The Fifth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit: November 9-10 | The Westin Phoenix Downtown | Phoenix, AZ

Premier National Event to Convene Developers, Investors & End-Users: Two-Day Summit to Feature Southwest Development Opportunities, Public-Sector Incentives and Impact of Edge

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Active and innovative data center developers, investors, capital sources, end-users, engineering firms, consultants and public sector executives are making plans to attend The Fifth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit on November 9-10. 150+ have already registered to attend. Indeed, the summit could bring together 400+ data center real estate and technology infrastructure industry leaders.  Recent speaker additions represent end-users from Wells Fargo and eBay.

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The Fifth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit, the next installment in The National Data Center Summit Series, is the premier regional conference for data center executives, allowing access to all of the most important market intelligence and the most active firms. Join data center developers and operators, such as Aligned Data Centers, IO, The ANTARA Group, CoreSite and PhoenixNAP for important discussion, debate and networking beginning on November 9 with the opening night reception at Aligned Data Centers and the full-day summit on November 10. The most active and innovative data center executives will convene to discuss important trends and patterns, including: the competitive environment and cost advantages, strategies for "the cloud game," the impact of the edge on new development, and more. Innovative end-user executives and decision makers will attend and participate, as well.  The Fifth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit is the most important industry event of 2016!

"The National Data Center Summit in Chicago was one of the best conferences I've been to for generating new business. I left with four credible new leads." — Steven Holland, Vice President – Facilities Management Solutions, T5 Facilities Management

"I've attended many data center events. However, the most significant business opportunities grew from my keynote address and exposure at CapRate's National Data Center Summit Series." — Bo Bond, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.

2016 Southwest Data Center Summit Schedule:
November 9, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Opening Night Reception & Data Center Tour at Aligned Data Centers

Aligned Data Centers 2015
November 10, 2015, 7:00am-5:00pm

    Full-Day Conference at The Westin Phoenix Downtown: Panel sessions to focus on state of the market, new development/site selection, investment, financing, connectivity innovations.

340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Confirmed Speakers as of October 11, 2016:

  • Mark Bauer, Managing Director & National Director, Data Center Solutions (DCS) Group, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • David Bentler, Manager, Statewide Community & Economic Development, APS
  • Jeff Burges, President & Founder, DataSite
  • Hugh Carspecken, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, DartPoints
  • Tim Caulfield, Chief Executive Officer, The ANTARA Group
  • Keith Dines, Director, Acquisition & Development, Aligned Data Centers
  • Bruce Lehrman, CEO, Involta
  • Miles Loo, Jr., Executive Director – Valuation & Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Larry Mainers, CEO, Subzero Engineering
  • Christine Mackay, Director, Community and Economic Development, City of Phoenix
  • Ian McClarty, President, PhoenixNAP
  • Ryan Oro, Vice President & General Manager, CoreSite
  • Michael Ortiz, Associate Vice President, Technology Solutions Group | West Region, Colliers International
  • Rob Nash-Boulden, Director, Data Center Solutions, Black & Veatch
  • Jeff Rossate, Director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Russell D. Smoldon, CEO, B3 Strategies / Arizona Data Center Coalition
  • Kelly Sullivan, Vice President, Global Data Center Operations, CenturyLink
  • Guy Tal, Senior Director, Network Services, VMWare
  • Spencer Viernes, Senior Global Counsel at eBay Inc.; CEO and Co-Founder at InPerson
  • Anthony Wanger, President, IO

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200+ senior-level executives have made plans to attend, as of October 9: Join industry executives and decision makers on November 9-10:

  • Aligned Data Centers
  • American Electric Power
  • APS
  • APS Community & Economic Devlopment at Arizona (Arizona Public Service Company)
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Data Center Coalition
  • Arizona Technology Council
  • ASCO Power Technologies
  • Black & Veatch
  • Caliente Construction Inc
  • CapRate Events | The National Data Center Summit Series
  • CenturyLink
  • CenturyLink Business
  • CEO and Co-Founder at InPerson
  • City of Garland
  • City of Phoenix
  • Colliers International
  • Company
  • ComRent
  • CoreSite
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • DartPoints
  • Data Center Frontier
  • DataSite
  • DMA
  • DSI
  • Eaton
  • Emerson Network Power
  • Iconicx Critical Solutions, LLC
  • IO
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
  • Legrand North America
  • Limelight Networks
  • Michael Baker International
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Nortek Air Solutions
  • PhoenixNAP
  • PlanNet Consulting
  • PlanNet Design & Construction, Inc.
  • Real Estate Alert
  • Rosendin Electric
  • Square Care
  • SRP
  • SRP Telecom
  • StarLine (Universal Electric Corporation)
  • Structure Research
  • Subzero Engineering
  • The ANTARA Group
  • VMWare
  • Wells Fargo
  • Winthrop Technology Finance

Sponsorship/Exhibitor and Speaking Opportunties: Brian Klebash | 917-460-3572 |

Telephone Registration/Questions:
Ronnie Niederman | 646-829-7233

Media Contact: Brian Klebash, CapRate Events | The National Multifamily Investment Series, 646-331-8777,

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