Canadian Summit Preview: Q&A with Michael Bucheit, ICE Data Centers on Canadian Opportunity

Michael Bucheit is the CEO of ICE Data Centers. Michael has over 20 years of executive-level experience in developing and managing digital infrastructure in the data center, cloud and communications industries. Prior to his responsibilities at I.C.E Datacenters and Metro Optic, he was Chief Executive Officer of FiberMedia Group, a multi-regional data center provider with 7 data centers in New York, New Jersey, Ohio and London, UK. Prior to FiberMedia, Michael was responsible for corporate development as well as C-Labs at Consonus Technologies, a leading multi-regional data center and IT services provider in the Southeastern and Western US. Michael also spent six years with GE Capital in Stamford, CT, where he built and managed a $70MM IT services business. In preparation for CapRE's Canadian Digital Transformation & Green Energy Innovation Summit on October 17, we caught up with Michael about what makes the Montréal arena tick, and how it fits into the rest of Canada's data center game. CapRE: Thank you for chatting with us, Michael. How have the last three to six months been going? How would you characterize the market in that time? Bucheit: The market is more active than it was last year. I think that it has to do mostly with general economic growth all around and people having made their decision about how they want to manage the Cloud. And I think that was a prohibitor to growth for some time, especially on the corporate…