Testimonials

Not only do we have this fantastic information portal, the DATACENTRE.ME team has been running industry events since September 2013. Attendees & sponsors who have been involved have been kind enough to write testimonials following their experiences of working with us.  We are extremely proud of our continued success and we value each and every ounce of support.

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The photo on the right was taken at
The DCME Charity Christmas Kick-Off Party,
in central London on the evening of Thursday 28th November 2019
(before COVID-19 struck!)

 

 

 

The DCME Team at one of our Christmas Charity Parties

I have now experienced a number of virtual meeting platforms now and can honestly say that the platform used by the DATACENTRE.ME team and experience offered is by far the best yet.

This in addition to genuinely interesting, insightful and topical content made the recent DATACENTRE.ME virtual event extremely useful to attend.

October 2020

Mark Acton

Independant Data Centre Consultant, Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Conference Host & Panel Moderator, LinkedIn profile

I have attended several of the DATACENTRE.ME face to face networking events, back in the ‘good old days' when we could meet up in person and they were always most enjoyable.  However, I was concerned about how this would translate to a virtual environment. The transition was amazing, a fantastic platform and some really good speakers and panels. The idea that the panel was pre-recorded was a smart move and the live Q&A after was always appreciated. Engagement via the gamification section ensured there was always something to do and get involved in.  Looking forward to the next one on the 28th April!

January 2021

James Rix

Associate Director , Arcadis UK

Well done, Caroline and Team for putting on such a great event.

The virtual event format was one of the best aesthetically implemented in 2020. I thoroughly enjoyed navigating through the schedule of events. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with our community and get a perspective on advances in technology and challenges in our industry.

I am looking forward to attending in 2021.

February 2021

Matthew Harris

Global Data Center Sales EMEA, NTT

Well done Caroline and DC.ME team for a superb Virtual Event.

Really interesting content from sponsors and speakers presented in a well-structured virtual arrangement over the 2 days.  Although the DC.ME quarterly networking events are dearly missed this was an excellent and well thought out alternative to keep up collaboration and unity amongst our industry’s professionals whilst presenting new and interesting technological advancements.

 Trying to navigate any business through this pandemic is no mean feat especially when your business heavily relies on social engagement and interaction. I commend Caroline and her team for a great effort in putting this together and look forward to the next event.

February 2021

Tom Cella

Managing Director, Kinetic IT Limited

Congratulations to Caroline and the team at DATACENTRE.ME for a fantastic event that brought so many of us together in a virtual format that really enabled us to make up for the lack of networking and collaboration through 2020 so far. Some fantastic sessions that were very well facilitated and covered some really interesting topics.

Deerns were very happy to have a virtual booth at the event, which led to some great conversations with contacts old and new and we look forward to the next event.

October 2020

Ian Carlisle

Data Centre Sector Director and UK Managing Director, Deerns

I’ve been attending DC.ME events a good 5 years now between London & Dublin and they are always a great focal point to meet & network with those within the Data Centre | Mission Critical Industry and I have been lucky enough to meet such valuable supply chain partners from them to this day.

Unfortunately, with how 2020 has panned out with COVID19, a lot of such events have had to resort to virtual and online conferences; and I have attended many.

I wasn’t shocked with how well curated and set up DC.ME GOES VIRTUAL 2020 was with the efforts Caroline & the team go to with their usual quarterly physical events and very much look forward to the next instalment.

October 2020

Eugene Smith

International Business Development Executive, Jones Engineering Group

A great event, with lots of new and exciting technologies to look at!

October 2020

Edward Vigor-Messenger

Director, Deerns

As usual, Caroline and the team at DATCENTRE.ME managed to pull together all the best brains in the industry, all in one place to chat and learn from each other – this time in a virtual space.  That is the epitome of ‘professionalism'! Amazing!

October 2020

Stephen Bowes-Phipps

Senior Data Centre Consultant, PTS Consulting

I was very impressed by how DC.ME had got the virtual conference all set up.  Good format, clear to use & engaging.

The topics, presenters & exhibitors were all very relevant to the DC Market and the amount of useful/helpful material to take away was ideal.

Looking forward to next year either virtual or in person (fingers crossed!)

October 2020

Ian Munro

Technical Director, Atkins

Being a regular at the London Data Centre events, I was amazed with the quality and professionalism of the DATACENTRE.ME virtual conference & exhibition provided.

It was easy to use and navigate through the agenda. The agenda was well thought out, informative and fun.

I can see this being the new “norm”. It brought interesting topics to the forefront and available to a new global audience.

