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Achieving Energy Efficient Data Centres: Building the Future of AI-driven Hybrid Cloud


Start date: 5/26/2022
Start time: 10:00 AM SGT
Duration: 90 minutes
Assuring Efficient Performance and Governance Across Application Hosting Environment

A recent research estimates that data centers globally consume nearly 200 billion kwh of energy annually, emitting over 150 million metric tons of GHG emissions.  
With enterprises seeking to develop new business models and opportunities through increased digitization and pandemic-induced virtualization, this trend will only be exponentially increasing. 

As the quantum of energy used by data centres continues to multiply every four years, the fastest-growing carbon footprint of within the IT sector, both operators and consumers of data centers’ services are concerned about operational efficiency. 


Kahren Navarro

Accounts Director

Questex Asia

Kahren is Accounts Director with Questex Asia. She has over 14 years’ experience in B2B conference and media industry. Being part of the Asia team, she drives business networking for major technology firms. She is passionate in helping connect technology providers and consumers. Kahren holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in University of the Philippines.

Mark D. Jones

Head – IBM Automation Asia Pacific

IBM Technology Sales

Mark is an accomplished executive with thirty years domestic and international software sales and management experience. Mark was appointed Head of IBM Automation Asia Pacific in January 2021, in this role, he leads a team of sales, technical, and service delivery professionals, who are committed to helping clients navigate their Digital transformation strategies leveraging Automation and AI across open hybrid cloud deployments. Mark joined IBM in 2007 holding several sales management and leadership roles within the A/NZ and the Asia Pacific business. In that time, he was instrumental in expanding IBM’s footprint across industry, growing the business exponentially and positioning IBM as a trusted solutions provider to the public and private sectors. Prior to joining IBM, Mark led businesses in the UK delivering expansion of market share for product life cycle management, CAD and manufacturing across all industry segments. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Northampton University in England.

Edan Dionne

Vice President, Environmental, Energy & Chemical Management Programs

IBM Corp.

Edan Dionne is a Vice President with IBM's Corporate Environmental Affairs staff. She leads a team that is charged with defining IBM's strategy, establishing, and maintaining its global environmental management system, and setting requirements and goals for environmental, energy and chemical management. She and her team advise and are responsible for driving environmental leadership performance across IBM's business operations, including research, product development, manufacturing, real estate management, procurement, logistics, services and solutions. IBM's requirements comprehensively address activities that relate to the environment, including product stewardship and design-for-environment, chemical management, resource conservation and pollution prevention, energy efficiency, and requirements for the supply chain. Edan Dionne received a B.S. in chemical engineering, Magna cum Laude, from the Far Eastern University in the Philippines. She earned an M.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University. She joined IBM in 1983.

Oved Lourie

Global Field Sales CTO & Worldwide Sales Engineering Leader

Turbonomic, an IBM company

Oved Lourie has spent more than two decades in the technology industry. Having started his career as an IT architect, Oved leveraged his ability to tie technology to business value in leading sales, engineering, and product teams at Wilmerhale, Citrix and Turbonomic(Acquired by IBM 2021). He joined Turbonomic in 2011 as part of the Sales Engineering and Product management teams and continues to serve as the Global Field CTO leading technology teams while collaborating on product direction. Oved holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Sergey Omelaenko

Solution Consultant

Turbonomic ARM

Over twenty years experience in the information technology industry including past 4 years at Turbonomic in various customer facing technical and operational roles. In this role Sergey interacts regularly with customers from many different verticals and different countries, giving him a great understanding of market & technology dynamics and the challenges faced by IT and operations delivering well performing applications to the business.

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