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2025 Data Center Awards

The Data Center Awards allow us to recognize and celebrate exceptional leaders in the Data Center Community! Join us at Data Center World 2025 in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the Data Center Manager of the Year and honor the Data Center World Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. 

The nomination window for the 2025 Data Center Manager of the Year is open. 

2024 Awards Winners Announced!

The Data Center Awards allows us to recognize and celebrate exceptional leaders in the Data Center Community! And the 2024 winners for Data Center World Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and honorary for the Data Center Manager of the Year are:

 

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Peter Gross
Managing Partner, PMG Associates Consulting and Advisors 

Data Center Manager of the Year

Bjarne Sorbo 
Green Mountain, Operation Director

Thank you to our finalists for their submissions:

  • Rebecca Beard with DC Blox
  • Len Fransen with T5 Data Centers
  • Joe Kendra with STACK Infrastructure
  • Glen Lobacz with NTT Data

Past Winners

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Carrie Goetz

Principal/CTO, StrategITcom

2023 Data Center Manager of the Year
Paul Abston
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Data Center Manager - Infrastructure Operations Group Leader