Brisbane Airport Data Centre Wins National 'Sustainable' Award
Brisbane Airport is going green just in time for the carbon tax implementation on 1 July.
The iseek Communications Data Centre located at the airdrome has been honoured with the ‘WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings’ at the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovations and Excellence Awards 2012 in Sydney.
“This award highlights the commitment to our customers to provide sustainable and power efficient facilities whilst not compromising on security and service availability,” said iseek managing director Jason Gomersall in a media release after the award announcement.
The iseek Data Centre has achieved a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) rating of 1.3 by the Green Grid, which is among the lowest indexes in the country.
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“The development provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities and establishes a new industry standard for the next generation of green data centres in Australia,” said Ken Morrison, COO of the Property Council of Australia.
“Congratulations go to iseek Data Centre for demonstrating leading sustainability practices that reduced the project’s eco footprint over the entire lifecycle.”
iseek beat out eight other contenders to take home the national award.
Amobee Appoints Nick Brien As CEO
In its latest strategic move, Amobee—a global multimedia advertising leader—announced that Nick Brien will be its Chief Executive Officer. The company is entirely owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology organisation, which provides consumers with mobile, broadband, and TV and businesses with data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cybersecurity tools.
Brien, who has worked for Microsoft, Intel, P&G, and American Express, will take over to drive the next generation of advertising tech. Said Evangelos Simoudis, Chairman of the Board of Amobee: ‘Nick has the deep expertise in advertising that we need to seize the market opportunities ahead’.
How Did Brien Get Here?
Before joining Amobee, Brien led 15,000 people across 40 divisions as CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International. For thirty years, he’s helped brands pilot unique advertisements, keeping up with the latest trends. He’s served as CEO of McCann Worldgroup, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, President of Hearst Marketing Services, and CEO of iCrossing. Over the course of his career, he’s consistently strategised how to keep up with digital shifts. Now, he’ll capitalise on Amobee’s legions of experienced data scientists and developers.
‘I’m excited to be joining Amobee at such a transformative time in our industry’, Brien explained. ‘We’ll pilot advertising accountability and intelligent decisioning. And there’s no doubt in my mind that optimising media performance—whether you’re targeting, planning, buying, or delivering—can only be achieved using applied science, machine learning, and data analytics’.
What Does This Mean for Amobee?
Amobee is set on growing its personal brand within the advertising sector. As APAC social media influencers, Gen Z growth hackers, and viral content producers start to enter the field, established companies will be working doubly hard to keep up. Amobee, however, is still looking good. With a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech, a Forrester New Wave recognition, and now, Nick Brien as CEO, the firm is set up for success.