AFL HYPERSCALE, FUTURE OF DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE SYMPOSIUM 2019

The ground is shifting for network infrastructure in today’s data centers. Fast-moving technology, and demands for greater connectivity continue to grow. Are today’s data centers evolving fast enough to stay ahead of future requirements? Which new innovations, methodologies and disruptive technologies will impact the data center of tomorrow? This special, one-day event will host leading industry experts as they share their perspective on the future of data center trends and infrastructure. By examining the technology needed to keep your organization agile in a more connected digital landscape.

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  • Dr. Julie Albright

    Dr. Julie Albright is an author and Digital Sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications. She is currently a Lecturer in Applied Psychology and Engineering at USC, where She teaches master’s level courses on the Psychology of Interactive Technologies and Sustainable Infrastructure. Ms. Albright has given talks for major data center clients including IBM Global, Data Center Dynamics and the Dept. of Defense appearing on the Today Show, CNN, NBC, CBS, the Wall Street journal and others .

  • Naoki Okada

    Okada-san and his team are responsible for R&D on optical cables and optical passive components. He is credited with significant industry advancements such as Spider Web Ribbon (SWR) and high fiber count Wrapping Tube Cable (WTC). Naoki is a graduate of Chiba University of Japan, and has been with Fujikura Ltd for 32 years

  • Lee Kellett

    Lee Kellett is the General Manager of Light Brigade, a fiber optic training organization, and has been in the fiber optics industry for more than 30 years. She has held various positions in engineering, quality, product management, sales and marketing with industry leaders such as AFL, Corning, Draka, Telco Systems and others. Ms. Kellett has published numerous articles, spoken at industry conferences and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

  • Robert Dennelly

    With over 20 years of experience in the data center physical infrastructure industry, Bob and his team develop new products and innovative solutions to address emerging technologies such as cloud computing, SDN, hyper converged infrastructure, and edge computing. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buffalo and an MBA from Rutgers University. A noted speaker at industry events like Data Center Dynamics and the Gartner Data Center Summit, he is also a key contributor to industry publications such as Mission Critical Power Magazine, 451, IDG, Computer Business Review, Data Center News, and Cabling Installation & Maintenance

  • Calvin Juang

    Calvin has been in the technology industry for over two decades in varied roles including manufacturing, chip design and optical/photonics design and engineering. At Centera Calvin has used his experience and expertise in leading the Advanced Technology teams in the development of next generation integrated optics and silicon photonics technologies to enable Tb optical interconnect. Calvin has an MSc. In Optoelectronics from National Taiwan University. He currently holds over 20 US patents in semiconductor design and optical engineering.

  • Harmail Chatha

    An accomplished Senior Level Technology Leader, Mr. Chatha has a proven track record of developing and executing innovative, industry-leading strategies for optimizing data center infrastructure. Over his 18 year career he has managed multi-disciplinary global teams and skillfully collaborated with key stakeholders at every level of the organization. Harmail graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Management Information Systems and earned his MBA at Santa Clara University.