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Data Center Leaders From Compass Datacenters And Schneider Electric To Keynote Data Center BUILD

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SAN FRANCISCO--()--Data Center World, the leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals and AFCOM’s annual global gathering, today announces that Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters, and Phanney Brevard, Head of Strategy and Business at Schneider Electric, will deliver the keynote address “How to Truly Integrate Your Supply Chain” at Data Center BUILD on April 17.

Data Center BUILD is a construction and design summit that brings together operators, decision-makers, experts and implementers to help drive smart decisions for data center growth. The executive-level summit provides information and connections needed to design and build data centers and takes place on April 17-18 in Washington, D.C. during Data Center World 2024.

Supply chain issues continue to impact the data center industry and highlight the need for developers to align with major suppliers to develop tighter supply relationships. An effective, adaptive supply chain delivers a competitive advantage in the provider marketplace. In this keynote presentation, Novak and Brevard will discuss the next evolution in supply chain partnerships; namely, on-site manufacturing partnerships.

With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Novak brings extensive expertise in oversight and responsibility for profit and loss. As Chief Innovation Officer, her focus is on cutting-edge technology, lean practices and innovative culture through the diversity of thought to add value, improve return on investment and disrupt the construction industry. Novak serves on the Executive Board of Directors for NIBS, the Board of Directors for the World Trade Center Institute and the Board of Directors for Weston Solutions. Novak is also an Executive Sponsor for the Digital Divide on the iMasons Advisory Board. She is involved in organizations that lead the way for technological advancement in the construction industry, and she is an advocate for women’s leadership. To further her advocacy, Novak also hosts the “Extending the Ladder” podcast, which features dynamic conversations with prominent women in the technology industry sharing insights, advice and inspiration that listeners can apply to their own professional lives.

Brevard brings over a decade of global management experience in business strategy and IT from hardware, software and research/advisory organizations. As Schneider Electric’s Head of Strategy and Business, she is responsible for leading ETAP business strategy formulation, including mergers and acquisitions and Enterprise IT/Digital strategy and operations. Previously, she was the Head of DCS Strategy and Transformation within Schneider Electric’s Energy Management business unit. At Gartner, where Brevard began her career, her experience in advisory, risk analysis, quantitative research, custom research and consulting fueled her passion for data and insights. Her expertise in distilling data and information has led to successful professional experiences at Invensys plc, Aveva and Schneider Electric.

“Our Summit was designed for executive-level professionals to hear from thought leaders who understand the mission critical business of constructing data centers. Both Nancy and Phanney are key figures in the data center industry and will provide attendees with information and best practices to design and build data centers with certainty. We look forward to their presentation,” said Bill Kleyman, Data Center & Technology Executive, Board Member, Data Center World Program Chair and Data Center Knowledge Contributing Editor.

Data Center World 2024 takes place April 15-18 in Washington, DC. To register to attend, click here. Click here for additional information on Data Center BUILD and to register.

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About Data Center World
Data Center World is the global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals. It offers premier education, abundant networking, and the broadest access to best-in-class vendors. Designed to help data center and IT infrastructure professionals with challenging issues, Data Center World presents top quality knowledge without bias towards a specific vendor product or service. CIO Dive named Data Center World one of the top technology conferences to attend in 2024 for the second consecutive year. Additionally, for the second year in a row, Data Center World has been recognized by Trade Show Executive as a fast-growing trade show. Data Center World 2024 will be held April 15 – 18, in Washington, DC. Data Center World is produced by Informa Tech.

AFCOM advances data center and IT professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education and peer-to-peer networking to its members around the world. Through forward-looking research, AFCOM supports thousands of IT, operations, facilities, builders/designers and vendors working in the data center and IT infrastructure industry. In serving the data center industry for more than 40 years, AFCOM has earned recognition as the market leader in educating, connecting and guiding the data center community.

About Informa Tech
Informa Tech is a leading provider of market insight and market access to the global business technology community. Through in-depth expertise and an engaged audience community, Informa Tech helps business professionals make better technology decisions and marketers reach the most powerful tech buyers and influencers in the world. Across its portfolio of over 100+ trusted brands, Informa Tech has over 1000 industry experts, including over 400 research analysts and consultants in global research group Omdia, and a monthly audience reach of over 125 million. Informa Tech is a division of FTSE 100 company Informa plc.


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First published on Tue, Feb 27, 2024

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