Tuesday, September 12

Day One

We offer two options for the first morning: Compete in the 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, or tour OnRamp's Austin data center facility (excludes competitors).

  • Shuttles available from W Hotel to Golf Course

    7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

    Depart every 15 minutes

  • Coffee & Breakfast Served at Golf Course

    7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
  • 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Join us for an 9:00 AM shotgun start on Crenshaw Cliffside at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Consistently awarded one of the best golf resorts in the Southwest, secluded in the beautiful and peaceful rolling Hill Country of Austin, this 4,000-acre resort and spa is a golfer’s paradise. The multiple acres of Hill Country contain two superb Tom Fazio 18s and the earliest design of Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, considered among the best courses you can play in the United States, according to Golf Digest and Golf Week alike.

  • Lunch and Awards

    1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

    Return to the clubhouse for lunch as we announce the winners of closest to the pin, longest drive, and the lowest scoring foursome. Shuttles departing for W Hotel to follow.

  • Transportation Departs to OnRamp Data Center

    10:30 AM

    Boarding for the shuttle at the W Hotel starts at 10:00 AM, and will depart at 10:30 AM. The shuttle will return to the W Hotel at the conclusion of the tour.

  • OnRamp Data Center Tour

    11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

    Join OnRamp on an opportunity to show you, firsthand, all of the advantages of their data centers. As owners and operators of their Austin data centers, OnRamp controls the entire infrastructure from the ground up. Come explore their state-of-the-art data center facilities and learn more about the process they employ to operate them. (Registration for Data Center Tour must be completed by September 7th. No late sign-ups will be approved. Due to privacy policies, no competitors will be allowed to attend the tour. Please contact us, if you have any questions regarding this matter or eligibility.)

  • Shuttle from OnRamp to W Hotel

  • Happy Hour Sponsored by Skybox Datacenters and Fibernet Direct

    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Skybox Datacenters and Fibernet Direct invite all attendees to a happy hour reception in the Secret Bar inside the W Hotel, located to the left of the lobby entrance.

  • Registration and Badge Pick-up

    4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Meet us at ACL Live to register and pick-up your attendee badge.

  • DCAC Welcome Event Sponsored by Aligned Energy

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Aligned Energy is excited to welcome all conference attendees to this pre-concert reception. Enjoy libations and passed hor d'oeuvres while networking with the most influential thought-leaders in the industry.

Live Concert Featuring The Spazmatics

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

After Hours Reception Sponsored by Quality Uptime Services and Primary Integration

9:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Quality Uptime Services and Primary Integration look forward to continuing the night at Cedar Street Courtyard. All registered attendees are invited.

Wednesday, September 13

Day Two

  • Registration and Badge Pick-up

    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Meet us at ACL Live to register and pick-up your attendee badge.

  • Conference Begins

    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Speaker: Luke Nosek

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Luke Nosek is a co-founder of Founder’s Fund as well as of PayPal where he served as the company’s VP of Marketing and Strategy. Luke was an active venture capitalist in his personal capacity before launching Founders Fund. Luke received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Luke will focus on Future Advancing Technologies and what the next wave of critical infrastructure demand looks like on both the cloud as well as the data center owner/operator collective.

State of the Industry

10:45 AM – 11:25 AM

An overview of the State of the Industry from the perspective of a data center and technology real estate market leader. There will be a summary of trends outlining how organizations are currently planning and optimizing their mission critical footprints.

  • Bo Bond

    JLL - Data Center Solutions Co-Lead

Award Winning Austin BBQ Lunch Sponsored by Facility Solutions Group

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Valentina's churns out a beautiful fusion of our city’s greatest cuisines: barbecue and tacos.

Sustainability Panel

12:40 PM – 1:35 PM

An open panel focused on Bridging the Gap between evolving technology demands with continuous efficiency demands.

  • Peter Gross, PE

    Bloom Energy

  • Jakob Carnemark

    Aligned Energy

Cloud & Enterprise Panel

1:35 PM – 2:30 PM

An open discussion around challenges focused on Future Proofing for Scale while mitigating both security and economic risks. This panel will measure and weigh the challenges between scale, speed, location and allocation.

  • Dave Liggitt


  • Emil Sayegh


  • Shawn Tugwell


Network Panel

2:45 PM – 3:40 PM

An open discussion among telecom experts which highlights their efforts to support both enterprise and cloud latency concerns as well as connectivity demand both for today and for the years to come.

  • Sharif Fotouh - Conference M.C.

    EdgePoint Systems, Inc.

  • John Sarkis

    NTT America

  • TJ Karklins

    Zayo Group

  • Robert DeVita


  • David Bailey

    Fibernet Direct

Operator Panel

3:40 PM – 4:35 PM

An open discussion among various data center owner/operators highlighting measured trends from the market, and how they are responding to them, in what they are building, where they are building and which deployment methods they are adopting as the industry matures and continues to evolve.

  • Peter Feldman

    DataGryd Data Centers, LLC

  • Robert D. McClary


  • Michael Lahoud

    Stream Data Centers

  • Kristina Metzger


  • Rob Morris

    Skybox Datacenters

Fixing the Pipeline Panel

4:45 PM – 5:40 PM

An open discussion among some of the top women leaders in this industry, what they are doing to make an impact on this industry, as well as what they are doing to develop a path for more women to both join and make an impact in the mission critical industry.

  • Mercy Manning

    Aligned Energy

  • Ali Greenwood


  • Mona Rishi


  • Sherrie Jackson-Calhoun


  • Carrie Goetz

    Paige DataCom Solutions

  • Kristina Metzger


Private Equity Panel

5:40 PM – 6:35 PM

An open discussion amongst traditional and alternative financial sources outlining what it takes for them to deploy capital. This panel will highlight their expectations as well as concerns.

  • Anubhav Raj

    Aligned Energy

  • Andy Carlson

    Zayo Group

  • Alexander Ramirez


  • Tomer Yosef-Or

    ABRY Partners, LLC

  • James Pieri

    BlueMountain Capital Management

  • Closing Remarks and Sponsored Giveaways

    6:35 PM – 6:45 PM
  • After Hours Reception Sponsored by Stream Data Centers

    7:00 PM – 11:00 PM