March 22, 2011
NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 -- Uptime Institute today announced the speaker lineup for its sixth annual Symposium, including distinguished data center industry thought leaders from AOL, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, SAP and more. The conference, themed The Disrupted Data Center: Cloud, Cost, Capacity and Carbon, will focus on strategies and best practices for anticipating and responding to disruptive changes such as cloud computing, virtualization, volatile demand and rapidly evolving modular architectures. Symposium is scheduled for May 9-12, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
“With disruptive technologies such as cloud computing on everyone’s minds, we put together a compelling lineup of speakers to help Delegates navigate the murky waters of change,” said Andy Lawrence, Program Director of the Uptime Institute Symposium and Research Director of Eco-efficient IT, The 451 Group. “Symposium 2011 features content-rich presentations, panel discussions, case studies and best practices from some of the brightest minds in the industry, addressing everything from facilities and IT alignment to capacity planning; from carbon management to the greening of IT.”
Energy and carbon issues will be the special focus of Day Three of the Symposium, themed The Disrupted Enterprise: Efficiency, Energy and Carbon.
Among the speakers for 2011 are:
* Mark Ascolese, Chairman and CEO, Power Analytics (formerly EDSA Power Analytics)
* Christian Belady, GM, Data Center Research, Microsoft Corporation
* Rami Branitzky, Managing Director, SAP Labs North America, SAP
* Kenneth Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute
* Steve Carter, VP, Digital Infrastructure Services, Uptime Institute
* Rachel Chalmers, Research Director, Infrastructure Management, The 451 Group
* Rob Coupland, COO, TelecityGroup
* Bob Gilligan, VP, GE Digital Energy Services
* Jon Haas, Director, Eco-Technologies Programs Office, Intel Corporation
* Steve Hassell, President of Avocent, a Division of Emerson Network Power
* Chris Malone, Thermal Technologies Architect, Google
* Michael Manos, SVP of Technologies, AOL
* Dean Nelson, Senior Director, Global Datacenter Services, eBay
* Peter Panfil, VP and GM, Liebert AC Power
* Jay Park, Director of Data Center Engineering, Facebook
* Antonio Piraino, VP and Research Director, Tier1 Research
* Vince Renaud, VP and Managing Principal, Uptime Institute Professional Services
* Andrew Stokes, Chief Infrastructure Architect, Deutsche Bank
* David Struhs, VP – Sustainability Strategy, C3
* Jack Tison, Chief Technology Officer, Panduit
* Jim Trout, President and CEO, Vantage Data Centers
* George Slessman, CEO, i/o Data Centers
* Byron Washom, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives, UC San Diego
Symposium 2011 will once again showcase winners of the Institute’s annual Green Enterprise IT Awards. In addition, Symposium Delegates can attend workshops, tutorials and sessions given by over 30 experts from Uptime Institute and analysts from The 451 Group and Tier1 Research. To see all Symposium speakers and full program details, click here.
The Uptime Institute Symposium, the most influential all-stakeholder thought leadership conference serving the data center industry, is attended by Delegates from over 40 countries. Registration for Symposium is now open, and an early-bird rate is available until March 31. Registrants will receive a Symposium Delegate pass to attend three full days of rich programming, as well as access to an exhibition hall featuring products and services of leading vendors. For more information, please visit http://symposium.uptimeinstitute.com/.
About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is an unbiased third-party data center research, education and consulting organization focused on improving data center performance and efficiency. The Institute serves all stakeholders of the data center industry, including enterprise and third-party operators, manufacturers, providers, and engineers. Uptime Institute Professional Services is the data center management and engineering consulting arm of Uptime Institute. It delivers due diligence assessments and Certifications of site infrastructure and site management in accordance with the Tier and Operational Sustainability Standards. Serving clients worldwide, Uptime Institute Professional Services is delivering consulting, Certifications and Accreditations in over 40 countries. For additional information, see http://professionalservices.uptimeinstitute.com.
Uptime Institute is part of The 451 Group, a leading independent IT research and analyst organization focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The 451 Group also operates Tier1 Research, which analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the hosting, communications and Internet infrastructure sectors, as well as TheInfoPro, a leading advisory and research firm that provides real-world perspectives on the customer and market dynamics of the enterprise information technology landscape by using a unique research methodology that harnesses the collective knowledge and insights of leading IT organizations worldwide.
Source: Uptime Institute
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