Randolph Borron

Vice Chairman – Global Data Center Advisory Group
at Cushman & Wakefield

Randolph is a Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield with 36 years of experience in data center and portfolio optimization site acquisition and disposition, lease negotiations, and over 37 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate. His data center expertise covers site selection, risk analysis, portfolio strategy, Real Estate strategic planning, and account management. He is one of the founding members of Cushman & Wakefield’s Data Center Advisory Group. This highly specialized group is made up of uniquely qualified real estate brokers who understand the specialized requirements of mission critical environments. He ensures that his client’s real estate solutions create optimum efficiency and minimized risk while meeting the business’ needs.

Randolph is a consistent top producer in Cushman & Wakefield, achieving Top 100 recognition in the Americas every year since 2012. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Degree in Urban Development and Economics. He is a member of SIOR, CoreNet Global, and NAIOP, TREB, OREA, CREA, AFCOM and is on the Foundation Board of Providence Healthcare.

Major clients include: AT&T, Bell Canada, Blackboard, Bank of Montreal, Brown Brothers Harriman, CentriLogic, CenturyLink, CGI, Cogeco, Cologix, Dell, Digital Realty, Dupont Fabros, Equinix, Ericsson Canada, Facebook, Global Crossing, IBM, Level 3, Loblaws, Microsoft, Networks, Royal Bank of Canada, Rogers, SoftLayer, Sun Life Financial, TELUS, TeraGo Networks and Toronto-Dominion Bank

Awards: Cushman & Wakefield’s Hall of Fame, 2014 induction/CoreNet REmmy Award for Innovative Workplace, 2014/SIOR Broker of the Year, 2015 & 2016/NAIOP REX Award Transaction of the Year, 2015/Power Broker of the Year, 2016 CoStar/Top Producer in Canada – ongoing/Cushman & Wakefield’s President’s Round Table Honors consistently/Awarded the Cushman & Wakefield’s Award of Excellence

Speaking: May 6

Digital Innovation: What are other organizations doing to optimize their IT platforms?

The continued acceleration of Digital Transformation is creating disruption within organizations and the marketplace. Many public and private organizations have adopted multi-faceted strategies to support their IT platforms and are balancing cloud, collocation and owned data centers. Some organizations are developing new global best practices for their digital portfolios that will support their businesses into the future. The successes and mistakes of others and the evolving challenges within the data center industry provide useful examples of what to do and what not to do to optimize your IT platform and avoid risks.

What are the top 5 best practices for owned and leased data centers, colocation and cloud transformation?
What are the top 5 dos and don’ts to create a strategic plan for your IT platform in an age of disruption?
What are the top 5 evolving risks of digital transformation that you need to be aware of and prepared for?