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Strategy & Leadership

Green Data Centers and Critical Infrastructure: Bridging the Gap between Facilities, IT, and Sustainability

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM PDT / Streamed Panel Discussion 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PDT; 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT / 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Paris-Brussels

 

This meeting will take place in San Mateo.

 

According to Greenpeace International's recently released report, "How Dirty is Your Data?", data centers consume 1.5-2% of all global electricity. With overall energy consumption of data centers expected to grow at a rate of 12% per year, significant efforts to achieve greener, more sustainable data centers are gaining momentum. However, there remains a significant disconnect between IT, facilities, and senior management of many data center operators.
 
Too often, senior management thinks of enterprise IT as a cost center whose budgeting, expenses, and performance are not linked to the key performance indicators (KPIs) that these executives rely on to understand and control other parts of the business.  This lack of transparency handicaps many companies, because only senior management can make the organizational changes needed to transform enterprise IT.
 
The pursuit of a more sustainable data center could provide a mechanism to bridge the gap between facilities, IT, and senior management, promoting further efficiency/sustainability gains through collaboration. This panel will discuss real-world examples of how management changes in enterprise IT can have catalytic effects, increasing profits, improving business agility and significantly reducing costs.
 
Key Topics:
 
  • IT as a cost reducing profit center, not a cost center
  • Barriers to efficiency and sustainability gains in the data center space
  • Innovative new approaches that can be implemented to foster collaboration
 
Speakers:
 
Mukesh Khattar, Oracle, Energy Director
Thomas Odenwald, SAP, SVP, Office of the CEO, Sustainability Strategies and Biz Innovation
Jonathan Koomey, Stanford University, Research Fellow, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance
Joey Marquart, Edelman, SVP Cleantech Sector Lead (Moderator)
 

Confirmed registrants will receive the specific location.

 

Greenpeace International's Report: How Dirty is Your Data? A Look at the Energy Choices That Power Cloud Computing


Agenda
06 MAY 2014
22 APR 2014
17 APR 2014
12 MAR 2014
11 DEC 2013
23 OCT 2013
28 AUG 2013
25 JUL 2013
30 MAY 2013
30 JAN 2013
30 JAN 2013
24 JAN 2013
22 JAN 2013
11 JAN 2013
11 DEC 2012
04 DEC 2012
27 NOV 2012
08 NOV 2012
31 OCT 2012
18 OCT 2012
11 OCT 2012
25 SEP 2012
28 AUG 2012
08 AUG 2012
07 AUG 2012
26 JUL 2012
17 JUL 2012
11 JUL 2012
19 JUN 2012
31 MAY 2012
31 MAY 2012
16 MAY 2012
10 MAY 2012
03 MAY 2012
12 APR 2012
11 APR 2012
29 MAR 2012
23 FEB 2012
02 FEB 2012
25 JAN 2012
19 JAN 2012
18 JAN 2012
09 NOV 2011
02 NOV 2011
27 OCT 2011
26 OCT 2011
28 SEP 2011
22 SEP 2011
24 AUG 2011
01 JUN 2011
11 MAY 2011
08 MAR 2011
26 JAN 2011
11 JAN 2011
15 DEC 2010
14 DEC 2010
08 DEC 2010
18 NOV 2010
16 NOV 2010
03 NOV 2010
13 OCT 2010
05 OCT 2010
22 SEP 2010
14 JUL 2010
02 JUL 2009