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DCD > Connect Virginia: Top Executive Interviews from the Conference

Executives from across the US converged on Virginia’s Data Center Alley this week for the much-anticipated DCD > Connect | Virginia conference. JSA’s Candace Sipos and Allyson Whelan had the opportunity to sit down with several thought leaders from the conference in an exclusive series of onsite interviews.

Find all the interviews available on demand below and on LinkedIn. Or join the 100k+ subscribers on JSA TV’s YouTube Channel and watch the full DCD Connect Virginia interview playlist here.

LANTANA LED’s Sam Rabinowitz: The Critical Importance of Sustainable Lighting in Data Centers

Sam Rabinowitz, CEO of LANTANA LED, lends insights into the critical importance of sustainable lighting in data centers. LANTANA LED is changing the way companies view data center and commercial lighting with innovative products that make a difference for the environment. This Greener Data – Volume Two contributing author also shares a bit more about his compelling chapter and what we, as readers, have to look forward to this coming Earth Day 2024.

Scala Data Centers’ Agostinho Villela: How AI Adoption is Transforming the Data Center Industry

Agostinho Villela, Chief Technical Officer and VP of Engineering at Scala Data Centers, discusses the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence and the data center industry. Agostinho shares his expertise on how AI adoption is transforming the industry and discusses the unique innovations that set Scala Data Centers apart in a rapidly evolving landscape.

K&N Global Filtration’s Matt Boone: Raising Global Standards in Data Center Air Filtration

Live from DCD>Connect Virginia, Matt Boone of K&N Global Filtration talks with JSA TV about its groundbreaking air filtration solutions and how they are setting new industry standards for data centers worldwide.


Bloom Energy’s Jeff Barber: AI, Power Constraints & The Future of Data Center Power 

This DCD>Connect Virginia JSA TV interview focuses on the challenges data centers in Virginia’s Data Center Alley and globally face regarding power infrastructure and how these challenges are being further impacted by AI and high-density workloads. Jeff Barber, VP of Data Centers for Bloom Energy, lends his insights into this critically important topic and discusses how Bloom Energy, a leader in alternative energy solutions, can help address data center power and sustainability concerns while meeting today’s (and future) demands with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), delivering around-the-clock resilience, predictability, and sustainable power.


EkkoSense’s Dean Boyle: Data Center Optimization, EkkoSoft Critical + More

EkkoSense’s Dean Boyle joins JSA TV Live at DCD Connect Virginia to talk about top data center challenges. He also describes how customers are benefiting from the recent updates to the award-winning EkkoSoft Critical platform – and offers a preview of his upcoming chapter featured in Greener Data – Volume Two.


Hitachi Energy’s Dave Sterlace: Next Gen On-Site Power Generation, Sustainability + AI

Hitachi Energy’s Dave Sterlace joins JSA TV Live at DCD Connect Virginia to discuss next gen on-site power generation. Dave also offers his insight on the change the industry needs to make to keep up with the demand for power. He also provides predictions on how the industry will be talking about AI in 2024.

Munters’ Keith Dunnavant: SyCool Split, Liquid Cooling Trends in the Data Center + More

Munters’ Keith Dunnavan shares how the company is delivering SyCool Split to another leading data center colocation operator in the US. He also offers insights on liquid cooling trends in the data center industry and discusses the importance of humidification and ventilation in a data center environment.

Mission Critical Cooling for Trane: Danielle Rossi Talks Sustainability in Data Center Cooling

Danielle Rossi, Global Director – Mission Critical Cooling for Trane, joins JSA TV at DCD > Connect Virginia to offer insight on how the industry can better manage customer cooling requirements over the next 5 years. She also discusses the future of sustainability in data center cooling.


Redivider’s Shawn Novak

Shawn Novak catches up with JSA TV Live to discuss his new role as President of Redivider, an edge data center company that addresses IT capacity expansion, board-level sustainability goals and social impact.


CleanArc Data Centers’ John Day: Company Value Propositions and Industry Insights in the Telecom Industry

CleanArc Data Centers’ Chief Commercial Officer, John Day discusses the foundation and key value propositions of CleanArc as well as their exciting journey and the insights that keep our industry experts passionate about today’s telecom landscape. 

PowerHouse Data Centers’ Karen Petersburg: Her new position, recent projects and her role this year at DCD>Connect 

Live from Virginia at DCD>Connect, Karen Petersburg, the new Vice President of Data Center Development and Construction at PowerHouse Data Centers, talks to JSA TV about her decision to join PowerHouse, the company’s latest exciting news and her participation at DCD>Connect.

JLL’s Sean Farney: AI and Sustainability in the Data Center

Sean Farney, Vice President of Data Center Strategy for the Americas for JLL, describes key takeaways from this panel on AI and the Data Center at DCD Connect Virginia. Sean also offers a preview of the sustainability topic he will explore in his chapter in the upcoming book, Greener Data – Volume Two, and provides insight on what he sees as being important topics to JLL’s customers in the new year


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