Improving Efficiencies by Integrating Data Center Systems

Siemens is sponsoring this 60-min Mission Critical webinar, in which experts Rich Hering of M+W and Dennis Julian of Integrated Design Group discuss integration of systems in data centers. This far-ranging discussion will include hot-button topics like DCIM, controls, and metering while also examining their effects on system and building architecture and design.


Rich Hering is a Technical Director for M+W Group in the United States, and is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications marketplace, designing and building some of the most complex facilities in the world. His expertise spans many types of mission critical designs from data centers to the semiconductor industry, designing structured cabling systems for IT, LSS, I&C and Security.

Rich has led design efforts for many of the most innovative mission critical projects in the world in terms of scalability, reliability and energy efficiency. He has thorough knowledge of codes and standards (ISO, NFPA, ASHRAE, NESC, NEC, EIA/TIA, ADA, and BICSI), and has designed, and installed active solutions by CISCO, Bay, Nortel, IBM, 3Com, Lucent, Stratcom, Avaya, Motorola, and Spectralink.

Dennis Julian is a principal at Integrated Design Group, an architecture and engineering firm focused on data center design. With extensive experience in multi-discipline project management and engineering, Dennis is a recognized leader in the industry.  He holds the uncommon designations of Accredited Tier Designer and Data Center Energy Practitioner. Dennis is also a Subject Matter Expert at Integrated Design Group, responsible for sharing his vast knowledge of data center design with his colleagues. Integrated Design Group was recently named a Building Design & Construction Giants 300 Firm, Zweig Letter Hot Firm and for the seventh consecutive year, a Boston Business Journal Pacesetter. The firm is currently designing projects for Digital Realty, The Church of Latter-day Saints, the State of Maine, Tufts University, the University of California at Santa Barbara and several major financial corporations.