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Data Center Construction, Design and Development: Modular Design - The Hyperscale Strategy of the Future


Jun 18, 2020 03:10 PM

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Adil Attlassy
CTO @Compass Datacenters
Adil Attlassy serves as Compass’ Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Attlassy is widely respected as a thought leader in IT infrastructure who has been at the forefront of data center trends over the past two decades. Prior to joining Compass, Adil served as the General Manager of Global Site and Network Acquisition for Microsoft. Before Microsoft, Mr. Attlassy held the position of Chief Development Officer for IO. In that role, he was directly responsible for global site selection and development, and he oversaw the company’s data center procurement and supply chain engagement. Prior to IO, Adil held executive positions for Digital Realty Trust in the U.S., UK and Singapore. Mr. Attlassy holds a DUT from Institut de Technologie, Mulhouse, France, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.
Jim Smith
Managing Director, Hyperscale @Equinix
Jim Smith joined Equinix in 2018 to lead the Hyperscale Infrastructure Team (HIT). Under Mr. Smith’s leadership, the HIT business services the needs of the top 12 global cloud, technology, and SaaS providers for their global large footprint deployments. Previous to Equinix, Mr. Smith served as General Manager of Site Selection and Network Acquisition at Microsoft and spent the bulk of his career as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Digital Realty Trust. Mr. Smith began at Digital Realty Trust as Director of Engineering in 2004 and was promoted to CTO in 2008 leading Digital Realty’s Design, Construction, and Energy teams. Prior to his 11 years at Digital Realty Trust, Mr. Smith held various executive positions at 360 Networks, colo.com and Verio. Mr. Smith earned his Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School and also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.
Joe Reele (Moderator)
VP, Solutions Architect @Schneider Electric
Joe is Vice President, Solution Architects at Schneider Electric, responsible for bringing together the full suite of our products and services to provide complete solutions for our customers. Joe has more than 22 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, operations management, and system engineering strategies. Joe started his career with the U.S. Air Force Nuclear program and then lead one of the world’s largest financial data center portfolios. Joe provides strong technical and business leadership skills with the proven ability to analyze an organization’s business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative solutions to meet the customer’s business objectives.