What is a Leaders Lab?


An AFCOM Leaders Lab
is a think tank comprised of data center professionals across the United States who explore solutions and develop responses to the most critical issues facing data centers today.

•         Big Data/Machine Learning;
•         Disaster Operations/Recovery;
•         Energy Crisis/Efficiency;
•         Hybrid Architecture;
•         Internet of Things;
•         Security;

Exclusive gatherings of thought leaders driving innovation, education and advancement of data center technologies.
The AFCOM Leaders Lab groups will meet in cities across the U.S. to tackle some of the industry’s most pressing challenges. And, their work will be shared with their peers during a keynote session at Data Center World Global in March, 2020.

San Diego, CA

  • Live Meeting: Sep 24, 2019

SCALING WORKLOADS IN A DISTRIBUTED DATA CENTER

More details to come


Houston, TX

Live Meeting: Sep 26, 2019

CLOUD ON-RAMPS FOR COLOCATION: PLANNING AND BEST PRACTICES

More details to come


Minneapolis, MN

  • Live Meeting: Oct 22, 2019

THE EFFICIENT DATA CENTER: BECOMING A DCIM BLACK BELT

More details to come


Washington DC - Dulles Corridor

  • Live Meeting: Oct 24, 2019

HYPER CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE: THE NEXT LEVEL

More details to come


San Antonio, TX

  • March, 2020

DATA CENTER WORLD

Exclusive Global Gathering

All groups will be invited to a special networking event at Data Center World. Results of all Leaders Labs will be shared from in main stage during a special general session at Data Center World Global.



More than 1,000 Data Center, Facilities and IT Infrastructure Professionals will gather in Phoenix, AZ from March 19-22 for Data Center World Global 2019. Unique to the industry, Data Center World conference draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven agenda that focuses on real solutions for today's key challenges.


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