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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.

Inside Data Centre Podcast Andy Davis

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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 Stevens, President & CEO CNet Training - Leaving a legacy to the data centre sector

    Andrew Stevens, President & CEO CNet Training - Leaving a legacy to the data centre sector

    In this episode I am joined by Andrew Stevens, President & CEO of CNet training. Andrew is very passionate about the data centre sector and he leads a market leading company within training and education. 

    First we discuss how Andrew started his career and why he created CNet training.  Andrew outlines how training has evolved across his career and why organisations are now putting a much greater emphasis on investing in employee development.

    We then cover the Digital Futures Programme and how Andrew was instrumental in establishing this industry first education programme. Andrew shares how he took the idea from a concept to a reality. 

    Finally we look to the future, what is next for CNet training and what legacy Andrew wants to create within the data centre sector. 

    Andrew has a great passion for the sector and he shares some excellent advice on how we can continue to develop over the coming years. 

    • 41 min
    Patrick Quirk, CTO Nautilus Data Technologies: Changing the Data Center environment.

    Patrick Quirk, CTO Nautilus Data Technologies: Changing the Data Center environment.

    In this episode I am joined by Patrick Quirk, CTO Nautilus Data Technologies. Nautilus are on a quest to change the data centre environment and Patrick is leading the technological developments.

    Patrick outlines how he started his career in technology and why he made the decision to join Nautilus. He also offers some advice on how others can develop a successful career and progress to a leadership position.

    We then discuss Nautilus and the latest news from within the organisation. This includes the recent and future data centre developments, and the announcement of the only OCP ready colo facility in North America.

    Finally we dive into the importance of sustainability and how the data centre sector is evolving to meet customer demand.

    Patrick offers a great insight to Nautilus and some excellent views on sustainability and career development.

    • 37 min
    The Digital Futures Programme: Developing the future talent for the data centre sector.

    The Digital Futures Programme: Developing the future talent for the data centre sector.

    In this weeks episode I am joined by Mike Halliday from ALET,  Mike Hook from LMG, and Candace Rose from UTC Heathrow. We discuss the recently established Digital Futures Programme, a data centre training programme specifically focussed on 14-19 year olds.

    Firstly we discuss why the Digital Futures Programme was established and how the idea came about. The programme enables young people to gain an insight and education into the data centre sector.

    We then cover what the programme entails and discuss a recent challenge day that enabled to students to get a great insight to the data centre sector. 

    Finally we discuss the impact the programme will have on young people and why collaboration is so important when you are looking to solve a skills shortage.

    • 45 min
    Vlad-Gabriel Anghel, DCPRO Training: Developing the future generation of data centre talent.

    Vlad-Gabriel Anghel, DCPRO Training: Developing the future generation of data centre talent.

    On this weeks episode I am joined by Vlad-Gabriel Anghel, Head of Product at DCPro Training. Vlad gives a great insight to the importance of training within the data centre sector.

    Firstly we discuss Vlad's career and how an interest in gaming and computers resulted in him studying computer science at university. Rather than following the normal route into software Vlad followed his passions and ended up in the world of data centres at DC Pro.

    We then discuss training in the data centre sector. What training is available, how it is continuously evolving, why companies are now putting a much greater emphasis on training, and what the future looks like from a training perspective. 

    Finally we discuss the general perception of the data centre sector and what we can all do to increase the flow of talent joining the industry.

    Vlad is very passionate about data centres and he has some excellent ideas on how we can manage the current challenges faced by the sector.

    • 33 min
    Chad Harris, Whinstone Data Centers: Building a 700MW Bitcoin Mining Data Center

    Chad Harris, Whinstone Data Centers: Building a 700MW Bitcoin Mining Data Center

    In this episode I am joined by Chad Harris, CEO of Whinstone Data Centers. Chad leads the team building North Americas single largest Bitcoin mining and hosting data center, based in Rockdale Texas.

    Chad is a serial entrepreneur and we discuss how his extensive career in business resulted in the creation of Whinstone Data Centers. Chad also shares some insight on why entrepreneurs have that innate drive to be successful.

    We then cover Whinstone Data Centres, how they were created, what they do, why the facility is different from a standard data centre, and how the company has evolved since they were acquired by Riot Blockchain. You can hear the passion in Chad's voice when he talks about the company, there is no doubt big things are on the horizon for Riot Whinstone! 

    Finally we talk about the impact the facility has had on the wider community. Chad shares some stories of some of the amazing work they have done to improve the life of everyone within Rockdale.

    You will enjoy this one, it is a great episode!

    • 36 min
    Joshua Au: Keeping the Digital Heart Pumping.

    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!

    • 42 min

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