• I thought Dublin was great. And, maybe more importantly, getting better each year! Simon Allen Membership Secretary UK Data Centre Interest Group

Mark Steele

Head of IT - UK

Mark Steele is the Head of IT in the UK for BayernLB.

An experienced technologist Mark has over 30 years of expertise working in the City of London Financial Services.

After graduating from UMIST in the mid-80s with a degree in Computation Mark has worked solely in for International banks and software houses predominantly in the City but also while based there, for extended periods in Dublin, Paris and Munich.

At BayernLB in London he oversees the Information Technology department, sets IT direction and coordinates infrastructure and service delivery. He is responsible for enterprise applications, enterprise data, user support, infrastructure, communications, and information security using best-practice methodologies.

Mark enjoys creating new solutions for how things are done and is evaluating the use and benefits of disruptor technologies in banking and financial markets.

Last year mitigated the risk of data losses and significantly reduced recovery time in London by transitioning critical services to strategic outsource partners. Cut disaster recovery times from days to 1 hour by implementing data centre colocation and cloud storage services.

Mark lives in Kent in UK, splitting his free time between his family and his other distraction. These include martial arts (Mark recently achieved 1st Technician level in the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun) and contrastingly a relatively sedate new hobby of woodturning.


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