About
Opening Panel – 3:00 pm CET / 6:00 am PDT ( All About Policies around the globe)
• Susanna Kass – UN Climate 50 & Uptime Punk
• Joshua Au – Shanghai I Mason & Uptime Punk
• Roman Bansen – Bitkom
• Staffan Reveman – Advisor
• Simon Hinterholzer - Borderstep
• Dr. Béla Waldhauser - CEO - Telehouse & KDDI
• Paul Hammer – Head of German Tech Portfolio & Uptime Punk

Hypsercaler - Microsoft - Carbon Neutral Data Centre Pact Fireside Chat # 1 – 4:00 pm CET / 7:00 am PDT
• Ole Kjeldsen – Microsoft – CTO Denmark & Iceland
• Susanna Kass – UN Climate 50 & Uptime Punk
• Paul Hammer – Head of German Tech Portfolio & Uptime Punk

Design & Build – 4:45 pm CET / 7:45 am PDT
• Roland Broch - ECO Verband
• Alberto Ravagni - Infra Prime
• Svein Atle Hagaseth- Green Mountain
• Carsten Baumann – Schneider
• Marcus Melin – Vattenfall
• Herbert Radlinger – NDC-GARBE

Hypsercaler - Google - Carbon Neutral Data Centre Pact Fireside Chat # 2 – 5:45 pm CET / 8:45 am PDT
• Alaa Salama - Google - Data Centre Sustainability Program Manager
• Susanna Kass – UN Climate 50 & Uptime Punk
• Paul Hammer – Head of German Tech Portfolio & Uptime Punk

Energy Efficiency ( Hydro & Electric) – 6:30 pm CET / 9:30 am PDT
• Roman Bansen - Bitkom
• Steven Carlini - Schneider Electric
• Stefan Frenzel - OCP
• Daniel Pope - Submer
• Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth - NDC-GARBE
• Dr. Béla Waldhauser - CEO - Telehouse & KDDI
• Peter Thomsen - Armstrong Fluid Technology

Circular Economy Panel – 7:30 pm CET / 10:30 am PDT
• Astrid Wynne – Techbuyer
• John Laban – OCP
• Susanna Kass - UN Climate 50 & Uptime Punk
• Deborah Andrews – South Bank University
• Katrin Bienge – Wuppertal Institute
• Erik Riedel - ITRenew
When
Thu, Apr 22, 2021 · 3:00 PM Berlin (GMT 2:00)
WEBINAR ENDED
Presenters
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Dr. Béla Waldhauser - CEO - Telehouse Germany - KDDI Germany
Dr. Béla Waldhauser is the Chief Executive Officer of Telehouse Deutschland GmbH since
2012 and the head of the integrated operational business of KDDI and Telehouse in
Germany since April 2014.
Between 2007-2012 he was the Managing Director of Global Switch in Germany. Prior to this
he held the same position at TeleCity where he was responsible for TeleCity’s German
operations for four years. Before assuming this position he had been the Managing Director
of Teleglobe and responsible for their activities in Germany and Austria.
Dr. Waldhauser earned a degree in theoretical physics and began his professional career at
Telenorma/Bosch Telecom, where he has started as a trainee and later worked as an
Executive Assistant. Following these early years he went on to GTS-Westcom and later to
First Telecom as their Sales and Marketing Director.
Since many years Dr. Waldhauser is orchestrating the “Competence Group Data Centre &
Infrastructure” at the eco e. V. In this position he is also leading the related working group.
Furthermore he is a part of the jury team for “Deutscher Rechenzentrumspreis” since 2011.
The price is awarded in conjunction with the yearly “Future Thinking” congress.
In July 2014 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) appointed Dr.
Waldhauser in his position as an industry expert and member of the eco e.V. – guiding the
organisation’s expert task force for data centres. For the BMBF he is involved in the
development of the new strategy platform “IKT in H2020”.Dr. Béla Waldhauser is appointed as the spokesman for the Alliance to Strengthen the Digital
Infrastructure in German since February 2018. The Alliance was founded by firms active in
the digital infrastructure sector in Germany. In this position Dr. Waldhauser actively
communicates his personal conviction regarding the relevance of digital infrastructure and its
key role in securing Germany’s future economic capabilities. In addition, he is also active as
a co-creator and speaker within the Alliance to ensure that the importance of
“digital sovereignty” is recognized at the political level and in the German economy.
Dr. Béla Waldhauser is a member of the Dreieich Lions Club.
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Roland Broch
Sen. Project Manager Digital Infrastructure
Roland can look back on 30 years of experience in the media and internet industry. He has been working for eco - the association of the internet industry (www.eco.de) since 2008, where he sees his main focus in the area of digital infrastructures, especially in the data center ecosystem. In the addition to the project management of an auditing process for data center operators (dcaudit.de), this includes the evaluation of market and technology developments for the industry. Roland is the central technical contact for the eco alliance for strengthening digital infrastructures in Germany (digital-infrastructures.net), which was founded in 2018 at the eco association. As part of this activity, he also coordinates the creation of studies and whitepapers. Roland has an extensive network to the most important stakeholders and players in the German Data Center, ISP & Carrier markets as well as the affiliated segments.
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Simon Hinterholzer
Researcher at Borderstep Institute
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Peter Thomsen - Director of the Global Building Systems Solution Group at Armstrong Fluid Technology
Peter Thomsen serves as Director of the Global Building Systems Solution Group at Armstrong Fluid Technology. In that role he leads key functions such as New Product Development Strategy, IP development and Strategic Marketing.

