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2014 Archive

OCT
09

Data Center Tour in USA (members-only)

Intel Santa Clara Data Center

Session: Organized by TGG Japan

Speaker:


OCT
07-08

The Green Grid Forum 2014

Burlingame, CA

Session:

Speaker:

The Green Grid’s 7th Annual Forum was held on October 7 - 8, 2014 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA. The event featured sessions focused on the Data Center Maturity Model, Lifecycle of the Data Center, Utility and Resources, and ICT Benefits to Society and Environment. The presentations from the Forum are now available for download in the Library & Tools section of the Web site.


SEP
22-24

Open Data Center Alliance Forecast 2014

San Francisco, CA

Session:

Speaker:

ODCA Forecast 2014 is the flagship event for the Open Data Center Alliance. Happening Sept 22-24 in San Francisco, Forecast was created by enterprise IT for enterprise IT executives, and brings to the cloud community topics focused on the latest best practices and emerging challenges facing enterprise cloud deployment. Delivering a wealth of content and unparalleled networking opportunities, Forecast is now considered the destination for the acceleration of cloud. Register Today!


SEP
12

The Green Grid Japan Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Various

Speaker: Various

The Green Grid Japan Members Workshop took place at Schneider Electric in Tokyo, Japan on September 12, 2014.


SEP
04

Nordic Digital Business Summit 2014

Wanha Satama, Helsinki

Session: TBD

Speaker: Ian Bitterlin, Emerson

The Nordic Digital Business Summit 2014 - bringing together 600 global representatives from across the ICT, Data Center Infrastructure, Digital Design, Gamification, Serious Gaming and Measurement Technology industries for a day of knowledge sharing and business networking. The event will be held at Wanha Satama, Helsinki on 4th September 2014.


JUL
09

The Green Grid Japan Forum 2014 (6th)

Happo-en, Tokyo

Session: The Forum

Speaker: Mark Acton, Critical Product Director, Norland Managed Service
Gaku Moriya, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Yoshihiro Fujie, Japan Technical Work Group Chair


JUN
17

DCD Converged San Francisco Bay Area 2014

Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Session: Energy Regulatory Policies: Research and Implications for Data Centers in North America

Speaker: James Bartone, Schneider Electric
Henry Wong, Intel

The largest peer-led data center conference on the West Coast, DatacenterDynamics Converged San Francisco Bay Area will this year extend beyond powerhouse speakers sharing insights on open architecture, facilities design, construction, and operations.

The advent of Big Data and mobility is driving the need for increased data center capacities, resulting in more and more data center functions migrating to the Cloud. To address this trend, several sessions at DCD Converged will take a closer look at the key sectors driving the exploding demand for cloud architecture — Finance, Healthcare, and Government.

Among speakers and panel participants will be representatives from Bank of the West, Sutter Health, the State of California, Facebook, Intel, Toyota and many others.

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.

Register online today, or contact the DCD sales team at +1 212-404-2378 or namsales@datacenterdynamics.com.  


JUN
13

TGG Singapore Interest Group Kick-off

Singapore

Session: Various

Speaker: Roger Tipley, HP - Alternate Board Member


JUN
05

DCD Converged - Jakarta

JW Marriott (Mega Kuningan), Jakarta

Session: Data Centers 2020 Panel: Consolidation, Outsourcing, Technologies – What’s the Future?

Speaker: Chang Tsann, Dell / TGG China Liasion WG Vice Chair

Technology is the key to business innovation and productivity. How can data centers operators prepare to meet the needs of their business clients as they adopt new technologies, and how should data centers themselves leverage technological innovation for their own advantage? Chang Tsann of The Green Grid member company Dell will be participating in the Data Centers 2020 Panel: Consolidation, Outsourcing, Technologies – What’s the Future?


JUN
02

7X24 Exchange Spring Conference

Boca Raton, FL

Session: Energy Regulatory Policies: Research and Implications for Data Centers in North America

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric
Rona Newmark, EMC

The growth of data centers and their energy consumption has prompted the development and implementation of government policies that are designed to improve data center energy efficiency. At the same time, governments are working to address broader energy issues, such as climate change, by establishing policies to discourage the use of carbon-based fossil fuels and encourage the use of renewable energy sources. In this report, The Green Grid included policies that are in effect or being proposed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The report highlights those that The Green Grid believes will be most useful or instructive to the audience. The report is intended to serve as a guide to data center developers and operators as to policies that could impact facility investment and operations. It also provides policy makers with examples of policy instruments that may form a favorable environment for data center siting.

7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups. 7x24 Exchange Conferences include a broad variety of topics that impact End-to-End reliability in formal and informal settings.


MAY
29

DCD Converged - Kuala Lumpur

Aloft Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Session: Industry Initiatives and Solutions to develop Malaysia into a World-class Hub for Data Centers

Speaker: Chang Tsann, Dell / TGG China Liasion WG Vice Chair

Chang Tsann of The Green Grid member company Dell will be participating in the industry panel discussion: Industry Initiatives and Solutions to develop Malaysia into a World-class Hub for Data Centers.  Becoming a world-class hub for data centers and an industry of national importance is a key objective of Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Program.  This panel of experts will discuss and debate what this means from a variety of perspectives – forming strategic partners and alliances, adopting technology, networking, creating a mind set for growth etc.


MAY
27-29

Datacentres Europe 2014

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Session: TBD

Speaker: TBD

The 10th Annual Datacentres Europe - Europe’s premier global IT infrastructure congress and industry exhibition - will be held at 27-29 May 2014, in Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

Representatives from The Green Grid will be leading panel discussions on 28 May:

1230h

Future Dynamic Energy Management for Cloud Data Centres
Cloud data centres are now indispensable infrastructure for computing, storage and management of big data that facilitates the delivery of a range of services offered by the cloud. Adjusting data centre environments to cope with the new demands cloud brings, and drive greater efficiency can prove a daunting task. Realizing the vision of an agile energy efficient data centre requires an ability to manage a vast array of analytical monitory and sensor data. It also demands continuous improvement and the adoption of a range of emerging technologies. The panel will take a look at some of upcoming technologies in servers, networking and storage and their role in driving efficiency in cloud data centres.
How will a shift from static measurement to dynamic control of data centre resources be achieved?
What are the newest technologies to be used in dynamic energy management?
Chair: Tomoo Misaki, Representative, The Green Grid
Derek Allen, Group Operations Director, Global Switch
Stephane Levillain, Director, Data Center Business Development EMEA, Eaton
Michael A.C. Maus, COO, DATA4


MAY
23

The 3rd Data Center Tour in Japan (members-only)

1. MCC Mitaka North Building
2. NTT Musashino Research and Development Center

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Speaker:


MAY
20-22

Uptime Institute’s Symposium

Santa Clara, CA

Session: Panel: The New Rules of Data Center Site Selection

Speaker: James Grice, Lanthrop & Gage

What are the driving factors in data center site selection, given the shifting demands of today’s business environment? Who’s adapting to these new realities of the wireless-enabled, cloud-based consumer of IT – and how will that impact other businesses?


MAY
14-16

Data Center Expo Spring

Tokyo Big Sight

Session: Latest Trends of Data Centers

Speaker: Hajime Arimoto, Schneider Electric/Japan Marketing WG Vice Chair


APR
22

Data Center Dynamics: Washington DC

Washington DC

Session: Resource Efficiency Considerations for Data Centers Adapting to Big Data

Speaker: Christopher Kelley, Cisco

Click here to view detailed program and speaker information. Send an email to TGG Admin to receive the discounted rate available to The Green Grid members who are data center and IT mission critical infrastructure end users, operators and owners.


MAR
27

The Green Grid Members Webcast North American Energy Policies

Webcast

Session: North American Energy Policies

Speaker: Rona Newmark, EMC Corporation

During the North American Energy Policies webcast, Rona Newmark of EMC provided an exclusive preview of The Green Grid’s newest Research Report, RR#2: Energy Policies: Research and Implications for Data Centers in North America.
MAR
11

Data Center Dynamics: New York

New York City, NY

Session: Panel: Rethinking Data Center Design

Speaker: Jack Pouchet, Emerson Network Power

Datacenter Dynamics Converged New York will take place on March 11, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Over 1,000 End Users, Operators, and Executives are expected to attend this one day conference that will include networking opportunities throughout the day.
FEB
27

Cloud Days Tokyo Spring 2014

Hotel New Otani, Tokyo

Session: Latest Trends of Data Centers

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM Japan/Japan Technical WG Vice Chair


FEB
25

Green Data Center Conference

San Diego, CA

Session: The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: Jack Pouchet, Emerson

The Green Grid published the Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) as a way of discovering and implementing industry best practices for today and in the future. In this three hour course, experts in DCMM from The Green Grid will help attendees understand the facilities, IT, and sustainability. Instructors will also discuss best business practices for today and the future, as developed by a panel of data center and IT experts from the largest end user and vendor companies in the industry. In addition, each student will complete a DCMM assessment using the online Assessment Tool, and will return to their management with an initial assessment and plan for future spending through the graphical Equalizer Tool.

Each student will complete the assessment, be able to use the assessment once they return to their jobs, and be able to benchmark their data center(s) against other facilities in their industry, geography, and reliability level to see whether they are ahead of the industry, or what areas might be ripe for increased investment.

2013 Archive

DEC
13

Japan Annual Members Meeting 2013

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker: TGG Japan Representatives

The Green Grid Japan Members Meeting was held on December 13, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.


DEC
10

DatacenterDynamics Converged Tokyo

Sheraton Miyako, Tokyo

Session: Using Data Center Maturity Model in Japan (Hall 2 15:50 - 16:30)

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM Japan/Japan Technical WG Vice Chair


DEC
03

The Green Grid Members Webcast
Focus Area Update

Webcast

Session: Focus Area Update

Speaker: Rona Newmark, EMC Corporation
Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric

The Green Grid's December 3, 2013 Members-Only webcast Focus Area Update: Government Regulatory Implications and Data Center Life Cycle provided an exclusive overview of two of the very active focus areas of The Green Grid: Government Regulatory Implications and Data Center Life Cycle.

Led by Rona Newmark of EMC Corporation and Christophe Garnier of Schneider Electric, the webcast was an opportunity for members to hear a summary of the discussions taking place in these two areas and how those discussions are driving new projects within The Green Grid. Rona and Christophe took questions from webcast attendees and explained how members can contribute as thought leaders in these areas.


NOV
20-21

Data Center Dynamics: London

London, UK

Session: See Event Website

Speaker: See Event Website

DatacenterDynamics Converged London will be held on November 20-21, 2013. At this event, over 2,000 members of the data center industry will convene at the ExCel ICC for two days of networking and knowledge sharing. This year's event will provide insight into the operational, tactical or strategic issues driving innovation in the industry today.

Additionally, TGG is sponsoring the new Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency Award. This award seeks to recognize the journey that individual organizations have undergone in order to bring existing facilities up to scratch through the process of measurement, benchmarking, analysis, recommendation and implementation. For more information on the award or to enter, complete the online entry form.

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.


OCT
23-25

Data Center Expo

Makuhari Messe, Tokyo

Session: The Latest Overseas Data Center Trends (10/24 14:20-15:20)

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM Japan/Japan Technical WG Vice Chair

Data Center Expo gathers all kinds of power-saving and environment-responsive IT products and solutions. A great number of information systems managers, management executives and data center operators/constructors visit Data Center Expo every year to conduct business face to face with exhibitors.


OCT
15-16

The Green Grid EMEA Forum 2013

Brussels, Belgium

Session: Various

Speaker: Various

EMEA Forum 2013 was held at the Siemens office in Brussels, Belgium on 15-16 October 2013. The EMEA Forum provided an excellent opportunity to network with IT and sustainability professionals and learn how to better improve the resource efficiency of data centres. Presentations from the Forum are available in the Library and Tools section.


OCT
14-17

VERGE San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Session: Data Center Day

Speaker: See Event Website

Data Center Day, a conference within the VERGE SF conference, is a one-day event focusing on next-generation efficiencies for data centers. The focus is on data centers from the corporate ecosystems perspective, bringing together key parts of the value chain: hardware and software companies, data center and facility managers, energy and sustainability executives, and data users in both the corporate and public sectors.


OCT
01

Data Center Dynamics: Chicago

Chicago, IL

Session: TBD

Speaker: TBD

DatacenterDynamics Converged returns on October 1st, 2013 to examine the unique opportunities that the Midwest region offers, and provides you with the tools and strategies to succeed in a world-class data center market.

This year there will be three halls featuring sessions on such key topics as the software-defined data center, risk management planning, insourcing vs. outsourcing, DCIM, the business value of cloud computing, reducing data center complexity, and much more. The event will also feature great keynote speakers such as Julius Neudorfer and Eric Masanet, Ph.D., dynamic panel discussions, and in-depth case studies showcasing end users who will share important lessons from their experiences.

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.


SEP
27

The Green Grid Japan Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Various

Speaker: Various

The Green Grid Japan Members Workshop took place at Schneider Electric in Tokyo, Japan on September 27, 2013.


SEP
27

The Green Grid Japan Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Various

Speaker: Various

The Green Grid Japan Members Workshop took place at Schneider Electric in Tokyo, Japan on September 27, 2013.


