|[February 11, 2013]
Technology Visionaries Michael Hugos and John Patrick to Keynote Markley Group's One-Day Gathering of Cloud and Data Center Technology Leaders
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Markley Group, one of the most secure and advanced data
centers in America, today announced the speaking program for its upcoming
Data Center Summit 2013, an annual one-day gathering of the
leading minds in cloud computing, disaster recovery, hyper-connectivity
and emerging data center trends. Attendees will have the opportunity to
network with influencers and learn from experts throughout the day's
keynote sessions, panel discussions and technology exhibition.
This year's Summit will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the
company's world-class data center located at One Summer Street in
Boston, MA. The keynote speakers
for the 2013 Data Center Summit are Michael Hugos and John Patrick.
They will be joined on stage by Markley Group CEO, Jeffrey
Hugos is an author, speaker and award-winning CIO, who works
with clients to find elegant solutions to complex problems, with a focus
on supply chains, business intelligence and new business ventures. He
twice won the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness and boldness, the InformationWeek
500 Award for innovation and the Computerworld Premier 100 Award
for career achievement, regularly blogs for CIO and has written
several books, including "Essentials of Supply Chain Management" and
"Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud
Internet visionary and author John
Patrick will be speaking at the Data Center Summit this year,
sharing his views on how the internet will continue to change how we all
learn, buy, entertain and communicate - and how this is all leading to
drastic changes in how we engage in healthcare. John is president of
Attitude LLC and the former vice president of Internet technology at
IBM (News - Alert). He has been recognized as a visionary by several publications,
including being called "one of the industry's most intriguing minds" by Business
2.0; Industry Week named him "one of the top 30 people who
drive innovation and provide the initial spark to economic growth"; and Network
World called him "one of the 25 most powerful people in networking."
John was a founding member of the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT (News - Alert) in
1994, a founding member and past chairman of the Global Internet
Project, a member of the Internet Society, a senior member of the
Association for Computing Machinery and a Fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
"We are thrilled to have two of the leading technology visionaries of
the internet age speaking at our Summit this year," said Jeffrey D.
Markley, CEO of The Markley Group. "Those attending will have numerous
opportunities to learn best practices and new strategies for their own
operations, while connecting with prominent leaders who share Markley's
vision for the future of data center and cloud enablement."
In addition to the keynote speakers, the Summit will also host two panel
discussions, entitled "Cloud Strategies to Manage Your Business
Efficiently" and "Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned from Hurricane
Sandy." In the first session, speakers, attendees, company executives
and other distinguished guests will debate the current state of cloud
computing, discuss trends and issues that affect attendees' operations,
and offer solutions and lessons learned that can be directly applied to
each attendee's own IT and cloud operations. In the second session,
Hurricane Sandy will be the focus, as the discussion shifts to what
Markley Group and other speakers and attendees have learned about
business continuity from last year's disaster.
Several networking opportunities will be available throughout the day,
including a full exhibition hall with information, displays and
representatives from some of the leading data center and cloud companies
in business today. A cocktail reception will be held at the close of the
Summit as well. For more information on exhibiting, click here
or contact us here.
The full agenda for the one-day event is available here;
and follow this link to learn how you can register
to be a part of this exclusive event.
About The Markley Group
The Markley Group is the largest and longest operating multi-tenant,
mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility in New
England. Located at One Summer Street, Markley's highly secured 920,000
square feet of white and mechanical space houses more than 200 tenants,
including the Boston Red Sox, Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, the Boston Internet Peering Exchange and The
New York Times. The company's co-location center boasts a 100%
uptime record amid a carrier-neutral facility with access to more than
50 independent telephone carriers and eight utility feeds from two
substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service. To learn more
about The Markley Group, please visit: www.markleygroup.com.
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