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2022 Luminaries

The Luminary Awards are given to those individuals who exemplify the values of the Infrastructure Masons organization. These winners have aligned their efforts with the core concepts of the iMasons’ brand and have contributed to the digital infrastructure industry with a powerful force. Infrastructure Masons recognize these builders and congratulate their achievements as they are inducted into the iMasons’ Hall of Fame. Nominees for the 2022 Luminary awards were submitted by the existing Hall of Fame cohort and then selected by the iMasons Board of Directors.

Chris Malone

On April 25, 2022 iMasons recognized Chris Malone as our newest Luminary Award Recipient at the Datacloud Congress Awards in Monaco.

Chris works with multi-disciplinary teams across Meta to develop integrated next-generation data center, hardware and software solutions and associated R&D investments.  He supports the Meta sustainability teams on energy and carbon reduction technology investments.

Previously, Chris was a Distinguished Engineer at Google with responsibility for data center infrastructure design, technology strategy and R&D investments.  He led the development of multiple generations of Google data center designs that have been deployed globally at the gigawatt scale.  Chris is an ASME Fellow, has authored numerous technical papers, and has been granted over 100 patents.

Chris received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and the BEng (with Highest Honors) from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Lee Kirby

On October 19, 2022 iMasons recognized Lee Kirby as a Luminary Award Recipient at the 2022 iMasons Award Show in London.

Lee is a Luminary award recipient because of his exceptional work improving the performance of critical infrastructure through sustainable solutions that reduce operating costs and drive industry trends. He served as President of The Uptime Institute, one of the premiere organizations in this industry, improving uptime, and reducing costs of the infrastructure we all rely on. His current passion is introducing military veterans and their families to our industry, providing them a path to a good career and helping ease the talent crisis in our industry.

Simon Allen

On October 19, 2022 iMasons recognized Simon Allen as a Luminary Award Recipient at the 2022 iMasons Award Show in London.

Simon has been one of iMasons’ Executive Director for the past five years. He has made significant contributions to the structure, implementation and promotion of iMasons’ strategic values all over the world. Simon lives and breathes our work across Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, and Technology. He is the ultimate iMasons ambassador uniting people and companies to better our industry. The majority of our events, including the iMasons’ awards, have happened because of his vision, leadership and tireless execution.

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