Past Events


12 th Quarterly Membership Meeting

hosted by

 PELIO & ASSOCIATES in Santa Clara


Friday  6/2/06  from 8:30 AM to  Noon

"The Last of the Great Data Center Sites in Silicon Valley"  


Dear Members and Guests of the Critical Facilities Round Table,

Please accept this invitation to the 12th Quarterly Membership Meeting of the Critical Facilities Round Table.  Our meeting will be hosted by Silicon Valley Developer Les Pelio & Associates.  

Speakers will include representatives form Digital Realty Trust, Silicon Valley Power, and IP Networks who will describe the unique electrical power and network connectivity of a site destined to become one of Northern California's premier data centers.  Another speaker will discuss electrical infrastructure alternatives that can make this facility as highly reliable on the inside as it will be on the outside.

DATE & TIME:    Friday, June 2, 2006 from 8:30 AM to Noon

LOCATION:        1500 Space Park Drive, Santa Clara, CA (a data center site under development)

DIRECTIONS:     Freeway 101 to San Thomas/ Montegue Expressways South onto San Thomas Expressway, Left on Scott Blvd, and Left on Space Park Drive for two blocks to 1500 on the right.  There should be plenty of parking on the street.


08:30   Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast                                            Many thanks to Les Pelio and Associates for providing today’s facilities and refreshments 

09:00   Welcome to Space Park Drive                                                Les Pelio, President, LPA              

09:10   CFRT Business and News ,                                                    Bruce Myatt, PE and Charles Krieger, PE
               Summary of last CFRT MEETING
               CFRT Charter, Operations, Communications & Web Site
               Committee Operations & Future CFRT Programs      

09:20   "Data Center Development in Silicon Valley"                     Jerry Inguatiato, SVP, Digital Realty Trust   

Jerry's group has completed more data center real estate transactions in the Bay Area than any other real estate services company while assisting their clients evaluate options and make informed site selection decisions.  He is a SVP at CB Richard Ellis responsible for disposition of critical facilities spaces in Northern California.  He will provide an overview of the shrinking supply of data center space in Silicon Valley, and  then summarize a local developer’s plans for a 350,000 square foot data center development with strong power and connectivity redundancy.  

09:40   "Silicon Valley Power's Advantage - Rates & Reliability"    John Roukema, Assonant Director, SVP Customer Service & Marketing

John has worked in the Santa Clara utilities community for over 25 years.  He has held positions responsible for electrical distribution systems engineering operations and maintenance, and generation resource acquisition, development and operations.He has served on the Boards of Directors of the California Municipal Utilities Governors' Board and the American Public Power Association DEED program.  John worked for PG&E as an electrical engineer and holds a Master Degree in EE from Santa Clara U.  John will share Silicon Valley Power's offering to this and surrounding data center sites.            

10:00    "Fiber: Route Redundancy vs. Carrier Redundancy"           Roger Gray, COO, IP Networks

Roger has nearly 25 years of leadership and management experience in operations, planning, asset management, financial planning, budget and risk management, project and construction management, telecommunications, business development, information technology, and electricity markets.  Responsible for transforming this San Francisco-based last mile fiber optics company from start-up mode to mature business status.  His holds degrees in Electric Engineering Power Systems and Computer Science and course work in Public Policy all from UC Berkeley.  Roger will compare the network connectivity alternatives available at is site and others.

10:20    Break and CFRT Networking with Other Data Center Owners and Operators  

10:45    "Primary & Secondary Electrical Distribution Systems"      David Roybal, PE, Fellow Applications Engineer, Eaton Cutler & Hammer  

David a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has served as an officer of the San Francisco chapter of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, the San Francisco IEEE Section, and the IEEE Bay Area Council.  He is a member of the NFPA, the NSPE, the IAEI, the CEI Executive Board, and is chairman of the NEMA California Safety Regulations Advisory Committee.  He received the Westinghouse Board of Directors' Order of Merit and also received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in the year 2000.  He is a registered California EE and holds a degree in EE from Santa Clara U.  Dave will discuss choices available in the design electrical distribution systems.  Utility metering and protection requirements will be discussed as well as types of primary distribution systems, 38 kV and below, and the design of secondary distribution systems, 600 volts and below.    

11:45    Announcements, Upcoming Events and Close
12:00    Catered Lunch at Space Park Drive.  Join your friends & colleagues for lunch in Silicon Valley's next data center.    

Please RSVP by email to or

We look forward to seeing you at this event should be one of a kind!  Thank you again for your support of the CFRT, and best regards from the Founders ...