4th Annual Data Center Austin Conference Announces This Year's Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D, General Manager, Watson IoT, IBM

Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D, General Manager, Watson IoT, IBM

The Data Center Austin Conference is excited to announce Kareem Yusuf, Ph.D., IBM’s General Manager of Watson IoT, will headline the fourth annual event as the keynote speaker. DCAC 2018 is slated for September 11-12, 2018 at Austin’s Brazos Hall with this year's focus on Next Generation Tech Growing Workloads.

DCAC’s purpose is to bring together the most influential thought leaders in the data center industry to discuss cutting edge developments and their impact on demands for the data center industry.

Dr. Kareem Yusuf, the event’s keynote speaker, works at the cutting edge of technology. As General Manager, Yusuf heads Watson IoT, the IBM business unit focused on helping clients in asset-intensive industries to maximize value from their connected assets, leveraging insights and AI. During his 19 years with IBM, Yusuf has held leadership positions in a variety of disciplines, including Offering Management, Software Development, SaaS Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Field Technical Sales. Yusuf received his Ph.D from the University of Leeds, focused on Decision Support Systems for Civil Engineering Construction. He is a world-renowned TED Speaker, as well as the author of “Enterprise Messaging Using JMS and IBM WebSphere.”

In addition to Yusuf, executives from IBM, Intel, Deloitte, and Compass EdgePoint will be featured speakers at the 4th Annual Data Center Austin Conference - DCAC 2018. During the conference, DCAC attendees will hear from these powerful speakers and more.  Hot topics at this year’s conference will include:

·      Key applications driving an order of magnitude increase in data requirements.

·      New software and hardware being applied to data centers to handle the demands of innovation workloads.

·      Networks and data requirements enabling future technology

·      Where are the Investments being made in the edge data center environment? Why?

·      Costs to enable and deliver future data center.

·      Role of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

·      Technologies and consumer trends driving cloud demand.

·      How future technologies are transforming data center design and infrastructure.

·      How companies are responding to IoT.

Attendees at this year’s conference will have access to unmatched content from the most technologically advanced companies and the data center industry’s most influential leaders. The conference provides unique opportunities to hear from industry thought leaders. DCAC is also the most extreme networking event in the data center industry, giving attendees the best opportunities to collaborate with the data center industry’s most respected influencers in a relaxed, fun environment.

About DCAC

The Data Center Austin Conference (DCAC) is the most disruptive, relevant, content-driven networking event of its kind. For the last three consecutive years, this conference has brought together over 500 attendees from across the U.S, representing all aspects of the data center industry, under one roof, to be part of an ever-evolving event. At the conference, attendees will be able to learn from the industry’s most respected thought leaders and forward-thinking decisionmakers, connect with other likeminded individuals, develop powerful relationships and collaborate with executives, partners, and prospects alike. For more information about attending and/or sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 conference, visit www.dcac-live.com or email info@dcac-live.com

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Data Center-Austin Conference (DC/AC), the Anti-Data Center Conference of conferences is more akin to South by Southwest (SXSW) for the Data Center Industry than your average run-of-the-mill Data Center conference.