Two Weeks to Texas Data Center Summit: Join National and Lone Star Owners, Operators, Developers, End-Users

Network with Data Center Investors, Owners, Developers & End-Users on October 10

DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The inaugural Texas Data Center Summit will bring special focus to data center real estate opportunities and challenges in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio markets. 40+ speakers will participate in 10 panel discussions; 400 + are expected to attend.


Our current speaker roster represents the most active and innovative firms in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin:

  • Bo Bond, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.
  • Jonathan Atkin, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Jerry Blair, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales, DataBank, Ltd.
  • Matthew Brown, Director of Global Data Center Operations, HP Cloud Services
  • Michael A. Caruso, Director, Government & Specialty Business Development, ETS-Lindgren
  • Brian Caudle, Principal, Walter P Moore
  • Chris Crosby, Founder and CEO, Compass Datacenters
  • Robert DeVita, General Manager, Cologix
  • Sean Farney, Chief Operating Officer, Ubiquity Critical Environments
  • Jeff Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group  
  • Robert Geary, Director – Commercial Real Estate Group, Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Paul Gerrard, CEO, Digital Fortress
  • Arthur Guerrero, Enterprise Account Manager – Data Center Solutions, Schneider Electric
  • Mike Higgins, SVP Data Center Services, Internap
  • Tim Huffman, Executive VP & Global Director – Technology Solutions Group, Colliers International
  • Eric E. Jacobs, Vice President & General Manager, QTS
  • Jim Kerrigan, Principal and Director – Data Centres, Avison Young
  • Todd Kimbriel, Chief Operating Officer, Texas Department of Information Resources
  • Rick Kurtzbein, Research Analyst, Multi-Tenant Datacenters, 451 Research
  • John Lang, EVP, CFO, Dimension MCF
  • Miles Loo, Jr., Executive Director for Valuation & Advisory | National Specialty Practice Leader for the Mission Critical Facilities Group, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Pete Marin, President, T5 Data Centers
  • Shawn Mills, President & Founder, Green House Data
  • Kevin Ooley, CFO, DataBank, Ltd.
  • J. Todd Raymond, Partner, 1547 Critical Systems Realty
  • John Regan, Vice President of Acquisitions & Due Diligence, Data Center Division
  • Michael J. Saia, President, XTechnology


  • Andrew Schaap, Vice President, Enterprise | Federal, Digital Realty
  • Jonathan Schildkraut, Managing Director, Equity Research – Telecom Services & Data Center Services, Evercore Partners
  • Josh Snowhorn, General Manager – Connectivity, CyrusOne
  • Wes Swenson, CEO, C7 Data Centers
  • Mark Thomas, CEcD, Director of Economic Development, City of GeorgetownStephen Verp, Director of Real Estate, Digital Realty
  • John Wallerich, CEO, Principal, The Wallerich Group
  • Harry Carmine Whalen, CEO, Allen Economic Development Corporation
  • Robert R. Winningham, Executive Director, Prosper Economic Development Corp.

** Featured Panel **

Greater Texas Market 360: With a Tax-Friendly Business Climate, a Deregulated Utility System and Lower Costs of Land and Construction, What Types of Investors are Becoming More Active?
In this panel, leading data center investors and developers will discuss:

  • Ongoing data center demand: What types of tenants are now driving demand, and how is this likely to change in the next 12-24 months?
  • What types of new data centers (wholesale, vs. custom design-and-build) are coming online? And, is speculative development occurring, and where?
  • What impact will burgeoning secondary markets have on popular Texas markets?
    Hear from:
  • Moderator: Tim Huffman, Executive VP & Global Director – Technology Solutions Group, Colliers International
  • Jerry Blair, Co-Founder, DataBank, Ltd.
  • Chris Crosby, Founder and CEO, Compass Datacenters
  • Tesh Durvasula, Chief Commercial Officer, CyrusOne
  • Eric E. Jacobs, Vice President & General Manager, QTS
  • Pete Marin, President, T5 Data Centers
  • Andrew Schaap, Vice President, Enterprise | Federal, Digital Realty

> View detailed agenda:

"The Data Center Summits that CapRate Events produces are well executed and informative. The presenters are industry leaders and the quality of topics are always relevant to the needs of end users and service providers."Tim Huffman, Executive Vice President, National Director | Technology Solutions Group, Colliers International

Look Who's Attending, as of Sept 24:

  • 1547 Critical Systems Realty
  • 451 Research
  • Able Engineering
  • Active Power
  • AEP Texas
  • Allen Economic Development Corporation
  • Alpheus Communications
  • AOS Consulting Engineers
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • ASCO Power
  • Automated Logic
  • Avison Young
  • Belden
  • ByteGrid Holdings LLC
  • C7 Data Centers
  • CapRate Events, LLC | The National Apartment Summit Series
  • Carlson
  • Carlson DC
  • Carter Validus Advisors
  • CEI Engineering Associates
  • City of Denton
  • City of Georgetown
  • CoBank
  • Colliers International
  • Cologix
  • Communications supply corporation
  • conceptcsi – global data center solutions
  • Core
  • CoreSite
  • Corgan
  • CPS Energy
  • CSI Leasing
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • CyrusOne
  • DataBank, Ltd.
  • Deloitte
  • Denton Municipal Electric
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
  • DFW Consulting Group
  • Digital Fortress
  • Digital Realty
  • Dillon
  • Dimension MCF
  • DSA-Mission Critical Services
  • DTZ
  • Eaton Cooper Lighting
  • Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business
  • Economic Development Council of Buffalo County
  • Electra Link
  • Emerson Network Power (ASCO)
  • Ensite Solutions LLC
  • ETS-Lindgren
  • ETS-Lindgren Inc.
  • Facility Solutions Group
  • GI Partners
  • GNB Industrial Power
  • Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group
  • Green House Data
  • HITT Contracting, Inc
  • Houston Data Center
  • HP Cloud Services
  • Integrated Design Group
  • Integrated Design Group, Inc.
  • Internap
  • Investors Savings Bank
  • ION Associates, Inc.
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Jefferies
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.
  • Lufthansa Systems Infrastructure Services, Inc.
  • M.E. GROUP
  • MAPP Construction, LLC
  • Nova Corp
  • Office of the Governor – Texas
  • Oncor Electric Delivery
  • Opus Interactive
  • PageSoutherlandPage
  • Panduit
  • Patronus Data
  • Patronus Data Center
  • Power Distribution, Inc.
  • QTS
  • Quasar Data
  • Ridgemont Equity Partners
  • Romonet
  • Sachs Electric Company
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Servergy, Inc
  • Servergy, Inc.
  • Shoreline Power Services
  • SSOE
  • Stream Data Centers
  • Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
  • System Technologies
  • T5 Data Centers
  • Texas Department of Information Resources
  • Tier1 Research
  • TierPoint
  • Ubiquity Critical Environments
  • ViaWest
  • ViaWest, Inc.
  • Victoria Economic Development Corp.
  • Walter P Moore
  • Wesco/CSC
  • XTechnology Global

> For additional information, including detailed agenda, speaker and registration:

For speaking, sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Brian Klebash, President, CapRate Events, LLC, Direct: 917-460-3572,

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

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