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Mark Howell
Process Improvement Manager, 
Ford  

Mark joined Ford’s Accelerated Solutions Centre in September 2001, since that time he has held a number of key roles. Since January 2006, Mark has been responsible for the European Data Centre Facilities and is a key member of Ford’s Global IT Facilities Engineering team.  Mark has played a key role in the consolidation of Ford’s data centers, he passionate about reducing the cost of IT infrastructure whilst ensuring it meets the availability needs of the business. Last year, Ford’s MDF2 facility in the UK made the short list in the Innovation in a Micro-Data Centre category of the DataCentre Dynamics awards. Currently, Mark is investigating how to reduce the cost of legacy IT facilities through consolidation and updating.