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The Independent Data Center Alliance is proud to present a LIVE Webinar, “How Data Center Design Requirements are Beginning to Shift with New Standards Set by Data Center Providers,” on November 17th at 2 PM ET.  Key industry leaders from DataGryd, Datalec Precision Installations, FNT Software and Rosenberger will share insights about what data center operators seek regarding data center design and data center management. This program will examine the quickly evolving data center industry and share expert insights on what data centers require in today’s competitive market. 

Learn more about the expert panel: 

Tom Brown, President and CEO of DataGryd, is responsible for planning and implementing DataGryd’s strategy, and managing the overall revenue growth of the company. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in start-up, turnaround and high-growth operations. Tom has a proven track record of success in strategic and tactical market development making him a perfect candidate to discuss the evolving needs of the data center industry and to provide insights of competitive characteristics. DataGryd owns and operates data centers and oversees telecommunications network construction and engineering projects. DataGryd takes pride in purpose-designed, built to suit data centers that maximizes energy efficiency. 

Stephen Scott, CEO of Datalec Precision Installations, has considerable experience in the data center space and has held senior positions in several data center companies. His expertise in data center construction and design will be a great addition to the IND-DCA’s webinar. Datalec is a world-class data center design company that focuses on agility, efficiency and precision of data center design. Datalec provides companies with a tailored, expert, end-to-end infrastructure installation solution with itself-delivery project management. Along with data center white space fit out, Datalec has the tools to offer data center tenants with infrastructure design and build capabilities.

Steve MacDiarmid, Executive Managing Director of FNT Software, has led the company’s strategic business development and sales initiatives while expanding partner relationships within data center, telecommunications, enterprise, and airport industries. FNT provides customers with infrastructure management software to streamline data center operations. FNT offers a broad range of IT-based services ranging from traditional critical infrastructure to emerging digital services. Steve will provide IT expertise on what today’s data center market is demanding in a data center’s physical infrastructure as well as crucial colocation components.

Andy Shields, VP of Data Center Solutions at Rosenberger, is a qualified Business Development Executive with global data center and telecommunications solutions experience. His cross-cultural experience, working in international data center and telecom industries, makes Andy a great candidate to discuss the evolving data center design requirements that the industry faces today. Rosenberger is a widely recognized expert for fiber-based connectivity, cabling solutions and infrastructure services in data centers, local area networks, mobile networks and industrial applications. Rosenberger’s service offerings enable secure and efficient operation of digital infrastructures. Rosenberger understands the detailed planning that is necessary for a successful data center operation. Andy will discuss the complex architectures and operating workflows that are necessary to meet the new standards that are set by data center providers. 

Register here to join the Independent Data Center Alliance, DataGryd, Datalec Precision Installations, FNT Software and Rosenberger  to learn the new standards of the data center industry. 

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The Independent Data Center Alliance welcomes all to join the IND-DCA and its members for more collaborative opportunities within the data center community including webinars, podcasts, and interviews. IND-DCA Founding Members include:  Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator; DataGryd, a data center company that meets the ever-increasing demand for data processing and data storage centers in New York’s urban market; iMiller Public Relations, an industry leading global Public Relations strategy firm for the communications infrastructure & technology industries; and maincubes, a data center operator and an expert in colocation and digitization. Further benefiting the IND-DCA are 2021 Members: NYI, a trusted infrastructure partner to clients across a range of industries offering a comprehensive set of hybrid solutions across cloud, multi-cloud, colocation and managed services; Salute Mission Critical, a global data center services company that delivers a new operating model that is agile, resilient and scalable; and TSP, an award-winning and customer-endorsed technology solutions company.