— 7 December 2017
The data center industry is evolving at substantial rate, increasing the need for highly qualified professionals across the sector. The industry wide issue is two-fold: to develop the leadership skills of the current workforce to keep up with the rate of change, and to attract new talent into this ever-changing industry.
Datacenter People Chairman and Founder, Peter Hannaford was approached to share his insight and knowledge of the industry with the learners as part of their third-year masters degree studies. The degree is unique as the content is constantly evolving to keep pace with industry progression and utilises support and contribution from data centre professionals and industry influencers from across the world, to share their experiences and knowledge. Peter addresses the declining talent pool, the drive to attract new talent into the industry, and levelling the current gender imbalance.
Data Centres are complex facilities that are expected to deliver faultless service and financial results in a world of rapidly changing technologies, business pressures and environmental expectations.
To achieve this, Data Centres need highly capable leaders and managers – individuals who are capable of dealing with business complexity and technological change with the knowledge and skills to ensure their teams deliver against consistently challenging objectives.
The Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management is a unique program, which has been designed in collaboration with the industry to advance Data Centre professionals worldwide. No other program offers Data Centre professionals this high-level leadership and management education tailored to the data centre sector.
The program harnesses CNet’s unique insight into Data Centre operations and expertise in business leadership and management. Topics have been selected based on feedback from the industry and Data Centre professionals who are themselves involved with delivering the program alongside other hand-picked specialists. The program is based around the learners’ professional work to ensure that the learning is relevant and can be applied to the workplace.
Delivery of the program is through distance learning, meaning that learners can study at times that are convenient to them. They can also easily communicate with their tutors and each other wherever they are in the world.