Simon Parker

London, United Kingdom.

Leading Technical Pre-sales on Google Apps for Work & Chrome for Work in EMEA, I help customers understand how to leverage the Consumerization of IT and embrace the power of Mobile, Social and Big Data.Delivering product technical pitches, proposals, answering RFPs/RFIs, project scoping and resource planning for consulting services.Key Technologies: Google Apps, Drive for Work, Chrome for Work, Android for Work

Previously working as a travelling Consultant/Systems Engineer working on IBM's PureFlex Private Cloud platform and engaging with small, medium and enterprise clients cross-sector.

Assisting technical pre-sales activities such as "Proof of Concepts" and "Proof of Technologies" and post-sales hardware/software services including virtualization, storage, networking and cloud deployment. Performing presentations to clients to demonstrate IBM's Pureflex platform and it's IaaS/SaaS functionality.

Experience of Private Cloud Computing and IaaS platforms such as SmartCloud Entry and OpenStack and underlying hypervisor layers such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.

High-level understanding of Private/Public cloud use-cases with a passion for OpenSource software and new products/technologies

Previous roles include Cloud Infrastructure Engineering and Team Lead for a 3rd Line Microsoft Windows Server Services team in a DevOps environment at IBM's Hursley Lab.

Ubuntu user.

Favourite Quotes

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." - T. E. Lawrence

"As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything the drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is love of oneself." - Charlie Chaplin

"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas A. Edison

  • Work
    • Accenture
  • Education
    • Electrical Operations & Business