Archives: Speakers

Nikki Blake

Nikki Blake is an experienced data centre professional with a passion for innovation and technology. She works at Bergvik Southern Africa as the Business Development Manager for Africa and is a member of the Women in Technology Forum and the General Secretary for the ADCA (Africa Data Centre Association). With over a decade of industry… Read more »

Adv. Mtho Xulu

Adv. Mtho Xulu holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree at UNISA. His areas of specialization include Commercial Law and Corporate Governance. After completing his LLB degree, Adv. Xulu was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2011.  As a National Business leader,… Read more »

Tertius Swart

Tertius Swart is registered professional engineer with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and has passion for business and entrepreneurship. He has over 10 years experience in construction and sales environments. As the Director of the Technical Division at Hilti South Africa, he currently leads team of professionals and engineers at Hilti which contribute to… Read more »

Ed Ansett

Ed Ansett is a pioneer of the mission-critical facilities industry specializing in data centre high availability power systems. He is a recipient of the DatacenterDynamics Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry and founder of i3 Solutions Group – a specialist data centre MEP consulting engineering firm globally recognised for its design expertise, future thinking and… Read more »

David McAuley

David is a specialist in infrastructure for data centres. He established Bitpower in 2017. Bitpower offers insights and services to clients in the data industry. David’s extensive background in energy technology and sustainability with Irish and EU policymakers provides a unique position from which to advise data centre developers and operators. David previously worked with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

Menno Parsons

Menno Parsons founded Master Power Technologies in 1999, a critical power and Data Centre solutions provider that brings innovative and quality solutions to the market. Menno has led the company to evolve from an entity selling solely UPS systems to the continent’s largest turnkey Data Centre solutions provider. Master Power Technologies has a footprint in… Read more »

Ryan Sher

As C.O.O., Ryan is responsible for global non-shareholder sales, developing and managing all WIOCC Group product offerings, network operations, and procurement. Ryan joined WIOCC in 2009, having held senior-level roles over eight years with Reliance Globalcom (previously FLAG Telecom). He holds an M.B.A. from the London Business School and a degree in Electrical Engineering from… Read more »