Session Schedule

Monday, September 12
6:30 AM - 6:45 PM

Registration Hours
  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Monday, September 12, 6:30 AM - 6:45 PM

Monday, September 12
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

All Access Pass Continental Breakfast
  • Room:   R220
  • Session Number:  AAPCB
  • Monday, September 12, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Monday, September 12
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Better Data Center Management Through the Use of Metrics II (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  AAP 1
  • Monday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Optimize Efficiency by Applying Best Practices for Commissioning
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  AAP 3
  • Monday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Practical Guide to a Successful DCIM Requirements Gathering: Selection, Budgeting & Install
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  AAP 2
  • Monday, September 12, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Monday, September 12
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

All Access Pass Refreshment Break
  • Room:   Level 2 Foyer
  • Session Number:  AAPRB
  • Monday, September 12, 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Monday, September 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

All Access Pass Networking Luncheon
  • Room:   R220
  • Session Number:  AAPL
  • Monday, September 12, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Monday, September 12
12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

New Attendee Welcome Session
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  NAWS
  • Monday, September 12, 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

Monday, September 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Best Practices for Operating a Data Center
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  FOM 2.3
  • Monday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Confidence and Competency in Mission Critical Environments
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 8.1
  • Monday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Moving from Reactive to Proactive by Creating Smarter Data Center Resources
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 2.1
  • Monday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plan for a Crisis Before it Occurs
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 5.1
  • Monday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Using DCIM for Data Center and Colocation Moves (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  ITOM 12.1
  • Monday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday, September 12
1:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Data Center Operations and Management (2-HOUR SESSION)
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 3.1
  • Monday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Monday, September 12
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Designing and Connecting your Compute Infrastructure – A Take on Commodity vs. Enterprise
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.6
  • Monday, September 12, 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Five Key Emerging Trends Impacting Data Centers in 2016
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  FOM 2.5
  • Monday, September 12, 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
How Your Consequence Moment Affects Your Data Center Strategy
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 1.2
  • Monday, September 12, 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
The Future of Data Center Management: Panel Discussion on the State of DCIM (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  FOM 7.1
  • Monday, September 12, 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Uptime Institute's Tier Certification Explained
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 2.2
  • Monday, September 12, 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Monday, September 12
2:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Resiliency in the Ring of Fire (2-HOUR SESSION)
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 1.1
  • Monday, September 12, 2:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Monday, September 12
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Refreshment Break
  • Room:   Level 2 Foyer
  • Session Number:  RB
  • Monday, September 12, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Monday, September 12
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Adapting to Data Growth and Embracing New Revenue Opportunities with 100G Services
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 17.1
  • Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Creating the Next Generation of Data Centers
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 3.2
  • Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Data Center & Cloud Services Market Overview
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  ITOM 3.2
  • Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Green Grid’s New Metric for Visualizing and Assessing Data Center Cooling Performance
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  FOM 2.4
  • Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Let’s Move to the Cloud (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  ITOM 7.1
  • Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Successful Critical Facility Start-Ups: What's Missing?
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 4.1
  • Monday, September 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Monday, September 12
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception - For Attendees & Exhibitors
  • Room:   Generations Hall: 310 Andrew Higgins, New Orleans
  • Session Number:  OR
  • Monday, September 12, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, September 13
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Continental Breakfast
  • Room:   The Great Hall A
  • Session Number:  CB
  • Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Tuesday, September 13
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Hours
  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, September 13
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote: The Price of Leadership
  • Room:   The Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  KEY 1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Tuesday, September 13
9:25 AM - 10:25 AM

BC/DR Shifts in the Face of Global Enterprise Cloud Critical Facilities (CASE STUDY)
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 5.2
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Closing the Gap to Free Cooling in the Data Center (CASE STUDY)
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 11.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Data Center Migrations - Tricks of the Trade
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  ITOM 6.2
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
New Developments in Fiber Optics & Data Center Products
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  PIS 5
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Technology Enabled Data Center Life Cycle Services
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  PIS 1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Using Simulation-Plan for Private Cloud Infrastructure in Small- and Medium-Sized Data Centers (CASE STUDY)
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 6.3
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM
Women in the Data Center (Panel Session)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  PL 7.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 9:25 AM - 10:25 AM

Tuesday, September 13
10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

Colocation Strategies – Questions Answered by the Top Tier Colocation Providers (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  FOM 5.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
How IT Decisions Impact Data Center Facilities: The Importance of Collaboration
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 20.3
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
Identifying and Protecting Necessary Assets
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 6.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
Reimagining DC Leadership, Learning and Business Risk Mitigation
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 1.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
The Changing Data Center Market: Market & Product Blurring of Retail and Wholesale Colocation
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  PIS 4
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
US Bank's DCIM Journey
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  PIS 6
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
What is the Real Value of Prefabricated Data Centers?
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.4
  • Tuesday, September 13, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM

Tuesday, September 13
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Application Performance Management (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  ITOM 1.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Bloomberg Data Centers, Where the Go's Go!
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 6.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Easy Data Center Testing up to 100 Gbps With Anritsu Network Master™ Field Testers
  • Room:   R207
  • Session Number:  PIS 7
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Increase Flexibility, Efficiency and Control in your Data Center with the Liebert eXM
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  PIS 3
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Ocean-Cooled Data Center & Desalination Colocation, Part 2
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Show Me the Money – How to Secure Funding for Your IT Initiative
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 9.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Technology, Information, Privacy and Risks to the Gaming Industry
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 2.1
  • Tuesday, September 13, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Tuesday, September 13
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Luncheon
  • Room:   The Great Hall A - Access from inside Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL
  • Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, September 13
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open Hours
  • Room:   Hall B
  • Session Number:  EXPO
  • Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 13
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Dessert
  • Room:   Hall B - Networking Lounge
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, September 13
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Cocktail Reception
  • Room:   Hall B
  • Session Number:  EHCR
  • Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 14
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Continental Breakfast
  • Room:   The Great Hall A
  • Session Number:  CB
  • Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Wednesday, September 14
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration Hours
  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, September 14
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Important Legislations Affecting Today’s Data Center
  • Room:   The Great Hall B
  • Session Number:  GEN 1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Wednesday, September 14
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Data Center Enterprise Trends 2016
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 3.1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
Future-proof Your IT Skills (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  PL 8.2
  • Wednesday, September 14, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
How Consolidation of Infrastructures Impact Data Center Growth
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 10.1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM
The New Role of the CIO and its Impact on IT Operations
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 9.2
  • Wednesday, September 14, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Wednesday, September 14
9:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Lessons of Katrina: Loyola and the New Orleans Community Approach to Preparedness (2-HOUR SESSION)
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 5.3
  • Wednesday, September 14, 9:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Wednesday, September 14
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Best Practices for IT Operations Management: What Works for You?
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 20.1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Development Incentives for Data Center Projects
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 4.2
  • Wednesday, September 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
IoT and Its Impact Everywhere (PANEL SESSION)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  ITOM 15.1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Maximizing Your Data Center Fiber Investment thru D-C-I-M
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  PIS 2
  • Wednesday, September 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Transforming City Landmarks Part II: From Bakery to Data Center (CASE STUDY)
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.2
  • Wednesday, September 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Wednesday, September 14
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Luncheon
  • Room:   The Great Hall A - Access from inside Exhibit Hall
  • Session Number:  NL
  • Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, September 14
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open Hours
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall B
  • Session Number:  EXPO
  • Wednesday, September 14, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, September 14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Dessert
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall B - Networking Lounge
  • Wednesday, September 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday, September 14
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Raffle
  • Room:   Exhibit Hall B - Networking Lounge
  • Wednesday, September 14, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday, September 14
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

AFCOM Alumni Member Appreciation Event - Sponsored by AFCOM's Strategic Partners
  • Room:   Rivergate Room - Level 1
  • Wednesday, September 14, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 15
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Continental Breakfast
  • Room:   R220
  • Session Number:  CB
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM

Thursday, September 15
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Hours
  • Room:   The Great Hall Foyer - Level 1
  • Session Number:  REG
  • Thursday, September 15, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday, September 15
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Cloud and Customer Impacts on Modern Data Center Design
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.7
  • Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Oracle Project Cell 2.1 – A Critical Space Journey: Innovation, Efficiency and Simplicity (CASE STUDY)
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.3
  • Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Physical Rack Level Security - Monitoring and Restricting Access
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 11.2
  • Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Taming the Data Center: A Wildcat’s Experiences
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  SDR 1.3
  • Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
The Times They Are a Changing
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 7.2
  • Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Total Data Center Capacity, Day Now to Day Two
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 20.2
  • Thursday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Thursday, September 15
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Colocation Management Lessons Learned
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 8.2
  • Thursday, September 15, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Remediating Arc Flash Hazards in New and Existing Data Centers
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  FOM 4.2
  • Thursday, September 15, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
The Impact of Energy Codes on Data Center Design
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 4.1
  • Thursday, September 15, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 9.1
  • Thursday, September 15, 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Thursday, September 15
9:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Challenges and Pitfalls in Choosing a Colo or Managed Services Provider (2-HOURS)
  • Room:   R210
  • Session Number:  PL 11.1
  • Thursday, September 15, 9:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Thursday, September 15
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Data Center Physical Security: Combining Technology and Process to Reduce Risk
  • Room:   R211
  • Session Number:  SDR 11.1
  • Thursday, September 15, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
How Data Centers Use Thought Leadership to Attract World-Class Clients and Talent
  • Room:   R215
  • Session Number:  PL 7.3
  • Thursday, September 15, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
IT’s Emerging Role in Data Center Operations and Management
  • Room:   R208
  • Session Number:  ITOM 20.4
  • Thursday, September 15, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Prefabricated Data Center: More than Just a Box with Equipment
  • Room:   R209
  • Session Number:  FOM 8.5
  • Thursday, September 15, 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Thursday, September 15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

AFCOM Compensation & Training Survey Results
  • Room:   R206
  • Session Number:  GEN 2
  • Thursday, September 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM