TCC Speaker Bios

Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Leading Authority on Global Business Trends

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on global business trends including big data, self-employment and the social media revolution. He is a keynote speaker who has headlined events for Bloomberg TV, Bank of America, Comcast Cable, Research in Motion (BlackBerry), Time Warner Cable and United Healthcare among many others, as well as dozens of conferences and conventions around the world.

Patrick's expertise encompasses modern business trends and communication strategies. The intersection of these two focuses on how today's mega trends directly impact communication channels for large corporations and governments as well.


Chris Feduniw

Chris Feduniw, Senior Director of Information Technology at Samsung SDSA

Chris Feduniw is currently the Senior Director of Information Technology at Samsung SDSA, where he is responsible for leading the Information Technology Department supporting Samsung America's Semiconductor R&D Division, working with the site executive leadership team to develop and execute a long-term strategy and vision to support the unique needs of the R&D community. Previously, Mr. Feduniw served as Director of IT – Strategic Demand Management/Business Partnerships at Symantec.


Geary Johnson

Geary Johnson, Senior Manager of America Facilities at Samsung

As Senior Manager of America Facilities, Geary Johnson oversees facility operations for Samsung Semiconductor America Headquarters. Mr. Johnson also is responsible for coordinating facility and real estate operations for 28 remote S&M and R&D sites, including establishment of best practices and environmental health & safety, leveraging vendor services and development and control of a $16 million annual budget for facility operations.


Brian Donathan

Brian Donathan, Principal at TELADATA

Brian Donathan joined TELADATA in 1994 and was promoted to Principal in 2000. As the Principal/Senior Project Manager, he has overall responsibility for IT infrastructure design, technical leadership for data center / mission critical facilities, and managing our project team.

Brian began his communications career in research and design with electronic systems with the United States Air Force (U.S.A.F). He later went on to manage data communications, cable plant design, and installation management for Information Networking Company, Inc.


Kristopher Sims

Kristopher Sims, Director of Infrastructure Solutions Architects at Sysorex USA

Kristopher Sims leads a team of solutions engineers at Sysorex focused on delivering complex IT infrastructure solutions and services to customers ranging in size from mid to enterprise. Mr. Sims has 18 years of experience in IT where he has held positions such as IT Director for a school district, Engineer at Microsoft and consultant. The focus of his background has been around storage and virtualization with a recent emphasis on hybrid cloud and datacenter , transformation, automation and process improvement.

Kristopher has also been instrumental in developing and expanding Sysorex's overall professional services and offerings through the alignment of customer's business objectives and "right fit" technology solutions.


Dan Madrigal

Dan Madrigal, Head of Acquisitions - Data Center Strategy and Site Selection at Facebook

Dan is the Head of Acquisitions - Data Center Strategy and Site Selection for Facebook. Prior to Facebook, he held senior level development and acquisition positions at Equinix and Devonshire Investors in London, the private equity arm of Fidelity Investments; he was also the Chief Real Estate Officer for Amgen and for Clorox. Dan is an alumnus of University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and Oxford University's Said Business School.


Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson, Vice President, Global Foundation Services (GFS) at eBay

In my professional career I have been driven by one question - What's next? I love to solve complex problems and take on challenging projects. I live, eat and breath technology and push myself to come up with new ways to not only apply them, but push them further. I challenge the assumptions and push my leaders to think past their own experience. I also believe strongly in simplification. There are always different ways to look at challenges and innovate. Being a very visual person with a knack to see patterns, I can connect the dots allowing me to build strategies. I lead by example and surround myself with talented, passionate, dedicated people who are as motivated as I am to solving the next problem.

I feel that the range of positions I have held in my 23 year career has enabled me to be a well rounded executive who is able to see the opportunity, create and execute on the strategy and tell the story that resonates with customers and the industry.


