How can colo owner/operators reduce both cost-per-MW and design/build times?

For both multi-tenant colo and cloud data center owners/operators, the business is all about margins. Given the level of competition, it’s increasingly hard to justify price increases. As such, data center designers/builders are challenged to keep the CapEx costs-per- MegaWatt of power capacity competitive, design for optimal PUEs on the OpEx side, and still meet the ever quickening pace of new-capacity deployment to meet demand. Throw in the complexities such as the increasing requirements for greening data center power and water use, and today’s big-ticket decision-makers are challenged.

Expert panelists will examine such topics as:

  • Agile design/build methodologies, practices
  • Modern construction choices
  • Infrastructure hardware, systems
  • Modular and prefab designs
  • “Baked-in” predictive analytics and software-defined power/thermal management

Speaker Panel

DCD>Debates brings together a panel of 4 high level of expert speakers


Greg Jones

Vice President of Strategy and Offer Management for the Cloud & Service Providers Segment   
Schneider Electric

Greg Jones is Vice President of Strategy and Offer Management for the Cloud & Service Providers Segment globally for Schneider Electric. He and his team are focused on ensuring that Schneider has the right offers, commercial approach, and execution infrastructure around the globe to support cloud and colocation clients now and in the future. Greg has been involved in the Data Center Service Provider space for more than 5 years and prior to that has served in various operational & business strategy functions across multiple businesses within Schneider. In addition to his time at Schneider, Greg spent 3 years in the technology space as a management consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Partners working with CIO’s and CTO’s to develop & execute their digital strategies. Greg holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  

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Lane Anderson

Vice President, Design, Construction & Strategic Procurement
QTS Data Centers

With 25 years of experience in mission critical construction and design, Lane has an extensive background in MEP projects and design and construction leadership. Having delivered over 3.5 million square feet of data center projects, Lane is well versed in designing for efficiency to pursue low PUE facilities and has strong expertise in building design and construction teams. At QTS, he is responsible for Corporate Development, Construction, Design, and Strategy, and also Strategic Procurement.

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John Major


As a Principal at Page, John is an Architect with 20+ years of experience who has managed the design of more than 30 data centers in the last eight years. Serving as Director for Mission Critical projects, John’s projects have accounted for more than $2.5 billion in construction throughout the United States.

John earned his Master of Architecture in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and is a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, 7X24 Exchange, iMasons and AFCOM.

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Bruce Taylor

DataCenter Dynamics

Bruce A. Taylor is a member of the DatacenterDynamics leadership team, and serves as Executive Vice President for the United States and Canada, where he sets the strategic tone for DCD’s portfolio of integrated media products and services. His emphasis is on the core conferences in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto.