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Data Center World 2021

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2021 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics – all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center.

KC MaresDirector, Industry Strategy, Data CentersCPower Energy Management

KC Mares brings deep expertise in enhancing and leveraging energy solutions for data centers to CPower Energy Management. 

KC has focused on energy efficiency in data centers for 20 years, with leadership over design, building and operating the lowest cost and most efficient data centers in more than 20 countries. KC has led and developed solutions in data center site selections, development, designs, operations and energy reductions for many data center owners, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Equinix, NCAR, LBNL, US DoE, Rackspace, Bloomberg, Digital Realty Trust, NTT, DuPont Fabros, TELUS, Exodus, Sun Microsystems and Apple. He has led the design of over $10 billion of data centers, all with industry leading energy and cost efficiencies. He also recently led new factory engineering and battery cell engineering projects for Tesla.

KC also developed the 2,300 acre Reno Technology Park, now one of the largest data center campuses known, with hundreds of MWs of on-site solar generation.

For three years, KC chaired the SVLG Data Center Energy Efficiency demonstration program and summits, and before that also chaired for three years the SVLG Energy Committee before, during and out of the California energy crisis, in which KC participated in weekly meetings with the Governor and his staff, CEC and CPUC commissioners and others creating long-term clean energy solutions for California. 

KC led Yahoo!’s worldwide data center strategy, development and construction, while it was the largest Internet property, leading the construction of over $1 billion of energy efficient data centers and data center site selections and procurements around the globe for at the time the largest Internet property.

KC is a gifted orator who has spoken at industry events including Datacenter & Cloud Management Conference Zurich, Green Data Center Conference, SVLG Data Center Efficiency Summit, Data center Infra, IEEE Power & Society & Industry Applications Society and the Technology Convergence Conference, among others. He is also a frequent contributor and resource to media including Data Center Dynamics, Mission Critical and Data Center Knowledge. His work has earned numerous awards, including twice EnergyStar Partner of the Year. 

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