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Connecting Data Center Operators, Designers and Builders

When: Wednesday, April 17 (1:00 pm - 4:30 pm & Thursday, April 18 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Building a data center is a highly complex, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar business with tremendous risk and potential rewards for each decision. 

Data Center BUILD is a two-day construction and design summit that will bring together operators, decision-makers, experts & implementers to help you drive smart decisions for data center growth. This executive-level summit will provide the information and connections you need to design and build your data center.

BUILD Keynote: How to Truly Integrate Your Supply Chain

When: Wednesday, April 17 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Ballroom C
Required Pass Type: All Access Conference, Data Center BUILD Summit

Supply chain issues continue to impact the data center industry and highlight the need for developers to align with major suppliers to develop tighter supply relationships than ever before. An effective, adaptive supply chain now delivers a competitive advantage in the provider marketplace. In this BUILD Keynote presentation, Nancy Novak, Chief Information Officer at Compass Datacenters, and Phanney Kim Brevard, Chief Strategy Officer & CIO, ETAP, a brand of Schneider Electric, will discuss the next evolution in supply chain partnerships: on-site manufacturing partnerships.

Nancy Novak

Nancy Novak
Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenter

Phanney Brevard

Phanney Kim Brevard
Chief Strategy Officer & CIO at ETAP a brand of Schneider Electric

Design and Build with Certainty

At Data Center BUILD, you’ll hear from the people that understand the mission critical business of constructing data centers and their guidance for best practices. We will have representatives from all sides of the data center design and build industry – owners and operators, construction companies, design and engineering firms as well as mechanical and electrical suppliers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Information and best practice learning on all aspects of data center construction, from site selection to material procurement to implementation
  • Opportunity to connect with all stakeholders in a data center construction project
  • Guidance on the new issues facing the data center construction industry such as supply chain challenges, edge requirements, and external pressures for sustainable and responsible building.

Who Should Attend

Data center pros involved in the design & build of data centers:

  • Senior Level data center owner/operators that address construction AND operations 
  • Mechanical/electrical suppliers that sell to data centers that are building and already in operations
  • Facility management and brokerage companies that sell to new builds & existing data center managers

How to Attend

There are two ways to attend the executive summit: 

Purchase an All Access Data Center World Pass

  • Access to all four days of Data Center World, including Data Center Build, workshops, conference sessions, keynotes, expo hall, and all networking receptions and events.  

Purchase a Data Center BUILD Summit a la cart pass

  • Access to Data Center BUILD Summit, April 17 - 18, Data Center World networking events such as the opening reception and exhibit hall reception, access to product information talks, Data Center World Keynotes & Expo Hall access.

Expert Led Programming and Networking for Successful Data Center Builds

Data Center BUILD is a comprehensive, expert-led program that deep-dives into all the latest construction techniques, strategies and best practices needed to address the plethora of challenges related to designing and constructing data centers. This two day summit will provide you with the tools, direction and connections to partners needed to complete construction with limited cost, predictable outcomes, and sustainable operations.

Topics Covered: 

  • Site Selection
  • Community Engagement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Material Procurement
  • Vendor Selection
  • Capacity Planning
  • Power Availability & Alternate Sources
  • Prefabricated and Modular
  • Micro Data Centers and Edge
  • Physical Security 
  • Labor Shortages

Sponsorship Opportunities

Data Center BUILD offers solution providers an excellent opportunity to reach influential data center design and construction stakeholders through multiple sponsorship packages.

Contact our team today to learn how to secure your booth and sponsorship at the second annual summit. 

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