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Tuesday, November 7 • 10:05am - 10:20am
Keynote: Environmental Sustainability in the Cloud Is Not a Mythical Creature - Frederick Kautz, TestifySec; Rimma Iontel, Red Hat; Tammy McClellan, Microsoft; Marlow Weston, Intel; Niki Manoledaki, Grafana Labs

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Moderated by Frederick Kautz

Environmental sustainability is finally taking center stage among the priorities for technology. There is growing awareness of climate change, increased emphasis on corporate responsibility, and increasing costs for not addressing these. Ultimately, the goal is Net Zero. Cloud providers and users can start tackling this with power consumption accountability, energy efficiency, GreenOps, and cost optimization techniques. Initiatives exist to monitor and address these issues, such as the Software Carbon Intensity specification, but the data is still evolving. This panel has representatives from the Green Software Foundation, CNCF Environmental Sustainability TAG, and O-RAN. We will discuss areas applicable to our representative organizations, corresponding solutions, and how these complement each other. We will discuss the specifics of workloads such as Telco, HPC, AI/ML, and generic IT workloads, and the challenges around these.

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Frederick Kautz

Director of R&D, TestifySec
Frederick collaborates on security and networking. He is on the SPIFFE Steering Committee, focusing on providing Zero Trust Workload Identity to compute workloads and resources. Frederick co-authored Solving the Bottom Turtle. He is a co-founder of OmniBOR and maintains the reference... Read More →
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Rimma Iontel

Chief Architect, Red Hat
Rimma Iontel is a Chief Architect in Red Hat's Telecommunications, Entertainment and Media (TME) Technology, Strategy and Execution office. She is responsible for supporting Red Hat’s global ecosystem of customers and partners in Telco. Rimma has over twenty years of experience... Read More →
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Marlow Weston

Cloud Software Architect, Intel
Marlow is a Cloud Software Architect working on resource management for Kubernetes at Intel. She also is a chair for the CNCF Environmental Sustainability TAG. Marlow has expertise in resource management, the AI/ML Kubernetes cloud compute ecosystem, embedded systems, high performance... Read More →
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Tammy McClellan

Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
Chair of the Oversight Committee for Green Software Foundation (GSF). In addition, she is co-chair of the Community working group and sits on the Standards and Open-Source working groups with GSF. A Cloud Solution Architect with Microsoft living in Michigan on her Wonderful Tiny Farm... Read More →
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Niki Manoledaki

Software Engineer, Grafana Labs
Niki Manoledaki is a Software Engineer at Grafana Labs who works with the CNCF to advocate for cloud-native environmental sustainability by contributing to the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group. She is also a Maintainer of CNCF projects such as OpenGitOps... Read More →

Tuesday November 7, 2023 10:05am - 10:20am CST
W375 (Skyline Ballroom) (Floor 3)