John Parker

Global Data Center Manager, ESRI

John Parker is a Senior Data Center Operations Management professional with an MBA and over 25 years of IT experience in 4 industries (Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Banking, and Software Development). Currently Johnmanages Global Data Center Operations and Disaster Recovery at Esri. Strengths are Leadership and mentoring managers, building and maintaining Global Data Center Operations and NOC’s, Facilities and Information Technology support teams. Recent accomplishments include reconditioning legacy data centers, collocation retirements and build outs, implementing hybrid data center models and implementing ITIL Service Delivery initiatives.

 Professionally he resides on the Data Center Institute Board of Directors, current President of 7x24 Exchange International of Southern California chapter, and was President of local AFCOM chapters in North Carolina (2000-2006) and Southern California (2007-2015).

 John is also an accomplished international speaker. His most recent speaking engagements include; Pink19, GDCON19, Frankfurt Germany Cloud Expo, Data Center World conferences, IMN Conferences, the CDM-CIO Summits, the Digital Media Educators conferences, Cal Poly Tech Swift conferences and a guest speaker at universities.

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