Prior to joining Armstrong, Peter’s leadership experience spanned a range of industries including commercial building energy conservation, rail, and power generation.

With responsibilities for a solution portfolio that includes plant automation solutions, packaged plant rooms, fire suppression systems, and building optimization services, in his 20-year career with Armstrong, Peter has focused on developing and marketing solutions to provide improved building performance, energy efficiency and sustainability.
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Erik Riedel
IT Renew
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Sesame rack-scale solutions at ITRenew - long-time engineer and engineering leader in scalable computing
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Alaa Salama - Data Center Sustainability Program Manager - Google
Alaa is Google Data Centre's Sustainability, Health & Safety Program Manager. He is leading the Sustainability Program for the data centre's global fleet. He is also responsible for assuring the health and safety of employees and contractors at Google Cloud Data Centres at global level

Graduated from Birzeit University in Palestine with a degree in Civil Engineering. He also has a MSc in Environmental Management from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium.

Alaa joined Google in 2011, coming from automotive industry where he previously worked as an Environmental Engineer at Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels. He spent the last 8 years holding H&S leadership roles within Google Data Centre's, gaining experience through out DC life cycle in more than 40 countries.

His work at Google covered a variety of subjects such as energy efficiency, water risk management, circular economy and waste management

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Ole Kjeldsen - CTO Denmark & Ireland - Microsoft
For more than 20years Ole Kjeldsen has worked in Microsoft Denmark, with responsibility for a variety of business and solution areas, including development, security, start-ups, artificial intelligence, influencing, compliance, governance and general strategy & management.
Microsoft provides one of the major ICT platforms in the world, with products, online services & initiatives that most organizations and individuals utilize professionally and/or privately.
The platform is used by a very large and capable partner landscape, to create IT based value in a plethora of industries and organizations. Ole Kjeldsen, together with a larger number of additional Microsoft resources, is supporting these partners in their work to establish and efficiently utilize the latest digital technologies in a number of Digital Transformation projects.
Further details and press photos can be found here: https://news.microsoft.com/da-dk/exec/ole-kjeldsen/
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Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth - Advisor, NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH
Professor Volker Lindenstruth studied physics at the TU Darmstadt and received his diploma in 1989. From 1989 to 1993 he obtained his doctorate at the GSI in Darmstadt in physics and then went on to work as a postdoc for computer science for two years as Feodor v. Lynen Fellow at LBNL, USA. From 1995 to 1997, he was a member of the Scientific Staff of the UC Space Science Laboratory, USA, before founding iCore Technologies in 1997. Back in Germany since 1998 Professor Lindenstruth was leading the Department of Technical Computer Science until 2009 and accompanying the position of Director for the Kirchhoff Institute of the University of Heidelberg. In addition, since 2000 he has been the head of the ALICE HLT project (BMBF / CERN MoU) at the LHC of CERN and from 2006 to 2007 also CERN Assosiate. In 2005, he founded Certon Systems in Heidelberg. At FIAS he held the position of Fellow since 2007 and became a Senior Fellow soon. Furthermore the group of High Performance Computer Architecture of the Goethe University has been in his care since 2009. Since 2010, Professor Lindenstruth has also been involved in the board of directors of FIAS, which he is chairing since 2012. He is also in charge of the scientific IT department at GSI Helmholtzzentrum since 2010 and founded the e3c Computing GmbH in 2011.
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John Laban - Reset Catalyst - OCP Foundation
John supports various not for profit foundations that promote open collaboration and decarbonisation: Open Compute; OpenUK; SDIA.
He loves books and has an insatiable curiosity which had resulted in a varied life to date: Gardener; Metallurgist; Stock Exchange Network Specialist; Jungle Explorer; Traveler; Rock Singer; Data Centre Architect; Teacher; Maker; Story Teller......
John dislikes the words "Expert" & "Professional" & "Sir" with a vengeance because those people stifle change.
