2015 Summer Meeting - Carolinas and Atlanta Chapters

18 Aug 2015 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Sheila Molino, Carolinas Chapter Vice President

Once again the joint meeting of the Atlanta and Carolina's Chapters of 7x24 Exchange sold out quickly and the events garnered much positive feedback.

This year our newest committee, Women In Mission Critical Operations – WIMCO, held our first event on Thursday afternoon.  We were delighted to have 20 women attend to learn more about our mission to strengthen engagement and participation of our female members.  Robin Aron provided an inspiring overview of her career in the mission critical industry followed by networking.  Disney and MGAC provided appetizers.

A large group attended the networking event sponsored by JE Dunn and held at The Harbour Club.  We continue to hear from members that networking is crucial to these events being successful.  I know I’m always amazed at the camaraderie of these events.

We kicked off the Friday meeting with breakfast co-sponsored by Sealco and AHA.  We needed a hearty breakfast for energy to keep up with our speaker Chad Pregracke from Living Lands and Waters.  Chad’s enthusiasm and the magnitude of his accomplishments cleaning up the Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois Rivers were inspirational about the impact each of us can achieve.

Mike Connaughton presented a comprehensive overview of the need to keep a long term view as data centers move to higher speed cabling to accommodate ever increasing data loads. 

Terry Rodgers followed with a succinct synopsis of ASHRAE standard 90.1 and proposed 90.4, explaining their potential application and impact.

Many thanks to our Event Sponsor, Berk-Tek Leviton for continued support of our chapter events.

Thanks also to the attendees.  Though it is hard to take time out to attend such events, participation of our end user membership provides lasting value to the entire organization and creates the environment for such activities to occur.

Future events include the 5th Annual Joint BCA – 7x24 Carolinas Chapter Technical Summit on Sept 3rd, National 7x24 meeting in San Antonio, TX and our Winter Meeting in February.  I hope to see you there.

EVENT PRESENTATIONS:

Transforming the Network - Mike Connaughton, Berk-Tek  (PDH Credit)

ASHRAE Standard 90.4P - Terry Rodgers, Primary Integration  (PDH Credit)


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