Data Center Frontier Announces Speakers and Dynamic Educational Program for Inaugural Data Center Frontier Trends Summit, September 4th-6th in Reston, Virginia

Showcasing industry-leading speakers, an insightful and interactive program covering both Data Center technologies and business practices, and exciting networking opportunities.

June 13, 2024 // Nashville, TN – Endeavor Business Media’s Data Center Frontier (DCF) is thrilled to announce the 2024 educational program for the inaugural Data Center Frontier Trends Summit that will empower data center leaders and stakeholders to make the most informed decisions by providing insights on the essential trends impacting the marketplace. This in-person event will take place September 4-6, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Virginia.

“With the confluence of cloud, AI, power, location and investment elements now brewing in the industry, it's an unprecedented time for data centers," said Matt Vincent, Editor in Chief of Data Center Frontier. "The Data Center Frontier Trends Summit embodies all of DCF's in-depth ethos in defining the cutting-edge of future technology, business and community imperatives in hyperscale, colocation and edge facilities, while providing a valuable educational and networking opportunity for high-level professionals."

Key Highlights of the Data Center Frontier Trends Summit Educational Program:

  • Keynote
    • A Symbiotic Approach to Data Center Development: Community, Industry, Government Relations
      • Featuring:
        • Buddy Rizer, Economic Development Director, Loudoun County, VA (Moderator)
        • Scott Noteboom, CTO of Quantum Loophole
        • Dan Golding, CTO of Appleby Strategy Group
        • Stan Blackwell, Director, Customer Solutions and Strategic Partnerships, Dominion Energy
    • The Future of AI Data Center Design: Power, Cooling and Chip Considerations
      • Featuring:
        • Bill Kleyman, CEO, Apolo (Moderator)
        • Chris Sharp, CTO, Digital Realty
        • Christopher McLean, Principal, Critical Facility Group
        • Ken Moreano, Co-Founder, President, Scott Data Center
        • Steven Carlini, VP of Innovation and Data Center, Schneider Electric
  • Engaging Panel Discussions
    • Data Center Regulatory Trends in the Northern Virginia Market
      • Featuring:  
        • Brian Winterhalter, Partner, DLA Piper
        • John Stephenson, Global VP of Public Policy, Vantage Data Centers
        • Josh Levi, President, Data Center Coalition
    • Present and Future Data Center Markets: Global Capacity, Leasing, Location Trends Update and Real Estate Perspectives
      • Featuring:
        • Sean Farney, VP of Data Centers, JLL
        • Ed Socia, Insight Director, North America, datacenterHawk
  • State of the Market Updates
    • Top 5 Data Center Trends to Watch for 2025
      • Featuring:
        • Rich Miller, Editor at Large, Data Center Frontier
        • Matt Vincent, Editor in Chief, Data Center Frontier
        • Chris Downie, CEO, Flexential
        • Dan Crosby, Founder & CEO, Legend Energy Advisors
        • Bill Kleyman, CEO, Apolo
  • Structured Roundtable Discussions
    • Hosted by industry experts, these moderated roundtable discussions will provide both insights and new connections that will better inform your decision-making. Topics include:
      • SUSTAINABLE BACKUP POWER: How impactful ESG initiatives can address ethical supply-chain sourcing and end-of-life disposal for alternative battery technologies such as sodium ion and others, with additional focus on how Hybrid SuperCapacitors (HSCs) can offer higher reliability and sustainability at reduced costs, marking a significant shift in data center power backup strategies.
      • WATER RESILENCE: Potential impacts of using various water sources, including potable water, purple-pipe recycled water, facility-treated recycled water, and blended water, on the operational performance and maintenance demands of the cooling tower system.
      • EDGE DATA CENTERS: Building micro-edge data centers and understanding the correlation between DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) and other advanced, green technologies reshaping the way data centers are conceived, designed, and deployed.
      • DATA CENTER CONSTRUCTION: Sustainable data center construction insights, including the environmental advantages of green concrete and on-site precast construction having a smaller carbon footprint with less waste production, aligning with green goals without compromising on efficiency or quality.
      • HYBRID IT & AI: Probing ways of integrating GPUs into core infrastructure and optimizing for GPU power while still considering key factors like cost, security, and performance. Focus on redefining expectations from data center and cloud providers and creating the application and compute power needed to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Sabey Data Center Tour
    • Experience custom, state of the art solutions at Sabey’s 38-acre data center campus residing in the heart of the nation’s densest connectivity corridor. Located in Ashburn, VA in Loudoun County (commonly referred to as Data Center Alley).
  • Solutions Showcase
    • Featuring innovative products and services from leading companies in the industry, including FMS Integration, Legrand, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and more. Preview the list of our current vendors here.
  • Networking Opportunities
    • Opening Night Reception
    • Daily Refreshment Breaks
    • Cocktail Reception

Preview the full conference program and speakers here.

"Happening near the heart of Northern Virginia's famed Data Center Alley, the world's number one data center market, and including some of the industry’s most distinguished experts, the Data Center Frontier Trends Summit is the right event, at the right place, at the right time," said Janice Oliva, VP and Publisher, EBM Digital Infrastructure. “Our distinguished panelists are well-versed in advising on the present and future sector's most complex and urgent challenges.”

The Data Center Frontier Trends Summit is designed to provide attendees with actionable insights, innovative strategies, and valuable connections to drive their businesses forward in the ever-evolving data center industry. For more information on the Data Center Frontier Trends Summit, including the full conference program and to register, visit


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Associate Publisher
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A publication of Endeavor Business Media, Data Center Frontier charts the future of data centers and cloud computing, writing about what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there. The data center is our prism. We tell the story of the digital economy through the facilities that power the cloud and the people who build them. In writing about data centers and thought leaders, we explain the importance of how and where these facilities are built, how they are powered, and their impact on the Internet and the communities around them. We focus on cutting-edge innovations across hyperscale and colocation data centers in the areas of design, power, cooling, efficiency, and scalability. We dive into the details and take a comprehensive look at the business and technology trends driving the industry, scoping new frontiers in geography, investment, development, construction, sustainability, networks, and digital infrastructure advancements for data centers such as AI/ML.


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