Summit Presenters 2017

The CFS 2017 agenda features leading innovators and instigators – thought leaders who tackle the tough issues and ask the hard questions. Their passion for this industry is only rivalled by their drive to educate and engage today's –and tomorrow's—mission critical leaders.


Erik Amundson
 

Erik Amundson

Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Systems Design ,
OATI

T2J  Advanced Microgrids and Tri-Gen Success at OATI



Don  Bachman
 

Don Bachman

Executive Director, Mission Critical Data Centers ,
ASCO Power Technologies

ASCOTOU  St. Cloud Hospital Tour



David  Boston
 

David Boston

Director of Facility Operations Solutions ,
TiePoint-bkm Engineering

W2H  Effective Training for Critical Facilities Teams



Dan Bowman
 

Dan Bowman

Executive Director & CEO ,
Allen Economic Development Corporation

W1H  The New Data Center Provider-Municipality Relationship



Steven Boyce
 



Chris Curtis
 

Chris Curtis

Senior Vice President of Developments and Acquisitions ,
Compass Datacenters

W1H  The New Data Center Provider-Municipality Relationship









John Fitzpatrick
 

John Fitzpatrick

Director of Enterprise Data Center, University Information Technologies ,
University of Rochester

T2C  Managing Data Centers at World Class Levels on a Beer Budget T3H  College Data Centers: Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?



Michael  Fluegeman, PE
 

Michael Fluegeman, PE

Principal and Manager, Data Center Support Systems ,
Plannet Consulting

T1B  Medical and Life Safety Systems



Curt Gibson, PE, ATD
 

Curt Gibson, PE, ATD

Power Solutions Manager/ Data Center Specialist ,
Generac Power Systems

W1J  Modular Backup Power Systems at DataBank's Data Centers







Greg Haggy
 

Greg Haggy

Manager, Strategic Marketing, Thermal Management, North America ,
The Vertiv Co.

W2J  Look -- No Water! A Refrigerant Alternative for Data Centers







Steven Hawley
 



Douglas Head
 

Douglas Head

National Sales Mgr-Data Center ,
ASCO Power Technologies

ASCOTOU  St. Cloud Hospital Tour









Robert  J.  James
 

Robert J. James

Global Inspection Leader, Building, Fire, Life Safety and Security Industries ,
UL

T1A  The New UL Data Center Certification and Standard 3223



Joshua Kam, PE, RCDD, Security+
 

Joshua Kam, PE, RCDD, Security+

Senior Associate/Electrical Engineer ,
Dunham Associates, Inc.

T2J  Advanced Microgrids and Tri-Gen Success at OATI





Brad Keyes, CHSP
 

Brad Keyes, CHSP

Owner & Senior Consultant ,
Keyes Life Safety Compliance

T2B  Understanding the New CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule



Tim Kittila
 

Tim Kittila

Director of Data Center Strategy ,
Parallel Technologies

T2A  Does a Move to Colo Mean It's Over for FMs?



Keith Klesner, PE
 

Keith Klesner, PE

Senior Vice President of North America ,
Uptime Institute

T3A  Hybrid IT: A Strategy, Not a Governance Model













Joe  Prisco
 

Joe Prisco

STSM Installation Planning and Data Center Energy Efficiency ,
IBM Systems and Technology Group

T4A  Electrical Power Terms/Rack PDU Planning for IT Equipment



Amir Radmehr
 

Amir Radmehr

Director, Sales and Marketing ,
Innovative Research, Inc.

T2C  Managing Data Centers at World Class Levels on a Beer Budget



Darren Regan, PE, LEED AP, ATD
 

Darren Regan, PE, LEED AP, ATD

Senior Associate/Mechanical Engineer ,
Dunham Associates, Inc.

T2J  Advanced Microgrids and Tri-Gen Success at OATI



Sam Rodriguez
 

Sam Rodriguez

Sr. Product Manager, Cabinet & Thermal Solutions ,
Chatsworth Products

T3J  Modular Enclosure a Winning Recipe at Blue Apron



Paul  E.  Schlattman
 

Paul E. Schlattman

Senior Vice President, Practice Leader ,
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

T1A  The New UL Data Center Certification and Standard 3223



Brandon Sedgwick, PE
 







Bhanu  Srilla
 

Bhanu Srilla

Director of Product Marketing ,
Grace Engineered Products, Inc.

W1A  NFPA 70B and the Importance of Electrical Predictive Maintenance







Bruce Thorpe
 

Bruce Thorpe

Global Energy & Critical Environments ,
NVIDIA Corporation

OS  Cloud vs. Colo vs. Enterprise: Where is our Industry Headed?





Roy Whitten
 

Roy Whitten

Senior Applications Engineer/Education Specialist ,
Lyncole XIT Grounding

W2A  Grounding Systems Design and Testing for Critical Facilities



Jeff Womack
 

Jeff Womack

Senior Commissioning Agent and Project Executive ,
Hood-Patterson & Dewar

T3C  Some like it Hot: Live-Site Testing & Commissioning