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Switch executives possess world-class knowledge and expertise across a variety of disciplines. Switch thought leaders have presented around the globe, bringing the future of technology to the present.

Adam Kramer

Adam Kramer

EVP Strategy

Adam Kramer is the Executive Vice President of Strategy for Switch headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Missy Young

Missy Young

EVP Sales

Missy Young is the Executive Vice President of Sales.

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The Future of Technology

THOUGHT LEADERS AVAILABLE
  • 2016
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) & the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment

    Minneapolis, MN

    October 2016

    Adam Kramer
    Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) & the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment

    Trending Green: Understanding Corporate Renewable Procurement in the Midwest

    Adam Kramer delivered a presentation on Switch as a technology leader in Nevada and throughout the data center industry. He focused on the uniqueness of Switch and how it is a staunch advocate for sustainability within data center operations and beyond. The importance economic development and driving the new innovation economy forward was shared at the networking event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new venture and business owners who want to grow their business.

  • SISTEM (Student Interactions with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV

    October 2016

    Jason Mendenhall
    UNLV

    Jason spoke to groups of high school students in Southern Nevada to inspire and educate them on the opportunities to pursue STEAM-based careers and research opportunities.

  • The Economic Club of Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids, MI

    October 2016

    Adam Kramer
    The Economic Club of Grand Rapids

    During the bi-monthly speaker luncheon, Adam Kramer presented a discussion on the new Switch data center that is moving into the Steelcase pyramid building, and how bringing a new industry and new jobs is contributing to the growth of the economic health of the greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

  • 7th Annual Provider Forum On Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West), Information Management Network

    Santa Rosa, CA

    October 2016

    Jason Mendenhall

    Business Models, Growth & ROI: How Are Different Industries Mixing Business Models Within a Changing Data Center/Cloud Ecosystem

    Jason Mendenhall participated in a panel discussion that covered a variety of sub-topical areas, including the cloud as a model and not a place, the differences between cloud and hosting in third-party versus self-owned facilities, new consumption models and investing in a cloud consultancy business model, among others.

  • 5th Annual Governor’s Conference on Business

    Las Vegas, NV

    October 2016

    Adam Kramer
    5th Annual Governor’s Conference on Business

    Adam Kramer delivered a presentation on Switch as a technology leader in Nevada and throughout the data center industry. He focused on the uniqueness of Switch and how it is a staunch advocate for sustainability within data center operations and beyond. The importance economic development and driving the new innovation economy forward was shared at the networking event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to launch a new venture and business owners who want to grow their business.

  • College of Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

    Reno, NV

    September 2016

    Jason Mendenhall
    College of Engineering, UNR

    College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

    Jason Mendenhall was featured in the Distinguished Lecture Series where he presented Switch's vision of the roadmap to the future and the role technology plays for all. He addressed what the future holds for us, what kind of thinkers and leaders are needed to mold and drive the future and the role Switch and its leaders are playing to help map that future.

  • Converged: The Business of Data Centers, SE Asia, Datacenter Dynamics

    Singapore

    September 2016

    Adam Kramer
    Converged: The Business of Data Centers, SE Asia, Datacenter Dynamics

    How The World’s Highest-Ranking Colocation Data Center Is Leading The Way In Sustainability

    Adam Kramer spoke on how Switch is leading the data center industry as sustainability advocates for operating using 100 percent renewable energy and serving as thought leaders to influence and inspire other businesses to do the same globally. He discussed how Switch continues to operate the highest-rated data centers on the planet, while bringing sustainability best practices into new markets where it’s expanding. He engaged in a dialogue around how data centers can implement a long-term renewable energy strategy that positively impacts both clients and the environment and how Switch is redefining what green technology means across the planet.

  • City of Henderson

    Henderson, NV

    September 2016

    Jason Mendenhall

    Jason Mendenhall participated as a speaker in the city’s IT All-Hands meeting.

  • ChicagoFIRST Business Continuity Meeting

    Chicago, IL

    August 2016

    Jason Mendenhall
    Chicago First

    Jason Mendenhall was the keynote speaker for the organization discussing Switch’s vision of the future and the role Tier IV Gold facilities play in the cybersecurity ecosystem.