Richard Donaldson

Richard Donaldson, Director Infrastructure Management & Operations at eBay

Richard is currently the director of CPI’s business operations & strategy at eBay. He oversees all business aspects of the infrastructure and platform that ebay runs upon – the portfolio includes datacenters, hardware, software, financial, vendors, logistics, supply chain, and business processes. During this time, ebay has won numerous industry awards for its innovations in infrastructure operational management.  Prior to joining ebay about 4yrs ago, Richard spent 12yrs in a handful of startups in Silicon Valley, all of which focused on infrastructure services.  Richard started in Investment Banking when he first landed in Silicon Valley right at the explosion of the internet in the late ‘90s.  Originally from Minnesota, he has resided in San Francisco since 1997.


Dan Lunderville

Dan Lunderville, Manager, Lab Infrastructure and Operations at Palo Alto Networks

Dan Lunderville has over 10 years as an IT management expert with experience in capacity planning and IT leadership. Dan regularly identifies and takes advantage of industry trends. Dan provides outstanding leadership, training, and support and has proven experience in infrastructure growth and capacity planning. Dan has worked on projects that migrated systems, maximizing business results and implement successful IT datacenter support strategies. He has delivered critical solutions to complex problems and implemented multi-million dollar cost containment strategies. Dan maintains strong relationships with technical and non-technical business experts and consistently delivered exceptional results within strict time and budget strategies. Dan is known for strategic thinking, innovative problem solving, and flexibility.


Orlando Castro

Orlando Castro, Sr. Manager Data Center Solutions, at Kaiser Permanente - IT

Orlando Castro is a Certified Energy Manager with over 20 years of experience in the facilities engineering industry. As an ITIL-certified professional, Mr. Castro has incorporated ITIL principles with a focus on continuous availability into the programs he runs as Critical Facilities Council Chairperson, governing over facilities operations at Kaiser Permanente's National Data Centers. Under his guidance and direction as Technical Lead and Chair of the KeeP IT Green Team, Kaiser Permanente has implemented initiatives which have put them in the national spotlight by earning the Uptime Institute's Green Enterprise IT Award for Facilities Innovation as well as recently being named the number one Green IT company by Computerworld Magazine.


Michael Charney

Michael Charney, CEO at Spectrum PMG

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction industry with exposure to a wide array of Clients and construction types covering nearly all market sectors. Much of his work has been focused on technical and technically �challenging projects. Having practiced both Architecture and General Contracting Michael is able to communicate effectively with both designers and builders, possessing the unique ability to partner with a Project Team to maintain design intent while ensuring constructability and cost effectiveness. Michael specializes in all aspects of tenant improvement and core & shell construction with a keen understanding of the designbuild delivery process.


Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman, Senior Director, Global Real Estate and Facilities at Nimble Storage

Dan Hoffman is a corporate real estate and facilities executive currently running the global organization for Nimble Storage headquartered in San Jose. He is adept at managing real estate, design and construction, and facility operations. He creates teams to provide innovative and sustainable workplaces while driving operational excellence and high customer satisfaction. He has designed and built corporate campuses and led facility organizations for Google, Apple, and NetApp during his 20+ year career. Mr. Hoffman has an MBA from the University of San Francisco and BS Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis. He is a registered mechanical Professional Engineer (P.E.) and is U.S .Green Building Council LEED-AP certified.


Ed Pate

Ed Pate, Director II, Global Real Estate, Facilities, & Security at SanDisk

Ed Pate's industry experience includes Global Real Estate & Facilities senior management experience with VMware and Amazon Lab126. Ed has managed a multitude of both real estate & facilities projects globally, of up to $40 million. Ed specializes in international requirements and developing program designed to scale to company growth. Ed graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Management and also holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from San Francisco State University.


Ned Fennie

J. Edgar "Ned" Fennie, Co-founder and President of Fennie + Mehl Architects

J. Edgar "Ned" Fennie is co-founder and President of Fennie + Mehl Architects, and as such he is directly responsible for delivery of all architectural services, and is the Design Director for many of the projects within the office. His 33 years of experience include a wide range of projects for corporate and developer clients, although his primary focus has been in the commercial sector, and he specializes in renovations of various scales and complexities, from Tenant Improvement Interiors projects to large-scale building renovations, seismic upgrades, and additions.

