A Hybrid IT world: the advantages, the challenges and the ongoing evolution of the Data Centre environment CONNECTED CLOUD & DATA CENTRE EDGE 2019

Andrew Kirker

General Manager, Data Centres at Schneider Electric

Andrew Kirker has more than 20 years’ experience in the information technology and data centre industries across both Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew is a renowned thought leader on data centre technology solutions and trends. In 2015, he was appointed General Manager for the Data Centre business of Schneider Electric re-enforcing Schneider Electric’s commitment to building high reliability, energy efficient facilities.

In his 14 years at Schneider Electric, Andrew has held senior sales and engineering roles across Australia and New Zealand. He successfully completed the startup of the new enterprise business in the Southern Region of Australia, was the Country Manager for New Zealand, and was appointed Sales Director for Pacific region in 2010.

Andrew has been involved in over 500 turnkey enterprise, government and service provider data centres helping customers reduce capital and operational expenses through modularity and energy efficiency.

Andrew holds formal qualification in engineering and busines.