8th Annual Data Center Summit


8th Annual Data Center Summit
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 AM Data Center Buzzwords and Trends
Thom Jackson,
Senior Associate, Dunham 
Keith Rosdahl, Vice President, Parsons Electric
• What’s the buzz with all the buzzwords
• Where’s my edge and why do I need to sharpen it
• Will hyper-convergence change the data center like virtualization did

9:00 AM Think Inside the Box: The story of a One-Trip Container Data Center
Lonnie Vande Kamp,
Senior Associate, Dunham 
Chris Hardinger, Director Mission Critical, Hunt Electric
• Case study of vendor neutral, customized, engineered, container data center deployment nationwide
• Cost effective solution for increased IT capacity, improved latency and quick edge deployment

10:00 AM Break

10:10 AM Key Data Center Decisions
Moderator: Colleen Eddy, 
Economic Development Specialist, City of Elk River
Tom Sagstetter,
Commercial Account Manager, City of Elk River
Erin Sparks, CEcD, Economic Development Lead, Great River Energy
Kylle Jordan, Regional Business Development Manager,  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development 
• What is driving the Data Center Industry in Minnesota
• Decision making; New vs Retrofit vs Colocation – Who should the owner engage
• Community Infrastructure 
• 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
• How can communities work with real estate professionals

11:05 AM Minnesota Technology Corridor
Moderator: Jacquel Hajder, 
Economic Development Specialist, Anoka County Regional Economic Development
Bruce Sayler,
Principal, Community and Economic Development, Connexus Energy
Chris Eng, Economic Development Director, Washington County CDA
Ryan Bruers, Corporate Economic Development Manager, Xcel Energy
• Minnesota Technology Corridor : overview and strategy
• Who should your partners be to plan for new technology companies and data center development
• What drives site selection
• How to overcome obstacles prior to a project proposal
• Hear about the options considered, challenges faced and risks overcome

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

8th Annual Data Center Summit


  • When

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

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

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