DCD>Awards category - Outstanding Contribution to the Data Center Industry

Every industry has its champions, thought leaders and pioneers who will be revered for their achievements for years to come. The previous winners of this Award are all distinguished by their extensive service to the data center industry through publication, education, developing innovation and active involvement with the data center community globally.

Tonight’s recipient of this major award started out as a much-vilified figure. Someone from outside of the industry daring to comment on its drawbacks and failures.

Working with his team at a somewhat controversial activist organization, his first report came out in 2010. It was divisive and difficult to read. People found things to criticize in it, they made excuses for why they lagged behind their competitors.