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Annette is the VP of Dark Fibre Solutions for Zayo in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands, owning the P&L for Zayo’s dark fibre business within the Northern European region. This business unit covers all aspects of the service offering and includes engineering, service delivery, service management, product, marketing and finance.

Before leading the dark fibre team, Annette was the commercial director for Zayo in Northern Europe where she managed the full product suite including cloud, connectivity and colocation services. Annette’s experience previous to managing Zayo’s product portfolio was leading the Sales team working with companies in the wholesale and service provider sectors. Previous to Zayo, Annette held senior positions at Geo Networks and BT.

Outside of work, Annette likes spending time with her three young sons and watching sport, two pastimes she is hoping will converge when her sons get older.

Mr. Collerton is the Managing Director of the Uptime Institute in Europe, Middle East and Africa, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in the region. Mr. Collerton joined the Uptime Institute in April 2012, and has established a dynamic team based in London and Dubai, focusing on the EMEA region. Mr. Collerton frequently represents the Uptime Institute at data centre industry events, drawing on his expertise in designing, building and operating data centres. He has gained extensive experience in data centre operations, data centre training and staffing, consolidation of data centres and establishment of data centres in new markets and geographies.


Steve Sims has worked in the fire suppression industry for over 21 years, starting out as a designer and moving on to sales and sales-team management across EMEA.  He is currently a Business Development Manager, specialising in gaseous suppression systems. Tyco Fire Protection Products (part of Johnson Controls), are world-leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative life-safety and security products, with a National Head Office in Manchester.