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.
Andrew Fettes-Brown, Partner at RLB: Data Centres in the EMEA region
In this episode I am joined by Andrew Fettes-Brown, Partner at RLB. Andrew offers a great insight to the current data centre activity across the EMEA region.
Andrew shares how he started his career in the construction sector and how he made the transition to the world of data centres. He also outlines how the sector can make it an easier transition for those working in other sectors.
We then discuss RLB and their activity within the EMEA region. Andrew offers an insight to the work they conduct in the sector, the differences between geographies, and how the future looks for the sector.
Finally Andrew shares his views on the challenges the sector faces in 2023 and what we need to do to attract more talent.
Henry Sutton, Founder GDCA: Data Centres in the Gulf region
In this episode I am joined by Henry Sutton, founder of the Gulf Data Centre Association (GDCA). We discuss the reason behind forming the GDCA and take a look at what is happening in the Gulf region.
Henry shares how he started his career, how he made the move to the data centre sector, and why he ended up working in the Gulf region.
We then discuss the GDCA and why it is important to have an association focussed solely on the data centre sector in the Gulf region. Henry outlines the plans for the association and how you can get involved in the events taking place in 2023.
Finally we discuss the Gulf region: What happened in 2022? What can we expect in 2023? and what are the main challenges faced in the region?
This episode will provide you with a great insight to a region that is about to go boom!
Find out more about GDCA here - https://gulfdca.com/
Ben Palmer, DataX Connect: Recruiting in the EMEA region
In this episode I am joined by Ben Palmer from DataX Connect, a specialist data centre recruitment company.
Ben shares how starting his career in hospitality has helped to shape his career within recruitment, and how he ended up in the data centre sector.
We then discuss the EMEA region: What skills are in demand? What regions are busy? What type of companies are expanding? How is the sector coping with the talent shortage?
Finally we share some advice for people looking to start their career in the data centre sector.
Carrie Goetz, Jumpstart your career in Data Centers.
In this weeks episode I am joined by Carrie Goetz to discuss her recently released book, 'Jumpstart your career in Data Centers'. A book written to help attract more people to world of data centers.
Firstly we discuss how Carrie started her career in data centers and how her career has developed to where she is today.
We then discuss the book. Carrie explains why she decided to write the book, who the book is for, and what she hopes the book will achieve. Carrie explains how the book is intentionally written to be an easy read and to explain the sector in a way that everyone can understand.
We also cover diversity and the challenges around attracting more talent to the data centre sector. Carrie shares her views on why this is so important and also what we can all do to help make the sector a more welcoming place for all.
Kimberly Marreros, Business Program Manager at Microsoft: The value of internships
In this episode I am joined by Kimberly Marreros, Business Program Manager at Microsoft. Kimberly discusses her career and shares her experiences with internships in the data center sector.
We discuss how Kimberly started her career and how this resulted in her taking an internship with Microsoft. Kimberly shares the value of the internship and how it has benefited her career development.
We then discuss what internships are available in the data center sector and why it is not essential that you are from a tech background. We also cover the value of mentors, interview tips, and how the sector can attract more young talent.
This is a great discussion about how the sector can attract more young people to the world of data centers.
Alan Roche, Data Center Commissioning Market Lead at HDR: 'It's got to be right'.
In this weeks episode I am joined by Alan Roche, Data Center Commissioning Market Lead at HDR. Alan outlines how he made the transition from nuclear submarines to data centres and why the sector is such a great place for any veterans looking to start a new career.
Firstly we discuss Alan's career and how he made the transition from nuclear submarines to data centres. Alan outlines how he found the transition to the sector and why data centres provides a great career for any veterans looking for a new career.
Alan then shares an insight to commissioning. Alan outlines what it is and why it is such an importance process of a data centre development.
Finally we discuss talent and how we can attract more people to the sector. Alan conducts a lot of work in the veteran community and he is very passionate about helping more veterans make the transition to the world of data centers.