Save The Date   7x24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event-  Sept 12 at Server Farm Realty
4:30 PM16:30

Save The Date 7x24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event- Sept 12 at Server Farm Realty

Please save the date for our Quarterly Event Thursday, September 20 at Server Farm Realty in Chicago Come out to meet your peers, network and see one of our regions finest data centers. We will be having a panel discussion which is being organized now. Please stand by for details.

When: Thursday Sept. 12

Host: Sever Farm Realty Chicago

Time: 4:30 to 8:30

Panel Discussion Topic: “Tax Incentives For Data Centers”.


4:30 to 5:30        Arrival and Networking 
5:30 to 5:35        Opening Comments
5:35 to 6:30        Panel discussion
7:30                     Group Tours
7:30 to 8:30        Networking

* All personnel must register and bring Government ID



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Save the Date 7x24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event-  March 14
5:00 PM17:00

Save the Date 7x24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event- March 14

We are excited to announce our fist event of 2019 will be hosted at Steiner Power Systems in Elk Grove Village. Please save the date!

When: Thursday March 14

Time: 5:00 to 8:30

Panel Discussion Topic: Why People-Centric Organizations Thrive

James D. Ludema, Ph.D.
CVDL Co-founder and Director; Professor, Global Leadership and Core Faculty

Keri M. Moritz, SHRM - SCP
Business & Human Resource Leader; Steiner Electric, formerly Great Wolf Resorts, Burger King, & Sears Corp

Michael K. Kuppinger P.E. PhD 
Steiner Executive & General Manager, Power Systems Division; formerly EVP ESD & IBM


5:00 to 5:30  Arrival and Networking  
5:30 to 5:45  Opening Comments 
5:40 to 5:50  Intro 
5:50 to 6:15 Return to Values Presentation by Dr. Jim Ludema, Benedictine University CDVDL
6:15 to 7:00 Panelist Discussion
7:00 to 8:30 Networking



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7 x 24 Exchange Holiday Party
5:00 PM17:00

7 x 24 Exchange Holiday Party

Happy Holidays!  

You are cordially invited to the 7x24 Holiday Party!  We are very excited to be hosted this year by Arco/Murray design build located at 3110 Woodcreek Drive in Downers Grove.  We will be having a panel discussion on mission critical construction topics moderated by 7 x 24 board member Jonathan Gibbs.  Expert panelist include:

  • Dave Hall – Clune Construction

  • Rob Daly – Executive Construction

  • Ken Russell – Pepper Construction

  • Chris Green - Mortenson

    5 PM Cocktails and Appetizers
    Followed by the Panel Discussion 
    Networking and Vendor Tables
    Dinner~ Prime Rib and Baked Chicken 
    Full Bar 
    Vendor Give Aways 

    Ample parking in the front and rear of the building.  Business casual however holiday fare strongly encouraged.  Please RSVP to to reserve your space/table.  Table sponsorship's are available as well.    

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SAVE THE DATE:  7 x 24 Exchange LMR First Golf Outing
7:30 AM07:30

SAVE THE DATE: 7 x 24 Exchange LMR First Golf Outing

Please join us for our inaugural golf outing!  We are very excited and look to make this an annual event for the Lake Michigan Region data center community!   Space and sponsorships are filling up fast.  

Please Register Today!

If you have any questions please contact  Bill Winsininski- for details.  

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5:00 PM17:00

SAVE THE DATE: 7x24 Exchange LMR September 13 Event

Please join us on Sept 13, 2018 for the 7 x 24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event.  

Topic: Current Trends in Arc Flash Hazard  Analysis and Data Center Operations and Maintenance

Please join us for a panel discussion from Safety, Operations, and Maintenance experts fielding questions on NFPA requirements, types of equipment, maintenance intervals, testing requirements, OSHA reccomendations, methods of procedure development and much more.  


Location:  T5 Data Centers 

1441 Touhy Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


5 PM Cocktail Hour

6 PM Panel Discussion

7 PM Hor d'oeuvre's & Tours

8:30 PM Event Concludes


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5:00 PM17:00

SAVE THE DATE: 7x24 Exchange LMR May 17 Event

Please join us on May 17, 2018 for the 7 x 24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event.  

Topic: The 5th Generation Network – “The Age of Connectivity”

A new digital evolution will soon change how business is currently being done…again.  5G can be surmised as the bringing together of the virtual world with the human world. Things are now being connected directly to one another and interchanging information in real time allowing for new technologies to interact in ways never possible before and the impact will be experienced by every industry. Cars and trucks will be virtually connected to roads and distribution; doctors to robots and directly to their patients; augmented reality technology will help people play, shop, learn and explore wherever they are. All of this and much more will require a massive increase in the level of connectivity and 5G is the next generation technology making billions of new connections possible, and making those connections secure and instantaneous.

Please join 7 x 24 in a panel discussion with local wireless communication professionals on how mobile telecommunication networks expect to grow, support this huge undertaking, describe the challenges they expect to encounter and how all of this will create growth to cloud computing and the data center industry.

Confirmed Panel board:

Panel Discussion Moderated by Juan Vasquez, CyrusOne- Director, Design & Construction

Jaime Brown – CyrusOne Consultant; Previously with Virtu Trading -Jamie is an independant consultant currently working with Cyrus One developing a new solution for radio termination at the Aurora IL facility.  Over the last 5 years Jamie has held roles at Virtu Financial and Teza Technologies where he developed proprietary wireless networks on a global scale and managed the Telecom and Data Center Vendor relationships.   

