Data Center Frontier Trends Summit Brings Dynamic Educational Program to Virginia in September

June 13, 2024
The inaugural Data Center Frontier Trends Summit, to be held September 4-6 in Reston, VA, offers an interactive program covering data center technologies and business practices, along with networking opportunities for attendees.

Endeavor Business Media’s Data Center Frontier (DCF) announced the 2024 educational program for the inaugural Data Center Frontier Trends Summit that the organizers say “will empower data center leaders and stakeholders to make the most informed decisions by providing insights on the essential trends impacting the marketplace.” The in-person event will take place September 4-6, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA. Endeavor Business Media also owns Cabling Installation & Maintenance, which is a media sponsor of this event.

“With the confluence of cloud, AI, power, location and investment elements now brewing in the industry, it’s an unprecedented time for data centers,” said Matt Vincent, editor-in-chief of Data Center Frontier. “The Data Center Frontier Trends Summit embodies all of DCF’s in-depth ethos in defining the cutting-edge of future technology, business and community imperatives in hyperscale, colocation and edge facilities, while providing a valuable educational and networking opportunity for high-level professionals.”

The event “is designed to provide attendees with actionable insights, innovative strategies, and valuable connections to drive their businesses forward in the ever-evolving data center industry,” Endeavor Business Media said when announcing the event’s agenda.

Details of the full educational program can be found here. DCF pointed out the following highlights.

Keynote address: A Symbiotic Approach to Data Center Development—Community, Industry, Government Relations. Featuring Buddy Rizer, Economic Development Director, Loudon County, VA (Moderator); Scott Noteboom, CTO, Quantum Loophole; Dan Golding, CTO, Appleby Strategy Group; Stan Blackwell, Director of Customer Solutions and Strategic Partnerships, Dominion Energy

The Future of AI Data Center Design: Power, Cooling, and Chip Considerations. Featuring Bill Kleyman, CEO, Apolo (Moderator); Chris Sharp, CTO, Digital Realty; Christopher McLean, Principal, Critical Facility Group; Ken Moreano, Co-Founder and President, Scott Data Center; Steven Carlini, VP of Innovation and Data Center, Schneider Electric

Panel Discussion: Data Center Regulatory Trends in the Northern Virginia Market. Featuring Brian Winterhalter, Partner, DLA Piper; John Stephenson, Global VP of Public Policy, Vantage Data Centers; Josh Levi, President, Data Center Coalition

Panel Discussion: Present and Future Data Center Markets—Global Capacity, Leasing, Location Trends Update and Real Estate Perspectives. Featuring Sean Farney, VP of Data Centers, JLL; Ed Socia, Insight Director for North America, datacenterHawk

State of the Market: Top 5 Data Center Trends to Watch for 2025. Featuring Rich Miller, Founder, Data Center Frontier; Chris Downie, CEO, Flexential; Dan Crosby, Founder and CEO, Legend Energy Advisors; Bill Kleyman, CEO, Apolo; Matt Vincent, Editor-in-Chief, Data Center Frontier (Moderator)

Roundtable Discussions: Hosted by industry experts, these moderated roundtable discussions will provide both insights and new connections to better inform decision-making. Topics include sustainable backup power, water resilience, edge data centers, data center construction, hybrid IT and AI.

Sabey Data Center Tour: Participants tour Sabey’s 38-acre data center campus in Ashburn, VA (in the heart of what is commonly called Data Center Alley) and observe the facility’s custom, state-of-the-art solutions.

Solutions Showcase: Innovative products and services from companies including FMS Integration, Legrand, Schneider Electric, Siemens and others.

Networking Opportunities: Opening night reception, daily refreshment breaks, cocktail reception.

“Happening near the heart of Northern Virginia’s famed Data Center Alley, the world’s number-one data center market, and including some of the industry’s most distinguished experts, the Data Center Frontier Trends Summit is the right event, at the right place, at the right time,” said Janice Oliva, vice president and publisher of Endeavor Business Media’s Digital Infrastructure Group, which includes Data Center Frontier. “Our distinguished panelists are well-versed in advising on the present and future sector’s most complex and urgent challenges.”

Details on the agenda can be found here and registration information can be found here.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities remain available; information is available from DCF’s associate publisher Capel States ([email protected]; [917] 647-6418).

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