The DCA Technical Council comprises of a representative from each of the DCA’s Special Interest Steering Groups
The Technical Councils overall objectives are:
To capture the data centre industry's own definition of best practice design, operation and management.
Develop standards that can clarify different data centre designs to those within and outside of the industry.
Research and evaluate new technologies and initiatives.
Share insight and experience to improve programmes of education.
Encourage innovation and methods to improve the data centre.
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Steve Hone – Technical Council VP
Steve Hone is the co-founder of Data Centre Alliance and sits on the management team as COO and acts as Technical Council VP. Having been in the IT Industry since the heady days of the .Com boom and has been lucky enough to work for and with some great people and organisations on critical IT projects over the years. In 2007 he co-founded Colofinder.co.uk, an independent data centre search and selection consultancy providing specialist advice and guidance on the colocation market globally. Prior to getting into IT and Data Centres Steve was an Electrical and Mechanical Chartered Engineer with the MOD before eventually moving into the commercial world of Sales and Management.
John Booth – Chair, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Steering Group
John holds a BSc (Honours) in Technology with Environment and Development with the Open University. Throughout his 30 year IT career, John has completed ICT projects throughout Europe (The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg and Switzerland) India, and the Asia Pacific Region (Cambodia, and Australia) John’s passion for energy efficiency and sustainability led him to set up Carbon³ IT Ltd in 2009, to focus on sustainable IT consultancy, providing information, products and services to clients looking to reduce energy costs and to reduce their IT impact on the environment. John is actively involved in BCS Green IT and Data Centre specialist group committees and have taken the Foundation Certificate in Green IT, the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, PRINCE 2 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation qualifications. John is a regular speaker at events on the topic of Green IT & Data Centres and is well known throughout the Data Centre Industry as a Sustainability Expert. Since December 2011, John has been the lead Assessor on the BCS CEEDA (Certified Data Centre Energy Efficiency Award) programme and since September 2012, I have been the reviewer of applications to become participants on the EU Code of Conduct for Data centres. John Chairs the DCA Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Steering Group which aims to ensure DCA members are fully informed and aware of developments, and are able to participate and comment on standards, guidelines and initiatives in this key area of focus for the data centre industry.
Find out more about the DCA Energy Efficiency & Cooling Group
David Hogg - Chair, Anti-Contamination Steering Group
David is managing director of 8 Solutions and has responsibility for the strategic development of the business into existing and new markets. David has spent the past 20 years developing and growing fast paced businesses within the service industry into exciting market sectors. 8 Solutions has been decontaminating data centres within EMEA for the past 24 years and has been closely involved in the development of best practice methods for ensuring that contamination is reduced within these environments. As the IT equipment within data centres becomes ever more densely constructed then this area of risk will increase. 8 Solutions were involved in the construction of the DCA Best practice paper on anti-contamination. David Chairs the DCA Anti-Contamination steering group which aims to ensure that DCA members are fully informed and aware of developments, and are able to participate and comment on standards, guidelines and initiatives in this key area of focus for the data centre industry.
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Martin Grigg - Chair, Site Access Control & Security Steering Group
Martin is a senior security consultant, lecturer and technical author on the subject of integrated electronic security systems. Most of his time is taken up in a specialist security consultancy practice which gives him access to new problems, new solutions and new technology every day. Working at the front line keeps him constantly up to date with current thinking and practices. Martin lectures on behalf of Kings College London for the government’s nuclear threat reduction programme and for the University of Central Lancashire on \'Physical Protection Systems\' and \'Security by Design\' which are both sessions for the Nuclear Safety, Security & Safeguards MSc. Having an extensive background in identifying and mitigating security issues puts Martin in a good position to understand data centre industry specific needs and guide the steering group to productive and useful outputs. On a personal level it is an opportunity for Martin to share his knowledge and hopefully influence the industry to promote good practice in relation to access control and security.
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Narinder Dio Bsc, MSyI - Vice Chair, Site Access Control & Security Steering Group
Narinder Dio graduated with a degree in Electronic Systems Engineering in 1986 has since worked in the security industry in a number of roles including design engineering, management, marketing and project delivery. The thirty years of experience has included working with Access Control Systems manufacturers, systems providers and installers. Narinder has worked extensively in many parts of the world, delivering a variety of projects in the commercial and Government sectors which has given him a great depth of security risk and product knowledge to deliver a holistic security solution. This includes Automated Access Control, CCTV, ANPR, Perimeter Intruder Detection systems (PIDS), Intruder Detection Systems (IDS), Security Management Systems (SMS), IP solutions, Turnstiles and Road blockers. An area in which Narinder has particular experience is Data Centre security where he has designed and project managed integrated security systems for a range of clients including the Police, Security Services and commercial organisations. Narinder is active in the wider security industry including being a member of The Security Institute and the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.
Find out more on the DCA Site Access Control & Security Group