Mark’s role as Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting is to provide data centre specific thought leadership and technical direction to CBRE’s Global Data Centre Solutions (DCS) business and clients to ensure that the DCS service offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark worldwide within the data centre sector. CBRE Data Centre Solutions offers clients a full suite of data centre specific service including technical consulting, facilities management, engineering, project management, risk reviews, certifications and diligence reports as well as a range of IT specific services in the data centre. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry Mark has specialised in the field of Data Centre Operations for over 20 years, concentrating on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class 24x365 Data Centres. This has included consultancy and technical advice as well as senior management roles responsible for service delivery and both strategic and operational management within the industry. A Technical Operations Manager with extensive international experience and solid technical skills covering both Data Centre Facilities Design and IT Operational and Technical Management. A regular public speaker and industry advisor on data centre technical issues, currently acting as consultant to several leading data centre operators and solutions developers as well as being involved in European data centre Standards development and the current Chair of the Best Practice Committee for the European Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency.