Susanna Kass leads the Energy Smart Strategic and Global Initiative at Data Center Dynamics. Kass is a guest lecture at Sustainable Urban Systems, School of Engineering, Stanford University. Kass was Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation and Sustainability Strategy at BASELAYER Inc., a startup company that manufactures advanced modular technology for data centers and sustainable energy infrastructure management software for web scale cloud providers, Fortune 500 companies, and Utility providers. Susanna has a proven track record of entrepreneurship and innovation success for Energy, eCommerce, social media and Global Enterprise companies. She has held roles including Head of Innovation at NextEra Energy Resources and TPG Growth, COO, International Operations at eBay Inc. and Trilliant Network, as well as General Manager at Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems. Susanna is a lecture speaker at Stanford GSB SEP, School of Engineering SUS and SDSU Master of Business Entrepreneur Program. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Distinguished GSB Alumna Award in Energy from Stanford University, Distinguished MBA Alumna from Pepperdine University, Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from NMSU, and Presidential Entrepreneur Award from SDSU. Susanna graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and BS in Computer Science and Business Administration Marketing from SDSU.