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Marriott Marquis, Times Square

DCD>Debate: Data centers - community menace or community resource?

Digital infrastructure touches every aspect of our lives, but for many data centers are perceived as unwanted monoliths that drain resources and remain secretive behind giant fences, begging the question - will communities ever welcome data centers?

This discussion will explore the multifaceted role of data centers within local communities, focusing on garnering support, fostering partnerships, and their potential to drive sustainability initiatives. Join the debate as experts discuss the ongoing challenge of public perception, and how as critical components of the modern economy, data centers can exist in a way where they are welcomed and not reviled by the communities they serve.

Conducted under Chatham House Rule, this DCD>Debate invites experts to dissect these pivotal industry issues.