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Discovering Digital Infrastructure: An iM Armed Forces Event

Active Duty Service Members are invited to attend iMasons Discovering Digital Infrastructure Happy Hour hosted by the iM Armed Forces Community.

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Halekulani Hotel
Waikiki, HI

Find the next step after your military career! Join us for a brief informational presentation on how your skills from the military transfer directly into data centers and connect with leaders of the digital infrastructure industry.  All branches, rates, and ranks are welcome! Drinks, bites, and swag will be provided. Kindly register via the form below. Registration is free and closes on January 10th.


Informational Fireside Chat w/ Veteran Industry Leaders

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Location: Halekulani, Ballroom

Any active or recently retired member of the Armed Forces is welcome to attend the informational session.

Networking Happy Hour

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: Halekulani, Garden Courtyard

After the informational session, we’re pleased to invite industry leaders, PTC attendees and iMasons members to network with the Armed Forces community.

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Meet the Hosts

Lee Kirby

Army Colonel (ret), Chairman & Co-Founder, Salute Inc.
iM Armed Forces Executive Sponsor

With more than 40 years of experience in information technology and systems, both in the private and public sectors, Lee has dedicated himself to being a servant leader in the tech industry and changing the lives of military families worldwide.

Lee has successfully led several technology startups and turnarounds as well as built and run world-class global operations. He is recognized globally for improving the performance of critical infrastructure through sustainable solutions that reduce operating costs and driving industry trends in operational excellence. His current passion is Salute Mission Critical, a premier global data center services company, launched in 2013 and founded to provide military veterans and their families with careers. His philanthropy has helped solve the industry’s shortage of talent and the societal problem of veteran and military spouse unemployment.

In addition to an MBA from University of Washington and further studies at Henley School of Business in London and Stanford University, Lee holds professional certifications of ITIL v3 Expert, Lean Six Sigma, and CCO. He serves as a frequent contributor for many industry conferences and publications. In addition, he has masterfully balanced a successful military career over 36 years (retiring as a Colonel) and serves as an advisor to many veteran support organizations. With multiple combat deployments and operating within active duty and reserves as well as leading joint and coalition forces, he brings a wealth of experience to help veterans with any background.

Connect with Lee on LinkedIn


Tony Grayson

Navy CDR (ret), Compass Data Centers,
iM Armed Forces Chair

Tony Grayson is the General Manager of Compass Data Centers and is known as a cloud and datacenter leader throughout the industry.

Mr. Grayson regularly speaks and writes on topics ranging from sustainability to energy to datacenters to edge. Before joining Compass, Tony was an SVP at Oracle, where he was responsible for their physical infrastructure and cloud regions. Before Oracle, Mr. Grayson held senior positions with AWS and Facebook. Before embarking on his datacenter career, Tony served for 20 years in the United States Navy in multiple places, including Commanding Officer of USS PROVIDENCE (SSN-719).

Mr. Grayson is a winner of the prestigious VADMJames Bond Stockdale Award for inspirational leadership. He also serves as the lead for the Infrastructure Masons Armed Forces Member Resource Group.

Connect with Tony on LinkedIn




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