  • Las Vegas Rotary Club

    Las Vegas, NV

    May 2016

    Jason Mendenhall
    Las Vegas Rotary club

    Jason Mendenhall participated as a weekly guest speaker to talk about Switch and its passion for driving the new innovation economy forward for the state of Nevada.

  • Longenecker & Associates, Inc.

    Las Vegas, NV

    April 2016

    Jason Mendenhall

    Advisory Board Meeting

    During the advisory board’s semi-annual meeting, Jason Mendenhall briefed 40 senior executives on Switch as an innovator and pioneer in the data center industry and how the company adds value to its clients and local communities.

    Longenecker & Associates is an international consulting company specializing in management, engineering, energy, environmental, business and regulatory issues. It offers innovative and cost-effective solutions to problems in the environmental and energy industries.

  • Area Development Conference & Forum Series

    Las Vegas, NV

    April 2016

    Jason Mendenhall

    Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Forum Jason Mendenhall provided insight on how advanced technologies will create game changing trends that will impact existing manufacturing and employment bases that will require new workforce development programs and community marketing programs to attract investment. A focus on economic development organizations that want to see the future that exists today and how it will impact communities moving forward was a key discussion point during the forum.

  • Valley Electrical Association (VEA) Annual Membership Meeting

    Pahrump, NV

    April 2016

    Jason Mendenhall
    VEA

    Jason Mendenhall shared information on the partnership between Switch and VEA along with a comprehensive technology overview about the Switch data center cloud ecosystem in relation to clients and partners. Keynote speaker Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson provided VEA member-owners with an economic update of Nevada. The annual VEA meeting is the cooperative’s largest event of the year, with hundreds of VEA members in attendance.

  • Data Center World - AFCOM

    Jason Mendenhall

    March 2016

    IT Transformation Considerations In The Data Center

    In this education session for Data Center World attendees, Jason Mendenhall discussed how business opportunities translate to current capabilities in staff, IT infrastructure, applications and data center capacity. Available solution opportunities, from the ageless mainframe to infrastructure based on ODCA and bare metal versus virtualization versus containers and cloud are elaborated on.

  • Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), NYC

    Adam Kramer

    February 2016
    SEIA

    Solar Goes Corporate Summit

    Adam Kramer participated on a panel and shared valuable insight into successful development, deployment and investment in solar projects, including discussion around Switch’s procurement of 180MW of solar power for its Nevada data centers —the largest in the world in 2015.

  • The Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Innovation at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Washington, D.C.

    Adam Kramer

    February 2016

    Customizing Energy Products For Commercial Customers: Innovative Approaches and Solutions

    Adam Kramer and other panelists briefed regulators from around the country on how commercial customers are seeking more customized energy products and services, and are asking utilities to work with them to provide innovative solutions in a cost effective manner.

  • AFCOM Michigan Chapter (Association For Computer Operations Management)

    Jason Mendenhall

    February 2016
    AFCOM

    A featured speaker during the AFCOM Michigan Chapter’s monthly meeting, Jason Mendenhall talked about Switch data centers and its expansion into Michigan and the reason behind why west Michigan was chosen for its $4 billion data center expansion project. Jason elaborated on how new legislation exempting data centers from sales and use taxes will impact Switch and others, along with how Switch will add value to Michigan’s economy.

  • Michigan Energy Conference, Detroit

    Adam Kramer

    February 2016
    MEC 3

    Increasing Access to Next Generation Energy Solutions

    Adam Kramer presented as the keynote speaker at the third annual conference and explored the challenges of procuring clean energy resources, providing lessons learned and instructive best practices, addressing the impact of prioritizing acquisition of clean energy on the workforce, customers and company bottom lines.

  • 2015
  • West Career & Technical Academy

    Jason Mendenhall

    December 2015

    Principles of Business Course

    Jason Mendenhall was a featured guest speaker in the Principles of Business class for high school sophomores focused on pursing majors in business and information technology. Information and background was shared about Jason’s specialized industry area, the cloud, as well as discussing real world experience needed and what a ‘day in the life’ looks like in his current position with Switch.

