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Zane Alsabery

Alchemy Communications, Inc.

Mr. Alsabery is currently the CEO of Alchemy Communications, Inc. and was appointed to this position in November of 2000. Alchemy Communications, Inc. offers a complete array of data center and cloud services that allows our customers the flexibility to work with us in designing the best solution that will meet their changing needs. Alchemy has multiple 20,000+ SF data centers in the Southern California region. Alchemy’s SOC 2 Type 2 AT 101 Audited Data Centers offer co-location, carrier neutral Internet connectivity, private cloud services, and managed services. Mr. Alsabery oversees the operational, financial, technical and sales aspects of the company with a very hands-on team building ap ... (view full description)

Jonathan Atkin

Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets

Jonathan Atkin is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets. His focus areas include telecom services, telecom infrastructure, wireless, satellite, Internet, hosting and colocation providers.  The Wall Street Journal ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 stock picker in the Internet Services and Computer sector in 2012.  The Financial Times ranked Jonathan as the No. 1 stock picker in the wireless services sector in 2008, and the No. 3 stock picker in the telecom services sector in 2010.  Previously, Jonathan held equity research positions with Alex.Brown and Toronto Dominion covering telecom services.  Prior to his capital markets career, Jonathan worked in corporate strategy ... (view full description)

Richard Bader

Easystreet Online Services

Rich and his team at EasyStreet have built what is now Oregon's largest independent colocation and Cloud services provider by focusing on the needs of regional organizations and by being consistently reliable, responsive and responsible. Rich is a 35-year veteran of the high tech industry, beginning his career at Digital Equipment in the €˜70s. Settling in Oregon in 1978 to join Intel Corporation, Rich was founder and co-general manager until 1990 of Intel's Personal Computer Enhancement Operation, a multihundred-million dollar business that launched Intel into the personal computer end-user market. After leaving Intel in 1990, Rich was able to watch his daughter grow while reviewing state ... (view full description)

Mike Ballard

Cobalt Data Centers

A native of Las Vegas, Mike has served as CEO of Cobalt Data Centers from its inception in 2011, bringing to bear more than two decades of data center and technology experience to this next–generation colocation company.Mike led the financing, construction and opening of the Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center. The facility was built within budget and with great publicity both locally and nationally.Prior to Cobalt, Mike founded 1Velocity, a metro Ethernet company. During his tenure as CEO, the company was recognized as one of the top 50 Emerging Companies in America and as Nevada's Start Up of the Year.1Velocity built the first Ethernet-based local exchange netwo ... (view full description)

Ron Bednar

Director, Solutions Marketing, Liebert Business
Emerson Network Power

Ronald Bednar has been with Emerson Network Power since 2007, where he is currently the director of solutions marketing focusing on the vision and execution of programs to enable customers to more easily configure and implement efficient and economical data center infrastructure. His current responsibilities include business and global product development, channel support, application engineering and tools development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Brent Behrman

Senior Vice President
Compass Datacenters

Robert Bianco

Vice President / GM
tw telecom

Robert Bianco has over 16 years of telco experience with companies such as Teleglobe, Qwest Communications and Last Mile Connections. Currently, Mr. Bianco serves as the Vice President/GM of tw telecom located in Downtown Manhattan. He is responsible for the overall financials of the city, driving revenue and supervising and supporting the overall growth of the New York and New Jersey market. A leading industry expert on optimal network solutions, including business continuity and disaster recovery, Mr. Bianco is also a distinguished speaker and mentor. His speaking engagements include panels at the Annual New York City Real Estate Expo, DatacenterDynamics Converged New York, and the 3rd A ... (view full description)

Michael Boccardi

President & CEO
Cervalis LLC

Michael Boccardi is the founder, President and CEO of Cervalis, an IT Infrastructure Solutions company, and an industry veteran with over thirty years experience leading information technology operations and businesses.Cervalis is a premier provider of IT infrastructure solutions including business continuity / rapid recovery, managed hosting, enterprise cloud computing and colocation. Mr. Boccardi launched Cervalis to address the need for secure, high-quality IT infrastructure services that would enable organizations to focus on their growth, promote greater business resilience and accelerate achievement of their business objectives. Cervalis offers high availability, world-clas ... (view full description)

Dan Bodenski

Director, Mission Critical Services

Daniel is passionate with identifying clients requirements while supplying highly efficient, scalable, and sustainable, Mission Critical solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in the design/project management of complex MEP/FP systems for corporate, institutional, healthcare, telecommunications, and educational clients. He has several years of design and project management experience of Data Centers and mission critical facilities for institutional, telecommunications, financial, retail, and technology institutions.

John Bonczek

Vice President

John Bonczek is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction for the Telx Sales Organization. Bonczek originally joined the Telx sales team in early 2003 as a sales engineer, bringing with him over ten years of telecommunications experience. Twelve months into his employment he began overseeing the Telx network consulting and implementation department (NCI). Previously he has worked for companies such as Verizon, ARBROS Communications, Network Plus, AT&T and NYNEX, and received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University’s W. Paul Stillman School of Business.

Bo Bond

Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

With over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Bo Bond has successfully negotiated over 20 million square feet of real estate transactions in multiple states.  He was with The Staubach Company for ten years, and became a member of the Jones Lang LaSalle team when they merged with Staubach in July 2008. Although very skilled in office and industrial assignments, Mr. Bond's knowledge of technical issues, infrastructure, and labor assessment has also allowed him to develop the unique skill set required for mission critical and contact center requirements.  Mr. Bond is a Co-Leader of Jones Lang LaSalle's Data Center Solutions team. 

