Francine Bennett

Francine Bennett
co-founder, Mastodon C

Website | @fhr

Francine Bennett is co-founder and CEO of Mastodon C [link:], which offers managed Hadoop and data science services in the cloud in the greenest possible way. She started carbon footprinting cloud providers in 2012 after realising that it was possible to make huge reductions in CO2 emissions by putting together some straightforward data, and that nobody else was doing it.

She previously worked at extracting insight from Big Data at Google and at She is a former mathematician and a massive data nerd, who feels very strongly about bad data visualisations and Comic Sans.


Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite Level: Intermediate
Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
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(3.00, 2 ratings)
Cloud computing enables cool massive-scale data analysis, but has a very large carbon footprint, especially since many public cloud providers are powered by coal-fired grids: annual data centre emissions are currently ~75 million tonnes and growing. This talk aims to increase understanding of the issue, and to demonstrate how to achieve big carbon reductions without reducing the analysis you do. Read more.
Office Hour
Location: Sponsor Pavilion (Table B)
Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
Francine Bennett, Co-founder, Mastodon C Read more.


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