MUST-VIEW THROWDOWN

DISRUPTING THE WORKFORCE

We’re excited to announce the next event in our series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns: DISRUPTING THE WORKFORCE.

Remote work. Satellite operations. Global interconnectivity. Everything Zoomed.

Do we have the bandwidth and capacity? Will the data infrastructure be able to sustain and expand during this tectonic shift in the workforce? How should we be planning for our technology in this uncertain future?

Then there is this. Will a global pandemic and the turbulence of world affairs disrupt the workforce on a permanent basis? Are we experiencing merely a momentary adjustment or will office space and team collaboration be forever changed?

The big question is…should we go back to centralized offices? Or have we merely unleashed a better way for enhanced productivity and efficiency?

Want to know who the big winners will be in this massive disruption of the workforce? Then join us in the Octagon for the next in our series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns.

Your Referees In The Octagon

Jack Vonich – President of Instor

Jack is the President of Instor and a leader in the Data Infrastructure Industry.

Nabeel Mahmood – CIO of Instor

Nabeel is one of the most well-known names in Data Infrastructure Technology and has earned a reputation as an innovator and technologist.

Dr. Julie M. Albright

Digital Sociologist & Author

We have a generation of digital natives who grew up in a world where there was always an Internet. And because of this, behavior and technology is intertwined.

Dr. Julie M. Albright, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

Dr. Julie Albright is a Sociologist specializing in digital culture and communications; She has a Masters Degree in Social and Systemic Studies from Nova SouthEastern University and a Dual Doctorate in Sociology and Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. Dr. Albright is currently a Lecturer in the departments of Applied Psychology and Engineering at USC, where She teaches master’s level courses on the Psychology of Interactive Technologies and Sustainable Infrastructure.

Dr. Albright’s research has focused on the growing intersection of technology and social / behavioral systems: She was the Co-PI and Project Lead for the Behavioral Component of a $121 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project with LA Dept of Water and Power, the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and UCLA, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

She is also a sought after keynote speaker for her insights, and has given talks for major data center and energy conferences including SAP for Utilities, IBM Global, Data Center Dynamics and the Dept. of Defense. She has appeared as an expert on national media including the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR Radio and many others.

Her book on the impacts of mobile – social- – digital technologies on society – Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream –  will be published Fall 2018 from Random House/ Prometheus. Her next book on our increasing reliance on digital infrastructure will be co-authored with Mr. Dean Nelson (responsible for the digital infrastructure at PayPal/eBay, Uber, and others).

Randy Borron

Vice Chairman Of Cushman & Wakefield

I think the technology that’s in place now enables leaders to manage productivity a lot better than we’ve ever seen in the past.

Randy Borron, Data Infrastructure Throwdown

Randolph is a Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield with 35 years of experience in data center and portfolio optimization site acquisition and disposition, lease negotiations, and over 36 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate. His data center expertise covers site selection, risk analysis, portfolio strategy, Real Estate strategic planning, and account management.

Randolph is one of the founding members of Cushman & Wakefield’s Data Center Advisory Group. This highly specialized group is made up of uniquely qualified real estate brokers who understand the specialized requirements of mission critical environments. Mr. Borron ensures that his client’s real estate solutions create optimum efficiency and minimized risk while meeting the business’ needs.

Randolph is a consistent top producer in Cushman & Wakefield, achieving Top 100 recognition in the Americas every year since 2012. Mr. Borron graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Degree in Urban Development and Economics. He is a member of SIOR, CoreNet Global, and NAIOP, TREB, OREA, CREA, AFCOM and is on the Foundation Board of Providence Healthcare.