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BICSI announces Fall 2011 conference & exhibition details


July 28, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

July 28, 2011 – BICSI, an international association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, has announced the details for its Fall 2011 Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual conference will host different technical sessions focusing on new ITS technology. Starting September 18-19 with pre-conference seminars, the conference officially kicks off on the 20th, and runs until the 22nd at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center.

This year’s conference highlights include:

• Opening Keynote Speaker – Peter Ricchiuti
Peter Ricchiuti is a business school professor, leading courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.

• Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) Credential Launch
According to BICSI, the Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) credential is the first of its kind and is based on the standard, ANSI/BICSI 002-2011, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices and BICSI’s Network Design Reference Manual (NDRM). This new BICSI credential is targeted at those who design, manage and work in data centers around the world. The first exam for this new credential will be held on September 19 during the conference.

• Concurrent Technical Sessions
The conference features more than 20 technical sessions, many of which will be offered via concurrent sessions on Wednesday, September 21, said organizers. Conference attendees can choose to attend sessions covering topics such as distributed antenna systems, mission critical networks, power over Ethernet, cloud computing, video surveillance and more.

• E3—Enhanced Education & Exhibits
E3—Enhanced Education & Exhibits makes its second annual appearance at the Fall Conference. These evening events give attendees a chance for hands-on interaction with the latest ITS products and solutions via concurrent Exhibit Hall sessions—while also offering additional BICSI continuing education credits (CECs), said BICSI.

• Closing Keynote Speaker—Don McMillan
Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories as part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit microprocessor, said BICSI. Don then moved to Silicon Valley, where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer.

BICSI will also host several pre- and post-conference courses in the city of Las Vegas:

• IN225: BICSI ITS Installer 2, Copper Training, September 12-16
• DD200: Telecommunications Distribution Design Review, September 14-17
• ITP200: Telecommunications Distribution Review, September 14-17  —  NEW
• WD200: Wireless Designer Review, September 15-17
• ESS200: ESS Designer Review, September 15-17
• OSP200: OSP Designer Review, September 16-17
• IN250: BICSI ITS Installer 2, Optical Fiber Training, September 19-23
• DC125: Data Center Design and Best Practices, September 23-26    NEW
• PM125: Telecommunications Project Management Program, September 23-27
• ESS110: Designing Electronic Safety and Security Systems, September 23-27
• WD110: Designing Wireless Networks, September 23-27
• OSP110: Cable Plant Design, September 23-27
• DD102: Designing Telecommunications Distribution Systems, September 23-28

CLICK HERE for a full list of details.