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Datacloud Global Congress – A Recap of the Conference Premier in Cannes

Datacloud Global Congress 2024 made an incredible change this year – taking the acclaimed conference to glamorous Cannes, France. And it did not disappoint!

Our onsite JSA Team was blown away with the energy of the French Riviera, where the conference brought together digital infrastructure leaders from around the world for an extraordinary week of networking, learning and collaboration. 

JSA TV Makes It’s Cannes Debut

And in true JSA style, JSA’s Buffy Harakidas and Allyson Whelan were in the center of it all – broadcasting live from the expo hall of Datacloud Global Congress capturing the latest news, announcements and perspectives from conference attendees via JSA TV. Find all the interviews on our YouTube Channel!

Guests included:

  • Ahmed Abdelghani | Founder & CEO, DataNovaX
  • Dr. Atif Ansar | Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Foresight
  • Allison Boen | SVP Sales and Marketing, DataNovaX
  • Sienna Cacan, Global Marketing Manager | Axis Communications
  • Robert Dunn | CEO, Start Campus
  • Paul Ehvert | Director of Virtual Design and Construction, Ehvert Mission Critical
  • Mara Ervin | Mara Jade Consulting
  • Jonathan Evans | Director, Total Data Centre Solutions
  • Markus Gerber | Sr. Business Development Manager, nVent
  • David Hall | SVP Colcation, AtlasEdge
  • Jeffrey Hargreaves | Business Development Director Data Centers – APO, JAEGGI
  • Stephen Liang | Chief Technology Officer and EVP Infrastructure & Solutions, Vertiv
  • Alessandro Lombardi | President, Elea Data Centers
  • Nabeel Mahmood | Managing Director, Nomad Futurist Foundation
  • David Mettler | EVP of Sales & Marketing, T5 Data Centers
  • Craig MacFadyen & David Bourke | Munters Data Center Technologies
  • Jacky Pluchon & Benjamin Rapp | Kohler Energy
  • Patrick Quirk | CTO, Nautilus Data Technologies
  • Francois Sterin | COO, Data4 Group

Getting to Greener Data: Datacloud Global Edition

The recent launch of the Amazon Best Seller “Greener Data – Volume Two” was also celebrated at Datacloud Global Congress with a book signing as part of the Broadgroup Tech in Talent welcome event. Sustainability leaders and Greener Data authors were also featured in a “Getting to Greener Data” panel with speakers including: 

  • Eva Soley Gudbjornsdottir | CFO & Deputy CEO, atNorth
  • Susanna Kass | Founding Member of BroadGroup Tech in Talent
  • Loren Long | Managing Director, Clear Sustainability 
  • Petter M. Tømmeraas | Founding Member of BroadGroup Tech in Talent
  • Benjamin Rapp | Business Development Manager, Kohler

Datacloud Global Awards: A Celebration of the Digital Infrastructure Industry

Datacloud Global Congress concluded with the annual Datacloud Global Awards – a red-carpet  event spotlighting the top programs, innovations and executives of the year. 

Congratulations to our amazing JSA clients who took home awards, including:

  • Kohler Energy – Data Centre Vendor of the Year 2024
  • ark data centers (formerly Involta) – Excellence in Data Centre Americas Award 2024
  • EkkoSense – Most Sustainable Data Centre Project 

We were also thrilled to see Greener Data author Benjamin Rapp of Kohler Energy take home the Young Talent of the Year Award 2024!


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For more information about Greener Data, visit greenerdata.net.

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