Dany Bouchedid


Dany Bouchedid is a relationship-driven entrepreneur, leader and visionary with a proven track record of success in building, growing and managing multi-million dollar enterprises. In 1999, he founded and is currently CEO of COLOTRAQ, a full-service sourcing and consulting firm that helps companies and institutions source data center colocation, managed hosting, cloud computing, network infrastructure and other related telecom services in 140 countries. Dany has been published and quoted in various industry publications and has been a speaker at several industry conferences. He has served on several boards for both non-profits and corporations. Previously, he was a relat ... (view full description)

Nathan Boylan

Head of IT Operations
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

Nathan Boylan is Head of IT Operations at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, which is an independent, privately held U.S. investment management firm with over 130 billion dollars under management, offering a broad array of equity and fixed-income strategies to individual and institutional investors. In his time at Lord Abbett, Mr. Boylan has been responsible for a number of technology restructuring and process improvement initiatives with a focus on transforming the technology group into a cost effective, business aligned service provider. Over the length of his international career Mr. Boylan has worked for a number of global financial firms including CIBC, UBS and NatWest, leading many techn ... (view full description)

Bill Bradley

Managing Director
Waller Capital Partners

Bill Bradley is a Managing Director at Waller Capital and provides merger, acquisition and financing services to companies operating in the data center, managed hosting, cloud computing and telecom infrastructure sectors. Bill was previously a Managing Director and Head of Telecommunications M&A in the U.S. at Credit Suisse for over five years where he advised Terremark, TDS, Singapore Technologies Telemedia, D&E Communications, among other companies. Prior to that, he worked at Citigroup Global Markets for more than eight years where he provided strategic advisory services and transaction execution for telecom, media and satellite companies. Bill also worked at Soros Capital for ... (view full description)

James Breen

Equity Research, Internet Infrastructure
William Blair & Company

Jim Breen, CFA, joined William Blair & Company in 2010 as a communication services analyst. Previously, Mr. Breen spent 10 years as an analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC. He has been recognized several times in recent years by The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" and the Financial Times /StarMine "World's Top Analysts" listing, the former of which ranked him the No. 2 stock-picker for 2010 in Internet and computer services. Mr. Breen also worked as a high-yield fixed-income analyst at BancBoston Robertson Stephens and as a civil engineer at Modern Continental Construction Company. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. fro ... (view full description)

Colton Brown

Regional Director, Sales & Leasing
DuPont Fabros Technology

Prior to joining DFT in 2010, Colton served as a Managing Director at Colliers International, founding and leading Colliers' Critical Infrastructure practice group, representing both enterprises and service providers in data center transactions on behalf of clients including ADP, FirstEnergy, The Bank of New York, Broadridge, JPMorganChase, and DuPont Fabros. In his 12 year career, Colton has completed transactions with a total aggregate value in excess of $600,000,000.

Kevin Brown

Vice President Data Solutions
Schneider Electric

Kevin Brown is Vice President, Data Center Global Solution Offer Management for APC by Schneider Electric. Kevin is an experienced industry professional in both the IT and HVAC industry. He has 13 years experience at APC in a variety of senior management roles, most recently as Vice President, Marketing for the Data Center Solutions, Services & Software Line of Business. Prior to this position at APC, Kevin served as Director of Market Development at Airxchange, a manufacturer of energy recovery ventilation products and components in the HVAC industry. Before joining Airxchange, Kevin held numerous senior management roles at APC, including Director, Software Development Group. Under his ... (view full description)

Todd Clapp

Catalyst Investors LP

John Clune

Cavern Technologies

John Clune is President & CEO of Cavern Technologies. John joined the company as President & CEO ten years ago and focused the company on its core competency, providing state of the art mission critical data center solutions. As CEO of Cavern, John believes in providing a high level of value to Clients, through creating innovative solutions that maximize ROI. In his role as CEO, he is responsible for directing and leading the growth and operations of the company. He is dedicated to excellence at all levels of service to Cavern Technologies Clients. Prior to joining Cavern, Mr. Clune was Vice President at Lockton, Atlanta - - a Kansas City based company known for providing mid to large si ... (view full description)

Todd Coleman

President & CEO
Estruxture Data Centers

Todd Coleman is President of WAE Group, a private investment firm specializing in data centers, cloud services and telecom infrastructure.  He is the former Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of Cologix, a North American network neutral colocation and interconnection provider.  He has over 20 years of experience in the communications, data center, Internet and video distribution industry. Prior to forming Cologix, Todd held several senior positions at Level 3 Communications, a global telecommunications company, including Senior Vice President of Data Centers, Senior Vice President of Media Operations and President of Level 3 Communications Europe. Todd holds a juris doctor ... (view full description)

Darin Cook

President and CEO

Darin Cook is President and CEO of StratITsphere Data Center Solutions. He is a proven business leader with 20 years of strategic and tactical expertise in local operations, fiscal management, and sales. He has experience with multi channel sales strategy, operational efficiencies, planning, and executing business strategies. Prior to StratITsphere, Darin spent 12 years with tw telecom as Vice President, General Manager.

Owen DeLong

IPv6 Evangelist
Hurricane Electric

Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen brings more than 25 years of industry experience. He is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and IP Policy communities. In the past, Owen has worked at Tellme Networks (Senior Network Engineer), Exodus Communications (Senior Backbone Engineer) where he was part of the team that took Exodus from a pre-IPO start up with 2 data centers to a major global provider of hosting services, Netcom Online (Network Engineer) where he worked on a team that moved the internet from an expensive R&E tool to a widely available public access system ... (view full description)

Hector Diaz

Director, Data Center Strategy
Johnson & Johnson

Hector Diaz is a senior business leader with over 15 years’ experience designing, deploying, and operating mission critical infrastructure. He is an industry expert on the strategic allocation of capital, sorting through data center expand/build/buy/lease options. Previous employers include CBRE, Oracle, Keysight Technologies, and HP. As a Director at Oracle he provided capacity planning and decision support for capital investments in infrastructure covering over a million square feet of data center space. Hector has extensive data center management experience including overseeing global hosting operations and supporting moves and consolidations related to mergers, acquisitions, ... (view full description)

Chris Dolan

President & CEO
365 Main

Adam Early

Vice President, Critical Systems & Engineering-Americas Corporate
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Mr. Early has over 31 years of solid industry experience. He has spent 20 of those years honing his skill in Electrical Design. His design experience has earned him the title of Subject Matter Expert in data centers, business continuity, generator installation, power distribution, and UPS. Adam has successfully managed multiple projects spanning the platform of Facilities Management and Electrical Design ranging from $300K to over $530 million. As critical systems and engineering manager, Adam is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the 2 enterprise data centers and all associated critical equipment used to support the trading and financial operations of the firm. This ... (view full description)

