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Designing Data Centres for Efficiency and Growth Executive Briefing - January 17


Canadian CIOs are concerned about successfully managing their data centre operations and capacity in light of aging facilities, power and cooling constraints, security and availability threats, and shrinking budgets. IBM can help.

Join an exclusive gathering of CIOs, VPs of IT and senior IT Executives to discover the latest practices in data centre design and management services.

The IBM Leadership Data Centre in Barrie represents the latest deployment of IBM’s best global data centre practices for Computing and Recovery environments. We invite you to tour this exciting new facility and explore how IBM’s approach can be applied to your current data centre challenges to maximize efficiency and growth

Registration is now closed.
Barrie, Canada

Canada Leadership Data Centre
505 Bayview Drive
Barrie, Ontario

Time Description
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:00 AM IBM Canada Leadership Data Centre Overview
Gene Palazzo, Briefing Centre Manager
9:20 AM IBM Data Centre Efficiency Study
Dan McMullen, Business Unit Executive, Site and Facilities Services, IBM
10:00 AM IBM Data Centre Operational Efficiency Best Practices
Bernie Oegema, Data Centre Design Consultant, Site and Facilities Services, IBM
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Data Centre & Business Recovery Centre Tours
• See a large scale, flexible infrastructure that allows for continuous availability, capacity planning and energy management.
• Learn about IBM’s modular data centre approach that provides flexible growth in a modular form to avoid disruptions and defer expense
• View our fully equipped business continuity testing and recovery suites
11:45 AM Networking Lunch
12:30 PM Closing Remarks