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Tuesday, October 27 • 15:25 - 15:45
Keynote: Operationalizing a Global, Circular IT Industry is Both Our Opportunity and Imperative - Ali Fenn, President, ITRenew

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The global IT industry is responsible for 4% of global emissions and on track to double by 2025.  In the data center world, we are collectively doing a decent job driving advances in operational energy efficiency.  But this is only part of the puzzle, one-third of the puzzle in fact.  To truly assess and address the environmental impact of data center equipment, it is imperative to include both pre-use (embodied) and post-EOL costs of the massive scaling of our collective infrastructure.  In this session, we will explore the true total cost of equipment, and the opportunity represented by circular data centers to redefine lifetimes, and maximize both financial value and sustainability.  Operationalizing circular data centers means enabling a global, circular IT hardware industry, and to do so catalyzes both financial and environmental opportunity, and democratized access to growth.   We’ll talk about what this entails, the role of open hardware, what’s happening now, and what is at stake.  

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Ali Fenn

President, ITRenew
Ali Fenn is the President at ITRenew, where she oversees all revenue and leads the Company’s circular data center initiatives, including market development and business model innovation. Open hardware platforms and open source software innovation are the critical foundation underpinning... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 15:25 - 15:45 GMT
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