IDCA Welcomes Jason McGinnis to the Technical Standards Committee
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Washington D.C., Nov 9, 2020: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Jason McGinnis has joined the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
Jason McGinnis currently serves as founder, President & Chief Technology Officer of InfoBunker, Mid-state Broadband, and Mid-Iowa Telecom, as well as advising the board for several not-for-profits, and companies both domestic and international. He specializes in understanding the complex interaction of facilities and operations along with the difficulties of finance and regulatory obligations working as a cohesive group, often able to help bridge the tech gap to a less technical management. He brings a long history of tech support, systems and network engineering, data center management, and logistical troubleshooting. He is a certified Data Center Authority (DCA)®️ and currently enjoys the position as an IDCA lecturer for certain classes around the world.
Having started his career during the beginning of the tech revolution in Silicon Valley, his previous experience was primarily as a contractor during the dot-com bubble having worked with multiple unicorns during their startup phase and learning to do whatever skillset was most useful at the time in a rapidly changing environment. Some positions of note outside of that are 4-year term position with NASA, 3 years with SGI, and many on behalf of the various branches of the Government and Military both domestic and foreign. He has worked for such companies and agencies as the Army Corps of Engineers, DARPA, and VIA of Taiwan, X.COM/PAYPAL, IBM Manufacturing, PDI (now a Dreamworks company) and numerous others. He is contracted both domestic and internationally to help facilities with their HVAC and power management issues.
His prior experience and industry contracts bring an unusual collection of resources and support in solving traditionally complicated problems with often unique solutions. Jason is an active member of AFCOM, has completed the D.R.I. Master Courses for disaster planners and is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and with over 22 years in the industry. Data center specific certifications include CDCDP, DCA, and numerous product specific certs. One of his great joys in life is traveling to see the world, the people, and the wonders in it, never turning down a chance to meet someone new and to be invited to see how someone tackled a problem with a unique solution.
G.H., Chief Communications Officer of IDCA stated, “We welcome Jason on board with us at the technical standards committee and have confidence in his valuable contributions to our great industry.”
About IDCA Technical Standards Committee - Technical Standards Committee represents IDCA’s interest in matters pertaining to standards. The committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center, cloud and application centric organizations who bring decades of experience to the issues and challenges of the IT, cloud, and data center industry. Its primary mission is to develop a holistic standards and key performance indicator framework that incorporates well established third party industry standards and KPIs, as well as developing new standards and KPI models where gaps exist in the industry’s standards library to help empower and structure information technology, data centers and cloud. It also conducts research on the future needs and requirements, and its members serve as standards advocates and resources for their organizations and industry segments. More on the IDCA Technical Standards Committee: https://www.idc-a.org/about-idca
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has been established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the "data" center industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the approach, selection, design, feasibility, operation, and various processes and methodologies of the Application Ecosystem®️. Formed by data center industry veterans who realized the problems facing the industry and decided to do something about it, IDCA has perceptively identified the gaps and shortcomings of the rapidly evolving data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing within the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder the proper outlook of it on a broader scale as well as in-depth details of the data center purpose, discipline, and organization. IDCA's mission is to aid nations, governments, private and public institutions as well as ordinary citizens and professionals around the world to benefit from the promise of the Digital Economy to its fullest. IDCA empowers and enables all effective and measurable initiatives and efforts to establish resilient and sustainable digital initiatives worldwide. Building the human capital necessary for prosperous digital economies, instituting digital platforms, securing investment for core projects, devising road-maps, establishing frameworks, and standards are some of IDCA's key agendas on the world's stage. Till date, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, as well as major Fortune 1000 companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, AWS, MLB, Experian, Ericsson, eBay, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, Visa, MasterCard, The World Bank, Verizon, AIG, T-Mobile, Expedia, Time Warner, and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org