The Bandung Institute of Technology Alumni Association (IA-ITB) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in The Hague and the Indonesian Energy Academy (ECADIN) held an online seminar on the Indonesia-the Netherlands Technology Partnership Forum (INTPF) on Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10.00-12.00 CEST / 15.00-17.00 WIB.

INTPF is a forum that brings together key actors from Indonesia and the Netherlands to pioneer technological innovation collaboration between the two countries. This webinar is a follow-up to the INTPF symposium held in December 2020 and focuses on certain topics and aspects in the field of sustainable energy. This fourth edition of the webinar has the theme “Immersion Cooling Technology: Towards Greener and More Energy Efficient Data Center”.

This theme was chosen considering that global data center growth in 2021 has grown by 18.30% compared to last year, and is expected to continue to grow to around 21% per year. On the other hand, the cooling process in the data center uses electrical energy up to 43% of the total energy for data center operations.

The theme related to immersion cooling technology is relevant because the more efficient data center cooling technology will reduce the carbon footprint and lower CO2 emissions. It is hoped that this webinar can stimulate discussion, deepen insights, and encourage collaboration opportunities in realizing the needs and growth of the data center industry in Indonesia.

Hosted by Muhamad Faris Naufal Austen (data center practitioner), the event was opened with a keynote speech from Mr. Harris Yahya (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources/ESDM) who presented a roadmap for energy efficiency in Indonesia. In addition, the event also invites:
1. Marco Cioffi (Director of Operations, PT DCI Indonesia) who discussed the role and needs of data center and cooling technology in Indonesia.
2. Maikel Bouricius (Business Development Manager, Asperitas), who shared the latest technology for cooling technology in the data center, especially immersion cooling technology, as well as opportunities for its implementation in Indonesia.

The event continued with a roundtable discussion where Patrick Chan (Vice President of South Asia, Uptime Institute) joined Marco Cioffi and Maikel Bouricius to discuss the opportunities and challenges of implementing the latest cooling technology in Indonesia.

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