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Dave Fredricks, data center infrastructure architect at CABLExpress, is participating as an expert in AFCOM’s Leaders Lab.

Leaders Lab experts are bringing AFCOM’s mission to life by fostering in-depth dialogue, coupled with collaborative work, helping to address the rapidly changing demands on the data center. Experts like Fredricks are working side by side to tackle the challenges of today, while mapping out the future direction for their companies.

Fredricks contributes his 22 years of experience in fiber optic and structured cabling solutions to the group. He has been with CABLExpress for 11 years, and previously served as the southeast sales manager at Emerson Network Power. Fredricks is a Certified Data Centre Designer (CDCD) and an active member of AFCOM since 2007.

What is a Leaders Lab?

According to its website, an AFCOM Leaders Lab is a think tank comprised of data center professionals across the United States who explore solutions and develop responses to the most critical issues facing data centers today.
  • Green IT/Sustainability for Data Centers
  • Data Center Capacity Optimization and TCO
  • Data Center Management Software
  • IoT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Fredricks attended the Leaders Lab event held in Phoenix, in the fall of 2018, where he had the opportunity to develop a whitepaper alongside industry experts. Events were also held in Seattle, Dallas, and New York/New Jersey. Altogether four whitepapers were produced in collaboration with AFCOM's Data Center Institute board of directors.

Here are the topics of the whitepapers:

  • Beyond Green: What the Next-Generation Sustainable Data Center Will Look Like
  • DCIM: Take Back Your Nights and Weekends!
  • Evolving from Reactive to Predictive Maintenance
  • Data Center Optimization and TCO

To download a copy of the four executive summaries visit the AFCOM website. The complete whitepapers will be released at Data Center World 2019. 


Fredricks will be presenting, "Don’t Get Left Behind: Cabling Designs You Can Trust to Support Speeds of 40G to 400G" at the Data Center World Global Conference in March, 2019.

His most recently authored white papers are:

Fredricks has comprehensive knowledge of the TIA and IEEE industry standards for network and storage connectivity. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University.