AFCOM and the TAG Infrastructure Society Present Data Center Solutions in the Virtual Age: Tackling the Challenges of Infrastructure, Applications, Security and Deployment in Data Centers

ATLANTA– July 15 2015 – Data Centers offer more capabilities to enterprise organizations today than ever before. No longer relegated to the role of providing additional storage capacity, collocation and connections to the cloud, these unique environments enable enterprise companies to extend network capabilities far beyond the confines of a company’s physical network footprint. Likewise, CIOs are faced with a complex set of challenges and solution sets and must balance virtual infrastructure, security, support, deployment speed, scalability, labor resources and compliance when delivering solutions to meet critical business needs.

Join AFCOM and the TAG Infrastructure Society for the 3rd Annual Data Center Summit as the group explores this timely topic while offering real-world Data Center solutions. The AFCOM/TAG event, sponsored by QTS and Schneider Electric, will be held July 30, from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. at Villa Christina in Dunwoody and features an expert panel from Colliers International, Schneider Electric, Autotrader and Travelport. To register visit:

“The third annual joint AFCOM/TAG Data Center Summit has become one of the premier data center events in Georgia. The combination of our expert panelists and best-in-class industry sponsors makes this a marquis event to attend for anyone who is connected to the data center industry,” said AFCOM Board Member David Misiaszek, Director of Custom/Wholesale Data Center Solutions at QTS.

The Panelists
AFCOM Board Member and Panelist Mark Tuttle, Data Center Manager at, joined Auto Trader in 1998. Mr. Tuttle has advanced through positions of increasing responsibility over his successful career and offers a wealth of knowledge concerning operational efficiency, risk management and organizational leadership in the data center space with specialization in IT and Data Center Operations and technology strategy.

Panelist Tim Huffman, EVP, National Director, Technology Solutions Group, Colliers International, has deep experience in complex data center technology solutions involving large blocks of space and power. An expert in Cloud and Managed Service solutions, Tim has created technology solutions for JPMorgan Chase, RedHat, Cummins, Nokia, PNC Bank, Alere Pharma and British Telecom.

Panel participant Tim Cooper, Data Center Director for Travelport, has more than 30 years of experience in the building automation and controls industry dating back to 1979 when he began his career with Johnson Controls in Atlanta. Tim Cooper has deployed a number of key data center projects including implementation of Tridium Niagara AX DCIM, Electrical and Environmental Monitoring systems and the Eaton 9390 Modular UPS system for additional capacity.

Mr. Tuttle, Mr. Huffman and Mr. Cooper will be joined on the panel by two representatives from Schneider Electric: Greg Johnson, Director of Software Sales for North America, and Jason Walker, Director for the Data Center Service Provider Segment for Schneider Electric’s IT Business. Greg Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in systems management and played a key role in the launch of Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers, a DCIM solution. Jason joined Schneider Electric in 2007 following the acquisition of APC. Jason offers insights gained from 18 years of experience working with large and small businesses to improve enterprise IT infrastructure availability with expertise in physical infrastructure, multi-tenant data centers and data center design.

The 3rd Annual Data Center Summit is open to the public; pre-registration is required. For more information about the speakers and registration please visit:

AFCOM, the leading association of data center and facilities management professionals, is a dynamic community providing a forum for discussion, learning and problem-solving. With thousands of members worldwide, you will find no better place to build relationships with your peers. For more than 30 years AFCOM has compiled an innovative and comprehensive portfolio of resources for the data center industry. From educational conferences and an extensive local chapter program to in-depth publications and research tools – AFCOM provides the means to empower you and your data center. For more information visit:

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 19,000 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 32 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. For more information visit:

About TAG Infrastructure
The TAG Infrastructure Society’s mission is to become the expert resource for companies interested in locating their business within the state of Georgia. We believe that maintaining a comprehensive technology report on Georgia’s road, power, water, real-estate and fiber infrastructure, along with the services enabled by these resources, makes Georgia the logical choice for the next high-tech industry destination. For more information visit:

Pat Mahony

Pat Mahony is a career marketing professional and journalist specializing in marketing strategy, development and process implementation, PR, content and social media tactics in technology and telecom communications. In her journalism career, Pat served as a bureau chief for the Chattanooga Times Free Press with a reach of 280,000 readers. She has bylined thousands of articles and photographs and received two awards from the Associated Press for reporting. Pat is a former radio news broadcaster with statewide broadcasting experience and has served additional roles as a magazine writer, fundraising director, public relations officer, graphic designer, trainer, recruiter and manager of a multi-state volunteer force. She received graphic arts and photography training at the Art Institute of Atlanta and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Concurrently, Pat Mahony serves as a social media manager and board member with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Infrastructure Society. She is a commissioned artist and provides non-profit marketing assistance on a volunteer basis with She is also a broadcaster/ reader for the Georgia Radio Reading Service.

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