IM Leadership Summit – London
The fourth Infrastructure Masons Leadership Summit was held in conjunction with DCD London on November 6th, from 14:00 – 17:00. Attendees participated in discussions about challenges our members are tackling and where the industry is heading. As with past events, this session provided a great opportunity for all attendees to connect, grow and give back.
In the inaugural iMasons Leadership Summit in 2016, Arista Networks founder Andy Bechtolsheim and CTO Ken Duda presented on the state of the art in networking technologies. In the 2017 Leadership Summit Dean Nelson, iMasons Founder, Christian Belady, and Joe Kava, both of the iMasons Advisory Council, had an informal discussion and a Q&A session. At the April 2018 Leadership Summit Dean spoke with Scott McNealy and in June 2018 Dean interviewed Michael Tobin, OBE, in Monaco.
At this summit Dean Nelson hosted a Fireside Chat with Lex Coors, Chief Data Center Technology and Engineering Officer at Interxion. Lex is known for his strong credentials in the design of versatile, cost-effective and energy-efficient data centre infrastructure. During his time at Interxion he has pioneered several new approaches to data centre design and management, including the improvement of power ratio efficiency between server load and transformer load, and the industry’s first ever modular approach to data centre architecture.
A quick 2 minute recap of Lex’s session is below and the full version is available on the iMatters web page.
The Fireside Chats are a great opportunity for senior industry leaders to share their journey, challenges, and hard earned lessons as they have progressed through their careers. Our members have consistently rated these interviews as a key highlight of the summits. For a sneak peak at past sessions, check out the latest talks with Scott McNealy and Michael Tobin.
One of iMasons members’ favorite meeting formats is a series of 10 minute rapid-fire presentations on key topics, delivered by experts – no sales pitches allowed. These sessions allow members to learn a vast amount of information in a short space of time. At this event we highlighted presentations from senior iMasons Foundation Partners, focusing on their insights, experiences, and views on future trends.
- Own the Edge – Adrian Barker, Vertiv
- Edge Masons; Taxonomy for Edge Data Centers – Phillip Marangella, EdgeConnex
- Trends in Data Center Power Distribution – Lance Sabados, Universal Electric Corporation
- The Sweeping Impacts of High-Intensity Applications – Steve Conner, Vantage
- Implications for Increased Fibre Densification within the Data Centre – William O’Connell, Commscope
|2:00 – 2:30||Registration/Networking|
|2:30 – 2:45||Welcome|
|2:45 – 3:30||Fireside Chat with Lex Coors|
|3:30 – 4:45||Lightning Presentations|
|4:45 – 5:00||Event Wrap Up|
Interested in participating as Leadership Summit event sponsor? We have several options available. Please contact iMasons Administration for more information.
Registration – Closed
Please note that you MUST be registered to attend DCD in order to attend the iMasons Leadership Summit. However, registration is free for everyone apart from Vendors. If you are a vendor, and iMasons member, you are eligible to receive 20% off the DCD conference pass. Visit the DCD web site to register. Contact iMasons Administration for additional details.
A big thanks to DCD for facilitating the iM Leadership Summit