As the data center industry is experiencing unprecedented and explosive growth, the environment that supports this boom needs to expand at the same rate. However, the quantity and quality of skilled labor across the full spectrum of design, construction, and facility management has proven to be a significant hindrance to the market’s desired speed and volume of data center deployment. This gap is amplified by the complexity of data centers’ labor and staffing requirements, ranging from skilled trade labor to data center operations to engineers and more. This panel will address the challenges of this labor shortage and how the industry is responding to close the gap.

Frank Nash (bio)
Senior Director
Schneider Electric

Dennis D. Cronin (bio)
CEO, Resilient Solutions and
Founding Member, 7x24 Exchange International

Chris Jansen (bio)
Senior Vice President
Faith Technologies

Bill Mazzetti, PE (bio)
Senior Vice President & Chief Engineer
Rosendin Electric

Nancy Novak (bio)
Senior Vice President of Construction
Compass Datacenters