Tuesday, 13th March - 15.00 to 16.00

Our new hosted roundtable format provides an ideal platform for debate around really hot topics where everyone's ideas and opinions are important and formative to the discussion. The DCD>Energy Smart discussions aim to bring together data center operators, energy providers, technologists and government to find new ways of collaboration for a more sustainable future.

Roundtable 1 Led by:  Atle Haga, Program Director, Statkraft & Kim Schultz, Invest in Denmark

Topic: Data centers and the Nordic power system – a perfect match?


Roundtable 2 Led by: Susanna Kass, Head of Innovation, Sustainability Strategy, Baselayer

Hosted by: Gustav Gustavsson Klippel, IT Director, Schneider Electric 

Participants include:

David Hall, Director of Technology and Innovation, Equinix, Alberto Ravagni, CEO, SOLIDpower, 

Topic: Smart data center energy + sustainability 


Roundtable 3 Led by:: Derek Webster, Founder, Andget Limited

Participants include:

Adam Tamburini, SVP, International, e-shelter (NTT), Mark Acton, Head of Data Center Technical Consultation, CBRE

Topic: What are the opportunities and challenges for international organisations to collocate and invest in new builds in Europe? 


Roundtable 4 Led by: Ali Heydari, Former Director of Technology, Baidu

Topic: What does it take to build the infrastructure that supports cloud and the data requirements of high value IoT applications?


Roundtable 5 Led by: Anton Embäck, Transaction Director , OX2 Wind & Henrik Bergström, Head Of Public Affairs, Ellevio

Topic: The European transition to renewable energy- will future data center location strategies be defined by the grid?


Roundtable 6 Led by: Alfonso Aranda Arias, Global Head of Data Center Operations, Real Estate Strategy and Operations, IBM

Participants include: John Laban, EMEA Lead, OCP & Daniel Melin, Senior ICT Procurement Officer, Swedish National Procurement Services, James Driscoll, Key Nordic Account Manager, Stulz

Topic: How can IT drive efficiency in data center operations to deliver savings?


Roundtable 7 Led by:: Jan Sjogren, Head of Global ICT Centers Building Operations, Ericsson

Hosted by: Greger Ruud, Business Development Manager, Nordics, Munter

Participants include: Jonas Gustafsson, COO, RISE ICT/SICS North, s, Erik Rylander, Head of Stockholm Data Parks, Stockholm Exergi

Topic: Understanding the challenges and opportunities in heat recovery across Europe


Roundtable 8  Led by: Andre Horta, CEO, Bitcointoyou

Participants include: Fredrik Kallioniemi, Data Center Strategy Director, Hydro66, Johan Borje, Stockholm Exergi

Topic: The impact of bitcoin mining on data centers


The hosted roundtables are by registration only and have limited availability. To express your interest in attending any of the above sessions, please email