My other computer is a data center

On Monday, 23 January 2017, Urs Hölzle, Google's employee No. 8 and current Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure, will give a lecture at ETH Zurich. He will give insights into his personal career, the current opportunities of Cloud Computing; how his team protect, respect and defend Google users and what makes him confident that Google will reach 100% renewable energy for their global operations in 2017.

by ETH Global
Urs Hölzle
Urs Hölzle (Source: Google)

Free public lecture
Monday, 23 January 2017, 15.30-16.30
Auditorium Maximum, ETH HG F30

Programme

Introduction
Prof. em. Jürg Gutknecht

Lecture
Urs Hölzle, Google

Q&A

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As employee Nr. 8 of Google and current Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure Urs was key in scaling up Google since 1999. Urs grew up in Switzerland and received a master's degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich.

Urs oversees the design, installation, and operation of the servers, networks, and data centers that power Google's services. Through efficiency innovations, Urs and his team have reduced the energy used by Google data centers to less than 50% of the industry average. And they are about to make life even easier for startups and larger companies alike by providing access to the same technology Google uses to power its own services, also in key areas such as Machine Learning.

In his talk Urs will give us insights into his personal career, the current opportunities of Cloud Computing and why we are just at the beginning of this development; how his team protect, respect and defend our users and what makes him confident that Google will reach 100% renewable energy for their global operations in 2017.

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