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August Luncheon - 2022

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • SkySong (1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85257)
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 7x24 Exchange AZ Chapter is hosting 
an August Luncheon meeting.

Topic: Sustainability in the Desert

When: August 9th, 2022 (11:30AM - 1:00PM)

Where: SkySong (1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85257)

Mark Monroe, with Microsoft will be leading our Sustainability in the Dessert discussion. 

Panel Thesis:

Building and operating data centers in the US southwest is both tough and fragile. Tough in the challenges of high temperatures both inside and out, low humidity, rapid changes in weather with monsoon and haboob. But fragile in the sense of impact of surrounding community, water consumption, power use, noise, diesel particulates and aesthetics. This talk will discuss future sustainability efforts led by Microsoft, including use of zero-pollution, hydrogen-powered generators, water saving research, and the possibility of being "prosumers," producers of needed local resources not just consumers. Come hear about the changing hyperscale landscape in the desert!

SPEAKER: Mark Monroe

Mark Monroe is a Principal Engineer in Microsoft’s Datacenter Advanced Development group working on future systems for energy, water conservation, and automation. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, with a focus on change acceleration in corporate settings. Mark led industry consortium including Infrastructure Masons and The Green Grid, and served on the board of directors for the Center for Resource Conservation in Boulder, CO. He has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.


For further questions please reach out to Brenda Femrite

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