SAN FRANCISCO–()–Data Center World, the leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals and AFCOM’s annual global gathering, today announces Chris Crosby, CEO, Compass Datacenters will deliver a keynote address at Data Center BUILD.

Data Center BUILD is a new construction and design summit that brings together operators, decision-makers, experts and implementers to help drive smart decisions for data center growth and takes place in conjunction with Data Center World. The leadership summit provides information and connections needed to design and build data centers and takes place May 8-9 in Austin, TX.

Crosby is a recognized leader in the data center space and has served as founder and CEO of Compass Datacenters since 2011. Previously, Crosby served as a senior executive and founding member of Digital Realty Trust. Prior to the initial public offering of Digital Realty, Crosby was founder and managing director of Proferian, which served as an operating platform for the private equity fund, GI Partners, and was rolled into the IPO for Digital Realty Trust. Earlier, Crosby served as a consultant for CRG West, now Coresite.

Liz Cruz, Conference Director, Data Center World said, “Data Center BUILD is a summit designed to drive change in the industry. Attendees will walk away with new ideas and tactics to drive inclusive job sites, sustainable building practices and solutions for ever increasing power demands. Chris Crosby, has long been, and continues to be one of the thought leaders shaping the future of our industry and we are so pleased that he will participate in this event and share his own insights and ideas.”

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