Highlights: Data Center World Expo & Awards

The Data Center World Spring 2013 conference concluded Thursday, wrapping up a week of more than 60 educational sessions, panels, and interactive presentations addressing IT to facilities topics."This was an exciting conference," said Tom Roberts, president of AFCOM and the Data Center World chairman. "The energy was high and feedback from our attendees was outstanding. We implemented a number of new activities and presentations this year and look forward to finding ways to continue to bring a high quality conference to our attendees.” Here's a photo gallery of events from the expo hall and AFCOM awards ceremony.


"Hey , there's cold air coming out of there!" Delegates from Data Center World check out a cooling system demo Tuesday afternoon at the Siemens booth on the expo floor. (Photo: Rich Miller)


"Can I recycle your data center equipment?" asks Rita the Robot, who drew the attention of passers-by at the Iron Mountain booth. (Photo: Rich Miller)


There was lots of networking going on at the booth for McKinstry, which offers DBOM (design, build, operate and maintain), including ana ctive data center practice. (Photo: Rich Miller)


A conference delegate checks out some of the equipment on display at the booth for Corning Inc., which makes fiber optic cable systems for data center. (Photo: Rich Miller)


AFCOM President and Data Center World Chairman Tom Roberts, left, congratulates David Shaw of IO, the Data Center Manager of the Year for 2013. (Photo: AFCOM)


AFCOM President Tom Roberts with Donna Manley of the University of Pennsylvania, the inaugural winner of the AFCOM President's Award, which recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions towards the advancement of data center professionals and the industry. (Photo: AFCOM)