Tuesday, September 24
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
1:15 - 1:45 pm
Smart Cities Run on Smart Power
Marc Cram, Server Technology/Raritan
Marc Cram will be discussing what it means to be a smart city. He will go into detail about how all of the elements of a smart city require smart power.
Electrical Power Terms You Need to Know
Joe Prisco, Senior Technical Staff Member, Installation Planning and Data Center Energy Efficiency, IBM Systems Group
Are you confused by electrical power units such as watts, kWh, VA, power factor, etc.? If you want a simple explanation of these technical terms, this snapshot session is for you.
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Test Your AI Vocabulary
Bruce Thorpe, Global Energy & Critical Environments, NVIDIA Corporation
We will address some of the jargon and concepts associated with AI, machine learning & neural networks. Join us for a Q&A to see if we can debunk myths, look at the current state of technology and take a peek at a possible future where autonomous machines help us to do our jobs more efficiently.
Source And Load Management in Critical Applications
Doug Head, ASCO
The presentation will cover design considerations for power transfer solutions as well as the principles of and latest technology in dynamic source control.
2:45 - 3:15 pm
The Legacy Data Center: How to Increase Density and Improve Efficiency In Existing Data Centers
Inderpreet Dhanoa, Enconnex
The market trend is clear. Density per rack is increasing and white space is becoming more expensive. In a world where demand for high-density data centers and colocation sites is increasing, how can a legacy data center compete and refresh its technology? In this session, we'll cover 3 main topics to help your data center enter the high-density battlefield.
- Retrofitting smart cooling technologies and containment
- Rack-level intelligent power technologies
- Rapid deployment modular solutions
Control Network Cybersecurity in Critical Facilities
Anto Budiardjo, Strategic Communications, Cimetrics, Inc.
Control networks that automate smart systems in critical facilities are becoming more complex and expansive, they are also becoming IP-based, with convergence with IT networks becoming a reality. This talk will discuss the current state and trends of cybersecurity in these systems; what standards and solutions can we expect to ensure that these systems do not become a vulnerable attack surface for hackers.
Key Operation Components for Data Centers
David Boston, Director, US Global Critical Environments Team, BGIS
Key Facilities Operations Components for Data Centers will describe where most facilities outages occur and how managers can focus on strategies that will most effectively minimize these risks: appropriate staff coverage along with site-specific procedures, training, and documentation programs.
3:30 - 4:00 pm
How Enterprise Facility Managers Keep Their People Safe
Chris Henderson, STREAM Data Centers
At Stream, health and safety are key values that shape the company's culture. By using a values-based methodology, Chris Henderson supports the company's mission of improving the facilities management experience by ensuring that all employees have a safe work environment that supports their health and well-being. Join Chris to learn about his approach to health and safety consulting.
Building a Maintenance Operations Protocol (M.O.P.) for Your Critical Facility
Steve Smith, CFM, CFMJ, MFE, Director of Physical IT Network, Arvest Bank
It's a tool that goes by many names: Maintenance Operating Protocol or Method of Procedure (MOP), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), or Method and Procedure (MAP). Whatever term your organization chooses, it's the one thing you should have in your management library to help ensure success, safety, and consistent — repeatable results by many operators. Join us as we cover the information gathering, composition, and execution of a successful operational control document that helps make your facility maintenance operation less stressful.
Wednesday, September 25
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:15 - 10:45 am
Foster Fuels - Preventing The Consequences of a Power Outage
Scott Worley, Foster Fuels
Fueling critical facilities during power disruptions presents serious challenges. Demand for fuel, equipment, and personnel as well as localized fuel contamination create pricing fluctuations and logistical complexities. The right fuel provider is proven, retains the ability to source fuel from outside the region, has dedicated emergency equipment, and personnel in support of the client — all secured by a binding legal agreement with established pricing and financial accountability.
Ask the Expert: Capacity Impacts
Jeff Gilmer, Senior Partner, Excipio Consulting
Capacity has everything to do with managing and optimizing your infrastructure. How do you do so successfully and what impacts capacity?
11:00 - 11:30 am
At Risk: Potential Pitfalls when Migrating to Live Operations
Jeff Goetz, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Fluor Fellow & Director II - Sustainability & Energy Management, Fluor Corporation
Jeff will moderate/lead a lessons learned group session with the expo crowd and expand on the gotcha moments during the mitigation between construction complete, commissioning and operational readiness. The big take away will be the value of hearing from your peers and the experiences they have with contract deliverables.
Converting Data to Information — Leveraging IIOT for Effective Power Systems Management
Ben Shipley, Quest Controls
Learn how to effectively manage & monitor power systems within your critical facilities by leveraging your installed technology and enhancing it through a ubiquitous mesh of low-cost wireless sensors. Couple that with a robust analytics software package and you have a recipe for modeling operating costs, reducing unnecessary runtimes, increasing efficiency, anticipating outages and projecting capital expenditures — all in near real-time.
11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Ask the Expert: Cooling and Airflow
Vali Sorell, PE, Vice President, Chief Mission Critical Mechanical Engineer, Glumac
Do you have a capacity issue or is it disguised as an airflow management issue? Join Vali as he discusses airflow, its distribution and the resulting cooling impacts. Come with questions as you ask the expert!
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Insurance Considerations for Critical Facilities
Scott Offermann, Managing Director, Critical Operations Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
Join Scott for an overview of COIs and dissect how to read one. Additionally, we will discuss determining limits on COIs plus address any audience questions.