The only thing missing was the drinks in the evening sadly, maybe Caroline needs to post out some beers beforehand next time. Ha ha ha.

But “hats off” to Caroline and team for such a professional dynamic virtual conference. I look forward to the next one with excitement.

October 2020

Richard Stern

Data Centre Project Manager, Watch this space!

Being that this year has scuppered just about any plans that any of us have had, I was slightly sceptical about a virtual DATACENTRE.ME event.  Should have known Caroline and the team would have smashed it. Sat through a fair few of the relevant to me seminars which I found informative.

The only thing missing was the G&T!

Well done!  Looking forward to the next one.

Mark Taylor

M&E Project Lead, Multiplex

Congratulations to Caroline and all the DATACENTRE.ME team!

The DCME GOES VIRTUAL event was very successful and Rentaload was proud to be a part of it.

The virtual platform was great, the conference program very interesting and the chats very user-friendly.

Until we are able to attend the great DATACENTRE.ME networking events again, this is an excellent alternative.

October 2020

David Guedes

Sales Director, Rentaload UK & Ireland

I attended a number of the seminars/presentations held during the DCME GOES VIRTUAL conference.  The topics were informative, well presented and the ability to attend virtually whilst still continuing my day job, made excellent sense.  Look forward to more similar events until the world becomes normal again.

October 2020

Kevan Harrison

Project Manager, CyrusOne

This was my first virtual conference.  I was very impressed.  Well organised by the team at DATACENTRE.ME.  I attended a few seminars and presentations which I found interesting and informative.

Definitely recommended and will attend the next.

Thanks again for organising and a great event!

October 2020

Neil Grover

Associate Director, Faithful+Gould

Great conference.  I love the format and the layout. I'm under pressure this week so I’m hopping in and out, listening to the topics that are close to our business.

Really great!

October 2020

Eddie Kilbane

CEO and Co-Founder, Dataplex Group

This was our first ‘virtual’ networking event, and while nothing can quite replicate the face-to-face nature of a traditional expo, this was the next best thing and actually exceeded our initial expectations.

We gained several solid leads over the two days and made plenty of new connections and contacts. While the broad range of informative seminars and CPD sessions compared favourably with anything you’d find at any major industry conference too.

Well done to Caroline, Ruth and the DC.ME team and we look forward to their next event!

October 2020

Chris Owens

Content Editor, Riello UPS

DCME GOES VIRTUAL – Well it certainly did… Had a great 2 days online as Lead Sponsors of this great event. Some very interesting seminars and had plenty of visitors to our booth. Well done Caroline, Ruth & Team for a very well put together online conference. Looking forward to the next one…

October 2020

Alison McGee

Quality Director, Durata

This was a fantastic idea in these tough times and I was really impressed with the ease to navigate the exhibitors, chat rooms and the informative seminars during the 2 days.

The exhibition side was extremely well laid out making it feel like you were there in an exhibition hall looking at everyone stands peruse their stands and then chat with them.

Hopefully next time would see the return of face to face meetings but if not I would highly recommend and look forward to the next virtual event.

October 2020

Ian Perton

Director, CSS Facilities Services Ltd

The DATACENTRE.ME events have been some of my favourite to attend recently. Caroline and her team always do a fantastic job to ensure that these are a productive networking forum…with a splash of fun! I have found that the guests at these events attend with the right intent – to make the most out of building their networks and are also welcoming to building new contacts – less cliques to navigate which is a hazard in the industry.

There are always a good mix of people (clients, contractors, consultants, suppliers, etc.) and I always walk away having connected with an array of individuals and gleaned knowledge from different aspects of the industry as well as having had a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

All the above is due, in no small part, to the hard work and attention to detail that Caroline and her team put into organising the events – they are constantly behind the scenes ensuring the evening is set up for the best interactions and cross pollination of their guests.
Thank you for another successful evening and I look forward to what the rest of the year has in store!

Haidee Gonsalves

Project Director, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Turner & Townsend

Thanks for organising last week’s event and I look forward to attending as many as possible next year. It is great to have someone (you) championing the cause for DC networking so we can keep in touch with old contacts and make some new ones along the way

Alfie Heyland

Operations Director, Mace

I have attended many networking events in the Data Centre Industry which have been very good, but the DATACENTRE.ME end user event I attended on Tuesday was by far the best. We did our research on the market and discovered, via different sources, that the best person to get in touch with was Caroline Hitchins, founder of DATACENTRE.ME because of her website and very well-organised events. We started by becoming a Silver sponsor for the Christmas Party in November 2017 – which we found very productive – and we decided that sponsoring DCME events would be the best way of moving forward for us.

