Anthony Woodley - DCA Technical Director and Data Centre Manager ServerChoice
Anthony owns the responsibility for managing ServerChoice\'s data centres, both the day-to-day running and the strategic vision. He is well-versed in the latest standards and technologies, and has a personal mantra of ‘uptime is crucial’. Technical Knowledge and Qualifications Anthony has in-depth theoretical and working knowledge in all areas of data centres, including power, connectivity, fire suppression, cooling, layout, security, standardisation, energy efficiency, supplier management, and capacity and capability planning. He also project manages our new data centre builds. In addition, he is lead of the DCA steering group on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability for data centres in the UK. More recently, he is a contributing industry expert panellist on the BSI TCT7/3 standards committee working on the new EN50600 data centre standard. Anthony is an Associate member of British Institute of Facilities Management (ABIFM); Professional Member of the Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS) and is certified CDCD (Certified Data Centre Design).
Duncan Clubb- DCA Technical Director and Principle Consultant CSTechnology
Duncan Clubb is a Principal of CS Technology, running the EMEA Data Centre practice and has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, mostly in the Blue Chip Corporate sector. Duncan has an extensive in-depth knowledge of IT infrastructure and development, and has led several substantial programmes over the past few years. For CST, Duncan specialises in the development of global data centre strategies and migration programmes. His project management expertise is greatly supplemented by his sound knowledge of technology and his solid understanding of technical operational issues. Duncan has extensive experience in data centre projects, having project and programme managed many substantial projects for Blue Chip clients. He has also presented at several industry events, in the UK and overseas on a variety of subjects ranging from data centre energy efficiency to the impact of high-frequency trading systems on the global data centre market.
Dr.Shaun Smith- DCA Chief Technical Officer & Principle Consultant at Sorrento Data Centre Consultancy
Shaun is an experienced specialist in mechanical mission critical systems specialising in Data Centre Reviews, HVAC Systems, Energy Performance, CFD Modelling, and Testing & Commissioning. He is a professionally trained Low Carbon Consultant and a professional member of ASHRAE. He has had vast experience in developing Tier Allocation and Capacity Management tools with a particular expertise in the energy performance in buildings. Shaun provides expert advice in the compliance and implementation of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres and resides on the technical steering group for Data Centre best practice design and operation within the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Additionally Shaun provides expert advice on operational excellence using Data Centre management tools, practices and procedures. Shaun’s core interest is in Data Centre Best Practice, and optimising the performance and resilience within Mission Critical Environments.
Dr.Ian Bitterlin- DCA Technical Director & CTO Ark Continuity
With a BA Mathematics, a First Class BSc(Hons) Technology, a postgraduate Diploma in Design & Innovation and an Honorary Doctorate in Management, Ian’s long engineering career has taken him from the design office through site installation, design, service and sales to management. Since 2001 appointments include VP EMEA and AsiaPac for Active Power, International Sales Director for Chloride, CTO of Prism Power and in 2011 CTO of Ark Continuity, a developer of low-carbon critical infrastructure data-facilities. Ian is an active author of technical papers on critical power and cooling with presentations and keynote speeches made in numerous European and conferences worldwide. He is also the co-author for the CIBSE publication Guide K, Electricity in Buildings, in two chapters, UPS Systems and HV Switchgear, sits on the expert panel for the new data-centre standard, EN50600, the Data Centre Council of the UK ICT Trade Association, Intellect, and is a Member of several UK Engineering Institutions, including CIBSE, IET, BCS and the BIFM as well as the IEEE and DCA Technical Director covering Power Distribution for The Data Centre Alliance.
Dr.Robert Tozer- DCA Technical Director & CEO Operational Intelligence Ltd
Robert’s wide and extended experience in the Mission Critical Facilities industry working on design, reliability, energy efficiency and commissioning together with his academic achievements have provided him with the theoretical and practical tools to develop innovative solutions. These include free cooling designs, commissioning strategies, air management metrics and data centre energy assessment tools. He is author of over 40 papers on reliability and energy efficiency and refrigeration, has authored several patents on data centre free cooling designs, has written many white papers (in English and Spanish) and speaks regularly at Data Centre Dynamics conferences. In 2002 he was awarded the Institute of Refrigeration prize. He is a Visiting Fellow at South Bank University and has participated in many technical committees , ASHRAE, CIBSE, BREEAM, The Green Grid, European Code of Conduct and DCA Technical Director for Management and Operations for the Data Centre Alliance.
Pat McGill- DCA Technical Director & Head of Engineering Overbury Technology
Patrick McGill recently joined Overbury Technology as the Head of Engineering accountable for Leading Engineering Excellence and exceeding Client's expectations in the delivery of mission critical infrastructure projects and Data Centre Environments. Patrick has over 30 years experience of building services spanning design, delivery and operations and their supporting infrastructures. In the last 15 years has extensive experience in the Investment and Retail Banking Sector delivering mission critical Data Centre and Front Office Trading environments and creating operational excellence in critical environments management across EMEA, Americas and APAC.
Lee Funnell DCA Technical Director & EMEA Technical Manager for the Siemon Company
Lee Funnell has been working in the telecommunications industry for almost twenty years working for major manufacturers in fibre and copper structured cabling solutions before joining the Siemon Company as the EMEA Technical Manager in 2007 Lee holds technical qualifications such as Network Installation Management from the University of Gloucestershire, various City & Guilds qualifications in fibre optics and holds a CTP+ qualification from the Telecommunications Industry Association. Lee has also written several academic qualifications and regularly advises City & Guilds and other education bodies as a technical consultant. Lee is also a recognised trainer by the Charted Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD). Lee typically works with end users and consultants providing technical assistance with design documentation and technical standards updates. Lee is a regular speaker at various technical conventions across EMEA and is an active participant in many technical magazines and publications.
Dirk-AchimTellbach (AKA DA) DCA Technical Director GmbH and Director of Data Centre Solutions for Wusys GmbH
Dirk-Achim Tellbach, aka DA as he prefers to be known as was born in 1961, having graduated with a diploma in computer science (“Diplom-Informatiker US degree for Master of Computer Science) at the University in Erlangen; DA started his carrier as site manager for Siemens gaining him experience in planning and implementation of control technology. In his functions as project manager at Metromedia Group he contributed significantly to the development of one of the highest-performing data centres in Europe and went on to develop many important data connections including one for the University of Frankfurt. Cooperation with medium size and international DAX companies from Europe, USA and Asia as e.g. Deutsche Bank AG and DWS, Deutsche Telekom AG, Software AG, Microsoft and A dBrite have all contributed to his reputation as an expert in his field. In 2007 DA joined Wusys GmbH as Director Data Center Solutions based in Frankfurt and plays an active role as a Technical Director for the Data Centre Alliance (DCA)in GmbH.