The INCOMPAS Show to Feature Data Center Panels Co-Organized by DataGryd’s CEO, Tom Brown

As a co-founder of the Independent Data Center Alliance,Tom Brown to be a featured panelist and moderator on panels scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 addressing data center operator challenges, connectivity capabilities and valuations

NEW YORK  – September 10, 2020  DataGryd, a premier data center provider in New York City and founding member of the Independent Data Center Alliance, a consortium of global independent data center operators who collaborate to create single-sourced solutions for buyers of colocation and data center solutions, announces his participation at the INCOMPAS Show. As a co-founder of the Independent Data Center Alliance, which organized the data center track for the INCOMPAS Show, Tom Brown will be a panelist and moderator of two of the three data center discussions.  INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks.  The INCOMPAS Show brings together competitive communications professionals to engage, educate and network to enable communications solutions across the U.S.

The Independent Data Center Alliance hosted sessions co-organized by Tom Brown are:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 12:45-1:30pm EST: Independent Data Center Operators Address Network Aggregation.  This session will share insights from data center operators highlighting the shifts required by operators and the growing need for network aggregation points, interconnectivity, regional network partnerships and more.  Panelists include: Tom Brown, CEO of DataGrydHugh Carspecken, co-founder and chief strategy officer for DartPoints; Phil Koblence, co-founder and COO of NYI; and Michael Morey, CEO of Bluebird Network and the Bluebird Underground Data Center, moderated by Peter Judge of DatacenterDynamics.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:30-2:00pm EST: Data Center Interconnection Trends and Capabilities. This session will bring together leading industry solution providers enabling data centers to provide smart connectivity solutions powered by software-defined networks, the Internet and more.  Panelists include:  Ed d’Agostino, VP and General Manager for DE-CIX North America; Bill Norton, co-founder of NOIA, Dave Tomassoni, Senior Account Director for PacketFabric, Mary Stanhope, Chief Marketing Officer for Unitas Global, moderated by Tom Brown, CEO of DataGryd.  

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 2:00-2:30pm EST: Data Center Valuations: From shell/core to network connectivity, what makes a data center valuable or invaluable in the markets they serve?  This session brings together the leading investment bankers and valuation experts to provide insights on what makes data center valuations stronger and more marketable for a sale, merger, acquisition or for financing. Panelists include: Rich Lukaj, Senior Managing Director of Bank Street Group; Tom Watts, Managing Partner of Private Equity firm Radius Capital; Brian Pryor, Managing Partner of Houlihan Lokey (formerly of MVP Capital Partners) and will be moderated by Miles Loo, Jr. the Global Valuation and Advisory Data Center Lead for Newmark Knight Frank.

“I am excited to bring our network of data center industry leaders to the INCOMPAS Show to discuss pressing challenges and opportunities that will help buyers of data centers learn more and gain insights about competitive advantages in working with independently owned operator facilities,” comments Tom Brown, a co-founder of the Independent Data Center Alliance and CEO and President of DataGryd.  “As a leading data center operator in Manhattan, we know first-hand the challenges buyers face in making a decision. In addition, the value-add offerings such as network connectivity, cloud-access and software-defined networking are key areas of importance as more companies rely on digital data for their businesses.  Creating a forum to openly address these opportunities is an honor, we are excited to bring these conversations to life on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.”

The INCOMPAS Show features three-days of presentations from a range of industry leaders covering Digital Infrastructure, Investors and Lenders, Policy Workshops, Emotional Intelligence Superpowers, Keynotes from FCC Commissioners, Broadband Solutions for Schools and Communities, Funding Insights, Compliance, Automation and more. The event hosts a Buyers Forum daily and enables attendees to network one-on-one with its CONNECTIN networking tool that easily allows interested individuals to identify who they should meet with.

Registration for the INCOMPAS Show is now open. Rates are $150 for Members or $195 for Non-Members. For the latest information about the event, visit  To learn more about DataGryd and its world-class data center in Manhattan, please go to:

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About DataGryd

DataGryd offers the most strategic international data network hub and largest single footprint data center available in New York City. DataGryd’s 60 Hudson facility in Lower Manhattan provides up to 60,000 square-feet of available colocation space and state-of-the-art power and cooling infrastructure for data network, telecommunications, cloud and large enterprises. Located in one of the world’s most concentrated hubs of Internet connectivity, 60 Hudson provides access to over 300 interconnected carriers and exchanges, with multiple Points of Entry (POEs) from diverse data network providers and direct fiber conduits. Using proprietary technology, the high-density data center offers dual contingencies and delivers the highest value in energy efficiency, with direct primary utility feeds offering up to 5 MW of power. DataGryd data centers have no cross-connect fees or obligations to use any third-party Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs). The company provides turn-key wholesale data center space that leverages fortified facilities and custom suites with minimal deployment requirements. To learn more about DataGryd, visit

INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering.

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