The QTS Richmond NAP Summit

Business, technical, government, data center and network leaders from across the country converge in Henrico County to talk about the groundbreaking value of the QTS Richmond Network Access Point

Learn about each panel at the Summit below and click to watch on-demand.

Public/Private Sector 

Panel Moderator: Fletcher Mangum, Mangum Economics

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About the Panel
Public/Private partnership has played an instrumental role in the development of Henrico County and the Greater Richmond area as a significant datacenter and connectivity region in the global Internet Infrastructure landscape. Hear from leaders of various government jurisdictions about the incentives that have been a catalyst in the growth of this region. The session will be moderated by the CEO of a leading economic impact analysis firm based out of Richmond that has produced several comprehensive industry reports covering the economic impact of datacenters, terrestrial fiber and subsea cables.
Subsea Panel

Panel Moderator: Vinay Nagpal, Interglobix

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About the Panel
Subsea cables contribute $10 Trillion in daily transactions across the oceans of our planet. Hear from experts who have made significant investments in subsea cables landing in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other parts of the globe. Learn how subsea cables are driving new business models such as Subsea Colocation and leading to additional Internet and economic developments across the terrestrial fiber and datacenter sectors. Virginia is now leading the growth of new subsea cables across the eastern seaboard of the United States. The panel will be moderated by an industry leader and visionary who has worked extensively in the datacenter and connectivity industry for the last 24 years.
Peering & Interconnection

Panel Moderator: Jim Davis, Edge Research Group 

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About the Panel
Layer 3 IP Peering and seamless Interconnection forms the basis of exchange of IP packets amongst various networks. Hear from experts of some of the leading networks in the world and local IXPs that exist in Richmond today. They’ll discuss the importance of exchange of IP packets amongst their IP networks. The panel will be moderated by a leading industry analyst who has been covering the Interconnection and Cloud services sector for over 20 years.
Terrestrial Fiber & Lit Carriers

Panel Moderator: Sean Baillie, QTS Data Centers 

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About the Panel
In order to keep up with the bandwidth demand and the arrival of the new subsea cables, there are new terrestrial fiber routes being developed to connect subsea landing stations to the data center locations and to connect that infrastructure to the Enterprise. New fiber companies are being formed and existing network providers are developing high-capacity lit services capabilities. Learn in this session about the importance of Fiber services across the entire ecosystem. Hear from industry experts from both Dark Fiber, Lit Service Provider and Software-Defined-Network sectors. The panel will be moderated by a pioneer with almost two decades of experience in networking and Internet infrastructure.
Enterprise

Panel Moderator: Twyla Powell, Henrico County 

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About the Panel
Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and has a significant presence of major enterprises such as Altria, Bank of America, Capital One, Carmax and others. Hear from leading enterprises about how the global communications infrastructure investment in the region (subsea cables, terrestrial networks, IP access and data centers) will affect their businesses and how this infrastructure can assist them in meeting their IT goals. This session will be moderated by a Henrico County Economic Development Authority senior official who has assisted enterprises in making Henrico and Richmond their home and watched those enterprises grow along with the region.

Public/Private Sector 

Panel Moderator: Fletcher Mangum, Mangum Economics


About the Panel
Public/Private partnership has played an instrumental role in the development of Henrico County and the Greater Richmond area as a significant datacenter and connectivity region in the global Internet Infrastructure landscape. Hear from leaders of various government jurisdictions about the incentives that have been a catalyst in the growth of this region. The session will be moderated by the CEO of a leading economic impact analysis firm based out of Richmond that has produced several comprehensive industry reports covering the economic impact of datacenters, terrestrial fiber and subsea cables.

Subsea Panel

Panel Moderator: Vinay Nagpal, Interglobix


About the Panel
Subsea cables contribute $10 Trillion in daily transactions across the oceans of our planet. Hear from experts who have made significant investments in subsea cables landing in the Commonwealth of Virginia and other parts of the globe. Learn how subsea cables are driving new business models such as Subsea Colocation and leading to additional Internet and economic developments across the terrestrial fiber and datacenter sectors. Virginia is now leading the growth of new subsea cables across the eastern seaboard of the United States. The panel will be moderated by an industry leader and visionary who has worked extensively in the datacenter and connectivity industry for the last 24 years.

Peering & Interconnection

Panel Moderator: Jim Davis, Edge Research Group 


About the Panel
Layer 3 IP Peering and seamless Interconnection forms the basis of exchange of IP packets amongst various networks. Hear from experts of some of the leading networks in the world and local IXPs that exist in Richmond today. They’ll discuss the importance of exchange of IP packets amongst their IP networks. The panel will be moderated by a leading industry analyst who has been covering the Interconnection and Cloud services sector for over 20 years.

Terrestrial Fiber & Lit Carriers

Panel Moderator: Sean Baillie, QTS Data Centers 


About the Panel
In order to keep up with the bandwidth demand and the arrival of the new subsea cables, there are new terrestrial fiber routes being developed to connect subsea landing stations to the data center locations and to connect that infrastructure to the Enterprise. New fiber companies are being formed and existing network providers are developing high-capacity lit services capabilities. Learn in this session about the importance of Fiber services across the entire ecosystem. Hear from industry experts from both Dark Fiber, Lit Service Provider and Software-Defined-Network sectors. The panel will be moderated by a pioneer with almost two decades of experience in networking and Internet infrastructure.

Enterprise

Panel Moderator: Twyla Powell, Henrico County 


About the Panel
Richmond is the capital city of Virginia and has a significant presence of major enterprises such as Altria, Bank of America, Capital One, Carmax and others. Hear from leading enterprises about how the global communications infrastructure investment in the region (subsea cables, terrestrial networks, IP access and data centers) will affect their businesses and how this infrastructure can assist them in meeting their IT goals. This session will be moderated by a Henrico County Economic Development Authority senior official who has assisted enterprises in making Henrico and Richmond their home and watched those enterprises grow along with the region.