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S1E2: Cloud – sustainability, domination, automation and WFA

In this episode, Mattias Fridström and Mark Thiele talk about datacenter sustainability, if there’s a need for more fiber, whether some cloud providers have become too dominant, the need for automation in the wake of COVID-19, and why we should be talking more about WFA instead of WFH.

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Mattias fridström
Mattias fridström
There’s a certain kind of person who gets a little bit too excited about networks. Mattias is that guy. If he had a tattoo, it would be of a network. Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He joined Telia in 1996 and has worked in a number of senior roles at Telia Carrier (now Arelion), most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he has been Arelion's Chief Evangelist. Mattias’ passion isn’t limited to networks: He has played golf professionally and competed on a high level in both football and floor hockey.
Mark Thiele
Mark Thiele
Mark Thiele is the CEO and Founder of Edgevana, a startup providing IT services to the buy side and sell side of IT for data center, ICT and cloud. Mark’s successful career in IT spans 30 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving IT innovation, efficiency and cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. He has previously held IT executive and CIO roles at companies including Ericsson, Apcera, HP, Gilead, VMware, and Switch. Mark speaks globally at leading industry events on topics like cloud adoption, data center, IT organization, Edge Computing and more.

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