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[Webinar] Enabling Growth and Service Excellence for Colocation Providers by Out-tasking Data Center Operations


According to 451 Research, colocation providers will continue to grow going forward forecasting the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for global MTDC revenue at 9.3% from 2017 to 2022. Successful colocation companies are in a constant state of expansion, challenged with designing and building new facilities at rapid speed in order not to miss a market opportunity. But getting new facilities up and running is just the tip of the iceberg. A worldwide shortage of experienced data center professionals makes quickly recruiting, training, and retaining qualified data center staff a completely other challenge


Tony DeSpirito, VP/General Manager Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric leads a team that operates data centers around the world, including some of the world’s largest. Tony will discuss the benefits of partnering with a third party for data center operations to ensure growth targets are met. Tony will be joined by Brian Gisi, Infrastructure Management & Services Manager at IBM, who will share how out-tasking IT white space operations can enable growth for colocation providers by providing quick, efficient, cost-effective support of diverse customer requirements, as well as value-added services.


By joining this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn ways to overcome the skills shortage crisis
  • Understand how a data center operations partner can bring the right skills, methods, processes, and assets to colocation clients and accelerate successful outcomes
  • Identify key characteristics for a strong data center operations partner

Listen to the on-demand webinar Enabling Growth and Service Excellence for Colocation Providers by Out-tasking Data Center Operations. A webinar from the Digital International Colocation Club, hosted by Schneider Electric.


About Digital International Colocation Club (ICC)

Digital ICC is the online forum of the International Colocation Club, hosted by Schneider Electric. Through the ICC, colocation providers from around the globe come together to gain insights to grow their business. Through peer-to-peer sharing, industry experts and technology thought leaders, colocation providers will be prepared to evolve their business to meet future needs. The ICC meets annually in additional to locally-hosted Colo Clubs in select countries. To continue the discussion beyond the event, the Digital ICC offers exclusive content including a series of webinars.


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Brain Gisi
Infrastructure Management & Services Manager

In his role, Brian oversees the offer and execution of services pertaining to IT planning, asset intervention and physical deployment in the datacenter raised floor. Services are balanced between in-house resources and vendors to achieve required service levels while managing total cost of execution.

Brian has been with IBM for over 20 years and has deep domain knowledge in business analysis, outsourcing, integration and business process improvement.

Tony DeSpirito
Vice President/General Manager of Data Center Operations
Schneider Electric

Tony DeSpirito is Schneider Electric’s Vice President/General Manager of Data Center Operations. His responsibilities include strategy, marketing, sales, and execution of Schneider Electric’s data center operation services business. Schneider Electric operates data centers for clients and delivers operational excellence through rigorous processes and discipline supported by a digital foundation.

A seasoned high-technology marketing and sales executive, Tony has deep domain expertise in enterprise software and managed services. He is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm. and Operation Provide Comfort Campaigns in Southwest Asia[AM1] and was a decorated Combat Aviator while a Captain in the United States Air Force.

Greg Jones
Vice President of Strategy and Offer Management for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment
Schneider Electric

Greg Jones is Vice President of Strategy and Offer Management for the Cloud & Service Provider Segment globally for Schneider Electric. He and his team are focused on ensuring that Schneider has the right offers, commercial approach, and execution infrastructure around the globe to support cloud and colocation clients now and in the future. Greg has been involved in the Data Center Service Provider space for more than 5 years and prior to that has served in various operational & business strategy functions across multiple businesses within Schneider. In addition to his time at Schneider, Greg spent 3 years in the technology space as a management consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Partners working with CIO's and CTO's to develop & execute their digital strategies.

Greg holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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