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BUILD Sustainability: Redefining Possibilites: Charting the Course for Sustainable AI Data Centers

Dennis Strieter  (CEO of LDP Associates, Inc., Schneider Electric Advanced Solutions Partner, Schneider Electric)

Alise Porto  (SVP, Sustainability & Strategic Initiatives, Switch)

Peter Gross  (Managing Partner, PMG Associates Consulting and Advisory)

Location: Room 203 A/B

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 3:45 pm - 4:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Conference, Data Center BUILD Summit - Get your pass now!

Session Type: Data Center BUILD Summit

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

Data centers are the backbone of our digital economy, tasked with meeting the rapid demands of today's enterprise, institutional, and everyday technological advances – such as the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI). At the same time, the resource-intensive industry is also urged to reduce its environmental impact amid global climate pledges and rapidly approaching net-zero goal deadlines. Data centers must provide reliable and future-proof architectures for their customers, while having the flexibility to accommodate specific timelines and customized requirements for evolving customer needs.

This session will use Switch and Schneider Electric's experience to offer an innovative framework that addresses customer needs today – and prepares for the demands of tomorrow. The goal of this session is to provide audience members, from data center practitioners to end-users, with actionable takeaways to address the current impact on the industry and share insights to inform organizations' future-readiness.

Switch and Schneider Electric experts will discuss how the two companies leverage their joint expertise to address both business and climate goals through strategic partnerships. In the spirit of collaboration and knowledge sharing, the speakers encourage audience questions and discussion.


  • Prioritize infrastructure needs amid exponential growth of the digital economy and understand how to address them
  • Identify where you stand in your current sustainability journey and the path to forward progress
  • Know when to raise the bar on innovation and how collaboration can help solve market needs at scale
  • Advice for balancing business performance and ESG goals through a holistic strategy