You may have read in the press that Carmel Owens has been appointed as General Manager of Ireland to lead our business in the region, reporting directly to Jean-Philippe Sohier, SVP of European Sales. Carmel is responsible for the strategic direction of our sales channel in Ireland, ensuring we are best placed to deliver the technologies and services customers need to ensure their critical IT is aligned to business priorities.
A graduate of Dublin City University’s School of Computer Applications, Carmel Owens has nearly 20 years’ experience working in the business technology sector, spending time at a number of well-known technology companies including EMC, Version 1 and SQS. She held the role of Head of Public Sector at EMC for three years during which she worked with government bodies and public sector organisations spread across verticals including healthcare and transport. At Version 1, Carmel worked with the wider service provider market, exploring various new business models and infrastructure approaches.
Carmel Owens’ appointment comes at an exciting time as we continue to grow our presence in Ireland through sustained investment, job creation and the launch of our Channel Partner Program. This builds upon a year of activity which has seen Sungard AS expand our capabilities across technical operations, customer services, sales and marketing, while adding the security standard ISO 27001 to our extensive list of accreditations.
Commenting on the appointment, Jean-Philippe Sohier said, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Carmel Owens to the business. Bringing significant expertise in both technology and business, Carmel’s in-depth knowledge of Ireland and the wider European markets will be an important asset to the region. I have no doubt that she will play a crucial role in developing and implementing the strategies that help deliver success for our customers.”
Carmel herself remarked, “I am enjoying leveraging my expertise in working with some of the largest public and private sector organisations in the region as well as my relationships with channel partners and other key vendors. As part of my role I will strive not only to serve our local customers but also those who operate internationally.”