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Todd Aaron

Sentinel Data Centers

Todd Aaron co-founded Sentinel Data Centers in 2001 and has since that time served as Co-CEO of the company. From Sentinel’s founding, Todd has been central in sourcing, structuring and capitalizing the company’s data center developments and in building Sentinel’s organization. Todd remains heavily involved in all facets of Sentinel's business, with particular focus on developing market strategies, evaluating new business and investment opportunities, guiding sales and business development efforts and managing capital markets activities. Prior to co-founding Sentinel, Todd spent five years with the private equity arm of investment firm Wasserstein Perella & Co., focusing on media and tec ... (view full description)

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)

Greg Arnette


Rajendran Avadaiappan

Chief Information Officer
Aligned Energy

Rajendran’s 25 years of experience in business technology and infrastructure development have given him the experience needed to excel as CIO at Aligned Data Centers.  He is responsible for overseeing the information technology and computer systems to strategically support the company’s growth and goals. With his strong record of reliability and outstanding service, Raj focuses on his expertise in strategic IT planning & budgeting, business intelligence, cost optimization, and business transformation for efficiency and profit growth. Throughout his experience, Raj has worked with clients all over the world, most recently as CIO at HIBU, where he managed all the IT functions to support bu ... (view full description)

Marshall Bailey

Director of Technology

Marshall Bailey is Director of Technology at Proxios, a Richmond based IT as a Service organization. He is responsible for the ideation for emerging technologies, products, and industry trends. As part of this role, Marshall works closely with the business development and service delivery teams to understand current client challenges and proactively develop solutions. Marshall is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and a Master of Science in Information Systems.

Marc Basche

Director Critical Infrastructure Equipment Division
Global Power Supply

Marc Basche is the Director of the Critical Infrastructure Division including the UPS Rental division working to deliver solutions and build long-term relationships with customers who crave a reliable partner in managing their critical facilities business. Marc brings over 30 years of technical critical infrastructure systems experience to Global Power Supply. Starting his career in 1983 with Transtector Systems ( Smiths Power ) and quickly progressing into regional management. In 1989, Marc founded PEI (Power & Environment Int'l.Inc.) one of the pioneering companies in the field of refurbished critical infrastructure equipment. As President and CEO, PEI was based in Los Angeles with 4 o ... (view full description)

Stan Blackwell

Director- Customer Service and Strategic Partnerships
Dominion Energy

Stan Blackwell is responsible for the management of large customers throughout the Central and Northern regions of Virginia.  Additionally, he is responsible for all economic development activities in Dominion’s electric service territory.  Stan has been with Dominion for 20 years in a variety of leadership roles including the following:  Finance, Accounting, Electrical Design, Renewable Product Development, Contract Management, Key Account Management, and Economic Development.  Before joining Dominion Virginia Power, Stan spent 9 years in the computer industry with AT&T and NCR Corporations in various financial roles supporting competitive sales organizations.   Stan is curr ... (view full description)

Sagi Brody


As Webair’s Chief Technology Officer, Sagi is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations.  With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and build, authoring of all client interfaces, designed software for data center and server automation, cloud computing, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning.  Sagi has built the companies Content Delivery Network (CDN) that now provides high speed ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Burges

DataSite Colo

Jeff Burges is President & Founder of DataSite; a wholesale colocation and custom data suite provider. DataSite provides critical environments coupled with best in class facility operations which solve complex Real Estate challenge for IT intensive users from the corporate enterprise, to managed service providers, to content delivery networks, and beyond. DataSite currently owns and operates world class facilities in three locations in the United States; Orlando Florida, Atlanta Georgia, and Boise Idaho. Mr. Burges has owned and managed over 21 million square feet of commercial real estate, valued at over $2.5 Billion. These portfolios consisted of data centers, telecom hotels, bio-tech ... (view full description)

Michael Campanelli

SecureData 365

Michael Campanelli serves as Executive Vice President at SecureData 365 where he oversees the management team and day-to-day operation of the company. SecureData 365 has experienced tremendous growth since it’s founding in 2006. SecureData 365 operates two state of the art data centers in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. They provide co-location, cloud computing, storage and back-up services to hundreds of clients including many Fortune 500 firms.   Michael has a 28  year IT career that includes working with IBM’s Government Customers from around the world and AT&T’s largest Global Customers. Michael has extensive experience in the areas of Data Cent ... (view full description)

