Past Events


 9th Quarterly Membership Meeting 

 hosted by


 Walnut Creek, CA

Friday 6/24 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

"Protecting Your Mission Critical Assets"

Members and Friends of the Critical Facilities Round Table,

Please accept this invitation to join us for our next quarterly meeting on Friday, June 24th at 8:30 AM at KAISER PERMANENTE in Walnut Creek.  This event is made available to all critical facilities owners and operators at no cost for membership or attendance.  Many thanks to Larry Vogen and Larry Geiger for providing the  refreshments, the planning, and the facilities that have made this event possible. 

This time we will focus on Asset Protection Planning and Technologies.  We will hear from two consultants that specialize in Fire Protection, Security and Risk Management.  They will provide us with detailed technical descriptions, case studies and analysis of  the implementation of their most successful data center solutions.   

Then, we will Tour Kaiser Permanente's Corporate Enterprise Data Center, including their 2N to 2N+1 electrical backup systems.  We will also see two server areas which are managed differently for cooling.  One area is laid out in a hot aisle/ cold aisle configuration and the other is in a different configuration.       

Location for presentations:  Kaiser Permanente 
                                        25 Via Monte,
Walnut Creek, CA, 925-260-6944 
                                        Plenty of parking is available around the building

Directions:   680 to Walnut Creek, exit at Ygnacio Valley Road (one off ramp North of Hiway 24 interconnect), east for 3 1/2 miles to Via Monte, left for two blocks to end and 25 Via Monte (last building on left) to Lobby.       

Please RSVP as soon as possible to or  Call us at 415-748-0515 with any questions.


08:00-08:30 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast 

08:30-08:45 am  Welcome to Kaiser Permanente & Introductions                     Larry Vogen & Larry Geiger       

08:45-9:00 am    CFRT Status Report and Announcements                                Charles Krieger, PE and Bruce Myatt, PE
                Charter, Purpose & Membership
                Web Site Update (Bob Seese)
                Committee Activities (Ellis Milano & Magnus Herrlin)
                Operations & Management
09:00-10:00 am  "Fire Protection & Suppression in Critical Facilities" by Dominic DeMaria, President, Diversified Protection Systems 

                Dominic DeMaria is President of Diversified Protection Systems, Inc. (DPSI)nationally recognized authority on fire prevention, detection, and suppression for data centers, telecommunications, and industrial operations.  Mr. DeMaria has been involved with critical facilities fire protection planning and systems implementation for over 26 years, overseeing an estimated 10 million square feet in projects.  He has acted as an advisor with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for Halon 1301 and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association as well as the Fire Suppression Systems Association.

10:00-10:15 am  Break and CFRT Networking

10:15-11:15 am  "Data Center Security & Emergency Response ... the next Generation" by Ed Chandler, CPP, Chairman, Security by Design 
                   Ed Chandler has over 26 years of experience with critical facilities asset protection involving the design of security, fire protection and data center coordination.  He is recognized as an expert systems integrator of security alarms, access control, fire detection and suppression, closed-circuit TV, intercom, and emergency shutdown processes for computer facilities.  He is a registered CPP via the American Society of Industrial Security, belongs to NFPA, ASIS and ALA, and holds a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley and an advanced degree from Cal State Hayward.

11:15-Noon am  Open Forum/ Q&A/ Technical Discussions/ CFRT Direction      

Noon-01:00 p Tour of Kaiser Permanente Data Center                                  Larry Vogen & Larry Geiger 

Please take a look at our web site for presentations and notes from our most recent events ...

We expect another great turnout for this event, and we look forward to your continued contributions and participation.  Thank you again for your support of the CFRT, and best regards from the Founders,

______  Charles Krieger, PE             Bruce Myatt, PE         Horst Pfendt            Steve Johnson _____________________      

Bruce C. Myatt, PE
49 Stevenson Street                 11845 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 200                                 Suite 850w
San Francisco, CA  94105         Los Angeles, CA  90064
415-748-0515 (cell)