Physical Data Centers? But it’s a Virtual World!

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  • Data Center Session
     July 16, 2020
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • WTA Happy Hour Networking
     July 16, 2020
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on July 16th for an in depth discussion on many aspects of the data center in a remote world. There has been continuous changes being made to our data centers however the speed of change certainly ramped up thanks to the pandemic and explosion in the remote workforce. We have a moderator and panelists of data center experts that will answer many questions revolving around the data center including, power, HVAC, security access, DCIM, and much more! Attendees will benefit from our guests experiences and perspectives in this slice of our industry!



Stacy England, Data Center Professional

Stacy England is an I.T and Critical Construction advocate with more than25 years of experience.He provides nearly 25 years of experience in the Information Technology, Critical Facilities, Operations and Management arenas. Stacy is committed to bea Data Center and Technology evangelist here in Wisconsin, and the Midwestas aPremier Data Center and Technology provider.Stacy has recently left a position ofSr. Vice President of Data Holdings and hadbeen a member of the company’s executive team andLeadership group since 2011.Working in Sales, Operations, Marketing, Data Holdings had grown to be the premier Data Center in SouthEast Wisconsin, and one of the top sitesin the state of Wisconsin.Prior to Data Holdings Stacy had spent 18 years with Kohl’s Department stores in progressively more challenging roles, throughout I.T., Data Centers, E-Commerce, Distribution, Print, and Critical Facilities.


Melanie Heimer, Northwestern Mutual, Sr Technical Product Manager for IT-Facilities

Melanie has more than 30 years’ experience working with Data Centers. She has been the data center manager at Snap-on Incorporated, Rockwell Automation, and now Northwestern Mutual. In her career she has remodeled data centers, build out co-lo locations, managed international co-lo’s and data centers in different states. She has been involved in data center security, process management, agile / scrum, and managing large infrastructure upgrades in live data centers. She was a founding member of the Wisconsin AFCOM local chapter as either the VP or President. I am married and my husband and I have 3 sons and a granddaughter. Currently all the “kids” at home are furry, much easier to deal with!

Michael Mouradian, Advocate Aurora Health Care, Data Center Engineer

Mike Mouradian is a data center facility engineer and support specialist with Advocate Aurora Health Care. He has been associated with the IT support environments for the past 30 years, covering administration in areas of network, operating systems, and storage compute environments. In his current position of the past 14 years, Mike has focused on the facilities, electrical, and maintenance facets of the data center including design, build, and implementation of cooling and electrical architectures around both a primary and secondary data centers. Mike is active member of the AFCOM chapter board and some of his other activities include fishing, golfing, and tinkering with woodworking.

Matt Koukl, AEI Engineering, Principal/Market Leader/PM Mission Critical Facilities

Matt Koukl, a Principal, Project Manager and Market Leader in AEI’s Mission Critical practice, is a specialist for market leading power and cooling strategies for high density data centers. Aligning operational imperatives with business priorities, he devises energy-saving, systems-bridging innovations for commercial, government, higher education, healthcare, research, manufacturing, and technology clients. Koukl is a voting member for both ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9, defining standards for mission critical facilities, data centers, technology spaces, and electronic equipment and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.4, Energy Standard for Data Centers.

Rick Kleba, CDP, Channel Business Manager

Rick Kleba has 18 years in the IT/Data Center industry as the data center manager at ProHealth Care.  He has been responsible for the day to day plant operations of the data centers and was on the team that helped design the first data center.  He was an AFCOM member from 2007 until 2017 and serverd as the Secretary of the Wisconsin chapter from 2008 to 2013.  Most recently he has represented manufacturers that provide power, cooling, cabling, and security solutions to data centers with the last two years being in his role with CDP.