John Clinger

Technical Specialist
ICF International

John Clinger works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the lead technical consultant in the development of eligibility criteria for several ENERGY STAR information technology, data center, and medical equipment products. This work includes recent specification development in the computer server, data center storage and networking product categories. In addition, he represents EPA by helping develop energy efficiency criteria in industry standards including the IEEE 1680.1, IEEE 1680.4, and UL 110 environmental standards. John also helps manage the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Data Center Challenge and Accelerator programs, partnering with pr ... (view full description)

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)

Richard Cobert

Business Development Administrator
Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Rick Cobert, CEcD, is the Business Development Administrator of Stafford County Department of Economic Development & Tourism. Rick’s career includes four years with Stafford and eleven with the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. Additional experience includes twelve years as a restaurant partner, and business development with the Bureau of National Affairs and Kidder, Peabody & Co.,Inc. Rick holds a CEcD designation from the International Economic Development Council, a certification that recognizes mastery in the field. The International Economic Development Journal published his article 21st Century Jobs. He earned a degree in Ec ... (view full description)

Dianne Corsello

Director- Generation Business Development
Dominion Virginia Power

As Director of Generation Business Development for Dominion Virginia Power, Dianne O. Corsello is responsible for the development of new power facilities aligned with the Company’s generation growth plan.  Within this role Dianne works with others across the Company and Dominion in making decisions concerning new generation facilities, including solar-powered generation facilities, and the Company's long-term planning for generation to meet our customers' needs. Prior to working in the Generation business, Ms. Corsello Dianne spent more than 30 years in the electric distribution business where she held numerous management positions in Design, Construction and Customer Service.  S ... (view full description)

Chris Curtis

SVP, Development & Acquisitions
Compass Datacenters

Chris Curtis is a proven developer of complex build-to-suit projects. Chris has over 12 years of experience successfully developing greenfield build-to-suit projects for federal government tenants.  As President of Curtis Investments LLC, Chris completed 25 projects in 22 markets for FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, US Attorney Office, SSA and VA. Chris founded Curtis Investments LLC and served as President.  Previously, Chris was a tax attorney at Haynes and Boone LLP responsible for business formations, tax strategy and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Curtis received a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, a J.D., cum laude, from SMU School of Law ... (view full description)

Brian Doricko

Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
DuPont Fabros Technology

Brian Doricko is senior vice president and chief revenue officer for DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT). In this role, he oversees all sales and presales activities as the company expands its portfolio in current and new markets. Doricko is responsible for growing the sales team and leading a consultative sales process designed to build on DFT’s history of alignment to customer initiatives, exceed revenue and return targets, drive new business development through the acquisition of high credit quality logos, and increase existing account expansion. Before joining DFT, Doricko served in various sales leadership roles including vice president of sales – Northeast Regio ... (view full description)

Rick Drescher

Managing Director, Technical Services
Savills Studley

As a leader of the firm’s Critical Facilities Group, Rick has established a reputation for unparalleled technical expertise and creative solutions at the intersection of real estate and technology analytics. With more than 18 years of hands-on IT experience in the financial services, technology, and global telecommunications industries, Rick has extensive knowledge of enterprise IT systems including server, network, storage, and virtualization architecture. He has leveraged this expertise to successfully design, plan and execute the fit-out and migration of more than 30 data centers and trading floors totaling more than 1M SF and 300,000 pieces of IT equipment. Rick has implement ... (view full description)

Peter Feldman

CEO & Principal

Peter Feldman, CEO and Principal of DataGryd, has 20 years of experience in data center development, management, and design; he has been at the forefront of developing collocation business models and implementing energy-efficient technologies in the industry. Feldman has held CTO, President, and founding roles at several successful startups, including the TelX group, a national leader in datacenter collocation services. Prior to founding DataGryd, Mr. Feldman was the primary technical and business development interface with companies such as United Technologies Power for their hydrogen and natural gas fuel cell technology and CCHP micro-turbines for data centers, and AMSC (formerly Americ ... (view full description)

Jeff Ferry

Founder & Editor
Daily Cloud

Jeff Ferry is Founder and Editor of the Daily Cloud. His experience combines marketing roles in startups and large companies in the networking and computing industries and experience as editor and journalist with leading news organizations including Bloomberg News, Washington Post, Forbes Magazine and more.

