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Data Center Manager of the Year Awards

In its second year, we'll be recognizing and celebrating exceptional leaders in the Data Center Community! 

Do you know an exceptional leader in the data center organization? Someone who exemplifies all the qualities of a trailblazer in a mission critical environment, a person that is dedicated to ensuring uptime, team building, sustainability, and innovation? Someone who is always striving to work smarter, plan for the future, and advance their organization? Tell us about them! And feel free to nominate yourself! 

We will be awarding one special leader with Data Center World’s Data Center Manager of the Year Award in Washington, D.C., in 2024! 

3 finalists and the winner will receive: 

  • A free standard pass to Data Center World 2024 + discounted passes for their team 

  • An article profiling their work & career in Data Center Knowledge 

  • Recognition during the General Session at Data Center World 

  • Complimentary year of AFCOM Membership 

  • A plaque 

Nominations are being accepted through February 23, 2024. 

2023 Data Center Manager of the Year Award Winner

Congratulations to our 2023 Data Center Manager of the Year Award winner!
Paul Abston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Data Center Manager - Infrastructure Operations Group Leader