Keppel DC Dublin 1 is a result of our industry-leading experts who possess proven track record in designing, developing, and operating data centres. By delivering large scale data centre space and tailor-made colocation solutions to enterprises, we ensure quality and cost efficiency. Keppel DC Dublin 1 forms a part of the portfolio of Keppel DC REIT, the first data centre real estate investment trust listed in Asia.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry veteran in data destruction services specialising in end of life data storage equipment and devices. Co-Founder of Circular Data Solutions Ltd the EMEA distribution partners of Secure IT Engineered Solutions manufacturers and suppliers of NSA approved data destruction equipment to Governments and Commercial organisations.
Mike has focused his business on developing ‘in-house’ and managed services for a range of data destruction solutions. Driven by the need for organisations to ensure the chain of custody of their data is not broken.
He has recently been appointed a Partner with Host in Ireland and is a specialist speaker and panellist on all matters relating to ‘end of life data’ within a GDPR framework.
Valerie Walsh is the Vice President of Asset Management for Digital Realty in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ms. Walsh joined Digital Realty as one of its first employees in Europe, through an acquisition in 2006. As Head of Asset Management, she has responsibility for the financial performance of the portfolio of 35 properties in EMEA, ensuring the company maintains continued growth through successful new signings, on-going control of expenses and retaining required returns on capital invested in the region. Over the course of her 10-plus years’ experience with Digital Realty, Ms. Walsh has been actively involved in financial management of each property from inception to full occupancy, which included the development of 16 new data centres, ten ground up new developments and six redeveloped properties, as well as the integration of large acquired portfolios (Sentrum in 2012 and Cheetah in 2016). She is an integral part of the Digital Realty leadership team in the EMEA region.
Peter currently leads Enel X’s client facing activities within Ireland. Prior to this, he spent 10 years in various management and market development positions within the Danish headquartered building technologies organisation, the VKR-Group. A mechanical engineering graduate with a MSc in energy from the Dublin Institute of Technology, he has been involved in the design and project management of award winning energy efficient buildings and systems across Europe, APAC and the US.
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Ciarán Delaney is a self-motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking professional with 10-plus years of extensive experience in the telecoms industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of submarine/terrestrial cable systems and telecom/transport equipment at layer 1, 2 and 3. Mr. Delaney has a proven record of not only leading a large technical group but also designing, planning and implementing large network projects.
With over 15 years in the ICT industry, Tanya began her career in the Telecoms sector with roles at both KPNQwest and Esat BT. Tanya then joined Interxion in 2001, where she held a number of positions before becoming Managing Director in 2005. Tanya’s customer focus coupled with a strong understanding of both business and technical requirements has propelled Interxion’s success in the Irish data centre market. Tanya has played a vital role in the positioning and development of Interxion’s data centres in Ireland. Tanya holds a degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College, Dublin as well as a postgraduate qualification in Business Studies. She has extensive experience in the management of complex customer environments, capital-intensive projects, as well as in strategic business development. In addition, Tanya is the Vice Chair of the Telecoms Internet Federation Outsourcing Group in Ireland. Email: email@example.com
Matt is a highly experienced engineer and with 28 years of experience. A Consulting Engineer, Matt joined Kedington in 1995 initially as a Senior Design Engineer. Subsequently he was appointed head of its IP Infrastructure division in 1997 and became Managing Director in 2003. Matt has a proven track record of growing and developing Kedington’s networking business across several markets and segments. Kedington is now employing circa 200 staff and is the leading IT networking company in Ireland.
As Group Operations Director, Mark Flanagan has overall responsibility for operational activities across all of Kirby’s business units and regions. Working closely with the Group’s Managing Director, Mark is centrally involved in the direction of company operations to achieve client satisfaction and overall team performance. Mark brings over 20 years of extensive industry experience to the Host in Ireland Executive Committee.
Paul Carthy is a high-energy, results-oriented and commercially-sharp Sales Manager with a proven track record and consummate ability to broaden contacts and networks and create real opportunities internationally. He is a strategic thinker and innovative manager specialising in new business development, market share and customer relationship management.
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Ivan Habovcik is a successful international manager with a career of repeat success growing sales, revenue and profits. Ivan has opened several business entities, implemented strategies for accelerated growth or turnaround of organisations and has led the successful consolidation of several others. He has a strong results-oriented personality and proven success record in general management, sales, public relations, business development, M&As, and transforming businesses. Ivan has international experience in mature and emerging markets across Central Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as business development for single phase UPS in Central Eastern Europe and Israel, a region with 15 countries and 12 languages. For more than a decade, he served as the Country Manager or ITB Vice President in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Vietnam. Ivan is fluent in English, Russian, Czech and Slovak languages, and understands German, Polish and Vietnamese.
Gavan Plunkett joined Siemens in January 2016 as a Global Account Manager working with major international key accounts for the design, build and operation of their data centres throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Gavan is responsible for development, profitable growth, collaboration and life cycle management within the data centre market for all of Siemens Solutions Portfolio, including Building Automation, Fire, Security, DCIM, Energy Management Solutions, LV/MV/HV and Busway. Prior to joining Siemens, Gavan spent 17 years in the IT and telecommunications industries, having worked with BT and Colt Technology Services. Within these positions, Gavan was focused heavily on data centre solutions.
Senior executive with over 20 year's proven track record of success in sales & marketing. Founded tech startup Fort Technologies and took from concept, bootstrapping, market identification, beta, launch, angel & seed VC investment to growth. Completed trade sale of the business to larger US software company in 2012. Managed the sales and marketing function for an Irish technology business doubling the company’s turnover within two years. While in this position Noel built and managed a sales team, executed multiple advertising and public relations campaigns and won large public and private contracts for the business. In the technology sector Noel has headed up the sales and marketing effort for a Plc within the Irish market, this included the market launch of the business in Ireland and all business development activities bringing the business from a loss making to profitable situation.