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I ENJOY GOING FOR WALKS AND CYCLING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE , OR JUST SPENDING TIME EXPLORING THE COASTLINE WITH MY WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN .
DEEP DIVE fast-paced technology-based setting these must continue to remain relevant .
How do you deal with stress and unwind outside the office ?
It ’ s important to enjoy time with those we care about and what is around us . I ’ m fortunate that I live close to the sea and the South Downs as I enjoy going for walks and cycling in the countryside , or just spending time exploring the coastline with my wife and three children .
What do you currently identify as the major areas of investment in your industry ?
Data Centre Real Estate investment is currently perceived as less risky than traditional real estate investment and traditional technology . While we ’ ve seen a significant number of acquisitions in the past 12 – 24 months , there are a lot of legacy facilities on the market and numerous that are not in a good standing to be able to deal with both the changing demands and future trends of IT deployments . Nor are a lot well-positioned to accommodate the demands that will be placed on owners and operators to accommodate the necessary requirements associated with the inevitable ESG agenda already discussed .
What are the region-specific challenges you encounter in your role ?
In the UK there are well-documented challenges around recruitment and the skills shortage . I feel

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passionately that we must continue to educate and attract good people early on in their careers , to ensure that we have an adequate resource and succession in place to continue to drive at the fast pace we need to . Our industry is full of great opportunities as the sector continues to grow , offering career progression , job security and the chance to travel the world and work on some fantastic projects that can change the way people live their lives for the better .
What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the coming months ?
In the past year I have moved from leading the consultancy and professional services team into a Technical Director role across the Keysource group . I am supporting both our operational and delivery teams in maintaining our high standards and continuing to develop the capability across the globe . A key focus has been our product set across the group to deliver more strategic-focused services including technical due diligence and maturing our offering of sustainability aligned services and partnerships . � www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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