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CyrusOne Connects – Ep 3 The Digital Skills Gap: Growing the Talent Pool

February 13, 2023

The data center industry is experiencing a critical skills shortage and if it doesn’t evolve in time, it is only set to get worse.

As the recent Uptime Institute statistics suggest, half of existing engineering staff will retire by 2025, yet the number of staff needed to run the world’s data centers will grow from around 2 million to nearly 2.3 million by 2025, we need to act now.

In episode three we are delighted to welcome Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, CNet Training and Steve Hayward, Senior Director, European Operations at CyrusOne, to the podcast.

Guided by our Host, Matthew Pullen, EVP & MD Europe at CyrusOne we discuss the challenges of maintaining current workforces whilst growing the talent pool for the future. Our guests also share new approaches and fresh perspectives that organizations within the data center industry struggling to attract talent can adopt to combat this ongoing skills shortage.

We hope you enjoy this thought-provoking discussion with actionable advice, and thank you for listening. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please don’t forget to like, share, comment and subscribe.

Steve Hayward, Senior Director, European Operations, CyrusOne
Andrew Stevens, President and CEO, CNet Training

Further Reading:
Combatting the Data Center Industry’s Skills Gap