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Speakers

Opening Keynote Presentation

The State of the Data Center Market

Tim Huffman
Keynote

Tim Huffman

Senior V​P & Director​, Data Center Solutions​
CBRE​​

Leading the Curve

The Big Picture Strategic Development Outlook

Jared Day

Jared Day

President
Compass Datacenters

David Dunn

David Dunn

COO
H5 Data Centers

Phil ​Horstmann

Phil ​Horstmann

CEO
Ascent Corp.

Raul Martynek

Raul Martynek

CEO
DataBank, Ltd.

Pete Marin

Pete Marin

President & CEO
T5 Data Centers

Michael Shaw
Moderator

Michael Shaw

Partner
Principal Real Estate Partners

Keynote Fireside Chat

Up Close with Carter Validus

Michael Seton
Keynote

Michael Seton

CEO
Carter Validus

David Spiewak
Moderator

David Spiewak

Founding Principal & Senior Managing Director
Next Tier HD

The Future of Infrastructure in the Cloud Age

Exploring Strategies in Construction, DCIM and Design Engineering

Steven Dreher

Steven Dreher

Senior Director, Solutions Architecture
Green House Data

Keith Dunnavant

Keith Dunnavant

VP, Sales - Americas
Munters Corporation

Marissa Jules

Marissa Jules

Director, Architecture & Infrastructure
Georgia Institute of Technology

David McCall

David McCall

Director, Technology Office
QTS

Mitch Morrow

Mitch Morrow

Critical Facility Consultant
Jerry L. Johnson and Associates, Inc.

Mohammad Zahid

Mohammad Zahid

Senior VP & ​CTO
Comprehensive Technical Group, LLC

Timothy Larkin
Moderator

Timothy Larkin

Solutions Architect
NORLINX Systems, LLC

The Future of Technology

AI, Big Data, IoT, Hyperscale Computing and Beyond

Melvin Greer

Melvin Greer

Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector - Americas
Intel Corporation

Calvin Lawrence

Calvin Lawrence

DE & CTO, Analytics Solutions North America - Cognitive Solutions
IBM

Missy Young

Missy Young

Chief Information Officer
Switch

Jeremy Gilbertson
Moderator

Jeremy Gilbertson

VP, Data Center Practice
EDI, Ltd.

Featured Case Study

Douglas County and the Future of the Southeast

Lindsey Bruner

Lindsey Bruner

Senior Corporate Counsel
CyrusOne​

Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott

Senior VP, Public & Government Affairs
Switch

Chris Pumphrey
Moderator

Chris Pumphrey

Executive Director
Douglas County Economic Development Authority

Micro Data Centers and The Edge

Exploring Strategies of the Future

Patrick Fiel

Patrick Fiel

Head of Corporate Development & Initiatives
EdgeConneX

Edith Haney, Esq.

Edith Haney, Esq.

Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary
Fogo Data Centers

Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz

Chief Development Officer
DartPoints

Kurt Stoever

Kurt Stoever

Chief Product & Marketing Officer
DC BLOX, Inc.

Jim Marsh
Moderator

Jim Marsh

Vice President
CPG

The Cloud Revolution

From Fiber to Cyber

Mark Fuqua

Mark Fuqua

Senior VP, Sales
Green House Data

Tim Kiser

Tim Kiser

Owner
Colo Atl

Tony Pichetto

Tony Pichetto

Director, Operations & Technology
Vericon Resources

John Solensky

John Solensky

Director, Solutions Engineering - East
Internap Corporation (INAP)

Kevin Thames

Kevin Thames

Director, Partner & Alliances Sales - Americas East
Equinix

John McKoy
Moderator

John McKoy

Director, Strategic Accounts
FiberLight, LLC

Financing & Investment

The Capital Stack

Jeff Burges

Jeff Burges

President & Founder
DataSite

Mario Calderone

Mario Calderone

VP, Real Estate
Serverfarm

Robert Covington

Robert Covington

Partner
Redbird Capital

Daniel English

Daniel English

Co-Founder & President
Legacy Investing, LLC

Jeff Ferry

Jeff Ferry

Director
Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

Managing Director
Lincoln Rackhouse

Dallas Whitaker

Dallas Whitaker

Chief Portfolio Manager
Carter Validus

Miles Loo, Jr.
Moderator

Miles Loo, Jr.

Executive VP & Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory
Newmark Knight Frank

MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Agenda

  • Networking Breakfast & Registration

  • Welcome to DICE Southeast 2018!

  • Opening Keynote Presentation: The State of the Data Center Market

  • Leading the Curve: The Big Picture Strategic Development Outlook

  • Keynote Fireside Chat: Up Close with Carter Validus

  • Networking Break

  • The Future of Infrastructure in the Cloud Age: Exploring Strategies in Construction, DCIM and Design Engineering

  • The Future of Technology: AI, Big Data, IoT, Hyperscale Computing and Beyond

  • Networking Lunch

  • Featured Case Study: Douglas County and the Future of the Southeast

  • Micro Data Centers and The Edge: Exploring Strategies of the Future

  • Networking Break

  • The Cloud Revolution: From Fiber to Cyber

  • Financing & Investment: The Capital Stack

  • Post Event Cocktail Reception

DICE Southeast | Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, Southeast

Join us for our first Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE), Southeast in the beautiful city of Atlanta!

Atlanta is experiencing a data center demand resurgence over the past 18 months, as established players continue to grow their presence and new players hone in on Atlanta for their Southeast expansion.

In the first half of 2017 alone, investors poured $18.2B into data center real estate, double the amount invested in 2016. 

With over $45B invested in the sector over the past five years, private capital and institutional investors entering the space are becoming savvier in their investments.  

Topics To Include: 

1. What does a cooling off in leasing mean for the sector?

2. How will the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing impact data center demand? 

3. What is driving the growth of data center demand in Atlanta? How are new users approaching the market? 

4. What major M&A activity do players see on the horizon?

5. As absorption rates returned to normal after the first half of 2017, what trends will continue in the market? 

6. How are data center strategies changing as end user demand begins to shift? Will the blurring of business models - from wholesale data centers to retail colo continue? 

What makes Atlanta such a hot market for data centers?

- Tech Workforce: Atlanta is home to over 13,000 technology companies, making it one of the deepest tech workforces in the country.

- Strong University System: Talent is increasingly one of the demand drivers of where companies choose to locate their headquarters, which in turn, drives demand for data centers in the region. 

- Comparatively Low Land Prices, Lower Taxes Atlanta makes economic sense - there's a reason why so many major firms choose to locate here. 

- Robust connectivity, abundant power, low utility costs, competitive colo & cloud environment 

Learn from & network with the leading owners, developers, investors, end users, and major players in the data center space. 

Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowDICE on Twitter and Instagram, and follow us at @BisnowAtlanta on Twitter for more local news.

For questions, recommendations or press inquiries, please email Helen at helen.fang@bisnow.com.

Venue & Travel

The American Cancer Society Center
250 Williams St., NW, 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Parking Information: Daily parking located underneath the building: $12
*Please take elevators to the Street Level from any parking level in the deck to access the event space.
*If parking off-site or utilizing Uber, please come through the main lobby doors to access the event space.

Guests may access the parking deck via the entrance located on Baker Street near Centennial Olympic Park Drive. Please drive down to the lower level (C/D) from the 1st entrance on Baker Street.

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