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Alan Perkins’ CV

Professional Profile
  • Recognised thought leader on Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things and related technologies.
  • Applies Cloud Computing principles to a diverse range of business scenarios and implements effective solutions that fulfill this vision – making the cloud “real” for people.
  • Award winning CIO with strong capacity for conceptual analysis and the ability to deliver results.
  • Clear and effective communicator, and experienced public speaker (round-table to 5000+) and media interviewee.
  • Top twenty “People to Watch [in Australian Technology]” – The Australian
  • Finalist IDC Asia Pacific CIO of the Year 2009 and winner of the Enterprise Innovation Award.
  • Reported by as one of three contenders for Australian Cloud Visionary.
  • Chartered Accountant.

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Professional Experience

Inchcape February 2015 – Present Chief Information Officer

Inchcape is the largest independent automotive distributor and retailer in the world.

Hewlett Packard   2014 – 2015 Present Chief Innovation Officer, Asia Pacific Japan Cloud Business Unit

HP has released Helion, a representation of the company’s converged approach to Cloud Computing. I have joined at an exciting time and will be involved in assisting enterprises and industry to take advantage of emerging technologies including Cloud Computing, DevOps, Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Rackspace Hosting   2013 – 2014 Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific

Rackspace is renowned for its quality Hybrid Cloud hosting backed by Fanatical Support. My role involved public speaking, talking to journalists and analysts, writing articles and helping enterprise customers understand how the new technologies can transform their businesses.

Altium Ltd   2001 – 2006 and 2008 – 2012 Chief Information Officer

Altium Limited develops highly complex software for electronic engineers throughout the world. With twelve offices around the world and many resellers, 97% of its revenue is export earnings.

Education / Professional Affiliation
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Tasmania – Completed 1985
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia – Member Since 1989
  • Asia Cloud Computing Association – Member Since 2012, Vice Chairman 2013/14
Public Speaking and Media Relations
  • CeBIT
  • Gartner Symposium
  • IDC CIO Summits
  • World Computer Congress
  • CIO Edge
  • Marcus Evans Group
  • IQPC
  • Cloud Computing Forum
  • AIIA
  • Salesforce Cloudforce
  • Google Events
  • Asia Cloud Computing Association
  • Several Board Meetings
  • Informa
Pro Bono Work
  • Consultant to the Baha’i World Centre
  • Advisor to The Benevolent Society CFO on IT Matters, and mentor to the head of IT.
  • Advisor to University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Engineering on curriculum, preparing students for industry and student marketing
  • Advisor to Sydney Homeless Connect on Systems possibilities and architecture.
  • Advisor to Orion VM – Australian Cloud Computing Startup.
  • Designed and donated software systems for UNICEF Victoria.

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