SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — CAPRE, organizer of The Seventh Annual Northern California Data Center Summit, has confirmed high-level expert speakers in advance of the popular conference on February 20. Expert speakers represent the most active data center developers, investors, capital sources, end-users and consultants in Northern California and from around the globe.

The conference will be held on February 20 at St. Francis Yacht Club, a beautiful event facility with the state-of-the art technology and networking space. More than 2,500 have attended CAPRE’s Northern California Data Center Summit since its inception in 2012; 450+ are expected to attend on February 20, 2018. View photos of CAPRE’s Northern California Data Center Summit held in February 2017 >

“A fantastic data center summit event in New York City. The topics were current and the market information was very informative,” said Cushman & Wakefield’s Sean Brady, who has participated in all five prior conferences. “It was also great to meet some of the speakers who are true leaders and visionaries in the third-party data center industry.”

As global data center markets continue to see new demand due to migration of end-user data to cloud service, traditional colocation and wholesale facilities, CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Northern California Data Center Summit will bring new topics under the radar, including:

  • Best practices for hiring data center employees and contractors;
  • How to reduce costs while reducing risk;
  • Analysis of data center opportunities in the Americas vs. Europe;
  • Analysis of network reconfiguration to support evolving needs;
  • Analysis of competitive Canadian markets;
  • Best practices for site selection;
  • A capital markets perspective on the data center industry, including analysis of the most active private equity and venture capital firms.

Who should attend and participate?

  • Data center colocation, wholesale and cloud customers
  • Data center developers
  • Data center investors
  • Data center debt and/or equity sources
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Power/UPS firms
  • Telecom/fiber companies
  • Consultants/researchers
  • Public sector executives
  • Commercial real estate brokers

View detailed agenda and registration information >


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Johan Börje: Director of Marketing, Stockholm Data Parks
  • Chris Crosby: CEO, Compass Datacenters
  • James Staten: Global Head of Market Development, Equinix
  • Sureel Choksi: President and CEO, Vantage Data Centers
  • Robert Cathey: Principal, Cathey Communications
  • Christof Hammerli: Digital Infrastructure, Landmark Dividend LLC
  • Paul Hopkins: Vice President, Colt Data Centre Services
  • Jerry Inguagiato: Senior Vice President, CBRE
  • Arman Khalili: CEO, Evocative Data Centers
  • James Leach: Vice President Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers
  • Michael Lee: Senior Asset Manager, Digital Realty
  • Jack Leidecker: VP – Information Security, Digital Realty
  • Miles Loo, Jr.: Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Consulting Group, Newmark Knight Frank
  • Craig McGahey: CEO, RT3 Advisors
  • Dave Meadows: Director of Industry, Standards and Technology, Stulz
  • Donald Mitchell: Data Center Division Manager, Victaulic
  • Bruce Myatt: Director CLEAResult Consulting and Founder Critical Facilities Roundtable
  • Jon Paulsen: Senior VP, DCI Technology Holdings, LLC
  • John Piccone: Senior Manager – Real Estate, Veritas Technologies LLC
  • Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.: Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • Raul Saavedra: Executive Vice President, JLL
  • Jeffrey West: Director of Data Center Research, CBRE
  • Wenli Yu: CEO, Archimedes Controls Corp.

Conference Organizer Testimonials:

“I attended and spoke in CapRate’s Greater Boston & New England Data Center Summit in December 2017. The event had a good mix of data center executives (providers, end-users and engineers) and the sessions offered a significant learning opportunity.” — Indra Purkayastha, CEO & Founder, Purkay Labs

“I attended CAPRE’s data center summits held in Toronto and Denver recently for the first time. Both events were well organized not only with perfect conference sizes but also the maket knowledge shared by senior executive keynote speakers. I also enjoyed the networking and social part of the conferences. Both summits provided great opportunities for meeting with experts and senior executives from the data center industry.” — Wenli Yu, CEO, Archimedes Controls Corp.

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

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Media Contact: Brian Klebash, CAPRE | The International Data Center Series, 646-331-8777,

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