Meet the analyst team

Andy Lawrence

Executive Director of Research

Andy is a founding member and the Executive Director of Research for Uptime Institute Intelligence, which analyzes and explains trends shaping the critical infrastructure industry. He has extensive experience analyzing developments in IT, emerging technologies, data centers and infrastructure, and advising companies on technical and business strategies.

Daniel Bizo

Research Director

Daniel serves as Research Director at Uptime Institute. Over the past 15 years, he has covered the business and technology of enterprise IT and infrastructure in various roles, the past ten years as an industry analyst and advisor. His research includes sustainability, operations, and energy efficiency within the data center, on topics like emerging battery technologies, thermal operation guidelines, and processor chip technology.

Adam Page

Research Affiliate (Operational Resiliency)

Adam spent three decades in regulated financial environments, from investment banking (equities research and corporate finance) to private equity and venture capital. He has an MSc in Finance from the London Business School and an MA in Philosophy and AI.

Douglas Donnellan

Research Analyst

Douglas is a Research Associate at Uptime Institute covering sustainability in data centers. His background includes environmental research and communications, with a strong focus on education.

Dr. Tomas Rahkonen

Research Director of Distributed Data Centers

Dr. Rahkonen is the Research Director of Distributed Data Centers at Uptime Institute. Rahkonen has spent the last 25 years in positions within the telecommunications, mobile communications, and data center sectors globally, and most recently served as the CTO of Flexenclosure, where he managed the design and delivery of prefab data centers across four continents.

Jabari Williams-George

Senior Research Analyst

Jabari is a Senior Research Analyst for Uptime Intelligence. He provides critical analysis on a variety of topics relating to digital critical infrastructure, particularly in the areas of mechanical and electrical data center engineering. He has a decade of experience in oil and gas, and critical facility design and construction.

Jacqueline Davis

Research Analyst

Jacqueline is a Research Analyst at Uptime Institute covering global trends and technologies that underpin critical digital infrastructure. Her background includes environmental monitoring and data interpretation in the environmental compliance and health and safety fields.

Jay Dietrich

Research Director of Sustainability

Jay is the Research Director of Sustainability at Uptime Institute. Dietrich looks beyond the hype to analyze the transformations required in energy and IT systems, data centers and software management systems, and intra-organizational collaboration, both within and between companies, to deliver sustainable data center operations.

John O'Brien

Senior Research Analyst

John is Uptime Institute’s Senior Research Analyst for Cloud and Software Automation. As a technology industry analyst for over two decades, John has been analyzing the impact of cloud migration, modernization and optimization for the past decade. John covers hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, sustainability, and emerging AIOps, DataOps and FinOps practices.

Max Smolaks

Research Analyst

Max is a Research Analyst at Uptime Institute Intelligence. Mr Smolaks’ expertise spans digital infrastructure management software, power and cooling equipment, and regulations and standards. He has 10 years’ experience as a technology journalist, reporting on innovation in IT and data center infrastructure.

Michael O'Neil

Consulting Analyst - Cybersecurity

Michael is a Consulting Analyst — Cybersecurity at Uptime Intelligence. He has 30 years’ experience as a technology industry analyst and writer, known globally for work in channels and alliances, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity. He is the principal author of the book The executive guide to zero trust.

Peter Judge

Senior Research Analyst

Peter is a Senior Research Analyst at Uptime Intelligence. His expertise includes sustainability, energy efficiency, power and cooling in data centers. He has been a technology journalist for 30 years and has specialized in data centers for the past 10 years.

Rosa Lawrence

Research Associate

Rosa Lawrence is Research Associate for Uptime Intelligence. She recently graduated from The University of Manchester with a master's degree in chemistry. Her interests include sustainable energy and reducing the environmental footprint of infrastructure. Previous research has covered dielectric fluids for electronic cooling systems and battery chemistry.

Rose Weinschenk

Research Associate

Rose is a Research Associate at Uptime Institute covering staffing and education in data centers. Her background includes psychology research, with a focus on ethics.