Data Centre Manager,
Wellcome Sanger Trust
Simon Binley is an accomplished Data Centre Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the IT sector. Today he leads a team of professionals providing highly resilient and data driven IT services for the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge; a world leader in genomic discovery, research and understanding. As one of the most important scientific undertakings of our generation, genomic research has rapidly advanced the ability of healthcare providers to successfully treat endemic conditions such as malaria and cancer. Crucial to the research efforts at Sanger is the provision of a high-performance compute, scalable data centre capacity and ultra-fast connectivity. A Senior Project Manager with expertise in programme management, strategy planning, management and implementation of large-scale enterprise projects, Simon Binley is responsible for ensuring that the institutes data centre infastruture is deployed and managed in as a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner as possible. As the amount of genomic data being generated by the Wellcome Sanger Institute continues to grow each day, no other edge data centre is as important to discoveries about human life, both now and in the future.