NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - On March 12, 2013 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Time Square, over 1,500 of the men and women responsible for the tri-state area's mission critical infrastructure will gather for the first time since Hurricane Sandy made landfall last October. DatacenterDynamics announces it will host its Converged Conference, the first post-Sandy conference of CIOs, CTOs, COOs, and the engineers, facilities management and IT professionals tasked with maintaining system uptime. Marking its 10th annual meeting in New York, the conference will analyze lessons learned and how to maintain uptime amid power outages, fuel shortages and personnel shortages. The opening keynote address will be delivered by retired United States Colonel and Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs.

Col. Jacobs' opening address will be a conversation on what mission-critical professionals can learn from the military and its training methods, notably leadership during a crisis, the strength that results from creating a cohesive unit and the importance of developing character in all people at every level.

Following his keynote presentation, Colonel Jacobs will join a panel of industry leaders to discuss crisis planning, communication and the necessary preparation of staff and resources. The panel will feature Peter Curtis, President and CEO of PMC, Ron Shindel, Managing Director & Chief Security Officer of L&L Holdings and Rich Rotanz, Executive Director of the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security.

Last October, as utility power was switched off and networks went down, operators were stretched to the limit as they struggled to keep systems up for 96 hours or more. Providers of mission critical data center services faced the biggest challenge in over a decade: how to keep the digital heart of the region beating amid Hurricane Sandy. The Converged Conference will be the first meeting to offer in-depth discussions and 'next-steps' planning guides. For more information on the DatacenterDynamics Converged Conference, including registration, please click here

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DatacenterDynamics is a full service B2B information provider at the core of which is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. With 49 established annual conferences in key business cities across the world, DatacenterDynamics Converged is acknowledged as the definitive event where the leading experts in the field share their insights with the top-level data center operators in each market. DatacenterDynamics also produce seminars, industry awards, training courses, published products and intelligence reports on a global basis.

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