Global Member Summit – iMasons “Leading the Charge” on Climate Change
iMasons hosted our second interactive on-line Global Member Summit – APAC on May 21st. As a follow on to the Americas Global Member Summit, attendees participated in the continued development of a plan to neutralize the environmental impact of inevitable growth.
To accommodate and gather input from the growing number of iMasons members around the world, iMasons will be hosting 3 virtual Global Member Summits. The Americas Global Member Summit was held on April 22, 2020. The APAC Summit was held on May 21st, and the EMEA Summit is scheduled for May 28th. (All iM Members are welcome to attend each / all).
During this online and highly interactive meeting, iMasons shared the Sustainability Strategy developed by iM Hyperscale End Users in March 2020 and leveraged the collective brain power of the iM Digital Infrastructure Community to tackle our most complex challenge yet – a plan to neutralize the environmental impact of inevitable growth.
This series of virtual Summits will serve as the “Lift Off” to a sustainable digital future. Between us, we can make the digital infrastructure industry carbon neutral by 2030 and you can help develop the industry Action Plan that will be shared during the UN Sustainability Summit in September 2020.
To learn more about the iMasons Sustainability Vision and the 5 initiatives for achieving “every click improves the future”, check out our blog post. You can also watch the 90 second recap video below.
In typical iMasons fashion, the event included a mix of stellar speakers and opportunities for attendees to contribute their experience and perspective – without any sales pitches.
Sunita Bottse, Managing Director at SUPERNAP (Thailand)
Sunita is Managing Director of SUPERNAP (Thailand) where she has P&L responsibility for APACs most advanced Tier IV data center. She led all aspects of the design and start-up, from blueprint to go-live, encompassing technical and commercial functions. She has also been recognized by Data Economy as one of the top data center and cloud influencers in APAC, the only person from Thailand to be so recognized.
Check out the full video of Sunita’s session above, as well as the blog recap.
Blaise Porter is the Director of Responsible Business for Fujitsu Oceania. Her role includes direct oversight of the organization’s sustainability program, as well as collaboration with leads for the Responsible Business dimensions of Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Ethical Operating Practices, both within Australia & New Zealand, and globally. She is based in Sydney, Australia.
Check out the full video of Blaise’s session above, as well as the blog recap.
In a virtual panel discussion with Dean Nelson during the Global Member Summit – APAC, industry leaders from China, India, and Hong Kong shared their perspectives on sustainability – in many ways very similar, but with some striking differences.
- Raymond Tong, CEO, SUNeVvision
- Yali Liu, EVP, Chayora
- David Wang, Alibaba
- Narendra Sen, CEO, Rackbank
Check out the full video of the panel session above, as well as the blog recap.