"Empowering the Data Center: Efficiency and Optimization Without Sacrificing Resiliency"
An InformationWeek and Siemens Data Center Forum
New York, July 17, 2013

With recent weather events and geopolitical threats, the New York region knows better than any the need for an effective and trusted data center resiliency and recovery strategy. Traditional approaches have meant redundant platforms and exorbitant costs, but new technologies and tactics that include cloud computing, data center infrastructure management, and automated monitoring are changing the equation.

Join us for an executive forum that brings together 100 of your executive peers to discuss the latest in data center protection and recovery solutions aimed at increasing efficiency, cutting costs, and protecting data center uptime. Experts from InformationWeek, Gartner, Siemens, and a variety of leading-edge practitioners will present valuable information about empowering the data center and the people who manage them, as well as solutions that challenge the status quo and present possibilities for everyone to achieve their data center optimization goals.


8:00-8:30 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am

Welcome and "State of the Data Center 2013" – InformationWeek Contributing Editor Lenny Liebmann presents the results of a comprehensive annual study that outlines the trends, opportunities, and challenges for the data center in the coming year

8:45-9:30 am

Keynote – Gartner

9:30-10:30 am

"Predictive Resilience: Leveraging Integrated DCIM to Reduce Data Center Downtime" – HP and Siemens discuss how a combination of optimal data center and facilities management in a dashboard setting can give managers the ability to monitor and analyze systems, electrical availability, and power usage to create a more predictive approach to DC uptime.

10:30-11:00 am

Networking Break and Solutions Showcase
Attendees are invited to engage with Siemens and HP representatives at solutions showcases highlighting Data Center Infrastructure Management; Systems Management; Power/Cooling; and Integrated and Efficient Data Center Solutions.

11:00-11:30 am

"Embedded Technology of the Data Center"– Industry experts discuss how field-level technology, such as busway, servers and RPPs, as well as demand flow technology, can be utilized to transmit data to DCIM for driving data center efficiency and predictive maintenance.

11:30-12:15 pm

Experts Panel: "The Resilient Data Center: Advice from the Field for Optimal Data Center Management"
Gartner analyst; Siemens representative; HP executive; David Guzman, CIO, HD Smith.

12:15 pm

Lunch & Networking