Speaker Group: Speakers 24

Mike Meyer

Mike Meyer is Managing Director of Portman Partners and supports firms in the digital infrastructure space to find the best leadership talent. He has more than 27 years of experience across digital infrastructure, datacenter, IT, and telecoms businesses and as a seasoned director, founder, and entrepreneur, Mike has an established track record of evaluating and… Read more »

Dr Quin Jernigan

Dr. Quin Jernigan joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2021 following a successful early career in university education. Her experience in teaching, assessment and curriculum development, led to a role as a learning experience designer for data center operations engineers. Here, she developed upskilling and training programs, resulting in employee advancement. Currently, Dr. Jernigan is… Read more »

Mahmoud Bennani

Mahmoud is a Senior Associate at the newly launched Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund. He joined from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), where he spent 5 years based both in Paris and Abidjan. He has 8+ years of global experience and 5+ years of experience in Africa. Mahmoud has experience across multiple sectors including Digital Infrastructure, Logistics,… Read more »

Mark Acton

As both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional with over 25 years of experience in the data centre sector Mark has been a specialist in the field of data centre operations and technical management for more than 2 decades. During this time he has focussed on the delivery of business critical services from highly… Read more »

Heath Andersen

A mechanical engineer and data centre project director and design manager.  Heath leads teams, develops designs and supervises data centre construction. His strength and passion is in strategically developing and managing data centre design, from feasibility through to operations. He works with data centre operators, enterprise clients, property developers, private equity firms and consulting teams…. Read more »

Neels Van Niekerk

Neels van Niekerk is an Executive Director at EQUATE and a registered Professional Quantity Surveyor. Neels has nineteen years’ experience working alongside industry leaders in the built environment, but specialising in the commercial aspects of Data Centre construction and has been involved in Data Centre projects across five continents, majority of them having been constructed… Read more »

Henning Rasmuss

An Architect living in South Africa, with completed project experience in 23 countries in continental Africa and in Brazil. Henning is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about fast-developing African capital cities, and have spent the past ten years of my working life with continental African clients and their projects. In this setting, he has worked more as… Read more »