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DCI Data Centers appoints Chris Clarkson as Head of Business Development

29 September 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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DCI Data Centers (DCI) has announced the appointment of Chris Clarkson (pictured) as Head of Business Development (South Australia & Northern Territory).

As a native South Australian, Clarkson joins DCI Data Centers as the Head of Business Development with more than 20 years of sales and business consulting experience.

DCI Data Centers has a management team all focusing on public cloud data centre solutions, secure government facilities and the emerging edge computing sector.

The company has secured development approval for a South Australian data centre, scheduled for service readiness in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The company said that Chris Clarkson is an experienced ICT executive, having consulted to what was the South Australian Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Most recently, he was the Regional Business Development Manager for ATOS, focussing on big data and high-performance computing across Asia Pacific.

He has previously held senior roles at Huawei, SGI, Hitachi, Symantec, Sun Microsystems and SAS. In the 1990s, he ran his own consulting business, employing several dozen people, before selling the business.

“I am delighted to be joining DCI Data Centers at a time of significant growth in its business where we can address Government and Defence requirements with a unique offering in the market,” said Clarkson.

Throughout his career, Clarkson has partnered with numerous Australian research and educational organisations across South Australia and the Northern Territory, and has also worked in a variety of government roles to build ICT solutions with American, Japanese, Chinese and French multinationals.

DCI’s CEO Malcolm Roe said, “We are very pleased that Chris has joined the DCI team in Adelaide. Chris’ local market knowledge and ICT experience places DCI in a strong position to capitalise on delivering the secure cloud edge and Government and Defence opportunities in Adelaide and Darwin.”