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Kayleigh Hutchins

Editor

Data Centre Review

Kayleigh Hutchins is editor of Data Centre Review. An experienced B2B editor, Kayleigh brings a wealth of experience from the electrical sector, having served as interim editor of Electrical Review and previously as editor of Electrical Contracting News.

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Josh Hankins

Chief Technical Security Officer

Qualys

Josh has more than 25 years of experience within all disciplines of cyber security, including 17 years in security management and 10 years as a network engineer. He has successfully built and matured vulnerability management, incident response and DevSecOps practices for companies including dunnhumby and Accenture. He has spoken at cyber security conferences across North America and Europe.

Louis McGarry

Sales & Marketing Director

Centiel

Louis’ experience in the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) industry spans many years including working for brands such as Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL/Kohler Power), Schneider and Emerson Network Power (Vertiv). His extensive knowledge of products, including UPS Systems and Generators, enables him to design and deliver solutions for the Critical Power Market successfully in industries including: Banking, Data Centres, Healthcare, Utilities and Government. Louis joined the Centiel team early in 2018 to assist in delivering Centiel’s industry-leading technology to the UK market and building the Centiel brand as the most innovative UPS manufacturer.

Michael Halliday

Head of Employer Engagement for the Trust

ALET

Nick Hume

Founder & Managing Director

Hume Consulting

Nick Hume is Former COO/Group CIO at European startup, developing sustainable and sovereign HPC/AI cloud services across Europe.

He’s also Former CIO/CISO at Firmus, proprietary immersion cooling, hyperscale datacenter, and HPC cloud service provider across South East Asia.

Prior to Frimus, Mr. Hume was Director at Microsoft Azure & leader at Amazon AWS, enabling 100’s of MW of global public capacity, including air-gapped clouds (JEDI).

Matthew Evans

Global Director - Data Centre Solutions

Flakt Group

Deepan Patel

Industry Manager- Infrastructure

Phoenix Contact

Deepan has been the pivotal asset for Phoenix Contact’s success in the UK market of Building Automation. 5 years as an Industry Manager and with over a decade of experience in the Controls Industry, he strives to develop the exposure of Phoenix Contact’s Smart Building solutions to customers; System Integrators, End-Users, Consultants, etc. with his passion in Electronics Engineering. He graduated from QMUL BEng Computer Systems Engineering & Postgraduate in Project Management.

Mark Bjornsgaard

CEO

Deep Green

Before becoming CEO of Deep Green Mark grew multiple businesses from scratch to scale. Back in the early 00s he was the co-founder of Artists First, the legendary music software platform which helped transform the industry from CDs to digital downloads. His current portfolio includes Lifted (Senior care – a JV with British Gas), Altogether (a US based dental healthcare business, a JV with GSK) and Secret Source (augmented tech teams, based in Spain). He is an investor in Caldera (Heat Batteries, Europe), Colibri (augmented tech teams, US), Optect flame detection), New Change FX (FX data aggregation) and Alt (FCA registered fractional ownership). He holds a number of other board positions and previously consulted to a range of FTSE 100s on M&A strategy and innovation.

Jay Paidipati

VP Sustainability Program Management

Uptime Institute

Jay Paidipati serves as Uptime’s Vice President of Sustainability Program Management, working with organizations on strategies for sustainability planning, implementation, and evaluation. Paidipati has 20 years of experience in the areas of sustainability engineering, implementation, management, and advisory. Prior to Uptime, he oversaw global energy management at IBM, which included a fleet of several hundred data centers. Paidipati worked on renewable energy procurement, energy sourcing, energy conservation planning and implementation, and data collection tools and reporting. Prior to IBM, he was a Director at Navigant Consulting (now called Guidehouse) advising utilities, governments, large buyers, and investors on energy and sustainability.

Torkild Follaug

Torkild Follaug

Chief Sustainability Officer

Green Mountain

As Chief Sustainability Officer in Green Mountain, Torkild Follaug is responsible of developing corporate sustainability strategies and coordinating internal and external resources to execute and meet targets and objectives. His background is business development, with 25 years of experience in various roles as advisor, consultant, entrepreneur and investor. He is founder and co-founder of business networks and clusters in Norway, focused on ICT and Cleantech. He has served as expert advisor for the European Commission Horizon 2020 program and has a broad experience in promoting Norwegian tech-SMEs in Europe and USA. Follaug holds an economics degree from BI Norwegian Business School. 

