Chicago & Midwest Data Center "Event of 2014" - June 12

Join Greater Chicago's Leading Data Center Owners/Operators & Tenants on June 12

CHICAGO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Greater Chicago's largest one-day data center real estate, connectivity and technology infrastructure conference, The Third Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, continues to build momentum with new speaker additions, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. The Third Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit will convene the most active national and Midwest owners/operators, service providers and tenants for important discussion, debate and networking. More than 500 are expected to attend.

Photo -

Hear 50+ Speakers, Including:

  • Matt A'Hearn, Managing Director, Moelis & Company
  • David Bartholomai, Economic Development Business Consultant, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
  • Stephen I. Berkman, Partner – Real Estate Department, Paul Hastings
  • Todd Bateman, North American Agency Practice Leader, CBRE Data Center Solutions Group
  • Bryan Bennett, Vice President, Stream Data Centers
  • Jerry Blair, Co-Founder & Vice President, DataBank, Ltd.
  • Bill Bradley, Managing Director, Waller Capital
  • Bill Brennan, CEO, Forsythe Data Centers
  • Al Burgio, Founder & CEO, IIX (International Internet Exchange)
  • Tania Carrasco, Director, Data Center Engineering, CME Group
  • Chris Curtis, Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Compass Datacenters
  • Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services, Hurricane Electric
  • Robert DeVita, General Manager – Texas, Cologix
  • Paul Hopkins, Regional Vice President, DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Dan Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder and COO, Layer 42 Networks
  • Tesh S. Durvasula, Chief Commercial Officer, Cyrus One
  • Sean Farney, Chief Operating Officer, Ubiquity Critical Environments
  • Andrew Gold, Chief Counsel, Fortune Data Centers
  • Christof Hammerli, Senior Vice President – Acquisitions, Carter Validus
  • Phil Horstmann, CEO, Ascent Corp.
  • Charles Hoop, Supply & Demand Management, UBS AG
  • Christopher J. Jensen, Managing Principal, Anderson Pacific Corporation
  • Timothy J. Jordan, Managing Director, Capital Markets – Real Estate Investment Banking, JLL
  • Joseph E. Junda, Managing Director – Communications, Media & Ent. Finance, CIT Group
  • Jim Kerrigan, Principal and Director – Data Centres, Avison Young
  • Mike Klein, Co-CEO, Online Tech
  • Brian Kortendick, Director, Partnership Development, IO Data Centers, LLC
  • Thomas Kutz, 7×24 exp Global Lake Michigan Region Chapter President
  • Miles Loo, Jr., Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jordan Lowe, President and Chief Executive Officer, ServerCentral
  • Vincent Philip Luongo, Senior Vice President – Real Estate Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Craig McKesson, Executive Vice President, T5 Data Centers
  • Brad McLaughlin, Director, NEF
  • Lou Najdzin, Vertical Development Director, Equinix
  • Vinay Nagpal, Director, Carrier Relations, DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Victor Narusis, Business Recruitment Coordinator, Village of Huntley
  • Jon H. Paulsen, Vice President, Digital Realty Trust
  • Raymond Parpart, Senior Consultant, Data Center Services & IT Services, University of Chicago
  • Greg Pettine, Director, Schneider Electric
  • Michael Rechtin, Jr., Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Steve Rosa, Unique Infrastructure Group
  • Andrew Schaap, Vice President, Digital Realty
  • Tom Schenk Jr., Director of Analytics and Performance Management, City of Chicago
  • Eli D. Scher, Chairman & CEO, Continuum Data Centers
  • Neil Sheehan, AIA, Principal, Sheehan Partners, Ltd
  • Edward M. Sitar, Manager, Economic & Business Development, ComEd
  • Sean Sullivan, Senior Vice President, GE Capital – Telecom, Media & Technology, GE Commercial Finance
  • Scott Tillman, Principal/Manager, Altered Scale
  • Matt Tyndall, Executive Vice President – Property Development, QTS
  • Tom Weisner, Mayor, City of Aurora
  • Dan Westin, Business & Financial Analyst, Rochelle Municipality Utilities
  • Bill Winsininski, Director, ByteGrid Holdings 

> For additional information including detailed agenda and registration:



  • Comparing and Contrasting National, Chicago and Midwest Markets
  • Data Center CEO Panel: Insight from Midwest 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
  • Data Center Design & Engineering: New Ideas, New Innovations and in the Pursuit of the "Model Data Center" in 2014
  • Future Proofing Data Centers: Protect the Investment
  • Featured Luncheon Panel: The Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Development Outlook
  • Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities in 2014, Including Adoption of the Open IX Model in the U.S.
  • Operations Roundtable: Cost-Effective Strategies for Day-to-Day Operations and Redundancy in Wholesale/Colo and the Myriad of Cloud Providers

> For additional information including detailed agenda and registration:

** Special Industry Exhibit Arena ** The various service providers, including UPS companies, engineers, and security companies will participate in The Third Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit..

For additional information, please contact Brian Klebash at 917-460-3572 or


** NETWORKING & NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ** 500+ senior-level commercial real estate and service providers firms are expected to attend this full-day market intelligence and networking event. Look who's attending:

  • 451 Research
  • 7×24 Lake Michigan Region Chapter
  • Altered Scale
  • Amerex Energy Services
  • Ameristar Perimeter Security USA
  • AMI
  • Anderson Pacific Corporation
  • Ascent Corp.
  • ASCO / Emerson
  • Aspire Global Solutions Inc.
  • Avison Young
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • ByteGrid Holdings
  • CapRate Events
  • CBRE
  • CenturyLink
  • CenturyLink Technology Solutions
  • CFT Eco
  • CIT Group
  • CME Group
  • ComEd
  • Compass Datacenters
  • Continuum Data Centers
  • Coresite
  • Corning Optical Communications
  • Cresa
  • Cresa Minneapolis
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Cyrus One
  • CyrusOne
  • Cytherian, LLC
  • Data Center Systems
  • DataBank
  • DCM Data Systems
  • DH Capital
  • Digital Capital Partners
  • Digital Realty
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Eaton Corp
  • Equinix
  • ESD
  • Executive Construction Inc.
  • Executive Construction, Inc.
  • EXP
  • Eyde
  • Forsythe Data Centers
  • Fortune Data Centers
  • GE Commercial Finance
  • GNB Industrial Power
  • Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Healthcare Real Estate Insights
  • Honeywell Life Safety
  • Hoosier Energy
  • Houlihan & Lokey
  • Huntley Illinois Economic Development
  • Hurricane Electric
  • IIX
  • Indiana University
  • Industrial Fuel Systems
  • Inland Power Group, Inc.
  • IO
  • Iowa Economic Development Authority
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Kajima
  • Kansas City Area Development Council (Think KC)
  • Kramer Datapower, Inc.
  • Krusinski Construction Co.
  • (partial list)

> For additional information including detailed agenda and registration:

Event Speaker/Sponsor Contact: Brian Klebash | 917-460-3572 |

Telephone Registration/Questions: Ronnie Niederman | 212-873-3484

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

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach:





Money, Business


Banking & Financial Services, Commercial Real Estate, Venture Capital, Trade Show News

Need Help