I was fortunate enough to be invited by Riello UPS to attend the end user networking event on 10 July 2018. I enjoyed the great atmosphere and the mix of people – some of whom I already knew – plus many new ones, some of whom we are now looking to create new opportunities with. The event had over 150 people in attendance, ranging from big to small corporations, most of whom were end users and industry consultants. The only manufacturers and vendors present were the event and website sponsors. Conversation was focused on business but we had a good laugh too which made the atmosphere very relaxed.

After my enjoyable experience at the event, I strongly believe that anyone who is looking to create leads and get in touch with professionals in Data Centre Industry, DATACENTRE.ME is the best step to take. I would like to thank Caroline and the DCME team for their efforts and their welcoming approach. Carry on doing what you do best!

Octavian Chis

Managing Director, Connectium

Another successful DATACENTRE.ME networking event from Caroline and her team. All of these events are very well attended by decision makers and influencers from all business sectors, who rely on the quality of services and solutions from the sponsors, whose technologies occupy the data centre facilities that their businesses utilise.

The social atmosphere makes meeting new business connections and strengthening existing relationships easy and convivial. The effort and attention to detail by Caroline and her team, from badge to buffet, is clearly evident in the calibre of attendees and the constantly high attendance rate, which is further supported by the on-going commitment of relevant and innovative sponsors.

Jamie Donnelly

MD, SP McKinlay

For me, DATACENTRE.ME is a must attend event each quarter, it’s an opportunity to network face to face which is difficult to achieve with LinkedIn and other social media platforms! At each event there is an ideal opportunity to meet new industry professionals, re-engage with existing sector contacts and peers and share best practice throughout the industry. To have exposure to developing products and services that underpin the multi-tenanted data centre owner/operator proposition (via the various sponsor companies) is extremely useful too. Each event also offers other significant benefits via several sources; we have the opportunity to leverage the partnership and collaborative go to market options with like-minded data centre operators & MSPs whilst also benefiting significantly from the opportunity of being introduced to organisations with specific data centre requirements.

Kevin Holland

Client Director, Virtus Data Centres

We had a super evening networking and meeting others from the industry at the DATACENTRE.ME Christmas Party. It was a great moment seeing our logo on the list of sponsors and a brilliant way to kick-off Christmas! The evening was very positive for our business and we enjoyed meeting new personnel within the industry.

We decided to sponsor the DATACENTRE.ME Charity Christmas Party this year because we believed this would enable us to make new connections within the data centre industry and we were not disappointed. We would recommend any business working within this sector to get on board with DATACENTRE.ME!

Ashley Buckland

Managing Director, JB Associates

I wanted to thank you for a fantastic experience it was to attend your networking event. The experience started in the morning when my colleague registered me in the morning, you sent me all the required documents, registering was very easy and your team welcomed me by name. WOW!!! The number of people I was able to speak to was amazing, exchanging cards and making connections in LinkedIN the next day.

I wouldn’t recommend that everyone flies into London the night before and register the next morning, we would all drive you crazy, which you must be close to with all the work that goes into the preparation and the work afterwards. Many thanks again, I will plan my next trip around your events.

Bernhard Brandstetter

Director Germany, Turner & Townsend

This was my second DATACENTRE.ME event and as before the room was full of my industry peers and suppliers in a very cordial atmosphere with great food and drink.

When socialising, the data centre and hosting fraternity are a very friendly bunch, happy to discuss their challenges and successes and we all benefit from each other’s experiences.

Dotted around the edges were a chosen few suppliers who were sponsoring the event and happy to bring us up to speed on the latest technologies.

Yes a great networking and knowledge sharing industry event all done and dusted in the early evening so it did not eat into the business day.

Conleth McCallan

MD, Datanet.co.uk

I have attended several of these events now and I have found that they have got progressively better. My main objective in attending is to network with clients, end users, supply chain and consultants to hear about latest trends and developments, and to hear about who is working on new projects. The Design and Build event in Q1 2019 was the best yet; it was very well organised in a great venue, well supplied with food and drinks and attended by a very good mix of senior people from all sectors and disciplines. Well done Caroline and team and I look forward to seeing you at the next one.
Richard Herrington

Director, MiCiM

Caroline and Team. I wanted to write to say thank you for a great event on Tuesday. Everything was brilliant. Also, I wanted to say that your questionnaire idea was quite innovative.
I was pretty sceptical, at first, but the questionnaire and the prospect of an attractive prize to the winner forced me to talk to some of the sponsors that otherwise would have not spoken to. There were a number of very positive, and unexpected outcomes in these conversations with your sponsors which could produce good results for all involved.
Well done on taking the risk of putting the questionaire together and to promoting it in a clever way. Keep up the terrific work on behalf of the DC Industry.