Based on his thorough knowledge of Type I and Type II construction, he is recognized by his peers as an expert in building codes and their application, and as such has given code seminars to a variety of audiences. He is actively involved in code writing efforts locally and working with code officials and property owners to forge workable regulations that serve all members of our community. Ned was recently selected to serve on the San Francisco Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety Advisory Committee and the Mayor's Task Force on Soft Story Retrofits and is currently the Chair of the Code Advisory Committee to the San Francisco Building Inspection Commission.

Additionally, Ned has a broad base of experience in the use of computer, information and design modeling technologies, not only with in-house systems and tools, but also in managing the design and construction of large-scale data and telecommunication facilities. Ned supports a strong connection with our community and leads the firm's charitable efforts, primarily with the Americans Diabetes Association Tour de Cure fund-raising program.

Recent projects include Silicon Valley Bank San Francisco Corporate Offices, Box.com Corporate Headquarters in Los Altos, CA and Equinix Corporate Headquarters, Redwood City, CA.

Ned graduated from the University of Arizona School of Architecture in 1980, and while there participated in the exchange student program with the Universidad de La Salle in Mexico City (along with his fellow colleague, Doug Mehl). He has lived and worked in Mexico City, Houston and now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons.


Nels Olson

Nels Olson, AT&T Solutions Group

Nels Olson is the Area Manager of Construction and Engineering in the Antenna Solutions Group (ASG). ASG is responsible for implementation of in-building wireless solutions such as distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells across the United States in venues such as airports, universities, convention centers, health care facilities, hotels, shopping malls, business offices, and stadiums.

In his current organization, Nels has the opportunity to lead the construction of distributed antenna systems in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest markets. Nels manages a portfolio of mobility construction projects with a capital budget up to $85 million annually. His experience with in-building antenna solutions has earned Nels the privilege of becoming an industry expert both internally and externally of AT&T. Nels has an extensive background in the telecommunications field including outside plant planning, fiber design, network design, and overall construction implementation.


Gary T. Flynt

Gary Flynt, Young Wireless Solutions

Gary T. Flynt, the account manager for Young Wireless Solutions DAS division, has been invested in the wireless industry since 1999. Gary's experience with both the carrier deployments and his work as an integrator has provided him the opportunity to install DAS solutions in airports, stadiums, hospitals, and high-rise buildings. Gary has tremendous involvement in DAS development in the Pacific North West Region; specifically the San Francisco Bay Area market.

Leading a dedicated team at Young Wireless to develop carrier and public safety DAS initiatives, Gary is knowledgeable in radio frequency engineering as well as the most up-to-date government regulated codes for both in-building and public safety DAS. Certified with iBwave Solutions, Gary is also the lead RF Design Engineer for Young Wireless.

In his current position, Gary focused his work with various Wireless Service Providers, building owners/property management companies, and DAS OEMs tailoring customized, scalable, and sustainable RF DAS solutions for varieties of immediate and expandable applications.


Mark Honer

Mark Honer, Director, SDDC Engineering Operations at VMware

Mark Honer has over 15 years of experience in IT operations, cross-functional team management, and call center design. Mark has developed key, mission-critical strategies to improve global datacenter operations, spearheaded high-performing teams, managed external IT vendors and negotiate contracts, turned around underperforming operations and resolved customer issues, overseen New Product Introduction (NPI) and product design, and implemented cost-saving initiatives and receive numerous commendations for outstanding support. Mark is a strategic, highly dynamic leader known for developing innovative solutions in fast-paced, deadline-critical environments. Mark has previously served as Senior Manager of Customer Support Labs for Palo Alto Networks, Senior Manager of Customer Support Labs at Juniper Networks and Manager, Customer Support for Xsigo Systems.


