About us

Leading the way in data centre intelligence

Data centres play a pivotal role in the modern world and their importance is growing every day. Yet, when we first came on the scene in 2018, obtaining accurate information on data centres and development sites was difficult. Frustrated by this lack of reliable, transparent data, we launched our first platform. And we haven’t stopped innovating since.

Our Team

Our team has a wealth of experience in the data centre sector, with specialist knowledge in real estate, technology and data centre operations. This enables us to understand the specifics of a wide range of international markets.

Edward Galvin

Founder & Chief Executive

Ed has extensive specialist experience within the data centre industry. He worked for CBRE, providing real estate consultancy services within the data centre solutions team. Then he struck out on his own, becoming an independent consultant focused on site selection, market intelligence, business case reviews and commercial property advice.

Ed is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has master's degrees in property valuation and law from Cass Business School and theology from Cambridge University.

Alan Froggatt

Chairman

Alan has a wealth of real estate experience He joined Richard Ellis, the largest commercial real estate services company in the world, in 1971, becoming a Partner in 1984. He was elected as UK Managing Partner in 1995 and was appointed to the main board of NYSE-quoted Insignia Financial Group in 2001. He served as Chief Executive of the EMEA region, as a member of the global executive board and as a member of the strategic planning committee until 2005.

Since 2006, Alan has practiced as Touchstone Advisers, providing high-level strategic consultancy services.

Will King

Managing Director

Will is an experienced data centre professional with strong technical knowledge. After completing a degree in real estate, he joined Volta Data Centres as part of the commercial team, where he oversaw sales and marketing.

In 2014, he joined Colliers International, establishing a new data centre advisory team across the EMEA region, which later expanded to support the business globally. He went on to become its Head of Data Centres, before joining us in 2020.

Robert Hegblom

Head of Product & Strategy

Rob has over 20 years experience developing corporate and business strategies for data centres and telecommunications operators.

Most recently, Rob was Director of Product Strategy for EdgeConneX, defining and marketing the service offering and customer experience for a new model of data centre service delivery. Prior to this, Rob designed next generation network strategies for Nextel International and created product initiatives for Sprint’s business division. Rob has also consulted leading technology companies at inCode Consulting (an Ericsson company).

Rob has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mike Tobin

Advisory Board

Mike is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer with over 30 years’ experience in the telecoms and technology sectors.

As the former CEO of Telecity, Mike built the business from £6m market cap to a £2.6bn business. He now holds multiple NED and Chairman roles with progressive businesses in the data centre and technology industries.

He has been recognised with a raft of industry awards over the years including: ‘Datacentre and Cloud Influencer of the Decade’ (Broadgroup); one of the ‘Top 25 Power Individuals of Industry’(Smith & Williamson); ‘UK IT Services Entrepreneur of the Year’(Ernst & Young); as well as receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘services to the data centre industry’ (Data Centre Europe Awards). In 2014, he was honoured with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to the Digital Economy.

Guy Willner

Advisory Board

Guy has many years experience in the data centre industry. Having co-founded IXEurope in 1998, which he subsequently sold to Equinix; in 2011 Guy went on to set up IXcellerate the leading data centre operator in Russia, followed by IXAfrica in 2019, to focus on African hypercloud projects.

In 2010, Guy founded the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), an alliance of emerging market data centre operators.

Prior to being sold to Permira in February 2015, Guy was an NED of Teraco Data Environments, a South African based data centre. He currently holds an NED role at Lamda Hellix in Athens.

Guy graduated in 1986 from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc in Engineering.

Luca Beltramino

Advisory Board

Luca is currently Senior VP of Global Programs at the Uptime Institute, one of the leading authorities in the data centre sector, as well as holding a number of NED roles in various technology companies.

He has been at the forefront of developments in the industry for many years. At SUPERNAP, he successfully launched the first switch data centre built outside the US. Prior to that Luca was Managing Director of Telecity Group Italy which subsequently became Equinix Italia.

In 2015 Luca co-founded the Open Hub Med (OHM), the first neutral internet hub in the Mediterranean basin.

Richard Brooks

CFO

Richard brings financial and broad industry experience to our management team. He qualified with Ernst & Young in 1984, then co-founded FD Solutions in the early 1990’s The business grew into the leading provider of flexible director services in the UK.

