IDCA appoints Mark Thiele to Chair the Technical Standards Committee
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Washington D.C., June 22, 2017: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that it has appointed Mark Thiele as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee of IDCA.
Mark Thiele’s successful career in Information Technology spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. Thiele has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives.
“Mark Thiele has a proven track record of solid leadership and commanding expertise. He has undertaken a grave task and embarked on journey that can set the future of mankind. He comes with the precise skill sets we needed to lead IDCA’s Standards Committee and ascend even greater heights. We are please to have Thiele as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee and I am sure working with him, in this capacity, will be a rewarding experience for the entire information technology and data center community”, said Mehdi Paryavi, Chairman of IDCA.
He currently serves as the CIO and CSO for Apcera. Prior to it, Thiele was the Executive Vice President of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the President and Founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Thiele has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.
A globally recognized speaker at leading industry events on a wide range of topics including cloud, IoT, data center, DevOps, and IT leadership, Thiele is a regular content contributor to InformationWeek, GigaOm, Data Center Knowledge and other publications. Thiele also serves on the technical advisory board of several startups.
On the account of his new appointment, Mark Thiele stated, “I'm honored to accept the position of Technical Standards Committee Chair to help drive IDCA’s mission and the Infinity Paradigm® effort. I'm looking forward to working closely with a long list of distinguished technical committee members as we move forward and bring the standards framework to reality.”
About IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee - The IDCA 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 centric organizations who bring decades of experience to the issues and challenges of the data center industry. Its primary mission is to develop a holistic standards and key performance indicator framework that incorporates well established third party data center industry standards and KPIs, as well as developing new standards and KPI models where gaps exist in the industry’s standards library. It also conducts research on the future of data center 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 was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the data center industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the feasibility, approach, selection, design, implementation, documentation and operation of data centers via modern-day processes and methodologies. 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 data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing in the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder by providing a visionary outlook -- both on a broad scale and on an in-depth level -- of the purpose, discipline, and organization of data centers. In terms of education, IDCA is paving the way for professionals in power, cooling, network, system, storage, software, application, physical security, IT security, civil, architecture, telecommunication, structured cabling, safety, business continuity, operations, management, engineering, finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, virtualization and cloud to all gather under one roof, with one mission, and for one industry. Thus far, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, such Department of Social Security, NASA, the U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Education, U.S. Courts, as well as conglomerates, such as Apple, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Ericsson, eBay, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, The World Bank, Verizon, AIG, Expedia, TimeWarner and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: https://www.idc-a.org