SEP
12

Data Center Dynamics: Seattle

Seattle, WA

Session: TBD

Speaker: TBD

DatacenterDynamics Converged returns on September 12th, 2013 to explain exactly why some of the world’s forward thinking companies have chosen to base their data centers in the Pacific Northwest region. With abundant and inexpensive hydropower, generous tax incentives, and a world-class workforce to name a few, Seattle is poised to become a stronghold of the industry.

This year's event presents an agenda jam-packed with case studies from end users and industry luminaries, lively panel discussions, and great keynote speakers. Learn from some of the industry's leading names. Innovators such as Microsoft's Greg McKnight, Bloom Energy's Peter Gross and Dr Robert F. Sullivan will present thought provoking seminars throughout the day. The event will also focus on such key topics as software defined networking, DCIM, energy implications in cloud-scale operations, next-generation modular data centers, and much more.

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.


SEP
12-13

The Green Grid Technical Committee Summit

Cambridge, MA

Session: Various

Speaker: Various

The Technical Committee Summit was held on September 12-13 at the Microsoft facility in Cambridge, MA . This meeting was open to representatives of Board and Contributor member companies as well as General, Associate, and Individual members who had submitted requests to get involved in TGG activities and been approved for participation.


SEP
05

The Green Grid China Forum 2013

Beijing, China

Session: TBD

Speaker: TBD

The Green Grid China Forum was be held at the Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel on September 5. This inaugural China Forum event included a presentation by TGG Executive Director, Mark Schiller, and China Liaison WG Chair, David Wang. Additional presentations include: Data Center Green Grade Assessment by China Council Chair, Baohong He; Data Center Life Cycle Analysis by China TWG Vice Chair, Xiongwei Lian; DCMM by China Liaison WG Vice Chair, Tsann Chang; PUE by Board Member, Roger Tipley; and panel discussions on DCIM and DC Overall Health Management.
 
If you questions about the event, please email chinaadmin@thegreengrid.org


SEP
03

Data Center Dynamics: Shanghai

Shanghai, CH

Session: The Green Grid view on IT Resource Efficiency: Past, Present and Future

Speaker: Mark Schiller, The Green Grid
David Wang, Teradata

DatacenterDynamics Converged Shanghai will be held on September 3, 2013. Don't miss The Green Grid's Executive Director, Mark Schiller, and China Liaison Work Group Chair, David Wang's keynote address on The Green Grid view on IT Resource Efficiency: Past, Present and Future.

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.


JUL
23

The Green Grid Members Webcast
Data Center Power System Harmonics

Webcast

Session: Data Center Power System Harmonics

Speaker: Mietek Glinkowski, ABB, Inc
Dave Loucks, Eaton
Stephen McCluer, Schneider Electric

Led by Power Sub Work Group members Mietek Glinkowski (ABB, Inc.), Dave Loucks (Eaton), and Stephen McCluer (Schneider Electric) Data Center Power System Harmonics webcast provided an overview of harmonics, including what they are, the difference between harmonic voltage and current, what causes harmonics, and what problems harmonics can cause. The presentation also delved into the levels of harmonics that can be tolerated and under what conditions, as well as how harmonic voltages and currents can affect data center power distribution system efficiency.


JUL
12

Data Center Dynamics: San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Session: The Green Grid Overview

Speaker: Jack Pouchet, Emerson Network Power
Mark Monroe, DLB Associates

DatacenterDynamics Converged returns on 12th July, 2013 for another year to reveal an industry grappling with huge change.

With California’s new carbon Cap-and-Trade scheme forcing operators to rethink their efficiency, will it also force industry relocation to somewhere outside of the state?

Register today to join 1000 data center experts, 5 seminar halls and 50 speakers offering up-to-date information from industry leaders in the form of individual sessions. Topics will include: addressing Power, DCIM, virtualization, Cloud Computing and the rise of the Software Defined Data Center plus many more.

And don’t forget over 60 exhibitors demonstrating the latest products and innovations from around the globe plus extensive networking opportunities. DCD Converged San Francisco is the biggest event for the Data Center industry on the West Coast. No matter what your area of the industry, don’t miss out!

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.


JUL
11

The Green Grid Japan Forum 2013

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker:

The Green Grid Japan Forum celebrated it's fifth anniversary with the event held on July 11, 2013 in Tokyo . The event included a lecture by Mark Schiller, Executive Director of The Green Grid and a session led by Junichi Eguchi, Director of the Information Service Industry Division at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.


JUN
19

The Green Grid Members Webcast
Facility Operations Integration

Webcast

Session: Facility Operation Integration

Speaker: James Bartone, Schnider Electric

Led by Technical Committee Vice-Chair, James Bartone, this webcast offered an exclusive, in depth review of the recently released White Paper #52 - An Integrated Approach to Operational Efficiency and Reliability. This white paper outlines the conscious effort made by the project development team to consider and document data center operations and management tools from the earliest planning and design phases through sustained operations. The resulting operational documents define how the facility’s systems and subsystems are intended to work collaboratively to produce optimum energy efficiency, reliability, control, and maintainability.


JUN
12

Data Center Dynamics: Madrid

Madrid, ES

Session: The Green Grid Overview

Speaker: Ian Bitterlin, HP

DatacenterDynamics Converged Madrid will be held on June 12, 2013. The event will address, among other issues, the best way to maximize the use of existing infrastructure, how to improve efficiency (both from energy and operational points of view), subject to availability, or the implications that trends such as Big Data have on the data center.

Members of The Green Grid are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount on this event. For more information regarding the discount code, please email TGG Administration.


JUN
04

7X24 Exchange Spring Conference

Boca Raton, FL

Session: The Green Grid Overview

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups. 7x24 Exchange Conferences include a broad variety of topics that impact End-to-End reliability in formal and informal settings.


JUN
02

7X24 Exchange Spring Conference

Boca Raton, FL

Session: Data Center Maturity Model Tutorial

Speaker: Harry Handlin, GE Energy
Tim Dueck, Dell

7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups. 7x24 Exchange Conferences include a broad variety of topics that impact End-to-End reliability in formal and informal settings.


MAY
30

Green Globes Webcast

Webcast

Session: An Introduction to Green Globes

Speaker: Representatives from Green Globes

Led by members of Green Globes, this webcast offered an exclusive, in depth review of Green Globes. Green Globes, an established commercial rating and certification program and an alternative to LEED, will be released with major upgrades this year. Green Globes breaks new ground in several areas including energy performance and whole building life cycle analysis.


MAY
29-30

DataCentresEurope

Nice, Côte d'Azur, France

Session: The Green Grid

Speaker: Lex Coors, Interxion
Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric
André Rouyer, Schneider Electric
Mark Schiller, The Green Grid
Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters
John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

Europe's global meeting place for more than 1000+ users, operators and practitioners of IT infrastructure from more than 35 countries. We encourage you to stop by The Green Grid booth in the sponsors hall to meet with Executive Director, Mark Schiller and learn about the most up-to-date information regarding The Green Grid.


MAY
13-14

Verge

Boston, Massachusettes

Session: Reaping the Rewards of Data Center Efficiency

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation

VERGE brings together business innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading public officials to illuminate the opportunities for radical efficiencies created through technology advancements in energy, buildings and transportation.


MAY
09

Japan IT Week Spring

Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

Session: The Latest Trend of Data Centers Overseas

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel/Japan Technical WG Chair


APR
28-02

AFCOM: Data Center World

Las Vegas, NV

Session: The Green Grid’s Data Centre Maturity Model and Assessment Tool

Speaker: Jay Taylor, Schneider Electric

Data Center World is an educational conference and Expo for data center and facilities management professionals providing real-world solutions for critical data center infrastructure through comprehensive, vendor-neutral education, peer-to-peer networking and unparalleled access to technology service providers. Data Center World offers extensive, end-user driven educational program. Data Center World-Las Vegas offers enhanced networking opportunities to ensure quality peer contacts based on industry, geography, and technology interest.


APR
26

Japan Data Center Tour

AIST (Tsukuba), Japan

Session:

Speaker:


APR
10-11

Future Thinking

Frankfurt, Germany

Session: Eight Steps that Lead to Energy Efficient Data Centers

Speaker: Marc Banks, Deutsche Bank

Future thinking is a German industry event focused on the innovative power of the data center.


MAR
19

Data Center Dynamics: Montreal

Montreal, Canada

Session: The Green Grid’s Data Centre Maturity Model and Assessment Tool

Speaker: Tim Dueck, Dell

DCD Converged Montreal 2013 will address the data center industry and operations as a whole and in depth on the basis of real-life examples, end-user case studies and shared views of data center thought-leaders and experts from Canada and abroad. p>
MAR
12

Data Center Dynamics: New York

New York City, NY

Session: Metrics and Predictive Management: From PUE/WUE/CUE to incorporating Demand and Disaster Response, Predictive Energy Management and Energy Efficiency

Speaker: Mark Schiller, The Green Grid (Panel Moderator)

Datacenter Dynamics Converged New York will take a hard look at how the data center industry has responded to the crisis of Hurricane Sandy and how it will shape the future of the data center market, not only in the United States, but across the world. This will be the first opportunity for the leading data center operators and end-users to share their experiences with their peers and to review whether or not regulatory, behavioural or strategic change is necessary.


MAR
05-06

The Green Grid Forum and Members Meeting 2013

Santa Clara, CA

Session:

Speaker:

The Green Grid Forum 2013 was held on March 5-6, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA and featured 30+ sessions focused around the following 4 pillars: Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data, Value of Collaborative Regulatory Activity, Software and IT Hardware Efficiencies, and Financial and Operational Efficiencies.


MAR
04

The Green Grid Data Center Maturity Model Tutorial

Santa Clara, CA

Session:

Speaker: Harry Handlin, Harkereet Singh, Lex Coors

The Green Grid hosted the Data Center Maturity Model Tutorial on March 4, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The tutorial taught attendees how to evaluate their data center and IT portfolio against The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM). Experts provided an in-depth tutorial on DCMM and attendees were trained on the Assessment Tool and did a quick assessment of their own data center.


MAR
04

Energy Saving Seminar by Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Session: Key Point for Energy Efficiency for Datacenters

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM Japan/Japan Technical WG Vice Chair


FEB
28

Cloud Days Tokyo Spring 2013

Hotel New Otani, Tokyo

Session: Learn the Latest Information on Data Center Energy Efficiency from 2012 Data Center Award Winners

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel/Japan Technical WG Chair


FEB
15

Data Center Dynamics: Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

Session: The Green Grid’s Data Centre Maturity Model and Assessment Tool

Speaker: Roger Tipley, Hewlett-Packard

DatacenterDynamics Converged Atlanta pulls together the people, processes and technology necessary to execute a world class data center strategy under one roof. Attendees at Datacenter Dynamics Converged include executives and decision makers from corporate, non-profit and government agencies.


JAN
29-31

Green Data Center Conference

San Diego, CA

Session: The Value of Benchmarking: A Look at TGG Metrics and Measurements

Speaker: Mark Schiller, The Green Grid
Jack Pouchet, Emerson Network Power

Industry experts, interactive workshops and case study presentations will be used to demonstrate the cost saving benefits of “greening” your facility. Attendees at the Green Data Center Conference are decision makers and executives from corporate, non-profit and government agencies.


MAR
23

The Green Grid Japan 9th Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker:

The Green Grid Japan 9th Members Workshop included updates from the TGG Forum took place in San Jose, CA on March 6-7, 2012.

2012 Archive

DEC
14

The Green Grid Japan Members Meeting

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker: TGG Japan Representatives

The Green Grid Japan Members Meeting was held on December 14, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.


DEC
13

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
EPA ENERGY STAR for UPS

Webcast

Session: EPA ENERGY STAR for UPS

Speaker: Jay Taylor, Schneider Electric

The Green Grid members webcast on EPA ENERGY STAR for UPS was held on Thursday, December 13 at 10:00-11:00am ET and 4:00-5:00pm ET. This webcast is part of a monthly webcast series for members of The Green Grid.


DEC
11

Data Center Dynamics: Beijing

Beijing, China

Session: IT Optimization: Moving to Resource Efficient IT

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


DEC
07

Japan Data Center Tour

Tokyo, Japan

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Speaker:


NOV
20-21

The Green Grid EMEA Forum 2012

Brussels, Belgium

Session: Forum

Speaker: Roel Castelein, EMC; Paolo Bertoldi, EU Commission; Colette Maloney, EU Commission; Lex Coors, Interxion; André Rouyer, Schneider Electric; David Snelling, Fujitsu; Gary Thornton & Adrian Jones, BCS; Roger Tipley, HP & TGG Vice-President; Michalis Grigoratos, Hewlett-Packard; Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric; Steve Strutt, IBM; Mark Schiller, TGG Executive Director

The Green Grid EMEA Forum provided attendees with EMEA centric information on data center energy efficiency and offers the chance to network with peers in the EMEA region.


NOV
15

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Power Equipment and Data Center Design

Session: 10:00-11:00am ET and 4:00pm-5:00pm ET

Speaker: Stephen McCluer, Schneider Electric
Dave Loucks, Eaton Corporation

The Green Grid's November 15th Members-Only webcast provided an exclusive, detailed review of the newly released Power Equipment and Data Center Design white paper. Led by Stephen McCluer of Schneider Electric and Dave Loucks of Eaton Corporation, the Power Equipment webcast explored various topics that impact efficiency, including power system configurations and how a data center is “grown” over time. In addition, the webcast will detail different power system components and review measurement and control points for each of these components.


