DCI Data Centers appoints Chris Clarkson as Head of Business Development

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

Release Key Points

  • As a native South Australian, Clarkson joins DCI Data Centers as the Head of Business Development (South Australia and Northern Territory) with more than 20 years of sales and business consulting experience.
  • DCI Data Centers has a highly-experienced management team all focusing on public cloud data centre solutions, secure government facilities and the emerging edge computing sector.
  • DCI Data Centers has secured development approval for South Australia’s first purposebuilt Tier III/IV data centre, scheduled for service readiness in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Chris Clarkson is an experienced ICT executive, having consulted to what was the South Australian Office of the Chief Information Officer. Most recently, Clarkson 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, Chris ran his own consulting business, and transformed it
from a single man organisation to a multistate operation employing several dozen people, before successfully selling the business.

Throughout his career, Chris 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. Mr Clarkson said: “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.”

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.”

About DCI

DCI is a carrier-neutral data centre service provider. We serve cloud providers, governments, telecommunication companies and enterprise users from our own highly-secure and reliable data centre facilities.

DCI is a portfolio company of Brookfield Asset Management. Its mission is to become the preferred partner in the Asia Pacific region for the delivery of highly secure data centre solutions.

About Brookfield Asset Management

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $550 billion in assets under management across infrastructure, real estate, renewable power, private equity and credit. Brookfield owns and operates long-life assets and businesses, many of which form the backbone of the global economy. Utilising its global reach, operational expertise and access to large-scale capital, Brookfield offers a range of alternative investment products to investors around the world, including public and private pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, insurance companies and private wealth investors. Brookfield Asset Management is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the symbol BAM and BAM.A respectively.

Brookfield’s infrastructure business owns and operates high-quality, long-life assets in the utilities, transport, energy and data infrastructure sectors across North and South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. It is listed as Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and is the flagship infrastructure company of Brookfield Asset Management. For more information, go to www.brookfield.com.

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