Richard is a board member of the Bio Industry Association Finance and Taxation Committee, is a regular presenter on entrepreneurship, and is Vice-chairman of PraxisUnico (the educational, not-for-profit organisation).

Greg Scorziello

COO

Greg is a tech entrepreneur with over 30 years of sales, operational and management expertise. He’s held numerous senior executive and board-level roles.

He was an early team member of EMC and, as the Founder of Bi-Tech Solutions, negotiated a successful exit in 2002. Greg became CEO of Global Switch in 2007 and was then appointed IBM Director of Sales in 2008. Today he is an active investor in multiple start-ups.

Louise Jarvis

Business Development Director

Louise has extensive technical knowledge of mission-critical environments, as well as an in-depth understanding of the data centre industry. She’s worked for major global operators such as Zenium, Sentrum, Global Switch, Telehouse and disaster recovery specialists SunGard. She was one of the founding investors in Zenium, as well as its Global Sales Director. The company was sold to CyrusOne in 2018 for $440m.

Suzie Ball

Marketing Director

Suzie is a specialist in business-to-business marketing with considerable experience in the technology and technical real estate sectors. In particular, she has an in-depth understanding of the complexities of marketing mission-critical environments having devised and managed global programmes for several of the leading operators including Zenium, Sentrum, Optimum Data Centres, Digital Realty and Global Switch.

Xena Serrat

Senior Analyst

Xena focuses on the Asian, Middle Eastern and French-speaking markets of Europe. Before joining us, she worked in private equity fund management in the UK and client relationship management in the UAE. Xena graduated with degrees in economics, finance and business in Australia.

Christian Tshishiku

Senior Analyst

Christian’s primary focus is on the DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) region in Europe, as well as Africa. He speaks four languages (German, French, English and Lingala), which allows him to work at detailed levels across various key markets. Christian has a BA in Business Management, as well as many years of experience in research and analysis.

Clara Ramirez

Senior Analyst

Clara looks after the Iberian Peninsula, as well as the UK and Irish markets. Before joining us, she was involved in commercial and legal due diligence, as well as reputational risk analysis. Fluent in Spanish, she holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Institute of Technology & Higher Education (Tecnológico de Monterrey) in Queretaro, Mexico.

Rupert Duckworth

Senior Consultant

Rupert has a real estate background having previously worked as a chartered surveyor at GL Hearn, one of the leading UK consultancies serving both private and public sector clients.

He has experience in development management across a range of asset classes including market research, appraisals, feasibility studies and development option modelling.

Rupert is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Real Estate from Oxford Brookes University.

Jenna Patel

Research Analyst

Jenna’s primary focus is the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining us, she worked in various data analyst roles. Jenna graduated with honours from Nottingham Trent University in international business SW. She’s fluent in Gujarati and Mandarin.

Jovita Januskeviciute

Research Analyst

Jovita’s background is in real estate. She holds a master’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Huddersfield. Jovita is fluent in Lithuanian and Russian.

Lilli Flynn

Research Analyst

As part of DC Byte's US team, Lilli will be looking after the prolific Virginia area.

Lilli has extensive report writing, research and analysis experience both in the data centre and beyond.

She was born and raised in Washington DC and is located a short distance from the data centre capital of the United States in Ashburn, Virginia.

One of the world’s most sophisticated specialist real estate information platforms

Our platform provides a complete view of the global data centre market and covers both colocation and self-build enterprise assets. It’s continually updated and validated in real time and includes both data centre operators’ user-generated data and our own researched content.

Much more than data

We’re constantly working to help our clients get more from our data. We’ve introduced a range of cutting edge analytical tools for subscribers called DC Byte Analytics. They help you instantly view company and market analytics, create custom markets and benchmark performance and trends.

We’ve also developed a range of project management and collaboration tools for subscribers called DC Byte ReSolve. You can use them to build a private library of data centre listings, keep track of your new business prospects and share information with colleagues or clients.

But we’ve no intention of stopping there. Restlessly innovating and constantly improving, we’re always looking for new ways to help you get a deeper, richer understanding of the global data centre sector.

Working with DC Byte

Our team is constantly growing. If you’re interested in a career with DC Byte please get in touch.

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