Brian Clavin

Associate Director, Total Data Centre Solutions

For a few years we have attended and sponsored a number of the DATACENTRE.ME networking events and more recently signed up to become Premier Elite Sponsors of the website.

This decision was taken as testament to the organisation and visibility that both the networking events and website provide Bouygues E&S to both clients and our supply chain partners.

We look forward to many more opportunities in the coming year that the close relationship with the team will bring.

Steven Marles

Head of Sales and Business Development, Bouygues Energies & Services

I have attended many of the events that Caroline and her amazing DATACENTRE.ME team provide, and they continue to grow from strength to strength. There is a perfect mix of peers to ensure your evening is maximised for both relaxed networking or catching up with colleagues we are always too busy to keep in contact with! The venues selected for these events are always ideally suited, friendly and not stuffy in any way and the food is pitched just right. These events are always professionally organised and the DATACENTRE.ME team are like swans (you know they have worked tirelessly to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time, but this is achieved in a calm and graceful way). These are superb events and are a fixture in my calendar now.

Christopher Demwell

Director, CD International BSE

I have attended several of these events and always find them to be well organised, informative, busy and full of experienced professionals that are passionate about the industry. Whether to get yourself up to date with current trends, share stories with other parts of the industry or discuss better ways of doing things, this event does the job. The food and wine is great and assists with the atmosphere that the organisers create to get good conversations flowing.
Peter Newburn

Regional Director, Atkins

JB Associates has previously attended DATACENTRE.ME events and we have loved the experience. As a construction consultancy that continues to work on data centre projects, the events are perfect for networking and integrating ourselves within the industry. Caroline has succeeded in creating a relaxed yet professional space that we not only benefit from, but also look forward to attending. We hope to continue our relationship with DATACENTRE.ME for years to come and are grateful to be part of the community.
Dave Prince

Project Manager/Designer, JB Associates

As a relative newcomer to the datacentre industry I found the DATACENTRE.ME Event relaxed and welcoming. I was greeted warmly and found there to be a friendly, inclusive atmosphere. The atmosphere made it easy for me to make some really useful connections with people who I may not otherwise have been able to meet. The venue was great and was well suited. I was pleased with the mix of sponsors, some I have found particularly useful. I look forward to attending further events and building upon this experience.

Edward Medd

Managing Director, Honeycomb Projects Ltd

Thanks for a great event last night with lots of great networking and some good industry tech information.

As I turned up on my own, it was wonderful to receive such a warm welcome from you at the door, more like what I would expect from a long-term friend or colleague. Your sponsors were fabulous at sharing information, which made it a really comfortable networking event. I went to your event in the hope of achieving three things:

* Keeping up to date with the latest technology and smart thinking in Data Centres
* Expanding my network of contacts in the Data Centre arena
* Having some fun

Your event nailed all three perfectly!

Well done. Thanks again and get me on the list for the next event please.

Paul O’Callaghan MBA

Construction Manager - Europe, Global Switch

I would like to thank the DATACENTRE.ME team for inviting me to their networking events and especially to Caroline and Liz who do an outstanding job in organising such a large event at top level! Hats off! The DATACENTRE.ME events are welcomed by the technological industry, as the executives and technical people have the chance to meet others from their field, have a friendly chat and make their company more visible amongst other professionals; it is also a place where the competition stops for one evening and transforms into a single place where ideas, advice and thoughts are exchanged. It feels like the time spent with the other guests is very pleasant and definitely makes you come back for the next event! On behalf of the LDEX Group I would like to thank you for inviting us and you can count on us for the next events!
Iulian Gheorghe

Data Centre Supervisor, LDEX Group

Caroline’s portal DATACENTRE.ME and her flair for bringing people together have already brought us lots of new business. My advice to any data centre operator or supplier is not only get yourself a free listing on DATACENTRE.ME but consider a sponsorship package – they’re not expensive and probably one of the most cost effective and totally focused marketing options around.
Phil Turtle

Projects Director, Turtle Consulting Group

I would just like to say a big thank you to Caroline and her team at DATACENTRE.ME for their hospitality on well organised event on Tuesday 10th July 2018. It was a great choice of venue as well as a good opportunity to network with suppliers and others in the industry. I’m looking forward to the September 2018 event and would highly recommend it to anyone in the industry if they are looking for a well-run event with fantastic hosts and sponsors alike.
Gerry McKellar

Data Centre Manager, Virtus Data Centres

Hi Caroline, just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and your team on hosting a truly wonderful event this evening. Tonight has been a very rewarding and provided a fantastic opportunity to develop a network of like-minded individuals. I look forward to catching up soon and please pass on a big well done to your team as their effort was duly appreciated.