Jeff Ferry

Vice President
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Jeff Ferry is a Director with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group and has been with GS since helping to start up the group in March of 2004. GSSLG focuses on providing a wide range of capital, including senior debt, 2nd lien, mezzanine capital and preferred equity to middle market companies to support leveraged buyouts, expansion/growth capital needs as well as recapitalizations and other financings. GSSLG has been a very active investor in the data center space, with debt and/or equity investments over the past few years in growing companies like Viawest, Datapipe, Iweb, Telx and Cervalis.

Daniel Gaffney

Director of Global Critical Facilities
BNY Mellon

Dan Gaffney is the Director of Global Critical Facilities with BNY Mellon. Dan oversees operations and projects for the global enterprise data centers and critical infrastructure for BNY Mellon. He has over 25 years experience managing:  large capital projects, and electrical/process engineering.

Mark Gibbens

Chief Financial Officer
Aligned Energy

An award-winning finance executive, Mark has a proven track record of growing and maximizing performance of companies ranging from start-ups to Global 100 corporations.As CFO of Aligned Energy, Mark is responsible for directing major initiatives and improving efficiencies to reach organizational objectives. He brings a hands-on, client-centric approach to corporate development, drawing from his impressive experience in financial leadership.Prior to Aligned, Mark held senior executive positions at CFO Performance Partners and Affinion Group Holdings. Prior to Affinion, Mark was Head of Corporate Finance & Global Chief Investment Officer at Alcatel-Lucent loc ... (view full description)

Andrew Gold

SVP of Corporate Development & Chief Counsel
Infomart Data Centers

Andrew has been practicing law at large law firms and in-house at technology and venture capital firms in the US and Europe for almost 20 years. In 2000, he was a founding Board member of iWorld Group, an investment fund focused on mobile applications. From 2007- 2009, Andrew served as CEO of Straitshot Communications, a Seattle network services company. Andrew has a JD, magna cum laude, from the Washington College of Law. He earned a BA from Emory University and was a Lecturer in Public Speaking and Director of Debate at Stanford University.

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.

Jay Guerra

PE BSEE LEED, Principal
Gibbens Drake Scott, Inc.

Jay began his career in 1984 with a passion for engineering; making technology work for people by understanding and communicating engineering concepts and systems to all kinds of decision makers – from CEOs to Spouses. Part of his mission is to educate anyone interested, in the complexities and nuances of sustainable technologies. For the design community his goal is to encourage and development their uses (some really cool technology), while balancing their limitations (there is no Unobtanium).  Jay believes that in advancing the education of experience to the design community, will help us all advance the technologies that will become commonplace to our children.  Jay is a Pri ... (view full description)

Margie Guido

Cirrus Holdings, LLC

Margie Guido has been engaged in investment advice and management in the energy markets for 18 years.  She spent the early portion of her career as an analyst and advisor for investments in and procurement of energy then later developed businesses in the energy markets. While at Duquesne Light, and later its joint venture with Allegheny Energy (AES), she analyzed and recommended investments in large landfill gas collection systems then managed the procurement of electricity for AES’ customer base.  Subsequently, Margie joined the technology and marketing arm of PNC Financial Services Group where she modeled proposed initiatives and managed implementation of several large projects.  She later ... (view full description)

Mike Hagan

Vice President of Sales
Schneider Electric

Mike Hagan joined Schneider Electric in July 2011 after their acquisition of Lee Technologies earlier in the year. A 26 year industry veteran, Mike’s role as Vice President Enterprise Accounts leaves him responsible for Schneider’s sales efforts with Fortune 500 companies. During his 14 year tenure at Lee Technologies, Mike held a variety of positions within the company’s sales and service operations, culminating in his position as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mike brings a customer-centric approach to data center lifecycle solutions by focusing on providing maximum business benefit through proper design, energy efficiency and operational excellence all while keeping ... (view full description)

