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Dean Nelson is Chairman and Founder of Infrastructure Masons, with a thirty year career in technology working at companies including Sun Microsystems, Ebay and Uber Technologies. Our conversation explored the work that Infrastructure Masons is doing to help advance training, education, mentoring and internships to cultivate the next generation of talent need to design, build and manage the explosive growth of hyper-scale data centers, edge computing and other critical infrastructure for the information age. He shares the challenges facing the industry with the pending shortages of talent, the broad interdisciplinary skills in demand and the global nature of the industry. He also shares some of his own perspectives on the demands involved with sourcing and delivering the massive data center capacity required to support the explosive volumes of video and other applications today and in the future. He also shares some of the implications of the “Jetsons”-like Uber Elevate service, which could transform cities as we know them.