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Data Center and Policy Experts will Examine Next-Generation Trends and Technologies – Sept. 28-29 in Arlington, VA

Arlington, Va. (September 2, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced today it will bring together top data center and policy experts at its Data Center Workshop. The workshop will include a tour of a local data center and feature a day-long discussion about the critical issues facing data-driven technologies including cybersecurity concerns and the impact of trade agreements on data center operators.

TIA’s Data Center Workshop, held September 28-29, will begin with an afternoon tour of RagingWire’s data center. The second day will take place at TIA headquarters in Arlington, Va. and the program will experts from American Systems, Allot, Cisco, Current Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, Dell, Insignia Technology Service, RagingWire, Verizon, and others. The group will address next-generation data center trends, best practices for physical data center security, addressing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and the challenges of cross-border data flows as every facet of government, commercial, and individual life becomes increasingly digitized.

Be sure to register and participate in these engaging sessions: Addressing DDoS Attacks Collectively: How Cybersecurity in the Data Center is a Shared Responsibility, Infrastructure Agnosticism: Creating the Agnostic Cloud, Best Practices to Physical Data Center Security and Next-Generation Data Center Design Trends

Media are invited to both the RagingWire Data Center Tour in Ashburn, Va. on September 28 and the Data Center Workshop at TIA’s offices in Arlington, Va. on September 29. To register or for more information, please contact Farrah Kim or at (202) 568-8986.

The TIA Data Center Workshop will feature top data center and policy experts, including:

  • Nick Fetchko, Director, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
  • Brian Larkin, Office of Digital Services Industries, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jim Leach, Vice President of Marketing, RagingWire Data Centers
  • Kevin Mcdonald, Chief Information Security Officer, Insignia Technology Services
  • Joshua Meltzer, Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution; Adjunct Professor, the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
  • Jackson Metcalf, Associate & North Central Region Mission Critical Practice Area Leader, Gensler
  • Robert Murphy, Program Manager, American Systems
  • Scott Poretsky, AVP, Solutions Architecture, Allot Communications
  • Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager, International Trade & Energy Policy, Cisco

WHO: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

WHAT: TIA Data Center Workshop (Sponsored by Dell, RagingWire, and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave)

WHEN:September 28 - RagingWire Tour begins from TIA’s offices in Arlington at 11am; registration is required. The tour bus will return to TIA’s offices by 4pm; September 29 – Data Center Workshop at TIA’s offices in Arlington from 9am-5pm.

WHERE: 1320 N. Courthouse Rd., Ste. 200, Arlington, VA 22201

COST: $125 (TIA Members); $200 (Non-Members). For media registration, please contact Farrah Kim at (202) 568-8986.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit for more details.

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