International Data Center Authority (IDCA) has announced that it has appointed Mark Thiele as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee of IDCA.

Mark Thiele’s successful career in Information Technology spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. Thiele has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives.

“Mark Thiele has a proven track record of solid leadership and commanding expertise. He has undertaken a grave task and embarked on journey that can set the future of mankind. He comes with the precise skill sets we needed to lead IDCA’s Standards Committee and ascend even greater heights. We are please to have Thiele as the Chairman of the Technical Standards Committee and I am sure working with him, in this capacity, will be a rewarding experience for the entire information technology and data center community”, said Mehdi Paryavi, Chairman of IDCA.

He currently serves as the CIO and CSO for Apcera. Prior to it, Thiele was the executive vice president of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the president and founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Thiele has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware, and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.

A globally recognized speaker at leading industry events on a wide range of topics including cloud, IoT, data center, DevOps, and IT leadership, Thiele is a regular content contributor to InformationWeek, GigaOm, Data Center Knowledge, and other publications. Thiele also serves on the technical advisory board of several startups.

On the account of his new appointment, Mark Thiele stated, “I'm honored to accept the position of Technical Standards Committee Chair to help drive IDCA’s mission and the Infinity Paradigm® effort. I'm looking forward to working closely with a long list of distinguished technical committee members as we move forward and bring the standards framework to reality.”