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DCD>Debate: Iterative vs Innovative - when will we design and build data centers of the future?

In the face of easing supply chain constraints and soaring demand propelled by generative AI and novel applications, the data center industry stands at a crossroads. As we lean into standardization for scale, cost-efficiency, and risk management, how do we also carve out space for groundbreaking design innovations that align with future sustainability goals?

In this debate we will tackle how the industry can navigate the most pressing challenges in today's data center construction landscape. Which cutting-edge applications will shape tomorrow's data center needs, and how can design stay a step ahead? Which technologies will take us closer to designing the data center of the future? We ask the experts how the industry can marry the best of both worlds and intertwine reliable standardization and visionary innovation.

Held under Chatham House Rule, DCD>Debates are open discussions led by a panel of experts, on the biggest issues to face the industry.