Stephen Bowes-Phipps

Vice President, EMEA Data Centres & Cloud, State Street

Steve has over 30 years of operational systems management experience. After managing MBNA Data Centres and IT operations in the UK and Ireland for 5 years, he joined web hosting company GlobalCenter when it was expanding from the US into Europe. Sitting on the senior management team, he oversaw the building of five Internet Data Centres in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris until Exodus Internet bought the company in 2001.

After four years in Visa Europe, in 2007, he joined his Alma Mater, Hertfordshire University, to become their Head of Data Centres and worked with the UK’s Higher and Further Education IT funding arm, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), to assist in embedding Green IT in UK HE and FE institutions, and throughout the EU. In 2010, the University of Hertfordshire became the first European university to comply with the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres and has won in categories at the European Datacentre Leaders Awards 2010, the Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT (GEITTM) 2011 and the EAUC Green Gown Awards 2011.

Steve joined PTS Consulting as their Senior Consultant on Data Centres in 2015 and has presented at many conferences at home and abroad on reducing DC investment risk, Best Practices in Green IT and exemplar case studies. As well as being an Advisor to the Board of the Data Centre Alliance, he is involved in various industry bodies forming new international standards and metrics for IT and Data Centre efficiency. Steve joined State Street this year, focused on Data Centre transformation and management, engineering and operations throughout EMEA.