How is data center power management keeping up with digital transformation era demands? Let’s discuss...

In the era of digital transformation, the data center now finds itself at center-stage as the “means of production.” And critical power is undergoing its own digital transformation to drive the digital economy.
  • What are the key factors that are driving data center power infrastructure 4.0? 
  • What key characteristics define modern mission critical power system architecture?
  • How close are we to the smart, software-defined, “lights-out” autonomous data center from a power infrastructure management perspective? 

Join our panel of experts as we explore the state of intelligent power in edge-to-cloud mission critical environments.

We look forward to having you with us.

Speaker Panel

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


Ron Vokoun

Director | Construction – Data Infrastructure
Exyte Group

Ron is a 30 year veteran of the construction industry with a primary focus on Data Infrastructure. As
Director of Construction for Data Infrastructure for Exyte (formerly M+W Group), Ron leads
preconstruction and construction efforts for the data center market and focuses on scalable, energy
efficient, water conscious, and sustainable data center solutions with the lowest Total Cost of
Ownership. He is also an author and blogger writing about the intersection of data centers and
Ron has successfully managed projects and programs as large as $650 million and has lived and worked
in Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, California, Colorado, Japan, Washington, Arizona, and Minnesota. Ron
has a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Ron is also the Chair of
the Technical Committee for the Infrastructure Masons. Ron was awarded the certification of
Designated Design-Build Professional by the Design-Build Institute of America and is a LEED Accredited
Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction.

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Mukesh Khattar

Technical Executive, Data Centers

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Dr. Khattar’s work has earned him several ASHRAE Technology Awards, including one for the design and operation of an ultra-efficient cooling system in an enterprise scale data center in 2014 and another one high density containment in 2010. His work also earned an award for Oracle in 2014 from Data Center Dynamics for Breakthrough Technologies in Data Center. He was inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1990 for his RD&D work on heat pipe technology. He served on the Board of Directors of the Green Grid from 2010-2012 and co-chaired the Energy Committee of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group from 2010-2012. He has been a voting member of the ASHRFAE TC9.9 that is focused on data centers mission critical facilities.

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Jawahar Swaminathan 

Director, Business Development

Based in Silicon Valley, Jawahar works with data center customers to design and implement optimal power distribution and monitoring systems that help reduce energy usage and improve operations.
Jawahar joined Raritan in 2002 during the acquisition of Arula Systems, Inc., a Hewlett-Packard spin-off company -- where he headed the client software development team. Since joining Raritan, Jawahar has contributed to the firm's entry and rapid success in the intelligent energy management segment.
Leveraging both Raritan's off-the-shelf products -- including intelligent PDUs, sensors and analytics software -- and Raritan's capabilities to produce highly customized energy management solutions, Jawahar has helped innovative firms -- such as Cisco and eBay -- transform how they power, cool and monitor resources in their data centers.
Earlier in his career he wrote code for startups and taught computer programming after finishing his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University, India

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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.