Practice Leader | Mission Critical Services

Paul Schlattman is responsible for leading the areas of Data Center Development, Total Cost of Ownership, Mergers and Acquisitions (Infrastructure), Technology Consulting and CRM (Customer Relationship Management). He has consulted within the data center sector in Europe, Pacific Rim North America and South America. Paul is an internationally renowned speaker and has published numerous articles within the industry.

Publications/Presentations

  • “Data Center Design and Construction Outlook.” Mission Critical On Target Series. April 2021.
  • “Celebrating Women Across the Industry.” Mission Critical On Target Series. January 2021.
  • “Benefits of Off-Site Modular Design in the Era of COVID-19.” Mission Critical On Target Series. August 2020.
  • “The Days of Sole Sourcing Design Are Over.” Mission Critical On Target Series. May 2020.
  • “The State of Hyperscale Design & Development and Outlook on M&A Activity.” Webinar. CAPRE. May 2020.
  • “The Industrial Age of Hyperscale.” Mission Critical. January 2020.
  • “Catering to the Hyperscale Tenants.” Mission Critical On Target Series. January 2020.
  • “Going Vertical in the APAC Data Center Market.” Mission Critical On Target Series. July 2019.
  • “Data Center Market Insanity.” Mission Critical On Target Series. May 2019.
  • “Creating Winning Proposals for Hyperscale Tenants.” Mission Critical On Target Series. March 2019.
  • “Developing Hyperscale Data Centers.” Co-author. Consulting-Specifying Engineer. March 2019.
  • “Data Center Commissioning for Data Center Hyperscale.” Mission Critical On Target Series. January 2019.
  • “UL Introduces Channel Partner Program Supporting UL Cloud Certification.” Mission Critical. November 2018.
  • “Mitigating Risk with UL 3223: Transparency, Accountability and Documentation.” Critical Facilities Summit. October 2018.
  • “Colo4Hyperscale Design.” Mission Critical On Target Series. August 2018.
  • “Determining UL 3223 Impact’s on Data Governance.” Mission Critical. July 2018.
  • “Living on the Edge.” Co-author. Mission Critical. June 2018.
  • “UL 3223 Data Center Certification Program.” Panelist. 7X24 Data Center of Tomorrow Conference. June 2018.
  • “Introducing the Urban Data Center Condo.” Mission Critical On Target Series. May 2018.
  • “Certifying Data Centers.” Consulting-Specifying Engineer. April 2018.
  • “The Big 50.” Mission Critical. November 2017.
  • “Should You Build New Or Colocate?” Panelist. IMN Conference. November 2017.
  • “Niche … Discovering Yours.” Mission Critical. September 2017.
  • “The New UL Data Center Certification and Standard 3223.” Presentation. Critical Facilities Summit. October 2017.
  • “The Demand For Sustainability Has Trickled Down To Data Centers.” Quoted. Bisnow.com. September 2017.
  • “Case Study: Inside UL’s Data Center Certification Program.” CAPRE’s Fifth Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit. September 2017.
  • “Data Centers for the Hyperscale Cloud.” Building Operating Management. August 2017.
  • “The Five Hurdles To Clear In The Hyperscale Race.” Mission Critical On Target Series. July 2017.
  • “First Glance: Behind the Development of UL’s Data Center Certification Program.” Co-author. Mission Critical. June 2017.
  • “The Support of Hyperscale in the G3 Data Center World.” Mission Critical On Target Series. April 2017.
  • “The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Workplace.” Mission Critical On Target Series. February 2017.
  • “Reducing Data Center Energy Use Means Focusing on PUE, Air Flow, LEED.” Building Operating Management. Quoted. January, 2017.
  • “High-Performance Computing.” Mission Critical. December 2016.
  • “War Stories, Whoppers and What’s Next for Critical Facilities.” Critical Facilities Summit. October 2016.
  • “Best Practices for Future-Proofing the New Data Center” Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit. September 2016.
  • “The New Role of the CIO and Its Impact on IT Operations.” Data Center World New Orleans Conference. September 2016.
  • “Data Center Design Bridging.” Mission Critical On Target Series. July-August 2016.
  • “Shoveling Out Grandma and Data Center Outdoor Equipment.” Mission Critical On Target Series. June 2016.
  • “Technology’s Impact on the Data Center Environment.” Mission Critical On Target Series. February 2016.
  • “A Global Perspective on Regulation & Rising Opportunity: Will Annulment of Safe Harbor Laws Spur New Development in Europe, and what are the Unique Changes in Latin America and Asia?” Panelist. Northern California Data Center Summit. February 2016.
  • “Data Center Design: From Print to Digital.” Mission Critical. Co-authored with Aaron Duda, Matt Tyndall, and Jayson Attaway. February 2016.
  • “Cloud, Colocation Brings New Data Center FM Roles.” Building Operating Management. Quoted. January 2016.
  • “Executing Data Center Program Roll-outs.” Mission Critical On Target Series. Column. December 2015.
  • “Aligning the C-Suite Perspective with the Critical Facility Mission.” Critical Facilities Summit. Panelist. October 2015.
  • “The Maturing Data Center Industry, Including: Renewed M&A Activity, Valuation of the Data Center Operation & the Impact of Cross-Regional International Demand.” Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit. Panelist. June 2015.
  • “Critical Facilities Roundtable.” NYC Mission Critical Conference. Panelist. June 2015.
  • “The Cloud Has Walls.” NFMT High Performance Building Conference. Presentation. June 2015.
  • “Data Center Trends: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Genarac Engineering Symposium. Mission Critical Facilities. Presentation. May 2015.
  • “The Evolving Role of the C.I.E.I.O.” Mission Critical On Target Series. 2015.
  • “The Cloud Has Walls.” Mission Critical On Target Series. 2014.
  • Build vs. Buy vs. Acquire. IMN Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers Conference. New York, New York. May 2013.
  • “Total Cost of Ownership.” Mission Critical. 2013.
  • “Second Market is First in Efficiency: Transforming South Bend’s Ignition Park into a high-performance, data center powerhouse.” Mission Critical. December 2012.
  • “Tier Ratings, ‘9’s’ Help Show Needed Level of Power Reliability.” Building Operating Management. March 2012.
  • “Breaking Down the Barriers Between FM and IT.” Building Operating Management. February 2011.
  • “Viewpoint: How Rural Cities Can Attract Corporate Data Centers.” American City & County. September 22, 2010.