2018 Winter Meeting - Raleigh, NC

09 Feb 2018 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A message from Sheila Molino, Chapter President

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Thanks to all 250+ people who attended our 2018 Winter Meeting in Raleigh!  This was our highest meeting attendance in our 8 year Chapter history.  I extend a special welcome to all who joined us for their first meeting and a special thank you to the five MCO students from Cleveland CC and Wake Tech who took time from their studies to attend.

The Keynote Speaker, David Sarkus, delivered an inspiring presentation on Safety and Human Error, challenging us to build relationships to create a safety culture where we focus on coaching instead of being a cop.  Wells Fargo Senior Economist, Mark Vitner, shared his economic outlook for the Carolinas and the US.  He also shared a prediction that BitCoin will go to zero so you may want to look into other exchanges for your cryptocurrency portfolio.  Ryan Kennedy with Atom Power gave an enlightening presentation on solid state switching and democratization of power distribution.  Continuing our emerging technologies theme, Ben Jones of Hitzinger shared valuable information on clean conditioned power technology and Carl Cottuli of Bloom Energy presented a case study of fuel cell implementation in a data center.  Finishing out our day, our Thought Leadership Chair, Marcus Hassen, moderated a panel of industry experts:  Matt Baker of CBRE, Ken McAllister of TierPoint and Ray Caponi of T5 Facilities Management, sharing their thoughts on enterprise, colo and edge data centers.

As ever, we are grateful for all our Sponsors who provided the means to bring this event to our membership.

If you attended please take a minute to complete our meeting survey.  Your feedback is valuable to our future planning!

To view photos from the event click here.

I encourage you to contribute to our Chapter success by participating on one of our Committees.  You may contact us via info@7x24carolinas.org to be connected with the Committee Chairs.

I hope to see you May 7th for our golf event at Cabarrus Country Club.  We’ll announce registration closer to the date.  Changing things up a bit, we will take registrations for a week, then use a blind lottery to fill the 32 team field.

- Sheila



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