Kemal Hawa

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kemal Hawa focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on the telecommunications, media and technology industries, domestically and internationally. Kemal regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and creditors’ committees on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and restructurings, investments, financing arrangements, licensing agreements and commercial transactions.   Kemal assists clients with the negotiation of transactions in the cloud computing space, including the negotiation of data center and co-location leases, globally. Kemal also has significant experience in the ... (view full description)

Paul Himes

Himes Associates

Jeff Holland

Director, Design Services
Schneider Electric

Charles Hoop

IT Sourcing & Procurement Category Lead

Charles joined Accentures Business Process Outsourcing group in September 2014 as an IT Category Lead where he manages the sourcing and procurement pipeline of third-party IT spend for a Fortune 100 client. Prior to Accenture, Charles was at UBS for eight years where he became a Subject Matter Expert on negotiating wholesale, colocation and proximity datacenter capacity agreements on a global basis. He completed transactions in London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Latin America and the States. He also led internal projects to evaluate datacenter buy vs. build economics and determine the market value of the banks legacy estate. Before that Charles spent ... (view full description)

Tim Horan

Managing Director
Oppenheimer & Co.

Tim Horan is Managing Director and Senior Analyst heading the Cloud and Communication Services research team at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He joined the firm in 1998 and has been covering the sector since 1994. Tim researches a broad range of communications and cloud companies with a focus on emerging services and applications.   Prior to 1998, Tim was a research analyst at Smith Barney, a group that was ranked number two among wireline services teams. He has been a award recipient of both the Greenwich Associates Institutional Survey and Wall Street Journal All Star Analysts. Prior to becoming an equity analyst, Tim worked as a civil engineer on various construction projects in ... (view full description)

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)

Sunny Kumar

Chief Commercial Officer
SummitIG, LLC

As Chief Commercial Officer for SummitIG, Sunny is responsible for the driving the company’s sales, marketing and strategy efforts. In this role, he leverages his extensive operating experience in the areas of fiber networks, data centers, cloud and telecommunications services. Prior to joining SummitIG, Sunny served as the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at GTS Central Europe, where he was responsible for defining and directing all corporate marketing, product strategy and business development activities, resulting in a successful sale of the company to Deutsche Telekom AG. Preceding GTS, he was a Director at Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) through the acquisitio ... (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)

Erik Levitt

Open Data Centers

Michael Levy

Global Product Manager

Prior to joining CenturyLink as manager of its global colocation product, Michael Levy served as senior data center analyst for 451 Research, the leading emerging enterprise IT market research firm. At 451, he produced syndicated reports, led consulting engagements, and delivered presentations leveraging his expertise and executive connections in the multi-tenant datacenter sector. Throughout his time at 451, Michael advised top wholesale data center and colocation providers, investment banks, and private equity firms. Michael was introduced to the internet infrastructure space working for the United States Department of State’s Information and Communications Policy office, supporting U.S ... (view full description)

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)

Dan Madrigal

Head of Acquisitions, Data Center Site Selection Strategy

Dan is the Head of Acquisitions ­- Data Center Site Selection Strategy for Facebook.  Prior to Facebook, he held senior level development and acquisition positions at Equinix and Devonshire Investors in London, the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments; he was also the Chief Real Estate Officer for Amgen and for Clorox. Dan is an alumnus of University of Chicago¹s Booth School of Business and Oxford University¹s Said Business School.

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)

Doug McCausland

Director of Strategy

Gregory McGraw


Greg McGraw is Chief Executive Officer of MacStadium, the largest provider of Mac-powered cloud based solutions for both enterprise and development environments.  MacStadium delivers IOS based, complex managed hosting solutions for a wide variety of enterprise, sandbox, and disaster recovery applications. MacStadium’s Infrastructure as a Service powered by VMware, enables a virtualized private cloud, but with full access to monitoring, control and segmentation. Leveraging innovation and unique engineering capabilities, the company has rapidly become recognized as the fastest growing, most advanced dedicated Mac mini and Pro hosting provider in the world. McGraw has nearly 30 years of f ... (view full description)

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)

Kelly Morgan

Research Director, Multi-Tenant Datacenters
451 Research

Rob Morris

Managing Partner
Skybox Datacenters

Rob is a leading expert within the data center industry and has completed over 45 megawatts of mission critical projects both nationally and internationally.  His past experience includes serving as the US Practice Leader of Cassidy Turley’s Data Center Solutions Group, founder of the Cushman & Wakefield Mission Critical & Call Center Practice for the Central U.S.  Mr. Morris has been recognized as a Top 5 Producer for Cushman & Wakefield as well as awarded Deal of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2011 in his work for Volt Information Services.   Mr. Morris has completed transactions & developments totaling for nearly 75 megawatts of critical power ... (view full description)

