Robert Davidson

Head of Network Strategy | Digital Realty Asia Pacific

Robert Davidson joined Digital Realty in 2019, and currently serves as Head of Network Strategy, APAC. Based in Hong Kong, he has over 25 years of international leadership experience deploying and operating global networks across Europe, The Americas and Asia Pacific in industries such as Telecommunications and Engineering.

Prior to joining Digital Realty, Robert has held various Engineering and Operations leadership roles and most recently, Robert was with CenturyLink Communications where he was responsible for building their global telecommunications infrastructure outside of the continental US. Additionally, under his leadership, Robert has proven his expertise by turning around a negative cash flow business unit under 5 years, and ultimately contributing to the reorganization of CenturyLink’s International operations. Robert was also responsible for the deployment of the Iridium Data Services offering where he previously served as a Senior Engineer. Robert started his telecommunications career at BellCore in New Jersey, rising to the tole of Senior Engineer before leaving to join Iridium.

Globally, Robert is a well-established leader who is equipped with broad technical and operations abilities. He has extensive hands-on experience in pre-sales, service delivery and assurance for complex international solutions, and continues to lead the regional network strategy today in Digital Realty. Robert graduated from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, USA with a Bachelor degree in Philosophy.

Expertise: Network Strategy, Leadership, Planning Engineering, Operations Management, Business Development, Regional Network Expansion

Mark Smith

Managing Director for Asia Pacific | Digital Realty

Mark Smith joined Digital Realty in December 2018 as the Asia Pacific Managing Director. His key role is to lead the company’s overall operational and business growth in the Asia Pacific Region. Mr Smith comes to Digital Realty with more than two decades of experience in APAC, most recently as Managing Director, APAC for Zettagrid Asia.  A Mandarin and Japanese language speaker, Mr Smith also has senior leadership experience with companies including Thomson Reuters Japan Ltd., where he served as President, and, CenturyLink (formerly Savvis Inc.), where he was Managing Director-Asia Pacific. Mr Smith has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. Minor Degree in Mandarin Chinese from University of Puget Sound, Washington.

 

 

 

Jay Weon Khym

Country Manager, Korea | Digital Realty

I have been appointed as Country Manager – Korea of Digital Realty since August, 2019 in the middle of engagement in network/connectivity consulting services from Dec-2018. We are building our own Digital Seoul 1 (ICN10) located within Sangam Digital Media City (DMC) which supports up to 12MWs of critical IT capacity with a robust, diversified and truly carrier neutral connectivity platform with the build completion in January 2022. Before joining, I had run my own start-up consulting firm of Khym & Jay Global which provided telecom consulting practices, marketing/sales support, account management and new market development in East Asia – mainly Japan and Korea for about 4 years.  I left AT&T Wholesale Asia Pacific in Mar-2015 after 23 year services. The last position at AT&T was regional managing director of Asia Pacific Wholesale Voice Business, following managing director of APAC Data Sales and other various executive positions in APAC.  I worked at international affairs as well as international telecom business group of DACOM Corp. for about 5 years.

Professor Yunmook Nah

Board Member | Korea Data Center Council

Professor Yunmook Nah is a professor of Department of Applied Computer Engineering at Dankook University, a private research university located in South Korea.

Before devoting his full time work at Dankook University, Professor Yunmook has an educational background includes a PhD in Computer Engineering at Seoul National University.

In addition to being a professor, Professor Yunmook contributes his work by utilizing his knowledge at KDCC as a Board Member.

Professor Yunmook has a lengthy of credentials including the recent research – Performance Comparison of Distributed Processing of Large Volume of Data on top of Xen and Docker-based Virtual Clusters.