For over 11 years, Jim served in various leadership roles at Digital Realty Trust including CTO with responsibilities spanning the Portfolio Operations Group, which includes global property operations, technical operations, customer service, security and data center services functions. Previously, Mr. Smith was responsible for overseeing data center development, power procurement and energy management. Mr. Smith joined the Company in November 2004 as Engineering Director. Thereafter, Mr. Smith served as Vice President, Engineering from January 2007 to December 2007. Jim has over 16 years of data center development experience, including as Chief Technical Officer at Colo.com, Founder and General Manager of ATMnet, which was acquired by Verio in 1997, and General Manager at 360networks. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School.
Former CTO, Data Center Executive, 3rd Degree Master, AC Member: 2016-Present
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