"Empowering the Data Center – Efficiency, Energy-Saving, and Green IT"
An InformationWeek and Siemens Data Center Forum
Seattle, August 6, 2013

Businesses' unquenchable need for the most reliable, swift, and secure information means they are taxing data centers' resources at an alarming pace. That's putting added pressure on data center managers and facilities professionals to find ways to reduce resource consumption that not only adds incredible cost to business operations, but also threatens irreparable harm to natural resources. For example, data centers today consume more than 2% of all electricity generated in the United States.

Join us for an executive forum that brings together 100 of your executive peers to discuss the latest in data center solutions aimed at increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption, cutting costs, and ensuring optimal service delivery. 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: Carl Claunch, Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

9:30-10:00 am

"Intel's Jones Farm: A Next-Generation Green Data Center" – Paul Vaccaro, Global Data Center Engineer and Strategist for Intel's Jones Farm campus and David Seger, PE, Leed AP for CH2MHill/ IDC Architects, outline cutting-edge approaches Intel is pioneering to reduce data center energy consumption while optimizing performance, including PUE metrics, advancements in airflow management, and cooling and electrical systems.

10:00-10:30 am

"Leveraging DCIM to Increase Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings" - Siemens discusses how Data Center Infrastructure Management software can be utilized to monitor and analyze systems, electrical availability, and power usage to create a more predictive approach to data center uptime and drive data center efficiency and energy savings.

Presenter: Yue Ma, Senior Product Manager of Data Center Infrastructure Management Solutions, Siemens; Mike Zapata Global Account Manager for Siemens Industry, Data Center Solutions

10:30-11:00 am

Networking Break and Solutions Showcase
Attendees are invited to engage with Siemens 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

"Niobrara: A Model for Data Center Sustainability" – Craig Harrison, founder, Niobrara Data Center, shows his vision of the Niobrara Energy Park in Colorado, the nation's first hybrid natural gas/renewable data center park and a model for ways to power and sustain data centers through renewable resources. He'll also discuss how the company went about site selection, an important process in overall efficiency.

11:30-12:15 pm

Experts Panel: "What Can We Learn: Incubating Ideas from the Data Center Superstars" - Panelists discuss ideas presented during the forum and recommend ways to incubate and disseminate some of the best solutions so that data centers of all sizes can benefit.

Panel members: Paul Vaccaro, Intel; David Seger, CH2MHill/ IDC Architects; Craig Harrison, Niobrara; Carl Claunch, Gartner. Moderated by Lenny Liebmann, InformationWeek

12:15 pm

Lunch & Networking