Event Schedule

15 May 2019


Registration open and morning coffee



Welcome address by DDI

Henrik Hansen, CEO, Danish Data Center Industry


Global outlook: Assessing the economic and environmental impact of data center energy use - the business case for a sustainable future

John M. Christensen, Director, UNEP-DTU Partnership


Facebook's renewable energy journey in the Nordics

Vince Van Son, Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Facebook


Spotlight on Google's sustainable journey in the data center

Alaa Salama, Program Manager, Data Center Sustainability, Google


Fireside chat with the hyperscalers: How do we design, build and operate sustainable data centers for the digital economy

Moderator: Susanna Kass, Energy Fellow, Sustainable Urban Systems Design, Stanford University, Former EVP, BASELAYER & COO, eBay International

Sean James, Head of Energy Research, Microsoft

Alaa Salama, Program Manager, Data Center Sustainability, Google


Coffee break and networking




Data centers as part of a national strategy in support of smart cities - why data centers are everybody's business

Moderator: Gabriela Dias, Head of Strategy, UNEP-DTU Partnership

Paolo Bertoldi, Senior Expert, European Commission

Gisle Eckhoff, CEO, Digiplex

Giordiano Albertazzi, EMEA President, Vertiv

Matthew Baynes, Colocation & Telco, Segment Director, Schneider Eletric

Redesigning data centers for an advanced energy future - making renewables work at scale and the case for the Nordics

Moderator: Merima Dzanic, CMO, Danish Data Center Industry

Lars Aagard, CEO, Dansk Energi

Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, European Energy

Michael Bjerno, MD Nordics, Interxion

Mark Augestenborg Ødum, EVP, Markets and Project Finance, Better Energy


Next generation energy storage solutions: An emerging option for enhancing data center reliability

Moderator: Henrik Hansen, CEO, Danish Data Center Industry

Morten Støvring, VP Technology, Schneider Electric

Suresh Badrinarayanan, VP Land Power, DEIF

Peter Hellberg, Business Developer, Vattenfall

Region Syddanmark case study: Building an ultra-efficient data center

Søren Schønnenmann, Managing Director, Coromatic A/S

Lars Frandsen, BA Director, ICS, Coromatic A/S


Creating carbon free data centers - how fuel cell technology could help us get there?

Sean James, Head of Energy Research, Microsoft

EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Efficiency Programme: How policies are driving sustainable energy use in data centers in EU

Paolo Bertoldi, Senior Expert, European Commission


Sustainable Urban Systems - designing and building data centers for smart cities​

Susanna Kass, EVP, Sustainability, Baselayer/Stanford University

Connecting Northern Europe - How is the evolving connectivity map of Europe reshaping data center opportunities in the Nordics?

Tore Heide Villund, VP Data Centers, GlobalConnect

Jesper B. Andersen, Head of Wholesale, GlobalConnect


Lunch break and networking


Designing, building and operating hyperscale-level data centers in today's environment​

Moderator: Dan Scarbrough, MD, Rockscar

David Delaney, EMEA Director of Data Centers, Exyte Group

Peder Nærbø, Founder/Chairman of Board, Bulk Infrastructure

John Sommer, Director, MT Højgaard

Michael Hemme, Associate Principal, Corgan Architects

Corporate Sustainability Measures: Looking beyond PUE

Scott Killian, VP of Efficient IT Programs, Uptime Institute


The changing data center investment landscape: The role of new dark fiber connectivity in unlocking the Nordic region as the world's data engine room

Peder Nærbø, Founder/Chairman of Board, Bulk Infrastructure

Green power: Securing renewable energy power purchase agreements from onshore, wind, offshore wind, solar energy & biomass

Simon Matthiessen, Project Manager, Green Giraffe


Future views on waste heat utilisation and the case of data centers in the Nordics

Kim Mortensen, CEO, Dansk Fjernvarme

Enabling hybrid resilience in a changing world

Ali Moinuddin, Managing Director, Europe, Uptime Institute


Market insights: The state of the European data center market

Ivo Brooks, Head of Content, BroadGroup

Open compute at hyperscale and in the enterprise

Stevie Helvie, VP of Channel, OCP

John Laban, EMEA Lead, OCP


Spotlight on skills: How do we tackle the skills gap in the data center industry?

Moderator: Tina Schou, Country Sales Director, IT Division, Schneider Electric

Xiao Wang, Program Officer, UNEP-DTU Partnership

Henrik Børling, Business Development Manager, IT Scandinavia, Rittal

Hani Dodin, ICT Manager, WHO Regional Office Europe


Networking reception


End of conference