IDCA Welcomes Everett Thompson of Colliers International to the Technical Standards Committee
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Washington D.C., October 27, 2017: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Everett Thompson, Head of Data Center Consulting, Americas of Colliers International has joined the IDCA Technical Standards Committee.
Everett Thompson, with regards to his joining stated, "This is still a new and formative industry, and the work that IDCA are doing is essential to raising the bar."
Everett Thompson heads Colliers' data center practice in the Americas. He has a 25 year, multi-disciplinary (Technical, Financial, Commercial) veteran of large-scale infrastructure and technology businesses. As CEO of Wired Real Estate Group Inc. (www.wiredre.com), a data center advisory firm founded in Silicon Valley, he works in the US, Asia, and EMEA markets advising investors, lenders and enterprises on cloud, colocation and data center investments up to $100 million. He has worked with some of the largest investors in the space, including Iron Mountain, AT&T, Amazon, Adobe, Verizon, Goldman, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Machine Zone, Shiseido, US Dept of Energy, and others. Additionally, Everett Thompson owns and operates I74 Wired, a 65,000 Sq-Ft mixed use co-work, data center and office park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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 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
Everett Thompson founded these businesses after working as Technology Practice Leader, at a San Francisco-based commercial real estate firm, and Business Development Manager at Equinix, the global leader in colocation data centers. At Equinix he worked with numerous large cloud, tech, and telecom firms, including Google, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, Sprint, Internap and others. I am familiar with WeWork, Equinix, CoreSite, CyrusOne, CenturyLink, Rackspace, DuPont Fabros, Digital Realty, Internap, Verizon, Hosting.com and numerous other (hyperscale) cloud, colocation, data center, and Internet service providers.
"Our Technical Standards Committee is working on the future of how your IT is measured against actual business drivers and requirements for resiliency, cost, skills, and operations. The effort involves a wide & deep combination of skills and experience, with Everett Thompson joining the IDCA's effort we have taken a big leap forward in improving the teams ability to produce a high quality product. I'm very much looking forward to working with him", stated Mark Thiele, Chairman of IDCA's Technical Standards Committee.
Everett Thompson has also worked at the venture capital arm of Foster Wheeler, Inc., leading the development of the Asia-Pacific market (Philippines, Vietnam, Japan). In that capacity, Thompson worked with numerous multilateral banks, including IFC, ADB, and the World Bank, developed and closed power projects up to $300 million.
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the information technology, data center and cloud 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 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, Department of State, as well as major conglomerates such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, 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