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ATTN: AFCOM members, vendors and guests

Thank you for attending our Q3 Meeting on Thursday September 17th 2020. In the event you were unable to attend, we are happy to announce that we recorded the sessions for your viewing pleasure.  

  1. Video 1: President’s Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LMlhjjgg0c
  2. Video 2: News Round-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hktnHNVavos
  3. Video 3: DKKD Staffing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzL8FBki_zQ
  4. Video 4: Cyxtera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocmQwY7KEsc&t=81s
  5. Video 5: Combined Sessions Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teddMviqX6U&t=704s


In this virtual meeting, we’re going to have multiple guest speakers throughout Southern California join to share their teams’ thoughts & experiences.

Session 1 - The current state of IT staffing and hiring in a Covid-19 pandemic.
Diane "Di" Krehbiel, CEO, DKKD Staffing

- What are the staffing trends for Executive Management?
- What plans and incentives are companies implementing to retain employees?
- What jobs are most in demand?
- Are more businesses allowing employees to work from home?

Session 2 - The New Normal: IT Strategies Rising From The Pandemic
Kelly Sullivan, Senior Vice President & Lael Hester, Solutions Architect, Cyxtera

The Covid-19 effect on business has been massive. While many firms have seen substantial drops in revenue, technology companies have experienced growth in demand.

Adapting to these changes has created a “new normal” encompassing changes in operations, increased reliance on the connectivity, more remote work, and staying at the forefront of technology. In this interactive session, we will explore:

- Factors to consider when migrating IT infrastructure away from on-prem as companies reduce their office space
- Connectivity strategies to deploy as demands on bandwidth expand
- Methods of keeping your IT staff safe and engaged in a new distributed workplace model

- Opening Statement from The President
- News Round-up (Data Center World 2020 Highlights)
- Guest Speakers Session 1 (Diane "Di" Krehbiel, CEO, DKKD Staffing)
- Guest Speaker Session 2 (Kelly Sullivan, SVP & Lael Hester, Solutions Architect, Cyxtera)
- Closing Statements

Thank You,

AFCOM SoCal Chapter Board


  1. CIO & Executive Panel Slides

  2. News Round-up Q4 2016 at Lyon Air Museum

  3. Beyond the walls of a Data Center - The shift is "On"

  4. Next Generation Data Center Management - DCIM to DCSO