Prior to his time in the Financial industry Jame spent 19 years in the Telecom industry Starting in New Zealand with Telecom New Zealand, then moving to the UK and finally settling in the USA with Colt, along the way becoming a recognized industry expert in Ultra Low Latency networks and wireless point to point communication.

Anton Kapela CTO of EdgeMicro, Corp. - Anton is CTO and founder of EdgeMicro and is an energetic, broadly experienced technology executive focused on developing and deploying high-value, cutting-edge communication networks.

Prior to joining EdgeMicro, he spent ten years serving as the CTO and partner at 5NINES LLC. Anton has become internationally recognized as a uniquely gifted expert in wireless networking.

Anton has applied his insights most famously in the realm of inter-provider routing security, where he was featured in a 2008 WIRED article titled Revealed: The Internet’s Biggest Security Hole. He’s also pioneered ultra-low-latency radio communication for high-frequency trading firms.

As a principal at Windy Apple Technologies Inc., he designed, deployed, and operated a point-to-point, long-haul microwave network, spanning the 700+ mile distance between Chicago and New York City. Previously, the only other company to deploy a terrestrial microwave network of this scale was AT&T.

Anton’s past experience includes technical system discovery and intellectual property valuation for M&A in the web hosting, ISP and mobile network operator industries.

Paul Norkus - Paul is pushing the boundaries of product marketing for Nokia the way Nokia is pushing the boundaries of 5G. He has an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Thomas Maxwell- Sr. Manager, Operations Business Development at Aviat Networks

Rohit Bhat -  Rohit is the Leader of Financial Services for Google Cloud in the central region working with trading firms, retail banks, insurance companies, and exchanges. Prior to Google, Rohit was at EMC for 10 years focused on enabling enterprises leverage technologies that accelerated next generation application development and intelligent infrastructure.  Rohit is a masters graduate from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and resides in downtown Chicago.

Location:  CyrusOne at their Aurora 1 location -  2805 Diehl Rd, Aurora, IL 60502


5 PM Cocktail Hour

6 PM Panel Discussion

7 PM Hor d'oeuvre's & Tours

8:30 PM Event Concludes


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7x24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event
5:00 PM17:00

7x24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event

Please join us on April 5, 2018 for the 7 x 24 Exchange LMR Quarterly Event.  

Location:  Zonatherm Products Inc  at their beautiful new location-  875 Busch Pkwy., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089


5 PM Cocktail Hour

6 PM Technical Presentation

7 PM Dinner & Tours

8:30 PM Event Concludes

Guest Speaker:  Internationally renown data center expert Joseba Calvo, Managing Partner EPI LATAM LLC EPI Group     Registered CertifiedBody Senior Expert Consultant/Trainer/Auditor CDCE® CTDC® CTIA® CDFOM® CDMS® CDRP® CITM® 

Topic: Standards and Guidelines You Need To Know To Support Changing Data Center Trends
Summary:  Global changes in the data centre industry such as cloud, IoT, and AI, are having a profound impact on today’s and tomorrow’s data centers. The speaker will review these trends and discuss existing and upcoming data center standards and guidelines, covering infrastructure, operations and green data center and compare them.


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8:00 AM08:00


Join 400+ Data Center Real Estate, Connectivity and End-User Executives on March 22 to Discuss Downtown Chicago, Suburban Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana and Emerging Midwest Markets Trends and Patterns

CAPRE, organizer of The Seventh Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit,has confirmed high-level expert speakers in advance of the popular conference on March 22. Expert speakers represent the most active data center developers, investors, capital sources, end-users and consultants in Greater Chicago and from around the Midwest region.

The conference will be held on March 22 at Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North, a state-of-the art event facility. More than 2,500 have attended CAPRE’s Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit since its inception in 2012; 450+ are expected to attend on February 20, 2018. View photos of CAPRE’s Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit held in June 2017 >

“A fantastic data center summit event in New York City. The topics were current and the market information was very informative,” said Cushman & Wakefield’s Sean Brady, who has participated in all five prior conferences. “It was also great to meet some of the speakers who are true leaders and visionaries in the third-party data center industry.”

As global data center markets continue to see new demand due to migration of end-user data to cloud service, traditional colocation and wholesale facilities, CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater Chicago  & Midwest Data Center Summit will bring new topics under the radar, including:

  • Best practices for hiring data center employees and contractors;
  • How to reduce costs while reducing risk;
  • Analysis of data center opportunities in the Americas vs. Europe;
  • Analysis of network reconfiguration to support evolving needs;
  • Analysis of competitive Midwest markets;
  • Best practices for site selection;
  • A capital markets perspective on the data center industry, including analysis of the most active private equity and venture capital firms.
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9:30 AM09:30

Chicago Tech Breakfast

Chicago Tech Breakfast

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

350 East Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616

Breakfast. Workshop. Tours. Networking

RSVP Link:



9:30 AM                             WELCOME & NETWORKING

10:00 AM                           CLOUD SESSION & TOURS W/ MEGAPORT

10:50 AM                           SUNGARD OVERVIEW  

11:00 AM                           TOURS, NETWORKING & BRUNCH

12:00 PM                            CONCLUDE

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