Chairman & Founder,
Peter Hannaford, founder and Chairman of Datacenter People, has been involved with datacenters for almost 40 years, firstly founding Waterfields in 1989, one of the first datacenter design & build companies in Europe before being sold in 2001. He then founded Tecnikon, developing the first water-cooled rack for high-density computing. Tecnikon was acquired by APC in June 2003. APC was itself acquired by Schneider Electric in February 2007, where Peter was appointed Vice President for Datacenters & Alliances for EMEA. He left in September 2010 to form Datacenter People. Peter is a respected subject matter expert on the datacentre industry and a regular speaker at events worldwide. He was named by Data Economy Magazine in 2017 as one of the 50 Top Influencers In Data Centres, Cloud and Data in EMEA and was further honoured in June 2018 with the industry “Lifetime Achievement” award at the Datacloud awards in Monaco.