About AFCOM

AFCOM (www.AFCOM.com) advances data center professionals by delivering comprehensive and vendor-neutral education and peer-to-peer networking to its members around the globe. Through forward-looking research by Data Center Institute, publications including Data Center Management Magazine, local chapters, regional symposiums, and major events like Data Center World, AFCOM supports thousands of data center professionals in their career advancement. In serving the greater data center industry for more than 30 years, AFCOM has earned recognition as the market leader in connecting the data center community.

Mission and HistoryAFCOM’s mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management.Originally [1980], AFCOM was the acronym for the Association for Computer Operations Management. Computer Operation Managers were the first “data center operators” for mainframe computer. Today, the name, “AFCOM” remains in support of its heritage and its continued relevance and passion in serving the data center industry.  Over the years as the data center industry has evolved and the demands of data center and facilities management professionals have grown, the association expanded well beyond computer operations management to serving the entire data center ecosystem. However, the AFCOM name is widely recognized as a trusted “brand” in the data center industry, which is why it is still employed today.  

“It is impossible to stay current in this rapid changing environment on your own.  AFCOM provides a central forum and resource pool in its membership to share information and ideas to better manage the services we provide.” – Donna Manley, IT Sr. Director, University of Pennsylvania

Meet the AFCOM team that is dedicated to serving you.

Tom Roberts
AFCOM President, Chairman of Data Center World
513-322-1740 
troberts@afcom.com
 
Joshua Ater
Marketing Manager
513-898-1253
jater@afcom.com
 
Erin Heekin
Account Manager
513-322-1550
erin.heekin@inetinteractive.com
 
Kate Hunt
Product Manager
513-322-4793
kate.hunt@inetinteractive.com
 
Gina Jahn
Event Manager
714-643-8119
gjahn@afcom.com
 
Karen Riccio
Managing Editor
949-412-2477
karen.riccio@inetinteractive.com
 
Jennifer Tillehkooh
Event Coordinator
714-643-8116
jtillehkooh@afcom.com
 
Cameron Tobey
Membership Coordinator
(513)898-1245
cameron.tobey@inetinteractive.com
 
Sarah Weichelt
Marketing Coordinator
513-898-1248
sweichelt@afcom.com
 

Strategic Partners

Emerson Network Powerhttp://www.emersonnetworkpower.comEmerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands.  
Methode – Data Solutions Grouphttp://www.methode.com/dataMethode is a recognized leader in technology development, design innovation and product reliability. With vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities globally, Methode provides advanced versatile DCIM, physical layer infrastructure and rack level battery back-up solutions for a growing list of enterprise clients in the US, Europe and Asia.  
Schneider Electrichttp://www.schneider-electric.comSchneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks.  
The Strategic Directions Grouphttp://www.strategicdirections.com.au/Strategic Directions are ICT Strategy and Management specialists, providing vendor independent IT and Data Centre advice and guidance to Government Agencies and Commercial Organisations, at the Executive Management level. The sole focus of the Strategic Directions team is to help our clients improve their operational efficiency and maximise the return on their ICT and Data Centre Investments.  
Subzero Engineeringhttp://www.subzeroeng.comSubzero Engineering designs, manufactures, and installs custom, intelligent, hot and cold aisle containment systems and products for the world’s leading data centers. Subzero’s custom airflow containment solutions have a superior fit and finish as well as incredible durability. Subzero Engineering also offers Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) services that integrates environmental monitoring systems and data center containment to create efficient equipment uptime.

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