Kao Data develop and operate advanced data centres for high performance computing. Inspired by hyperscale and engineered for the cloud, AI and enterprise – we underpin the UK’s Innovation Corridor with optimised and world class digital infrastructure.
Kao Data’s campus is strategically located in Harlow, less than 20 miles from central London and ideally positioned within the Cambridge-Stansted-London ‘UK Innovation Corridor’.
The Innovation Corridor is the UK’s fastest growing economic region and a specialist area for life sciences laboratories, pharmaceutical multinationals, scientific research institutes and artificial intelligence start-ups. Globally prominent as a region for invention and enterprise, there are more patents per capita in the UK Innovation Corridor than Silicon Valley.
Kao Data’s ultra-low risk location is easily accessible from any of London’s centres of finance, commerce, or government, and equally from the science and research communities in-and-around Cambridge. Through London Stansted Airport we enjoy direct links to Europe, the US and Asia.
Why KAO Data joined iMasons Founding Partner Program
As a business Kao Data has tracked the progress of the Infrastructure Masons from its inception (and staff were active within the preceding UKDCIG which Simon Allen initiated). Members of our team have engaged and have participated in events held in UK, Europe and US and the feedback received has always been positive.
Senior management have a track record of driving innovation within the MTDC market with a portfolio of unprecedented industry firsts. We have provided stewardship for data centre industry, particularly with respect to sustainability and energy-efficiency and have made representation on draft legislation both in North America and directly in Brussel to the European Commission, educating regulators for the benefit of our global industry. As a collective it is more likely we will be able to accelerate change.
Partner Advisory Council Member
Paul Finch is interim CEO and COO at Kao Data, providing strategic direction and oversight to the company, and policy level leadership to the European and North American data centre industries. Named by Data Economy as one of the “Top Influencers in Data Centres, Cloud and Data”, Paul is a globally respected data centre thought-leader.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, Voting Executive committee member of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9 (2014-2018) and a TechUK Technical Committee Member. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Building Services Engineering, a PgDip in Engineering Management and is a graduate of the General Management Programme at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.