The DCD>Awards recognizes the most outstanding projects, people and teams, and this year we received more entries than ever before across 17 categories.
We're thrilled to announce the shortlisted finalists, with all entries independently judged by the largest and
most diverse panel of renowned experts in the 17-year history of the awards.
Our judges combed through hundreds of entries to select the shortlist, with the winners set to be announced on 6 December at the
DCD>Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony, hosted by renowned comedian Dara Ó Briain in Central London at the iconic Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge. To find out who is crowned the winner, tune in to the live stream on December 6!
Energy Impact Award
As the data center has become an increasingly critical foundation of the modern world, it has become equally associated with significant energy consumption. This award recognizes the most innovative and efficient ways in which data centers are sourcing, managing, and conserving energy.
Chindata Group Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus Cerabyte Energy-free, Permanent, Low Cost and Accessible Cold Data Storage Conapto Heat Reuse Stockholm 3 North in partnership with Coromatic STACK Infrastructure EMEA Heat Reuse at City Scale in Oslo
This category is sponsored by Eaton .
Data Center Construction Team of the Year
The delivery of a data center is a race against the clock, as time is money. It’s also a situation where no corners can be cut, and the eventual product must not fall below agreed specifications and quality standards.
This award recognizes construction teams that demonstrated flexibility and initiative in dealing with project twists and turns while meeting or exceeding overall time, cost and quality outcomes.
1547 Realty MIWI1 Data Center Project Khazna Data Centers Khazna Abu DHABI6 (AUH 6) Project Yotta Data Services Yotta D1 Data Center, Greater Noida Scala Data Centers SGRUTB05 HyperCore
This category is sponsored by Matrix Group .
Data Center Operations Team of the Year
No one runs a data center in isolation, and teamwork is a crucial skill alongside the technical know-how the job requires. While working to ensure the operation runs reliably and effectively in line with client expectations, the operations team needs also to respond effectively to unforeseen situations, requests, and challenges.
This award recognizes teams convened for special tasks or 'one-off' projects, or to deal with unforeseen situations.
Telehouse Energy Efficiency Project Team, London Green Mountain UPS and Battery Upgrade, Norway Rack Centre Operations and Data Centre Team - Gas IPP Project Salute Mission Critical Excellence in Rapid Facility Transition, Austin
Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year
The future prospects of the data center community rely on the emergence of a new generation, ready to pick up the baton and take the sector on towards undreamt-of achievements. Past winners have gone on to build successful careers while raising the profile of the companies that employ them.
New technologies and new platforms require new skills, so this category is open to the whole mission critical “stack," including not only M&E but also systems, architecture and software professionals. Judges will be looking for a track record of achievement in project leadership and delivery as well as a higher profile in our industry than their years would suggest.
Matthew Jones, Senior Electrical Engineer, Burns & McDonnell Gabrielle Bishop, MEP Coordinator, DPR Construction Joel Anderson, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Arup Alexander Doey, Principal Mechanical Engineer, RED Engineering Design
This category is sponsored by Kirby Engineering .
Data Center Woman of the Year
New for 2023, this year's Woman of the Year award celebrates a visionary who has not only pushed the boundaries of technology but also paved the way for inclusivity and innovation. Her unyielding commitment to building or operating robust, scalable, and sustainable digital infrastructure has empowered businesses, connected communities, and transformed the way we think. Through her leadership, resilience, and forward-thinking approach, she has proven that the future of digital infrastructure is both dynamic and inclusive.
Dame Dawn Childs, CEO, Pure Data Centres Marie Chabanon, Chief Technology Officer, Data4 Cyre Mercedes Denny, Global Program Director, Schneider Electric Angie Keeler, Co-Founder & CEO, Zella DC
This category is sponsored by Quantum Switch .