Judge

Bob Sharon
Bob
Sharon
Chief Innovation Officer
Blue IoT

Bob Sharon is a passionate "Disruptor" with over 30 years of commercial experience in the I.T., data centres, sustainability, Smart Buildings and the IoT spaces. He is a recognized industry advisor and expert in IoT, Data Centre, Cyber Security, energy and infrastructure efficiency and integration. He is committed to innovation in the data centre industry, the delivery of smart buildings and cities leveraging new financial models, technologies, the cloud and the IoT. He is the Chief Innovation Officer for Blue IoT and a member of the Executive Council of the IoTAA.

Bob is a NABERS assessor who has been privileged to have conducted the world's first NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) Data Centre rating back in 2013 which was for Fujitsu in Melbourne, Australia. Bob has since certified several of the most energy efficient DCs in Australia. Bob also supplied the first commercial firewall in Australia which was to the Australian government back in 1994, Checkpoint Firewall 1 ver 1.0.

Bob has been speaking at conferences for the last 10 years all over Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and China with respect to data centres and cyber security for smart buildings, grids and cities. He is an eminently qualified data centre judge over the past 5 years judging in APAC, SEA, NEA, China and India. He was also a judge on the construction awards panel for the recently held Sydney Build 2018.