April 2019

Joe Parrino
T5 Data Centers
President 7×24 Exchange,
Rocky Mountain Chapter


Greetings 7×24 RMC’ers.

“In gravitationally bound systems, the orbital speed of an object is the speed at which it orbits around a larger, more massive astronomical body” (per Joe’s edits from Wikipedia)

Our “GO FOR LAUNCH” program on March 21st got 2019 into low-earth orbit.  Matt Melis with the NASA John Glenn Research Center wowed the crowd with his in-depth story of the Columbia Shuttle tragedy.

We’ve not seen this type of enthusiasm following one of our programs in a long time.  People are abuzz.  There were 70+ attendees at the program.  We followed up Matt’s talk with a Panel Discussion about Managing Human and Organizational Failure in our own Data Center Industry.


NEXT EVENT:  MAY 9th 11:00a – 3:00p

Location: Top Golf – 10601 E. Easter Avenue, Centennial, CO  80112 

PROGRAM:  Silicon Carbide Breakers and Lithium Ion Battery Seminar and Top Golf Scholarship Tournament.

Mr. Ryan Kennedy, Founder and CEO with Atom Power, Silicon Carbide Breakers

Mr. Ilay Azoz, Product Line Manager of 3-Phase UPS Li Ion Battery Systems by Schneider Electric, Lithium Ion Battery Technologies

You can register for the event here… https://7x24exchangerm.org

Special Thanks to Jon deRitter with DP Guardian to provide a Golf Pro to analyze our golf swings. 

OUR 7X24 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED.  If you know a STEM Student, send them to our Scholarship Website here… https://7x24exchangerm.org/2019_Scholarships


As I’ve said many times, we have an elaborate Vision, Mission and Strategy that can be found on our website, but it all boils down to a few simple things…

  1. Programming…we are committed to bringing you relevant topics that are not sales pitches, topics that are attractive to our target audience: our Data Center End Users
  2. Participant Experience…we strive to create a friendly atmosphere, good food and good locations, where our End Users can hopefully glean a few takeaways to apply to their own operations, as well as get connected with our local Vendors and Contractors
  3. Connecting with Schools and Students…we continue to make outreach efforts with Metro State College of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, and CU Boulder. These kids are our future, and we are making inroads to creating their awareness of our great industry.

Once again, THANK YOU to our Sponsors for TAKING US INTO ORBITAL VELOCITY!!  Without you, none of this happens.  The venues, the food, the Golf Tournament, the Scholarships.  THANK YOU for your support.

Warmest Regards,