Data Center Design and Operations Considerations After COVID-19

Tune into this panel of data center industry experts with a range of different perspectives as they weigh in on the changes to data center design and operations that will be required due to COVID-19.

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Data centers are essential infrastructure which means they must continue to operate during the current COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will examine realistic responses to the evolving challenges from a health and safety perspective and explore innovative concepts that can be considered for the future as we transition to the new “normal.”

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Bruce Edwards – Morrison Hershfield

Bruce Edwards has over 44 years of design, construction and project management experience, the last 32 of which have been focused entirely on data centers. Bruce is responsible for establishing strategic relationships, establishing project requirements, schedules and budgets, conducting client and consultant meetings. His project role includes interfacing with clients, contractors, vendors, and architects and engineers to ensure coordinated compliance with project requirements and successful achievement of client objectives. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.


Roman Kowalczyszyn – Cologix

Roman has more than 25 years of experience in the management and operation of data centers for major corporations in Canada. Roman has developed a unique expertise in keeping data centers running. He has worked with many companies to convert their business strategy to technological requirements for state of the art data centers, by developing models to ensure proper real time monitoring and metering of systems which provide trending for capacity and operational planning. Roman graduated in electrical engineering from Queen’s University.


Dan Drennan – Corgan

Dan has been with Corgan since 1998 and was made a principal of the data centers studio in 2013. In 2019, Dan became the co-sector leader for the data centers studio focused on leading studio operations and elevating Corgans’ practice. He has designed data center projects encompassing over three million square feet. Dan has experience leading the overall design effort of numerous projects through all phases of service, including program confirmation and design of specific environments. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University.


Eric Daniels – Morrison Hershfield

Eric has over 30 years of critical facility operations and electrical engineering experience. At Morrison Hershfield, his role focuses entirely on mission-critical facilities through all phases of electrical systems design, construction, and commissioning. Eric is responsible for all facets of electrical systems analysis  and design, interfacing with clients, contractors and vendors to ensure coordinated compliance with project requirements. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Delaware State University.