NOV
14-15

Data Center Dynamics: London

London, UK

Session: DCMM Assessment Tool

Speaker: Lex Coors, Interxion

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


NOV
11-14

7X24 Exchange Fall Conference

Phoenix, AZ

Session: Data Center Maturity Model Tutorial

Speaker: Harry Handlin, GE
Winston Saunders, Intel

7X24 Exchange Fall Conference will be held November 11 – 14 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. 7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups. 7x24 Exchange Conferences include a broad variety of topics that impact End-to-End reliability in formal and informal settings.


OCT
25-26

The Green Grid Technical Committee Summit

Franklin, MA

Session: Summit

Speaker: TGG Summit Participants

The Technical Committee Summit was held on October 25-26 at the EMC facility in Franklin, MA. This meeting was open to representatives of Board and Contributor member companies as well as General, Associate, and Individual members who had submitted requests to get involved in TGG activities and been approved for participation. During this meeting, members collaborated on important technical initiatives and discussed the Technical Committee work register.


OCT
24-25

Nordic and Baltic Data Center Sustainability Conference

Kajaani, Finland

Session: The Green Grid Metrics

Speaker: Ken Baker, HP

The Nordic and Baltic Data Center Sustainability Conference will be held on October 24-25 in Kajaani, Finland. Hosted by Contributor member Kajaani DC Cluster, this forum will explore how the Nordic region is becoming an established location for data center operations with its abundance of sustainable renewable energy, favorable environmental and political conditions, convenient access to the major European international internet exchanges, and direct access into the fast growing Baltic and Russian markets. In addition, The Future of Sustainable IT Services Forum supported by The Green Grid will take place on October 24. For more information about this event, please email Noel Mcavennie at: noel.mcavennie@kainuunetu.fi.


OCT
22

Data Center Dynamics: Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany

Session: DCMM Assessment Tool

Speaker: Marc Banks, Deutsche Bank

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


OCT
12

AFCOM Kansas City Q4 Meeting

Kansas City, MO

Session: Data Center Maturity Model Tutorial

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid

The Kansas City Area AFCOM will host its Q4 chapter meeting. The event will be a joint meeting and golf tournament drawing between 150-175 people. AFCOM Kansas City is dedicated to providing education and resources for data center managers. Their mission is to enable data center management professionals to share industry best practices and to be the most comprehensive and effective resource available to the data center community.


OCT
05

Data Center Dynamics: Data Center Leaders Award

Tokyo, JP

Session: The Green Grid Japan Most-Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency Award

Speaker: Members of The Green Grid Japan

The Green Grid Association presented the “Improved Data Center Energy Efficiency Award” at DatacenterDynamics Datacenter Leaders Awards 2012. The award recognizes businesses and organizations demonstrating a commitment to improving the resource efficiency of their data centers. A judging panel comprised of representatives from The Green Grid, DatacenterDynamics and Green Grid liaison organizations Green IT Promotion Council (GIPC), Japan Data Center Council (JDCC), ASP-SaaS-Cloud Consortium (ASPIC), and the publications ITmedia Enterprise and ITPro presented the Grand Prix to NTT Communications Corporations /NTT Facilities, Inc., the Performance Award to SCSK Corporation and the Special Award to Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.


OCT
01-02

Data Center Dynamics: Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Session: The Green Grid Overview

Speaker: Roger Tipley, Hewlett-Packard

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


SEP
25

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Evaluation of Eco Mode for UPSs

Session: 10:00-11:00am ET and 4:00pm-5:00pm ET

Speaker: George Navarro, Eaton Corporation
Brad Thrash, GE Energy

The Green Grid's September 25th Members-Only webcast provided an exclusive, detailed review of the newly released Evaluation of Eco Mode for Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems white paper. UPS Eco Mode is one of The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model energy saving recommendations, and can increase overall efficiency when implemented correctly. In order to help understand and deploy what is typically the highest-efficiency mode, the Evaluation of Eco Mode in Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems white paper breaks down key elements such as UPS technology and performance, critical power systems configuration, IT power supply ride-through, and utility grid reliability. The paper explores each of these ideas and their trade-offs, helping data center operators understand Eco Mode from the ground up.


SEP
17

Data Center Dynamics: Shanghi

Shanghai, China

Session: The Green Grid China

Speaker: Bruce Shaw, Lenovo

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


SEP
12

Data Center Dynamics: Washington DC

Washington DC

Session: eBay Case Study

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


JUL
19

The Green Grid Forum Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker:

The 4th annual TGG Forum in Japan was held on July 19, 2012 at the Happo-en (1-1-1 Shiroganedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan). The event was open to members of The Green Grid and non members who were interested in The Green Grid activities and issues around sustainability of energy savings for data centers.


JUL
18

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Understanding IT Reliability & Energy Consumption

Session: 10:00-1:00am EDT and 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT

Speaker: Steve Strutt, IBM

The Green Grid's June 18 Members-Only webcast looked at how the environmental parameters of temperature and humidity affect IT equipment, examining reliability and energy usage as the data center operating range is extended. Using recently published ASHRAE data, the webcast will seek to address misconceptions related to the application of higher operating temperatures in data center environments. In addition, it explores the hypothesis that data center efficiency can be further improved by employing a wider operational range without substantive impacts on reliability or service availability.


JUL
17

Data Center Dynamics: San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Session: eBay Case Study/TGG-DCD Award

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation
Jon Haas, Intel

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


JUN
29

Data Center Dynamics: Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

Session: IT Optimization: Moving to Resource Efficient IT

Speaker: Roger Tipley, HPJack Pouchet, Emerson

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


JUN
28

The Green Grid Members Webcast
Comparison of Facility Reliability Levels

Session: AC & DC Power Distribution for Data Centers

Speaker: Harry Handlin, Mark Murrill, and Bill Campbell

The Green Grid's June 28 Members-Only webcast on the Comparison of Facility Reliability Levels, provided a qualitative overview comparison of AC and DC power reliability architectures using industry best practices performance feature design guidelines.


JUN
27

The Green Grid China Face-to-Face Meeting

Beijing, China

Session:

Speaker: Roger Tipley, HP

The Green Grid's 2nd meeting in China was held on June 27th (13:00-18:00) at the Schneider Electric office in Beijing. This meeting provided an excellent opportunity to learn about The Green Grid’s deliverables, including the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) Metric and the Data Center Maturity Model, and how companies can utilize them to increase their ROI and improve the resource efficiency of their data centers.


JUN
12

Data Center Dynamics: Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Session: IT Optimization: Moving to Resource Efficient IT

Speaker: Fernando García

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


The Open Data Center Alliance is holding a one-day Forecast 2012 conference on June 12, 2012 focused around their work to shape the future of Cloud Computing. At this event, members and non-members can share knowledge and expertise through presentations, work group discussions, and networking.

For more information about joining the Alliance at this event, please contact:  admin@opendatacenteralliance.org.


JUN
11-21

DCProfessional Training Courses

San Francisco, San Jose, New York City and New Jersey

Session: See DCP Website

Speaker: See DCP Website


DCProfessional training course dates have been announced for San Francisco, San Jose, New York City and New Jersey throughout May and June. Members of The Green Grid qualify for a special 15% discounted rate on all classroom courses – please email admin@lists.thegreengrid.org to recieve The Green Grid's discount code.

If you wish to speak directly with one of the learning and development team, call Andre Pons: 1.415.735.2800


JUN
05

Data Center Dynamics: Paris

Paris, France

Session: DCMM Assessment Tool

Speaker: Winston Saunders, Intel

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


JUN
05-07

TIA 2012

Dallas, TX

Session:

Speaker:

TIA 2012 Conference & Exhibition is an annual gathering of the community of technology suppliers that form the foundation of the global communications experience. The focus of this year's event is the whole IP network - it's the strategic differentiator that enables network operators, service providers and key enterprise customers to cope with the changing business climate.


MAY
30

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Electronics Disposal Efficiency

Session: 10:00-1:00am EDT and 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT

Speaker: Eric Brown, Thomson Reuters

The Green Grid's May 30th Members-Only webcast provided an exclusive, detailed review of the Electronics Disposal Efficiency (EDE). This webcast will presented an overview of the newly proposed EDE metric, which is designed to help increase industry awareness regarding the responsible disposal of IT assets.


MAY
25

Data Center Dynamics: Mumbai

Mumbai, India

Session: IT Optimization: Moving to Resource Efficient IT

Speaker: TBD

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


MAY
23-24

Data Centres 2012

Nice, France

Session: Introduction to The Green Grid

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Andre Rouyer, Neil Gazeley, Lex Coors, John Tuccillo, & Jack Pouchet

Data Centres 2012 is a wide ranging data centre event for the European market, focusing on cloud, energy efficiency, power and cooling. Attended by data centre operators, property / construction, enterprises and service providers; attendee level is evenly split between engineering / operation; C-level; VP / senior executives; and some sales & marketing.


MAY
17

Data Center Dynamics: Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

Session: DCMM Assessment Tool

Speaker: TBD

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


MAY
16-18

IEEE Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology

Boston, MA

Session: Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric
John Pflueger, Dell

The program includes sessions covering the spectrum of issues for assessing and managing products and services across their life cycle, and the design, management, and policy implications of sustainable systems and technologies, including design for environment, design for sustainability, materials selection, energy management, end-of-life policy and reuse/recycling, and institutional and policy implications of services and technology systems. Participants in the symposium are diverse, with representatives from industry, government and academia.


MAY
14-17

Uptime Institute Symposium 2012

Santa Clara, CA

Session: Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: Lex Coors & Jay Taylor

The Uptime Institute Symposium is an annual spring event that brings together industry stakeholders in enterprise IT, finance, executive management, data center facilities, and corporate real estate to deal with the critical issues surrounding enterprise computing. At Symposium, the best minds in the business meet to share knowledge and discuss how the IT industry can meet its collective goals of performance, availability, energy efficiency, and profitability.


MAY
10-11

The Green Grid Technical Committee Summit

St. Louis, MO

Session: Summit

Speaker: TGG Summit Participants

The Technical Committee Summit was held on May 10-11 at the Emerson facility in St. Louis, MO. This meeting was open to representatives of Board and Contributor member companies as well as General, Associate, and Individual members who had submitted requests to get involved in TGG activities and been approved for participation. During this meeting, members collaborated on important technical initiatives and discussed the Technical Committee work register.


MAY
01-24

DCProfessional Training Courses

San Francisco, San Jose, New York City and New Jersey

Session: See DCP Website

Speaker: See DCP Website


DCProfessional training course dates have been announced for San Francisco, San Jose, New York City and New Jersey throughout May and June. Members of The Green Grid qualify for a special 15% discounted rate on all classroom courses – please email admin@lists.thegreengrid.org to recieve The Green Grid's discount code.

If you wish to speak directly with one of the learning and development team, call Andre Pons: 1.415.735.2800


APR
26

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Data Center Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines

Session: 3:00-4:00am EDT and 11:00am-12:00pm EDT

Speaker: Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric

The Green Grid's April 26th Members-Only webcast provided an exclusive, detailed review of the the Data Center Life Cycle Assessment (DLCA) Guidelines. The DCLA Guidelines provide a framework for identifying and describing the elements necessary to assess a data center’s complete life cycle, taking all environmental impacts into consideration.


APR
24

Data Center Dynamics: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Session: IT Optimization: Moving to Resource Efficient IT

Speaker: Fernando García

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centers. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data center operators in across the industry.


APR
24-25

IMN - The European Data Centres Forum on Financing, Investing & Real Estate

London

Session: Green Data Centres, Data Centre Energy Efficiency and ROI/Payback

Speaker: Michail Grigoratos, HP

Information Management Networks (IMN's) Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centres Forum is aimed at C-Level speakers, including Presidents, CEOs and other senior-level data centre executives, financier/owners and enterprise users. The event covers data centre design, cooling strategies, site selection,
macroeconomic factors affecting data centre business models and facilities' cloud strategy.


MAR
23

The Green Grid Japan 9th Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker:

The Green Grid Japan 9th Members Workshop included updates from the TGG Forum took place in San Jose, CA on March 6-7, 2012.


MAR
13

Data Center Dynamics: New York

New York, NY

Session: Optimization: Moving to Resource Efficient IT

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric
Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation

Industry experts will lead panels and discussions on the unique data center and IT infrastructure demands of TriState region’s financial firms in today’s market, emerging technologies and the implications for the enterprise. Attendees at Datacenter Dynamics Converged include executives and decision makers from corporate, non-profit and government agencies.


MAR
08-09

Following The Green Grid Forum 2012, you can participate in the DCEP Practitioner course on March 8-9 at the Embassy Suites in San Jose, CA. The U.S. DOE and its industry collaborators developed this training curriculum, test, and set of supporting manuals to train and certify Practitioners in performing energy assessments in data centers and transferring knowledge to the staff for implementation. Participants can be trained at Level 1 or Level 2 knowledge levels, including demonstration of proficiency in the use of selected tools in the DC Pro tool suite.


