Co-authored by Susanna Kass with researcher Professor Seeram Ramakrishnav, FREng, chair of The Circular Economy Taskforce at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
The virtual conference that sets the agenda for data center decarbonisation
We know that climate change remains one of the most time-sensitive challenges our industry (and world) faces. To ensure these critical conversations about the decarbonisation of digital infrastructure can continue, we have transformed our world-leading DCD>Energy Smart event into a fully interactive virtual conference.
We’ll be hosting 16 free-to-view webinars between 27-28 April to enable you to access our expert thought-leadership and build your knowledge of the leading technologies and strategies surrounding global climate change and the role of the data center, wherever you are in the world. Hear the latest thinking around sustainability and energy efficiency - delivered to you in a sustainable way with no travel required!
Hosted on our fully interactive platform you’ll still be able to participate in live Q&A, audience polls and gain insights from our industry experts that include:
- Raiford Smith, Director - Global Energy & Location Services, Google
- Doug Mouton, General Manager - Global Data Center Execution, Microsoft
- Erik Rylander, Head of Stockholm Data Parks, Stockholm Exergi
- Chad McCarthy, Global Head of Engineering Development & Master Planning, Equinix
- Susanna Kass, Data Center Advisor, UNEP
- Mike Mattera, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Akamai Technologies, Inc
- Andy Lawrence, Executive Director of Research, Uptime Institute
Virtual Conference in Numbers
- Unlimited access to a global audience of data center & energy professionals
- 740 minutes of cutting-edge thought leadership
- Interactive capabilities on our state-of-the-art webinar platform
- 85% scored last year's conference program 8/10 or higher
A joint project by City of Stockholm, Stockholm Exergi, Ellevio and Stokab, SDP will be a key part of Stockholm’s transition to be fully fossil fuel free by 2040
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Find out how you can minimize your cost and time to market with DCD>Energy Smart Virtual co-host, Stockholm Data Parks
Energy Smart Infrastructure
From future battery technology to microgrids and the latest cooling tech, this content theme provides data center operators with expert opinion and guidance on how to design and operate highly-efficient and highly-reliable mission critical environments that support the next generation of high density IT.
Modernization & Lifecycle Management
Retrofitting existing data centers to manage modern workloads and maximise capex might be less glamorous than greenfield data center design and build, but for many operators these are priority projects. This theme focuses on best practice for extending facility lifecycle and optimizing operational efficiency.
Building at Scale & Speed
It’s crucial for data center developers and operators to reduce time to construction especially within the colo and hyperscale sectors. This content theme explores new greenfield data center design, construction techniques, framework agreements and supply chain dynamics.
Site Selection & Readiness
Access to capital, site selection, energy procurement, and connectivity are just some of the factors that developers and operators must consider when planning a new facility. This new content theme focuses on the work that must be done in advance of any new data center investment.
It's not just another conference, Energy Smart is the type of initiative that can make a real difference in addressing the challenge of our generation.Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm
You're building the infrastructure of the future. It needs to be powered by resources we can rely on and not taking us in the wrong direction. This event gets it.Gary Cook, Greenpeace
DCD has created a platform for the data center industry to come together and see how smart we are actually getting. They are asking the right questions and inviting the right people.Peder Nærbø, Bulk Infrastructure AS