Vello Ehvert

Ehvert Engineering Inc

Vello Ehvert is the President and founder of Ehvert Mission Critical, an integrated services firm that has specialized in building and IT infrastructure for over twenty years. Ehvert Mission Critical provides a unique combination of engineering, general contracting, systems integration, relocation, monitoring, operations and support services for data centres and other mission critical facilities. Vello’s unique strength comes from his knowledge of real estate, construction, engineering and IT systems and how to integrate these disciplines into facility and data centre environments. His company has extensive experience in designing and implementing the complex power and cooling systems requir ... (view full description)

Paul Estes

Cequel Data Centers

Prior to his position as Chairman and CEO of Cequel Data Centers, Paul served as an Executive Vice President with Cequel III and as the Chief Operating Officer of AAT Communications Corp. With AAT, Paul was responsible for day-to-day operations and played a key role in a string of acquisitions that increased AAT's owned-tower portfolio nearly nine-fold. He was also instrumental to AAT's closing of approximately $180 million of equity capital in November 2003. Before AAT and Cequel III, Paul served as Vice President, Operations, for Charter Communications, Inc. Paul joined Charter in 1994, and held multiple positions with the company, including Operations Analyst and Budget Coordinator; Dire ... (view full description)

Isaac Fieg

AVP & Data Center Manager
Knight Capital Group

Brian File

Senior Manager, Economic Development

Andris Gailitis


DEAC is largest Data Centre operator in Baltic states. Andris Gailitis managing DEAC business since 2005. Andris has been working in the data centre business for the last 20 years.  Main strengths is technical background and data centre design. In recent years, major challenges have been associated with the acquisition of the Russian market. Now DEAC is serious player in disaster recovery data centers market.


Rick Gauthier

General Manager

Rick Gauthier is General Manager of Microsoft's Engineering Services IT organization, he has provided operations leadership to Microsoft for 15 years and has 23 years experience in the IT industry. As General Manager for Microsoft IT's Engineering Services team (ESIT), Rick oversees a team providing infrastructure and support for IT Engineering and Product Group development teams across Microsoft. ESIT supported infrastructure and Source Control tools aid in the development, testing and deployment of Microsoft products and services including Windows, Office, Xbox Live and Bing. The RDS team hosts and maintains over 75,000 Windows servers in multiple US and International locations. Rick serve ... (view full description)

Kevin Gerson

Senior Telecom Real Estate Manager
Level 3 Communications

Mr. Kevin Gerson is senior member of the Network Infrastructure Services group at Level 3 Communications, a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice where he is responsible for developing and managing various right-of-way and infrastructure projects and contracts, as well as the associated budgets related to Level 3’s fiber-optic network. This includes managing numerous complex projects, not limited to the following: projects involving network growth and integrity, acquisition and/or use of third party assets (including utility poles, condu ... (view full description)

Jon Gould

Manager-Data Center Management Solutions
Schneider Electric

Walter Greaney

Senior Asset Manager-Portfolio Management
Digital Realty Trust

Tony Greenberg


My team and I are excited to speak at this event. We will be demoing our brand new SPY Index Online system for global (140 countries, 245 metros and hundreds of suppliers) vendor/site selection, rfp/benchmark/lifecycle management and trend analytics to support strong decisions for end-users, suppliers and analysts. As CEO of RampRate Sourcing Advisors and DeepStrat, Tony Greenberg has been an idea generator transforming perceptions and industries since he was 17. Under Greenberg's leadership for more than a decade, RampRate has radically changed how IT services are purchased, creating actionable, data-driven, sourcing information that has saved tens of millions of dollars and thousands o ... (view full description)

James Grice

Bryan Cave LLP

Jim is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP and leads the firm's team on Data Centers and Cloud Infrastructure. With over 20 years of varied experience, Jim has had success in multiple jurisdictions working on i) tax legislation and negotiated tax incentives, ii) project development and finance, iii) purchase and sale agreements, iv) leases and service level agreements, and v) a wide range of energy issues - including energy regulation and energy facility development and finance. Areas of special expertise include State and Local Taxation, Economic Development Incentives, Project Finance, Governmental Affairs, Permitting, and Business Transaction Documentation.

Christof Hammerli

Chief Acquisitions Officer
Carter Validus

Christof Hammerli is Chief Acquisitions Officer of Carter Validus. Mr. Hammerli has over 17 years of experience in various finance, risk management and corporate development roles.  He is responsible for sourcing, negotiating, structuring and closing acquisitions for the Company, including pipeline and deal flow; personnel within the Acquisitions Group for both the data center and healthcare acquisition strategies; marketing related to acquisitions, and other related matters.   Previously, Mr. Hammerli was Director of Corporate Development for Equinix, Inc. from 2007 through 2011, where he was responsible for coordinating both organic and inorganic growth efforts in Europe, inclu ... (view full description)

Rich Hering

Technical Director, Mission Critical Facilities
M+W Group

Rich Hering is a Technical Director for M+W Group, US with a specialty in the field of Mission Critical Facilities. His experience spans over 30 years in the telecommunications marketplace designing and building some of the most complex facilities in the world. His expertise spans many different types of mission critical genre ranging from data centers to semiconductor facilities. Rich’s expertise lies in the design and implementation of a structured cabling environment designed to ... (view full description)

Joe Higgins

VP of Engineering
Fidelity Investments

At Fidelity, Joe has responsibilities for critical infrastructure design and operations. He played a key role in formalizing Fidelity's data center strategy, site selection process and the design for its next generation data center. As Fidelity's Sustainability Officer, he also provides guidance, coordination and reporting for a broad array of sustainability initiatives. Joe actively supports the U.S. Green Building Council as a Faculty Member and core contributor to their LEED rating systems – which have rapidly transformed the built environment toward more sustainable design and operations. Before joining Fidelity, Joe provided professional engineering and sustainability expertise to missi ... (view full description)

