• About the Speakers

    Mark Bauer is a Managing Director and Co-Leader with JLL's global Data Center Solutions group that focuses on global representation providing real estate planning and execution of mission-critical data center relocations and expansions. With unmatched experience and knowledge in the growing multi-tenant data center environments (colocation and wholesale colocation), Mr. Bauer provides clients with strategic and tactical guidance and representation to meet investment, acquisition, leasing and development objectives.​

    Mayor John J. Lee was elected to the North Las Vegas City Council in April 2013. As an Eagle Scout, John Lee began his commitment to public service at a young age. His commitment to public service continued as he served on various commissions and boards through elected office as a Nevada State Assemblyman and Nevada State Senator. John's private sector experiences as a business man provide a good foundation for leading.

    Debra March was elected mayor of Henderson in April 2017 and assumed office June 20, 2017. Appointed as Councilwoman to serve in Ward II in July 2009, she was subsequently elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. Mayor March is a strong advocate of economic development in Henderson and is working to attract new business, create jobs and diversify the local economy. She is focused on developing West Henderson, Union Village, and the redevelopment of the historic downtown and Lake Mead/Boulder Highway areas of the city. These efforts are designed to maintain Henderson’s standing as a premier city in which to live, work, and enjoy award-winning parks, trails and recreational opportunities. Mayor March currently serves as vice chair of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada board of commissioners and as vice chair of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District board of directors. She is also a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) board of directors.

    David is a Las Vegas native and graduated from Chaparral High School and attended UNLV. He founded uptimeLV in 2001, and merged together to form NetEffect on July 1, 2014. David has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, management, B2B technology sales, network installation, system design, and consulting.

    David has held numerous roles in both technology and management. He taught Microsoft curriculum to IT professionals, as well as held technical consulting and management positions in consulting and private business. He positioned uptimeLV as the first Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Las Vegas, and has earned several awards from Microsoft including Microsoft 2016 US SMB Champions Club West Region Influencer Partner of the Year.

    Michael Sherwood is the Director of Technology and Innovation for the City of Las Vegas. Michael has more than 20 years of management experience in the fields of technology, process improvement and innovation. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Director of Public Safety, Business Services & City
    Technology for the City of Irvine, CA. Michael is extremely passionate about technology, and believes through innovation, communication and cooperation we can create a brighter, sustainable world for all.

    Michael received his B.S. in Management from Pepperdine University followed by a M.S. in Executive Management from the University of Southern California.