Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres (ADC), part of Liquid Telecom, has been elected as Vice President of Africa Data Center Association; a new membership organisation dedicated to driving awareness of the data centre industry in Africa.
Africa Data Center Association was launched at the DataCloud Africa Leadership Summit 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco, with nearly 30 founding members. It aims to drive the continent’s data centre sector forward and bring Africa closer to more developed markets standards.
(TOP: Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres).
Duproz brings over 20 years of industry experience to the association, and currently oversees the commercial and operational development of ADC’s four interconnected data centres across Africa. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board for the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) and acted as Vice President Member of the French DataCentre Association (CESIT).
“The data centre sector will play a fundamental role in growing digital economies across Africa, and it is important during these early stages of development that we raise the profile of the sector amongst key stakeholders. I am proud to serve under the leadership of our Chairman Fatoumata Sarr Dieng and excited to be a part of the new Africa Data Center Association,” said Stephane Duproz, CEO at Africa Data Centres.
Over the coming months, Africa Data Center Association will focus on addressing three key challenges facing the region’s data centre sector. These include increasing the volume of data hosted in Africa; addressing latency and connectivity issues in the region; and establishing data centres as a bigger player in the digital economy.
ADC offer the perfect hosting location for African and international companies which need to protect their business-critical applications and data in Africa. The ADC facilities are located at major regional trade hubs in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. With an abundance of local and international carriers as well as cloud and content providers physically connected or located at the facilities, Africa Data Centres are an integral part of Africa’s largest and most-peered open access network.