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Bill Badger

Project Manager, CPS

Bill Badger is the Facility & Capital Construction Manager for CPS Energy, the largest municipally-owned gas and electric utility in the US. Bill has been managing real estate and construction projects for nine years. Previously, Bill served as a military

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Basil Bahoshy

Program Manager, National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Basil Bahoshy is the Program Manager at National Bank of Abu Dhabi responsible for the bank’s initiative to optimize its IT Infrastructure environment while increasing uptime availability and agility to scale to business demands. He currently manages delivery of a

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Rajan Battish

Vice President, RTKL

As a Vice President in Charge of Mission Critical in RTKL’s MEP Engineering Studio, Rajan Battish offers more than 19 years of experience in electrical design and project management on corporate, mission-critical, educational, health and science, retail, and institutional projects.

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Don Beaty, PE

President, DLB Associates Consulting Engineers

Don Beaty has over 30 years experience in consulting engineering and founded DLB Associates Consulting Engineers in 1980. He is a licensed professional engineer in over 40 states (including NY) and has international licenses as well. He has served on

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Dr. Tahir Cader

Board Member, The Green Grid and Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Dr. Tahir Cader is a Distinguished Technologist within HP’s HP Servers (HPS) organization, with demonstrated success in defining Power & Cooling strategies and architectures from the product through to the data center for HP’s Hyperscale, HPC, and Enterprise market segments.

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Chris Crosby

Chief Executive Officer, Compass Datacenters

Chris Crosby is a recognized visionary and leader in the datacenter space, founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters. Chris has over 20 years of technology experience and over 10 years of real estate and investment experience. Previously, Chris served as

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Tom Dobson

Vice President, Holder Construction Company

After graduating with a degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Construction, Tom began his career with Holder Construction. Over the last 15 years, Tom has been directly involved with putting more than $1.4B of

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Fran Dramis

CEO, FA Dramis LLC and Former CIO of BellSouth and Salomon Brothers

F. A. (“Fran”) Dramis is the CEO of FA Dramis LLC, an investor, and a member of multiple public and private technology boards. Fran chairs the board of Catavolt, a provider of enterprise-grade cloud services for instant and secure access

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Dan Dyer, PE

Vice President, DLB Consulting Engineers

Dan Dyer, PE, is a Principal of DLB Consulting Engineers and has more than 15-years’ experience designing and delivering mission critical facilities. Dan has contributed to the ASHRAE TC 9.9 Datacom Series Publications and co-authored, “High-Density Cooling of Data Centers

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Brian George

Principal, Corgan Associates Inc.

Brian George is a studio principal and serves on the Management Committee of Corgan, the number one provider of architectural design services for data centers in the country. As a principal of Corgan’s critical facilities architecture practice, he leads a

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Samuel Graves, PE

Associate Principal, Lead Mechanical, Glumac Mission

Samuel Graves is the Glumac Mission Critical Lead Mechanical Engineer and has over 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry. For the past 22 years, Sam’s focus has been on high reliability facilities such as data centers

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Harry Handlin

Director of Critical Power Applications, GE Critical Power

Harry Handlin is the director of critical power applications GE Energy Management’s Industrial Solutions business. A GE heritage business, Industrial Solutions is leading the future of electrification with advanced technologies that distribute electricity, as well as protect and control a

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Paul Hines

VP, Operations & Engineering, Sentinel Data Centers

Paul Hines, a 20-year veteran of the industry, manages Sentinel’s engineering and operations activities. Prior to joining Sentinel in 2009, Paul was the Vice President in charge of all critical operations and engineering for the New York Stock Exchange data

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Will B. Hodges, PE

Senior Associate, Syska Hennessy Group

Will Hodges has over 14 years of experience in mechanical engineering with specialization in critical HVAC systems. He is responsible for project management, programming, planning, and engineering design, focusing on critical facilities. He has designed an array of facilities including

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Bob Kirkendall

Senior Architectural Data Center Technologist, CH2M

Senior Architectural Data Center Technologist, CH2M

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Michael Liberman

Mission Critical Services, BASS Electric

Michael Liberman joined the BASS Electric team in 2013 and specializes in introducing BASS Electric’s portfolio of services to the healthcare and commercial markets. As the Mission Critical Services Consultant, Michael works closely with client organizations to help them meet

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Val K. Loh

Associate Partner, Syska Hennessy Group

Val Loh has more than 20 years of experience in the technology consulting engineering field. He is responsible for project management, resource planning, design and engineering of audiovisual and multimedia systems especially in the critical facilities such as control and

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David C. Meadows, II

Applications Engineering Manager, Stultz-ATS

David C. Meadows II started with Stulz Air Technology Systems in 1999. He is currently the Applications Engineering Manager with Stulz-ATS, a manufacturer of precision air conditioning, humidification and dehumidification systems. He began his career at Stulz-ATS at their Frederick,

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Terry Moses

Chief Executive Officer, Systecon Inc.