John's favorite colour this decade is purple, having spent the previous decade being very fond of green and wash.
John is always questioning the status quo because he believes that things can always be improved and done better through open source tech in the collaborative commons.....but he also thinks he could be wrong about this?
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Steven Carlini - Vice President Innovation - Schneider Electric
With extensive global experience, Steve leads the Energy Management BU’s Office of Innovation and Data Center Solutions, a team focused on spearheading Schneider’s data center businesses - #1 physical infrastructure provider in the world.
In 2020, he was named to Data Economy’s Future 100, the top 100 people to watch in the next decade who are posed to heavily influence the direction and transformation of the global data center and cloud markets. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s 5G-Next Generation Networks Programme.
Results-oriented, Steve transforms ideas into products, solutions and systems. His areas of focus include 5G, cloud and edge computing, AI, DCIM, BMS, and blockchain.
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Carsten Baumann - Director Strategic Initiatives - Schneider Electric
Director & Solution Architect. Mr. Baumann assists clients with defining Microgrid initiatives in the C&I and Data Center markets. He offers nearly three decades of experience in the data center, broadcast, telecommunications, AV and IT industry.
He served as President of AFCOM SoCal, is a member of iMasons. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the Theodor-Litt-Schule in Giessen, Germany.
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Dr Deborah Andrews - Associate Professor - London South Bank University
Deborah has 20+ years expertise in sustainable design and manufacture and is proud to be a Chartered Environmentalist. In addition to teaching on under and post-graduate students on design and engineering courses, Deborah carries out enterprise and consultancy work for external clients. She is also actively involved in research and supervises industry and EPSRC-funded PhD projects with particular emphasis on design for sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment and the Circular Economy.
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Katrin Bienge - Head of Researche - Wuppertal Institute
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Susanna Kass - Member of Climate 50 United Nation
Kass is an Uptime Punk member! Kass is a co-founder and Board member to InfraPrime, a startup (leading the clean energy standard for the EU 2021 E2P2 project for cloud, edge and colocation) company focused on providing Sustainable Data Center design that supports the UN SDG goals, Net Zero Carbon Free locations in US, Nordics, EMEA of 200-400 Megawatts, green renewable energy capacity, sustainability and emissions monitoring and decarbonization controls to provide sustainable clean energy offerings for the data center industry to reach Carbon Neutral goals. Kass is the Data Center advisor for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Program working with the hyperscalers like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and colocation providers and with the Head of States of zero emission pledge.
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Daniel Pope - CEO - Submer
Daniel Pope, CEO of Submer, started his first datacenter business when he was just 16 (later sold to Telefónica). After that, he started a long career as a Solution Architect and as a Architecture Director and Integration EMEA at Ingram Micro Cloud. In 2015, he founded Submer with Pol Valls with the objective of changing how datacenters are being built from the ground up, to be as efficient as possible and to have little or positive impact on the environment around them (reducing their footprint and their consumption of precious resources such as water).
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Svein Atle Hagaseth - Chief Sales Officer - Green Mountain
Svein has a 20+ year long sales, sales management and executive experience in the IT and Financial Services markets both in Norway, Europe and in North America working for companies like Telenor, CSC, Tieto, Lindorff and CGI before joining Green Mountain in 2016. Svein currently run a global sales organization with offices in Canada, Spain, UK and Norway, positioning Norway and Green Mountain’s green and energy efficient data center services. Svein and his family currently reside in Toronto, Canada.
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Joshua Au 区翰斌 - Singapore Chapter Leader I Masons - Uptime Punk
I have held many functions throughout my career, ranging from system architect, technical project manager, trainer and operation manager.

