Joe Kava is Google’s vice president of data centers. His current responsibilities include engineering, construction management and delivery, critical facility operations, environmental health & safety and sustainability for Google’s global fleet of data centers. Joe joined Google in 2008 from RagingWire Data Centers – a privately held colocation provider in Sacramento, CA. While at RagingWire, Joe served as the company’s chief operating officer, where his responsibilities included design, construction, facility operations, managed services, business planning and development.

Prior to joining the data center industry, Joe previously spent 17 years in the semiconductor industry working at LSI Logic and Applied Materials in various technical and executive roles in process and product development, new product introductions, engineering operations, business development, general management, and IT operations. He holds four US Patents for his work in reactive ion and plasma etch technology while at Applied Materials. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

During Joe’s tenure at Google, he has been a staunch advocate for sustainable data centers and cloud computing. He is passionate about educating the global data center industry so others can benefit from the efficiency best-practices pioneered by Google.