Tech Week Main Stage Conference Programme 2023

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Partnering with data centres on their journey to net zero

12 Oct 2023
Efficiency & Sustainability Theatre

Digital technologies are transforming our lives in ways that were unimaginable even a decade ago. Today’s connected society has triggered an explosion of data and there are no signs of this slowing down. Underpinning high-performance computing and cloud services are physical data centres which are estimated to use more than 1% of the world’s power supply. In 2020, data centres were responsible for about 7% of Singapore total electricity consumption, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry. With that, the industry faces important challenges – including how to scale and progress digital economies while reducing the carbon footprint of these data services to net zero.

Hear from Sjors van de Rijt, Shell Energy, how energy and tech partnerships can help to reduce the carbon footprint of data centres.

Sjors van de Rijt, Global Head of Sustainability Partnerships – Technology & Energy - Shell Energy