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International Data Center Day Event

  • March 22, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 128 First Ave, Needham MA 02494
  • 25


  • Special price for members

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Jump Start Your Career Today
for the Data Center of Tomorrow 

The data center industry is growing at a record rate. There is increased demand for everyday technologies (for everything from powering your zoom meetings to making driverless vehicles), all of which depend on data centers.  

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of the data center industry - here in New England and beyond.  Our panel of experts will share their predictions for the future and discuss how the industry will need to adapt to meet the growing demand. They’ll cover specifics on how to adapt your career and take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tour Digital Realty’s Needham Data Center, and experience the data center environment firsthand. 

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to talk about the future of our industry and what it means for you!

3/22/2023 Agenda:

4:45 PM - Registration Opens

5:30 PM State of the 7x24 New England Chapter

5:40 PM - 

  • Data Centers Today & The Future | Nabeel Mahmood
  • Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers | Carrie Goetz
  • Fireside Chat: Jump Start Your Career Today for the Data Center of Tomorrow with Nabeel Mahmood, Carrie Goetz and Phillip Koblence.

7:10 PM - Networking  & Refreshments

Note that tours of Digital Realty's Data Center will be conducted throughout the event. 

Speaker Bios:

Nabeel Mahmood
CEO & Co-Founder, Nomad Futurist Foundation

Nabeel Mahmood is a Technologist, Futurist, Influencer, and a Keynote Speaker. Nabeel has 25-plus years of experience leading large-scale global technology organizations through seasons of explosive growth via M&A, global expansion, implementing new business models, and technology innovation. His areas of expertise include Big Data, Cloud, ERP, IoT, AI, ML, RPA, Mobility, and Data Centers. Nabeel is a strategic CXO identifying opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies and is an advisor to CIOs, CTOs and CEOs across a number of industries. He serves on multiple boards of private. 

You can learn more about Nabeel here.

Carrie Goetz

Principal/CTO, StrategITcom and Author of Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers

Carrie Goetz, Principal/CTO, StrategITcom, and Amazon best-selling author of “Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers Featuring Careers for Women, Trades, and Vets in Tech and Data Centers,” personifies over 40 years of global experience designing, running, and auditing, data centers, IT departments, and intelligent buildings. 

Amongst her accolades: 

  • 2023 BICSI ICT Woman of the Year
  • 2022 and 2023 Top 25 Women in Technology by Mission Critical 
  • 30 Top Most Influential Women in Tech 2021 by CIO Outlook 
  • Top 10 most influential women in technology 2020 by Analytics Insight 
  • Network Computing Inspiration Award finalist 2020 
  • IMason’s IM100
  • 2020 Comptia Women in Leadership Spotlight Finalist.

Carrie is fractional CTO to multiple companies.  She is an international keynote speaker and is published in 69 countries in over 250 publications.  She holds an honorary doctorate in Mission Critical  Operations, RCDD/NTS, PSP, CNID, CDCP, CSM-Agile, AWS CCP and is a Master Infrastructure Mason with 40+ certifications throughout her career.  She served on the WIMCO national education committee and is a long-time participant in 7x24 Exchange, AFCOM and Data Center Institute board of advisors, Mission Critical Advisory Board, Women in Data Centers, CNet Technical Curriculum Advisory Board, NEDAS Advisory Board, a member of BICSI, Women in BICSI, and an Education committee member, and a member of Women Leading Technology Sorority.  She champions STEM education through outreach projects and her podcast series.  She holds two patents.

You can learn more about Carrie here. 

Phillip Koblence

Co-Founder and COO, Nomad Futurist Foundation

Phillip Koblence is a strategic executive and thought leader in the data center and network space. He co-founded NYI ( in 1996 and has successfully navigated through an ever-shifting infrastructure landscape, growing the company from a single data center in Lower Manhattan to a robust network with executional capabilities in key national and international markets. His leadership, focus on customer experience, and ability to cut through complexity and hype, has positioned NYI as an industry leader in high-touch infrastructure solutions. 

Phillip sits on the OIX (Open-IX) Board of Directors as well as the DE-CIX North America Advisory Board. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been profiled by Data Center Knowledge, TheWHIRMSPMentor, and NJ BIZ. He is the Co-Founder, with Nabeel Mahmood, of the Nomad Futurist Podcast and the Nomad Futurist Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to demystify the digital infrastructure industry and encourage younger generations to join the space.  He has a degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about Phillip here. 


Registration is free for members, students & faculty. 

Registration is $50 for non-members. 

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