Tony Day

Director & CTO, Smartedge Datacentres & Technical Associate, Datacentrespeak

Tony Day was most recently a Director Business Development within the IT Divisions Office of the CTO at Schneider Electric, prior to his retirement in November 2019. Responsible for working with clients to develop integrated data centre design solutions, including liquid cooling of ITE hardware, and prefabricated and preassembled data facilities.

A Chartered Architect and mechanical engineer with broad experience in both engineering (industrial gases, aviation, and digital telecommunications) and construction industries. Including running his own architectural practice, and as a founding director of a integrated building consultancy for highly serviced building environments.

Following deregulation of the power and telecoms market in the 90’s as Technical Director of a data centre D&B company he was responsible for the planning, design, and construction of over six million square feet of data centre facilities across the UK and Europe.

As Managing Director of an associated data centre infrastructure company, he developed the first industry multi-storey prefabricated and standardized modular data centre, exhibited at ECTA in Vienna in 2000. Designed and wrote the patent for the first industry micro hub and in-row cooling system in 2002, for which he received a UK Government DTI Smart Award and financial grant for technical innovation in March 2003.

He joined APC in May 2003 as Chief Engineer Rack Cooling Solutions following their acquisition of his company and patent. Subsequently joined Schneider Electric when APC was acquired by them in 2007, undertaking a range of roles within the Innovation Solutions Group and CTO Office. Including development and manufacturing of ‘proof of concept’ prefabricated power and cooling modules, and due diligence for potential adoption of various liquid cooling technologies.

Company and The Green Grid representative on the original EU Code of Conduct: Energy Efficiency for Data Centres committee meetings. Member of various The Green Grid Work Groups. Former Company representative on Birmingham City University Industrial Advisory Board and Chair of the Data centres Professionalism Group at industry body tech UK.

Currently Director and CTO of Smartedge Datacentres, and Technical Associate of consultancy Datacentrespeak.

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