Episode 14: Cloud & Sustainability: What’s the connection?

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With the growth of cloud computing and therefore increase in the number of data centres and electricity demand, there’s a need for the cloud to become green. The largest cloud service providers have pledged to cut their carbon emissions, signing up to initiatives such as re-100, acronym for “renewable 100 percent, in which members must publicise annual progress reports in their quest to achieve 100 percent renewable energy. So what practices has the market adopted to achieve sustainability?

Our guest for this episode is Ben Combes, Director, Net Zero Strategy & Climate Tech.

Key questions explored in this podcast:

  1. What exactly is the connection between Cloud & Sustainability?
  2. What is driving organisations to put this on their strategic agendas?
  3. What are the challenges and opportunities organisations face around Cloud & Sustainability?
  4. How far are organisations getting and what are Deloitte doing to help them?
  5. Where are the Hyperscalers focussing their efforts?
  6. Do you see any particular trends in Cloud & Sustainability across different industries and sectors?
  7. What’s next in Cloud & Sustainability?

Adam Gogarty

Adam is a Director in Deloitte’s Technology practice with a background in Cloud computing, IT strategy and architecture. Adam’s strength is in helping clients articulate their strategy and build consensus on transformation roadmaps across technology, people and processes.

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Benjamin Combes
Director, Net Zero Strategy & Climate Tech, Deloitte

Ben Combes is a Director at Monitor Deloitte and the lead Climate Economist in the newly-formed Net Zero Transformation team. He specialises in strategy and technology-enabled structural change. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2021, Ben was a Net Zero Advisor to Microsoft and a Knowledge Advisor to the World Economic Forum, as co-founder of the award-winning Innovation & Sustainability Practice at PwC.

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Sunder Ramaswamy
Senior Manager, Google Cloud Lead Solution Architect, Deloitte

Senior Manager having 14 years of industry experience focused on Cloud Strategy, IT Transformation and Infrastructure Optimization. Certified multi-cloud Architect holding 5 AWS and 3 GCP certifications. His areas of expertise include Cloud Solution Architecture Design, Cloud Security, Data Analytics in Cloud and implementing complex Cloud solutions.

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