Discover the origins, leaders, and initiatives of the Infrastructure Masons community
Published in Issue 4 | July 31, 2020
Founder and Chairman of Infrastructure Masons and a 30-year Silicon Valley industry veteran holding engineering and leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, Allegro Networks, eBay, PayPal, Uber and Virtual Power Systems.
Industry Awareness Executive Sponsor (#IMawareness) Oliver Jones is a founding Board member of Infrastructure Masons. He is a real estate and business services serial entrepreneur and investor with global experience. As CEO of Chayora, Oliver is pioneering the development of hyperscale data center campuses in the largest cities of mainland China.
Education Executive Sponsor (#IMeducation) Dr. Albright is a digital sociologist, author, and Infrastructure Masons board member. She teaches in the Applied Psychology and Viterbi School of Engineering at USC, is the author of Left to their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream, and is writing her second book ‘The Cloud Machine’.
Diversity & Inclusion Executive Sponsor (#IMdandi) Maricel is principal at TELADATA, a design build solutions firm for data centers and IT, founder of Technology Convergence Conference, and a founding Board Member of Infrastructure Masons.
Sustainability Executive Sponsor (#IMsustainability) Eddie is the CTO at Switch, an Infrastructure Masons founding member / board director, and 25 year industry veteran with engineering and leadership positions in Silicon Valley’s telecom and IT industry.
Every click improves the future
Inspiring Sustainability is one of four strategic priorities for iMasons. One way to inspire is amplifying good work. In 2019, iMasons launched the Sustainability Champion Award to recognize individuals who deliver meaningful and sustained results in the digital infrastructure industry.
The first awardee was Joe Kava, VP of Data Centers for Google, for their leadership in driving 3,500 MW of renewable energy. In 2020, iMasons has taken on the bold task to develop a common, industrywide sustainability strategy framework, including a shared vision for the future: Every Click Improves the Future.
Joe Kava is a Founding Member and an Advisory Board member of iMasons. Joe is the Vice President of Global Data Centers for Google and leads the teams responsible for site selection, power purchasing, research, engineering, construction management, critical facility operations, hardware operations, environmental health and safety, sustainability, and physical security for Google’s global fleet of data centers.
Christian Belady is a founding member of the iMasons Advisory Council. For nearly a decade Christian was responsible for Microsoft’s global datacenter expansion, however he now leads the Datacenter Advanced Development(DAD) team for Microsoft with a focus on technologies that can change the game in the industry. He has received many industry awards for innovation and metrics but is best known for being the father of PUE.
Jim Smith is a founding member of iMasons Advisory Council. As the Managing Director of Hyperscale at Equinix, Jim is responsible for all aspects of the Hyperscale business at Equinix. Previously, Jim served in various leadership roles at Digital Realty including CTO with responsibilities spanning the Portfolio Operations Group, which includes global property operations, technical operations, customer service, security and data center services functions.
Peter Gross is a founding member of iMasons Advisory Council. He is the cofounder and the former CEO and CTO of EYP Mission Critical Facilities. He was also a Vice-President at Hewlett Packard and Bloom Energy. He is presently a board member of several technology companies, and a consultant, advisor and investor.
Abi Kamath, Amber Caramella, Amy Marks, Andrea Garrison, Anna Slutsky, Ashim Kapai, Ashley Ball, Bill Kleyman, Bobbie Parkinson, Brian Davis, Brian Korn, Brooke Petosa, Brynn Fowler, Carissa Clark, Chris Dudte, Christian Belady, Christina Abraham, Colleen Kapase, Corrine Ambler, Curt Belusar, Danielle Douthett, Darin Daskarolis, Dean Nelson, Debra Vieira, Denis Weber, Devi Madhavan Jarschel, Doris Yeh, Eddie Schutter, Efrat Shimoni, Elizabeth Snyder, Eric Wilcox, Fiona Lau, Hannah Coutand, Hannah Israel, Hannah Ormondroyd, Heather Dooley, Ivonne Valdes, James Kennedy, Jane Kan, Jasmine Bedi, Jason Black, Jason Carolan, Jason Cavalli, Jeff Dorr, Jeff Omelchuck, Jen Franklin, Jeremy Rodriguez, Jim Smith, Joanna Soucy, Joe Reyes, Joel Mjolsness, John Vather, Julie Albright, Julie Brewer, Kacey Armstrong, Kamlesh Patel, Kareem Nasyam, Karen Kesner, Katie O'Hara, Lane Patterson, Laurie Oswald, Lee Kirby, Linsey Miller, Maricel Cerruti, Mark Adams, Martin Lynch, Martin Murphy, Megan Roseborough, Michael Lahoud, Mike Jackson, Mike Rockwell, Nicole Oliveri, Oliver Jones, Peter Jones, Phillip Marangella, Raymond Tong, Rhea Williams, Ritika Chauhan, Ronda Sensenig, Sarah Gonzalez Erhan, Sarah McComb, Serena Devito, Sheldon Provost, Shinjani Gaur, Simon Allen, Sowmya Reddy Chada, Spas Lazarov, Suresh Babu, Suzie Gleeson, Terri Fritts, Therese Kerfoot, Todd Boyd, Tony Bishop, Troy Tazbaz, Vinay Nagpal, Yuval Bachar, Zaid Kahn