Kristoffer Sheather has 15 years experience in the IT industry, in a number of roles including software development, service operations, solutions architecture, consulting and business development. Kris has worked with organizations including Hewlett Packard, Radiant Systems, Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR), and most recently the ACT Government.
Kris has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science from Deakin University, and is currently undertaking a post-graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation program with the University of Adelaide. Kris is also a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) (CompACS). Additionally Kris has been an Australian Defense Force (ADF) Army Reservist since 1998.
Kris has extensive experience with a range of technologies and processes, including application development, solution architecture, holistic systems integration, business analysis, process design, and Internet scale systems. Kris architected and engineered our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform.
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Peter join's CloudCentral having earned an MBA in Strategy & Organisation from Vrije University, Amsterdam, a Honours Degree from Business from the University of Westminster, and a Bachelor of Business majoring in New Business, Marketing and Human Capital Management from the Nyenrode New Business School.
Peter's role is to lead CloudCentral's commercial management, including our partner marketing and business development programmes, and to assist with general management of the business including financial and human resources matters.
Paul is a Principal Consultant Professional Services in our Solutions Group. He specialises in Migration Methodologies, Cloud Computing, IT Services and Security.
Paul has undertaken roles in over 30 major Australian accounts including 15 Feds, 3 State Governments, Mining and Transport, across the length and breadth of the Australian ICT industry.
With circa 25 years of experience in ICT and almost a decade of academic accomplishments he has extensive personal capabilities in analysing, designing, implementing and operating some of the largest networks in Australia, as well as a long history in Security analysis.
Paul has developed strong conceptual visualisation skills based on Jungian Psychology and Edward Tufte Quantitative Graphics to describe arcane complexity to a wide range of stakeholders both technical and business. These have been codified into a Modelling Framework that provides translation and description of multi dimensional arrays into a business narrative. As well there is a Data Centre Migration Methodology that is the process to enable successfully moving to the cloud.
Paul is a very experienced and successful IT Manager with a background that includes building and leading operational teams in complex environments and, more recently, in the electronic POS area.
A hands on, pragmatic leader who understands business, stakeholder management and who can create strong & professional teams.
Paul joins CloudCentral having had significant experience in the Financial Services industry, bringing experience in ICT security including PCI DSS compliance and accreditation.
Richard's career spans 29 years in the Australian IT&T industry where he has worked for large and small companies in many diverse roles.
Commencing as a hardware engineer and later moving to software engineering before his many commercial undertakings. Richard spent 18 years at Oracle Corporation leading several acquisitions, establishing new business divisions and developing new products worldwide.
Richard also served on the advisory board of iSelect Pty Ltd and later as their CIO. With a history of delivering successful outcomes for companies and customers, Richard is a highly sought after business development consultant, technical advisor, and independent company director.
Richard recently introduced new cloud computing solutions into the biotech, finance and defence markets in Australia and he is delivering the best commercial cloud solutions in the market today at CloudCentral.
Hayden is a Computer Science graduate with over 8 years’ experience in System Administration, Support (ISP and Hosting) and Engineering roles specializing in Linux / Open Source systems deployment and integration as well as posing strong skills in databases, networking and security. Over the last eight years I have worked my way up from 1st Line support engineer to Lead Systems Administrator and Technical Account Manager in a UK based Managed Service Provider.
Hayden has managed various projects for managed customers and internal systems engaging with staff and customers at both technical and management levels. Good experience of managing teams of Linux systems engineers in multiple locations.
Hayden has taken leading roles in POC, design, implementation and successful delivery of various systems and projects.
Adam Bernau has an extensive background in network operations & security, having worked in Government and Enterprise organisations including Centrelink (DHS), Verizon and Cybertrust. Adam has extensive experience with the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) and has impelemented and operated secure certified gateways.
Adam's extensive operations and network security experience ensure CloudCentral's services remain available, reliable and secure for our customers. Adam monitors and manages our platform to ensure bad things don't happen, at least to those which they shouldn't.
Adam has a BSc/BE, BIT degree from The Australian National University.
Randy Bias is the co-founder and CTO of Cloudscaling. Cloudscaling is the leading provider of open cloud infrastructure solutions for cloud-ready applications.
His provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry. Randy uses this influence to advocate an open and honest debate about which technologies will win in driving clouds to large-scale adoption. He has inspired organizations and individuals to embrace the disruption of cloud computing to transform business processes and position themselves to succeed in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available.
Since 1990, Randy has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, operations, and 24×7 service delivery. He was the technical visionary at GoGrid and built the world’s first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid's API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to open-license their cloud APIs.
Randy's voice can be heard through the Cloudscaling blog, which has tens of thousands of page views monthly. Randy is recognized by The Next Web as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud. He is frequently interviewed in the trade and business media on cloud computing, and he speaks at dozens of industry events annually.
A selection of Randy's presentations:
Richard Elling is a rancher, ZFS fan, and technology geek living in Southern California. Richard eats disk drives, SSD's, HBA's and sales droids for breakfast, lunch and dinner, he knows ZFS like no one else. Richard is the CTO for a new, super-duper stealth company (stay tuned folks).
Richard is an innovative and respected Systems Architect with extensive experience in network computing, complex systems design, leading globally distributed teams, and technical sales support. Subject matter expert in highly available systems and data storage systems. Software developer for highly reliable, distributed, and networked environments. Recognized developer and implementer of technological solutions for strategic, global business problems. Persuasive leader, speaker, and author.
Richard has an extensive backround in solution architecture, systems engineering, performance testing, and storage from his previous roles at Sun Microsystems and Nexenta.
A selection of Richard's presentations: