Giddy-up! JSA is getting ready to take the Greener Data Movement on the road and roll out the “green carpet” for the inaugural launch of BroadGroup’s Datacloud USA! Held in Austin, also known as “Silicon Hills” for its vivacious tech pulse, this highly anticipated event is happening next week, September 13-15, at the southern-chic Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
Promising to deliver a whole new Datacloud experience to the who’s who of the data center and infrastructure community, Datacloud USA is packed with unmatched networking and a robust knowledge-sharing platform created to cultivate relationships and business opportunities while exploring the evolving US-specific landscape — and JSA will be right in the center of it all!
Lights, Camera, Innovation: Mission-Critical Convos and JSA TV LIVE!
As a media partner, JSA is bringing unique perspectives to panel discussions about today’s most pressing topics, including Women in Data Centers and Sustainability. Additionally, our terrific trio — Buffy Harakidas, EVP of Account Strategy & Partnerships; Kealey Dorian, Media Relations Manager; and Allyson Whelan, Digital Marketing and Events Manager — will be filming JSA TV interviews LiVE on the Datacloud USA conference floor! These interviews will be broadcast on LinkedIn Live to give viewers real-time insight into the latest industry news and key highlights from the conference sessions.
To book a JSA TV LIVE interview, click here now!
What’s more, we’ll also be catching up with some of our clients, partners and Greener Data Authors at the following sessions and events:
- Kristen Bejarano, VP of Construction, Prime Data Centers: How do we encourage more women into the industry? 9/13@3:15 PM-3:45 PM CT
- Brad Alexander, Chief Technology Officer of DartPoints: Expanding the Edge: How is edge being deployed? 9/14 @9:15 AM-9:30 AM CT
- Stuart Lawrence, VP- Product Engineering of Stream Data Centers: How is the industry managing the current inflationary environment and supply chain challenge? 9/14@11:00 AM-11:45 AM CT
- Bill Kleyman, EVP Digital Solutions of Switch: How is technology shaping the future of sustainable data centres? 9/14 @ 11:50 AM-12:40 PM CT
- iMason’s Cloud, Culture & Cocktails: 9/14 @6 PM-9 PM
- Jim Buie, Involta’s newly appointed CEO and President of Involta: Industry disruption in the metaverse: Keeping up with the growing demand for compute. 9/15 @11:15 AM-12:00 PM CT
- Katie O Hara, Vice President of Business Development, Stream Data Centers: Demand and scale: Hyperscale growth & cloud accessibility. 9/15 @12:00 PM-12:40 PM CT
- Patricia Stamos, Senior Manager, Sustainability Engagement, Equinix: What is the best approach to sustainability reporting and Intelligent sustainability? 9/15 @3:40 PM-4:20 PM CT
What to Expect at Datacloud USA: The Countdown Is On!
With just days away from this event, Allyson Whelan, JSA’s Digital Marketing and Event Manager, sat down with Laura Edwards of Datacloud to give attendees and our readers a VIP look into what to expect. If you didn’t register, time is running out, and limited space remains!
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Q: Laura, for those who may not know, can you share a little back story on the history of Datacloud events and what makes them unique?
Datacloud events have been running for over 20 years, and they all began with Datacloud Global Congress (previously Datacloud Europe), which happens each year in Monaco. Over the years, we have built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality and engaging events with a focus on providing a place for high-level networking and discussions, and, as such, we are known as a leading data center and digital infrastructure event – a place to open minds and close deals.
Q: What made this year the right time to bring Datacloud to the USA?
We have been expanding our global footprint for a few years now, and as we come out of the pandemic, this year is the perfect time to expand into the US. There are monumental developments that have taken place over the last few months and years; we’ve seen the introduction of the US infrastructure bill, some huge investments such as the CyrusOne acquisition, and the edge truly taking shape. There’s a lot going on, and we’re excited to be able to deliver a Datacloud event exclusively for the North American market.
Q: What drove the team to select Austin as the first Datacloud USA location?
Austin is well known for being a vibrant city that is host to several major tech companies, start-ups, and universities. Thanks to its large engineering and computer science talent pool, Austin is home to several important companies in the data centre space – IBM, Intel, Dell and Cisco among others – and this has led to other companies and employers gravitating to the city. So Austin was an obvious choice to launch our US footprint – and that’s not to mention the fact that it’s a great city to visit for fun too!
Q: How will this event differ from Datacloud events in the past?
Datacloud USA will bring a high-quality networking and knowledge-sharing platform for the data infrastructure community, just like our other events. Being built for the US market, we have the opportunity to focus on issues more specific to North American infra projects, the M&A landscape, and US regulations. We have a fantastic lineup of speakers who we don’t regularly see at other Datacloud events and a whole load of networking opportunities that are new to this event.
Q: Who would benefit most from attending?
Datacloud events are for closing deals and making business decisions – so anyone looking to have an influence on the path of the industry will fit right in. In terms of business areas, delegates represent cloud service providers, real estate, OEM, consultancies, government and legislators, hyperscalers, network operators, and, of course, data center operators,
We always have fantastic feedback on our beautiful locations and seniority of attendees, where they can network with industry leaders and enjoy social dinners and drinks with old and new friends to build relationships and do business.
Q: What can a first-time attendee expect to gain as key takeaways from attending?
You’ll hear from industry experts in the data center industry who advise on best practices and industry updates to improve their business – from sustainability, regulation, power edge and much more. The concentration of many high-level experts in one place will hopefully give first-time attendees a return on their time in a setting that they haven’t experienced before.
Q: Can you share a sneak peek of any exciting new sessions or experiences added to celebrate the inaugural event?
We will have a People and Culture Focus pre-event day where attendees will hear from industry leaders in a relaxed environment about improving the people and culture in your business. Those attending will learn from leaders within the industry who are implementing DEI and recruitment strategies. By providing their insights, attendees can learn how to improve their own work culture. Directly after this, we will have a welcome networking reception with drinks behind a beautiful setting at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
We will also be showcasing BroadGroup Talent in Tech, where as a young person, you get the chance to network with your peers and speak directly with leaders in the industry for mentorship and advice and guidance on developing their career trajectory in the data center industry.
Q: Are there any special deals for our JSA community?
The JSA community can enjoy a 15% discount on passes to the event – but these are limited, so get in touch with the JSA team as soon as you can!
Thanks, Laura, for these exciting details and giving our JSA community a first look at the action! We can’t wait to saddle up and hit the road to Austin!
Don’t Miss Datacloud USA!
Where else in the USA can you hear expert perspectives, experience our innovative JSA TV LIVE broadcast, and learn more about the Greener Data Movement? Join JSA as we commemorate the first-ever Datacloud USA in Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. In a setting like no other, the infrastructure community will come together for the release of this event’s first compilation! The first of many tracks to come!
Click here for more information and to register now! See you in Texas!