Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) has announced the Chief Engineer of Nigeria’s based Rack Centre, Mr Sunday Opadijo as the winner of its 2018 Data Centre Manager of the Year.
In choosing the Data Centre Manager of the Year, the Centre Industry media and publishing company with an operation in over 42 different countries, disclosed that the august panel of judges looked for exceptional success stories, triumph in an adverse situation, quick thinking, prevention of a catastrophic failure, ingenuity in solving tricky problems and traits of leadership that created a stronger team or a better workplace.
Data Centre Dynamics noted that Opadijo possesses these traits, describing him as a Data Centre expert with a wide range of experience in the IT and Telecommunication Industries. “Mr Sunday Opadijo is a manager “working in the harshest of environmental conditions, including high humidity and temperamental power grid, but has maintained a 100 percent uptime and dealt with situations that would have sent shivers down most data centre manager’s spines,” it said.
Responding, Mr Opadijo, said it was an honour to be chosen as the Data Centre Manager of the Year by such a prestigious organisation. “This award validates my dedication and commitment to maintaining high quality standards and helping my organisation to maintain a strategic, competitive edge by providing strong positive leadership and driving excellent performance in the teams, projects, and services, in order to maximize the business value to the organization.”
Also, Dr Ayotunde Coker, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rack Centre expressed his delight at Sunday Opadijo’s award, noting that the award is a testament to the great world class talent that abound in West Africa. “We are very proud indeed of Sunday’s achievements and his contribution to Rack Centre’s success,” he said.
The annual global DCD Awards celebrate industry’s best data centre projects and most talented people. This year’s edition like the previous ones were selected by an independent panel of data centre experts from hundreds of entries.