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2014 Technology Convergence Conference to Highlight New Technology Infrastructure Trends in Emerging Industry Topics Track

TELADATA, a leading consulting firm with vast expertise in design, planning and project management for converging technologies, announced today that its 2014 Technology Convergence Conference (TCC) will highlight industry trends focusing on new building and technology infrastructure.

The track titled Trending Industry Topics, will feature end-user presentations and panel discussions on emerging technologies affecting today’s buildings and operations for IT and facilities professionals. Sessions on the track (one of three at the conference) will discuss new trends and applications used by IT and facilities professionals from industry leading firms to build a sustainable workspace for future growth.

John Lucas, VP of Global Real Estate & Workplace Services at Juniper Networks, will participate on a panel discussion titled Practical Building Applications for the Internet of Things focusing on technology influencing the built environment. The discussion will be moderated by Christina Clark, VP at Wixen Real Estate. Other panelists include Michael Bangs, VP of Real Estate and Facilities at Oracle, and Ed Pate, Director of Facilities Operations at SanDisk.

Scott Noteboom, CEO of LitBit, will deliver a presentation examining emerging market needs and the next phase of data center innovations to support the future, in a presentation titled Data Center 2.0: The Emerging Market Data Center Revolution.

Greg Pettine, Director of Business Development, Schneider Electric Data Center Service Provider Team, will moderate a data center case-study featuring Octavio Morales, COO at TierPoint Data Centers, titled Fast and Furious Design/Build – How to Make All the Turns, focusing on TierPoint’s recent 11 week, 10,000 square foot data center expansion.

Kelly Aaron, Director at Carlson, will moderate an end-user panel discussion between Kat Langan, IT Program Manager at Google, Jerry Inguagiato, Senior VP at CBRE, as well as Richard Moon, Senior Director of World Wide Operations at Corporate IT at CollabNet, focusing on the success of IT and facilities collaboration titled The Path to Technology Infrastructure Nirvana.

Dan Pitt, Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation, and Matt Palmer, Partner and Co-Curator of SDN Network, will deliver a presentation titled Planning for SDN: What You Need to Know in 2014, which will explore Software-Defined Networking (SDN), highlight its most promising use cases, and how to capitalize on it.

“New technologies are greatly influencing the way we build. From the physical design, to the human response to technology – we’re integrating new ways of building, operating and using valuable assets,” said TCC panelist John Lucas of Juniper Networks.

TELADATA’s Technology Convergence Conference focuses on providing an environment where IT, facilities and telecommunications professionals can assemble to exchange ideas and best practices relating to the latest technologies in data centers, IT infrastructure, audiovisual and monitoring systems. Expert speakers and resources offer delegates critical information and in-the-trenches tactics to deal effectively with key issues affecting facilities and data centers.

This year’s conference will take place on February 18th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Additional information on the conference can be found at http://www.teladatatcc.com.


TELADATA earned its leadership position through twenty-five years of consulting on complex IT infrastructure, data center, audiovisual and monitoring projects. As a project manager and advocate, TELADATA guides its clients every step of the way, from discovery to implementation. TELADATA makes a conscious effort to create collaborative partnerships with all project stakeholders, including IT managers, facilities managers, architects, facilities management firms, general contractors, telephone companies and other vendors, to ensure a seamless transition.

Additional information on TELADATA can be found at http://www.teladata.com.

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