Daren Vallyon

Solutions Architect & Product Manager

Hyve Managed Services

Starting out as a Technical Support Engineer, Daren has now honed his skills and shaped businesses’ success through innovative cloud strategies, and has over 12 years’ experience as Cloud Solutions Architect. Daren is passionate about translating complex business requirements into effective, secure and scalable cloud solutions. With a proven track record of delivering successful projects across diverse industries, Daren combines technical expertise, strategic thinking, and a collaborative approach to drive innovation and efficiency. This has enabled him to become a trusted advisor to organisations large and small seeking to optimise digital transformation, embrace the power of the cloud and thrive in a dynamic and competitive landscape of modern technology. 

Tom Verghese

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Technical Manager

Enersys

Thomas Verghese is an energy storage industry expert with almost 30 years’ of experience and is currently working as the Business Development Manager at EnerSys® in the UK.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of Sussex, his Master of Science in Material Science and, subsequently, his Doctorate from the University of Manchester. Tom’s background includes Engineering and Technical application support expertise. He is knowledgeable in energy storage systems selection, specification writing, and maintenance.  

Tom has been actively involved in the development of several battery products, including Lithium-based solutions for use in hazardous environments and Lead-based batteries for heavy-duty vehicles, and he has written numerous papers and presented at various industry-related conferences over the years

Alex Brew

Regional Director Northern Europe

Vertiv

Andy Young

CTO

Asperitas

Herbert Radlinger

Managing Director

NDC-Garbe

Herbert Radlinger brings over 25 years of expertise in the data center industry, technology, construction, and supply chain management to his role as Managing Director at NDC-GARBE. As an experienced leader, Herbert is dedicated to designing innovative solutions and delivering efficient and sustainable projects with a customer- and people-centric approach. Prior to his current role, he served as Managing Director at M+W Group (EXYTE) in the UAE.

Adelle Desouza

Advisory Board Member

The Data Centre Alliance

Adelle is now based in Ireland after working in both The UK and Australia to drive aspirations and awareness of career and development opportunities for young people. From DC infrastructure to telecommunications, managed services, cloud and cyber security as well as the founder of HireHigher complete with The Rising Star Programme her pathway non traditional but her purpose very clear to see. 

With a passion for the data centre and wider industries joining the DCA board provides an opportunity to drive real change, both mindset and in practice as to how we can promote, present and preserve the talent of the existing workforce to future generations.

Mark Acton

Mark Acton

Advisory Board Member

The Data Centre Alliance

As both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional with over 25 years of experience in the data centre sector Mark has been a specialist in the field of data centre operations and technical management for more than 2 decades. During this time he has focussed on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class data centres with 24×365 availability expectations.

Now operating as an Independent Consultant and Technical Advisor with extensive international experience and solid technical skills combining data centre facilities design, IT and facilities operational management, energy efficiency and engineering expertise to support all facets of the Data Centre Lifecycle.

A regular public speaker, conference host and industry thought leader on data centre technical issues as well as sitting on multiple technical and advisory boards. Mark is also involved in the development of International Data Centre Standards through ISO and CENELEC as the UK national representative as well as being the Technical Editor and Committee Chair of the European Commission Code of Conduct on data centre energy efficiency since 2013.

Patrick Lastennet

Director Platform & Enterprise

Digital Realty

Patrick leads the activation of Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL for Enterprises across EMEA and also oversees the global roll-out of new native and partner Hybrid Intelligent Solutions.

Patrick has been with Interxion and Digital Realty for 11 years occupying various Enterprise Business Development and Strategy roles. He is an often-used spokesperson within the areas of AI, HPC and financial services.

Prior to joining Interxion and Digital Realty, Patrick spent ten years in a range of senior positions with NYSE Euronext. He started his career at Reuters and graduated from the Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI) in Lille and the University of Leicester.

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Ramzi Charif

VP Technical Operations EEA

Virtus Data Centers

Ramzi Charif has more than 25 years of experience in delivering Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure. He recently joined VIRTUS as VP of Technical Operations EEA, and now leads the team on Technical Operations across new expansion markets in the VIRTUS portfolio, including across the recently announced Berlin Marienpark and Wustermark campuses. Ramzi has a vast experience in steering end-to-end cloud, data centre, and hyperscale infrastructure operations across various global territories and regions with a focus on providing strategic leadership and direction.

Previously he has held key positions at Redbus Interhouse, Telecity and Global Switch before, then leading Huawei in their European Data Centre development journey. Since then, Ramzi joined CapIngelec, leading data centre development in Europe and Africa before more recently directing Cloud Infrastructure Operations and development in France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland for AWS.