Kent Hill

Manger, Strategic Economic Dev
Dominion Energy

Kent Hill is currently Manager, Strategic Economic Development for Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest electric and gas utilities.  He is responsible for management of the company’s economic development program, which includes support of local and state economic development efforts, and new business development.  He is in a key leadership role for the “Dominion Data Center Services” business unit that supports the continued growth of Dominion’s extensive portfolio of data center customers with over 6 million square feet in Virginia. Kent is a Certified Economic Developer and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.  He holds a BS degree i ... (view full description)

Curt Holcomb

Executive Vice President
Jones Lang LaSalle

Curt is an Executive Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle's global Data Center Solutions team. The group provides a results-driven, integrated approach to the development, construction, relocation, leasing, management, operation, acquisition and disposition of mission critical facilities to clients around the globe.Curt has helped users, owners and investors in over 60 markets in 30 different states evaluate their critical facility assets and devise the proper strategy to maximize their investments. He has transacted over 3 million SF of data centers in the past five years with key clients in the healthcare, financial, accounting, telecom, internet and technology industries inclu ... (view full description)

Charles Hoop

IT Sourcing and Procurement Category Managment

Aaron Isenhart

CEO, President
Shoreline Power Services

Aaron Isenhart- President and CEO of Shoreline Power Services Aaron has been heavily involved in the commercial construction industry for over 23 years. He specializes in budgeting, engineering, and assembling construction teams for complex projects such as Battery Plants, Data Centers, and Correctional Facilities. Shoreline Power Services specializes in Data Center power distribution, security, redundant power design, modular containerized power, and data facilities. Aaron has a wide range of experience in the electrical field from installing complex distribution systems, including multiple utility, generator, and UPS power supplies, to the design and engineering of a $ 10,000,000 batt ... (view full description)

Philip Johnston

Territory Sales Manager
Extreme Networks

Veteran IT professional with broad experience in sales, sales management, sales marketing, operations, and general business management including finance and accounting. Sales expert certifications in data center networking, advanced routing and switching, wireless, security, virtualization, and storage across multiple manufacturers including Cisco, Extreme Networks, and Juniper. I am currently the Territory Manager for Extreme Networks covering New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut.

Joseph Junda

Managing Director-Communications, Media & Ent. Finance
CIT Group

Peter Kazella

Peter Kazella & Associates, Inc  / Pkaza LLC

Tim Kiser

Owner & Founder
Colo Atl

Timothy A. Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 35 states. With over 25 years of engineering experience, Mr. Kiser has served as the designer and engineer on over 70 telecommunications facilities. Mr. Kiser designed and constructed the fully-built Colo Atl colocation and Meet Me Room facility in November 2001 to serve as a carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection facility. As Owner, Designer and Engineer at the Colo Atl facility, Mr. Kiser was instrumental in achieving the prestigious SSAE 16 certification, an internationally recognized third-party assurance audit designed for service organizations. Colo Atl achieved the certification aft ... (view full description)

Mike Klein

Online Tech

Mike Klein is the Co-CEO of Online Tech, a leading Midwest data center operator. With five data centers across the Midwest, Online Tech delivers secure, compliant enterprise hosting for the mid-enterprise market. Mike is a serial entrepreneur with more than 35 years of high tech business leadership, technology, and startup experience including several software companies he started and subsequently sold over the last 20 years. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and has more than half a dozen patents to his name.

Emmanuel Korchman

Senior Analyst REITs
Citi Research

Emmanuel "Manny" Korchman is an equity analyst covering the Data Center, Healthcare, and Triple Net Lease REIT sectors. Prior to joining Citi in 2006, Manny worked in the Corporate Planning & Analysis department at JPMorgan Chase. He received his Bachelor of Science from NYU’s Stern School of Business with majors in Finance and Accounting.

Nicholas Kottyan

President & CEO
DataChambers, LLC

Mr. Kottyan has over 35 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining DataChambers in 2004 as CEO he was President and CEO of Peak 10, Inc., a data center services provider that he co-founded in late 1999. Mr. Kottyan has directed the team that has grown DataChambers into a leading data center services provider in North Carolina. Mr. Kottyan has continued to guide the growth and expansion of DataChambers since it was acquired in December 2011 by North State Communications, a 100+ year old telecommunications company based in High Point, NC. Before cofounding Peak 10, Mr. Kottyan held several senior level management positions including: Senior Vice Pre ... (view full description)

Bruce Lehrman

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Lehrman is CEO and founder of Involta LLC, a privately held multi-tenant data center and IT services company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA. Bruce is best known for his entrepreneurial spirit and ability to build world class technology organizations. He has been involved in 3 green-field business start ups in his career and has also worked with large, nationally recognized brands. Last year he led Involta to be recognized on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company list at #40 and the Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards for CEO of the Year and Company of the Year. Building community is an important focus for Bruce. He believes in the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit ... (view full description)

Dave Leonard

Chief Data Center Officer

As Chief Data Center Officer, Dave Leonard directs the design and construction of new data centers and data center expansions, as well as defining the standards and practices for operation of ViaWest’s data centers. He is also responsible for strategy and positioning of the data center colocation product lines. Dave previously had responsibility for operating ViaWest's 25 data centers. Prior to ViaWest, Leonard founded Critical Infrastructure Consulting LLC., and was the Chief Technology Officer of Infocrossing for nine years. He was also the Chief Technology Officer for (i)Structure, a division of Level(3) Communications which Infocrossing later acquired. Prior to that, Leonard was Chie ... (view full description)

Erik Levitt

Open Data Centers

Philip Lin

EVP, Strategy and Development
21Vianet Inc 

Miles Loo

Newmark Knight Frank

Miles Loo, Jr. serves as Executive Vice President in the Los Angeles office of Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) and is the Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory for NKF’s Data Center Solutions Group. Mr. Loo is well recognized as the industry’s leading appraiser of data center properties in North America. His experience includes advising private equity funds, institutional investors, large pension funds, major Fortune 500 companies, cloud companies and Global IT conglomerates on investments on all of the various types of data centers, including mission critical, disaster recovery data centers, colocation facilities, carrier hotels and internet gateways and life science properties all t ... (view full description)