MAR
08

The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards’ (INCITS) inaugural meeting of ITS39 IT Sustainability will be held on March 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. ITS39 is the designated U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the newly formed JTC 1 Sub-Committee 39 Sustainability for and by IT. The initial work scope for ITS39 will include standards for energy efficient data centers.

The committee will operate under the ANSI-accredited procedures of the INCITS. Membership on INCITS/ITS39 is open to all directly and materially affected parties but only U.S.-based companies can vote to establish a U.S. position on TAG matters. All organizations that attend the first or second meeting and request voting membership will attain voting rights immediately. To register, email John.Calhoon@microsoft.com or lbarra@itic.org.  


MAR
06-07

The Green Grid’s 5th Annual Forum was held on March 6-7, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. The event featured keynotes by Aaron Davis (Chief Marketing Officer at Schneider Electric) and Chandrakant Patel (Senior Fellow and Director of the Sustainable Ecosystems Research Group at HP). The presentations from the Forum are now available for download in the Library & Tools section of the Web site.


MAR
05

Data Center Pulse Summit

San Jose, CA

Session:

Speaker:

Prior to The Green Grid Forum 2012, end users are invited to participate in the Data Center Pulse Summit on March 5 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA. This is a forum exclusively for end users - i.e. those who own or operate their own data centers – and reflects a unique opportunity to talk with other industry professionals in a neutral environment. This is a free event but seating is limited. To register, please email membership@datacenterpulse.org.


FEB
28-29

Cloud Days Tokyo 2012

Tokyo International Forum

Session: Efforts and Best Practices for ICT Energy Efficiency in Data Center

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Japan Marketing WG Chair
Takashi Yoshimi, Japan Marketing WG Vice Chair


FEB
22-23

Data Centres Central & Eastern Europe

Prague, Czech Republic

Session: EMEA Energy Policy Research Paper

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

The Data Centres of Central & Eastern Europe conference will include a special focus on the CEE regional market for datacentres, enterprises and their evolving outsourcing needs, infrastructure as a service, private cloud, new technologies and market growth impact across the sector.


FEB
09

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Productivity Proxies, Economizer Survey, and Forum 2012

Session: 7:00-8:00am PST and 1:00-2:00pm PST

Speaker: Zeydy Ortiz, IBM
Jessica Kaiser, Emerson Network Power

The Productivity Proxies, Economizer Survey, and Forum 2012 webcast took place on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00am-8:00am PST and 1:00pm-2:00pm PST. This session provided a preview of what attendees can expect at The Green Grid Forum 2012, specifically highlighting the Measuring Data Center Energy Productivity through Productivity Proxies and Economizer Survey Results sessions. The webcast is now available for download in the Library and Tools section.


JAN
31-02

Green Data Center Conference

San Diego, CA

Session: Metrics, Measurements and Standards for Data Center Efficiency

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid
Jud Cooley, Oracle
Jack Pouchet, Emerson Network Power

Industry experts, interactive workshops and case study presentations will be used to demonstrate the cost saving benefits of “greening” your facility. Attendees at the Green Data Center Conference are decision makers and executives from corporate, non-profit and government agencies.


JAN
12

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) Assessment Tool

Session: 7:00-8:00am PST and 1:00-2:00pm PST

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thompson Reuters

The Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) Assessment Tool webcast took place on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00am-8:00am PST and 1:00pm-2:00pm PST. This session detailed the future of DCMM and the newly created assessment tool. The tool allows you to assess your data center and IT portfolio against the DCMM, get access to your personal DCMM equalizer, and obtain benchmarking results. The webcast is now available for download in the Library and Tools section.

2011 Archive

The Japan Members-Only Workshop took place at Schneider Electric in Tokyo, Japan on December 16, 2011.


DEC
08

Data Center Dynamics Beijing 2011

Beijing

Session:

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data centre operators in across the industry.


DEC
07

The Green Grid in China Launch Meeting

Beijing, China

Session:

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel

During the formative meeting, key industry players discussed next steps for launching The Green Grid Beijing and identified the top candidates to take on The Green Grid leadership roles in the region. We welcome your company to get involved in these efforts and encourage you to think about taking on leadership roles.


DEC
06

The Green Grid Members Webcast: Deploying and Using Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities

Session: Deploying and Using Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities

Speaker: Christopher Kelley, Cisco

The Deploying and Using Containerized/Modular Data Center Facilities webcast was held on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00-8:00am PST and 1:00-2:00pm PST. Program Manager for Cisco Containerized Data Center services, Christopher Kelley, presented this analysis on where and when containers make sense, including discussions on pros and cons of using containers, explorations on efficiency, cost tradeoffs and how PUE should be measured.


NOV
29-30

Server Design Summit 2011

Santa Clara, CA

Session: The Green Grid

Speaker: Mark Monroe

Server Design Summit 2011 is a two-day event that brings the latest in designing for next-generation virtualized servers in the cloud computing era! From simple blades to powerful high-end systems, servers are the key to managing networked computing.


NOV
28-29

Gartner EMEA Data Center and IT Operations 2011 Summit

London, UK

Session: Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

Gartner Data Center & IT Operations Summit offers a breadth and depth of knowledge that uniquely meets the requirements of data center professionals across disciplines.


NOV
18

Data Center Strategics: Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Session: Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

The program is designed to promote understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of cloud computing, trends and developments. There is a focus on applying this knowledge to improve Business-IT alignment strategy.


NOV
17-18

The Green Grid Technical Committee Summit

Chandler, AZ

Session:

Speaker:

The Q4 Technical Committee Summit was held on November 17-18 in Chandler, AZ. The Summit was open to participation from Board and Contributor Members of The Green Grid, and featured collaborative working sessions on a variety of topics including Eco Mode on UPSs, Equipment Recycle Metric, Productivity Proxies, and Data Center Implications Post Japan Earthquake/Tsunami.


NOV
15-16

Data Centre Strategies Middle East & Awards 2011

Dubai, UAE

Session: TBD

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh

Attended by the strategic and financial leadership of publicly quoted and private companies engaged in the Data Center and Cloud sector, Data Centre Strategies Middle East & Awards 2011 is the premier conference for financiers, investors, private equity, venture capital, property specialists, technology owners and professional intermediaries. This year's program will hear from regional and international operators and experts who will engage in robust debate that confront the many challenges evolving in a shifting data center and cloud market. 

Harkeeret Singh of The Green Grid will be delivering a presentation related to the reduction of operating expenses through data center best practices, approaching the topic from a financial perspective rather than an environmental perspective.


NOV
13-16

7x24 Fall 2011 Conference

Phoenix, AZ

Session: Data Centre Maturity Model

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thompson Reuters

7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups. 7x24 Exchange Conferences include a broad variety of topics that impact End-to-End reliability in formal and informal settings.


NOV
09

Strategic Technology Forum

London, UK

Session:

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

The program aims to address operation challenges in structuring IT strategy, and providing a space for case studies. Discussions topics include: Making data security compatible with technology, the consumerisation of IT, delivering an agile strategy for replacing legacy systems, and how IT departments can help in the process of becoming Solvency II compliant.


NOV
08

Green ICT Solution

Hong Kong

Session:

Speaker: Roger Tipley, HP

The program aims to assist the Hong Kong business community in understanding international and local low-carbon practices associated with ICT application, and then planning for implementing their own low-carbon ICT initiatives. The overall goal is to reduce operational energy/resource consumption as well as associated carbon emissions. The expected audience includes managerial, technical and non-technical staff from local companies.


NOV
01

The National Association of Energy Service Companies Annual Conference

San Diego, CA

Session: Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Speaker: Mark Monroe and Jack Pouchet

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) 28th Annual Conference will be held on November 1-2 in San Diego, CA. NAESCO is a national trade association which has been promoting the benefits of the widespread use of energy efficiency for over 25 years. NAESCO works collaboratively with allied trade groups, policy groups and customer representatives to accelerate market development and growth.


OCT
26

Data Center Dynamics Dubai 2011

Dubai

Session: Data Centre Maturity Model

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thompson Reuters

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data centre operators in across the industry.


OCT
25

Data Center Strategics: Bejing

Bejing, China

Session: Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

The program is designed to promote understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of cloud computing, trends and developments. There is a focus on applying this knowledge to improve Business-IT alignment strategy.


The Green Grid webcast on Utilizing the Energy Checker SDK took place on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00am-8:00am PDT and 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT. This session covered the use of the Energy Checker SDK to instrument applications for productivity. Content will include an overview of the goals of the Energy Checker SDK, how to use Energy Checker SDK to measure data center productivity (productive work vs. power), and the relationship to The Green Grid’s efforts of the Data Center Design Guide. The webcast is now available for download in the Library and Tools section.


OCT
19

UBS Q-Series® Sustainable Innovation Conference

New York, NY

Session:

Speaker: Mark Monroe

Given shifting demographics, complex political economics and heightened scarcity of resources, UBS believes that innovation across sectors becomes an even greater imperative. Firms that respond to significant structural change by innovating and leveraging these changes are likely to be the most sustainable. They will likely be the ultimate winners.

With leading corporations, consultants, policy experts, analysts, strategists and economists, our panel-based discussions will focus on key questions of innovation and sustainability


OCT
14

Data Center Strategics: Delhi

The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi

Session:

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

The program is designed to promote understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of cloud computing, trends and developments. There is a focus on applying this knowledge to improve Business-IT alignment strategy.


OCT
13

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum 2011 - London

London

Session: Forum

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid; Andre Rouyer, Schneider Electric; Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters; Steve Strutt, IBM; Tom Misaki, NRI; Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric; David Snelling, Fujitsu

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forums are a series of 1 day conferences that will take place throughout Europe and will provide attendees with EMEA centric information on data center energy efficiency and offer the chance to network with your peers in the EMEA region.


OCT
11

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum 2011 - Paris

Paris

Session: Forum

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid; Andre Rouyer, Schneider Electric; Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters; Steve Strutt, IBM; Kerry Hazelrigg, The Walt Disney Company; David Snelling, Fujitsu; Christophe Garnier, Schneider Electric

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forums are a series of 1 day conferences that will take place throughout Europe and will provide attendees with EMEA centric information on data center energy efficiency and offer the chance to network with your peers in the EMEA region.


OCT
05

DataCenter Dynamics Frankfurt 2011

Frankfurt

Session: Data Centre Maturity Model

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thompson Reuters

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data centre operators in across the industry.


OCT
05

GE Leadership Summit

Chicago

Session: Modernizing The Electric Grid: Enabling a More Sustainable Energy Reality

Speaker: Mark Monroe

President of GE Digital Energy Bob Gilligan gathers thought leaders from around the industry to discuss "Modernizing The Electric Grid: Enabling a More Sustainable Energy Reality". 60 leaders from across industry speak on various topics from grid modernization to the impact of Information Technology on electrical generation and distribution.


OCT
04

Anixter Event Series

Vancouver, BC

Session: TBD

Speaker: Dan Azevedo, Symantec

The Green Grid board member Dan Azevedo will conduct a taped interview with an Anixter representative to be included in Anixter’s 2011 video seminar series, “ipAssured: Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Data Centers,” to be aired at special events throughout the U.S. and Canada. Anixter, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global supplier of communications and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small components.

Oct 4 - Vancouver, BC
Oct 6 - Calgary, AB
Oct 20 - Dallas, TX
Nov 1 - Chicago, IL
Nov 3 - Denver, CO


OCT
03-04

DataCenterDynamics Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

Session: O Green Grid Association: Data Centers Eficientes de Recursos

Speaker: Roger Tipley, HP

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data centre operators in across the industry.


SEP
28

The ASHRAE Temperature and Humidity Environmental Guidelines/Recommendations webcast was held on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00-8:00am PDT and 5:00-6:00pm PDT. Dr. Michael K. Patterson, TGG Technology and Strategy Work Group Chair and Senior Thermal Architect working in the Eco-Technology Program Office in the Digital Enterprise Group at Intel Corporation, presented this session explaining The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee on Data Centers (TC 9.9) white paper on expanding the thermal design guidelines for data centers. If you have any questions, please contact TGG Administration.


SEP
27

DataCenter Dynamics Amsterdam 2011

Amsterdam

Session: Data Centre Maturity Model

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thompson Reuters

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data centre operators in across the industry.


SEP
09

The 8th Members Workshop Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Manabu Fukuchi, NRI; Tomoo Misaki, NRI

The 8th Japan Members-Only Workshop took place at the APC Japan from 13:30-17:30 JST on September 9, 2011.


SEP
08

Anixter Event Series

Washington, DC

Session: TBD

Speaker: Dan Azevedo, Symantec

The Green Grid board member Dan Azevedo conducted a taped interview with an Anixter representative which was included in Anixter’s 2011 video seminar series, “ipAssured: Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Data Centers." Anixter, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global supplier of communications and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small components.

May 24 - Atlanta, GA
June 9 - New York, NY
June 30 - Minneapolis, MN
July 14 - Seattle, WA
Aug 4 - San Francisco, CA
Aug 11 - Raleigh, NC
Sept 8 - Washington D.C.


SEP
08

DataCenter Dynamics Johannesburg 2011

Johannesburg

Session: Data Centre Maturity Model

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thompson Reuters

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level data centre operators in across the industry.


