Speaker Group: Speakers 2023

David McAuley

David is a specialist in infrastructure for data centres. He established Bitpower in 2017. Bitpower offers insights and services to clients in the data industry. David’s extensive background in energy technology and sustainability with Irish and EU policymakers provides a unique position from which to advise data centre developers and operators. David previously worked with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

John Curley

John Curley is the General Manager of Clarke Energy’s Irish operations. Clarke Energy is a specialist, and leader, in decentralised gas engine power generation including combined heat and power utilising natural gas; biogas; biomethane; syngas. Clarke Energy established an Irish business 15 years ago. John qualified as a Marine Engineer and has over 30 years’… Read more »

Séamus Dunne

Séamus joined Interxion in July 2019 with considerable expertise in the IT industry and a depth of understanding of how hybrid cloud transformation is affecting business, informing IT strategy and impacting commercial decisions.  As Managing Director, Séamus leads Interxion Ireland with a focus on delivering growth and enabling businesses to manage digital transformation. Before joining… Read more »

Mark Acton

With over 25 years of experience in the Data Centre sector industry Mark has been a specialist in the field of Data Centre Operations for over 20 years, concentrating on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class Data Centres having 24×365 availability expectations. A Technical Operations Manager with extensive international experience… Read more »

Brian Doherty

Experienced Technology Professional and Managing Director with over 30 years experience of working in the ICT and Data Centre Infrastructure & Services sector.. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, and large scale Program Management. Highly skilled business & technology professional with a Postgraduate Diploma Marketing, MSc Computer Science, University of Ulster. Brian continues to blaze… Read more »

Dr Jon Summers

Dr Jon Summers is the scientific lead in data centres at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Adjunct Professor in Fluid Mechanics at Lulea Technical University in Sweden, and a Visiting Professor to the Institute of Thermofluids at the University of Leeds in the UK. He has worked on government and industry funded projects using high… Read more »

Garry Connolly

Garry Connolly is the Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland and Irish companies delivering international data centre projects. A self-proclaimed “stubborn digital optimist,” Garry is a much sought-after keynote speaker, panellist and moderator at global industry events.