Promotion of Steven Horn to Managing Director – Europe

We are delighted to announce this well-deserved promotion

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Steven Horn to Managing Director – Europe.

Steven founded our UK/European business in 2014, and through his unique hands-on leadership style, he has achieved incredible success. Under his guidance, our business has grown to include a network of seven offices/entities in the UK and Europe, becoming a significant player in the region.

Steven initially joined Black & White in the UAE in 2008. His dedication and vision have been instrumental in driving our UK and European expansion, building a team of talented professionals, and establishing strong client relationships.

We all look forward to furthering our European expansion with Steven at the helm, as we aim to serve our clients across a wider geography through a blend of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. His commitment to excellence and innovation will undoubtedly lead us to new heights.

Please join us in congratulating Steven on his well-deserved promotion and we wish him continued success in his new role!

Black & White’s CEO, Mick Cairns Recognised in The CIO World’s Prestigious Feature

Mick Cairns features prominently in the ‘UAE’s Most Influential CEOs You Need to Know’ edition.

We are thrilled to share that Mick Cairns has been prominently featured in The CIO World’s highly anticipated edition titled ‘UAE’s Most Influential CEOs You Need to Know.’ This recognition highlights our CEO’s exceptional leadership, vision, and impact in the industry.

Read further to delve deeper into the insights and achievements of Mick Cairns, showcasing his remarkable contributions to the technology landscape and beyond.

P28: UAE’s Most Influential CEOs You Need to Know

Transformative journey of data centres and technologies in KSA: Insights from Black & White Engineering

Alistair Davis, Black & White director based in Dubai, took part in the Saudi Cloud and Data Centre Convention 2023.

In the world of data centres and evolving technology, Black & White Engineering stands as a leading MEP consultancy, specialising in intricate MEP engineering projects. Over the last decade, our focus has centred on the growing data centre industry, fostering strong partnerships with colocation providers and hyperscalers.

Recently, Alistair Davis, one of our directors based in Dubai took part in the Saudi Cloud and Data Centre Convention 2023. His engagement delved into the dynamic world of data centres, cloud technologies, and their evolving landscape, presenting valuable insights into the industry’s current state and prospects.

Reflecting on pivotal technological and innovational advancements, Alistair highlighted the game-changing impact of hyperscalers, Data sovereignty, sustainability, modular construction and the surge of streaming services. These innovations have significantly shaped the data centre landscape, bringing forth a new era of efficiency and sustainability.

Alistair’s exploration into the receptivity of data centres to technology shed light on future-ready designs and innovative integrations. These include developments such as Microsoft’s AI chips and liquid cooling systems, reflecting the industry’s commitment to embracing cutting-edge solutions.

Anticipating the future, Alistair emphasised the transformative potential of Machine Learning, IoT, and their profound implications across industries, from healthcare to everyday conveniences. The vision for future data centre innovations highlights AI, IoT, cloud strategies, 5G advancements, edge computing, and renewable energy integration as key drivers.

Furthermore, Alistair analysed the predictability of future technologies, showcasing the potential of AI-powered energy management and predictive maintenance systems. These advancements promise to optimise MEP systems for energy efficiency and refine data centre operations significantly.

Concluding thoughts highlighted Saudi Arabia’s strides in becoming a global leader in data-driven economies through initiatives like the SDAIA and visionary projects like NEOM and Qiddiya. However, challenges in IT capacity, talent retention, and deployment persist, emphasising the need for ongoing innovation and skilled workforce development.

Black & White Engineering remains committed to driving innovation and shaping the future of data centres and technologies. Contact us to explore how we can enhance your data centre projects, contributing to the tech-driven future.

Celebrating Women in Engineering!

This International Women in Engineering Day 2023, we highlight how Black & White is making strides in supporting and empowering women in the industry.