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6/1 Morning Meeting

TLA Friday, June 1st Morning Meeting

Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established in 2002 to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the strategy, information technology, and career management fields.

Our speaker for June is Andy Cvengros, Senior Vice President, Data Center Solutions at JLL.

Title: What you thought you knew about data centers. A rapidly changing market gives rise to new options for enterprise users.


With millions of square feet and hundreds of mega-watt's of new data center product coming on line in Chicago over the next year, new opportunities are available to users. Andy will take the group through:
• A detailed review of the changing data center landscape in Chicago and across the country
• Trends in enterprise data centers
• How has the data center product changed over the past few years and services available to a tenant
• Chicago market overview - why Elk Grove, downtown or Aurora?
• Pros and cons of different scenarios- self-operated, co-location, cloud
• The art of the colocation agreement

Date: Friday, June 1st
Where: Central States Funds, 9377 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont
Cost: No charge

For reservations, (1) Please sign up online on the TLA website ( under 'Events' - or, if you don't have access to the website, (2) Please reply to with your name and telephone number.

For location information: Contact Jim Anfield at

Reservations must be made before noon on Thursday, May 31st with the first 80 reservations accepted. No walk-ins please.

If you have reserved and are unable to attend, as a courtesy to our host, please send a note to Pat Moroney at

Central States Funds is located at 9377 W. Higgins Rd. in Rosemont at the southeast corner of River Rd. and Higgins. Enter off of the Higgins side of the corner then turn left/east to 9377. There is free visitor parking in front of the building but TLA visitors are encouraged to use the parking lot north of the 9377 building. Enter the parking garage and press the security gate button to speak to the security guard. Let the security guard know that you are attending the TLA meeting. They will raise the security gate to allow you access to the garage. You can park in any spot from the 2nd floor to the top of the garage that is not reserved. The TLA meeting will be held on the first floor in the B/C Training/Conference Room. You do not need a security badge for access to this room. There is also a full-service cafeteria near the room for anyone who wants to purchase food or beverages.

7:00am - 7:10am Check-in and coffee
7:10am - 8:10am Structured networking - 2 table rounds
8:10am - 8:15am Announcements
8:15am - 9:00am Andy Cvengros
9:00am Adjourn

Structured Networking
Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives. It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.
Please bring business cards, handbills (career overview) or resumes (plain paper is fine) to pass around if you have them. Figure on about 20 copies of the resumes/handbills and 50 business cards.

We will run our networking, dividing the room into small tables of a maximum of 8 people and doing 2 table rotations before our speaker begins. At each rotation, you will have 90 seconds for your pitch and about 90 seconds for Q&A. Spend no more than 1/3 summarizing your past (this is not the time to rehash your resume), then spend about 1/3 on what you are looking for and 1/3 on what we can do to help (such as target contacts) or ask for advice on an issue.

Speaker Bio
Andy Cvengros is a Senior Vice President with JLL and is a member of the firm's Technology Solutions Practice. Focusing in mission critical transactions, portfolio analysis and valuations, Andy assists his clients in strategic planning, acquisition and disposition of heavy infrastructure and data center assets, financial analysis, geographic risk planning, lease analysis and negotiations, market valuations and technology consulting services. He has worked with many multi-national F500 organizations to help define and implement their data center sourcing and site selection strategy globally.

Prior to joining JLL, Andy worked within Hewlett Packard's Data Center Consulting group (formerly EYP) assisting clients in aligning their IT, Facility and Business requirements. He draws on his experience in working with IT to match virtualization, cloud computing and disaster recovery strategies to data center facility build's and capacity planning. By understanding the dynamic drivers of a data center he is able to provide valuable insight to all parties

Education, Affiliations and Honors
• Illinois Real Estate Licensed Broker
• B.A. Public & Environmental Affairs- Indiana University
• Completed Hewlett Packard's Data Center Specialist program
• Vice President of the AFCOM Chicago Chapter
• Regular speaker at Data Center Dynamics, 7x24, CapRate, IMN & AFCOM

Date of Event: 
06/01/2018 - 7:00am - 9:30am