Jeremiah Lynch

Ryan, LLC

PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCECurrentPrincipal in Charge, Ryan, New York office- Specializes in providing multi-jurisdictional tax services to clients in a variety of industries.PreviousPartner, national accounting firm- Served as National Director of Sales and Use Tax Services.- Served as National Director of Indirect Taxes (including credits and incentives, sales and use tax, payroll, property, and telecommunications excise taxes).- Served as Partner in Charge of Metro New York and Midwest areas (Chicago).Sales and Excise Tax Manager, telecommunications companyPUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE ... (view full description)

Stephen Madaffari

Data Centers Delivered

Stephen C. Madaffari is a Partner with Data Centers Delivered (focusing on Sales and Marketing) and concurrently serves as a Principal for HTS New York, a leading HVAC manufacturers representative firm that partners with parent company, Epsilon Industries. He began his career as a sales engineer with Trane, where he helped develop and build a successful sales and turnkey construction business. Stephen also was a partner in a real estate development company that sourced, procured and sold development packages to major construction development companies. One of his key milestones was arranging private equity and acquiring financing for and assisting in the sales of about $25 million in priv ... (view full description)

Steve Madara

Vice President and General Manager-Global Precision Cooling
Emerson Network Power

Steve Madara has more than 33 years of experience in the air conditioning industry. As the vice president of global cooling sales for Emerson Network Power’s cooling business, he is responsible for supporting global customer in determining the best solutions to meet the needs of their mission critical facilities. Previously, as vice president and general manager of Emerson Network Power’s Liebert global precision cooling business, he was responsible for global product planning, marketing and product development, operations and technical service and the business operations for Emerson Network Power’s Cooligy brand, which was acquired in 2005 and develops precision cooling solutions for mic ... (view full description)

Gonzalo Manrique

Chief Executive Officer

Financial, commercial and operation exec with experience in all aspects of financial, commercial and service operation management. Direct experience with technical consulting, venture capital in the telecommunication and data center field.<br /><br />Especialidades: Business development, start up companies. We have a data center project already certify by Uptime Institute in Panama.

Robert Marcotte

Managing Director
MCG Capital Corporation

Pete Marin

President & CEO
T5 Data Centers

As president of T5 Data Centers, Pete is responsible for setting the overall strategy of the firm, sourcing capital and generating new client relationships. Pete's experience covers: Site Selection, Sale-Lease-Backs, Build-to-Suit/Developments, Forward Purchase Agreements/Take-Outs, Complete Lease Transactions, Construction Management and Incentives Negotiation.Pete's understanding of his clients' needs has enabled him to reduce cycle time and project cost, leading to many successful transactions and repeat business, which contributed to positive earn­ings impact.Prior to T5 Data Centers, Pete was an executive vice president at The Staubach Company where he started an ... (view full description)

Gerald Marshall

Co-Chairman & CEO

Gerald M. Marshall is Co-Chairman and CEO of Amerimar Enterprises and one of the new owners of 1102 Grand and 325 Hudson. Jerry has an extensive career in real estate where he focuses on real estate acquisitions, development and management. Jerry has been active in the telecom space since the late 1990’s, developing projects such as 600 West Chicago, a two million square foot telecommunication and media building in Chicago and 1500 Spring Garden Street, a 1.1 million square foot telecommunication, data center and office building in Philadelphia. Jerry is currently actively involved in converting 325 Hudson in New York City into a Meet-Me-Room as well. Jerry holds a Bachelor’s degree from The ... (view full description)

Robert Massie

Director, Quality Systems, Mission Critical Services & Software
Schneider Electric

Christopher McLean

Director of Design & Construction
Markley Group

Mr. McLean, a registered Professional Engineer and LEED AP, with 10 years of electrical engineering and design experience, is responsible for the design, construction and master planning of Markley Group infrastructure. Prior to joining the Markley Group, Mr. McLean designed several hundred thousand square feet of data centers and critical facilities for three of the foremost engineering firms in the United States. His designs have been realized by Fortune 500 companies, leading financial institutions, major universities and the federal government. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Shawn Mills

Green House Data

Shawn Mills has a deep background in the technology industry, with expertise in product and business development and go-to-market strategy. He is president and a founding member of Green House Data, the nation’s greenest cloud hosting and colocation data center service provider, and of several other IT and telecommunication companies. Under his leadership, Green House Data has expanded out of its Cheyenne, Wyoming headquarters, launching cloud hosting and IaaS services in the Portland, Oregon and New York metro areas. Mills has been a featured speaker at other industry events, including 7x24 Exchange, Data Center World and the National Center for Super Computing Applications.

Jeffrey Moerdler

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Jeff is the head of the Real Estate and Communications practices in New York. A general commercial real estate attorney for almost 30 years, his clients include large national companies, particularly in the high-tech, telecommunications, financial services, health care, supermarket, and oil and gas sectors as well as numerous smaller local clients. His real estate practice is both national and local and includes representation of landlords and tenants in all types of leases; counseling owners and developers in the acquisition, sale, development, and renovation of property; advising lenders and borrowers in commercial loans; and the representation of all parties in real estate litigation. ... (view full description)

Robert Morse Jr.

Oak Hill Capital

Robert L. Morse Jr. is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners where he focuses on investments in the technology sector. Investments he has led for Oak Hill in the data center and cloud sector include Intermedia, Savvis, TelecityGroup and ViaWest. He worked previously at Loudcloud, Inc., an internet infrastructure provider, and before that at GCC Investments and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Morse earned a B.S.E. degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Bruce Myatt

Executive Vice President
The Data Centers, LLC

Hunter Newby

Allied Fiber

Mr. Newby has amassed deep subject matter expertise and contacts in the telecom networking industry spanning 15 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber and prior to founding Allied Fiber, he was the Chief Strategy Officer and a Director of The Telx Group, Inc., one of the leading carrier hotel interconnection facility operators in the U.S. Under Mr. Newby’s direction, Telx successfully created an entirely new business model originating in New York City, expanding to Atlanta and ultimately nationwide and in the process built one of the strongest brand names for carrier-neutral, core interconnection facilities in the world. Mr. Newby is a recognized authority in the industry, has serv ... (view full description)

Barry Novick

Global Data Center Manager
BlackRock, Inc.

