Patrick Donovan is Vice President of the Varnum Continentals, Inc, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that owns and manages two museum properties:  the James Mitchell Varnum estate and the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum.  As Armory Vice President, Patrick is responsible for the Varnum Armory facility and is curator of the Varnum Armory museum which houses the largest collection of Rhode Island military history on display.  The Varnum Continentals mission since 1907 has been to preserve and share RI military history with the ultimate aim to educate and encourage patriotism and service – of all kinds – to our state and country.

Patrick Donovan is also a Senior Research Analyst and Project Manager in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Schneider Electric.  He has over 25 years of global product line management experience developing and supporting critical power and cooling systems for Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division including several award-winning power protection, efficiency and availability solutions.  Responsible for the organization’s technology thought leadership, Patrick is an author of numerous white papers, industry articles, blogs, and technology assessments.  Patrick’s research on data center physical infrastructure technologies and markets offers guidance and advice on best practices for planning, designing, and operation of data center facilities.