• DataCentres North 2018 will be held on the 1 & 2 May #DCNorth_Expo
  • Last chance for DC North Dinner tickets - Booking will close at 3pm today (Wednesday 25 april)

Adrian is an Electrical Engineer working as Sen. Project Manager at Securiton Ltd. in Switzerland. He has been actively involved in the specification of fire detectors capable of supporting Early Warning Systems for protecting mission critical installations in various industries.

Dr Theresa (Terri) Simpkin is the Higher and Further Education Principal at CNet Training the Program Leader and co-author of the worlds’ and only Master’s Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management.
Terri has enjoyed a successful career which spans academic leadership at Anglia Ruskin University, general management and human resources management in the private sector. She has worked with SMEs, large corporate clients, industry associations and government agencies in Australia for over a decade, managing complexity and designing business wide, integrated change interventions is a particular professional interest and capability.
Terri holds qualifications in business management and degrees in both Human Resources Management and Commerce. Her current areas of academic interest are the business implications of the second machine age, gender issues in the Data Centre sector and emerging leadership paradigms. She is a chartered member of the CIPD and AHRI, a member of the Infrastructure Masons and a Churchill Fellow.


The Global Data Centre Partnership is a group of independent, carrier-rich, and customer-focused data centres, working alongside a professional services technology company to offer a better choice of facilities supporting a single or multi-site strategy – locally and globally. Colin Woods has over 17 years’ experience in delivering complex Technology services primarily around Data Centre, Cloud and IaaS, but also telecommunications and Internet traffic management. He has held senior sales roles in TelecityGroup (now Equinix), Internap, Volta Data Centres and most recently PSTG where he runs the GDCP (Global Data Centre Partnership) to help businesses transition into Data Centres and Cloud environments.