Market Intelligence & Networking with All of Greater Chicago's Data Center Developers, Owners/Operators and Capital Sources


CHICAGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  ** Greater Chicago & the Midwest Region's DATA CENTER EVENT OF 2014 is approaching.  **  More than 225 executives from 75 active and innovative data center real estate and technology infrastructure firms have made plans to attend The Third Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit. 50 speakers will participate in 12 high-level panel discussions; more than 500 are expected to attend for important industry discussion, debate and networking. Recent speaker additions represent the industry's premier firms, including:  Moelis & Company, Waller Capital, and Rochelle Municipality Utilities.

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Join leading investors, developers, owners, debt sources, equity sources, architects, engineers, end-users and industry service providers on June 12.

50+ speakers will participate in 12 panel discussions to offer analysis of the most important trends and patterns:

  • Analysis of supply-demand in Chicago Downtown and Chicago suburban markets and submarkets, and related opportunities;
  • How recent leadership changes in the nation's largest owner/operator firms will impact Midwest and national markets;
  • How the various cloud offerings will impacting decision-making on the demand side;
  • How the future of Greater Chicago's data center industry is viewed with the emergence of new tech start-ups, the regional business climate and electricity options


Participating investors, developers & owners as of May 5, include:

  • Altered Scale
  • Anderson Pacific Corporation
  • Ascent Corp.
  • ByteGrid Holdings
  • Compass Datacenters
  • Continuum Data Centers
  • CoreSite
  • CyrusOne
  • DataBank
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Equinix
  • Forsythe Data Centers
  • Fortune Data Centers
  • Layer42
  • Mortenson
  • QTS
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Telx (partial list)


** Hear 50+ Speakers ** Industry Blockbuster: Hear New Voices, Including the Most Active Developers & Investors:

  • Matt A'Hearn, Managing Director, Moelis & Company
  • Todd Bateman, North American Agency Practice Leader, CBRE Data Center Solutions Group
  • 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 (tentative)
  • Therese Cullen, Director, CoreSite
  • Chris Curtis, Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Compass Datacenters
  • Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services, Hurricane Electric
  • Paul Hopkins, Regional Vice President, DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Dan Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder and COO, Layer 42 Networks
  • Andrew Gold, Chief Counsel, Fortune Data Centers
  • Christof Hammerli, Senior Vice President – Acquisitions, Carter Validus
  • John Helliwell, Partner, HpHpartners
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Andrew Schaap, Vice President, Digital Realty
  • 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
  • Dan Westin, Business & Financial Analyst, Rochelle Municipality Utilities
  • Bill Winsininski, Director, ByteGrid Holdings

> View detailed agenda:


** NETWORKING & NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT**   500+ are expected to attend. Attendees, as of May 7, 2014:

  • 7×24 Lake Michigan Region Chapter
  • Altered Scale
  • Amerex Energy Services
  • Ameristar Perimeter Security USA
  • AMI
  • Anderson Pacific Corporation
  • Ascent Corp.
  • ASCO / Emerson
  • Avison Young
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • CapRate Events
  • CBRE
  • CFT Eco
  • CIT Group
  • CME Group
  • ComEd
  • Compass Datacenters
  • Continuum Data Centers
  • Coresite
  • Cresa Minneapolis
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • CyrusOne
  • Data Center Systems
  • Digital Capital Partners
  • Digital Realty
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • DuPont Fabros Technology
  • Equinix
  • Eyde
  • Forsythe Data Centers
  • Fortune Data Centers
  • GE Commercial Finance
  • Healthcare Real Estate Insights
  • Huntley Illinois Economic Development
  • Hurricane Electric
  • IIX
  • Indiana University
  • Krusinski Construction Co.
  • Lightower Fiber Networks
  • Lionheart Power Systems
  • LP Management Services
  • M.E. GROUP
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
  • Moelis & Company
  • Mortenson
  • NPV Advisors
  • Online Tech
  • Pinpoint Capital Advisors
  • QTS
  • QTS Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Raritan, Inc
  • Rochelle Municipality Utilities
  • Sachs Electric Company
  • ServerCentral
  • Sheehan Partners, ltd.
  • SourceLink
  • Stifel
  • Sunesys
  • Syska Hennessy Group Inc.
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Telx
  • UBS AG
  • Union Station Technology
  • Union Station Tecnology
  • University of Chicago
  • Village of Huntley


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