Ned Bagno

Ned Bagno, Manager, Global Energy Management and Sustainability at Cisco Systems

Ned Bagno is a manager in the Global Energy Management and Sustainability group at Cisco Systems. His responsibilities include driving energy reduction programs in lighting and HVAC systems and delivering innovative software and hardware solutions to the workplace. Ned has been involved in designing and implementing cutting edge building control technologies used to control security, lighting and building control systems at Cisco. Ned has over 35 years experience managing complex enterprise physical security programs as well as IP based building control technologies. Ned is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and ASHRAE.


Luis Suau

Luis Suau, Solution Architect & Technical Marketing Engineer, IOE Vertical Solutions Group at Cisco

Luis Suau is a Solution Architect and Technical Marketing Engineer in Cisco’s IOT Vertical Solutions Group responsible to bring Cisco Validated Solutions to market. In this role since 2014, he is developing Internet of Things (IOT) solutions that leverage the intelligence and power of the Cisco network in Digital Building Infrastructure for Enterprise IOT applications.

Since 2008 Mr. Suau has been focused on IT Energy Management approaches for Corporate Sustainability including Cisco EnergyWise and working with partners to develop new applications with POE wired network ports. He has contributed to Cisco's annual Corporate Sustainability Report, helped launch Cisco’s Labs Energy Reduction initiatives, and Cisco's submissions to the Greenpeace Cool IT challenge.

Mr. Suau began his career at Cisco 1993 as a Corporate Consulting Engineer and has worked on a number of other technology areas such as Video Transport, Data over Cable Service (DOCSIS) and IBM Internetworking. He began his career in IT in 1980 and holds a BBA degree in Management Information System (MIS) from Florida International University. In his personal time Mr. Suau is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for DTV America Inc. and enjoys Automobiles, Photography, and working on home improvement projects. A Cuban born native, Mr. Suau speaks Spanish and resides in Miami, Florida.


Lou Gregus

Lou Gregus, Senior Director of Engineering Field Services at Fidelity Investments

Mr. Gregus began with Fidelity in 2007, working in the data center and critical infrastructure organization. He supports real estate construction projects and operations in Canada, Rhode Island, New York, North Carolina and Florida, as well as our network of Retail Investor Centers. Lou was instrumental in the 2008 build-out and commissioning of the RTP Data Center and the 2010 design and construction of the Centercore data center proof-of-concept. Lou coordinates Fidelity's Engineering and Environmental Audit program and the Electric and Low-Emission Vehicle programs. He has been involved with Centercore since its inception, most recently as the Product Manager for all of Centercore's product line, including outdoor, indoor and government offerings. Lou retired from the US Navy in 2007 at the rank of Commander, where he held various leadership positions in nuclear and conventional powered warships.


Glyn Blanks

Glyn Blanks, Vice President, Data Center Services at Fidelity Investments

Glyn is an accomplished IT professional with more than 30 years of diverse experience. Since joining Fidelity Investments in 1996, he has held various positions in Software Development, Systems Architecture, and Infrastructure and Operations Management. In his current role, he leads a global team responsible for “infrastructure design and delivery”, serving as an advisor to Fidelity Business Unit IT groups in the selection and implementation of new infrastructure and hosting solutions. He has played a key role in formalizing Fidelity's Data Center Strategy, and for the past five years, has worked to build new data center facilities, consolidate and close older “end of life” facilities, refresh and modernize Fidelity's infrastructure, and coordinate the migration of Business Unit applications/workloads.


Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor, CEO at Applied Power Technologies

Andy Taylor, CEO of APT, is a registered professional electrical engineer in the State of California since 1994 with over 25 years of experience in facilities, manufacturing, and utility engineering. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho, and a master's degree in manufacturing systems engineering from Stanford University.

Andy's professional background includes nearly a decade at Intel Corporation in various positions in facilities and manufacturing as well as experience as a consulting electrical engineer for Quasar Engineering and ABB Impell. As a seasoned professional skilled in both facilities management and manufacturing systems improvement, Andy is able to apply his experience to provide flexible and creative solutions, which have been formally recognized and awarded by clients and employers alike.


