2018 Data Center Summit

Summary

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,
Principal, MICHAUD COOLEY ERICKSON
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

Details

  • 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
    USA

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