Garnier and other panel members will discuss how blockchain and digital currencies are affecting the modern data center.

WHO: Evocative President and COO Derek Garnier will speak at the Seventh Annual Northern California Data Center Summit.

Derek Garnier is the President & COO of Evocative and brings with him 29 years of provider experience in data center, network, and compute. Prior to joining Evocative, he served as CEO of Layer42 Networks, which was acquired by Wave Broadband in 2015, with Garnier assuming the position of SVP Data Center Services for Wave.

He has held both management and engineering roles at many top internet infrastructure providers including QTS Datacenters, United Layer, AboveNet Communications, SiteSmith, Global Crossing, Global Center, MFS Datanet, and Cabletron Systems. Garnier frequently moderates industry panels, speaks at both industry events and on radio, and provides consult for investors and companies during M&A processes.

WHAT: Blockchain & Data Centers: The Effect of Cryptocurrency on the Industry.

Garnier and other panel members will examine how blockchain technology and digital currencies are transforming data center architecture, design and development, and cloud platforms. The panel will discuss whether the requirements of cryptocurrency producers will fundamentally change the role of the traditional data center and whether the technology behind cryptocurrency will shift the demand requirements for other business verticals.

WHERE: St. Francis Yacht Club – 99 Yacht Rd., San Francisco, CA

WHEN: February 20, 2018 from 8:00am – 4:00pm

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Lisa Masiello