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Connecting Data Center Operators, Designers and Builders

Monday, May 8 – Tuesday, May 9

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.

Data Center BUILD Keynote

Chris Crosby
CEO, Compass Datacenters

We are excited to announce Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters, as our keynote speaker. Chris is a recognized visionary and leader in the data center space and has served as founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters since 2011. Previously, Chris served as a senior executive and founding member of Digital Realty Trust. Prior to the initial public offering of Digital Realty, Chris was founder and managing director of Proferian, which served as an operating platform for the private equity fund, GI Partners, and was rolled into the IPO for Digital Realty Trust. Prior to Proferian, Chris served as a consultant for CRG West, now Coresite.

Design and Build with Certainty

Join us and come away equipped with the knowledge and connections you need for strategic growth and investments. 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.

Exclusive Access to Design & Construction Thought Leaders

Data Center BUILD features independent, world-class data center and cloud research shared by industry analysts with decades of technology research experience, providing attendees with data-drive, real-world insight and perspective. 

Ron Vokoun Headshot

Ron Vokoun
Program Chair
Data Center BUILD

Ben Kaplan Headshot

Ben Kaplan
Senior Vice President
Turner Construction

Ali Greenwood Headshot

Ali Greenwood
Executive Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Mark Shulz Headshot

Mark Schultz
Project Executive, Mission Critical
Gray Construction

Nancy Novak Headshot

Nancy Novak
Chief Innovation Officer
Compass Data Centers

Alan Howard Headshot

Alan Howard
Principal Analyst

Change Starts Here

“Change Starts Here” That belief underpins the programming, speakers, and goals of this summit. We want to inspire action, to drive change, to help find solutions through discussions that are interactive, thought provoking and perhaps challenge a few beliefs. The sessions below are where we’ll start.   

Monday, May 8, 2023

  • Why Our Jobsites must be a Respectful and Inclusive Places to Work | Part I, Led by Ben Kaplan

  • Getting started is the hardest part – site selection amidst a million hurdles, Led by Ali Greenwood

  • Solving the power puzzle, Led by Ron Vokoun

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

  • Why Our Jobsites must be a Respectful and Inclusive Places to Work | Part II, Led by Ben Kaplan
  • Investing in and Financing the Future of Data Centers, Led by Alan Howard
  • Solving supply chain challenges, Led by Mark Schultz
  • Data centers are changing the construction industry, Led by Nancy Novak

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 pass types that gives you access to Data Center BUILD:

  • All Access Data Center World pass 
    Get access to all four days of Data Center World including: Data Center BUILD, conference sessions, keynotes, Expo Hall, and all networking receptions and events. 
  • Data Center BUILD a la carte pass
    Get access to Data Center BUILD and Data Center World networking events such as the opening and Expo Hall receptions, product information talks, Data Center World Keynotes and the Expo Hall

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 inaugural summit. 


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