The data centre industry continues to change and transform daily, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's the marketing executives working behind the scenes that are helping the industry stay in the spotlight. We’re taking a look at 10 marketing executives helping to put the data centre industry on the map.
Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer at EdgeConneX
Phillip Marangella is the current Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at EdgeConneX, the global hyperscale data centre solutions firm, and has been with the company since 2015. Marangella has previously held marketing positions at Equinix, Coresite and Verizon.
Dina Nurkaeva, Chief Marketing Officer at IXcellerate
Dina Nurkaeva currently works as the Chief Marketing Officer at IXcellerate, and has held the role since 2015. Nurkaeva has more than 20 years of professional experience and has previously worked at HP, SAP, and Atos. She has also been named as one of the world’s 50 Most Influential Marketers in the data economy on the Data Economy CMO 50.
Jennifer Spano, Director of Marketing at BDx Data Centers
Jennifer Spano is the current Director of Marketing at BDx Data Centers and has been listed as one of the Most Inspiring Women Leaders of 2021 as well as one of the World’s Top 50 Most Influential Marketers in the Data Economy CMO 50 for 2020. Spano has headed up the Marketing for BDx Data Centers since 2019 and is highly experienced in branding, creative, and design.
Arun Shenoy, SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Serverfarm
Starting his career in the late eighties, Arun Shenoy is the current SVP of Global Sales and Marketing at Serverfarm. During his career, Shenoy has seen the industry change significantly and has previously worked for industry leaders such as Schneider Electric, Intel, CBRE, and many more.
Ali Ballantine, Group Director, Marketing and Communications at Global Switch
Ali Ballantine has been with Global Switch since 2010 and is responsible for developing and executing Global Switch’s Group marketing and communications strategy across its global footprint. Ballantine has had a seasoned career and has over 20 years of experience in the legal and real estate sectors across EMEA, and 5 years of experience in the banking and finance sector, both in the UK and US.
Carla Sanderson, Head of Marketing at Teraco Data Environments
Carla Sanderson is the Head of Marketing at Teraco Data Environments, Africa's largest carrier and operator of cloud-neutral colocation data centres. She is responsible for marketing and research at the firm, and has held the position since 2010.
Alison Wagonfeld, Chief Marketing Officer at Google Cloud
Alison Wagonfeld was appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer at Google Cloud in 2016 and is responsible for managing the company’s global marketing team, as well as heading up the marketing of Google’s enterprise cloud businesses, including Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace. She has also been named as one of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area by The San Francisco Business Journal.
Christiana Weisshuhn, Strategy & Marketing Director at Scala Data Centers
Lise Kay works as the current Chief Marketing Officer at AirTrunk, the Asia-Pacific hyperscale data centre operator, and is responsible for the marketing, communications, customer experience and community engagement. She has also been named as one of the world’s Most Influential Marketers in the Data Economy on the Data Economy CMO 50.
Omer Wilson, Head of Marketing APAC at Digital Realty
Omer Wilson has worked in the Marketing sector for Digital Realty, a leading global provider of Data Centre, Colocation and Interconnection Solutions, since joining the company back in 2011. He currently serves as Head of Marketing APAC, but has previously worked in the EMEA markets. Wilson is also a regular Keynote Speaker at Global Industry Events, focusing on Technology, Data Infrastructure, Marketing Trends and Futurist themes.