SEP
06

IKS Data Center Services Conference

Moscow, Russia

Session: Data Center Maturity Model

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

The 6th Annual IKS Data Center Services Conference in Moscow on September 6, 2011 will host more than 400 data center owners and C-level executives throughout Russia. IKS is a media company specializing in IT and telecom market in Russia. They run a monthly magazine, www.iksmedia.ru industry portal and a series of data center focused events.


AUG
29-30

Data Center Summit Latin America

San Jose, Costa Rica

Session: TBD

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation; Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

The Data Center Summit will focus on a variety of topics including data center efficiency, virtualization, data center administration, infrastructure design for data center, and cloud computing.


AUG
25

The Green Grid Special Seminar for DC Energy Efficiency

Tokyo, Japan

Session:

Speaker: Neil Haws-Jones, Global Technology –Production Japan, Deutsche Bank Group
Joerg Werner, Global Technology –Production Japan, Deutsche Bank Group

The Green Grid's Special Seminar for Data Center Energy Efficiency took place in Tokyo on August 25. In this three-hour seminar, key representatives from Deutsche Bank and Hitachi presented case studies about power usage in data centers after the Japan earthquake/tsunami.


AUG
23
The Understanding and Engaging Utility Incentive Programs webcast was held on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00-8:00am PDT and 5:00-6:00pm PDT. Corban Lester, TGG Utility Task Force Lead and Energy Conservation Incentive Developer for Lockheed Martin, presented this intriguing session exploring server virtualization through a utility lens. This webcast also offered an overview of elements common to most utility incentive programs that The Green Grid and its members can use to better understand the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities that come with helping utilities help end users invest in efficiency.


AUG
18

Samsung CIO Forum

Half Moon Bay, CA

Session: TBD

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid

The Green Grid Executive Director Mark Monroe will speak at the Samsung CIO Forum, “Data Center ROI: Energy-efficiency and Cloud Computing,” co-hosted by Dell. This one-day, invitation-only event is targeted at CIOs, CTOs and COOs from Fortune 1000 companies. The agenda will feature senior-level speakers from Samsung and Dell (including Dell GM, Forrest Norrod), as well as major high-tech companies including CSCI, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, TechAmerica, VMWare, and a special keynote from Steve Westly.


JUL
27

Cloud Days Tokyo 2011 SUMMER Conference

Hall B7, Tokyo International Forum

Session: Panel Discussion: ICT Power Saving Technique for Summer

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel

Eiji Taguchi, Chairman of the Japan Technical Work Group, will participate in a panel discussion on countermeasure for power saving for IT including Data Centers.


JUL
27

Cloud Days Tokyo 2011 SUMMER Conference

Hall B7, Tokyo International Forum

Session: Panel Discussion: ICT Power Saving Technique for Summer

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel

Eiji Taguchi, Chairman of the Japan Technical Work Group, will participate in a panel discussion on countermeasure for power saving for IT including Data Centers.


JUL
27

Cloud Days Tokyo 2011 SUMMER Conference

Hall B7, Tokyo International Forum

Session: Panel Discussion: ICT Power Saving Technique for Summer

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel

Eiji Taguchi, Chairman of the Japan Technical Work Group, will participate in a panel discussion on countermeasure for power saving for IT including Data Centers.


JUL
27-28

Intellect Data Centers Group

London, England

Session: TBD

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

The Intellect Data Centers Group, made up of elite members active in the data center arena including operators such as SunGard, Telecity and Equinix, law firms, and technology suppliers, have invited Harkeeret to present The Green Grid’s Data Center Maturity Model at their monthly members-only meeting.


The Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE™) and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE™) Sustainability Metrics webcast was held on July 20 at 7-8am PDT and 4-5pm PDT. The CUE and WUE metrics enable data center operators to quickly assess the water and carbon sustainability aspects of their data centers, compare the results, and determine if any energy efficiency and/or sustainability improvements need to be made.


JUL
19-21

Green Data Center Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

Session: TBD

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation

The Green Data Center Conference aims to address a broad range of topics such as: Reducing Energy Consumption & Improving Efficiency, Infrastructure & Communications, Going Bigger and Greener, Benchmarking Strategies, Building a Green Data Center from the Ground Up, Retrofitting your Existing Data Center, and Virtualization & Cloud Computing. GSMI, the organizing firm, will be marketing this event to over 100,000 industry participants through a direct marketing campaign that will target Chief Information & Technology Officers, Chief Executive & Financial Officers, Data Center Facilities Managers & Engineers, among others.


JUL
14-15

The Green Grid Technical Committee Summit

Redmond, WA

Session: Summit

Speaker: TGG Summit Participants

The Q3 Technical Committee Summit was held on July 14-15 in Redmond, WA. During this meeting, TGG members collaborated on current technical projects, including strategy and development plans for the CIM profile demo, IT efficiency metrics calculator, Equipment Recycle Metric formation and development, and Alignment of the CUE™ and WUE™ sustainability metrics. The Summit was open to participation from Board and Contributor Members of The Green Grid.


JUL
07

The Green Grid EMEA Work Groups Face-to-Face

Paris, France

Session: Face-to-Face

Speaker: TGG EMEA Participants

The Green Grid EMEA Work Groups Face-to-Face was held on July 7 in Paris, France. During the meeting, the group discussed 2011 technical and marketing plans in Europe, provided feedback on industry tools and specifications, and continued important work currently in progress. The meeting was open to participation from Board and Contributor Members of The Green Grid.


JUN
30

Information Age's The Future of the Data Centre 2011

Millennium Mayfair, London

Session: TBD

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

2011 marks the 8th year for Information Age’s The Future of the Data Centre – a conference dedicated solely to data centresand targeted at IT and business decision makers from the UK’s largest companies. Along with a presentation of the Data Centre Maturity Model, attendees will hear talk on:

  • How to build a cloud, including Private clouds – the myth and the reality, Integration and interoperability, working towards IT as a service – can virtualisation improve the IT operating model?, and storage architectures for cloud computing environments
  • Mastering data centre energy, including The Smart Data Centre – energy monitoring and control technology, modelling your data centre's energy profile and a CRC energy efficiency catch up

JUN
28-29

Tier 1 Research Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit Europe

London, UK

Session: Panel: Are Data Centres Dirty and is Cloud A Solution?

Speaker: David Snelling, Fujitsu

The Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit Europe is the premier forum for executives in the hosting, cloud computing, datacenter and Internet infrastructure sectors. Corporate leaders, industry visionaries, practitioners, financial professionals and end users come together to learn, network and map out strategies for today's rapidly changing marketplace.

David will be speaking on a panel alongside Greenpeace entitled ‘Are data centres dirty and is cloud a solution?’. The panel is based on the recent Greenpeace report ‘How Dirty Is Your Data? ,’ which has made headlines in outlets around the world for naming cloud computing companies who are not transparent about their energy consumption or make bad energy choices. The objective of the report, as well as the panel, is to debate clean energy and influence energy choices as datacenter energy use grows at 12% each year.


JUN
21

The ROI of Cooling System Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Session: Webcast

Speaker: Kerry L. Hazelrigg, The Walt Disney Company

The ROI of Cooling System Energy Efficiency Upgrades webcast was held on June 21 at 7-8am PDT and 4-5pm PDT. This study examines the impact of energy efficiency improvements in the data center. The results of this study will allow The Green Grid to provide set improvement metrics and ROI models intended to assist data center operators with building credible business cases for performing energy efficiency improvements


JUN
12-15

7x24 Exchange Spring Conference

Orlando, FL

Session: Economic and Environmental Value in Business Computing

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid Executive Director

At the 7x24 Exchange Spring Conference, Mark Monroe, the Executive Director of The Green Grid will be speaking on the economic and environmental value in business computing. The Green Grid is becoming the global authority on resource efficient data centers and business computing environments, and has developed a number of resources that help to quantify the business value of efficient ICT equipment. This session will include materials from The Green Grid's recent technical and business projects, including business case studies from member companies, new tools like The Green Grid Data Center Maturity Model, and the international importance new sustainability metrics such as Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE).


JUN
09

The Green Grid Forum - Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Forum

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

The 3rd annual TGG Forum in Japan was held on June 9, 2011 from 13:00-20:00 at the Happo-en (1-1-1 Shiroganedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan). The event was open to members of The Green Grid and non members who were interested in The Green Grid activities and issues around sustainability of energy savings for data centers. The program included a keynote from The Green Grid's President, John Tuccillo, and panel discussions on "what we can do" lead by the Japan Technical Work Group. In addition, a governmental representative from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) discussed topics on countermeasures for electric power supply. The forum closed with a reception to provide attendees with an opportunity to network with their peers and meet some of the speakers.


MAY
12

Uptime Symposium Institute

Santa Clara, California

Session: The Greening of IT: Successes, Failures, and the Future

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel

Each year at Symposium the best minds in the industry meet to discuss the critical issues surrounding enterprise computing, resource and energy efficiency, data center management, availability and productivity. The event attracts stakeholders in enterprise IT, finance, executive management, data center facilities, and corporate real estate.


MAY
11-13

Green IT Expo

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Latest updates on Metrics for Data Center Efficiency (5/13 9:30-10:30)

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel

The Green Grid session will introduce the latest updates on metrics for data center efficiency as well as case studies using PUE metrics for its improvement.


MAY
05-06

Data Centres Europe

Nice, France

Session: Driving Forward: ICT Energy Effectiveness in 2011 and Beyond

Speaker: Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

Data Centres Europe is Europe’s largest and only pan regional event for the data centre industry. The conference presents original research, strategic debate, market intelligence and insight, and offers all attendees the latest in technologies, operations and management for data centres. The 7th Data Centres Europe 2011 will continue to have a special focus on enterprise customers of data centres and their evolving outsourcing needs as emerging private clouds, new technologies and market shift impact across the sector.


MAY
03

The Green Grid Monthly Members Webcast
The Data Center Maturity Model

Session: Webcast

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

The Data Center Maturity Model (DCMM) webcast was held on May 3 at 7-8am PDT and 1-2pm PDT. The webcast covered a range of issues related to designing new data centers and identifying the ongoing steps and innovations required to achieve greater energy efficiency and sustainability improvements. The webcast and presentation are available for download in the Library & Tools section of the website.


APR
28-29

The Green Grid Technical Committee Summit

O'Fallon, MO

Session: Summit

Speaker: TGG Summit Participants

A Technical Committee Summit was held on April 28 (8am-5pm CT) and April 29 (8am-12pm CT) in O’Fallon, MO. This Summit featured working sessions that aligned with The Green Grid’s expanded mission to become the global authority on resource efficient data centers and business computing ecosystems. The collaborative sessions covered a variety of topics including sustainability metrics and the data center environmental life cycle. This free event was open to participation from Board and Contributor Members of The Green Grid.


APR
15

The 7th Members Workshop Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Yoshihiro Fuji, IBM; Yasuhiro Nakai, NEC; Hajime Takagi, NRI; Tomoo Misaki, NRI; Takao Shiino, NRI

The 7th Japan Members-Only Workshop took place at the NRI Tokyo office (1-6-5 Marunouchi North Building, Chiyoda-ku)from 13:00-17:00 JST on April 15, 2011. The event focused on the deliverables from the recent TGG Technical Forum that took place on March 1-2 in Santa Clara, California.


MAR
10

DatacenterDynamics Conference & Expo: New York

New York, New York

Session: TBD

Speaker: Mark Monroe, The Green Grid Executive Director

The DatacenterDynamics Conference and Expo series aims to address the challenges faced by owners and operators of legacy structures in need of upgrading and new builds required to meet the complex combination of required service delivery, technology advances, energy efficiency, resilience and security.


MAR
02-03

Cloud Days Tokyo 2011

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Current and Future Activities for ICT Energy Efficiency for Data Centers

Speaker: Takashi Tokunaga, Intel

The Green Grid session includes the introduction of new metrics and case studies for improvement activities for energy efficiency using PUE.


MAR
02-03

Data Centre World

London, UK

Session: Driving Forward: ICT Energy Effectiveness in 2011 and Beyond

Speaker: Jim Hearnden, Dell

Data Centre World is the largest free exhibition and conference for data centre professionals in the UK examining in detail the issues surrounding the selection, outsourcing, building, and running of a data centre.


MAR
01

The Green Grid Board/Member 1:1's

Santa Clara, CA

Session: One on One Meetings

Speaker: The Green Grid Board of Directors

TGG members are invited to meet with a member of the Board of Directors during the Technical Forum. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss the topics of your choice with the Board. For example, how can your company get involved, ideas for technical projects, improving member value, etc. Your 20-25 minute meeting will be scheduled on the afternoon of March 1. You can select the top 3 Board companies you would like to meet with when you register and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you already registered for the event, please email TGG Administration to sign up for a meeting.


MAR
01-02

The Green Grid Technical Forum and Members Meeting 2011

Santa Clara, CA

Session: Tech Forum

Speaker: TGG Members and Industry Representatives

Today’s sustainability, IT, and business related decisions are becoming key priorities for many companies. Organizations are proactively considering ways to improve energy efficiency while also positively impacting the bottom line. As part of this process, your company is faced with a number of questions. How can we leverage the data center as an asset while improving the balance sheet? How can we ensure our business is prepared to calculate the impact of carbon and water on the data center?

