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Dr. Duraid is the Director of Engineering - Critical Environments with Mission Critical Solutions Canada (MCS), an engineering firm specialist in data center risk management, assessment, and training. Duraid is a Professional Engineer and hold a Doctorate degree in Mission Critical Operations. In his 25 years career, Duraid works in all aspect of data center engineering, project management, assessment, training, and operations. In his current role, Duraid provides specific training courses, risk management, and single point of failure analysis to data center owners, operators, and service providers. The goal is helping them achieve their uptime requirements. Prior to joining MCS, Duraid worked as Senior Program manager for CBRE Canada. During that, he provided engineering and leadership support to the Ontario Government mission critical portfolio.
Duraid is a very dynamic, entertaining and educational speaker / facilitator who presented at many conferences and venues, organized by a wide range of business, academic, professional and non-profit organizations. Duraid is very passionate about training and sharing his knowledge and experience with other professionals. Between 2014 and 2017, Duraid worked with Cleveland Community College to develop a Certified Mission Critical Operator program. Duraid maintains himself current with the data center industry through affiliations with industry leading organizations such as Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Uptime Institute, 7x24 Exchange, ASHRAE, and Canadian Standards Association.