Mike Goodwin | Practicing Consultant Engineer | Dunwoody LLP
Partner at Dunwoody LLP. An engineer committed to improving standards and solution through development, information sharing and innovation. Served for over 20 years on the CIBSE Regional Committees and Council. Involved with the design of IT critical facilities for over 35 years.
Steve Hone | Industry Standards and Professional Institution | The Data Centre Trade Association
With over 25 years experience in IT communications industry, in 2010 Steve co-founded the Data Centre Trade Association known globally as the DCA. Steve also sits on a number of steering committees, advisory boards and is passionate about driving the adoption of best practice within the sector.
Gavan Mackenzie | Specialist Project Delivery Consultant | sineQN
CEO at sineQN, working with visionary clients and ambitious teams to deliver smart and more sustainable data centre infrastructure, Gavan founded the firm in 2007. Over the last 3 years Gavan has reshaped sineQN to respond to Client demand and concentrate on Development Management. Initially working on site & power identification across EMEA, Gavan helps clients convert development opportunities for micro, edge and hyperscale infrastructure. He is focused on harnessing the rapid changes across renewable energy, software driven infrastructure, and community sensitive data centre development.
Sophia Flucker | Director | Operational Intelligence
Director at Operational Intelligence, who offer a blend of consultancy and training designed to help their clients optimise their facility performance throughout the project cycle.
Astrid Wynne | Sustainability Lead | Techbuyer
Astrid is Sustainability Lead at Techbuyer, chair of the DCS Sustainability special interest ground and represents on the CEDaCI research programme into Circular Economy solutions for the data centre sector.
Sam Bainborough | Global Key Account Director | Vertiv
A mechanical engineer with a key focus on the indirect and Chiller Markets focusing on OPEX and CAPEX with a keen understanding of the TCO and WUE areas of the energy efficiency and power usage.
Adelle Desouza | Founder | HireHigher
From Datacentre infrastructure, to telecommunications to managed services and cloud services and now the founder of HireHigher, I work in both the UK and Australia to drive aspirations and awareness of career and development opportunities for young people. With a passion for the data centre and wider industries I have a passion and a purpose 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.
Neil Grocock | Director of Data Centre Projects | RPS
A Chartered Surveyor & Chartered Project Manager with over 20 years’ commercial experience currently specialising in the delivery of critical systems projects including Data Centres, electrical and mechanical services and fire detection and suppression.
Thomas Wawra | Standards | TUV
Thomas Wawra studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and is an entrepreneur with more than 22+ years’ experience in the Datacentre field and consulting the financial industry. He developed sales and strategic partnerships with Microsoft, SAP and IBM and opened up offices in London, Singapore and Germany and spent more than 6 years in the States. He started businesses and congresses and made them market leader in their industry in short time. Thomas has been a speaker, organizer and moderator at several international conferences and developed training materials and compliance trainings for financial institutions for the Data Centre industry. He has been providing consulting and training services to the IBM Data Centre Team for many years and he has become very familiar with their Hyperledger blockchain architecture and IBM Watson project on AI technology.
Jon Evans | Director | Total Data Centre Solutions
Jonathan Evans began his career in the sector designing computer room in the early 80’s. In 2003 he founded Total Data Centre Solutions to advise on all aspects of co-location, particularly start-ups. Jonathan and his team then worked with co-location companies in Ireland, UK, Norway and Luxembourg and recently EcoDataCenter in Sweden. He is passionate about all the latest technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of the industry.
Peter Betts | Engineering Director | Virtus
Peter is the Engineering Director at VIRTUS. Since joining the team in 2015, he has been responsible for all aspects of engineering strategy, design and commissioning across the entire VIRTUS portfolio. With over 30 years of experience in senior mission critical roles, Peter is fluent in all aspects of engineering design and operations in data centre systems.