KC Mares

Director, Industry Strategy - Data Centers, CPower

KC has focused on energy efficiency in data centers for 20 years, with leadership over design, building and operating the lowest cost and most efficient data centers in more than 20 countries. KC has led and developed solutions in data center site selections, development, designs, operations and energy reductions for many data center owners, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Equinix, NCAR, LBNL, US DoE, Rackspace, Bloomberg, Digital Realty Trust, NTT, DuPont Fabros, TELUS, Exodus, Sun Microsystems and Apple. He has led the design of over $10 billion of data centers, all with industry leading energy and cost efficiencies. He also recently led new factory engineering and battery cell engineering projects for Tesla.

KC led Yahoo!’s worldwide data center strategy, development and construction, while it was the largest Internet property, leading the construction of over $1 billion of energy efficient data centers and data center site selections and procurements around the globe for at the time the largest Internet property.

His work has earned numerous awards, including twice EnergyStar Partner of the Year.

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