How much downtime can your facility risk? Or is downtime just not an option? Critical Facilities Summit is dedicated to designing, operating and staffing mission critical buildings for uptime, efficiency and reliability. Discover leading trends in the design, construction, engineering and management of data centers, healthcare, universities & colleges, labs, financials, utilities and all always-on buildings.
Who Should Attend
We’re on a mission! The 6th annual Critical Facilities Summit showcases all elements of mission critical for 2½ days of education, networking, and product discovery. The Summit is designed for senior-level professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of all mission critical facilities.
The CFS attendee profiles represent all categories of mission critical
- Data Centers
CFS attracts top decision-makers
Job Titles in Attendance at Prior Critical Facilities Summit
- VP Data Center Operations
- Facility Manager
- Director of Data Center Facilities
- Enterprise Facilities Manager
- Critical Environments Manager
- Director of Engineering
- IT Manager
- Property/Asset Manager
- Facilities Engineer
- Data Center Manager
- Design Engineer
- Construction Contractor
- Energy Manager
- Operations Manager
- Project Manager
- Security Manager
Please check back Spring 2019 for 2019's CFS Schedule
Critical Facilities Summit 2019 takes place in Dallas, Texas at the Hotel Anatole.
Each day of the Critical Facilities Summit includes a number of events for you to connect, learn, indulge and perhaps even profit.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Monday, Oct. 15
- Continental Breakfast
- General Session
- Networking Lunch
- Learning Labs
- Cash Prize Drawing
- Happy Hour
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Critical Facilities Benchmarking Workshop
Take advantage of an unbeatable opportunity to view the survey results from the inaugural Critical Facilities Benchmarking Group, identify areas of improvement, and use the data provided to identify cost saving and staffing strategies in your facility. Learn more, including pricing and registration options, here.
Monday Happy Hour, 4:30-5:30 PM
Join your CFS associates for drinks and appetizers as Monday's conference sessions wind down. The bar opens at 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon right outside CFS registration, so save your feet and spend a little more time getting to know your fellow attendees!
Happy Hour is open to CFS Full Conference Attendees. Expo Only Attendees, stop by BitBox booth #602 to get your Happy Hour pass.
Learning Labs Booth #623
30-minute presentations, lead by today's innovation providers in the mission critical community that hone in on what you need to know to optimize critical facility operations and management. Take your seat in the Learning Lab theater for the following:
One Standard PDU to Power Your Entire DC
This lab details the path to build limitless possibilities into your data center with one standard PDU: The advanced HDOT Cx. The HDOT Cx combines the two most common outlets—IEC C13 and C19—into a single universal outlet, no adapters required. Learn how this recent advance, combined with Server Technology's High- Density Outlet Technology (HDOT) and Alternating Phase Outlet Distribution, offers the most advanced PDU in the industry.
Travis Irons, Director of Engineering, Server Technology
Lithium Ion Batteries: Opportunities and Benefits
Lithium Ion batteries have piqued the interest of data center users across the globe. This Learning Lab presentation will demonstrate why this new UPS battery technology is so intriguing to the space, and will discuss key points to consider when selecting the technology.
Steven Boyles, Critical Power Systems Manager, IT Division, Schneider Electric
Smart critical infrastructure enabled by digitalization
Face it. Your critical environments are challenging to operate. Do you continue to struggle with environments that have outdated, siloed systems, or are experiencing rising operating expenses due to aging infrastructure?
Luckily, your path to a smarter critical environment is possible through digital technologies and the power of data. Attend this learning lab, listen to two scenarios involving data centers and hospitals, and learn how making the choice to implement new technologies today can reduce the risk of downtime, improve cost, performance, productivity and adaptability for your success tomorrow.
Natalia Shtern, Marketing Communications Manager for Data Centers, Oil and Gas, & Life Sciences, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Industry Inc.
Addison Farrell, Marketing Communications Manager for Healthcare, Security & CRE, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Industry Inc.