Emily Naughton

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Emily Naughton focuses her practice on commercial transactions involving real estate and technology matters, with an emphasis on cloud computing.  Emily has represented some of the world’s largest content providers in colocation and data center leases globally with providers ranging from multinational owner-operators to single facility operators. Emily has also represented various data center operators on complex data center development projects, new construction, and leases.    Emily has experience representing property owners in the acquisition, financing and development of real estate; landlords and tenants in a variety of short- and long-term leases and subleases; and develop ... (view full description)

Yan Ness

Online Tech

Yan has more than 30 years of experience launching and managing high tech companies, from startup to scale. In 2003, he led a group of investors to acquire Online Tech and has since served as the CEO, growing the company from an ISP with one data room to a secure, compliant enterprise provider of cloud and colocation services from 4 data centers in Michigan and 1 in Indiana. Prior to Online Tech, Yan was co-founder of CompanyCrafters and WorkWell Health and Safety Systems, which was acquired by Liberty Mutual. He serves on the board of directors for MiQuest, a nonprofit supporting Michigan second stage entrepreneurs and DAVID corporation, a leading insurance cloud software provider. ... (view full description)

Julius Neudorfer

Chief Technology Officer
North American Access Technologies, Inc

Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc., and has been designing and implementing Data Center Infrastructure and related technology projects for over 20 years. NAAT’s clients include Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. He is a member of ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE and The Green Grid, as well as an instructor for the US Department of Energy’s Data Center Energy Practitioner “DCEP” program. Julius is focused on high density cooling and developed and patented a high efficiency cooling system for rack mounted computing equipment. Julius has written numerous articles, whitepapers and webinars for various IT and Data Center publications on data cent ... (view full description)

Hunter Newby

Newby Ventures

Mr. Newby has amassed a deep subject matter expertise as an owner and operator in the network real estate business over the past 18 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Allied Fiber as well as an investor and partner in several other neutral colocation businesses including; Netrality, Fibre Centre, Colo ATL, NJFX and 1025Connect. Prior to founding Allied Fiber, he was a founder, Chief Strategy Officer and a Director of Telx. Mr. Newby has been involved in over $750 Million of transactions in the space. He is a recognized authority in the industry, has served on several Advisory Boards, is a published author, public speaker and the recipient of numerous awards including being named to ... (view full description)

Mark Norton

VP Real Estate Sales & Leasing

Mark Norton is CoreSite Realty Corporation's ( | NYSE: COR) Vice President of Real Estate Solutions. Mr. Norton is responsible for managing build to suit real estate projects across CoreSite’s North American portfolio, supporting the long-term strategic compute initiatives of customers. While at CoreSite, Mr. Norton has completed projects to support the diverse computing needs of cloud, network, CDN, financial, retail and managed services companies. Prior to joining CoreSite, Mr. Norton worked as a commercial real estate adviser for Grubb & Ellis Company and Lincoln Property Company. During his tenure at each, Mr. Norton advised companies through strategic planning to design ... (view full description)

Bob O'Keefe

DuPont Fabros Technology

Bob O'Keefe is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for DuPont Fabros Technologies (DFT). In this capacity, he is responsible for oversight and management of all marketing, communications, digital and brand management efforts focusing on key functions such as: product marketing, brand awareness, customer satisfaction, competitive intelligence, marketing strategy and demand generation activities. This includes the design and execution of all DuPont Fabros’ marketing programs, go-to-market strategies and brand planning.   Before joining DFT, Bob was senior vice president of marketing, business management and business development at NTT America, a division of NTT Commun ... (view full description)

Michael Ortiz

Vice President
Colliers International

AREA OF EXPERTISE Michael Ortiz is Vice President and market leader for the Southwest Region of Colliers International’s Technology Solutions Group. Based in Phoenix, Michael collaborates with clients and brokerage professionals across the country to identify, create and deliver mission critical infrastructure and data center solutions. Michael focuses on servicing occupiers, owners and investors who have an interest in or need for IT-based real estate. He provides creative, simplified solutions and assists clients in making mission critical infrastructure and data centers a valuable piece of their real estate portfolios. Serv ... (view full description)

