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April/May/June 2020 I 25 AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES: Mike Connaughton, RCDD, CDCD is the market segment manager for Nexans Data Center Solutions. He joined Nexans in 2008. Mike received his BSEET degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA) in 1990 and has been involved in optical fiber cable engineering ever since. He has been a Registered Communications Distribu- tion Designer (BICSI) since 1997 and a Certified Data Center Designer (CNet) since 2014. He has received the Aegis Excel- lence Award from the U.S. Navy for his work on the Fiber Optic Cable Steering Committee and was a key member of the commit- tee that developed the SMPTE 311M standard for a hybrid fiber optic HD camera cable. He has participated in fiber-related stan- dardization meetings with TIA, ICEA, ANSI and IEEE. Mike can be reached at mike.connaughton@nexans.com. Brooke Ford is the product manager at Nexans for the Fiber Connectivity product line, responsible for the portfolio strategy and bringing valued solutions to data center customers. He has over 20 years of product management and product marketing experience, serving the telecom, data center, cable/MSO, and U.S. federal government markets with a versatile knowledge of customers' fiber optic access and transport networks. Previously, Brooke held product management leadership roles at Coriant and Tellabs, managing packet optical and data transport product lines. He graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Brooke can be reached at brooke.ford@nexans.com. Joost Grillaert, Ph.D. is product manager fibre at Nexans Cabling Solutions. He joined the company in 2007 focusing on products for both the enterprise market and increasingly the data center market. Prior to joining Nexans, Joost worked as global technical marketing manager for Cabot Microelectronics Corpora- tion and obtained a Ph.D at University of Leuven, Belgium. Joost can be reached at joost.grillaert@nexans.com. Michael Wang is product and technical director for Nexans in the Asia Pacific region. Involved in the cabling industry since 2006, Michael has in-depth experience in the areas of technical engineering and project management. He joined Nexans in 2010 and is a member of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC25 WG3 and a member of the China standardization group SAC/TC 28/SC 25/WG2. He graduated from East China Normal University with a degree in physics and later obtained a master's degree in project manage- ment from Fudan University. Contact Michael at michael.wang@nexans.com. • Essentials of Data Center Projects, First Edition • ANSI/BICSI 002-2019: Data Center Design • BICSI 009-2019: Data Center Operations • DC101: Introduction to Data Center Design • DC102: Applied Data Center Design and Best Practices • DCDC Test Preparation Course • DCDC Test Prep Flash Cards • DCDC Credentialing Exam NEW DC TOOLS FOR NEW DC KNOWLEDGE bicsi.org/dcdc TM Trust the new BICSI DCDC Program to teach you the evolving skill set of an expert data center designer. Further your knowledge. Further your career. The Complete BICSI Data Center Design Consultant ™ (DCDC ™ ) Program

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