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Gerhard Nel

Product Manager

Data Centre

About

Gerhard has worked in the IT Industry for over 12 years, mostly in the financial industry, and has been involved in several prominent software development projects and deployments in South Africa. Currently Gerhard is a Product Manager responsible for the design, build and commissioning of Standard Bank’s Data Centres in Africa and oversees ongoing infrastructure implementations in Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Lesotho, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and several other African countries. Gerhard has a Master’s degree from the University of Pretoria, is a Certified Data Centre Specialist and Prince2 practitioner and has published various articles in scientific journals. Recently Gerhard presented a paper at the Data Centre World conference in Las Vegas on “Data center challenges in Africa”, as well as presentations at the IDC Data Center Trends and Strategies conference in Johannesburg and the Data Center Central Conference on “Bridging the gap between data centre design theory and the perceived reality of day-to-day operations and real threats within the data center environment.