Mr. Novick has over 30 years of experience in multiple facets of Electrical Engineering and Technical Management. Over the prior 8 years he has served as the Global Data Center Manager for BlackRock, Inc, where he is responsible for the design, construction and operation of BlackRock’s network of Data Centers. During this period, his team has acquired, or built, over two dozen Data Centers. His team has developed and implemented new cooling system technologies, new electrical distribution topologies and new monitoring systems that make these Data Centers among the most efficient in the world. He has now transitioned into a Technology Strategy role within the organization. Prior to his ... (view full description)

Tim O'Brien

Manager of Economic Development
Omaha Public Power District

Tim O'Brien is the Economic Development Manager for the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). Tim and his team lead all aspects of economic development from new business development to retention and expansion. Prior to his role at OPPD, he was the Business Development Manager for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NEDED). At NEDED, he oversaw statewide business development efforts with a personal focus on information technology and data center development.The strategies Tim has developed have allowed Nebraska to become one of the most competitive operating environments in the country. This success has led Yahoo and Fidelity to develop major data centers in Nebraska ... (view full description)

Peter Panfil

Vice President, Global Power Sales
Emerson Network Power

With more than 30 years of experience in embedded controls and power, Peter Panfil leads global power sales for Emerson Network Power’s Liebert AC Power business. He participates in the Liebert AC Power global roadmap development and is responsible for global power sales. He works to apply the latest power and control technology to industry-proven and emerging topologies to provide the highest availability systems for business-critical applications. Additionally, Panfil partners with customer groups to incorporate industry trends into new product development. He began his career at Liebert in 1994 and held several managerial positions including VP Engineering and VP/GM AC Power before becomi ... (view full description)

James Peters

Vice President
Quasar Data Center

Jack Pressman

Director, Strategic Planning, Dev. DC, Cloud Computing
Netrix, LLC

Mr. Pressman has over 25 years of experience in designing and deploying advanced IT projects. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering. Mr. Pressman has been designing and building mission critical IT facilities and wide area networks for the past over 15 years. He was the Technology Architect for the new Chicago Police Headquarters, the Chicago Police Wide Area Network, the Ford Supplier Campus (Chicago), the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Intermodal (Joliet) and the DuPage National Technology Park (West Chicago). Mr. Pressman has extensive industry experience in enterprise-wide Business Cont ... (view full description)

Doug Recker

CEO & President
Colo5, LLC

Doug is the Founder and CEO of Colo5 Data Center. As CEO, he oversees the strategic vision and day-to-day management for Colo5, which includes the supervision of the client recruitment effort, the representation of the company at public events, and the negotiation of leases and contracts. He also leads the Colo5 team by guiding their short and long term planning, future acquisitions, and introduction into new markets. Doug has more than eighteen years of experience in the telecommunication industry including various significant supervising positions at nationally recognized companies. In 1996, he was a regional director at Intermedia Communication where he grew revenues over 200% year over ... (view full description)

Joe Reele

VP, Solution Architects
Schneider Electric

Doug Riches

Vice President-Mission Critical Facilities
Allied Properties REIT

Buddy Rizer

Executive Director
Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

Buddy Rizer is the executive director for economic development in Loudoun County, Va., one of the fastest-growing and wealthiest counties in the nation. He leads the agency responsible for encouraging growth and developing relationships with the county’s business community in both the commercial and agricultural-based business sectors in Loudoun. His personal focus is on the technology arena, including Loudoun’s thriving data center cluster. He has been named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2017 and has been named a 2017 Tech Titan as one of the top 100 technology professionals in Washington, DC by Washingtonian Magazine. Rizer has been a speaker at many reg ... (view full description)

John Sabey

Sabey Data Center Properties

As President of Sabey Data Center Properties, John Sabey directs activity for 2 million square feet of mission critical space held in the current portfolio as well as new development, acquisition and the creation of new service offerings. Mr. Sabey also serves as Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Sabey Corporation, overseeing the commercial real estate portfolio comprising office and medical technology space. He started his business career in Chicago with Prudential Real Estate Investors and joined Sabey Corporation in 1995.

Dave Schaeffer

Founder & CEO
Cogent Communications

Dave Schaeffer founded Cogent Communications in August 1999 and is the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Cogent Communications, Mr. Schaeffer was the founder of Pathnet. He also developed a regional paging carrier and numerous SMR systems throughout the United States. Mr. Schaeffer has founded and operated a total of seven successful businesses, including the second-largest delivery and ground transportation enterprise in the United States and a property and casualty underwriter. Mr. Schaeffer has also developed 46 commercial real estate properties in the Washington D.C. metro area. Mr. Schaeffer holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland, where he was also a Ph.D. c ... (view full description)

Jonathan Schildkraut

Senior Managing Director, Equity Research-Telecom Services & Data Center Services
Evercore Partners

Jonathan Schildkraut is a Managing Director in the Equity Research group, leading the equities coverage of Telecom Services companies, including data center operators, RBOCs, CLECs, alternative backbone providers, and tower operators. In 2010, Mr. Schildkraut was recognized in FT Starmine's annual Best Brokerage Analysts awards, where he ranked #1 in earnings estimates for Wireless (includes Towers), and #3 in earnings estimates for Diversified Telecom. In 2009, he ranked #1 in earnings estimates for Diversified Telecom, and #3 in earnings estimates for Wireless (includes Towers). In 2008, Mr. Schildkraut was recognized in Forbes's Best of the Brokerage Analysts awards, where he ranked #3 in ... (view full description)

Paul Schlattman

Vice President, Mission Critical Facilities
ESD - Environmental Systems Design, Inc.

