John is a New Zealand national who has extensive data centre experience in high technology industries such as financial services, telecommmunications and IT.
Working in the industry for more than 20 years, he has held positions in various areas of responsibility in the data centre, such as technical operations, facility service management and leadership roles in data centre implementation projects.
Affiliations and Honours
In his work with high-availability data centre facilities, John has been awarded numerous awards for his outstanding performance such as the Telecom Advanced Solutions, ‘Being Your Best Award’ for the category ‘Working Together’, the ACENZ Award for the Gen-i New Zealand Super Computer Centre – Build and Implementation, and ‘The Creative Award’ at Bloomberg Asia Pacific Field Service Day.
John holds a Graduate Business Diploma in Information Systems awarded by the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has undergone formal training and education in a variety of areas such as management, operations and technical (network) infrastructure. John is also a member of AFCOM.
John is an EPI Certified Instructor for CDCP, CDCS, CDFOM, CTDC and CTIA. He has conducted hundreds of classes in various locations in Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Europe. John is also a senior ANSI/TIA-942 auditor who has conducted numerous ANSI/TIA-942 audits on data centres with different rating levels, sizes and complexities.