The Green Grid Forum and Members Meeting 2016

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The Economics of Sustainable IT

The Green Grid Forum 2016 brought data center practitioners, C-level executives and government policymakers from across the information and communications technology (ICT) ecosystem together for industry-leading conversations that shape effective, accountable resource efficiency.

More than 25 thought-provoking sessions examined the benefits and challenges of pursuing sustainability, highlighted emerging solutions for achieving efficiency in the data center, and provided a closer review of new and soon-to-be-released technical projects from The Green Grid so that attendees could:
  • Learn how their companies can holistically improve IT resource efficiency now and into the future
  • Gain insight into strategies, best practices and tools for best-in-class management of sustainable data centers
  • Network with IT experts, data center owners/operators and industry representatives from across the global ICT industry

Forum 2016 is now complete. Members can access session presentations from the library.

View the full agenda or members can access session presentations from the library.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
9:30-12:40 Registration and Networking
10:00-11:00 DCIM Work Group
11:50-12:40 Kick-off Lunch
12:40-1:00 Welcome
1:00-2:00 Keynote
Preparing for the Future – It's All About the People
Christian Belady, Microsoft
2:10-3:00 Breakout Sessions
3:00-3:20 Networking Break
4:20-5:30 Panel Discussion
5:30-6:00 Closing and Key Contributor Award Ceremony
6:00-8:00 Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:30-8:30 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30-8:50 Welcome
8:50-9:40 Keynote
Sustainable Data Centers
Dr. Steven W. Hammond, National Renewable Energy Lab
9:40-10:10 Networking Break
10:10-11:00 Breakout Sessions
11:10-12:00 Breakout Sessions
12:00-1:00 Lunch: Roundtables
1:00-1:50 Breakout Sessions
2:00-2:50 Breakout Sessions
3:00-3:20 Networking Break
3:20-4:10 TBD
4:10-4:30 Closing Ceremonies

Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel and Conference Center

17620 International Blvd.
Seattle, Washington 98188-4001

Attendees caught up during breaks and over meals, attended the special reception and participated in industry roundtables at lunch on Wednesday.

Roundtables included:

  • Defining the Innovative Data Center hosted by David Schirmacher, 7x24
  • IT Equipment Design Evolution and Data Center Operation Optimization hosted by Don Beatty, ASHRAE
  • US Federal Legislation; G-20 Connected Devices Alliance hosted by Chris Hankin, ITI
  • Can Digital Demand Outstrip Physical Limits? hosted by Dr. Jon Summers, University of Leeds
  • Curing Zombie Servers hosted by Corban Lester, The Green Grid
  • AR and WI: The Pipeline and the Development hosted by Harry Handlin and Valrie Dyhouse, The Green Grid

The Green Grid would like to extend our thanks to our Forum 2016 underwriters.



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