Carrie Goetz Wins 2023 Data Center World Lifetime Achievement Award

Carrie Goetz receives the Data Center World Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Jane Hsieh, Sr. Director of Sales for Aligned Data Centers

AFCOM recognizes bestselling author for remarkable achievements in the digital infrastructure industry

Dunedin, FL – May 24, 2023 – Carrie Goetz, Principal/CTO of StrategITcom and Amazon best-selling author of Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers Featuring Careers for Women, Trades, and Vets in Tech and Data Centers, announces today that she has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement award presented by AFCOM at Data Center World 2023.

The Data Center World Lifetime Achievement award honors a leader that has made significant contributions to the industry — demonstrating mentorship, dedication to sustainability, and promotion of innovative technologies and processes in the data center. Carrie has received this inaugural award for her years of important work within the digital infrastructure industry, with her global experience spanning over 40 years.

Carrie’s exceptional work over her career, giving back while advocating for women, trades, and veterans in data centers and technology, and most recently becoming an Amazon bestselling author of an educational book on the industry propelled her to the top candidacy for this award. The book is the first part of her educational series accompanied by an educator’s reference,  children’s book, and self-mentoring guide to the industry. She champions STEM education through outreach projects, and it is this passion and commitment that also led Carrie to launch a podcast series titled, Careers for Women, Trades and Veterans in Tech, with three years of episodes to accompany the book. The Podcast addresses a variety of careers in the industry as told by industry icons, as well as the need to address diversity and inclusion in STEM, and the opportunities in this industry coupled with resources to help along the way.

“I am deeply honored to be bestowed with the inaugural AFCOM Data Center World Lifetime Achievement Award. This recognition holds significant value for me as it acknowledges the dedication and passion I have devoted throughout my work,” comments Carrie. “I aspire to further expand the impact of my work reaching more students and potential employees to curtail the dire need we have for talent in the industry. I extend my heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering support I have received throughout my journey.”

For more information about Carrie you can visit her website and learn about the bestselling book, Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers and find the newly released audio version on Audible.  The teacher’s guide and self-mentorship guides are launching in the summer of 2023.

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About Carrie Goetz:

Carrie Goetz, CTO, StrategITcom, personifies over 40 years of global experience designing, running and auditing, data centers, IT departments, and intelligent buildings. She is an international keynote speaker. Carrie now provides technical direction and strategic planning spearheading CTOaaS functions as a fractional CTO and project manager for several organizations. She has developed and delivered over 800 hours of curriculum, has taught at a collegiate level, and now adds Amazon Bestselling New Author to her credentials.

To learn more, please visit and follow her on LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Meghan Gorman
iMiller Public Relations for Carrie Goetz
Tel: +1 866-307-2510