Forum 2011

Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson Senior Director, Global Foundation Services - Ebay Technical Operations

Dean is the Sr. Director of Global Foundation Services for eBay Inc, the world’s largest online marketplace. He is responsible for Strategy, Architecture and Operational functions of eBay's Mission Critical Data Centers, Networking and Security Infrastructure Services and Global Supply Chain. Dean is also a core member of the eBay Green Team. Dean has been in the high tech industry for 22 years in technical roles ranging from Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, IT, Real Estate and Mission Critical Operations. Dean spent 17 years at Sun Microsystems where his final position was Sr. Director of Global Lab & Datacenter Design Services responsible for managing Sun’s multi-billion dollar global technical infrastructure portfolio.

Dean is a member of The Green Grid End User Advisory Council, Technical Advisory Board for Mission Critical Magazine, Founder of Data Center Pulse - an exclusive datacenter owner community, author of the Sun Microsystems Blueprint series, Energy Efficient Datacenters, featured as a Sun Microsystems Contrarian Mind, and was identified by as one of the top five people who changed the data center. Dean is also the recipient of Sun’s prestigious Innovation Award. Dean is also an avid blogger through his Geekism blog.