Thursday, 16 July 2015 23:02

Sam Johnston appointed CTO at CSC for Australia, NZ region

Sam Johnston, CSC Sam Johnston, CSC

Global IT services company CSC has appointed former Equinix and Google senior manager Sam Johnston as chief technology officer for the Australian, New Zealand region.

Johnston, who will report to both Seelan Nayagam, CSC's managing director in ANZ, and Dan Hushon, CSC's global chief technology officer, will play a key role in executing CSC’s strategy for next-generation IT offerings and solutions within the ANZ region.

Johnston will report to both Seelan Nayagam, CSC's managing director in the ANZ region, and Dan Hushon, CSC's global chief technology officer, and will play a key role in executing CSC’s strategy for next-generation IT offerings and solutions within the region.

Johnston joins CSC from Equinix in London where he was director of Cloud and IT Services, setting and executing the company’s cloud strategy and the design and delivery of new products and services including Cloud Exchange.

He also worked in Zurich as the technical program manager for Google’s nearline and offline storage service, a global Internet scale storage system.

Previously, Johnston, whose early career began at Telstra in Sydney, founded Australian Online Solutions, a boutique consulting firm in Sydney with clients including Fairfax, News, Sanofi, and Yahoo. He was also co-founder and chief technology officer at Revevol in Paris, the first Google Enterprise Partner in Europe, global escalation engineer at Citrix Systems in Dublin and Silicon Valley, and system administrator and an academic at the University of New South Wales.

Hushson said: “Sam has deep (experience) across a broad technical portfolio - public and private cloud platforms, Software Defined Networking (SDN), modern application styles, security, and free and open source software including Linux. This, coupled with his leadership experience with top international organisations, enables him to contribute significantly to CSC’s aspirations as a leading provider of next generation IT solutions."

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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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