The National Data Center Summit Series to Continue in Chicago on June 12: Join Greater Chicago and Midwest's Region's Most Active Developers, Investors, Financiers & Tenants

CHICAGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Greater Chicago and the Midwest region's most important data center real estate, connectivity and technology infrastructure event of 2014, The Third Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, is building momentum with new speaker additions, exciting new agenda topics and attendees from around the nation. If you are active in data centers, or looking to become more active in this exciting sector, you will not want to miss The Third Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit on June 12 in Downtown Chicago.

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Participating investors, developers & owners as of May 1, include:

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

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


Hear 50+ speakers including the region's most active and innovative data center developers, operators/owners and capital sources:

  • Bill Brennan, CEO, Forsythe Data Centers     
  • Chris Curtis, Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Compass Datacenters     
  • Christof Hammerli, Senior Vice President – Acquisitions, Carter Validus     
  • Andrew Schaap, Vice President, Digital Realty     Miles Loo, Jr., Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield     
  • Jordan Lowe, President and Chief Executive Officer, ServerCentral
  • Todd Bateman, North American Agency Practice Leader, CBRE Data Center Solutions Group
  • Al Burgio, Founder & CEO, IIX (International Internet Exchange)     
  • Tania Carrasco, Director, Data Center Engineering, CME Group     
  • Therese Cullen, Director, CoreSite     
  • Joseph E. Junda, Managing Director – Communications, Media & Ent. Finance, CIT Group     
  • Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services, Hurricane Electric
  • Paul Hopkins, Regional Vice President, DuPont Fabros Technology     
  • Phil Horstmann, CEO, Ascent Corp.     
  • Timothy J. Jordan, Managing Director, Capital Markets – Real Estate Investment Banking, JLL     
  • Jim Kerrigan, Principal and Director – Data Centres, Avison Young     
  • Mike Klein, Co-CEO, Online Tech     
  • Thomas Kutz, Strategic Manager Technical Facilities, exp US Services Inc. | President, 7×24 Lake Michigan Region Chapter
  • Craig McKesson, Executive Vice President, T5 Data Centers     
  • Victor Narusis, Business Recruitment Coordinator, Village of Huntley     
  • Raymond Parpart, Senior Consultant, Data Center Services & IT Services, University of Chicago     Jon H. Paulsen, Vice President, Digital Realty Trust     
  • Michael Rechtin, Jr., Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP     
  • Edward M. Sitar, Manager, Economic & Business Development, ComEd
  • Sean Sullivan, Senior Vice President, GE Capital – Telecom, Media & Technology, GE Commercial Finance     
  • Eli D. Scher, Chairman & CEO, Continuum Data Centers     
  • Neil Sheehan, AIA, Principal, Sheehan Partners, Ltd
  • Dan Westin, Business & Financial Analyst, Rochelle Municipality Utilities

> View detailed agenda:


 ** NETWORKING & NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT**   400+ are expected to attend. Attendees, as of April 30, 2014:

  • 7×24 Lake Michigan Region Chapter
  • Altered Scale
  • Amerex Energy Services
  • AMI
  • 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
  • Eyde
  • Forsythe 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
  • 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
  • University of Chicago
  • Village of Huntley


> 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,

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