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John Parker is a Senior Data Center Operations Management professional with an MBA and over 25 years of IT experience in 4 industries (Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Banking, and Software Development). Currently John manages Global Data Center Operations and Disaster Recovery at Esri. Strengths are Leadership and mentoring managers, building and maintaining Global Data Center Operations, Facilities and Information Technology support teams. Recent accomplishments include reconditioning and consolidation legacy data centers, collocation retirements and build outs, managing hybrid data center models and implementing ITIL Service Delivery initiatives.
John is also an accomplished international speaker. His most recent speaking engagements include; Frankfurt Germany, Vendor National Sales Conferences, IMN Conferences, the CDM-CIO Summits, the Digital Media Educators conferences, Cal Poly Tech Swift conferences, Data Center World conferences and a guest speaker at universities.
Professionally he is current President of 7x24 Exchange International SoCal Chapter, resides on the Data Center Institute Board of Directors and was President of local AFCOM chapters in North Carolina (2000-2006) and Southern California (2007-2015).