How to achieve green sustainability goals for the Data Center Industry

Date 2022/02/22 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM time ics/ical Download the ics/ical
Location Online
Automatisch gespeicherter Entwurf 88

22 February 2022

starting at 2pm CET

Panel Discussion with politics and business

As the basic infrastructures of digitalization, powerful data centres in addition to a broadband infrastructure have a significant impact on current and future economic development and provide the basis for the highly expected additional value added potential through digitalization.

Data centers also need energy and are the main prerequisite for achieving the climate targets in Germany and Europe. In order to advance digital change in all economic areas and to implement the climate goals of the European Union and Germany, the areas of tension between energy consumption, CO2 emissions as well as ecological sustainability and economic success must be addressed and resolved.

The Alliance to Strengthen Digital Infrastructures (https://digitale-infrastrukturen.net/en/) established under the umbrella of the eco Association therefore wants to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of digitalization and the importance of digital infrastructures in the context of this online panel discussion.

Speakers

    • 14:00
    • Welcome

      Alexander Rabe, Managing Director
      eco - Association of the Internet Industry

    • 14:05
    • Green sustainability goals for the Data Center Industry

      Manuel Mateo Goyet
      Deputy Head of Unit - Cloud and Software, DG Connect at the European Commission

    • 14:15
    • Activities of the Alliance to Strengthen Digital Infrastructures

      Wibke Reincke, AWS
      Spokesperson for the Alliance to Strengthen Digital Infrastructures
      in Germany

      Dr. BĂ©la Waldhauser, Telehouse/KDDI
      Spokesperson for the Alliance to Strengthen Digital Infrastructures
      in Germany

    • 14:25
    • A Self-regulatory Initiative for the European Data Center Industry

      Stijn Grove Board of Directors
      Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact

    • 14:35
    • Panel Discussion: How to achieve green sustainability goals for the Data Center Industry in Germany & EU
      • Manuel Mateo Goyet, Deputy Head of Unit - Cloud and Software, DG Connect at the European Commission
      • Stijn Grove, Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact
      • Dr. BĂ©la Waldhauser, Telehouse/KDDI, Alliance for the strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany
      • Wibke Reincke, AWS, Alliance for the strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany
      • Mareike Jacobshagen, DE-CIX (Moderator)
    • 15:30
    • End