Data Dilemmas: Data centers, Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s DataLab. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data. In 2030, there is expected to see a twenty-fold increase in data traffic, consuming 5% of worldwide electricity at that point. Some say data centers take up precious space, require quite some of our (green) energy and (drinking) water, and they would not create much direct employment either.

In this session of Data Dilemmas DataLab Amsterdam invites you to talk about the costs and benefits of accommodating data centers, the complexity of the weighing of these aspects, and how future policies could manage these.

15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.10: Introduction to challenge
16.10 – 17.00: Presentations + Q&A
17.00 – 17.20: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

Join the conversation!