Jon Summers

Research Lead in Data Centres

RI-SE

Jason Yates

Jason Yates

Technical Services Manager

Riello UPS

Jason Yates is the Technical Services Manager for leading uninterruptible power supply manufacturer Riello UPS Ltd.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the power protection industry, Jason is one of the UK’s foremost experts in his field. He’s designed, delivered, and installed countless low and high-power systems across a broad range of industries, working with several of the country’s biggest data centres, retail businesses, electrical contractors, and public sector organisations.

Jason has played a pivotal role in establishing Riello UPS Ltd as one of the fastest-growing and technically diverse UPS companies in the UK. He is also the co-author of the 300-page technical handbook ‘The Power Protection Guide’.

Max Schulze

Max Schulze

Founder

SDIA

Max Schulze is the Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA). With a background as a software engineer and a cloud expert, Max brings his experience in measuring the digital economy’s footprint and advancing the SDIA’s roadmap towards making it sustainable and future-proof. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to the well-being of people and the planet as he is committed to creating a positive future for the next generation.

John Booth

John Booth

MD, Chair of DCA Energy Efficiency SIG

Carbon3it

John Booth is a well-known figure in EU data centre circles, primarily for his role as reviewer for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) (EUCOC)

He is also the chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s (DCA) Energy Efficiency & member of the Sustainability steering group, shaping the DCA’s policy on these topics as well as providing support to the DCA in other steering groups and the Alliance’s wider activities.

He is the Vice Chair of the British Computer Society, Chartered Institute for IT, Green IT specialist group.

He is also the Chair of the BSI TCT7/3 committee that works upon the EN50600 Data Centres Design and Build Standards and ISO/IEC 30134 series of Data Centre KPI’s (PUE ETC).

John also sits on the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (https://sdialliance.org/) and on the Infrastructure Masons (https://imasons.org/) Sustainability Committee.

He runs his own Green IT consultancy, Carbon3IT Ltd, providing support to organisations that are preparing to adopt various data centre standards including the more general standards such as Quality, Environment, Business Continuity, Information Security, and Energy Management. They also provide specialist niche consultancy in the field of Green IT including Data Centre Energy Efficiency & Sustainability

Carbon3IT Ltd is currently working on a number of data centre carbon footprinting projects for 2 major clients.

John is recently worked with the TIC Council developing audit criteria for the EU Taxonomy regulations.

John was recently received the Data Centre Solutions Magazine “Outstanding contribution to efficiency and sustainability” award for 2023.

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Steven Carlini

VP Innovation and Data Center

Schneider Electric

With extensive global experience, Steve leads the Energy Management
BU’s Office of Innovation and Data Center Solutions, a team focused on
spearheading Schneider’s data center, digital energy, and residential
businesses.

In 2023, Steve was named to Capacity Media’s Capacity POWER 100, a list of the “trailblazers, innovators and leaders driving the global digital infrastructure space.” In 2022, he joined the Forbes Technology Council. In 2020, he was named to Data Economy’s Future 100, the top 100 people to watch in the next decade. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s 5G-Next Generation Networks Programme.

Results-oriented, Steven transforms ideas into products, solutions and
systems. His areas of focus include innovation, AI, hydrogen,
sustainability, 5G and 6G, cloud and edge computing, DCIM, BMS, and
EDMS.

Jonas Caino

Business Development Director - Global Data Centres

Flakt Group

With over 20 years in the IT and data centre industry, Jonas Caino has an extensive background in data centre issues, regularly speaking on the future of data centre design and technology. Jonas is Business Development Director – Global Datacentre Solutions at FläktGroup. He holds an MBA from University of Leicester and a BSc (Hons) in Technology and Management from the University of Bradford. He is also a recognised fellow of the Institute of Sales Management. When Jonas is not in a meeting, on a site, on a plane or glued to his laptop; he spends his time enjoying Formula One and trying his best to keep fit.

Andras Meszaros

Andras Meszaros

Global Industry Segment Manager Power T&D, Datacenters

Harting

Andras Meszaros is globally responsible for market segment development since almost a decade and has spent the last five years to help data centres get online faster, fit more and be more energy efficient.

Markus Gerber

Sr. Business Development Manager

nVent

Markus has more than 15 years of experience in product management, marketing and sales for IT infrastructure products. He can boast a successful track record of working on numerous data center projects in the US and European market.

Andras Meszaros

Andras Meszaros

Global Industry Segment Manager Power T&D, Datacenters

Harting

Andras Meszaros is globally responsible for market segment development since almost a decade and has spent the last five years to help data centres get online faster, fit more and be more energy efficient.

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