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Silicon Valley Speakers: Demystifying Data Centers
June 3, 2022 , 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT
A data center is a building, a dedicated space within a building, or a complex of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. Since IT operations are crucial for business continuity, it generally includes redundant or backup components and infrastructure for power supply, data communication connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression), and various security devices. In this session, we will view a few video clips of modern and industrial-scale data centers. Greg Thornton, who had worked in many data centers as an architect, returns to the Spring Quarter to lead this session.
About the Presenter
Having worked 10 years in the insurance industry and 5 years in the financial industry as a Solutions and Enterprise Architect, Greg currently works as an Enterprise Architect, often working on innovation projects such as Digital Twins, Block-chain, and learning machines. He is currently working in the realm of Internet of Things, controlling and harvesting data from physical devices.
How to Participate
Registration is not required. Click or tap the Zoom link below to join! (Meeting ID: 885 892 09796)
About the Silicon Valley Speaker Series
The term IT has evolved over the years – from programming, data processing, automation to today’s IT. IT is massive, and IT activities may appear mysterious to many of us. According to Gartner, a global leading research and advisory company, IT is the common term for the entire spectrum of technologies for information processing, including software, hardware, communications technologies and related services.
Today, we live in a world that is increasingly connected. Technology is intertwined with our daily lives. Technology makes it easier for us to stay in touch, despite the pandemic. Likewise, our personal finance and banking activities rely on technology – everything from how we bank to how we shop. The use of technology will persist beyond the pandemic.
Please join this Silicon Valley Speaker Series to hear the basics of IT and learn what an IT professional does on a day-to-day basis. In this speaker series, we are inviting guest speakers from the banking and/or technology industry to demystify IT – people, process, and technology. This series intends to open the eyes of the curious minds and connect common technology terms to our day-to-day activities.
Please note the speakers’ perspectives are their own and do not represent the organization they work for.