To answers these questions and learn about other industry related topics, attendees were invited to register for The Green Grid Technical Forum 2011. This year’s Forum featured an expanded focus to address metrics and decisions on related business and sustainability issues. Further, The Green Grid Technical Forum provide new technical content, training, and discussions on industry trends. The presentations from the Technical Forum are now available for download in the Library & Tools section of the Web site.


FEB
28

Data Center Pulse Summit

Santa Clara, CA

Session: Summit

Speaker: Data Center Pulse

Data Center Pulse (DCP) will be holding their third annual Data Center Pulse Summit on February 28th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. This event will be held in conjunction with The Green Grid Technical Forum & Members Meeting 2011. If you are planning to attend the Technical Forum you may be eligible to participate in this exclusive end user event as well. The goal of the Data Center Pulse Summit is to create content that will be shared with the industry through presentations at The Green Grid Technical Forum as well as through the Data Center Pulse YouTube channel. More information on the track details and agenda can be found at: http://datacenterpulse.org/FocusAreas/2011Summit.


FEB
28-01

DOE Data Center Energy Practitioner Generalist Training/Exam

Santa Clara, CA

Session: Training/Exam

Speaker: Magnus Herrlin, ANCIS Incorporated

The Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with The Green Grid, is proud to announce the next Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Generalist training/exam in conjunction with The Green Grid Technical Forum 2011. The DOE “Save Energy Now” program has partnered with the industry to develop a process leading to practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers. The DCEP Program is driven by the fact that significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate energy assessments. Target groups for participating include employees of property management companies, engineering consulting firms, service companies, data center end users, energy agencies, colleges, and utilities.


FEB
18

Data Centre Central and Eastern Europe

Budapest, Hungary

Session: Driving Forward: ICT Energy Effectiveness in 2011 and Beyond

Speaker: Andre Rouyer, Schneider Electric

During this event Data Centre Central and Eastern Europe will focus on a variety of topics affecting data centre operators in the Central and Eastern Europe markets.


JAN
28

Kankyo Media Seminar

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Latest Case Studies on Energy Savings for Data Centers - from Data Center Award in Japan (17:20-18:00)

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM

The Green Grid session will introduce the latest case studies on Energy Savings for Data Centers from the 2010 Data Center Award in Japan.


JAN
01

New Events

Session:

Speaker:

2010 Archive

DEC
17

Japan Members Meeting 2010

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Annual Meeting

Speaker:

The Japan Members Meeting will be held on Friday, December 17, from 1:30 – 5:30pm JT at the NEC office (Kasuga) in Tokyo. During this annual end year members meeting, the Japan Data Center Award Winners will give presentations on their best practices for Data Center energy efficiency and the Japan Work Groups will highlight 2010 achievements and 2011 activities in Japan.


DEC
16

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum 2010 - London

London

Session: Forum

Speaker: Andre Rouyer, Schneider Electric; Liam Newcombe, BCS; Jim Hearnden, Dell; Vic Smith, Dell; David Snelling, Fujitsu; Roger Tipley, Hewlett-Packard; Ali Moinuddin, Interxion; Harqs Singh, Thomson Reuters

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forums are a series of 1 day conferences that will take place throughout Europe and will provide attendees with EMEA centric information on data center energy efficiency and offer the chance to network with your peers in the EMEA region.


DEC
13-14

DC Building Power Asia

Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa , Japan

Session: Issues to Consider for Higher Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Data Centers

Speaker: Hideho Yamamura, Hitachi

DC Building Power Asia '10 will include an informal exhibition featuring equipment, materials, and literature. Hitachi, a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, will give a presentation on "Issues to Consider for Higher Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Data Centers."


DEC
02

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum 2010 - Paris

Paris

Session: Forum

Speaker: Larry Vertal, The Green Grid; Jim Hearnden, Dell; Andre Rouyer, Schneider Electric; Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters; Ali Moinuddin, Interxion; Catherine Jagu, Gimelec

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forums are a series of 1 day conferences that will take place throughout Europe and will provide attendees with EMEA centric information on data center energy efficiency and offer the chance to network with your peers in the EMEA region.


NOV
30

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum 2010 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Session: Forum

Speaker: Larry Vertal, The Green Grid; Jim Hearnden, Dell; Ali Moinuddin, Interxion; Marga Blom, KPN

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forums are a series of 1 day conferences that will take place throughout Europe and will provide attendees with EMEA centric information on data center energy efficiency and offer the chance to network with your peers in the EMEA region.


NOV
29

DatacenterDynamics, Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Jim Hearnden, Dell

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in across EMEA.


NOV
25

Nikkei Kankyo Symposium

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Case Studies

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel

This free event will be hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Nikkei Newspaper and will focus on data center efficiency and global warming.


NOV
23

DatacenterDynamics, Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Victor Smith, Dell

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in across EMEA.


NOV
14-17

7x24 Exchange Fall Conference

Phoenix, AZ

Session: Recommendations for measuring and reporting overall data center efficiency

Speaker: Dan Azevedo, Symantec

Formed in 1989, 7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures, aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups.


NOV
11

Data Centres and the Cloud Seminar

London

Session: The key data centre environmental issues (Panel)

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

This event will bring together customers and providers of data centre services to analyse and debate some of the key trends currently shaping the data centre space. The event will provide insights into what is a fast changing data centre market with the impact of a global credit crunch and financial recession and the introduction of new technologies, such as virtualisation and cloud computing, presenting both customers and providers with new risks, challenges and opportunities.


NOV
09-10

DatacenterDynamics, London

London, UK

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in across EMEA.


NOV
08-10

Data Center Users' Conference

Atlanta, Georgia

Session: Data Center Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation

Data Center Users’ Group is sponsored by Emerson Network Power and helps managers tackle challenges in running 24x7 mission-critical operations and optimizing complex infrastructures. The conference agenda is educational and non-commercial in nature. It provides an interactive technical exchange focusing on data center operational and infrastructure trends and best practices, with discussions by industry experts and peers.


OCT
05-09

CEATEC Japan 2010

Makuhari Messe

Session: 10/6 Green IT International Symposium 2010

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric

This symposium is designed as the global information center of Green IT, presenting the latest trends in Japan and offshore. The event has various lectures planned including showcasing the new development of Green IT in Japan, the global standpoint, and company approaches so that you can follow the leading-edge of Green IT.


SEP
23

Energy Efficiency Roadmap Seminar

Schiphol-Rijk, Amersterdam

Session: Setting the Scene for 2010: What will happen to the energy efficiency debate as we come out of the downturn

Speaker: Larry Vertal, Executive Director of The Green Grid

Energy Efficiency Roadmap, hosted by Interxion and Schneider Electric, will be the first ever seminar to bring the leading global IT energy efficiency standards organisations under one roof. It will provide a unique opportunity to gather all the information you need to check your current assumptions against current best practice and European trends, and map out your medium-term energy efficiency strategy.

For the first time, The Uptime Institute, The Green Grid, and the EC Joint Research Centre, will share a platform, painting a comprehensive picture of current and upcoming energy efficiency standards, metrics, codes of conduct, incentives, and legislation.


SEP
17

The 6th Members Workshop Japan

Intel Tokyo Office

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Hajime Takagi, NRI; Takashi Tokunaga, Intel; Yoshiaki Tojo, METI; Satoru Tango, IBM

The 6th Japan Members-Only Workshop is taking place at the Intel Tokyo Office on September 17, 2010. The agenda includes the EPA Data Center Assessment, PUE Metrics Case Study, and an activity update on Data Center Design Guide. As a guest speaker, METI will provide presentations on Cloud Computing and Japan’s competitive strength.


SEP
16-17

DataCentre Expo

Dusseldorf, Germany

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Jim Hearnden, Dell

Data Centre Expo focuses on the hardware, software, virtual and physical issues surrounding the design, building, managing a data centre. DataCentre Expo is for the IT and facility management professionals involved in the design, build and management of data centres. The conference covers the latest technologies, solutions and the exhibition showcases the leading technology suppliers.


AUG
30-31

Data Center Summit Latin America 2010

San Jose, Costa Rica

Session: Improving Data Center Efficiency with Virtualization; Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) & Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE)

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC Corporation

Data Center Summit is the first in the region to focus on data center infrastructure and regulation, featuring experts from organizations such as the Uptime Institute, The Green Grid, BICSI ICREA, and International and Data Center Consultants. More than 800 visitors and about 40 exhibitors from throughout Latin America will participate in a technical symposium that extends for two days and focuses on the most recent trends on certification, design, optimization and practices green of data centers.


AUG
18

BrightTalk: What the Future Holds for Data Centers

Virtual

Session: What the Future Holds for Data Centers: A Roundtable Discussion

Speaker: Dan Azevedo, Symantec

Join experts from Intel IT, The Green Grid and Data Center Pulse as they discuss their perspectives on the future of data centers – What is the current state of data centers? Where do they need to evolve? What does IT need to take into consideration when planning to support the business needs of the future? What are the problems we will face?


AUG
03

GIPC Asia Green IT Seminar

Brunei

Session: Policy issue to promote Green ICT

Speaker: Dan Azevedo, Symantec

The main objective of this seminar is to enhance understanding of how information communication technologies make various socioeconomic activities smarter. The seminar will also focus on the importance of green ICT and identifying the challenges that governments need to address to promote it. Finally, the seminar also aims to share the importance of benchmarking data center energy efficiency as a policy issue. This event is organized by APEC (ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION).


JUN
30

Green Enterprise World Forum

London, UK

Session: TBD

Speaker: Jim Hearnden, Dell

Green Enterprise World Forum is a 1 day conference on green computing and is now co-located with the 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum. The conference agenda includes: leading case studies on how to integrate green computing into working practices; finding out how Green IT can create competitive advantage and improve your bottom line; learning from the key stakeholders in the industry and networking with leading platform and service operators.


JUN
29

DatacenterDynamics Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Fernando Garcia, Schneider Electric

The DatacenterDynamics Conference and Expo series addresses the challenges faced by owners and operators of legacy structures in need of upgrading, and new builds required to meet the complex combination of exponential data growth, technology advances, energy efficiency, resilience and security.


JUN
25

The Green Grid Forum - Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Forum

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, APC by Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM; Takashi Tokunaga, Intel; Larry Vertal, The Green Grid

The Green Grid hel a forum on Friday, June 25th from 1:30 – 8:00pm JT to celebrate the second anniversary of its expansion into the Japan region. During the forum, The Green Grid’s Executive Director, Larry Vertal, presented “The State of The Green Grid”, which provided an update on the organization and activities to continue to drive energy efficient IT. Key leaders of The Green Grid’s Work Groups in Japan discussed Japan activities over the past two years. In addition, governmental representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government discussed efforts to improve data center energy efficiency. The forum closed with a reception to provide attendees with an opportunity to network with their peers and meet some of the speakers.


JUN
08

DatacenterDynamics, Milan

Milan, Italy

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Jim Hearnden, Dell

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres.

DatacenterDynamics Milan will address the challenges faced by owners and operators in allocating resources to meet the demands of exponential data growth, technology advances, energy efficiency, resilience and security in a tight budgetary environment. The conference agenda will cover green IT and its effect on data centre design through to the management, monitoring, and successful upgrade of existing assets.


JUN
06-09

7x24 Exchange Spring Conference

Boca Raton, FL

Session: Data Center Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

The 7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge exchange for those who design, build, operate and maintain mission critical enterprise information infrastructures. We are a not-for-profit organization seeking to promote dialog among industry professionals to address the many challenges facing owners and operators of these facilities.


JUN
04

The 5th Members Workshop - Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM; Takashi Tokunaga, Intel

The 5th Japan Members Workshop was held on Friday, June 4 from 1:30 – 5:30pm JT at the CTC office in Tokyo. During this quarterly workshop, TGG updates were provided to Japan members to reinforce TGG activities in Japan.


JUN
03

DatacenterDynamics Brussels

Brussels, Belgium

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Victor Smith, Dell

The DatacenterDynamics Conference and Expo series addresses the challenges faced by owners and operators of legacy structures in need of upgrading, and new builds required to meet the complex combination of exponential data growth, technology advances, energy efficiency, resilience and security.


JUN
03

The Green Grid EMEA Webinar

Webinar

Session: Energy Efficiency in Data Centre Design, Development and Operations

Speaker: Vic Smith, Dell; Ali Moinuddin, Interxion

During The Green Grid EMEA Webinar, leaders of the EMEA Technical and Communications Work Groups discussed The Green Grid’s latest technical deliverables and provided an overview of the materials presented during the public portion of The Green Grid’s 2010 Technical Forum. Webinar attendees learned about opportunities to become more efficient in managing their most important computing infrastructure and identify methods that lower costs and support global sustainability initiatives. This regionally focused webinar also highlighted current legislative trends, activities and regional tools specific to EMEA. The webcast and presentation are available for download in the Library & Tools section of the Web site.


MAY
30-03

International Supercomputing Conference 2010

Hamburg, Germany

Session: Setting Trends for Energy Efficient Scientific Supercomputing

Speaker: Tahir Cader, Hewlett-Packard

The ISC conference is famous for its world-class debates, with industry leaders and academia tackling the most important HPC issues. Over 200 hand-picked speakers will discuss topics, such as parallel programming, many-core systems, exascale computing, GPU computing, innovative applications and many more in various Conference Sessions.


