Mr. Collerton is the Managing Director of the Uptime Institute in Europe, Middle East and Africa, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in the region. Mr. Collerton joined the Uptime Institute in April 2012, and has established a dynamic team based in London and Dubai, focusing on the EMEA region. Mr. Collerton frequently represents the Uptime Institute at data centre industry events, drawing on his expertise in designing, building and operating data centres. He has gained extensive experience in data centre operations, data centre training and staffing, consolidation of data centres and establishment of data centres in new markets and geographies.


Steve Sims has worked in the fire suppression industry for over 21 years, starting out as a designer and moving on to sales and sales-team management across EMEA.  He is currently a Business Development Manager, specialising in gaseous suppression systems. Tyco Fire Protection Products (part of Johnson Controls), are world-leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative life-safety and security products, with a National Head Office in Manchester.

Expertise in the fields of national and international standards and compliance assessment. Experienced in information security standards for Government, Military and various business sectors (pharmaceutical, telco, financial, IT and security printing sectors). Advised on the establishment of standards at national and international level. Particular expertise in the field of electronic signatures, developing national legislation and national regulatory bodies to govern the use and legal basis for electronic signatures.