Attendance Builds for Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit; New Speakers Announced

Attendance Builds for Mid-Atlantic Summit: 50 Speakers, 12 Panels, 400 Attendees, 10 Hours of Networking & Market Intelligence

RESTON, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  Attendance is building for the region's popular data center real estate and connectivity conference, The Second Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit. More than 400 of the most active data center owners, operators, developers, capital sources, end-users and technology firms will attend the summit on September 16 in Reston, VA.

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Why are developers breaking ground or repositioning assets to data centers in Mid-Atlantic markets? What has been their experience? Is supply meeting demand? How are the myriad of cloud offerings changing the game? What are the region's competitive markets? From a "big picture" perspective, what has been the most significant change in the Washington, D.C. market in the last 12 months? Learn more and network with the most active firms on September 16.

** More than 6,000 executives have attended The National Data Center Summit Series since its launch in 2011. The Second Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Summit will be held at The Hyatt Regency Reston, with eight hours of informational panels, the myriad of networking breaks, breakfast, lunch and a post-event cocktail reception. **

Who Should Attend? * Commercial real estate investors * Developers * Debt sources * Equity sources * Technology service providers * Connectivity firms * Property management firms * Attorneys * Technology firms * Architects * Construction firms * Regional economic development executives

Why Participate? * Expand your real estate network with the most active and innovative firms * Gain access to the city's new buyers, developers and end-users * Hear innovative content and high-level information that will impact decision-making in the next 12-24 months * Hear candid analysis of market conditions and opportunities from industry thought-leaders * Hear new voices and new perspectives in real estate

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 Agenda Topics:
* Comparing and Contrasting National, Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Markets
* Data Center Leadership Panel: Insight from the "C-Suite" of Mid-Atlantic Regional Data Center Owners, Operators and Developers on the Pace of Innovation and Change
* Evolution of the Data Center Lease: How Emerging Data Center Markets, an Increasingly Competitive Landscape, and the Cloud are Changing the Game in 2014
* End-User Panel: How is the Cloud Impacting Decision-Making on the Demand Side?
* Analysis of Tax Incentives & Strategies for Owners/Operators: Steps to Avoid the Property Tax Burden While * Repurposing or Expanding a Data Center and Analysis of New Illinois Sales Tax Incentives for Operators
Data Center Financing: Analysis and Review of Private Equity, Technology and Other Debt/Equity Capital Sources
* Emerging Secondary Markets & Site Selection Debate
* In Pursuit of the "Model Data Center:" How Rising Demand, New Innovations and Energy Efficiency Challenges are Changing Design and Development in 2014
* Federal Regulation and How it May Impact the Data Center Industry
* Featured Luncheon Panel: The Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Development Outlook
* Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities in 2014, Including Adoption of the Open IX Model in the U.S.
* Operations Roundtable: Implications of Rapid Growth and "Big Data," Including Regulation, Compliance & Client Assurance

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** Expert Speakers **
* Bill Cook, CEO, SummitIG
* Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services, Hurricane Electric
* Mark Gilbert, Director, Data Center Solutions, COPT
* Andy Jimenez, Vice President of Technology, Anixter
* Rick Juarez, Managing Director, Waller Capital Partners, LLC
* Peter Adrian Kavounas, CEO & President, Cloud Strategix, LLC
* Miles Loo, Jr., Executive Director – Valuation & Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield
* J. Byrne Murphy, Chairman, DigiPlex Group of Companies
* Vinay Nagpal, Director, Carrier Relations, DuPont Fabros Technology
* Tim Nichols, Director, RagingWire
* Bruce Ogden, Data Center & Cloud Ecosystem Strategic Manager, tw telecom
* Larry Pelletier, Managing Partner – Principal, Experis Data Centers LLC
* Antonio Piraino, CTO, ScienceLogic
* Buddy Rizer, Director – Department of Economic Development, Loudoun County
* Andrew Semenak, Principal, Pinpoint Capital Advisors
* Andrew Schaap, Vice President, Enterprise | Federal, Digital Realty

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** Attending Firms ** Executives from the following firms have already made plans to attend The Second Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit
* Alban CAT Power Systems
* Anixter
* Canara
* Cloud Strategix, LLC
* Compu Dynamics, LLC
* Cushman & Wakefield
* CyrusOne
* DC Group
* DigiPlex Group of Companies
* Digital Realty
* Dominion Virginia Power
* DuPont Fabros Technology
* Emerson
* Emerson Network Power/Liebert
* Experis Data Centers LLC
* Gordon Inc.
* Hurricane Electric
* Kyoto Cooling
* Loudoun County
* Mestex, a Division of Mestek, Inc.
* Optelian
* Pinpoint Capital Advisors
* RagingWire
* Schneider Electric
* ScienceLogic
* SummitIG
* Syska Hennessy Group
* tw telecom
* Varia Systems, Inc.

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Conference Organizer Testimonials:

"Thanks for the great event and magnificent panel… I truly enjoyed." — Stuart Z. Koperweis, Economic Development & Revitalization, Millennium Strategies

"We at DC Group are very pleased with the results of our participation in the CapRate Data Center Summit events. The industry information gained has been invaluable, as well as the industry contacts and the exposure DC Group has gained by our sponsorship and on-site presence. We highly recommend CapRate to anyone in any facet of the data center industry." — Joanna Gagliardi, DC Group

"Being personally new to the industry I was encouraged to attend The Data Center Summit in Dallas as colleagues expressed how CapRate Events provided a great opportunity to hear from some of the top professionals on up to date and relevant topics, which after participating I couldn't agree more. I was able to not only gain new perspectives on market trends in Texas but was impressed at the level of information I was able to learn as a whole due to such knowledgeable panelists with diversified backgrounds & I look forward to attending their future events." — Erin Hurley, Program Manager, Active Power

Media Contact: Brian Klebash, CAPRATE Events, LLC, 6175016075,

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