EUDCA Appoints New Director to Power Industry Partnerships

The European data centre market continues to boom on account of disruptive technologies
EUDCA announces Isabelle Kemlin as the twelfth member of its Board of Directors, seeking to place collaboration at the centre of its data centre strategy

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) announces Isabelle Kemlin, Vice Chair of the Swedish Datacenter Industry Association, as the twelfth member of its Board of Directors. 

Seeking to continue forging closer collaborations, the EUDCA brings Isabelle to the board at a time where it continues to grow closer with National Trade Associations (NTAs) to better serve those within the industry and EUDCA members.

Isabelle Kemlin is a respected leader within the data centre world, currently working on several boards within the industry to support European growth. She is working on creating an alliance of Nordic NTAs to unify their political message - a partnership that EUDCA is excited by.

Powering the next generation of data centre progress

Based in Sweden, Isabelle has been well-versed in business development for a number of years. Prior to joining the board, she worked as Business Unit Director, Nordics for Data Center Solutions at CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, where she was responsible for the company’s data centre solutions business within the Nordics.

Now, her role at EUDCA will be to support its mission in providing a political platform for European data centre operators. She will also work to promote and develop growth for the industry, supporting EUDCA members that include vendors, consultants and trade associations.

“I am deeply honoured to have been elected to the Board of EUDCA and my passion for innovation and sustainability will guide my contributions to the association,” Isabelle states. “I look forward to working collaboratively with my fellow Board members to drive the EUDCA’s mission forward. Together, we will continue to shape and elevate the data centre landscape in Europe.”

Isabelle also currently serves on the board of directors at Swedish Data Center Industry Association and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, which partner with a range of organisations to support digitalisation and IT infrastructure.

Driving continued innovation across Europe

The European data centre market continues to boom on account of disruptive technologies, with companies always looking to invest more. As a result, demand has skyrocketed and has led to data centre operators needing to find new ways to satisfy customer needs whilst balancing innovation with environmental strategy.

As a result, the EUDCA Board set an objective in 2023 to work more closely with trade associations at a national level to align as an industry, while in parallel addressing key issues with policymakers at a European level. As part of this, EUDCA is eager to create stronger alliances with NTAs across Europe with the common goal of raising awareness of the importance of the data centre industry.

This involves partnering on key issues such as transparent reporting, artificial intelligence (AI) and the energy demands increase across the continent. As EUDCA states, a united approach and shared understanding of technical and political issues within the industry will be paramount to Europe’s global data centre position.

As part of this, EUDCA considers higher representation within the data centre a significant priority and has therefore appointed three women to its Board of Directors within the past 12 months. 

With only 10% of the global data centre industry made up of women, it is paramount that the industry seeks to set better examples for new talent and champions underrepresented individuals to build a career in digital infrastructure.

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