Alfonso Aranda Arias

Head of Global Data Center Operations, Real Estate Strategy

Alfonso Aranda Arias currently leads the Global Data Center operations function at IBM Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Operations. His previous positions at IBM include: Head of Real Estate Strategy and Operations for Spain, Israel and Portugal and Head of Data Center Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Between 2012 and 2014 Alfonso worked as a senior consultant at Uptime Institute, where he performed Uptime Institute Professional Services missions and Topology and Operational Sustainability Certifications. He also served as an instructor for the Accredited Tier Specialist course.

Mr. Aranda’s work in critical facilities has included design and engineering of data center facilities, project and program management for major data center facility infrastructure developments, portfolio management of critical corporate real estate, and management of data center operations. Mr. Aranda’s career has always been connected to data centers and project and energy management, from technical through senior leadership roles in corporations operating in the IT and telecommunications sectors.