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Data Center Business Opportunities

Session Type: Management
Track Number: M-2; M-7
Location: WSCTC
Room: 602
Speaker: Karl Griffith, Graybar

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


Data Centers are an important business in this economy; more and more will be built and renvovated due to growing e-mail storage regulations. They are enormous energy users and up to 60 percent of their value is provided by electrical contractors. This session will define opportunity; provide tools to help the contractor raise awareness among their customers; describe energy saving solutions; online labor saving strategies; and point out resources to help develop and sell the solutions.

Speaker Bio:

Presenter Karl Griffith, leads the Graybar Data Center Initiative for Graybar nationally. He has been with Graybar for 33 years, and during the last 19 years has been involved in Graybar’s Corporate Marketing division. Karl has served on the BICSI Board of Directors for the past four years and holds the prestigious Graybar Elisha Gray Excellence in Communications Award.

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