating?

 

How You'll Do More Business: Learn how density and market competition continues to be a limited challenge for expansion in the region, which deals are coming to the market and how industry titans are driving new trends to shape expansion intentions in the era of Industry 4.0.

 

Who You’ll Meet: Providers, investors, contractors, lawyers, consultants, brokers, end users, CEOs, vice president of construction, engineers, head of facilities, director of operations, city officials 

 

Why You Should Attend: Learn how the key data center market is leading expansion solutions that the rest of the sector will follow at the largest data center conference of the year. 

 

Group Ticket Discounts: Are you looking to buy 5 or more tickets? Fill out the form here to connect with Bisnow's marketing team and get exclusive group discounts.

 

All ticket buyers will have access to join both in-person and via livestream.

 

Questions about your ticket purchase or interest in sponsoring? Reach out to our Global Director of Data Centers, Adam.Knobloch@Bisnow.com.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY

We hosted more than 72,000 attendees live, in-person around the globe in 2021. Our commitment to safety is no different in 2022. Our events follow all local Covid-19 regulations and protocols. In the interest of the safety of all our guests, we recommend taking a rapid or PCR test for proof of negative results before attending any gathering. 

 

We will update attendees should any regulations be updated before this event is held. We look forward to hosting you soon to do what we do best: network, connect, and engage to do more business.