My name is Andy Davis and I am the host of the Inside Data Centre Podcast. On this podcast I will interview the people working in the data centre sector across the globe and tell their stories.. How did they first enter the sector? How have they developed their career? What are the challenges faced by the industry as it rapidly expands? What advice can they give others looking to work in the sector? If you work in the data centre sector, or you want to work in the sector, then this is the podcast for you.
Joshua Au: Keeping the Digital Heart Pumping.
In this episode I am joined by Joshua Au. Joshua has had an extensive career in the data centre sector and he is very passionate about improving the perception of the sector.
First we discuss Joshua's career in the sector and how he has progressed to where he is today. Joshua is also the Singapore Chapter Lead for iMasons and therefore he has an excellent insight to the current trends within the region.
We then discuss a number of key topics within the sector. Firstly we discuss the importance of sustainability and how we all have a part to play in ensuring the future growth of the sector. Then we look at the challenges around talent and how education is a vital component in producing the data centre engineers of tomorrow.
Joshua is very passionate and raises some great points around what the sector needs to do to continue along its rapid growth path. We need to keep the digital heart pumping!
Mike West, Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd: How secure is your data centre?
In this episode I am joined by Mike West, CEO at Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd. Mike shares his insight on the data centre sector and his views on the importance of cyber security as the sector expands.
Mike spent a number of years developing a company that specialised in the data centre sector. We discuss how he achieved the success and why learning and development was such a key component of the company.
Mike now runs a specialist data centre consultancy, DIAL, that advises a number of companies within the data centre sector. We discuss how the sector is evolving and what is driving clients decisions in the current market.
Finally we discuss cyber security and the importance of this factor within data centres. Mike outlines his concerns and also what the sector needs to do to manage this key challenge.
Angel Say, Resolve: Virtual Reality in Data Centres
In this episode I am joined by Angel Say, CEO at Resolve. Angel shares his insight on the use of Virtual Reality in the data centre sector.
Angel started his career in the robotics sector before a victory in a hackathon sparked the idea to establish Resolve. Resolve is now solving problems on some of the most complex construction projects in the world, including data centres.
We discuss how Virtual Reality can enhance the construction process and why there is a place for VR in the data centre sector.
Finally we discuss how else VR and AR can benefit the data centre sector, from training through to employee onboarding. VR is going to be a game change across the construction sector.
Angel provides a great insight to the use of Virtual Reality and how it will enhance all of our lives in the coming years.
Jim Hart, BCS: Technology & Power: The Energy Conundrum
In this weeks episode I am joined by Jim Hart, CEO of Business Critical Solutions. We discuss the latest BCS report that looks into the challenges around technology and power.
First we look back to our previous discussion where we reviewed the impact of covid on the data centre sector. Jim outlines what actually happened and whether this matched the findings in a previous report.
Then we discuss the latest report, Technology & Power: The energy conundrum. Jim talks through the findings in the report and how the power challenge is impacting data centre development.
Finally we talk about the future of the sector and what we can expect to impact the sector over the next 12 months.
Download the report here - https://www.bcs.uk.com/technology-power-the-energy-conundrum-summer-2021/
Greg Hayden, Ethos Engineering: Going for Growth
In this episode I am joined by Greg Hayden, CEO of Ethos Engineering based in Dublin, Ireland. Greg shares a great insight on two initiatives recently implemented by Ethos Engineering and also offers his views on a number of key topics in the data centre sector.
Greg started his career as a trainee engineer and he has worked his way up to a CEO of a highly successful European design consultancy. We discuss how Greg got to where he is today and also what advice he would give to anyone looking to make a similar career journey.
We then discuss 'Engineering Wow' and 'Going for Growth', two great initiatives recently launched by Ethos Engineering. Greg outlines what 'engineering wow' means to Ethos and why innovation is such an important element of the initiative.
'Going for Growth' has the ambitious target of doubling revenue and creating 150 jobs by 2025. We discuss how Ethos will achieve these targets and the importance of retention, attraction and learning & development.
Greg paints a great picture of Ethos Engineering and it is certainly a company that puts its employees at its core. It feels like the next stage of their journey is only just beginning..
Martin Murphy, AMS Helix: It’s the coolest sector in the world
In this episode I am joined by Martin Murphy, Co-Founder and Partner at AMS Helix. Martin has had a highly successful career in data centres and he provides an excellent insight to the industry.
Martin shares how he started his career in the data centre sector and how he worked his way to the COO of one of the worlds largest data centre real estate organisations. Martin then offers his views on how to develop your career to a senior leadership position.
We then discuss why Martin recently made the decision to start AMS Helix and what he believes they can offer the sector. We discuss how the sector needs further innovation to ensure it can sustain the long term growth.
Finally we touch on talent in the sector and how we all need to work harder to attract the data centre workforce of tomorrow!
Martin is very passionate about the data centre sector and he offers some excellent advice to anyone looking to develop a career in the industry.