Successful Lessons for Achieving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Achieving energy efficiency in data centers and server rooms requires solving unique challenges. Data centers are mission critical operations that require continuous uptime, yet they are over 10 times more energy intensive than typical office space. Each project will have its own challenges, and the key to success is determining which drivers for energy efficiency resonate with key stakeholders. Our panel includes experienced managers, implementors, project champions, financial stakeholders, industry leaders, and visionaries.   

Dialogue will include experience-based lessons for:

Utilizing operational tactics for driving and maintaining energy efficiency in data centers

Evolving energy efficiency strategies due to higher rack densities and hyper-converged infrastructure

Funding projects using innovative approaches that address redundancy, resiliency, and security

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Brody Wilson is IBM Real Estate Group’s Manager, Global Energy and Environment. In his role, Brody oversees energy and environmental management of IBM’s facilities globally. He is leading IBM’s adoption of numerous next-generation energy management tools to improve the efficiency of its global operations as well as aggressively pursuing opportunities for cost effective renewable energy procurement. Brody has been working in the energy efficiency data analytics space for over 13 years, and is a registered mechanical Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado

Matt Chapdelaine is a Principal at EdgePWR, a data center company providing a simple commercial real estate structure for operators and investors in established and emerging locations. Matt has worked in commercial real estate for over 15 years, having completed hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate transactions, leasing, and site selection in his career. 

Steve Holland is a Senior Vice President with T5 Data Centers. He serves on the FM&O executive management team with primary responsibility for company growth, strategic acquisitions, and revenue. He works with a team of T5 subject matter experts to develop customized solutions that deliver value, operational excellence, and innovation to every client. He also identifies and helps develop new products and service offerings designed to meet evolving challenges faced by the mission critical industry. Steve is a Certified Data Center Energy Professional.

Moderated by: Michael Conaboy, Co-Founder of Eta Vision

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Michael is an experienced entrepreneur, technologist, expert in large industrial operations, and investor. Michael is the CTO and Co-Founder of Eta Vision which provides advanced sensor and software technologies to maximize data center efficiency and productivity. Eta Vision’s proprietary hardware and software automation maximizes operators – not just the infrastructure – to help high performing teams effectively adapt to rapidly changing environments and to operate more efficient operations with lower risk.