Michael Petrov

Digital Edge

Michael brings 20 years of experience as an information architect, optimization specialist and operations’ advisor. His experience includes extensive high-profile project expertise, such as mainframe and client server integration for Mellon Bank, extranet systems for Sumitomo Bank, architecture and processing workflow for alternative investment division of US Bank. Michael is the creator of multiple security and compliance products such as Network Razor and File2Doc.     Educated as a Nuclear Engineer, Michael spent six years creating proprietary programming for monitoring and automation of processes of Nuclear Power Plants. Michael still uses his experience and appro ... (view full description)

Jim Poole

Vice President, Ecosystem Development

Jim Poole is the Vice President for Global Ecosystem Development at Equinix.  His mission is to explore new and emerging digital ecosystems with a focus on how interconnection can be used to strategic advantage by Equinix customers.  Prior to his current role, Jim served as the Vice President for Global Service Provider Marketing, where he was responsible for vertical strategy, messaging and sales activation.  Jim has an over 20 year background in the ICT industry.  He has held executive level positions at Roundbox, Savvis, C&W Americas, dynamicsoft and UUNET.

William Price

Mission Critical Market Sector Leader
Henderson Engineers

William Price serves as Mission Critical Market Sector Leader at Henderson Engineer’s Inc, and is located in the Lenexa, Kansas office. William has 15 years of experience in the mission critical market sector, and brings a holistic approach in providing solutions to meet client’s facility needs.  HEI’s team has provided client solutions for over 20 years for both green field sites and existing facilities.  With 11 national offices and engineers licensed in all 50 States, Washington D.C, and several Canadian Provinces, HEI can provide project support across the country.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact William d ... (view full description)

Jake Ring

President & CEO
dcBLOX Inc.

Jake Ring is CEO of dcBLOX Inc., a provider/operator of modular Data Centers and managed services launched in 2014. With decades of experience building highly efficient modular data centers for hyperscale enterprises, the dcBLOX team is now building data centers in Tier 2 cities to bring a full suite of colocation and virtual colocation services to its clients. Before starting dcBLOX, he was CMO for GE Energy Management, an $8B unit of GE producing electrical safety equipment, T&D products, and motors & drives. Before joining GE, Jake spent 9 years managing private equity portfolio companies, bringing each successfully to sale. Jake has also held leadership roles with American Superc ... (view full description)

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)

Ron Sacks

Co-Founder, CEO & Managing Partner
Provdotnet, LLC

Ron has been in the managed services and data center industry for more than 20 years. In the mid-1990's Ron lead the development and launch of AT&T's managed services business ultimately building it to $100 million in less than 5 years. Ron's success at AT&T led to his continued work with several other corporate and venture backed companies to develop and launch new managed services related businesses through the next decade. In 2009 Ron and a partner founded provdotnet, to provide colocation and managed services to companies in the Greater Providence and Boston markets. Provdotnet now has 4 Tier 3 data centers located in Providence, RI and Greater Boston.  Under Ron's leadership the ... (view full description)

Phillip Sandino

VP of Data Center Operations

Operations Leader for RagingWire Data Centers.  Responsibilities include:
  • Corporate Safety
  • Critical Facilities Operations
  • Data Center Commissioning
  • Infrastructure Services Delivery (for retail and wholesale customers)
  • Corporate Security

Aaron Sawchuk

Co-founder & Chairman
ColoSpace, Inc

Emil Sayegh


Emil Sayegh joined Hostway as president and CEO in September 2016. Prior to Hostway, Emil was the chairman of the board, CEO, and president of Codero Hosting. Emil also led and expanded cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP and Rackspace. As vice president and general manager of the cloud computing division at Rackspace, Emil spearheaded the company’s entry into the emerging public cloud market and rapidly grew the business to more than 100,000 clients. Emil also oversaw the global product roadmap at Rackspace and led the successful launch of private cloud and hosted exchange services. In addition to his leadership roles, Emil spent more than 15 years in the IT industry developing, m ... (view full description)

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)