I launched and maintained offshore projects for mobile carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, and currently involved in delivering a resilient and secure hosting environment for the scientific community
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Stefan Frenzel - Director Dach Region - Open Compute Project
Stefan based in Munich, Germany is an international executive with many years of experience in marketing & business development. He worked for various IT companies during the last 20 years and has a high affinity for IT/technology.
Stefan is committed to offer tailored marketing & business consulting services to his clients, with a special focus on companies from the data centre industry within the DACH region (Germany, Austria & Switzerland). He describes himself as a strategic relationship manager who has the know-how to solve and to assist in achieving quantifiable results, based on proven methods and his extensive network in this important system relevant industry.
Among other clients from the IT-/ data center industry, he is well-known for representing the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) in the DACH region. The Open Compute Project Foundation was initiated in 2011 and is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure.
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Dr. Alberto Ravagni - InfraPrime - Managing Director
Ravagni is a co-founder and the Managing Director of InfraPrime℠, a climate neutral data center infrastructure company. His current responsibilities focus on his thought leadership design to deploy clean energy generation and energy storage products, and the business focus in scaling the company global expansion. Ravagni leads the investment plan and the institutional relations with the European Union and the global Clean Energy sector. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of SOLIDPower, a market leading fuel cells company, which commercialized fuel cells generators in megawatt scale for residential, SME, and data center clients including the Microsoft Fuel Cell Energy Lab in Seattle, Washington, USA. Ravagni was a member of the first board of the Joint Technology Initiative for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells of the European Commission, a public-private partnership which manages a €1 billion innovation program to drive the transition to zero carbon energy systems. Ravagni is a proven entrepreneur to build successful businesses including his role as CEO of Unaxis Nimbus Ltd, a market leader in tools for the optical data storage industry. Ravagni held global executive management positions Oerlikon Balzers AG, Delphi Automotive Systems and General Motors for the development, industrialization and commercialization of innovative solutions across the medical, aerospace, automotive, and energy sectors.
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Roman Bansen - Head of IT Infrastructure - Bitkom e.V.
Roman Bansen works at the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications & New Media e.V. (Bitkom) as a consultant for IT infrastructures. Among other things, he oversees the working groups on data centers, high performance computing and communication technologies. After studying at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Shenzhen University in China, he received his doctorate in physics in 2016.
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Astrid Wynne - Sustainability Lead -Techbuyer
Techbuyer, a sustainable IT solutions provider with offices in the UK, US, France, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. She represents the company on international research projects relating to the circular economy and also chairs the Sustainability Special Interest Group at the Data Centre Alliance. In 2021, Astrid joined the Consensus Body at the Remanufacturing Industries Council in the US and the board of Free ICT Europe. She and other Techbuyer staff work to develop standards around refurbishment and remanufacturing and prove the performance of secondary market equipment. In 2020, she co-authored an IEEE paper with other Techbuyer staff and the University of East London to demonstrate the energy efficiency case for the circular economy. The research has led to a new company, Interact, with a machine learning tool to optimise server efficiency and reduce data centre carbon emissions
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Staffan Reveman - Advisor - Reveman Energy Consulting - Reveman Energy Academy
advises the energy-intensive industry, mainly investors, builders and operators of digital infrastructures on location issues in connection with climate balances. Born in Sweden, he comments on German energy policy as a publicist and regularly lectures on the subject.
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Marcus Melin - Strategic Energy Advisor - Vattenfall
Marcus Merlin where he helps corporate customers minimize impact through leading requirements on electricity and smart energy use. He leads Vattenfall’s efforts in developing the pioneering Microsoft-Vattenfall 24/7 matching solution, that provides hourly transparency into electricity production source, and ensures 100% renewable every hour.
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Herbert Radlinger - Head of Technology and Delivery - NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH
Herbert Radlinger has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management in the construction of high tech facilities. Prior to his current position, he has developed data centers and other high tech projects globally. He is an expert in lean construction methodologies.
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Paul Hammer - Uptime Punk & German Tech Portfolio Manager
Co-founder and Host of the Uptime Punks, the world's fastest growing Tech podcast and oxygen to the digital world. Paul is passionate about digital transformation and infrastructure. In his podcast, he and his Co-host meet digital leaders from organisations around the world to talk about current challenges such as climate change, sustainability, skills shortage and emerging tech. Paul is also the Event Manger of CloserStill Media's German Tech Events namely Cloud Expo Europe, Big Data & AI World and Data Centre World, the latter being the event where he first got in touch with the magic of Data Centres.