  • The TechCat Show with Lori H. Schwartz

    Jason Mendenhall

    October 2015

    Switch Executive Vice President of Cloud Jason Mendenhall shared his insights around the function of data in everyday life, the importance of sustainability and the impact of all smart devices in relation to our carbon footprint. Jason also talked about Switch data centers and how they provide connectivity, cloud services and content ecosystems for Fortune 500 businesses.

  • Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), Reno

    Adam Kramer

    Setember 2015
    SEIA

    Switching Expectations in Northern Nevada

    Adam Kramer shares information about Switch data centers expanding to Northern Nevada with plans to build a 6.4 million square-foot data center campus and bring $3 billion of investment to the region.

    Also discussed, Switch's SUPERLOOP, a fiber optic network that will connect Reno, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco and will dramatically increase the speed that information travels, as well as further establish Nevada’s position as the tech infrastructure capital of the United States.

    EDAWN is a private/public partnership committed to adding quality jobs to the western Nevada region through recruitment, development and assistance to both existing and newly formed companies, to diversify the economy and make a positive impact on the quality of life to the local community.

  • The Container Summit

    Jason Mendenhall

    September 2015

    Join the Container Revolution: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Jason participated on a four-person panel that addressed trends and developments across container technologies.

  • Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development European Trade Mission Carson City, NV

    Adam Kramer

    July 2015


    As a keynote speaker, Adam Kramer discusses technology, renewable energy and the data center industry at large.

  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association - Southern Nevada Chapter

    Jason Mendenhall

    July 2015

    Password Protected: Doing Business in the Cloud

    A featured panel speaker, Jason Mendenhall discussed cloud security and the importance of it for businesses who connect in the cloud.

  • DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo NYC

    Jason Mendenhall

    June 2015

    DevOps – The Symptom of an Agile Organization

    DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time to market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn’t something you buy, install or implement; rather, it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system. How do we get to the right organizational model that will allow DevOps practices to flourish?

  • College of Engineering, UNLV

    Jason Mendenhall

    May 2015

    Spring 2015 Senior Design Awards Dinner Jason Mendenhall was a keynote speaker at the annual design competition. Held each semester, the event helps to focus students from the College of Engineering to increase the quality and potential for commercial application for their projects.

  • Interop Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    April 2015

    IoT’s Potential Impact on Your Data Center

    What does going from 7 billion connected devices in 2014 to more than 40 billion in 2020 do to your data center and infrastructure strategy? The truth is no one really knows for sure. My perspective is the impact will be significant, but it's not as obvious as "just more stuff." The industry will see new opportunities arise and new stresses occur. I hope to shine a light on the subject, start some debate, and give you food for thought on next steps for your organization.

  • Avasant Provider Connect Los Angeles

    Jason Mendenhall

    March 2015
    avasant

    Jason talks about the one-of-a-kind ecosystem of Switch, choosing a data center and future-proofing decisions.

  • Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering & Technology, Brigham Young University Provo, UT

    Jason Mendenhall

    February 2015

    Jason Mendenhall was a keynote speaker at BYU’s College of Engineering & Technology. He discussed his role as the introducer and chief evangelist of new products and services in the Switch ecosystem, as well as how Switch is a willing participant in global discussions surrounding current and future technology issues impacting today's business leaders and the role that engineers will play in shaping that future.

  • 2014
  • Cloud Expo Santa Clara, CA

    Jason Mendenhall

    November 2014

    Software Defined Data Center: Product or Project

    Simply defined, the SDDC promises that you’ll be able to treat “all” of your IT infrastructure as if it’s completely malleable. That there are no restrictions to how you can use and assign everything from border controls to VM size as long as you stay within the technical capabilities of the devices. The promise is great, but the reality is still a dream for the majority of enterprises. This talk covers where and how a business might benefit from SDDC and also why they should or shouldn’t attempt to adopt today.

  • International Conference on Systems Engineering Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    August 2014

    Technology Innovation and Economic Development

  • #theCUBE at EMC World Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    May 2014
    EMC world

    Jason discusses cloud, big data and data center trends and how Switch supports them.



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  • Digital Health Summit at CES Las Vegas

    Jason Mendenhall

    January 2014
    CES

    Jason discusses cloud, analytics and how Switch supports the growing data storage needs of the healthcare industry.



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  • 2013
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