Anna Pálsdóttir: atNorth’s New Chief Development Officer

atNorth’s data centre portfolio expands with the arrival of Anna Kristín Pálsdóttir, international development expert, to lead continued growth strategy

One of the top Nordic computing and AI service providers, atNorth, has announced the appointment of Anna Kristín Pálsdóttir as its new Chief Development Officer. 

An engineer with vast experience, she will support atNorth’s expansion of existing sites and oversee the delivery of new data centre campuses.

“atNorth’s expansion strategy has been hugely successful and illustrates the quality of the solutions they offer,” Pálsdóttir said upon her appointment. “As the demand for their sustainable infrastructure continues to increase, I am excited to join this cohesive team to lead the development of atNorth’s new data centre sites.”

Strong sustainability focus for atNorth’s data centres

atNorth is a data centre service which provides sustainable, cost-effective, scalable colocation and high-performance computing services. In 2023, atNorth acquired Gompute, a leading High-Performance Computing (HPC) provider. 

The company has also announced a heat reuse enabled site in Kouvola, Finland, which will open with 60MW to heat to the community.

atNorth is based in Reykjavik, Iceland and runs its operations across the Nordics, with additional sites to open in Helsinki, Finland and in Denmark later in 2024. 

Prior to joining atNorth, Anna worked at advanced food processing solutions company Marel. She has a master’s degree in engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.  

As consumer demand for sustainable infrastructure continues to rise, atNorth is dedicated to raising awareness of the environmental, technological and financial benefits of its data centres.

With Anna on board, atNorth sees this goal close within its reach. 

atNorth: Collaborative leadership style and strategic vision

“Anna Kristín Pálsdóttir has an established history of achievement in dynamic innovation and cross-organizational operations,” shared Eyjolfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO at atNorth. “Her collaborative leadership style and strategic vision make her ideally suited to help us grow our data centre portfolio. We are delighted to welcome her to our unified and dedicated team”.

Data Centre spoke with Eyjolfur earlier this year to discuss the AI revolution and how he motivates his team.

“I enjoy getting people on board with things I want to achieve as well as the company as a whole,” he reflects. “I love getting everyone on board and then taking the team to that destination, and that has proven to be a great way of creating success in my career.” 

Read the full interview here


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