A Center for Sustainable Cloud Computing

DAY 1/2: September 16th, 2021

8:30 – 9:30 Welcome Session
8:30 – 9:20 Registration and Covid verification
9:20 – 9:30 Welcome message from EcoCloud
Session 1 – Next-Generation Datacenter Technologies

Moderator: David Atienza

9:30 – 9:55 Speaker 1 – Bruno Michel, Manager of Smart System Integration, IBM Zurich

How to become Physically Net Zero by 2030

9:55 – 10:20 Speaker 2 – Utz-Uwe Haus Head of EMEA Research Lab, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Facets of Green HPC: between carbon-neutral site operations and data-aware middlewares

10:20 – 10:45 Speaker 3 – François Marechal, Head of IPESE, EPFL

Integrating data centers in the energy system

10:45 – 11:10 Speaker 4 – Jussi Vihersalo (Eaton) and Mark Monroe (Microsoft)

Grid-interactive data centers: enabling decarbonization and system stability

11:10 – 11:25 Coffee break
Session 2 – Panel on Future Technologies

Moderator: David Atienza

11:25 – 11:35 Panel introduction and position statements

Bruno Michel, Manager of Smart System Integration, IBM Zurich
Utz-Uwe Haus, Head of EMEA Research Lab, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
François Marechal, Head of IPESE, EPFL
Jussi Vihersalo, Eaton
Mark Monroe, Microsoft
Hsien-Hsin Sean Lee, Area Research Lead, Facebook (presentation )

11:35 – 12:30 Panel Q&A session
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break – Standing lunch
Session 3 – Efficiency & Emissions in Datacenters: Metrics, Standards and the Economics

Moderator: Babak Falsafi

13:30 – 13:55 Panel introduction – 5 min spotlight per speaker (total 25-30 min)
Roger Sueess, CEO, green.ch (presentation )
Martin Casaulta, Chief Technologist, HPE (presentation )
Vincent Barro, VP Secure Power & DC Business, Schneider Electric (presentation )
Mihaela Grigorie, Electrical Efficiency Specialist, Swiss Federal Office of Energy (presentation )
13:55 – 14:25 Panel discussion
14:25 – 14:45 Panel Q&A session
14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
Session 4 – Best Practices Workshop

Moderator: Babak Falsafi

Martin Casaulta, Chief Technologist, HPE (presentation )

15:00 – 16:00 Workshop
16:00 – 17:30 Cocktails organised by SDEA

DAY 2/2: September 17th, 2021

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Covid verification
Session 5 – IT Infrastructure & Circular Economy

Moderator: Frederic Dreyer, Founder of FUSTIC, EPFL

9:00 – 9:25 Speaker 1 – Holger Frauenrath Associate Dean for Industry and Innovation, EPFL

The future of material sustainability

9:25 – 9:50 Speaker 2 – Nicola Farronato, Head of Innovation Team, Torino City Lab

Sustainable IT for Cities

9:50 – 10:15 Speaker 3 – Marc-Elian Bégin, CEO, SixSq

Sustainable edge-to-cloud solutions

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee break
Session 6 – Use cases requirements workshop

Moderator: Frederic Dreyer

10:30 – 10:40 Speaker 4 – Patrick Montier Smart City, Geneva (presentation )
10:40 – 10:50 Speaker 5 – Maxim Interbrick, COO, Sparrow Analytics (presentation )
10:50 – 11:00 Speaker 6 – Ale Rojas, Tech4Impact, EPFL (presentation )
11:00 – 12:00 Panel introduction and Q&A session
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break – Standing lunch
13:00 End of the EcoCloud Sustainability Days