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Inside Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa Google
Inside Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Hear from Google’s Joe Kava and Heather Dooley at Data Center World

While growing faster than it ever has, the data center industry is facing a threat: the talent pool is shrinking

The agenda for next month’s Data Center World is packed with opportunities to make your job easier -- or if not easier, at least more interesting. You’ll be able to learn everything from managing networks at hyper-scale to how IoT may be changing the way we define a “data center.” (You’ll hear about that last one from Steve Bass, the North America data center manager for Chevron.)

We also have some exciting keynote speakers lined up. One of them will be by two Google data center leaders.

Google’s Joe Kava and Heather Dooley will be talking about the data center industry’s impending talent shortage. Companies are racing to hire from a shrinking pool of qualified data center pros. One of the answers to addressing the scarcity is ensuring the pipeline on the input side of that talent pool is more diverse. So how do we get there? That’s the biggest question on Joe and Heather’s agenda.

At Google, Joe oversees engineering, construction management and delivery, critical facility operations, environmental health and safety, sustainability, and physical security for the company’s entire global data center fleet. Those facilities house what is probably the world’s largest and advanced cloud platform.

Heather coordinates near-term strategic objectives for Google’s global data center organization and is responsible for developing long-term planning. She also leads program management for metrics and analytics, new products, documentation and communications.

The show will take place March 12-15 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Today is the last day to get a $300 discount on your registration. Register here.

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