Eric Sanchack, COO of Digital Realty to Deliver Data Center BUILD Keynote Address

Leadership Summit Takes Place During Data Center World in Austin in May

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data Center World, the leading global conference for data center facilities and IT professionals and AFCOM’s annual global gathering, today announces Erich J. Sanchack, Chief Operating Officer for Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, 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.

Sanchack is responsible for Digital Realty’s global portfolio operations, global construction, colocation and interconnection service implementation, cybersecurity, government affairs, and supply chain operations. He has held multiple leadership roles across large portfolios, including CenturyLink IT Solutions, CenturyLink Federal Solutions, Lockheed Martin and Information Systems and Global Solutions/Defense. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer, Sanchack sits on the board of directors for the Data Center Coalition and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the board of directors and executive committee for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association/International, and the Armed Services Council for the Union League of Philadelphia. The Northern Virginia Technology Council recognized Sanchack with the 2020 Data Center Sustainable Champion Award and the Northern Virginia Technology Council named Sanchack a TECH 100 executive and Data Center Community Champion.

“Building a data center is a highly complex, multi-year, multi-billion-dollar business with tremendous risk and potential rewards for each decision. Our summit will provide executives with the insights and technology solutions that will help drive smart decisions for data center growth,” said Liz Cruz, Conference Director, Data Center World. “We are pleased to bring industry leaders like Erich Sanchack to share insights on how to plan and build in this ever-changing environment for data centers.”

The Data Center BUILD Advisory Board has created a cutting-edge program providing real answers for today’s data center challenges. The members of the 2023 Board:

  • Ron Vokoun, Director of Critical Facilities, OAC Services
  • Ben Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction
  • Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Data Centers
  • Mark Schultz, Construction Manager, Meta
  • Ali Greenwood, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Alan Howard, Principal Analyst, Omdia

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Meryl Franzman

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