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End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Daniel Lowrey

End Users '20 under 40' 2017—Daniel Lowrey

Daniel Lowrey, 34

Director of security, Switch LTD.

Las Vegas

Coming out of the Army at age 25, Daniel Lowrey said he was fortunate to be hired by Switch, a technology infrastructure ecosystem corporation whose core business is the design, construction and operation of advanced data centers.

“At Switch, I have come to enjoy many of the same things I enjoyed in the Army—the structure and the camaraderie—coupled with the demanding and awarding task of providing excellence in customer service,” he said. “This challenging environment has been a catalyst that propelled my inspiration to continue my career in the security field.”

Lowrey's role at Switch includes ensuring the physical security of more than 700,000 square feet of Tier 5 platinum data centers and their supporting infrastructure. “I oversee the daily operation of a security staff for our Las Vegas 9 and 10 facilities, which includes training and mentoring to the managers on my staff, and acting as a liaison between all operational staff to mitigate any customer impacting work,” he explained.

Lowrey also assists customers with access requests for employees/vendors and guests, drafts policies and procedures as needed and serves on the company's Life Safety Committee.

Overseeing security for the company's newest facility, Lowrey gets to deploy new and emerging technologies. “I have the honor of working with trailblazers—the most talented, forward thinking engineers and technicians—in all aspects that go into the construction and operation of the world's best data centers,” he said.

On the new technology front, Lowrey is excited about the role of robotics, both aerial and ground-based, and sees further cooperation and partnership between law enforcement and security, “as law enforcement uses predictive policing to better identify when and where there will be issues,” he said. “That partnership is going to go a long way to shape our industry.”


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