Rick Turner

Rick Turner, Sr. Manager, Site Operations at NetApp

Richard is Senior Manager of Site Operations @ NetApp, Inc., located in the heart of Silicon Valley with offices worldwide. As Sr. Site Operations Manager, he was one of the primary architects of the facility operations group at NetApp, developing and leading a group of contracted facility professionals who demonstrate through measured performance, is an organization that can be counted with �Best in Class� organizations.

Richard brings a unique set of skills to the position with his background and experience in service Contracting, Facility Management and Operations. During his career, he has successfully transitioned his experience and skills into different high tech industries from Semi-Conductor to Pharmaceutical and Information Technology.

During his career Richard was one of the Project Managers responsible for design and construction of one of Silicon Valley�s first sub-micron clean rooms which is portrayed in the book entitled �Silicon Valley Inventing the Future� (page 368 �Integrated Device Technology�) ~ published in 1992 ~ written by Jean Deitz and John Kevin Waters.

Richard co-authored a technical paper entitled �Building a Facility for the Future in the Floor Space of the Present�, and was a contributor to SEMICON West 1996 technical program panel on the subject of design, protocols and installation techniques related to ultra-pure gas distribution systems.

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, he served four years in the United States Army before attending the University of Maryland, later San Jose State and finally and most impacting to his career (as he will attest), the �University of Hard Knocks�, Silicon Valley.


Kerry Haywood

Kerry Haywood, Executive Director of the Moffett Park Business Group

Kerry is currently Executive Director of the Moffett Park Business Group (MPBG) located in Sunnyvale, California. The MPBG is a membership-driven organization, committed to supporting the social, environmental, and economic health of our community through mutual cooperation and advocacy. We address common business concerns within the Moffett Park area, with a focus on development, sustainability, community engagement, and improved mobility. As Executive Director, Kerry has worked on a wide variety of issues, including power quality, transportation infrastructure improvements, emergency response and building development policy.

Kerry became Executive Director of MPBG in March 2006. Prior to coming to MPBG, Kerry worked in the airline industry for ten years for Southwest Airlines. There she worked in training, management and ground operations. She holds a B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.


Don Bray

Don Bray, Executive Director, Smart Energy Enterprise Development at JVSV

Don Bray serves as Executive Director for Joint Venture Silicon Valley's Smart Energy Enterprise Development programs (SEEDZ Initiative). The SEEDZ Initiative brings together a broad coalition of business, governmental, institutional and utility stakeholders to focus on shared solutions for advanced energy system performance and sustainability. This includes electric vehicle infrastructure, energy efficiency, community-based renewable energy systems, and power quality.

Don brings an extensive background in clean technology, systems integration, business consulting and program management to this role. In 2007, Don co-founded AltaTerra Research, a market research and consulting firm focused on clean technology solutions for the enterprise marketplace. With AltaTerra, Don has published a wide range of market research reports on emerging business solutions for energy and resource efficiency, sustainability, and commercial-scale renewable energy. He has led numerous consulting engagements, with start-ups and corporate clients, focused on clean technology product strategy and positioning, market education, and market development. In addition, Don serves as an angel investor and advisor to clean technology companies, including Paired Power, a local start-up focused on use of solar for electric vehicle charging applications.

Prior to AltaTerra, Don was a Managing Partner at Accenture, a global consulting and technology integration services company. Over 22 years with Accenture, Don was instrumental in building and leading Accenture's high technology industry practice in Silicon Valley, architecting and delivering global-scale business transformation and technology integration programs.

Within the community, Don has helped define and launch the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, a region-wide public-private partnership addressing regional sustainability goals. In his home town of Los Altos, California, he currently serves on the city's Environmental Commission, and is a past Chair and Vice-Chair.

Don earned his Masters in Engineering Management from Stanford University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Davis.


