By Juliet Umeh
Managing Director, Tier III certified facility in Africa, Rack Centre, Dr Ayotunde Coker, has emerged one of the 200 Power List individuals who is transforming the world data globally.
Coker was named by the UK-based publications dedicated to the global data industry, Data Economy, recently, as one of the personalities leading the global data economy
The publication showcased the personalities and executives around the world who are leading the global data economy through charting new innovations, technological breakthroughs and exceptional entrepreneurial skills sets and leadership.
Coker who is the Secretary-General of the Africa Data Association was also identified in the Global Top 50 executives by the respected publication in 2017.
The choice of Coker among the 200 as one of the most powerful drivers of Data Centre transformers demonstrates vividly that Data Centres based in Africa and the executives running them have not only come of age but are contributing immensely to the world’s digital transformation.
According to a recent study by Xalam Analytics, a research firm, the recent demand for data centre colocation services in Africa has been strong, driven by improving connectivity levels and rising data traffic volumes. As African digitisation has quickened, said Xalam Analytics, drivers of demand have been plentiful and going digital at a frenetic pace. Rack Centre which Coker has steered its affairs in the last four years, is a carrier- neutral state-of-the-art Tier III Certified data centre in Africa.