The Information Management Network (IMN) Forum on Financing, Investing and Real Estate Development for Data Centers is in its third year of keeping the IT industry up-to-date on the latest and greatest trends and topics associated with data centers, including demand dynamics, and interesting perspectives from both wholesalers and major colocation players. The forum takes place November 29-30 in Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

So why should you attend? Well for starters, attendees will be in good company. Past IMN Fall events of 2010 and 2011 have brought together 250+ senior executives from the world’s prominent IT organizations – and this year’s event is shaping up to the most successful one yet.  In addition to the forum serving as a valuable educational tool, it also facilitates data center growth and business development by offering endless networking opportunities. Lastly, the conference features approximately 15 engaging panel discussions spanning the topics most important to today’s data center owners, tenants, investors, capital and service providers, including vendor partnerships, branding & marketing, infrastructure and asset management, and many more. Among these discussions is the “Cost Drivers: TCO, CAPX, OPX” Panel.

The “Cost Drivers: TCO, CAPX, OPX” Panel, taking place at 3:40 pm on day 1 of the event, hones in on the financial aspects associated with data center operations, including budgeting, decreasing transaction costs, tax, structuring of data center staff, and property consolidation. Moderated by RampRate Sourcing Advisors and DeepStrat Digital Growth Strategies CEO, Todd Greenberg, the panel also features some of telecom’s key players; one of them being featured executive panelist Jack Pressman, CEO of Cyber Innovation Labs, LLC (CIL), a premier enterprise-class managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider.

With over 25 years in strategic-level IT management and two successful start-ups, it’s safe to say Mr. Pressman knows a thing or two about successful data center operations. His expertise was proven yet again on September 11, 2012, when CIL brought to market Cloud in a Vault (CiaV), its proven Cloud data management and networking solution. The technology is backed by CIL’s own 2N, Tier 3+, SSAE 16 Type II compliant data center, and was made commercially available following nearly nine months of rigorous testing and successful deployments within multiple enterprises across the globe.

“As the primary support entity of the Cloud, data centers have become increasingly popular following the recent and significant growth of Cloud computing. Successfully establishing a data center is one thing, profitably managing and operating is quite another,” comments Mr. Pressman. “Today’s owners and operators need to maintain an in-depth knowledge of the financial aspects behind data centers, and the Cost Drivers Panel does a great job of exploiting them. It is a true honor to be able to share my knowledge and serve as an executive panelist at the 2012 IMN Forum on Financing, Investing and Real Estate Development for Data Centers.”

Mr. Pressman will also be joined by fellow panel participants John Clune, President of Cavern Technologies, Brent Smolinski, Associate Principal of McKinsey & Company, Mark Bilton-Smith, President of Rio Networks, and John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Center Properties.

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