Michael Tobin, Chief Executive Officer of TelecityGroup, Europe's leading provider of premium network-independent data centres, has received the judges award for ‘Lifetime Achievement and contribution to the Data Centre Industry’ at the 2011 Data Centres in Europe Awards ceremony in London.
The award is designed to recognise the outstanding individual who has been an exemplar for world class success in the data centre sector, demonstrating a track-record of industry achievements including commercial success, significant business growth, uniqueness in approach, and industry leadership.
The judges named Tobin the winner of this prestigious award due to his crucial role in promoting the value of the data centre industry in the digital economy, at the same time as establishing TelecityGroup as one of Europe's highest-growth technology companies. Under Tobin’s leadership TelecityGroup has and continues to achieve controlled, sustainable and value-creating growth by increasing its capacity across Europe, in response to customer demand. TelecityGroup now has 110MW of announced capacity in Europe, versus the 58MW that is currently operational.
Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup commented: “The culture of entrepreneurial spirit that runs throughout the company makes TelecityGroup one of the most innovative and dynamic companies in Europe. I am naturally delighted to be recognised by this prestigious honour, but the award is recognition of the fantastic work that is taking place across the whole company. With our strategy of controlled, sustainable growth, we look forward to continuing to drive both shareholder value and the optimum service for our customers in the coming years.”