Bradley Hemphill

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Digital Infrastructure Strategist | Lightstruck

Bradley Hemphill obtained his Engineering degree (Electrical and Mechanical) at the University of Cape Town in 1997. In 2012, he furthered his studies to obtain the Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) qualification from the Uptime Institute as well as the Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) qualification. He commenced his working career at a WSP, a global engineering professional services firm, before moving into the construction industry to work for Brand Engineering, a regional African infrastructure contractor. In 2001 he founded EES, a brand well known for major infrastructure contributions to the African landscape, including Gautrain, King Shaka Airport and Cape Town Stadium, and which continues today to provide niche network and electronics advisory services to selected markets. Hemphill currently operates as an independent Digital Infrastructure Strategist advising on rationale and procedure for developing, owning and maintaining digital infrastructure assets to maximise value creation. He serves on the Board of a number of asset and service companies including Fibredevco, Demandgen Africa and Lightstruck, the latter which develops, owns and operates last mile fibre networks and other related infrastructure in Southern Africa.