Mark Acton

Head of Data Centre Technical Consulting
CBRE Data Center Solutions

Mark’s role as Critical Services Director is to provide data Center specific thought leadership to CBRE’s Global Data Center Solutions business and ensure that the DCS service offering continues to set the highest possible benchmark worldwide in the data Center arena. CBRE Data Center Solutions (DCS) offers customers the delivery of data Center specific facilities management, engineering, technical services, risk reviews, accreditations and diligence reports as well as a large range of IT services.

With over 25 years experience in the IT industry Mark has specialised in the field of Data Center Operations for over 15 years, concentrating on the delivery of business critical services from highly reliable, world class 24x365 Data Centers. This has included consultancy and technical advice as well as senior management roles responsible for service delivery and both strategic and operational management within the industry. A Technical Operations Manager with extensive international experience and solid technical skills covering both Data Center Facilities Design and IT Operational and Technical Management.

A regular public speaker and industry advisor on data Center technical issues, currently acting as consultant to a number of data Center operators and solutions developers as well as being the current Chair of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centers Best Practice Committee.