Unlock the Power of Digital Data Center Operations

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by ABB
Presented by Dave Sterlace

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how the future of data centers is being influenced by industrial trends, such as hyperscale, wireless, security, and digital.
  2. Describe how to leverage a digital infrastructure enabled by IEC 61850 and how to improve project execution and cycle time.
  3. Discuss steps to simplify operations and maintenance.
  4. Examine how you can turn data into insight and shape your current and future IoT strategy for the benefit of wider business.


1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*

Where are you on the digital journey to saving costs, increasing security, and delivering higher efficiency?

In our “always on” world, data centers stand on the front line of the digital revolution. Dave Sterlace, head of technology at ABB Data Centers, explores how digitalization can transform how we operate our digital enterprises. Through connectivity and integration, collaboration and control, analytics and actions, we can harness and automate data to build viable business cases for the IoT.

Unlock Power

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Dave Sterlace is the head of technology for Data Center Solutions at ABB. In this role, he supports data center clients with new technology adoption, and he is also responsible for ABB’s data center portfolio and partnership development as well as digital thought leadership. Sterlace has spoken at industry events across six continents on industry topics including data center digital operations, sustainability of IT, alternate energy topology, energy efficiency, grid interconnect, data center electrical safety, and future trends. Prior to this role, he has held positions at ABB since 2000, including leading ABB Low Voltage US Vertical Marketing, global critical power segment manager, and global ABB key account manager for Emerson Network Power, as well as regional business development and sales leadership roles. Additionally, from 2014-2016 Sterlace was the chairman of the Marketing Committee for The Green Grid, an industry organization whose mission is to drive accountable, effective, resource-efficient, end-to-end ICT ecosystems. Prior industry experience includes custom ATS and generator paralleling systems for Emerson Network Power/ASCO and regional sales representative roles in Silicon Valley for diverse client bases. Sterlace earned a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and lives in suburban Philadelphia.


ABB ABB is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability digital platform.