Gérard Thibault is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Kao Data and he oversees the technical design and construction of all aspects of the data centre. As CTO, Gérard draws on over 40 years of experience within the electrical engineering industry and more specifically 20 years as a technical thought-leader within the international data centre sector. Gérard joined Kao Data after an 11-year assignment at Digital Realty Trust where as Vice President of Design for the EMEA region, he had responsibility for the design and implementation of over 150MW of data centre space across 24 sites globally, including 15 new build European projects. Prior to Digital Realty Trust he held senior positions at Global Crossing and CBRE. A Chartered Engineer having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Gérard has also been recognised by the Uptime Institute as an Accredited Tier Designer.