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Technology Visionaries Michael Hugos and John Patrick to Keynote Markley Group’s One-Day Gathering of Cloud and Data Center Technology Leaders

The Markley Group, one of the most secure and advanced data centers in America, today announced the speaking program for its upcoming Markley Data Center Summit 2013, an annual one-day gathering of the leading minds in cloud computing, disaster recovery, hyper-connectivity and emerging data center trends. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with influencers and learn from experts throughout the day’s keynote sessions, panel discussions and technology exhibition.

This year’s Summit will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the company’s world-class data center located at One Summer Street in Boston, MA. The keynote speakers for the 2013 Data Center Summit are Michael Hugos and John Patrick. They will be joined on stage by Markley Group CEO, Jeffrey D. Markley.

Michael Hugos is an author, speaker and award-winning CIO, who works with clients to find elegant solutions to complex problems, with a focus on supply chains, business intelligence and new business ventures. He twice won the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness and boldness, the InformationWeek 500 Award for innovation and the Computerworld Premier 100 Award for career achievement, regularly blogs for CIO and has written several books, including “Essentials of Supply Chain Management” and “Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing.”

Internet visionary and author John Patrick will be speaking at the Data Center Summit this year, sharing his views on how the internet will continue to change how we all learn, buy, entertain and communicate – and how this is all leading to drastic changes in how we engage in healthcare. John is president of Attitude LLC and the former vice president of Internet technology at IBM. He has been recognized as a visionary by several publications, including being called “one of the industry’s most intriguing minds” by Business 2.0; Industry Week named him “one of the top 30 people who drive innovation and provide the initial spark to economic growth”; and Network World called him “one of the 25 most powerful people in networking.” John was a founding member of the World Wide Web Consortium at MIT in 1994, a founding member and past chairman of the Global Internet Project, a member of the Internet Society, a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

“We are thrilled to have two of the leading technology visionaries of the internet age speaking at our Summit this year,” said Jeffrey D. Markley, CEO of The Markley Group. “Those attending will have numerous opportunities to learn best practices and new strategies for their own operations, while connecting with prominent leaders who share Markley’s vision for the future of data center and cloud enablement.”

In addition to the keynote speakers, the Summit will also host two panel discussions, entitled “Cloud Strategies to Manage Your Business Efficiently” and “Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy.” In the first session, speakers, attendees, company executives and other distinguished guests will debate the current state of cloud computing, discuss trends and issues that affect attendees’ operations, and offer solutions and lessons learned that can be directly applied to each attendee’s own IT and cloud operations. In the second session, Hurricane Sandy will be the focus, as the discussion shifts to what Markley Group and other speakers and attendees have learned about business continuity from last year’s disaster.

Several networking opportunities will be available throughout the day, including a full exhibition hall with information, displays and representatives from some of the leading data center and cloud companies in business today. A cocktail reception will be held at the close of the Summit as well. For more information on exhibiting, click here or contact us here.

The full agenda for the one-day event is available here; and follow this link to learn how you can register to be a part of this exclusive event.

About The Markley Group

The Markley Group is the largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility in New England. Located at One Summer Street, Markley’s highly secured 920,000 square feet of white and mechanical space houses more than 200 tenants, including the Boston Red Sox, Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Internet Peering Exchange and The New York Times. The company’s co-location center boasts a 100% uptime record amid a carrier-neutral facility with access to more than 50 independent telephone carriers and eight utility feeds from two substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service. To learn more about The Markley Group, please visit: www.markleygroup.com.

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