Paul Schlattman is responsible for business development, project administration, strategic planning of data center, financial trading, and other information technology related projects. Over his career, Mr. Schlattman has consulted within the data center sector in Europe, Pacific Rim, North America and South America. In addition to his international accomplishments, Mr. Schlattman is an internationally renowned speaker and published within numerous articles and publications within the industry.Credentials:· Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Bachelor of Science Business Administration/Marketing· Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, Bachelor of S ... (view full description)

Jaymie Scotto Cutaia

CEO & Founder
Jaymie Scotto & Associates

As CEO of Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA), Jaymie oversees all aspects of company activities and operations, including sales, finance, marketing, public relations, events, advisory board management and product execution. Jaymie has a broad range of experience in marketing domestic and international technology companies, both public and private, and offers a journalistic view on strategic content writing. Jaymie is also CEO and Founder of DealCenter, LLC, an online meeting system for event planners and associations. Prior to founding both companies, Jaymie was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Telx, the premier operator of colocation and interconnection facilities in ... (view full description)

Michael Seeve

Mountain Development Corp.

Michael Allen Seeve is the President and a principal of regional developer Mountain Development Corp. Founded in 1979, MDC was originally formed to manage the real estate portfolio of its Chairman, L. Robert Lieb. Since that time, MDC has steadily expanded by making opportunistic investments in various locations, urban and suburban, throughout the Northeast. Today, MDC manages a diverse collection of primarily commercial, retail and industrial assets totaling almost six million square feet and spanning five States.Ventures led by MDC include partnerships with some of the nations leading pension fund advisors and investors and investments in almost every type of asset class. MD ... (view full description)

Anton Self

Chief Executive
Bastionhost Ltd.

Anton's 25 year ICT career has been devoted to innovating, building, optimizing and promoting tomorrow's Internet infrastructure today. He is actively in the job market, reviewing wares and exploring ventures to put his resourcefulness and energy behind.  He could be yours! He's recognized in the data center industry as an owner-operator who's helped drive a phenomenon - the "northing" of compute - to tertiary sites with exceptional free cooling profiles, low cost carbon-neutral / carbon-zero power, and shorter ping times across continents and oceans. Exurban sites done right offer higher margins, at lower risk, CapEx and OpEx than metro area data centers. ... (view full description)

Spencer Sessions

Target Market Specialist-Data Centers
TVA Economic Development

Spencer is Target Market Specialist for Data Centers/Mission Critical Facilities for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the TVA is the largest public power company in the United States providing electricity at low cost and high reliability (99.999%) to 9 million people and businesses in parts of seven southeastern states (TN, KY, MS, AL, GA, VA, and NC) In his current role, Spencer is responsible for the development and implementation of a recruitment strategy in the Data Centers/Mission Critical market for the TVA region. He has over 13 years of experience in business/economic development, working with a diverse partner and client base that includes: Information Technology, Manuf ... (view full description)

Mike Sevret

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Cross River Fiber

Michael Sevret is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Cross River Fiber. As a telecom veteran with a proven track record that spans more than 15 years, Sevret's sales leadership and executive management experience is intrinsically valuable to his role at Cross River Fiber where he leads the strategic vision and business development functions of the organization. Prior to joining Cross River Fiber, Sevret was the Regional Vice President of Sales for Optimum Lightpath where he lead a team of 35 sales representatives with responsibility for the overall sales initiatives including maintaining a P&L based on sales revenues and forecast objectives. Sevret's experience and m ... (view full description)

Patrick Shelly

Rudin Management Company, Inc

David Shepard

Senior Vice President

David Shepard serves as Senior Vice President of IO. In this role, Mr. Shepard has the responsibility of working with third party data centers and colocation providers trained and certified by IO on the IO.Anywhere™ product suite, on either an exclusive or non-exclusive basis. Mr. Shepard also has responsibility for sales of products and services to major accounts, including Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, and Healthcare. Prior to taking a leadership position on the sales and marketing team, Mr. Shepard developed IO's Private Cloud Computing product. Prior to joining IO, Mr. Shepard successfully led the development and sale of Totaltix, an online ticketing application that ass ... (view full description)

Philbert Shih

Managing Director
Structure Research Ltd.

Rob Stephenson

Chief Marketing Officer, Managing Partner

Mr. Stephenson is responsible for all sales and marketing efforts across the Xand organization which includes data center operations in NY, CT, MA & PA. He previously served as the CEO of Access Northeast from 2008 to 2012, leading the company to unprecedented growth, expansion and profitability before spearheading their merger with Xand in March 2012. From 2002 until 2008, Mr. Stephenson was the Executive Vice President of Sales at Access Northeast, and prior to that was the Eastern Regional Channel & Marketing Manager for Internap Network Services. Rob holds a double-major in Economics and Political Science from The University of Vermont and an MBA from Boston College in Technology Marketi ... (view full description)

Rob Stevenson

Managing Director - Head of U.S. REIT Research

Robert Stevenson is a Managing Director and Head of Macquarie's U.S. REIT effort. At Macquarie, Rob leads a team covering a broad spectrum of REITs in the apartment, data center, industrial, office, retail, and storage subsectors. Rob previously spent 12 years as a senior analyst at Morgan Stanley, where his previous research coverage included REITs and homebuilders. Rob holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in finance from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Carl Strang III

Managing Member
6/10 Corp.

