Speaker Group: Talent

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 »

Nils Gerstle

Nils has worked in many different environments over the years, from SMEs to corporates, and has managed teams, led people, and formulated and implemented strategies. He has designed, built and delivered data centres in many African countries. Nils believes that a data centre project always begins with understanding its commercial purpose and must be designed… 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 »

Dr Ayotunde Coker

Dr Ayotunde Coker is one of the leading players in the development of the data centre industry in Africa and is the Chairperson of an influential industry group, the Africa Data Centres Association. Before joining OADC as Chief Executive Officer, Dr Coker led Rack Centre to becoming a household name in Nigeria and a leading… Read more »