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ROOT Data Center to Speak at CAPRE’s Greater Montreal and Quebec Data Center Summit

  • (1888PressRelease) January 12, 2018 – ROOT Data Center, specializing in next-gen colocation that extends beyond security and reliability, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, AJ Byers, and Vice President of International Business Development, Mike Segal, will speak at CAPRE’s Second Annual Greater Montréal and Quebec Data Center Summit, taking place at the Centre Mont‑Royal in Montréal.
    On Wednesday, January 17, at 9:20 a.m., Mr. Byers will join executives from JLL, GI Partners, Kelvin Emtech, Goldman Sachs, Northern Investment Partners Inc., and Structure Research on the Canadian and Québec Data Center Leadership Panel, “A Big Picture Overview, and Making Sense of Recent M&A Activity, the Ins-And-Outs of Deals, and What It Means for the Industry.” Mr. Byers, who has more than twenty years of experience in the data center industry, will discuss the impact of recent M&A activity on the data center industry, the role government tax incentives have on valuation and financing, and the evolution of data centers in the face of hyperscale demand.
    At 1 p.m., Mr. Segal will join executives from Linkbynet Managed Services, Ericsson and IBM on the panel, “The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives.” Mr. Segal, whose background and experience in the retail and wholesale data center industry spans North America, Asia, Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe, will discuss the economics and capabilities of the cloud with respect to workload applications, regulatory and compliance challenges related to cloud migration, and the issue of global data sovereignty for multinational enterprises.
    WHAT:
    Panel: “A Big Picture Overview, and Making Sense of Recent M&A Activity, the Ins-And-Outs of Deals, and What It Means for the Industry”
    Panel: “The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives”
    WHERE:
    CAPRE’s Second Annual Greater Montréal and Québec Data Center Summit
    Centre Mont‑Royal, Montréal
    WHEN:
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Panel: “A Big Picture Overview, and Making Sense of Recent M&A Activity”
    9:20 a.m.
    Panel: “The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives”
    1 p.m.
    WHO:
    “A Big Picture Overview, and Making Sense of Recent M&A Activity”
    AJ Byers, President and CEO, ROOT Data Center
    Mike Armstrong, Director, GI Partners
    Michel Chartier, President, Kelvin Emtech
    Jeff Ferry, Director, Goldman Sachs
    Roger Karam, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Investment Partners Inc.
    Philbert Shih, Managing Director, Canada, Structure Research
    Moderator: Scott Metcalfe, Vice President, Data Center Solutions, JLL
    “The End-User Approach to On-Prem, Hybrid, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Tomorrow’s Compute Needs and Initiatives”
    Mike Segal, VP of International Business Development, ROOT Data Center
    Cédric Combey, Vice President, Linkbynet Managed Services
    Roger Desgroseilliers, Ericsson
    Randy Milthorpe, Cloud Platform, Canada & Caribbean, IBM
    For a full list of ROOT Data Center’s upcoming events, visit www.rootdatacenter.com/events.
    About ROOT Data Center
    ROOT is a next-generation data center company that provides colocation solutions to empower the world’s computing leaders. Its modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Less power to waste, more power to you. For more information, visit www.rootdatacenter.com.
    Media Contact:
    iMiller Public Relations for ROOT Data Center
    Tel: +1.866.307.2510
    root ( @ ) imillerpr dot com
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