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Data Center World 2024 Two New Keynote Presentations Will Set the Stage for the Next Era of Data Center Innovation
[April 02, 2024]

Data Center World 2024 Two New Keynote Presentations Will Set the Stage for the Next Era of Data Center Innovation

Data Center World, the leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals, today announces Dr. Kathryn Huff, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, United States Department of Energy will deliver the keynote address "Energizing Tomorrow: The Role of Nuclear in the Clean Energy Revolution." Jen Huffstetler, Chief Product Sustainability Officer, Intel, and Chuck Gilbert, Senior Director, Cluster Platform Engineering, AMD will participate on the keynote panel "Transforming Data Centers: Insights from AMD and Intel on the AI and GPU Revolution" with Bill Kleyman, Data Center & Technology Executive, Apolo Co-Founder & CEO, Data Center World Program Chair and Data Center Knowledge Contributing Editor moderating. Data Center World is AFCOM's annual gathering of IT and data center professionals. Data Center World 2024 takes place April 15-18 in Washington, DC. Register here.

Dr. Huff is at the forefront of our nation's energy transformation. She brings a wealth of expertise and insight into the evolving landscape of clean energy, policy, and technological innovation. Dr. Huff will explore the dynamic changes in clean energy usage and policy that are reshaping our world. She will delve into the critical role of nuclear technologies in bolstering energy grids, providing a stable and efficient power source that complements intermittent renewables like solar and wind. A highlight of her talk will be the intersection of nuclear energy with digital infrastructure.

Dr. Huff leads the Office of Nuclear Energy as the Assistant Secretary. Before joining the Department of Energy, she was a professor in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she led the Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles Research Group. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow in both the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at the University of California - Berkeley. Her research has focused on modeling and simulation of advanced nuclear reactors and fuel cycles.

Huffstetler and Gilbert will discuss the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Graphics Processing Units (GPU) on the data center idustry. As the demand for faster, more efficient, and intelligent data processing grows exponentially, these industry leaders explore how their innovations in AI and GPU technologies are reshaping the landscape of data centers. Attendees will gain exclusive insights into the strategic directions of Intel and AMD, understanding how each company addresses the challenges and opportunities presented by the AI revolution. The executives will also share their visions for the future of data centers, forecasting emerging technologies and potential industry shifts.

"The Data Center industry is at an inflection point. Demand is multiplying while supply is constricting," said Kleyman. "Our keynote presentations will deliver thought leader expertise driving the data center and digital infrastructure industry forward. We look forward to hearing insights from Dr. Kathryn Huff, Jen Huffstetler and Chuck Gilbert."

In addition, Ali Fenn, President, Lancium will deliver the keynote presentation "Power is All You NeedTM" and Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters and Phanney Kim Brevard, Chief Strategy Officer & CIO at ETAP a brand of Schneider Electric will deliver the Data Center BUILD Keynote "How to Truly Integrate Your Supply Chain."

The 2024 Data Center World conference program offers keynote presentations, panel discussions and case studies focused on emerging IT & data center technologies; design, build, operate, control; colocation, hyperscale, and cloud innovation; and sustainability strategies, from power to recycling. Click here to learn more.

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About Data Center World?
Data Center World is the global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals. It offers premier education, abundant networking, and the broadest access to best-in-class vendors. Designed to help data center and IT infrastructure professionals with challenging issues, Data Center World presents top quality knowledge without bias towards a specific vendor product or service. CIO Dive named Data Center World one of the top technology conferences to attend in 2024 for the second consecutive year. Additionally, for the second year in a row, Data Center World has been recognized by Trade Show Executive as a fast-growing trade show. Data Center World 2024 will be held April 15 - 18, in Washington, DC. Data Center World is produced by Informa Tech.

AFCOM advances data center and IT professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education and peer-to-peer networking to its members around the world. Through forward-looking research, AFCOM supports thousands of IT, operations, facilities, builders/designers and vendors working in the data center and IT infrastructure industry. In serving the data center industry for more than 40 years, AFCOM has earned recognition as the market leader in educating, connecting and guiding the data center community.

About Informa Tech
Informa Tech is a leading provider of market insight and market access to the global business technology community. Through in-depth expertise and an engaged audience community, Informa Tech helps business professionals make better technology decisions and marketers reach the most powerful tech buyers and influencers in the world. Across its portfolio of over 100+ trusted brands, Informa Tech has over 1000 industry experts, including over 400 research analysts and consultants in global research group Omdia, and a monthly audience reach of over 125 million. Informa Tech is a division of FTSE 100 company Informa plc.

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