Why Interconnection Matters

Explore key considerations to maintaining a competitive edge in a digital market

Available for 1 BICSI CEC

About this webinar


With digital modernization in full swing, learn how physical infrastructure, the data center, and the interconnectivity requirements are keeping up with new market demands and how connectivity impacts the new cloud and data center balance.

This roundtable exploration featuring engineers and strategists from Belden and guest speaker Bill Kleyman, will explore interconnectivity considerations to keep a competitive edge in a digital market.

Discussion topics include:

  • Orchestration of connectivity
  • Support for new devices and connections
  • MeetMe Room (MMR) design considerations
  • Connectivity cabling, density, simplicity, functionality, and signal integrity
  • Matching connectivity with the proper application




About the speakers



Shad Sechrist, Belden blog author



Shad Sechrist - Field Applications Engineer, Belden


When Shad Sechrist joined Belden in 2021, he brought more than 20 years of experience with him in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry, including data center design, building infrastructure consulting and network design. He helps deliver comprehensive data center solutions to Belden’s enterprise clients, specializing in product selection, logistics, project management and process improvement. His consultative approach not only gives clients the answers they need, but it also helps them learn more about their physical infrastructure.


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Jorge de la Fuente - Field Application Engineer, Belden - Latin America


Jorge de la Fuente is a Field Application Engineer for Latin America for Belden. He is an Electromechanical Engineer with a specialization in electronics from Anahuac del Sur University, with a master’s degree in Engineer Management. With over 25 years of experience working on infrastructures to support telecommunication systems, he serves as members of BICSI, ICREA, and AVIXA and has held his RCDD accreditation since 2003. He is CCTT certified from Fluke Networks and serves in active collaboration in the Mexico standards bodies.


Bill Kleyman data center consultant



Bill Kleyman - Board Member, Neu.ro, Board Member Cato Digital


Bill Kleyman is a data center, cloud, and digital infrastructure leader. He was ranked globally by an Onalytica Study as one of the leading executives in cloud computing and data security. He has spent more than 15 years specializing in the cybersecurity, virtualization, cloud, and data center industry. As an award-winning technologist, his most recent efforts with the Infrastructure Masons were recognized when he received the 2020 IM100 Award and the 2021 iMasons Education Champion Award for his work with numerous HBCUs and for helping diversify the digital infrastructure talent pool.


As an industry analyst, speaker, and author, Bill helps the digital infrastructure teams develop new ways to impact data center design, cloud architecture, security models (both physical and software), and how to work with new and emerging technologies.


You can read more of Bill’s contributions as a contributing editor in Data Center Frontier, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today, and others.