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Not to Be Missed: Exclusive Interview Recaps From Metro Connect USA 2023

Metro Connect USA 2023 is a wrap in sunny South Florida and JSA TV provides all the details you need, courtesy of  Metro Connect Xtra Powered by JSA.

In addition to providing onsite event coverage, JSA team members Dean Perrine and Nikki Deas talked with 20 telecom and data center executives to get the inside details you need from the digital infrastructure space in 2023 at this very important conference. 

All the interviews are available to view below, as well as JSA’s LinkedIn page and YouTube channel. 

We have provided a recap of each video below so you can view them at your own Metro Connect convenience.

We hope you enjoy all these amazing Metro Connect USA 2023 interviews and insights!


EdgeConneX Chief Marketing & Product Officer, Phillip Marangella, joins JSA TV at Metro Connect 2023 to dive into a recent PTC’23 award win and how it impacts not only the company but the industry at large. He also dives into how EdgeConneX can keep a positive focus on customer experience, even while growing globally, and the biggest trend he foresees will make long-lasting impacts.



Involta’s President and CEO, Jim Buie speaks to JSA from the show floor at Metro Connect 2023, discussing edge strategies and trends that will usher in the next generation of network connectivity.



XKL’s new Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, Julianna D’Angelo, is live from Metro Connect 2023 on JSA TV! Hear the latest from D’Angelo as she discusses XKL, their reliable systems and plans for the company in 2023.



PowerHouse Data Centers Vice President of Data Center Development and Construction Luke Kipfer talks about how his company is ideally suited for hyperscalers and data center operators seeking additional capacity. Kipfer also talks future expansion, the progress of his company’s six projects and why sustainability is a critical component of his company’s data center construction plan.



Ken Parent, CEO of Elemental Critical, talks about his company’s presence with six data centers in five markets and how his colocation provider company is looking to expand in 2023 and saw unprecedented growth in 2022.



Dean Perrine and Nikki Deas of JSA TV break down the first day of Metro Connect 2023 in South Florida!



Cumulus Data Managing Director Michael Donohue shares the internal excitement permeating through the office as their flagship data center nears completion and the key benefits to their location from a financial and sustainability perspective. Watch the full interview now!



Bill Severn, EVP of 1623 Farnam, a regional leader in network-neutral, edge interconnection and data center services, chats with JSA TV about what makes its Omaha location strategic for customers, explores the value of a robust cloud and connectivity ecosystem, and unveils some secrets about what they’re in the works.



Dan Stoll, President of Commercial and Carrier for Consolidated Communications, joins us on the floor of Metro Connect 2023 to talk about what brought him to join Consolidated earlier this year; the company’s plans for expanding fiber to 70% of their footprint; opportunities his teams are excited about; and the industry trends he’s keeping an eye on.



Extenet VP of Corporate Strategy, Technology Partnerships, and Product Development Jay Floyd sits down with JSA at Metro Connect to talk about the company’s bold, new reimagination in how digital infrastructure is developed and deployed, its brand and leadership team soon all under one roof at its new headquarters in Frisco, TX.



Deia Bayoumi , Vice President of Global Product Management at Bloom Energy, discusses solid oxide fuel cell technology and how it is transforming the way data centers deploy their power.



JSA TV caught up with Lenny Chesal, Chief Evangelist of iM Critical and iM Data Centers, to talk about the companies’ dedication to sustainability, their revolutionary practices and services, what makes them the most innovative start-up and more.



Michael Roark, CEO and Founder of iM Critical and iM Data Centers, discusses sustainability and what it means to him and where sustainability is headed industry-wide. Roark also discusses the future at iM Data Centers.



JSA TV caught up with Lenny Chesal, Chief Evangelist of iM Critical and iM Data Centers, to talk about the companies’ dedication to sustainability, their revolutionary practices and services, and what makes them the most innovative start-up and more.



JSA TV recently sat down with Chad Rodriguez, VP of Network and Cloud for Stream Data Centers, an industry leader in delivering exceptional data center experiences to hyperscale and global enterprise customers. In this discussion, Chad talks listeners through why Stream’s people are one of its greatest assets, how the company’s relation to Stream Realty Partners offers customers a leg up and more.



John Denemark, SVP and GM at Neustar, discusses industry challenges, advantages in automation and sustainability.



In this JSA TV interview live from Metro Connect ‘23, CMO Jeff Greenberg talks about DartPoints’ latest product launches and unveils what’s to come for the company in 2023.



JSA TV caught up with Mark Murphy, President & CEO of Greenlight Networks, to talk about big news: the company’s $9 million Hudson Valley expansion and recent decrease on the cost of 1 & 2 Gig internet. Plus, find out what’s to come for Greenlight.



Las Vegas welcomed its newest data center tenant at the end of 2022: Novva Data Centers. In this interview at Metro Connect ’23, Novva CEO Wes Swenson talks about Novva’s latest project, unveils what makes the city of bright lights an ideal data center location, and touches on one of the company’s most passionate causes: sustainability.



Keith Habberfield, SVP of Sales & Marketing, Precision OT, joins JSA TV at Metro Connect 2023. He discusses Precision OT’s recent growth, including multiple facility expansions, what it means, and what’s on the horizon as the company catapults itself into 2023.



Dan Watts, Chief Operating Officer at Segra, discusses industry challenges, sustainability initiatives and what trends they see impacting our marketplace this year.


JSA travels around the world to cover the top digital infrastructure events in the industry. Follow us on LinkedIn to find out where we will be headed next to cover this exciting industry!

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