Prof. Robert Tozer
One of the world’s most preeminent data centre cooling experts
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 60 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 DatacenterDynamics conferences. He received the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Industry at the inaugural DCD LATAM awards in 2012. He is a Visiting Professor at London South Bank University and has participated in many technical committees (ASHRAE, CIBSE, BREEAM, The Green Grid, and European Code of Conduct).
An industry expert with an extensive track record in delivering complex engineering systems on time and on budget
David has over 30 years’ experience in the design, installation and commissioning of large scale engineering systems and prior to joining OI he spent the previous 15 years in a senior management role within a multidisciplinary, international consultancy. His specialism is high availability engineering systems and he has an extensive track record in delivering complex engineering systems on time and on budget. He has broad experience of operational risk analysis having undertaken many studies utilizing Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Certification, IST management and Risk Based Maintenance. He has provided independent advice to clients on energy efficiency of data centres and has been used as an independent specialist on a number of significant failure events. As a project manager he has an extensive track record in delivering projects within a team environment and has the ability to present complex issues in a non-technical way.
Award Winning Young Mission Critical Engineer
Sophia has worked as an engineering consultant on a variety of projects in several countries, delivering data centre design, commissioning and risk and energy assessments. She has worked alongside operations teams to help clients to manage their critical environments. Her experience includes developing low energy data centre cooling solutions, creating analytical and reporting tools, leading teams and business development. Sophia won the prize for Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year at the Datacentre Awards 2007. She has been an active participant of various industry groups on data centre energy efficiency and has published and presented work in this area.
Dr. Beth Whitehead
ASSOCIATE SUSTAINABILITY ENGINEER
PhD in Data Centre Sustainability
Beth has been involved in energy and risk reduction workshops and assessments with OI for three years. She has a multidisciplinary knowledge of buildings, and has worked with operations teams to understand their use of energy in the data centre. Beth completed a PhD on the sustainability of data centres in 2013, which draws together the environmental impact from energy consumption and material extraction in data centres.
She has also designed a software tool to enable design engineers to engage in the optimisation of life cycle impacts, and has presented on the topic at a number of industry conferences. She has worked as a structural engineer on a wide variety of projects, from the early stages of concept design through to completion on site, and has experience in managing teams and business development.
Marco has been working in the HVACR industry for nearly 25 years, with experience in sectors ranging from retail, lodging, hospitals, life sciences, and critical facilities.
With a background in refrigeration Marco specialises in chilled water hydraulic systems and is active in areas from client training, hydraulic system design, controls system design, and fault finding.
Colin has been involved in engineering and construction for over 35 years and has extensive experience in project management and client’s representative roles. His knowledge of both M&E disciplines brings a practical approach to tackle on-site challenges.
Colin has worked around world and provided specialist procurement and risk mitigation consulting to a range of clients in a property development environment. This includes developing technical specifications and acceptance testing criteria along with factory acceptance testing and validation, ensuring that client expectations are clearly defined and communications between stakeholders are properly aligned.
Colin was part of the commissioning team for the initial Canary Wharf development and the de-commissioning of parts of the Old Brompton Heart and Lung Hospital and commissioning of the new Brompton Heart and Lung Hospital.
ACTIVE LEARNING SPECIALIST
Rosemary’s background is in education and training in the further education sector
She has extensive experience of designing and delivering training programmes for teachers, trainers and managers. Her approaches focus firmly on active learning, and the application of skills, knowledge and theory to real work contexts.
She works closely with organisations to tailor training programmes to their particular needs. She has been involved in major government development projects, most notably the Teaching and Learning Programme where she contributed to the development of on-line training materials made nationally available to education and training providers.
She has written or co-authored a range of publications and training manuals including ‘Little acorns taking root: systematic approaches to good practice transfer within organisations’, ‘Quality Health Check for Whole Organisation Approach to Skills for Life’
Covadonga Pardo Sanchez
ELECTRICAL ENERGY RESEARCHER
Cova has experience in engineering and education and focuses on developing course material. Cova’s background is in Physics and she is currently working on an PhD in Electrical Engineering, focused in characterisation of thin film Silicon photovoltaic cells.