10:00 - 10:45

15 June

Aga Khan Centre

The next frontier in sustainability of data centres

Digital technologies are transforming our lives in ways that were unimaginable even a decade ago. Today’s connected society has triggered an explosion of data and there are no signs of this slowing down. Underpinning high-performance computing and cloud services are physical data centres which are estimated to use more than 1% of the world’s power supply. Tech companies face important challenges – including how to scale and progress digital economies while reducing the carbon footprint of these data services to net zero. Hear from a panel of experts who will share how their companies are working to reduce the carbon footprint of their data centres beyond the first steps of shifting to renewable energy, through for instance the use of immersion cooling technologies and AI to optimise performance.

Guy Gueritz

Director, Energy Industries EMEA - Nvidia

Sjors van de Rijt

GM Tech, Renewables & Energy Solutions - Shell

Ryan Carver

Senior Director of DC Infrastructure, Innovation & Sustainability - Microsoft

Suki Fuller

Advisor & Fellow - Miribure

Festival Stage 2