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“Rising star” comedian to host DataCloud Awards 2018 in Monaco

30 Apr 2018

With the Datacloud Awards just around the corner, the host has been announced.

Stand-up comedian, writer and actor Ellie Taylor will be the anchor of the awards in its 11th year celebrating the best companies, individuals, and technologies in the data centre and cloud industry.

BroadGroup chairman Philip Low says the event is recognised as the defining accolade for the IT infrastructure delivery industry, seeking genuine inspiration, innovation and standards of excellence.

“As one of the UK’s rising stars on the comedy circuit we are delighted to welcome Ellie Taylor to the Datacloud Awards 2018 who will be a fantastic host on a night that celebrates the ambition and passion of those defining the future of the global data economy,” says Low.

Taylor has established a strong presence on the comedy circuit with performances on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, The Mash Report, Drunk History, Plebs and more - in addition to being the presenter of BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid.

The gala evening will be held on 12th June 2018 in the breathtaking Salles des Etoiles at the Le Sporting Club venue in Monaco, as part of the forum Datacloud Europe in its 16th year that will run from the 12th-14th June 2018 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

BroadGroup expects more than 2000 senior data centre and cloud leaders and executives, their customers and investors from more than 160 countries  at the event that it has pegged as ‘Europe’s only must-attend data centre and cloud business forum’.

The full list of Datacloud Awards 2018 categories include:

  • Data Centre Leader of the Year
  • Cloud Leader of the Year
  • Excellence in Data Centre Service Award with Global Impact
  • Excellence in Data Centre Service Award with Local Impact
  • Best Data Centre Energy Solution Award 2018
  • Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility - Company of the Year
  • Data Centre Above and Beyond Award
  • Excellence in Data Centre Architecture and Design Award
  • Hyperscale Award
  • Data Centre Geographical Location Award
  • Circular Economy Leadership Award
  • Connectivity Provider of the Year Award
  • Best programme for Data Centre training and professional development
  • Excellence in Cloud Service Award with Global Impact
  • Excellence in Cloud Service Award with Local Impact
  • Enterprise Cloud Adoption Award
  • Upcoming Engineer of the Year Award
  • Marketer of the Year Award
  • Individual Industry Contribution – Ambassador Award
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