Data Centre Industry Contribution of the Year
Lovisa is a young thought leader and influencer within the data centre industry, who has credentials far exceeding her 9 years of industry experience.
As Business Development Director for CBRE Data Center Solutions Lovisa is responsible for driving new business and innovation for datacenter clients across the globe. She brings expertise in strategic business development, successful multi-disciplinary team management and project delivery as well as sustainability and innovation initiatives as Sustainability Champion in the Nordics.
Previously, Lovisa was Head of Data Center Solutions for Siemens, responsible for all product segments and solutionsin the Nordcs, leading multi-disciplinary teams to ensure cutting edge project deliveries to hyperscale, enterprise and colocation data center clients. She also held several engineering positions, as well as holding responsibility for electrical distribution projects including switchgears, transformers, busbars, installing and commissioning as well as outdoor products, intelligent transformers, substations and microgrid/digital grid projects.
Lovisa is one of few women in the industry in a senior leadership role who also has a strong technical education and experience. She holds a Masters Degree in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering focusing on Energy Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Uppsala University. She also holds a Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP) certification.
Lovisa is a passionate ambassador for Sustainability within the digital infrastructure industry, and regularly speaks at industry vents and writes articles on the subject, as well as being involved in the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. She is a One Young World Ambassador and social intrapreneur, who is also passionate about diversity and inclusion, having founded a mentoring program for female students in SIV, a non-profit association for female and non-binary engineering students at Uppsala University.
Lovisa’s industry contributions can be summarised below:
Lovisa actively writes articles and participates in various data center forums to drive Diversity & Inclusion, sustainability and innovation topics within the data center industry.
After participating in the One Young World Summit 2015, Lovisa is a One Young World Ambassador. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership. As an ambassador she has access to the global network of 12,000+ young leaders to accelerate existing initiatives or establish new ventures and participate in an ongoing programme including caucuses, funding, peer-to-peer mentoring, and speaking engagements. Lovisa have been working with a group of social intrapreneurs to develop profitable new products and business models that creates value for society and her company.
Diversity & Inclusion
Lovisa is passionate about diversity and inclusion and have founded a mentoring program for female students in SIV, a non-profit association for female and non-binary engineering students at Uppsala University.
Lovisa has been working as a research intern at the Clinton Foundation in New York for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group– a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.
As Sustainability Champion within CBRE she holds educational forums on sustainability in data centres, and is responsible for training and education for technicians, on site teams and peers within the company.
Lovisa regularly speaks at industry events to generate awareness for sustainability within the industry
Lovisa has been driving several pilot projects over the years such as introducing intelligent dashboards for data centers, smart city initiatives and building a self-healing electricity grid in the Stockholm archipelago area that received the Siemens Ingenuity Award in 2016.