VP, Data Centers
Joe Kava is vice president of Data Center Operations at Google. His current responsibilities include engineering, construction management and delivery, critical facility operations, environmental health and safety, sustainability, and physical security for Google’s global fleet of data centers. Joe joined Google in 2008, after a career in both commercial data centers and the semiconductor industry, serving in executive roles in operations, design, construction, new product introduction, and business development. He holds four U.S. patents for his work in reactive ion and plasma etch technology. Joe is a staunch advocate for building sustainable data centers and implementing Google’s cloud computing strategy. He is also passionate about educating the global data center industry so that others can benefit from the efficiency best-practices pioneered by Google.