Larry Owens

Larry Owens, Manager, Customer Services and Marketing at Silicon Valley Power

Larry Owens is the Division Manager of Customer Services and Marketing at Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the Electric Utility of the City of Santa Clara. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies and over 20 years in the electric utility industry, Larry oversees SVP's full range of marketing and customer services, including residential, commercial and industrial electric services, energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs, customer communications, Metro Wi-Fi, and dark fiber leasing services, and online information products and services for customers. Larry is also the sponsor and manager of SVP's Meter Connect program for "smart grid" technologies and is a City Lead in regional efforts on Climate Change, Municipal Wi-Fi and Economic Development.


Bruce Myatt

Bruce Myatt, Critical Facilities Solutions

Bruce Myatt, PE is a registered Mechanical Engineer in California and Founder of Silicon Valley's Critical Facilities Round Table (CFRT) in San Francisco. He is President of Critical Facilities Solutions, a data center technical market consultant, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of The Data Centers, LLC (TDC), and Executive Editor at Mission Critical Magazine. Bruce has over 30 years of engineering consulting experience working with critical facilities such as data centers, semiconductor fabs, nuclear power plants, and DOE's nuclear weapons production facilities. He is a Technical Columnist and member of the Board of Advisors for Mission Critical Magazine; member of DOE's Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group (EEHPCWG); member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group energy efficiency committee, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sigma Phi Delta International Social-Professional Engineering Fraternity; and previously member the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of the Bay Area.

Bruce has recently led the development of design concepts for several state-of-the art data centers for some of the world's largest internet and technology companies and for supercomputing facilities at DOE and R&D sites, involving modular and containerized solutions, combined air and liquid cooling systems, and variable tier level and power density environments. And, he is now leading the design of an alternative energy powered “micro-grid” and advanced “off grid” computing project which was selected as a finalist for Data Center Dynamics 2013 North American Award for “Forward Thinking and Design Concepts”. And, he has twice led his design team into the finals of the annual eBay design competitions for the Mercury and Quicksilver projects. Previously, Bruce helped pioneer the development and acceptance of the data center “air flow containment” concept and related “best” practices, and has been selected as a technical advisor by EPA, DOE, CEC, LBNL and PG&E to assist with programs focused on data center energy efficiency solutions. He has provided data center energy efficiency presentations at over twenty different and well-known data center conferences.


Greg Bush

Greg Bush, Sr Manager Real Estate and Facilities at Sybase

Greg, a Senior Manager at SAP Americas, Inc., has 37 years of facilities operations experience. Greg currently operates one of the firm's global Data Centers in California. Using his knowledge and experience, he has creatively reduced the power utilization equivalency (PUE) from the original design of a PUE2 of 3.3 down to PUE2 of 1.33 today with significantly reduced uptime risk. This facility's data center has had several USDOE white papers published regarding such accomplishments as the first Bay Area data center to use a fresh air economizer and then the first Bay Area data center utilizing heat recovery to serve the office building's occupied spaces.

Greg has collaborated with Bay Area data center design engineers to develop even lower PUE strategies in new design build projects. Currently, Greg is developing a water side economizer strategy to further lower the PUE2 for the SAP DC he manages utilizing a variety of simple to intricate applications of science and physics.

Greg is a Certified Energy Manager and a graduate of BOMII. He currently sits on the USDOE's steering committee for the Data Center Certified Energy Practitioner education program.


Mukesh Khattar

Mukesh Khattar, Technical Executive, Data Centers at EPRI

Dr. Khattar's work has earned him several ASHRAE Technology Awards, including one for the design and operation of an ultra efficient cooling system in an enterprise scale data center in 2014 and another one high density containment in 2010. His work also earned an award for Oracle in 2014 from Data Center Dynamics for Breakthrough Technologies in Data Center. He was inducted into Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1990 for his RD&D work on heat pipe technology. He served on the Board of Directors of the Green Grid from 2010-2012 and co-chaired the Energy Committee of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group from 2010-2012. He has been a voting member of the ASHRFAE TC9.9 that is focused on data centers mission critical facilities.


