Dean Nelson is responsible for Strategy, Architecture and Operational functions of eBay's Mission Critical Data Centers, Networking and Security Infrastructure Services and Global Supply Chain. Nelson is also a core member of the eBay Green Team. He 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. Nelson 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. Nelson 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 SearchDatacenter.com as one of the top five people who changed the data center. He is also the recipient of Sun’s prestigious Innovation Award. Nelson is also an avid blogger through his Geekism blog.