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Cloud Technologies Director
Simon brings a passion for technology and innovation as well as broad industry experience from his 15 years of working in Enterprise IT.
Since joining Microsoft in 2008, where he was responsible for specialist sales into Government for Microsoft’s offerings in Communication & Collaboration, Simon has gone on to run and manage the Justice Sector business in the UK. With the focus firmly on modernizing the Sector and driving digital efficiencies through adoption, change management and a design led approach to solutions, the outcomes invariably turned to Cloud technologies for the benefits they could quickly realize. During this time Simon drove key UK Government projects such as the “eJudiciary” project and the modernization of the UK Supreme Court.
In 2014 Simon moved into his current role as the Cloud Technologies Director, Public Sector, Middle East and Africa (MEA). Brining his experiences from the UK to the region the focus is on evangelizing the Cloud, its benefits, approaches to adoption and how to overcome some of the challenges associated with this technology shift.
Prior to Microsoft, Simon worked at IBM UK for 8 years with a number of roles before taking on responsibility for IBMs Software business into Higher Education and leading a new business sales team in this space.
Simon graduated from Bristol University West of England, played rugby for England at University and Schools level before injury forced him out the game. When not spending time with his wife and 2 boys he enjoys keeping fit and skiing in the winter.