MAY
27

DatacenterDynamics, Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Alan Priestley, Intel

The DatacenterDynamics Conference and Expo series addresses the challenges faced by owners and operators of legacy structures in need of upgrading, and new builds required to meet the complex combination of exponential data growth, technology advances, energy efficiency, resilience and security. The conference agenda is being developed to ensure that it reflects the particular challenges and needs of the market in Zurich


MAY
13

BCS Data Centre Specialist Group Event

London, UK

Session: Measuring Up? Metrics and Your Data Centre

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

The British Computing Society (BCS) is hosting an evening of discussion called “Measuring Up? Metrics and your Data Centre”. In the quest for metrics that describe what we do in the data centre and how effectively we do it, PUE has been adopted as the first simple metric to describe the inefficiency in getting power from the utility feed to the IT equipment. So what's next? PUE is not and cannot be the end of the story. What do we need to define and describe the "useful work" done by a data centre and what are our next steps?

Come along to this event to listen to opinions from the industry's leading figures on what they feel is the best way to proceed with the development of metrics. Members of The Green Grid receive a 50% discount on tickets which usually cost £40+VAT. For more information on the event and tickets, please visit http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conEvent.5136


MAY
12-14

Green IT Expo

Tokyo, Japan

Session: May 14th (GR-6: 12:50–14:40)

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, APC Japan

This event is one of the largest event featuring “green IT”, gathering power saving and environment conscious products and solutions. “Green IT EXPO professional seminar” will provide green IT latest technology trends and, communicate neutral and practical IT technologies to end users.


MAY
12

Ziff Davis Green IT Virtual Tradeshow

Virtual

Session: Keynote

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel

Besides helping the environment, “going green” in IT can help organizations more quickly get back in the black. This event helps you choose the best, proven approaches to boosting power efficiency and cutting costs. Join Ziff Davis Enterprise editors and industry experts for this half-day virtual trade show where you will hear from IT professionals like yourself. We will discuss best practices and how to best optimize the various green IT strategies. Additionally, the speakers will talk about common problems and how to avoid them.


MAY
10-12

EE Global

Washington, D.C.

Session: Enhancing Energy Efficiency Across the Grid: The Role of Information and Communications Technologies

Speaker: John Tuccillo,Schneider Electric; Dan Azevedo, Symantec; Larry Vertal, The Green Grid

From power generation through the electric outlet and into the myriad of electrical devices vital to modern life and our well-being, information and communication technologies (ICT) offer tremendous opportunities to improve our energy efficiency. In this workshop three prominent organizations – the Green Grid, the GridWise Alliance, and Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC) – will discuss their and their members’ and affiliates’ complementary roles and common goals of driving forward ICT technologies to achieved a more efficient, reliable, secure, productive and environmentally responsible energy system.

The Green Grid focuses on greening data centers and business computing ecosystems. The GridWise Alliance facilitates collaboration among all stakeholders in the electric ecosystem, advocating for the adoption of innovative smart grid solutions – including information and communications technologies – that provide economic and environmental benefits for all participants in the electric grid. DESC advances the enabling role of ICT to reduce environmental impacts, improve energy security and enhance economic growth across all sectors of the economy. Representatives of these leading organizations will lead an interactive discussion on these topics and the vital role of policies to unlock the energy efficiency potential of ICT.


APR
22-23

Data Centres Europe

Nice, France

Session: TBD

Speaker: TBD

Data Centres Europe is Europe’s largest and only pan regional event for the data centre industry. The conference presents original research, strategic debate, market intelligence and insight, and offers all attendees the latest in technologies, operations and management for data centres. The 6th Data Centres Europe 2010 will include a special focus on enterprise customers of data centres and their evolving outsourcing needs as emerging private clouds, new technologies and market shift impact across the sector.


APR
21

BrightTALK Efficient Data Center Summit

Webcast

Session: Data Center Efficiency via IT Optimization, Standards and Collaboration

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel; Dean Nelson, eBay

This complimentary roundtable webcast brings together leading industry bodies to discuss the keys to data center efficiency and the role associations and consortiums should play moving forward to push industry standards. The presentation will be part of a full day summit, will be interactive while live, and will be instantly recorded for on-demand viewing. You can register to attend free of charge and view the presentation using the link.


APR
20

NTS Seminar

Tokyo, Japan

Session: 15:20-16:20

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM

This seminar will provide depth information about issues and challenges of direct power adoptions targeting R&D managers of consumer electronics, and new energy system mover etc. and engineers who have interests in next generation power feeding system.


MAR
25

Silicon Valley Leadership Group Environmental Sustainability Symposium

San Jose, CA

Session: Collaboration Shaping Sustainability

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel

This Symposium will provide you with the tools, resources and strategies to help you create competitive advantage through your environmental initiatives, for businesses of all sizes, with a focus on scaling solutions. Join peers from across the organizational spectrum impacted by sustainability, including: product strategy and marketing, operations and facilities management, IT, legal, HR, business development, environmental health and safety, and sustainability professionals. This Symposium offers a unique opportunity to dialogue, network, exchange ideas, and learn about the challenges and solutions being embraced by leading Silicon Valley organizations.


MAR
09

The 4th Members Workshop - Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Jiro Fukuda, JDCC; Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Tomoo Misaki, NRI; Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM; Hajime Takagi, NEC

The 4th Japan Members Workshop was held on Friday, March 9 from 1:30 – 5:30pm JT at the NEC Kasuga office in Tokyo. During this quarterly workshop, TGG updates were provided to Japan members to reinforce TGG activities in Japan.


MAR
04

The 4th Avocent User Meeting

Tokyo, Japan

Session: TBD

Speaker: Takashi Tokunaga, Intel

The Product ”Avocent” of ITFOR Inc. users seminar.


MAR
04

Hosting-Pro 2010

Tokyo, Japan

Session: 13:00-13:30

Speaker: Yoshihiro Fujie, IBM

This event will convey information about hosting services for future cloud computing era.


FEB
23-24

DataCentre World Conference and Expo

London, UK

Session: Data Centre Energy Efficiency: A Call to Action

Speaker: Harkeeret Singh, Thomson Reuters

Data Centre World is the largest free exhibition and conference for data centre professionals in the UK examining, in detail, the issues surrounding the selection, outsourcing, building and running of a data centre.


FEB
03-04

The Green Grid Technical Forum and Members Meeting 2010

San Jose Marriott

Session:

Speaker: TGG Members and Industry Representatives

The 3rd Annual Green Grid Technical Forum and Members Meeting was held on February 3-4, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in San Jose, CA. Attendees who joined this 2-day, 3-track conference learned what other companies have done and what they could do to improve the efficiency of your data centers; discussed The Green Grid Grid’s initiatives and deliverables including the Data Center Design Guide, PUE metric, regulatory and legislative trends, efficiency tools, etc.; provided input on completed and future projects; discussed The Green Grid’s collaboration with other industry organizations and government agencies; and networked with industry colleagues! The presentations from the Technical Forum are now available for download in the Library & Tools section of the Web site.


FEB
02

ENERGY STAR Servers & Storage Stakeholder Information Sessions

San Jose, CA

Session: Information Sessions

Speaker: All

The Green Grid is hosting the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Servers & Storage Stakeholder Information Workshop on Tuesday, February 2 at the Marriott in San Jose, CA. Representatives from the US EPA will provide updates on recent ENERGY STAR servers and storage specification development activities.

2009 Archive

MAR
23-25

FOSE 2010

Washington, D.C.

Session: TBD

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

FOSE is the #1 technology event for government in the nation. FOSE has earned that distinction by bringing together the tools, methods and systems to maintain, protect and modernize the nation’s IT infrastructure for more than three decades. The challenges facing the government IT community continue to grow. The rapid pace of change brought on by new technologies and changing expectations present tremendous opportunities with the right solutions. Discover those solutions at the 34th annual FOSE.


DEC
14

Japan End Year Members Meeting

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Hajime Takagi, NEC; Tomo Misaki, NRI

The Japan Members Meeting will be held on Friday, December 14, from 1:30 – 5:40pm JT at the NEC office (Kasuga) in Tokyo. During this annual end year members meeting, the Japan Work Groups will highlight 2009 achievements and 2010 activities in Japan and SNIA and JDCC will also speak at the event.


NOV
17-18

2009 NAESCO's 26th Annual Conference

Los Angeles, CA

Session: Energy Efficiency and Data Centers

Speaker: Larry Vertal, The Green Grid

Energy Efficiency Kicks It up a Notch: Marshaling the New Opportunities
NAESCO’s 2009 Annual conference program focuses on the many exciting new market opportunities for providers of energy efficiency and alternative energy resources while fully acknowledging the challenges of doing business in an ailing economy.


NOV
12

Windriver Management Seminar 2009

Tokyo, Japan

Session: The Green Grid Introduces Dedication to Advancing Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Speaker: Eiji Taguchi, Intel / Hajime Takagi, NEC


NOV
12

Data Centre Summit Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Session: The Green Grid Introduces Dedication to Advancing Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric


NOV
11

DCD London

London

Session: Carbon: Risk or Opportunity

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in across EMEA.


OCT
29

The Green Grid and GreenBiz.com Webcast

Web Seminar

Session: Strategic Management of Data Center Efficiency

Speaker: John Tuccillo, APC by Schneider Electric; Christian Belady, Microsoft

Greener World Media, publisher of GreenBiz.com and GreenerComputing.com, and The Green Grid are collaborating to produce a web seminar on October 29th, titled Strategic Management of Data Center Efficiency. The moderator will be industry icon Joel Makower, executive editor and cofounder of Greener World Media. This online seminar will help business executives, policy-makers, technology providers and facilities managers understand the strategic importance and practical steps towards data center efficiency. The timeliness and importance of this topic, combined with the marketing power of GreenBiz.com, GreenerComputing.com and Joel Makower’s drawing power, will certainly make this a very well attended event. If you are a member of The Green Grid and are interested in purchasing a discounted sponsorship package for the event please contact Alan Robinson of Greener World Media for more information.


OCT
22

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum Paris

Paris

Session: Forum

Speaker: Andre Rouyer, Schneider Electric; Larry Vertal, The Green Grid; Adil Attlassy, Digital Realty Trust

The Green Grid held a series of 1-day conferences that took place throughout Europe during the month of October. This was a great opportunity to learn about The Green Grid’s initiatives in metrics, tools, training, and collaboration to measure and improve data center efficiency and network with your peers! As a benefit of membership, all-day attendance was open to members only. A networking lunch was held midday to give you a chance to meet fellow members of The Green Grid and other industry stakeholders. The morning sessions were open to the public as well.


OCT
21

VMware Virtualization Forum 2009

Tokyo, Japan

Session: The Green Grid Introduces Dedication to Advancing Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Speaker: Takashi Tokunaga, Intel


OCT
20

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum London

London

Session: Forum

Speaker: Gill Cheesewright, Schneider Electric; Larry Vertal, The Green Grid; Victor Smith, Dell; Jim Smith, Digital Realty Trust; Liam Newcombe, British Computing Society

The Green Grid held a series of 1-day conferences that took place throughout Europe during the month of October. This was a great opportunity to learn about The Green Grid’s initiatives in metrics, tools, training, and collaboration to measure and improve data center efficiency and network with your peers! As a benefit of membership, all-day attendance was open to members only. A networking lunch was held midday to give you a chance to meet fellow members of The Green Grid and other industry stakeholders. The morning sessions were open to the public as well.


OCT
15

The Green Grid EMEATechnical Forum-Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Session: Forum

Speaker: Michel van den Assem, Interxion; Michelle Coghlan, Digital Realty Trust; Roger Tipley, Hewlett-Packard; Vic Smith, Dell; Lex Coors, Interxion

The Green Grid held a series of 1-day conferences that took place throughout Europe during the month of October. This was a great opportunity to learn about The Green Grid’s initiatives in metrics, tools, training, and collaboration to measure and improve data center efficiency and network with your peers! As a benefit of membership, all-day attendance was open to members only. A networking lunch was held midday to give you a chance to meet fellow members of The Green Grid and other industry stakeholders. The morning sessions were open to the public as well.


OCT
13

The Green Grid EMEA Technical Forum Frankfurt

Frankfurt

Session: Forum

Speaker: Vic Smith, Dell; Roger Tipley, Hewlett-Packard; Uwe Witulski, IBM; Julien Ardisson, STRATO

The Green Grid held a series of 1-day conferences that took place throughout Europe during the month of October. This was a great opportunity to learn about The Green Grid’s initiatives in metrics, tools, training, and collaboration to measure and improve data center efficiency and network with your peers! As a benefit of membership, all-day attendance was open to members only. A networking lunch was held midday to give you a chance to meet fellow members of The Green Grid and other industry stakeholders. The morning sessions were open to the public as well.


OCT
12-15

Storage Networking World Fall 2009

Phoenix, AZ

Session: The Green Grid and Energy Efficient Performance of Global Data Centers

Speaker: Mark Monroe, Sun Microsystems

SNW is the world’s largest event for IT end-users, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure, and business continuity. At SNW, you can choose from over 150 educational sessions and network with peers from around the globe, plus visit with top solutions providers in the world’s largest Expo devoted to storage and related technologies. This is your opportunity to quickly gather reliable, firsthand, practical knowledge you can put to work right away.


