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  • 02 Jun 2017 9:00 AM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)

    Announcing our 2017 Q3 Meeting!!

    event: Data Center "Beyond Reality"

    tag: #7x24SCC17Q3

    when: TBD from 5 - 8 pm PDT

    venue: Intended for Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, or Burbank

    Click to host an upcoming Chapter event


    topic: The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in tomorrow's Data Center

    #MachineLearning #AI #AugmentedReality #AR #VirtualReality #VR
    #DCIM #Design #Operations #Management #Automation #Efficiency

    Subscribe to help program the event's topic on our 2017 Q3 Content Forum...


    Make your event planning suggestions to our 2017 Q3 Planning Forum


    speak: Click to speak, moderate, present or teach at an upcoming event


    plan: Click to plan, film, promote or coordinate an upcoming event


    sponsor: Click to get in front of +/-6,000 of SoCal's IT industry decision makers



  • 14 Feb 2017 9:00 AM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)


    Happy Valentines Day/
    2.14.17

    The 7x24 Exchange Southern California Chapter sure felt the love at our 2017 Q1 New Year's Kickoff! L'Opera in Long Beach hosted our sold out, complimentary January mixer. Did you make our event picturesRead more

    Spaces are filling up to Participate in an upcoming Chapter event, proctor an education work session, host an end-user discussion roundtable, develop our Chapter knowledge base or careers resource, serve on a Chapter committee and more! Read more

    Have you joined our Chapter LinkedIn Group yet? We often see 5-15 discussion topics posted daily!! Catch the latest industry and regional news, with insights, opinions and reports of technologies, DIY and reviews, code and compliances, companies and verticals, job openings and more. Join the fastest growing knowledge community! Read more

    Are you hosting an upcoming event? Are you hiring or seeking capacity? Complete our confidential online Members' (Quick) Needs Assessment or simply contact the Chapter today to learn how to more effectively channel your announcements! Read more

    Changed jobs recently or been promoted from within? Click to update your Chapter Membership information. Not yet a Chapter Member? Click to Join - There are no sign-up costs and never any dues. Smart!

  • 10 Aug 2016 3:00 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)



    Doug Wimberly

    Executive Director - IT, JKL Technologies, Inc.

    President, beg. 2016

    Doug Wimberly is currently the Executive Director of IT with JKL Technologies, an information technology firm serving customer needs from Infrastructure Management, Data Center, Desktop support to AV (audio visual) design. Doug spent his first 10 years installing and managing telecom projects nationwide. As a BICSI Registered Certified Distribution Designer (RCDD), Doug spent the next 17 years installing, designing and managing large scale construction builds for every facet of infrastructure from campus builds, high rise builds, government, education, biotech to co-location data centers nationally. Doug spent 7 years in international distribution specializing in Data Centers and remains current with industry products and design practices including LED, security systems, containment solutions (i.e. hot-aisle/cold-aisle) through power and infrastructure design management.

    Doug has written several industry articles and is an infrastructure subject matter expert. Doug’s history working with a vast variety of clients and projects both nationally and internationally put him in a great position to lead the Southern California 7X24 Exchange Chapter to future growth and continued success.

  • 10 Aug 2016 2:00 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)



    Bill Thomas

    Application Engineer, Quinn Power Systems

    Treasurer, beg. 2016

    Bill Thomas works as an Application Engineer for Quinn Power Systems - the Caterpillar Dealer in Southern California. In this position, Bill provides power system solutions to Data Center design professionals, Healthcare and all aspects of the industry who design power systems. His background includes many years as a Power Systems Sales Engineer encompassing all aspects of the process. This involvement in the design of critical power systems to support the utmost of critical facilities, and his ability to provide insight that supports this effort, allow him to provide the required skills to insure the financials for our Chapter are kept in proper order.

  • 10 Aug 2016 1:00 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)



    Stephanie Minasian

    Account Manager, HCL

    CORPORATE SECRETARY, beg. 2016



    Stephanie Minasian is an Account Manager with HCL, a leader in IT Services & Solutions, and is responsible for providing Managed Services and staff augmentation to Disney Media & Studios.

  • 01 Jun 2016 1:30 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)



    David Hoffman

    Director, Global IT Infrastructure Operations

    Broadcom Corporation

    Presenter, 2016 Q2 Meeting

    Mr. Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in Software / Systems Engineering and Information Technology. He has a proven track record in project/program management and extensive knowledge in infrastructure engineering and operations. He’s been part of IT several transformation efforts at his various employers.  His experience includes leadership positions for Fortune 500 companies such as Broadcom, Jacobs Engineering Group and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) which is now known as Leidos and SAIC. 

    David is accredited with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In addition, he also holds a PMP certification.

  • 01 Jun 2016 1:30 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)

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    Mike Van Dyk

    Enterprise Architect

    The Boeing Company

    Presenter, 2016 Q2 Meeting

    Mike Van Dyk is an Associate Technical Fellow and Enterprise Architect within the Boeing Information Technology Enterprise Architecture organization. Mike leads the Architecture Team for Boeing's Data Center Modernization program. His experience includes leadership positions for large technical organizations; with extensive experience in strategic planning, roadmapping, business transformation, portfolio optimization and supplier strategic alliances.

  • 01 Jun 2016 1:30 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)

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    Kristina Metzger

    Data Center Specialist

    CBRE Data Center Solutions

    Presenter, 2016 Q2 Meeting

    Kristina Metzger is a leading member of CBRE’s Data Center Solutions Group, a specialty practice within CBRE Inc. (NYSE CBG) focusing exclusively on data center solutions for large enterprise users including site selection, build to suits, wholesale & retail colocation, cloud and more. Kristina has successfully advised many of the largest and most technologically advanced enterprises in the determination, negotiation and acquisition of the optimum data center solutions across the globe, including; AT&T, American Express, Broadcom, The Boeing Company, Dell, Disney, IBM, and many others.

  • 01 Jun 2016 10:00 AM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)

    With three (3) current positions reaching completion, the 7x24 Exchange Southern California Chapter's Board of Directors is pleased to make the following unanimous nominations. 

    Polls close: 5pm PDT | June 7th

    1. Doug Wimberly to serve as PRESIDENT

    2. Bill Thomas to serve as TREASURER

    3. Stephanie Minasian to serve as CORPORATE SECRETARY

    Vote  Today !!

  • 04 Mar 2016 3:36 PM | Peter Gmiter (Administrator)

    Download a copy of the inaugural 7x24 Exchange SoCal Chapter's Newsletter ~ the SoCal Copy | March 2016

    Find out the latest Chapter buzz:

    • 2016 Initiatives
    • Upcoming Meetings
    • Regional Events
    • Membership & Surveys
    • Website Upgrades
    • Ways to GET INVOLVED!
    • Sponsorship Platforms
    • ... And much more!
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