Chicago's Premier Data Center Event: Register Today for CAPRE's 7th Annual International Data Center Summit on March 22

Join 400+ Data Center Real Estate, Connectivity and End-User Executives on March 22 to Discuss Downtown Chicago, Suburban Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana and Emerging Midwest Markets Trends and Patterns

CHICAGO, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CAPRE, organizer of The Seventh Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, has confirmed high-level expert speakers in advance of the popular conference on March 22. Expert speakers represent the most active data center developers, investors, capital sources, end-users and consultants in Greater Chicago and from around the Midwest region.

The conference will be held on March 22 at Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North, a state-of-the art event facility. More than 2,500 have attended CAPRE's Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit since its inception in 2012; 450+ are expected to attend on March 22, 2018. View photos of CAPRE's Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit held in June 2017 >

"I participated in CAPRE's Chicago Data Center Summit as a panelist, representing our new subsidiary Forsythe Data Centers. The Summit provided a good opportunity to network with fellow data center and hosting providers and hear about the trends in the Chicago and Midwest data center markets." — Bill Brennan, President & CEO, Forsythe Technology

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  • Steve Manos: Vice President - Global Accounts, RagingWire Data Centers
  • Nabon Marsico: Site Director, QTS Data Centers
  • Emil Sayegh: CEO, Hostway Services, Inc
  • David Bartholomai: Principal, Optimal Location Strategies, LLC
  • Todd Bateman: North American Agency Practice Leader - Data Center Solutions Group, CBRE
  • Bruce Bauer: Principal Data Center Engineer, Expedia
  • Mark Bauer: Managing Director/National Director – Data Center Solutions (DCS), Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • Carsten Baumann: Director Strategy – IIoT & Microgrids, Schneider Electric
  • Anthony Bolner: Managing Director & Partner, Stream Data Centers
  • Dan Bryson: Executive Vice President, Finance, JLL Capital Markets
  • Mario Calderone: Vice President - Real Estate, Server Farm Realty, LLC
  • Mike Coleman: Data Center Operations Executive - HWOps, Google
  • Todd Coleman: President and CEO, Estruxture Data Centers
  • Chris Curtis: SVP Acquisition & Development, Compass Datacenters
  • Brian Doricko: New Market Opportunity Consultant, Exelon
  • Sean Farney: Global Director, Infrastucture & Operations, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Matt Gleason: General Manager, New York, CoreSite
  • Kevin Goodman: Managing Director - Partner, BlueBridge Networks, LLC
  • Larry Graiber: Director, Netrality Properties
  • Melvin Greer: Chief Data Scientist - Public Sector, Intel Corporation
  • Christof Hammerli: Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend LLC
  • Mike Higgins: Senior Vice President - Data Center Services, Internap
  • Charles Hoop: Category Lead - IT Sourcing and Procurement, Accenture
  • Phil Horstmann: CEO, Ascent LLC
  • Tim Huffman: SVP - Director of Data Center Solutions, CBRE
  • Joseph Junda: Managing Director, CIT
  • Darren Kelsey: Manager - Data Center Marketing / National Accounts, American Electric Power
  • Daniel Kennedy: Director of Sales Engineering, Tate
  • Jim Kerrigan: Managing Principal & Founding Member, North American Data Centers
  • Brian Klebash: President & Founder, CAPRE's International Data Center Series
  • Tom Kutz: President, Lake Michigan Region 7 x 24
  • Miles Loo, Jr.: Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Vincent Luongo: Senior Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Scott Macintire: Director - Client Engagement, Uptime Institute
  • Dave Meadows: Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz
  • Teddy Miller: Associate Analyst, 451 Research
  • Christopher Neil: Director | Data Center Services, Expedia
  • Shawn Novak: Vice President, CBRE
  • Matthew O'Hare: Principal, Builtech Critical Services
  • Raymond Parpart: Director - Data Center Strategy & Operations, University of Chicago
  • Rafal Rak: Director - Asset Management, Digital Realty
  • William C. Schaumann: Associate Partner, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
  • Ed Sitar: Manager of Economic and Business Development, ComEd
  • William Favre Slater: Sr. Cybersecurity Consultant, Slater Technologies Bellevue University
  • Eli Scher: Chairman and CEO, New Continuum
  • David Spiewak: Managing Principal, DJS Group LLC / Next Tier HD
  • Rich Ungar: North American Manager of Automation, ABB
  • Adam Waitkunas: President and Founder, Milldam Public Relations
  • Corey Welp: Managing Director, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty
  • Wenli Yu: CEO, Archimedes Controls Corp.

Attending Firms, as of March 7, 2018:

  • ABB
  • Accenture
  • AEP
  • Amazon
  • Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc.
  • Archimedes Controls Corp.
  • Avant
  • Avant Communications
  • AWS
  • BlueBridge Networks, LLC
  • Builtech Critical Services
  • Butler Manufacturing
  • Canara
  • Christie Technology Corporation
  • CIT
  • City of Garland, TX
  • Clune Construction
  • ComEd
  • Corgan
  • Corning Optical Communications LLC
  • CPI
  • Critical Facilities Solutions, Inc.
  • Critical Project Services
  • Cyclone Energy Group
  • DC Group, Inc.
  • DCN
  • Digital Realty
  • E+I Engineering
  • Earthwise
  • Eaton
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Elk Grove
  • EnerSys
  • Engineering PLUS
  • Executive Construction
  • Forsythe Data Centers
  • Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions
  • Google
  • Gordon, Inc.
  • Holder Construction Company
  • Honeywell Fire Americas
  • Hostway Services, Inc
  • Intel Corporation
  • Interior Systems Inc.
  • InterOptic
  • IPI Partners
  • JE Dunn Construction Company
  • Jefferies
  • JLL
  • KBS Constructors
  • Kelso-Burnett
  • Kelso-Burnett Co.
  • Kelso-Burnett Company
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Lake Michigan Region 7 x 24
  • Mortenson
  • New Continuum
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • North American Data Centers
  • NPV Advisors
  • OneNeck IT Solutions
  • Optimal Location Strategies, LLC
  • Pepper Construction Company
  • Predictive Technology Inc
  • Project Management Advisors, Inc.
  • QTS Data Centers
  • RagingWire Data Centers
  • Ram Mechanical Services
  • Rochelle Business & Technology Park
  • Schneider-Electric
  • ServerCentral
  • Sika Sarnafil
  • Slater Technologies Bellevue University
  • Stream Data Centers
  • Stulz
  • SunTrust
  • Tate
  • Terracon
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Vertex Innovations
  • Vertiv
  • Weldy Lamont Group, Inc.
  • Winthrop Resources

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2018 Greater Chicago Data Center Summit Schedule:
March 22, 2018; 8:00am-5:00pm

Full-Day Conference at HOLIDAY INN MART PLAZA RIVER NORTH: Panel sessions to focus on state of the market, new development/site selection, investment, financing, connectivity innovations

350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60654

This event is produced by CapRate Events, LLC (CAPRE)
Telephone registration/questions: Ronnie Niederman | +1-646-829-7233
For exhibiting/sponsorship: Brian Klebash | +1-646-331-8777 |

Media Contact: Brian Klebash, CAPRE | International Data Center Series, 917-460-3572,

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