Magnus Herrlin

Dr. Magnus Herrlin, Program Manager, High Tech Facility Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Dr. Magnus Herrlin is Program Manager for the High Tech Facility Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) where he manages a diverse portfolio of energy efficiency projects in data and telecom centers.

Magnus is also President of ANCIS Incorporated, a consultancy providing thermal and energy solutions for data centers. In this role, he is the lead for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training program.

Prior to establishing ANCIS, he served ten years as Principal Scientist with Bell Communications Research where he led efforts in optimizing energy and cooling efficiency of electronic equipment rooms.

He is a member of a number of organizations including the Green Grid (TGG), BICSI Data Center Standards Committee, and founding member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9: Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces, and Electronic Equipment.

Magnus is widely published with over 70 publications. He has introduced several thermal and energy metrics for data and telecom centers, including the Rack Cooling Index (RCI) and the Return Temperature Index (RTI). Magnus holds a Ph.D. in Building Services Engineering and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the AEE.


Henry Wong

Henry Wong, Senior Staff Technologist at Intel Corp

Henry ML Wong is a senior staff technologist at Intel Corporation, enabling and evangelizing energy efficient power/thermal technologies and techniques. Mr. Wong is a 30+ year Intel veteran, with over 20 years of industry experience in digital and mixed signal processor and systems development including the first mobile Intel® Pentium® Processor (P54LM/P55C), advanced mobile package technologies, and system clocking networks for the Intel® Itanium® and Intel® Xeon® processor platforms. For the past 10+ years, Mr. Wong has been leading Intel's support of data centre industry resource-efficiency initiatives, technologies, and policies with organizations such as the US EPA, US DOE, ISO/IEC, Lawrence Berkley National Labs, and The Green Grid. Mr. Wong is a 1984 graduate of Yale University with a degree in semiconductor physics.


John Cassise

John Cassise, CEO at Innometriks

John Cassise is President of Innometriks, Inc.  Mr. Cassise founded Innometriks to overcome the hurdles that blocked the wide scale deployment of strong identity authentication technology with a mission of creating a paradigm shift in the security industry.

Prior to forming Innometriks, Mr. Cassise held the position of VP of Sales at Bioscrypt Inc. While at Bioscrypt Mr. Cassise was responsible for the growth of face and fingerprint biometrics products for use in the security industry. He managed all North and Latin American sales and the team of sales directors reported directly to him. Mr. Cassise was responsible for all aspects of managing the channel sales including Distribution, VAR’s and integration. He reported directly to the CEO of Bioscrypt. Amongst many of his responsibilities was also that of managing the market and industry trends to help focus the future development efforts of the engineering team. While at Bioscrypt Mr. Cassise consistently grew the biometric business in excess of 30% year after year. Mr. Cassise spent five years at Bioscrypt and was accredited with project wins such as Port of NY/NJ, AMEX, Logan International, Telmex, Adobe, LAPD and Lambert Field. Mr. Cassise left Bioscrypt to pursue his passion of designing technology that is open, secure and flexible.

Prior to Bioscrypt Mr. Cassise spent 10 years at AMAG Technology. He originally took the position of Product Manager to manage the companies new Windows based Access Control software and hardware development. He was then promoted to Technical director and responsible for managing the entire technical team as well as directing all aspects of development for the Americas market. His final position was one that he held for over five years, National Accounts Manager. In this position his focus was strategic as he was able to use his technical aptitude and industry understanding to delivery year after year wins that catapulted AMAG Technology to a leader in the access control industry. He is accredited with landing projects such as the Department of Interior, Lucent/Avaya technologies, Keyspan Energy, Equity Office Properties, Port of Houston, Port of Savannah, Shell Oil, and the Pentagon. He was also pivotal in managing the sales efforts in the Federal space and delivering on its development of Enterprise Access Control solutions.


