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Mike West

Mike West

Mike is the founder and CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd. A recognised leader and expert in the sector, Mike has more than 20 years’ experience leading teams that design, build and operate some of the world’s most efficient, high-performing, resilient and high-profile facilities.

Working in all sectors of the data centre industry, Mike brings a unique insight into corporate, colocation and hyperscale requirements, whilst leading adoption of best practice and international design standards for existing and next generation facilities. This is combined with a strong understanding of facilities management in the critical engineering environment.

An entrepreneurial business leader and investor, Mike has deep commercial, strategic and operational knowledge of the data centre industry. With board leadership experience, including leading and exiting a highly successful data centre design services business, he continues to invest in the sector.

He currently has various international business interests and provides support for start-ups in the industry.

Stephen Whatling

Stephen Whatling

Stephen, the CEO of Keysource Group Limited, has supported and delivered some of the most secure and resilient digital infrastructure facilities in the world for major financial and corporate institutions. He has extensive experience in delivering projects and strategic consultancy for digital infrastructure having worked on data centre development in Europe, Asia and North America, and has published several papers on data centre issues and trends.

Most recently, Stephen has served as Managing Director of Keysource Limited, the digital infrastructure design, build and operations specialist. Previously, he has held executive level roles as EVP at SUPERNAP International, SUPERNAP Thailand where he was President, and at Digital Realty Trust where he was responsible for design and construction in Europe, delivering projects in UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and France.

Stephen has advised government bodies on market drivers and catalysts for attracting inward investment for digital infrastructure development. He has worked extensively with the investment community, advising on and carrying out due diligence for acquisitions and investments in the digital infrastructure market.

Mark Lambourne

Mark Lambourne

President of DIAL International, Mark has 30 years’ experience in data centre and digital Infrastructure acquisitions and management. Previously, he was involved in the creation and development of two data centre platform companies in Europe: as the COO for Global Switch and as the Managing Director Europe for Digital Realty Trust.

His experience spans the globe and he has recently provided advisory and site selection services on numerous sites across six geographical locations for a new data centre platform in the Middle East.

Other key projects include the provision of due diligence and advise on corporate colocation acquisition in Colombia; a project review for an 11-storey data centre development in South Korea; and the assessment of several potential acquisition sites for data centre use in Germany, France and the UK for an institutional fund and a data centre operating company.

Having worked with numerous successful data centre businesses, Mark has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ business and strategic objectives.

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