Gain insight from Uptime Institute executives, data center industry analysts and experts running some of the largest data center facilities in the world at Uptime Institute Executive Symposium: Las Vegas.

This year's speakers include:


Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
Mr. Kirby is President of the Uptime Institute, providing thought leadership, new product development, and strategic marketing for the business. Kirby facilitates prospective engagements and delivers consistent quality services to contracted clients on a global basis and serves as a spokesperson and evangelist for various initiatives that are focused on solving systemic issues in the industry.
 
Kelly Shea, Global Sustainability Engineer for Data Centers, LinkedIn
Ms. Shea is the Global Sustainability Engineer for Data Centers at LinkedIn where she is designing their first data center and company sustainability program. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Shea worked at Symantec Corporation where she designed their first Sustainability program and earned Symantec a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Leadership Index for the first time.
 
Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director, Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research
Ms. Ascierto is a Research Director for the Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT Channel at 451 Research. Ascierto focuses on data center innovation and energy management in data centers and across the enterprise. She also covers technologies that enable the efficient use of all resources and help to minimize the environmental impact of business activity. Rhonda has been analyzing the crossroads of IT and business for more than 15 years.
 
Stephanie Singer, VP, Global Data Center Facilities & IT Service Continuity Management, Reed Elsevier
Ms. Singer is the Vice President of Global Data Center Facilities & IT Service Continuity Management at Reed Elsevier where she is responsible for global data center and server room facilities, networks, and cable plant infrastructure. Ms. Singer has led the data center facilities team since 1990, maintaining an excellent data center availability record throughout day-to-day operations and numerous lifecycle upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems. 
 
Brynn Fowler, Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Acquisition, Oracle
Ms. Fowler is Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Acquisition at Oracle where she is responsible for all network, colocation, and peering acquisition in support of Oracle's Bare Metal Cloud product. Prior to joining Oracle, Ms. Singer held leadership roles at Megaport, Microsoft, X5 Solutions and Bandwidth Advisors leading efforts on solutions including colocation services, edge network technologies and global telecommunication infrastructure and delivery. 
 
Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, Services, 451 Research
Ms. Morgan leads the services analyst business at 451 Research which tracks hosting, managed services and multi-tenant data center providers worldwide. Her team's areas of coverage include providers, market size, data center supply and demand, and the dynamics of the industry overall. Before joining 451 Research, Morgan spent nearly 10 years in private equity, focusing on investments in telecommunications, IT and data centers.
 
Lawrence Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Datacenter Technologies (DCT) & Eco-Efficient IT, Foresight Project, 451 Research
Mr. Lawrence is the Vice President of Research for Datacenter Technologies and Eco-Efficient IT at 451 Research. He also leads the 451 Foresight project, which looks at the potential impact of emerging technologies across the IT industry over the next decade. Andy specializes in data center efficiency, market evolution and automation, both from a technical and economic point of view. He has an interest in the convergence of IT and energy technologies, both in the data center and beyond.
 
Matt Stansberry, Director of Content & Publications, Uptime Institute
Mr. Stansberry is the Uptime Institute Director of Content and Program Director for Uptime Institute Symposium. Stansberry has researched the convergence of technology, facility management, and energy issues in the data center since 2003 and currently conducts the annual data center survey and develops the agenda for Uptime Institute industry events including Symposium and Charrette.
 
Michael Sweeney, Data Center Architect, Salesforce
Mr. Sweeney is a Data Center Architect for Salesforce, and is responsible for scaling the hardware and data center footprint to keep pace with Salesforce growth. Prior to joining Salesforce, Mr. Sweeney served at Principal Data Center Architect at Microsoft, Principal Engineer of Modular Data Centers at Dell and worked on Data Center related projects at Active Power and Turner Construction.
 
Daniel Gaffney, Director, Critical Infrastructure Group, BNY Mellon
Mr. Gaffney is Director, Critical Infrastructure Group at BNY Mellon. Dan and his staff manage the global enterprise data centers and critical infrastructure for BNY Mellon which process over a trillion dollars in transactions per day. He has over 25 years experience in process control and electrical engineering, working both for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) in the pharmaceutical and process industry, as well as over 13 years of financial services mission critical facilities experience with BNY Mellon.
 
Todd Traver, Vice President, IT Optimization and Strategy, Uptime Institute
Mr. Traver is Vice President, IT Optimization and Strategy, and is responsible for providing thought leadership and consulting services. He is expanding Uptime Institute's offerings, integrating the areas of data center planning, design, efficiency, along with organizational IT governance to enhance application resiliency, end user experience, quality of service–all to maximize IT business value and optimize total cost of operation. In addition to his 30+ years of industry experience, he holds a BS in Economics and Computer Science and certification as a Project Management Professional. Todd is a Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP) and Accredited Tier Specialist (ATS).
 
Stephen Douglas, CSP, ARM, UL Risk Engineer, Technology Segment Risk Control Director, CNA Insurance
Mr. Douglas is the national Risk Control leader of CNA’s Technology customer segment. CNA Technology provides insurance and risk control solutions to businesses in software and IT services, electronics manufacturing and communications industries. He has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years and has also worked as a production engineer in electronics manufacturing.


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