Data Centres 2012, a European data centre conference, will take place May 23-24 in Nice, France. The conference includes 100 speakers, three conference theatres, and five master classes. The expected attendance is more than 750 professionals from 30 different countries.
Some of the featured speakers include:
Ken Baker, Senior Consultant, Critical Facilities Services, Hewlett Packard
Ken Baker is a recognized industry expert on power, cooling and data center infrastructure. He is an evangelist for the latest in energy conservation and efficiency technologies for customers worldwide. He is a frequent keynote speaker at various data center engineering events. Baker joined Compaq in 1982 and was responsible for the formation of a number of organizations, and has held numerous other Engineering positions within HP/Compaq, including program and product management for a variety of hardware and software products. Currently, Baker is focused on the development of “green” IT concepts and energy management technologies that drive hyper-efficiency in today’s IT environments.
Christian Belady, General Manager, Data Center Research Global Foundation Services, Microsoft
Christian Belady is the general manager for Data Center Research in Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) where he is responsible for driving research and advanced development of technologies for broad scale adoption in Microsoft’s data centers. GFS supports over 200 Microsoft online services for consumers and businesses worldwide. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Hardware Architecture in the Extreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research where he led a team that explored hardware opportunities related to the future of client plus cloud computing. He started his career at Microsoft in 2007 as Microsoft’s Principal Infrastructure Architect for Global Foundation Services to improve both efficiency and cost in their online services infrastructure. His responsibilities have included driving initiatives for sustainability in the data center and infrastructure space, and he was one of the key architects for the company’s next generation modular data centers.
Aaron Davis, Chief Marketing Officer, Schneider Electric
Aaron Davis holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Schneider Electric. He joined APC in 1989 as Director of Marketing Communications, which became part of IT Business of Schneider Electric in 2007. Davis has held various senior level marketing and sales roles including Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and President, North America for APC. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and formed the Critical Power & Cooling Services (CPCS) Business Unit, which includes the APC and MGE UPS Systems brands. Until February 2007, Davis served as Vice President, Communications and Chief Marketing Officer at APC.
Jack Pouchet, Director Energy Initiatives, Emerson Network Power and Board Director, Green Grid
Jack Pouchet, BA, MBA Business Administration, Director Energy Initiatives for Emerson Network Power / Liebert is based in Southern California and works closely with major OEMs in the server market, large data center users, and leading mission critical engineering firms to help define, architect, and create opportunities for advanced power and cooling technologies that improve day-to-day operational efficiencies. He brings over twenty years of related OEM power supply, power generation, distribution, and power product sales and marketing experience to Emerson Network Power giving him a unique end-to-end perspective of the entire AC and DC power path.
Palais des Congrès Acropolis
06302 Nice Cedex 4
For travel information and hotel recommendations, visit the venue page.
For further information and registration, visit Data Centres 2012 website.
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