Terry Moses is the current CEO of Systecon Inc. Terry has been in the heating and cooling industry for 37 years. He is a graduate engineer from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois with a BMSE degree. He started his career

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Dr. Suku Nair

Professor and Chair, Computer Science & Engineering, Southern Methodist University

Dr. Suku Nair is a Professor and Chair in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Southern Methodist University at Dallas where he held a J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Professorship in Engineering. His research interests include Cyber Security and

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Soechgen Mulia

Construction Manager, Yahoo!

Soechgen Mulia manages Yahoo’s Data Center Engineering and Construction. He has been with Yahoo since 2008 when they began construction on their data center in La Vista, NE. He manages the full life cycle of data center development from design/engineering

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Suhas V. Patankar, Ph.D.

President, Innovative Research, Inc.

Dr. Suhas V. Patankar is the founder and president of Innovative Research, Inc. For 25 years, he has also worked as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research activities include the development of computational techniques

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Theresa Payton

Former White House CIO, Cybersecurity Authority, Expert on Identity Theft and the Internet of Things

Theresa Payton

In the wake of recent, debilitating cyberattacks at Anthem, Sony Pictures, Home Depot and Target, Theresa Payton remains the cybersecurity expert companies turn to regarding efforts to strengthen cybersecurity measures and understand the impact of the Internet of Things and

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John Pflueger, Ph.D.

Principal Environmental Strategist, Dell

John Pflueger, Ph.D., is Dell’s Principal Environmental Strategist. In this role, John is responsible for driving Dell’s strategy on issues around Environmental Sustainability – including Energy, GHG Emissions, Materials of Concern, Material Use/Recovery/Reuse, and Water. Prior to this role, John

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Erik Reynolds

Consultant, Intertek Consulting Services

Consultant Erik Reynolds, Intertek, has 14 years’ experience in design, development, and deployment of advanced aerospace systems, supporting systems engineering life cycle activities of leading global companies. Previously an Air Force flight test engineer and design team member for NASA

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David Schirmacher

President, 7x24 Exchange International

David Schirmacher is Senior Vice President of Design & Construction at Digital Realty, responsible for overseeing the company’s data center development, including design and construction. Prior to March 2015, he was responsible for the company’s global property operations, technical operations,

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Roger Schmidt

IBM Fellow, and Chief Engineer for Data Center Energy Efficiency, IBM

Dr. Roger R. Schmidt, IBM Fellow, National Academy of Engineering Member, IBM Academy of Technology Member and ASME Fellow, has over 30 years experience in engineering and engineering management in the thermal design of IBM’s large scale computers. He has

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Thomas Smith

Senior IT Consultant, CS Technology

Tom Smith is a Senior IT Consultant for CS Technology, headquartered in New York City. He has been involved in the IT field for many years, during which time he had a great number of roles and contributed to a

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Mike Steinmann, PE

Managing Principal, Mission Critical, Glumac Mission Critical

Mike Steinmann is the Glumac Mission Critical Principal in Charge and Lead Electrical Engineer. Mike has spent his 30+ year career working in the advanced technology design and construction Industry. Mike spent 18 years in the electrical contracting world installing

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Dave Sterlace

Chair, The Green Grid Marketing Committee & Marketing Development Manager Data Centers, ABB

Dave Sterlace is the Market Development Manager for Data Centers and Critical Power for ABB Low Voltage Products and a member of the Global Core Team for the Data Center Industry. Dave is serving as the Chairman of the Marketing

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Michael R. Thrift

Director, Data Center Facilities Operations, Oracle

Michael Thrift is Oracle’s Director of North American Data Center Facilities Operations and has more than 25 years of experience in the facilities and real estate industry. Michael joined Oracle in 2007 and initially took on a real estate project

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Roger Tipley

Chairman & President, The Green Grid and Vice President of Industry & Government Alliance, Schneider Electric

Green Grid president and chairman of the board Roger Tipley is also the vice president for industry and government alliances in Schneider Electric’s IT Business, with global responsibilities to drive improvements in industry standards and government regulations. As a founding

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