OCT
08

CEATEC Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Session: The Green Grid Introduces Dedication to Advancing Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Speaker: Lawrence Vertal, The Green Grid Executive Director


OCT
02

The Green Grid and NYSE Euronext Industry Event

New York, New York

Session: N/A

Speaker: N/A

The Green Grid, in collaboration with the NYSE Euronext will be hosting a prominent industry discussion and forum event at the NYSE Euronext facilities in New York City. Exclusive panel discussions will foster conversation around the business impact of data center energy efficiency in the U.S. and abroad. You will learn from first-hand accounts how data center efficiency is driving economic benefits for businesses of all types and sizes. To conclude this historic event, The Green Grid will end the day with the ringing of the NYSE closing bell.

Leading end users, technology vendors, government institutions and enterprise companies will be represented on the panels and as part of the networking audience. Space is limited so attendance is open to two participants from each member company of The Green Grid or NYSE Euronext. The forum will also be open to select journalists and industry analysts.


SEP
29

Japan Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Toshiko Chiba; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Tomoo Misaki, NRI; Shigeo Kagami, VMware; Hajime Takagi, NEC

The 3rd Japan Members Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Septeber 29 from 1:30 – 5:30pm JT at the NEC office in Tokyo. During this quarterly workshop, TGG updates will be provided to Japan members to reinforce TGG activities in Japan. After the workshop a networking dinner will be held for attendees


SEP
25

ENERGY Star Computer Servers Tier 2 Stakeholder Workshop

Menlo Park, Ca

Session: Workshop

Speaker: All

We are pleased to inform you that The Green Grid will be hosting the EPA’s forthcoming ENERGY STAR Computer Servers Tier 2 Stakeholder Workshop on Friday, September 25th at Sun Microsystems in Menlo Park, CA. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to join fellow members of The Green Grid and key industry stakeholders at this workshop and help shape the future direction of this important specification.


SEP
16

End User Birds of a Feather Workshop

St. Louis, MO

Session: Workshop

Speaker: All

The Green Grid will be holding a second End User Birds-of-a-Feather Workshop on September 16, 2009 at the APC by Schneider Electric office in St. Louis, MO! This workshop aims to help you better measure your data center’s efficiency and power usage and discuss obstacles with your peers. It will be held in conjunction with the Technical Committee Summit on September 16-17, 2009 so workshop attendees are invited to attend this meeting as well.

Attendance is open to IT professionals who are involved in, or beginning, a data center measurement initiative or are responsible for data center efficiency monitoring / management. Participation is open to all member companies but will be limited to one participant per company with a cap of 30 attendees total so register early!


SEP
08

DCD Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa

Session: Measuring and reducing your facility's energy consumption - combining the power of engineering and software solutions to cut operating costs

Speaker: Wolf Stinnes, Dimension Data

DatacenterDynamics Conferences is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in and across EMEA.


JUL
30

Next Generation Data Centre Summit

Online Event - 4:00 A.M. PT

Session: Reducing Cost and Increasing Efficiency in the Data Centre

Speaker: Vic Smith, Dell

The online global summit will provide advice and examples of NGDC implementation, best practice considerations, and new technologies that impact the data center. Presenters will also look at the optimisation of mission-critical applications and all the technology that supports and integrates them, including storage, servers, networking and communications.


JUL
30

Next Generation Data Center Summit

Online Event - 11:00 A.M. PT

Session: The Green Grid and the Future of the Data Center

Speaker: Mark Monroe, Sun Microsystems

This online webcast summit will feature presentations by IT thought leaders who will present real life examples of NGDC implementation, best practice considerations, and new technologies that impact the data center. They will also discuss the optimization of mission-critical applications and all the technology that supports and integrates them, including storage, servers, networking and communications.



JUL
17

DatacenterDynamics San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Session: The Data Center Schism...The New Reality

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel

As a focal point for end-users, consultants and solution providers, the DatacenterDynamics Conference & Expo is the Bay Area's largest gathering of professionals involved in the design, build and operational management of 24/7 mission critical IT facilities. It is an unrivalled education & networking opportunity for the industry, where the regular audience is characterized by senior representatives of the of the financial, medical, media, service provider, outsourcing/managed services, and other Fortune 500 companies operating throughout the Bay Area, Silicon Valley and the Western US.


JUL
08

The Green Grid Forum Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Forum

Speaker: Jon Haas, Intel; Lawrence Vertal; Yoshiko Bannai; APC by Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel

The Green Grid is holding a forum on Wednesday, July 8th from 1:30 – 7:00pm JT to celebrate the first anniversary of its expansion into the Japan region. The agenda includes global activity updates, PUE/DCiE reporting guidelines, data center productivity, productivity proxies, future plans, etc. In addition, key representatives from the Ministry, Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Green IT Promotional Council (GIPC) will discuss Green IT issues and programs.


JUL
01-02

Next Generation Data Center 2009, Cloud Computing World 2009, Green IT World 2009

Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Session: The Green Grid introduces updated information for dedication to advancing energy efficiency in data centers

Speaker: Kazuyuki Tada, AMD

This event deals with comprehensive theme in the latest IT industry together with Data Center 2009, Cloud Computing World 2009, and Green IT World 2009. The event appeals two major factors; cost Reduction and Optimization for IT investment. The purpose of the event will show how to build the best data center and how to take advantage of the best data center.


JUN
23

DCD Focus Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Session: Maximise your CPD

Speaker: Daniel Van Der Perre, APC

DatacenterDynamics Forum is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in across EMEA.


JUN
19

Japan Members Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Yoshiko Bannai, Schneider Electric; Eiji Taguchi, Intel; Hajime Takagi, NEC; Tomo Misaki, NRI

The 2nd Japan Members Workshop will be held on Friday, June 19th from 1:15 – 4:30pm JT at the APC office in Tokyo. During this quarterly workshop, attendees will discuss The Green Grid’s metrics, the Data Center Design Guide program, and power distribution efficiency. Also, members can partake in an APC data center tour and attend a non-TGG hosted gathering for cocktails at a nearby restaurant.


JUN
10-12

Interop Tokyo

Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

Session: The Green Grid introduces dedication to advancing energy efficiency in data centers

Speaker: Takashi Tokunaga, Intel

Inspired by the term “Interoperability”, it began with showing device interoperability using frontier technology at the time. Since then Interop has always been an upfront technology event by encompassing the leading technology of the time and functioning as a place to connect the leading professionals. This year’s Interop Tokyo you can see and learn all about Cloud Computing, Green ICT, NGN, Verturization, Next Generation Wireless, Next Generation Data Center solutions and any other ICT Solution for business.


JUN
09

EMEA Members Seminar

London, UK

Session: Workshop

Speaker: Gill Cheesewright, APC; Vic Smith, Dell; Andre Royer, APC

The EMEA Members Seminar will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 2:00 – 5:00pm BST at the Sun Microsystems office in London.  During the workshop, members will discuss The Green Grid’s latest technical projects, how to get involved in Committees and Work Groups, and collaboration with industry and government bodies.


MAY
27

DCD Focus Paris

Paris, France

Session: Enter the era of the productive datacenter

Speaker: Andre Rouyer, APC

DatacenterDynamics Forum is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres. The events give leading experts in the field the opportunity to share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in across EMEA.


APR
27-29

2009 Energy Efficiency Global Forum & Exposition

Paris, France

Session: Workshop: Reducing Energy Consumption with Electronics and Information Technology: Fulfilling the Promise

Speaker: John Tuccillo, APC; Andre Rouyer, APC; Vic Smith, Dell

EE Global 2009, hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy, will serve as an exchange of the latest technical, commercial and policy information, and will forge partnerships and develop best practices, policies and strategies for global implementation.

As part of the conference, The Green Grid is sponsoring a workshop on April 27th from 1-4pm. This session will provide attendees with an overview of The Green Grid’s goals and objectives for developing meaningful, platform-neutral standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve the energy efficient performance of global data centers. The Green Grid will also discuss information announced at the Spring Technical Forum, including such content as The Green Grid Data Center Design Guide, Proxies for Estimating Data Center Productivity, PUE Scalability and Using Virtualization To Improve Data Center Energy Efficiency. Attendees will receive information on assessing their data center energy usage and best practices and technologies which can help to improve their energy efficiency.

Agenda:
The Green Grid Overview
The Green Grid in EMEA
Going Forward
  
  Collaboration: Legislation, Advisory Council
    Metrics: Effective Measurement & Reporting of PUE/DCiE; The Next Steps - Data Center Productivity
    Tools: New Tools from The Green Grid; Free Cooling Tool, PUE & Power Calculator
    Training: The Green Grid Academy



APR
22-23

Data Centres Europe

London, UK

Session: A Framework for Data Center Energy Productivity

Speaker: Jim Hearnden, Dell

The annual conference will in 2009 will focus on the Enterprise and its data centre needs: how to ensure highly efficient tactics and strategies for IT delivery in the near and longer term; pricing, SLAs, and benchmarking third party outsourcing as the next wave of enterprise outsourcing accelerates with the economic downturn; the impact of horizon services, SaaS and Cloud Computing; and leveraging the latest energy technologies, carbon reduction and super cooling. Highlights include a CIO panel, a special focus on managed services, annual review of market landscape based on original research and a number of workshops assessing data centre locations. The event also hosts the annual industry Awards ceremony.


APR
10

Data Center Summit Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Session: The Green Grid introduces dedication to advancing energy efficiency in data centers

Speaker: Kazuyuki Tada, AMD

The pinnacle of DCS's data centre conference series bringing together high level FM & I.T viewpoints. Topic focused panel format presented and moderated by senior industry representatives.


APR
01

Google Efficient Data Centers Summit

Mountain View, CA

Session: Standards from The Green Grid

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric

Please join Google and other members of the IT industry to discuss best practices for building and measuring data center efficiency. Saving resources such as electricity and water is not just good for the environment, it makes good business sense too. Being "green" reduces operating costs and can keep our industry competitive; it is this economic advantage that makes efficiency truly sustainable. Join us to learn more about how Google builds and designs data centers, and to share your own opinions and ideas.


APR
01

DatacenterDynamics

London, UK

Session: Panel discussion

Speaker: Vic Smith, Dell

This 3rd Annual Summit moves the energy efficiency debate forward, and challenges the relationship between data center efficiency and performance. Energy efficiency programs can not only make huge operational cost savings but are also an effective way of addressing a corporation's carbon risk, especially with forthcoming UK government initiatives such as the Carbon Reduction Commitment due to affect many operators through 2010. Adding productivity metrics to the equation will further concentrate operators minds on delivering maximum performance per watt.


MAR
16-20

2009 Alliance Partner Technical Symposium

San Jose, CA

Session: Opening Keynote

Speaker: Henry Wong, Intel

Hosted by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and jointly sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the fourth annual Alliance Partner Technical Symposium is Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th, 2009. Led by DMTF's VP of Alliances, Mark Carlson, this year's event will once again offer meetings focusing on technical topics and addressing the technical work of interest to each of the DMTF’s Alliance Partners.


MAR
08-12

AFCOM's Data Center World Spring Conference

Las Vegas, NV

Session: TBD

Speaker: John Tuccillo, Schneider Electric/The Green Grid Mark Monroe, Sun Microsystems/The Green Grid

Data Center World is an educational resource for data center professionals, presented by AFCOM, the largest association for data center management in the world. Recognizing the challenges of running a data center efficiently and effectively, Data Center World events were launched in 1981 with the goal of providing a hands-on, educational program to enable data center professionals to better balance the three key components of running a data center: management, business and technology. Conference sessions cover  these three critical issues, with particular emphasis on mangement and technology topics. Download The Green Grid's presentation for more information.


MAR
04

DatacenterDynamics New York

New York, NY

Session: A Framework for Data Center Energy Productivity (DCeP): Models, Metrics and Tools for overall work product of a data center per unit of energy.

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC/The Green Grid

As a focal point for end-users, consultants and solution providers, the DatacenterDynamics Conference & Expo is New York's largest gathering of professionals involved in the design, build and operational management of 24/7 mission critical IT facilities. It is an unrivaled education and networking opportunity for the industry, where the regular audience is characterized by senior representatives of the financial sector, trading firms, service enterprises and other Fortune 500 companies operating in the New York Metropolitan area.


JAN
20-23

SNIA 2009 Winter Symposium

San Jose, CA

Session: End Users and Governments Implementing PUE for data center energy efficiency

Speaker: Winston Bumpus, DMTF/The Green Grid

SNIA works toward this goal by forming and sponsoring Technical Work Group (TWGs), producing (with our strategic partner Computerworld) the Storage Networking World Conference series, building and maintaining a vendor neutral Technology Center in Colorado Sprins, and promoting activities that expand the breadth and quality of the storage and information management market. The SNIA's ability to accomplish these goals is directly attributed to the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers from our member companies.


JAN
14

7x24 Exchange New England Chapter Meet

Boston, MA

Session: Energy Efficiency Metrics for Data Centers

Speaker: Kathrin Winkler, EMC/The Green Grid

This conference is designed for anyone involved with 7x24 infrastructures - IT, data center, disaster recovery and network/telecommunication managers; computer technologists; facility or building managers, supervisors and engineers.

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