Farooq AlJwesm (Saudi Aramco) discusses his win at 13th annual DCD>Awards

This award is about recognizing exceptional managers who span the chasm between IT and facilities and triumph in difficult situations.

Over and above the daily duties of data center manager at what is reputedly the world's most profitable company, Farooq has demonstrated an aptitude for solving engineering problems - which are many when your data centers are distributed across harsh environments. For his efforts, he has been granted two patents by the US patent office.