Cory Schaeffer

Cory Schaeffer, Director of Systems Solutions at QSC

Cory Schaeffer is Director of System Solutions, for QSC a technology company based in Costa Mesa, California. In her role, she's focused on applying her vision and thought leadership to the development and execution of end user strategies and forging relationships with industry influencers. She is also a key contributor to QSC's product development efforts and various marketing initiatives to ensure QSC's continued success in the AV/IT space.

Schaeffer has been in the technology industry for over twenty five years. She is the co-founder of Listen Technologies Corporation a wireless technology company based in Salt Lake City Utah. She now serves on their Board of Directors.

Schaeffer has served a four-year term on the Board of Directors for InfoComm International and a two-year term on the ICIF board which establishes scholarships for people wanting to enter the professional AV industry. She is the recipient of many industry awards including the 2014 InfoComm Women in AV award, the 2013 finalist circle for Women in Technology.

Cory lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband Tim. When not working, Cory travels, paraglides, scuba dives, and skis.


Kenneth Bolden

Kenneth Bolden, Principal IT Infrastructure Specialist at Symantec

Kenneth has extensive knowledge with AV & IT deployment along with the infrastructure these systems use. Although he recently joined the team at Symantec, he spent 8 years at Juniper Networks where he was a key member of the team implementing the world's largest networked AV system now used at Juniper. His objective at Juniper was to foster partnerships with facilities, networking, and preferred vendors to standardize AV globally, improve the delivery of services, and to simplify the use of the technology. He accomplished this and more.

Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Phoenix in Business Administration and Management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.


Travis Reed

Travis Reed, IT - Unified Communications and Collaboration Engineer at Juniper Networks

Travis understands at this level what is required to manage the AV & IT deployment on the largest fully networked AV system. With more than 350 conference rooms, every projector, display, projection screen, CODEC and DSP on the Juniper campus has a network connection. He has been living it for over two years. First joining Juniper Networks onsite during the deployment while employed with AVI/SPL a large AV integration company. Juniper then found his talent and knowledge to be invaluable and they offered him a full time position within Juniper. Travis has invented new ways to utilize the networked functionality of the systems at Juniper and has developed methods to remotely maintain, manage, and operate the systems.


Roundtable Presentation Bios

Troy Tazbaz

Troy Tazbaz, Director of Cloud Global Data Center Strategy at Oracle

Troy Tazbaz joined Oracle in 2011, part of RE&F's Global Data Center and Lab Design organization, and is responsible for internal data center and lab requirements, right sizing, and design. In addition to validating new build requirements, Mr. Tazbaz is responsible for auditing existing facilities and campuses around the globe to identify stranded capacity, as well opportunities for energy efficiency as part of Oracle's Energy Management team.


Jack Vonich

Jack Vonich, VP of Sales at Instor Solutions

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Chris R. Reimer

Chris Reimer, Business Development Manager at Facilities Protection Systems

Mr. Reimer is Business Development Manager at Facilities Protection Systems located in Brea, CA. Previously, he was a Design/Applications Engineer for twelve years as a special hazards fire protection and fire alarm contractor. Prior to that, Chris was the Western Regional Manger for Fire Protection Systems and Chemetron Systems. Chris is an Alumni of University of Wisconsin, with a BA degree, and has over thirty years of experience in special hazards fire S.E.T. for Special Hazards Fire Protection and certified for Fire Alarm Systems. He is a past President of teh Wisconsin Association Fire Equipment Dealers, the Wisconsin Area Safety Council, and the Los Angeles Fire Protection Forum. He is also a past instructor at Madison Area Technical College for Fire Investigation & Arson and Chemistry of Fire.


Jawahar Swaminathan

Jawahar Swaminathan, Director of Power Sales and Sales Engineering at Raritan

Jawahar leads a team of power specialists that design cutting edge power and energy management solutions for today�s advanced data centers, including rack PDUs, transfer switches, environmental monitors and more.