Branch Circuit Power Standardization
This business case study will focus on improvements and standardization from local contractor installed power cabling to UL Listed Branch Circuit cabling across multiple legacy mission critical data centers. Key areas of focus will be the importance of visibility to the components used, assembly control, certifications, quality controls, testing metrics, project implementation, and cost and time savings.
Scott Mankins, Sales & Engineering, DCN Cables
Anthony Perino, Regional Engineering Director, CBRE, Critical Facilities Division
Rich Reedy, Director of Sales, ProSource Technical Services
The Future of Data Center Operations is “Lights Out”
As a thought leader in Data Center Operations, Tony sees the path from today’s infrastructure operations to the future as a journey, starting slowly with “dimming the lights” and leading eventually to a “lights out”, more cost-effective environment. The first step is connecting devices. This will lead to fewer people required onsite, who are armed with actionable data and supported by remote monitoring. Learn how to prepare your data center for the future.
Anthony Evans, Director Product Development & Marketing, Schneider Electric
Data Center Enterprise Transformation 2018 with Cybersecurity
The data center comprehensive enterprise solution continues to transform in 2018. This includes considerations for cybersecurity. Learn the “elements” and fundamental concepts associated with the continued transformation. Understand what board of directors, senior management, stock holders, trustees, and taxpayers are looking for in their data center solution. This lab is a vendor-neutral overview of total cost of ownership vs. risk.
Mark S. Evanko, Principal – Engineer, Bruns-Pak
24 Things Every FM Should Know
Do you know the 24 things every FM should know? See how your FM knowledge and skills match up to ProFM’s 19 functional knowledge areas and five cross-functional competencies that form the global standard for facility management. Also, learn how ProFM’s leading edge training can help you upgrade your skill set and earn the recognition you deserve.
Randy Olson, VP of Global Business Development, ProFM Credential
CFS is excited to offer tours of a local hospital and data center on Monday, October 15. Spots are limited and only full-conference attendees may register, so be sure to sign up via the online registration form.
Saint Thomas Health
Tour times for Monday, October 15:
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals throughout central Tennessee including Saint Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. Monitored and managed by ASCO’s Critical Power Management System, ASCO’s paralleling switchgear and Bypass-Isolation Transfer Switches play a central role in providing emergency backup power. During two 45-minute tours, ASCO Senior Field Sales Engineer, Steve Kalus, will show how the new systems enable Saint Thomas Health West to reliably deliver critical care.
Tour times for Monday, October 15:
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
365 DataCenter's Nashville facililty, which in addition to being HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402 compliant maintained uptime throughout the May 2010 Tennessee Floods that recorded two-day rain totals of more than 19 inches. Led by the data center's facility manager for the last 15 years, the tour will conclude with a Q&A session. Tours take place at 2:15 and 3:30 on Monday, October 15.
Convince Your Boss
As you know, sometimes getting the requested funding to attend an educational conference takes a while. Often your boss may need a little convincing. To help you with this process, feel free to use the Critical Facilities Summit Proposal Letter. Call us at 414-228-7701, ext. 328 if we can help you secure approval.
You can register for Critical Facilities Summit on our online registration page.
This pass gives you full access to all educational sessions, tours, networking party, workshops, expo hall and show floor features. The $599 price is for qualified buyers/end users. The Conference Pass for Non-buyers is $999.
The Expo Hall Ticket is free through October 1, 2018. It costs $99 after that date. The ticket includes access to the expo hall all three days (October 16-18, 2018) and all show floor features. The $99 price is for qualified buyers/end users. Non-buyers Expo Ticket is $999.
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Our Travel Page has all of the details! We have room blocks with reduced rates at the Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, all within walking distance of the Music City Center.
Comfortable but still business casual is our recommendation. Bring a sweater or sport coat, as session rooms can get chilly.
We'll email you show updates starting about two months before the event. Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions or concerns you have: 414-228-7701, ext. 328. Connect with us on our social platforms to stay in the know as well!
Please call 414-228-7701, ext. 328