Women of Mission Critical Roundtable | To Bridge the Digital Divide, Look Beyond our Industry to Find Innovation Happening at Every Level

LEESBURG, VA – CAPRE’s inaugural Women of Mission Critical Summit dove into some of the most critical issues facing the data center industry, but one panel sought to examine those same issues as they extend beyond our lens. Bridging the Digital Divide: Expanding Inclusivity Beyond the Workplace featured a team of leading ladies from the mission critical space talking about how our work could improve the lives of countless people around the world. About halfway through the panel, Moderator Ilissa Miller, Founder & CEO of iMiller Public Relations and President of NEDAS broached the idea of intercontinental connectivity. “We have an issue with the disparity of our sub-sea cable systems,” declared Miller. “They have such different speeds in bandwidth capabilities – you literally can’t send the same amount of bandwidth combine into the US, out of the US, to say, Africa.” And before Miller could ask a question, her panelists chose to chime in with insight as to whu and how that happens. For example, Tina Gravel, Senior Vice-President of Channels and Alliances, Cyxtera shared a brief story about that same dynamic in her past projects. “When I was with Terremark, we were building in the Canary Islands, and we were forwarded many, many times by folks that just wanted to take copper or something else,” she remarked. “There’s a lot going on. It’s very, very complex. It’s not just a matter of sending data over the ocean.” After this…