What Our Delegates Say
Chris Crosby- Compass Datacenters
"You can never learn enough. You can never have enough lenses with which to see the world, and perspectives can help shift things so much in term of where dogmatic opinion come from. One of the great things from a DCD perspective as far as a conference like this is getting together with peers and other thought leaders in the industry and having the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas. I think that’s really where the value of DCD comes to play."
Roberet McClary – Iron Mountain
"I have been to a number of DCD events and I enjoy them. I like to see the new products and services here in terms of what’s going on in the data center industry both now and In the future. The events do a terrific job of spreading out in different and diverse locations in North America - San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Dallas. They are held in great venues and I really enjoy the content."
W.Pitt Turner – Uptime institute
"I like to attend to get different people's perspectives, experiences and responsibilities. This kind of event is really valuable, whether it is in this continent or some other continent, all of them create an opportunity for people to exchange information. My personal goal in life is to learn something new every day and these kind of events are central to that."
Caroline Chan – Intel
"This is my first time at DCD and I didn’t know what to expect. The surprising thing is that the panellists actually came from very diverse backgrounds. I really think that DCD is really relevant as we are marching into 5g and I hope to be able to participate in the future."
Dave Peterson – HPE
"The combination of DCD and the OCP partnership is phenomenal. It's about openness across everything and these DCD events do that for us. Whether it's in the plenary sessions or the individual sessions from vendors or customers or in the showcase area. The open dialogue, talking about specifications, getting feedback from each other and driving the community together to understand what's needed and what we can deliver, so we can improve the IT infrastructure of companies of all sizes worldwide. I love that about the DCD events - you facilitate the openness with specifications, technology and conversations."
Sonu Knunkhun – Panduit
"I really enjoy coming to DCD, this is my third one this year, I went to New York, San Francisco and now this. It’s always a wonderful experience and get some great insights into where the industry is going and the visions some of the top leading thinkers are thinking about where we should be going and some of the difficulties we’re facing. Its good to see folks that we’re providing solutions to hear them say okay, this is how we see the market changing so we’re in line with them and that’s of high value to definitely Panduit. You can only grow if you go out your comfort zone."
Joe Reele – Schneider Electric
"DCD is a catalyst for the industry moving forward, allowing a safe haven for thought leaders to come in and discuss things are a little bit provocative. Here it’s a safe haven to discuss ideas it creates the momentum that creates the ability for the data center industry to continue to lead in technology. Without the data center there is no internet, without the data center there is no social media, the data center is the core foundation of the world. One of the great things about DCD is the amount of industry experts that come together from varying aspects of the data center business, some are enterprise, some are cloud, some are colocation, they are all here together as a brotherhood, as a fraternity. The atmosphere here is tremendous. It is a fraternity of diverse people which is key within a diverse industry and thought leaders to come out you create an atmosphere."
Rob Nash-Boulden - Black & Veatch
"I find that these plenary sessions around the DCD event are increasingly important for us, the amount of interaction we have with our peers and with the industry really set the stage for the coming day and to follow in a way that is powerful and important for all of us. We get lots of interaction amongst our colleagues and peers and have a great opportunity to follow up in the upcoming days with regard to any discussions we might have. It really helps to kick start the event!"