The Data Center Exchange | S1 Ep 1 

Del Connolly

By Del Connolly

17 Apr 2023

2 min read

The Data Center Exchange | S1 Ep 1 

Making the data center industry, one of choice for the next generation with Bill Kleyman 


Welcome to The Data Center Exchange Podcast with host Del Connolly, Global Director of Harper Harrison, a built environment recruiting firm as he is joined by some of the most senior leaders within the data center industry. Del and his guests will be touching on topics such as the culture of a fast-growing business within the sector, sustainability, engineering, construction challenges, diversity & inclusion, and much more. 


In this first episode, Del and Bill look at how much of a challenge the skills gap is for the Digital Infrastructure world and looks at how the industry can engage “grassroots” talent to ensure the industry is one of choice when people begin their careers. 



Our guest this week is Bill Kleyman, an award-winning data center, cloud, and digital infrastructure leader. He was ranked globally by an Onalytica Study as one of the leading executives in cloud computing and data security. He has spent more than 15 years specializing in the cybersecurity, virtualization, cloud, and data center industry. As an award-winning technologist, his most recent efforts with the Infrastructure Masons were recognized when he received the 2020 IM100 Award and the 2021 iMasons Education Champion Award for his work with numerous HBCUs and for helping diversify the digital infrastructure talent pool. 


As an industry analyst, speaker, and author, Bill helps the digital infrastructure teams develop new ways to impact data center design, cloud architecture, security models (both physical and software), and how to work with new and emerging technologies. You can read more of Bill’s contributions as a contributing editor in Data Center Frontier, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today, and others. 


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