What infrastructure will power future industries? 

The digitization of industry and work is progressing at a speed faster than at any time in human history. Gartner predicts that by 2020, more than 7.5 billion connected devices will be in use by enterprises; with real-time data processing at the edge powering connected cars, smart drones, intelligent retail and manufacturing.

As such, infrastructure must similarly adapt. 54% of enterprises are actively looking to replace existing infrastructure and exploit cloud models, edge computing, evolving IOT & 5G to drive scalability, security and revenues. What infrastructure will power the digital industries of the future?

Tune into this debate to:
  • Understand the evolving demands of data-intensive future industries
  • Uncover the latest data-center technology to meet this capacity growth
  • Interact with future industry pioneers to share best-practice on key future challenges

Speaker Panel

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Willam Dougherty

VP Information Technology & Security

Omada Health

Joined high growth health care startup, leading the digital revolution in disease prevention. Selected to mature and scale information technology and information security during hyper-growth phase. Responsible for all aspects of internal IT including SaaS strategy, end-user support, vendor management, operational security and compliance.

•Achieved HITRUST certification in 2017, establishing company as the first and only HITRUST certified digital diabetes prevention program (Digital DPP) provider in the country.

• Completed SOC 2 Type 2 attestation in 2018 across all five trust principles.

• Established IT strategy built on a SaaS-first policy for corporate systems, with responsibility for over 100 technology partners.

• Created enterprise risk management program including governance of >130 identified risks and >600 established controls. Implemented governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solution to manage risks, controls, regulations, and multiple compliance frameworks including HIPAA, HITRUST and SOC2.

• Added responsibility for customer support and participant support organizations in 2018. Implemented ZenDesk as a unified tracking system for support, IT, security, operations, and medical affairs.
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Jake Ring

Co-Founder & CEO

GIGA Data Centers

Jake Ring is the Co-Founder & CEO of GIGA Data Centers. Jake and his partners started GIGA to provide multi-tenant colocation services using their seventh generation modular system design, delivering scalable solutions for colocation customers with “unlimited power” up to 50kW per rack, delivered at a guaranteed high-efficiency PUE of 1.15.

As founder of dcBLOX Inc. Jake built data centers in Atlanta and Chattanooga to provide retail colocation and network connectivity services. Prior to this, Jake was the CMO for GE Energy Management where he led the development of strategy and commercialization initiatives globally, and guided the creation of the GE Critical Power business. Within GE Critical Power, he was GM of the Structured Systems unit that delivered containerized critical power systems.

Before GE Jake spent over eight years managing portfolio companies for private equity investors of electrical & electronic manufacturing businesses. 

Jake holds a B.S. degree in Math & Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Jake also attended leadership development courses at GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Development Center at Crotonville, NY.

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Dan Loosemore - Moderator



Dan has been CMO at DCD since 2018, having previously launched and sold 2 B2B publishing businesses in other industries. He is a passionate advocate of knowledge sharing and community building and regularly chairs webinars to help dissemenate new information to our global subscribers.