Fred Tanzella


Fred is a veteran technology executive with a track record of starting and growing companies to successful acquisitions. As CEO of Cirracore, Fred leads strategy and direction of global data center and IP transit growth and Cirracore's Enterprise Cloud strategy. Prior to Cirracore Fred has been successful in a wide variety of senior management positions at EAS, Critical Logic, i2Go, Air2Web, BEA Systems and AirDefense in roles that included CEO, COO, CTO, Chief Security Officer, VP of Engineering, and VP of Product Management. Fred was the Chief Security Officer and founding member of AirDefense, the industry leading wireless monitoring and protection provider, and helped define their tec ... (view full description)

Christopher Trapp

Managing Partner
Trapp Technology Partners

Chris founded Constellation Data Center Services in 2012. Constellation is a data center advisory firm with a focus on strategic marketing, capital raising, and design/engineering, primarily focused in the third party data center sector. Previously, Chris was Vice President, Acquisitions & Leasing for Sabey Datacenter Properties, a leading national data center provider. Previously, Chris founded Treeline Holdings, a real estate development firm specializing in technology-related real estate. At Treeline he led the acquisition strategy and was responsible for raising all project-level equity and debt while leading design, marketing and leasing activities. Treeline successful develope ... (view full description)

Jim Trout

Founder & CTO
Vantage Data Centers

Serving as the Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Jim is responsible for Vantage’s corporate strategy, data center technology selections and management of design and construction processes. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Jim brings to bear over two decades of data center design and operational expertise to this first – ever next-gen data center company. Prior to Vantage, he served as Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Technical Operations, with full P&L responsibility for Digital Realty Trust, a publicly held wholesale data center company. He has held senior C–level positions in the data center vertical at Proferian, CoreSite and TeraSpace Networks. Jim is a F ... (view full description)

Simon Tusha

True Data Centers

Simon Tusha is an 18 year industry veteran who has developed 1000+MW of data center projects and has managed and developed more than 150 data centers that span over 5 million square feet worldwide. Mr. Tusha’s prestigious reputation and diverse range of data center experience and technology knowledge distinguish him as one of the worlds most experienced data center developers. This esteemed reputation is reflected in the high level of responsibility he assumed for such leading data center companies as QTS and Google. <b>Professional Experience</b> · Quality Technology Services, LLP. Overland Park, Kansas (<A> </A ... (view full description)

Joshua Vallario

Director, Data Center Manager
BlackRock, Inc.

Joshua Vallario has 12 years experience in the design, construction, and operation of data center, MDF, and IDF “white space” environments. He has spent his tenure in the financial sector, managing small to large build outs, migration & consolidation projects, data center operations, and other global projects for several financial firms. Josh has managed technology projects, construction build outs, and data center operations in Australia, Japan, Edinburgh, Germany, London, and most of North America. Joshua spent the latter half of his career with BlackRock, the largest asset management firm in the world, boasting AUM of $3.5T. There he built out a global team of data center technicians, c ... (view full description)

Stephen Verp

Director of Real Estate
Digital Realty Trust

Steve Verp is the Director of Real Estate for Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR). Steve is responsible for developing business and managing relationships with the real estate brokerage community, referral partners and IT consultant channels for Digital Realtys eight East Coast markets. His scope of duties also include reporting on market intelligence and negotiating referral fee agreements and broker listings.Steve has 20 years of Real Estate experience, including 5 years of Real Estate Investment Sales at Marcus & Millichap and 10 years of Real Estate law practice.Steve received a B.A., political science degree from Union College and J.D., Real Estate from Cardozo Scho ... (view full description)

Ron Vokoun

Director, Mission Critical Design
RK Mechanical

Ron is a 27 year veteran of the construction industry with a primary focus on Mission Critical Facilities. As Director of Mission Critical Design for RK Mechanical, Ron leads programming and design for the Mission Critical market and focuses on scalable, prefabricated, energy efficient, water conscious, and sustainable data center solutions with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. He is also an author and blogger writing about the intersection of data centers and sustainability. Ron has successfully managed projects and programs as large as $650 million and has lived and worked in Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Colorado, Japan, Washington, and Arizona. Ron has a B.S. in Construc ... (view full description)

Brad Watford

Senior Electrical Engineer

Brad Watford is a Senior Electrical Engineer with more than twelve years of experience in electrical design and engineering for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and advanced technology industries including data centers, research and development labs, and animal research facilities. His design experience includes generator installation, power distribution, lighting design, fire alarm systems and telecommunications infrastructure. He also has over twenty years of hands on experience in the electrical contracting and construction industry.

Thomas Watts

Watts Capital Group

Tom Watts is a Managing Director with Watts Capital, LLC, a FINRA-registered broker dealer providing investment banking to growth companies in the TMT sectors, including the data center industry. Its investment adviser affiliate also manages multi-asset portfolios that include exposure to the data center industry. Prior to founding Watts Capital, Tom was a Managing Director at Cowen and Company, and previously at Merrill Lynch. In both roles, Tom was an award-winning equity analyst covering public stocks in the telecom, data center, and media sectors. Prior experience comes from his role as an investment banker at Bear Stearns and a management consultant at Booz Allen and McKinsey & Comp ... (view full description)

Sean Weaver

Ryan LLC

Eric Wells

Vice President, Data Center Services
Fidelity Investments

Eric M. Wells is Vice President of Data Center Services for Fidelity Technology Group (FTG), a division of Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. Eric has over 20 years of experience in global IT strategy and service delivery. In addition to developing several innovation efforts at Fidelity, he is co-lead of the OpenCompute Foundation’s Certification & Interoperability initiative.

Geoff Williams

VP, Global Customers
Schneider Electric

Geoff Williams is Vice President, Global Customers for the IT Business of Schneider Electric. Geoff is also the current Chairman of the Board of the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) in Chicago where he has been on the board for last 7 years. SAMA is the leading global organization for sharing knowledge about strategic customer relationships. Geoff has been working in the factory automation, semiconductor and IT Industry globally for the past 30 years. He has 19 years experience at Schneider Electric and APC in a variety of senior global account management, sales and marketing roles, and was part of the startup team for Schneider Electric's Schneider Global Business Develop ... (view full description)

Lee Wittlinger

Silver Lake Partners

Anthony de Lima

Chairman & CEO

Mr. de Lima is the Chairman and CEO of Curacao Technology Exchange (CTEX). He has more than 27 years of experience in the IT, Financial services and Telecommunications sectors. Mr. de Lima is the founder of CTEX and has led the company through its capital raising and startup phases. He has held various senior positions such as Global CIO of the CITCO Group Limited, Executive Vice President at Telefonica North America overseeing all global accounts activity, founding member at ANSWERTHINK/HACKETT GROUP, and also Managing Director at KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has seasoned expertise in establishing global sourcing and supply chain management strategies, driv ... (view full description)
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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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