Jury of the
GDA Young Talent Award

Jury of the GDA Young Talent Award

The award winners are selected by an independent jury headed by Prof. Dr. Peter Radgen. Experts from various fields were recruited for the jury of the GDA Young Talent Award - GDA would like to thank the jury members for their commitment.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Radgen
Chair of Energy Efficiency at the Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use (IER) | University of Stuttgart

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Radgen holds the Chair of Energy Efficiency at the Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use (IER) at the University of Stuttgart and is a board member of the German Data Center Association e.V. Peter Radgen researches and teaches in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability in data centers and industry. He pays particular attention to the potentials in the area of cross-cutting technologies and waste heat utilization.

Inga Janović
Business editor | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.)

Inga Janović, is a trained carpenter, studied political science and is a trained editor. She has been working for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.) since May 2018. As a member of the Rhine-Main business editorial team, Inga Janović is responsible for Metropol magazine, F.A.Z.'s business magazine for the Rhine-Main region. She regularly reports on current developments at the data center location Frankfurt.


Peter Junker
Associate Partner | Drees & Sommer

Peter Junker has been with Drees & Sommer since 2010 and is responsible for the ICT sector as an Associate Partner. He studied building and electrical engineering and has been working in the data center industry since 2007, first as a specialist planner and later as a consultant. In his current role, Peter Junker is heavily involved in the sustainable construction and operation of data centers.

Najat Messaoud
Senior Director | Azure Business Group

Najat Messaoud, Senior Director Azure Business Group, is responsible for the growth of the Azure Solution Business in Germany across the Data & AI and App & Infra portfolio. She is responsible for overall go-to-market, strategic planning, shaping growth initiatives and supporting customers and partners. Najat Messaoud is a member of the German Leadership Team, Head of Women in Tech and member of the Global Cloud Leadership Team.

Dr. Jörg Schröper
Editor in Chief | connect professional

Dr. Jörg Schröper holds a degree in physics with a specialization in high-temperature superconductivity and has worked as an IT journalist for more than 25 years, initially for Unix, Windows and Linux magazines. As editor-in-chief of the network trade journal connect professional (former LANline), he has also been responsible for the topics of IT infrastructure and data center technology for around 20 years.

Dieter Stehle
GM and Executive Director Infrastructure Solution Group, DACH Region | Lenovo

As General Manager and Executive Director of the Infrastructure Solution Group, Dieter Stehle is responsible for Lenovo's server, storage and network business in the DACH region. Dieter Stehle has been with Lenovo since 2015, having previously held various positions at IBM.

Antje Tauchmann
Head of Marketing | maincubes

As Head of Marketing at maincubes, Antje Tauchmann is responsible for corporate communications, personnel and the budget of the data center operator's European marketing. She has been with maincubes since 2017, having previously worked - including in management positions - in scientific publishing houses and communications agencies. Antje Tauchmann studied Computer Science & Media, Media Production and graduated with a degree in engineering.



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