How are Data Centres Fuelling Europe’s Green Transition

27 September 2023

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Event details:

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27 September 2023

Wednesday

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12:00 – 15:30

Followed by networking
drinks & Bites

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Mobility City

Av. de Ranillas, s/n
50015 Zaragoza, Spain

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27 September 2023

Wednesday

12:00 – 15:30

Followed by networking
drinks & bites

Mobility City

Av. de Ranillas, s/n
50015 Zaragoza, Spain

Event Schedule

Moderated by Teri Schultz.

Registrations

12:00 – 12:45

Registrations

Opening Remarks

12:45 – 12:55

Welcome Remarks from CISPE and EUDCA

  • Matt Pullen, EVP, Managing Director Europe, CyrusOne, and Board Member of European Data Centre Association (EUDCA)
  • Francisco Mingorance, Secretary General, Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE)

12:55 – 13:05

Opening Keynote Speech

  • Jorge Azcón, President of the Government of Aragon

How can data centres empower the twin digital and green transition?

13:05- 13:15

Opening Remarks from the European Commission

  • Nikolaos Kontinakis, Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency Unit, DG ENER, European Commission

13:15- 14:15

Panel Discussion: How can data centres empower the twin digital and green transition?

Panel Description: The twin digital and green transition is necessary to mitigate the consequences of climate change, as it can help reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency, and accelerate the integration of renewable energy into the grid. In this panel, we will explore how cloud-based digital technologies, like artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT can help fight the climate crisis and unlock decarbonization and sustainability efforts.

  • Pauline Fournols, Advisor – Energy & Environment, WindEurope
  • Michael Schultz, Head of Division for general issues of national and international digital policy, digitisation and sustainability, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (Germany)
  • Joseph Cummins, Principal Officer, Climate Action & Economic Infrastructure Unit, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
  • Carol Yan, Energy Transition & Renewables Lead (EMEA), Amazon Web Services
  • Carlos Gutierrez Sanchez del Rio, Head of Technology, Repsol Renewables

 

Moderator: Teri Schultz, Journalist

Transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive: Key aspects for national authorities & the data centre industry?

14:15 – 14:25

Presentation: Improving datacenter efficiency in Europe: The role of PUE

  • Mai Barakat, Datacenter Services & Infrastructure – Research Analyst, 451 Research

14:25 – 15:25

Panel Discussion: Transposition of the Energy Efficiency Directive: what are the challenges for the national authorities & the data centre industry?

Panel Description: Following the political agreement that was reached on the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), it is timely to discuss how the EED will be transposed into national legislation and what are the main open questions for EU member states and the data centre industry.

  • Nikolaos Kontinakis, Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency Unit, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Mar Blázquez, Deputy General Director for Energy Efficiency, Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and The Demographic Challenge
  • Dr. Ron Lipka, Head of Division for Efficiency and Heat in industry and commerce, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (Germany)
  • Matt Pullen, EVP, Managing Director Europe, CyrusOne, and EUDCA Board Member
  • Jens-Peter Feidner, Managing Director Germany, Equinix

 

Moderator: Teri Schultz, Journalist

Closing Remarks

15:25 – 15:30

Closing Keynote Speech

  • Manuel Giménez, Executive Director, SPAIN DC

Networking Drinks & Bites

15.30 – 17.00

Networking Drinks & Bites

Registration

The registration is free but must be completed to attend.

Attendees have access to a preferential rate in Hotel NH Ciudad de Zaragoza. You can contact the hotel via nhciudaddezaragoza@nh-hotels.com to secure a room by mentioning CISPE, EUDCA or SPAIN DC.

Contact

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