SKILLS & EDUCATION

Globally, the data center industry is experiencing a skill shortage.  With many seasoned data center employees reaching retirement age in a rapidly growing industry, data center operators face staffing problems.

Today, operators are struggling to recruit and retain sufficient qualified staff to provide and grow reliable operations. In Uptime Institute’s 2018 annual global survey of data center operators, over half of the respondents reported that they were having difficulty finding qualified candidates as well as retaining current staff.

The world of data centers is a very complex one. The staffing needs of data centers are therefore equally complex, ranging from facilities people to keep the power supply and cooling dependable, to people at the cutting edge of networking technology to keep the data center doing what data centers are supposed to do – keep data flowing.

Objectives:

There are many strategies for attracting and keeping data center staff. It is therefore vital for the industry to come together with the public sector and the educational systems to enable a future workforce for this dynamic industry. DDI is dedicated to bring together the various actors, in order to exchange information, network and find solutions to tackle one of the most pressing issues in the industry.

DDI’s dedicated skills committee working group will focus on the skills dilemma in Denmark, and work throughout the year on various projects, which will be reported to the members at DDI’s events during the year.

Skills Committee Working Group

Chair: Arnth Nielsen, Datacenter Gruppen

Working Group Members:

Christian Rueløkke, Niras

Martin Vang Jeppesen, NNIT

Events & Committee Meetings:

Networking Event: Data Center Specialist Week (Hosted by FMS and DatacenterGruppen, Week 21, Esbjerg)

Status update: Datacenters Denmark 2020 (29th May 2020)

DDI Skills Committee Meeting: February 2021

Status update: Winter Networking Meetup, (24th November)

UPCOMING RELATED EVENTS

TBC