Webinar: Loudoun County - The Cradle of the Next Generation Datacenters

Overview

Northeastern Virginia has the highest concentration of top tier colocation and hyperscale datacenters in the world.
The biggest challenges facing modern datacenters are compute density, energy efficiency, sustainability, rapid growth, and the high cost to build and operate these vital facilities.

Our special guest, Buddy Rizer (Executive Director of Economic Development in Loudoun County, Virginia, and one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers in 2017) shared with us his international experience in Data Centers, Information and Communication Technologies, and Business Development explaning how datacenter industry will change in the next few years and showcasing how and why Loudoun County has rightfully earned the nickname of "Data Center Alley". The next generation datacenter revolution starts from here!

Guest Speaker

Buddy Rizer
Executive Director of Economic Development in Loudoun County, Virginia, one of the fastest growing and affluent communities in the United States. In 2017, he was named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.

Buddy leads the team responsible for growing the commercial tax base by growing and attracting companies in Washington DC's Technology Corridor. Mr. Rizer's specialties include: Data Centers and Information and Communication Technologies, International Business Development with experience in China, France, Germany, Russia, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Finland, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

Buddy has been a speaker at many international and national events on Foreign Direct Investment and the Data Center Industry. He was the Founding Co-Chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Committee. He now serves on the NVTC Board of Directors. Rizer was named a 2017 "Tech Titan" by Washingtonian Magazine as one of "the most influential and interesting people in the local tech scene, from start-up founders to government officials to venture capitalists.” The magazine notes that these are the people “shaping the future of not just technology but potentially the city itself.”

He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and is a graduate of the Local Government Management Graduate Certificate Program at Virginia Tech.


Video & Slides

In our 8th webinar, together with Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Economic Development in Loudoun County, VA, we looked at how and why Loudoun County has rightfully earned the nickname of "Data Center Alley" and the future of next generation datacenters.