David Nash

Associate, AECOM

Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the event organised by DATACENTRE.ME. The team were incredibly helpful in making sure everything went to plan. It’s been a real pleasure in attending these events over the years. Everyone from attendees through to sponsors are down to earth; technical and the “Hub of Information Knowledge”.To complete the event, the catering was fantastic with lots of selections and there was plenty.
Hiten Patel

Head of Datacentre Operations Manager, STFC

As an invitee to the July Data Centre Operations DATACENTRE.ME event I would like to extend my thanks to Caroline and the team. What a great venue and lovely food and drinks not to mention the main event! I met some new and useful data centre industry contacts, what a good mix of attendees.
As always, the evening was well organised by Caroline and the team. Nothing was taken to chance with even the football shown on a big screen.”

Paul Carlaw

Director, PAC Consulting UK Ltd

I appreciated the kind invitation to the Data Centre networking event in London. It was extremely well organised and well attended. I particularly appreciated the informal and relaxed nature of the event as it gave me an excellent opportunity to chat at length with several key stakeholders in the industry. I met two companies who are setting up data centre operations in Finland. This was naturally of immense interest to me. I very much look forward to the next event in October.
Perry Le Dain

Trade Commissioner, Business Finland

I attend my first DATACENTRE.ME event recently, Caroline and all the team have created a fantastic environment for members of the industry to network and discuss the latest developments in this sector. The events are supported by market leading suppliers showcasing the latest in technologies. A thoroughly enjoyable evening, keep up the great work.
Chris Dorrian

Operations Manager, TMES / Throgmorton Mechanical & Electrical Services

Thank you for organising another very useful and enjoyable evening Caroline. As usual excellent networking, interesting sponsors and fine wine. This is now the premier event in our networking calendar and I cut short my visit to Stavanger to ensure I was there. Sponsor feedback to me was that these events return more ‘bang for the buck’ than any other including conferences and exhibitions they participate in
Jonathan H. Evans

Director, Total Data Centre Solutions

We decided to sponsor DATACENTRE.ME as not only does it allow us to present our locking and key management solutions and services to the relevant audience via their website, it also enables us to attend the relaxed and enjoyable events held throughout the year that are perfect for networking and learning more about the Datacentre sector.
Jenny Littlewood

CNI Business Development Manager, ABLOY

DATACENTRE.ME events have proven to be a great way to build a personal network with key influencers in the data centre industry.

Our sponsorship has been an important step in helping Durata to establish itself as a leading power and cooling design and installation service provider for data centres and edge computing facilities.

John McGee

Managing Director, Durata UK

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for arranging another great networking function last night. I have now attended the last two and found both very beneficial in terms of networking, meeting new and past peers and enhancing my knowledge base. I look forward to attending the next function

Dave Halmkan

Maintenance Manager, Planning & Design/Office Services, ViacomCBS

I found the DATACENTRE.ME event very useful in terms of catching up with key individuals in the sector in a relaxed and friendly environment. Most of the individuals that attended are extremely busy responding to the dynamic nature of today’s market so getting an opportunity to hear their latest news is very valuable
Brian Waddell

Director, Norman Disney & Young

Another fantastic event. The attendees are forever growing and it is great for our sector to come together like this on a quarterly basis.

Keep up the good work Caroline and team and see you at the next meeting!

All the best

David Bradley

Sales Manager, E+I ENGINEERING LTD

The networking event was wonderfully informal, friendly and most importantly very useful. It is no wonder when you select the right topic and combine it with the above you have successful events. I’m looking forward to the next one

Mike Goodwin

Owner, Dunwoody LLP

Thank you for inviting me to your do last night. I made some interesting contacts which I intend to write to presently. Also, I had good conversations with the product sellers and found that very rewarding too. It’s always good to keep up with developments.

Neil Winter

Facilities Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle, JLL

Thanks for last night – another great networking event!
Simon Green

Owner & Director , Green Building Design Consultants

DATACENTRE.ME events should become the MUST ATTEND event going forward!
Andrew McCreath

Director of Enterprise, Equinix

The site looks great!! Congratulations
Mat Bacon

Director, ARC:MC Ltd