Building the Data Center of the Future: Effective Energy-Efficient Design

Speaker Bios

Anna Maria Bailey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Anna Maria Bailey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Anna Maria Bailey is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Computation Directorate Facility Manager supporting the Advanced System Simulation Computing (ASC) initiatives. Anna Maria has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and is currently registered with the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as an Electrical Engineer. Anna Maria is responsible for managing the facilities and infrastructure that house the Laboratory's high performance computing support and supercomputing systems. She has over 23 years of experience in multiple engineering and facility management roles, including serving as the Design and Construction Manager for the Terascale Simulation Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., P.E., IBM

Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr., P.E., IBM Michael J. Ellsworth, a Senior Technical Staff Member working in the Advanced Thermal Laboratory in Poughkeepsie, NY, has been with IBM since 1988. He is a recognized expert in electronics thermal management ranging from chip to system to data center. He currently leads the development and implementation of the water cooling system for IBM's next generation large scale compute intensive system, the Power 775. Mike will share his thoughts and expertise on high-density computing in an increasingly energy-conscious world.

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Shaun Harris, Microsoft Research

Shaun Harris, Microsoft Research Shaun Harris is the Power Systems Architect in the Extreme Computing Group for hardware architecture at Microsoft Research where he explores opportunities related to client plus cloud computing specifically focusing on energy systems. Prior to his current role, he was the Principle Power Systems Architect for Microsoft's Global Foundation Services where his role was to improve energy conversation efficiency, energy demand, and reduce cost in their online services infrastructure. His responsibilities included driving initiatives for sustainability in the data center from the facility infrastructure UPS to the server processor.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Shaun was Power Systems Engineer for Hewlett Packard and Texas Instruments where his responsibilities included driving power topologies and technology direction in HP's high performance server products. He holds engineering degrees from The University of Oklahoma (BS) and Texas Tech University (MS). Shaun has over 44 patents in power and cooling areas has published several papers.

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Al Kellie, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Al was appointed Director of the National Center Scientific Computing Division (SCD) in 1998, and subsequently took over Directing NCAR's Computational Information Systems Laboratory in 2004, which encompassed the former SCD, a Techniques development Division (TDD) and an NCAR wide Institute for Mathematics in the Geosciences (IMAGe). Al had an extensive background in operational meteorology with Environment Canada prior to NCAR.

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Brandi K. Landreth, Allstate Insurance Company

Brandi K. Landreth, Allstate Insurance Company Brandi K. Landreth is a Director of Data Center Strategy for the Allstate Insurance Company. As part of the Technology Solutions Team, she is responsible for leading the effort to consolidate the existing data center footprint from four locations to two, which includes the construction of a new LEED certified data center.

Landreth joined Allstate in 2000 and has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Finance from Arizona State University, a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University, and a KMI Certificate from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

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Alda K. Licis, HP Critical Services delivered by EYP MCF

Alda Licis is the Managing Principal of the Chicago office of EYP Mission Critical Facilities, a subsidiary of HP. Alda manages a 30-person engineering group focused on the design and renovation of mission critical facilities. Formerly, Alda was a Senior Energy Consultant for EYP. In this capacity, Alda was responsible for the pursuit, project management and delivery of energy analysis in North America focusing on energy, efficiency, PUE analysis, environmental impact of various data center electrical distribution systems, and new technologies. She worked across several business units internally to identify new market opportunities for products and services supporting energy efficient data centers. She also led an effort to assist North American utilities with the development of data center energy rebate programs.

Alda's background includes a decade of experience as a licensed electrical engineer, project manager and marketer in the building design and construction industry. She spent her early years working in California under the strict Title 24 Energy Code during utility deregulation where she developed her appetite for energy conservation. In Chicago, Alda assisted with the development of a new engineering subsidiary to one of Chicago's largest architectural firms overseeing the Marketing, Strategy and Business Development efforts.

Alda earned her undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Kevin McKenna, Clayco, Inc.

Kevin McKenna, Clayco, Inc. Kevin currently serves as Senior Vice President and Partner of Clayco, Inc. Kevin has led the Clayco Chicago office since he helped establish it in 1998. During his career, he has worked as a Project Engineer for Whiting-Turner, a Project Manager and Superintendent with Schal Associates and a Project Director for Power Contracting. McKenna worked on high-profile projects such as The Harold Washington Library, Amoco Building, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, & RR Donnelly Company. He is a 1987 graduate of Clemson University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science.

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Shawn Mills, Green House Data

Shawn Mills, Green House Data Shawn Mills is the President of Green House Data. Shawn has been chosen as a featured speaker for his industry leadership at events, including Data Center World and the National Center for Super Computing Applications. He has built his broad experience in the technology and telecommunications industry since 1999. He was the founder of a Voice Over Internet Protocol company in 2001 that raised $4.5 million in venture capital. After being acquired in under a year during the Internet boom, Mr. Mills subsequently developed the voice over broadband strategy for the ensuing company.

Since, that time Mr. Mills has held roles as the Senior Vice President of Product Development and Product Marketing for iDial Networks(now GlobalNet technologies) based in Houston, Texas. Shawn was a founding member of the Cerento, Inc. management team and Director of Marketing at Before founding Green House Data, he launched Wyoming's first tech-based advocacy association, the Wyoming Technology Organization.

Shawn holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas.

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Christina Page, Yahoo!

Christina Page, Yahoo! Christina Page is Director of Climate and Energy Strategy for Yahoo!, where she leads the company's corporate environmental strategy. Her recent work includes Yahoo!'s commitment to reducing the carbon intensity of data centers, a partnership with the Department of Energy on green data center design, and the GreenXChange project in cooperation with Creative Commons, Nike, and Best Buy. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Chris was at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a Colorado-based "think-and-do tank" led by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins. While at RMI, Chris advised clients such as Shell, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart and PG&E on corporate sustainability strategy and energy efficiency opportunities. Chris has taught sustainable business at National Taiwan University, Peking University, and the University of Colorado. She has also been a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and a writer/editor for the public radio environmental program "Living on Earth." Chris has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University and a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment.

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Robert Pappas, Nova Corporation

Robert Pappas, Nova Corporation Robert Pappas is the LEED A.P. and Executive Vice President, Operations for Nova Corporation. Robert is responsible for Construction Management Services at Nova. Robert has more than twenty years as a design and construction executive and has been licensed to practice architecture since 1986. He is adept at managing multiple assignments, directing staff and team-building. Bob helped establish the New York office for a nationally known AEC firm, overseeing its growth from three to over forty professionals. The list of clients served extends from internet and telecommunications to banking and retail. GTE, JP Morgan Chase, Qwest, Citicorp, Dime and Bank of New York are some of those.

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