Data Economy publishes shortlist for the Finvest Global Awards 2020

In what is the first truly global awards for the financers, legal experts and advisory firms in the data centre, cloud and edge computing markets, the Finvest Global Awards 2020 will be the beacon that recognises those driving global deals.

London/Zurich – 09 February 2020 – Data Economy, the global data centre news website and media service, has announced the shortlist of companies and personalities for the Finvest Global Awards 2020, taking place The Dolder Grand, in Zurich, Switzerland, on 13 February 2020.

Organised by BroadGroup, the accolades will celebrate the best of best in the industry from CFO of the Year to Law Firm of the Year, Hyperscale Investment of the Year and more.

An independent panel of 12 judges, headed by industry entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Tobin is in charge of finding the 2020 winners.

The awards take place on the evening of the Data Economy Finvest Global Summit. The networking and knowledge sharing event attracts every year investors, private equity, hedge funds, bond specialists, pension funds, property specialists and bankers, as well as the IT infrastructure leadership of data centre, cloud, edge computing and telecoms businesses.

Following the success of the first run of the Finvest Awards at Datacloud Global Awards 2020 in Monaco, the shortlist for Zurich 2020 is as follows:

Hyperscale Investment of the Year Award

  • AirTrunk
  • DigiPlex

Law Firm of the Year Award

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Gowling WLG

Edge Investment Award

  • IXcellerate
  • EdgeConneX
  • Vapor IO

M&A of the year Award

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Ficolo
  • Equinix

CFO of the Year Award

  • Prashant Murthy – AirTrunk
  • Diane Morefield – CyrusOne
  • Joe Harar – EdgeConneX

Global Financial Leader Award

  • Prashant Murthy
  • Tony Franchi
  • Byrne Murphy

Data Economy Personality of the Year in the Global Finance and Investment Sector  

  • Michael Tobin OBE
  • Guy Willner
  • Tony Franchi
  • Randy Brouckman

Head Judge Michel Tobin says: “Data Economy is the leading reference in the Data Centre industry so who better to select and recognise the leaders in the sector, at this year’s Finvest Summit and Awards. As this year’s Chair of judges, I am looking forward to celebrating the incredible achievements of the best the Data Centre industry can offer.”

“The high quality of the nominations received for these year’s Finvest Global Awards is outstanding and clearly shows how the data centre and cloud sectors have matured in the past decade into being a multi-billion Dollar industry of its own driven by talent and passion,” says João Marques Lima, founder and editor-in-chief of Data Economy.

Companies can benefit by attending the Awards and also sponsoring one of the Awards and start making contact with a global network of potential customers and partners to jump-start the success of their innovations.

Hosted by Data Economy, this year’s Awards ceremony will be the most exciting night of the year celebrating the best in the multi-billion global industry that data centre and cloud have now become.

For more information on how to attend, please visit the Data Economy Finvest Global Summit and Awards 2020 website.

About BroadGroup

BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology company. Established in 2002, the company delivers premium event brands including Datacloud and Edge and Awards, which are an internationally recognized beacon of high quality content, deal making, networking and industry recognition for data center, cloud and Edge leaders, their enterprise customers, investors and senior executives. It also owns the widely acclaimed Data Economy online and offline global news resource and investor forums provider for the tech sector. BroadGroup is now a member company of FTSE 250 firm Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC whose leading brands include Capacity, Metro Connect, Subsea Connect and ITW.

About Data Economy

Data Economy, launched in 2016, is part of publishing and events company Broadmedia Communications, now acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC a member of the FTSE 250 share index. Data Economy’s award-winning journalists deliver exclusive content targeted at C-level executives in datacenter services companies, their investors, legal advisors and technology suppliers. Collectively this audience contributes to critical financial, infrastructure and business decisions that impact not only their businesses but thousands of enterprises across the globe and their customers. Data Economy publishes a daily newsletter, online and print, and produces videos, webinars and events. Data Economy is also an active member of the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). Visit the website at