2018 Data Center Summit


2018 Data Center Summit
Friday, November 2, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 AM Data Center Buzzwords and Trends
Moderator: Thom Jackson,
Data Center Design Consultant, Dunham
Keith Meierhofer, Founder, Itascapoint Advisory Services
Rick Thissen, Data Center Facilitator, Itascapoint Advisory Services 
• What’s the buzz with all the buzzwords
• Where’s my edge and why do I need to sharpen it
• Will hyperconvergence change the data center like virtualization did
• Trends to look for into 2019 and their impact

9:00 AM Improve Your Data Centers Efficiency and Help Pay For It
Moderator: Meagan Madden,
Associate Product Manager, Xcel Energ
Lonnie Vande Kamp, Senior Associate, Dunham
Nick Brainard, Associate, Dunham
• Chasing and catching the ability to track your efficiency
• Top Ways to Improve your data centers efficiency
• Paying for improvements on your data center 
• Rebate Programs and what is available

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Key Data Center Decisions: New Construction vs Retrofit vs Colocation
Moderator: Jeff Clark,
Matt Koropchak, Regional VP of Sales, Flexential
Brett Severson, Vice President, CBRE
Keith Rosdahl, Vice President, Parsons Electric
Kris Edinger, Regional Director of Sales, DATABANK
• What is driving the Data Center Industry in Minnesota
• Decision making; New vs Retrofit vs Colocation – Who should the owner engage
• Site selection and why it is unique for Data Centers
• What delivery systems should one consider?  (Plan/Spec; Negotiated; Design Assist; Design Build)
• What are some of the evolving trends in the Data Center market
• What are some of the “Lessons Learned” from past projects

11:05 AM Community Infrastructure
Moderator: Tom Lambrecht,
Manager Economic Development Services , Great River Energy
Tom Sagstetter, Commercial Account Manager, City of Elk River
Mark Lofthus, Director of Economic Development, Dakota Electric Association
• Why should a community attract data centers
• What is driving site location decision point
• How can communities work with the real estate professionals

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2018 Data Center Summit


  • When

  • Friday, November 2, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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