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Data Center World 2023

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 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

alise portoVP of Sustainability and Strategic InitiativesSwitch

Alise Porto joined Switch, a global data center and sustainability leader, in 2015 and has held several key senior management roles. Currently, Alise serves as the Vice President of Sustainability. As an invaluable member of the Sustainability Team, she is responsible for overseeing Switch’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives (ESG). Alise is also responsible for implementing sustainable energy and resource management strategies that align with the company’s overall policies and goals of being environmentally and socially sustainable in partnership with the Policy team. Alise’s most recent efforts around sustainability in digital infrastructure were recognized when she received the 2022 WISE (Women in Smart Energy) Award. In addition, she leads Switch’s energy procurement strategy and energy resources, including Switch’s retail electric provider activities in Texas and various resource management initiatives. She similarly leads the development and execution of special projects associated with business development and innovative sustainable water resource management. Alise also co-leads the Switch Newsroom team responsible for public relations, corporate communications, and corporate events and represents the company’s interests at the Nevada Legislature. Alise represents Switch on the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) board. She received her degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and completed the University of California Berkeley Sustainable Capitalism & ESG program. She is a native of Nevada loves spending time with her family, coaching her children’s sport’s teams, cooking, and traveling.