"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," said DCI Data Centers CEO Malcolm Roe.
DCI has secured development approval for South Australia's first purpose-built Tier III/IV data centre, scheduled to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Clarkson joins DCI from Atos, where he worked business development manager.
He previously held business development and sales management roles at Huawei, SGI, Hitachi and Symantec. Clarkson has also served as an ICT strategist for the office of the CIO of South Australia, and spent eight years as managing director of Communica Systems.
Clarkson holds an honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Adelaide.