AFCOM Accepting Nominations for Data Center Manager of the Year Award
He or she will be an effective leader, run a highly efficient data center, work well under pressure, possess strong communication skills and keep up to date on the latest technologies in order to maintain his or her company edge.
Submissions will be accepted via an online application on the Data Center World website through December 13, and the winner will be announced at the Data Center World conference, held at the Mirage Hotel and Event Center in Las Vegas from March 18 through 22.
To qualify, nominees must be currently managing a large scale data center facility and have at least five years of experience in the field of data center management.
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Nominators should include specific details about the qualities of the nominee that make him/her stand out as a true innovator and leader in this industry.
The winner will be recognized at the upcoming Data Center World conference, interviewed and highlighted in the May/June issue of the official AFCOM magazine, Data Center Management, and automatically be placed on the panel of judges for Data Center Manager of the Year 2013.
This year winner was Tom Roberts, manager of data center facilities at Trinity Information Services.
Roberts was recognized for implementing a hot/cold aisle containment approach into his data centers, which reducing the facility utility consumption by 10 percent.
He also makes ongoing efforts to educate and network folks about facilities management, and to foster understanding and innovation.
Data Center Manager of the Year Award is a prestigious award because it is decided in large part by a peer group of IT professionals who have an intimate understanding of the problems facing this industry, said Jill Yaoz, CEO of AFCOM. shrinking budgets and expanding roles to capacity and bandwidth problems, we are looking to celebrate the most innovative ways data center managers are solving all of the complex issues they address daily at work.