Eli Scher

Chairman & CEO
New Continuum Holdings Corporation

Eli D. Scher is the founder of New Continuum Data Centers, and serves as its Chairman and CEO. Mr. Scher also currently serves as CEO of United IX, a New Continuum JV, and the operator of a multi-site peering and interconnection fabric in the Chicago market.  Additionally, Mr. Scher serves as Vice Chairman of Open-IX, an Internet industry standards organization.  He is an entrepreneur with a broad array of investing and operating experience. Prior to New Continuum he worked as an analyst at prominent New York hedge funds where he analyzed corporate securities. Previously, Mr. Scher co-founded and served as CEO of GSME Capital Partners, a private, early stage investment partnersh ... (view full description)

Henry J. Sienkiewicz

Author, Strategic Advisor, Former CIO
Defense Information Systems Agency

Mr. Sienkiewicz provides strategic advice and guidance to a select number of emerging technology companies, focused specifically on cyber security, cloud computing, data centers, and mobility.    From May 2008 until the end of June 2013, Henry J. Sienkiewicz was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where he served in multiple capacities. He was the Agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO) for two years and as the Designated Approving Authority (DAA) for three years. He was responsibility for the Agency’s cyber security posture and compliance, operations of the internal business systems, C ... (view full description)

Mark Solovy

Managing Director, Technology Finance Group
Monroe Capital

Mr. Solovy is a Managing Director of Monroe Capital, an asset manager with approximately $9.1 billion in assets under management. Mr. Solovy is responsible for co-leading relationship sourcing and the origination of Monroe’s investments within the software, technology and tech-enabled services industries. He is also the primary investment professional responsible for Monroe’s co-sponsorship and PIPE investment activities with a series of technology focused SPACs. Mr. Solovy has over 20 years of private equity, venture capital, and investment banking experience. Prior to Monroe, Mr. Solovy was a Managing Director in the Palo Alto and Chicago offices of Hercules Technology Growth C ... (view full description)

Ted Stettinius

Vice President Federal Sales
Datapipe Government Solutions

Dan Thompson

Senior Analyst, Multi-Tenant Datacenters
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David Tolson

President & CEO
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Pete Tseronis

Founder and CEO
Dots and Bridges LLC

Allen Tucker

Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle

Allen Tucker is a market leader of JLL’s Mid-Atlantic Data Center Solutions team in Tysons, Virginia.  Allen offers 20+ years of corporate real estate experience, exclusively focusing on enterprise representation.  Allen has successfully negotiated in excess of 150+MWs of data center transactions.  Allen has extensive site selection, national and local market knowledge, business transaction expertise in assisting enterprise data center clients in evaluating essential business and technical issues, critical infrastructure, workforce labor, economic incentives that has allowed him to be a market leader nationally and in Northern Virginia’s data center marketplace.  Allen is able to leverage hi ... (view full description)

Stephen Verp

Director of Real Estate
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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)

Steven Vicinanza


Steve is CEO and a founder of Cirrity, a security-centric, channel-only cloud services provider.  Designed from the ground-up to be highly secure and offer unmatched performance and reliability, Cirrity’s cloud infrastructure delivers  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Desktops as a Service (DaaS) under a single unified architecture that enables resellers to mix and match services and easily create high-margin, highly tailored solutions for their customers.    Prior to Cirrity, Dr. Vicinanza was founder and CEO of BlueWave Computing, an Atlanta-based Managed Services Provider.  Under his leadership, BlueWave made the INC 5000 list of f ... (view full description)

Jason Walker

Regional Director East
Schneider Electric

Corey Welp

Managing Director
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Scott Widham

Alpheus Communications, LLC

Scott Widham is an experienced telecommunications and cable industry executive. He is currently the CEO of Alpheus Communications. Prior to Alpheus, he served as CEO of Cobridge Communications, an owner and operator of cable television systems in the Central portion of the United States. From 2000 – 2007, Scott was CEO of Broadwing Communications, a billion dollar fiber and data center company offering voice, data and video services to enterprise and wholesale customers. Broadwing was acquired by Level 3 in 2008 for $1.6B. Prior to joining Broadwing, Scott was the founder and CEO of Capital Cable, a multi-system operator that owned cable systems across the U.S. and in Latin America. ... (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.

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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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