Industry Leaders to Address Data Center World on Industry Change and Outsourcing

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Data Center World in Orlando - October 19-22, 2014

"This year’s keynote speakers have a vast range of experience and knowledge that our attendees are eager to absorb,” said Tom Roberts, chairman of the Data Center World Conference and president of AFCOM.

Data Center World Fall 2014 attendees will receive insight from two industry leaders who will present keynote addresses in Orlando, Oct. 19-22. Marcus Shipley, CIO at CHE Trinity Health will present Convergence and Change … Perspective Is Worth 80 IQ Points and Jennifer Torlone, senior director, technology and information services at Amerijet will present It’s Not BS: Your People ARE Your Greatest Asset. The speakers bring more than 40 years of combined data center and information technology experience to share with the attendees of Data Center World 2014.

“We are very excited about this year’s keynote speakers. They have a vast range of experience and knowledge that our attendees are eager to absorb,” said Tom Roberts, chairman of the Data Center World Conference and president of AFCOM. “The global educational opportunities at Data Center World provide the tools and information that industry professionals need to advance their experience and careers.”

The conference’s closing session, from Jason Plaff, vice president of operations at IO and AFCOM’s 2014 Data Center Manager of the Year, will be How a Modular Approach Can Allow Flexibility to Match Business Strategy. In addition, ground-breaking topics include panels on Women in Data Centers and Data Centers of the Future, Disruptive Technologies in the Big Data Ecosystem and New Data Center Sizing and Density Standards.

“Our work must be speedy, efficient and aligned with changing industry demands, so simplifying solutions and improving our agility are priorities,” said CHE Trinity Health’s Marcus Shipley. “I look forward to Data Center World’s fall conference and to discussing how others in the IT industry can help us achieve these objectives.”

“Every day, IT Leaders and IT Departments are being asked to do more with less, to justify every expenditure with an ROI, human capital not precluded,” said Jennifer Torlone of Amerijet. “We need to plan, outsource effectively, reorganize, and reinvent teams of exceptional individuals who embrace empowerment, innovate, make confident decisions and move the team towards a shared vision. I look forward to sharing my experiences with the attendees of Data Center World and to show the positive impacts made on the business.”

Keynote Speaker Bios
As Chief Information Officer, Marcus B. Shipley leads Information & Technology Services (ITS), providing direction and oversight for information technology that supports CHE Trinity Health’s strategic imperatives for improving quality of care, patient safety and financial performance. He is responsible for developing and implementing information system strategies across CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems. Shipley joined CHE Trinity Health, which operates 82 hospitals in 20 states and has revenues of about $13.3 billion, in April 2012.

Since joining Amerijet in May of 2011, Jennifer Torlone, Sr. Director, Technology and Information Services, has positioned the company to become a leader in technology,
modernizing applications, architecture and infrastructure. She has transformed the information technology organization at Amerijet into a team of innovators, business strategists, and project managers, while outsourcing the day-to-day activities. Her vision is to make it easy to do business – with internal and external customers.

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About Data Center World Conference
Data Center World is produced by AFCOM (, the leading association supporting the educational and professional development needs of data center professionals around the globe. Established in 1980, AFCOM currently boasts 3500 data centers professionals and 40 chapters worldwide, and provides unique networking opportunities and educational forums and resources through its bi-annual Data Center World Conferences, published magazines, regional chapters, research and hotline services, and industry alliances. For additional information on the conference and exhibits, visit

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