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Blurring the Lines: How Connectivity, Data, and now ChatGPT Influences Data Centers

Data Center World 2023: Blurring the Lines-How Connectivity, Data, & ChatGPT Influences Data Centers

Garima Kochhar
Senior Distinguished Engineer, Dell

Shweta Saraf
Director of Platform Networking, Netflix

Rebecca Weekly
Vice President - Hardware Systems Engineering, Cloudflare

The data center industry has entered a new, infinitely more connected era. Did you know that tools like ChatGPT reached 100M active monthly users faster than any other application in history? External influences of data, new AI systems like ChatGPT, and connectivity requirements all impact how we bring critical infrastructure online and how we connect these systems.

This special fireside keynote will explore how data, connectivity, and new compute-heavy workloads are changing and modernizing data center infrastructure. We'll also explore how leaders can prepare for a more connected, data-driven future.

The keynote panel includes three distinguished industry leaders:

Garima Kochhar, Senior Distinguished Engineer working on High-Performance Computing and AI systems at Dell Technologies. She has worked on several areas of HPC including system architectures, compute performance tuning, high-speed interconnects, parallel file systems and storage, and cluster deployment and management techniques. 

Shweta Saraf is Head of Network Modernization at Equinix. In her role, she is transforming the one of the largest network’s on the planet by driving efforts around network disaggregation, network efficiency and network intelligence with focus on open source. She previously scaled the Edge Infrastructure teams that built the Equinix Metal - baremetal cloud offering and Network Edge - network NFV offering at Equinix. She has also held leadership roles at Packet, DigitalOcean and Cisco.

Rebecca Weekly, Vice President - Hardware Systems Engineering at Cloudflare, leads the organization that builds Cloudflare’s compute, network and storage hardware systems. Rebecca is the Open Compute Project President and Chairperson, is on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 2020 list of most influential people in Technology, and is on Business Insider's 2022 Cloudverse100 list of the builders of the next generation of the Internet.