Data Center Pulse
Technical Advisory Board (TAB)
Director / Chair
Day Job: Major Financial Inst.
Technical Advisory Board
The Technical Advisory Board (‘TAB’) of Data Center Pulse is intended to advise the Data Center Pulse board and its peer advisory boards (regulatory for example) on the technical agenda of Data Center Pulse, reflecting the technical challenges, pressures and evolving needs of data center owners and operators. This involves the evaluation of technologies and proposals to the Data Center Pulse board of what it should pursue and potentially fund, using the published and evolving 'Data Center Stack'.
The TAB should be made up of Data Center Pulse members who can adequately represent the different facets of our data center owners and operators.
As such, we feel it is important to have different perspectives on the board. These perspectives would come from an industry focus, a technology subject matter expertise (SME) focus and a regional focus.
We feel that the maximum number of board positions should be 10, reflecting an opportunity to populate it with a manageable, flexible yet diverse set of talent that would represent data center end users and operators. TAB members must be willing and able to represent global data center issues and technology solutions through their experience, taking a 'best of breed' approach unrelated to a specific vendor/supplier agenda'.
We are looking to fill the following Technical Advisory Board positions with individuals with depth of expertise in the noted areas:
All positions would require input both from a product and capability perspective as well as the management of these products and capabilities in the data center.
While the positions reflect a certain background and experience area, we are looking for people to contribute to the overall TAB agenda and not just in their specific area.
- Prospective TAB members should look to match the following criteria:
The decision regarding the selection between multiple candidates who meet the above criteria rests ultimately with the DCP TAB chair and co-chair. We recognise though that this is not to be regarded as a formal employment process - if multiple people are keen to contribute to better the industry, we will seek to utilize their skills by participation on DCP projects.
Advisory Board Expectations:
We expect members of the TAB to attend a TAB board meeting every 2 weeks for 1 hour duration. In addition to this, we would anticipate that the TAB may ask for an additional 2 hours per week of offline reading and review and document preparation in support of TAB topics.
The meetings are held online and use online collaborative tools. The duration of tenure on the board will be one year. Chair and Co-Chair positions tenure minimum of one year maximum of two years.
We would hope that this burden is not onerous as a) you will be interested and dedicated to the subject matter and b) it should be in line with the topics you are working on relevant to your ‘day job’ anyway. That said, it will be appreciated.
In additional Data Center Pulse board members have asked for volunteers to work on webcases, blogs and attend conferences to staff DCP booths. Their employers should be prepared to grant them dispensation to perform these tasks in the name of Data Center Pulse (and not their own company name).
How To Tell Us That You Are Interested
Send me an email indicating your interest at email@example.com.
Please include in your email the following:
- your name
- an email address that I can reach you at
- your current employer and the title of your current employment position (e.g. VP of Data Center Architecture in my case)
- your current location (country)
- which of the 8 TAB positions you are interested in (you can indicate more than one) - you can either use the number 1..8 next to each position or the position name
- a brief background on yourself, your career and your technical background that demonstrates your suitability for the TAB position against the recruitment criteria above.