MATT CAROLAN

Director of Cloud Solutions, 
Evanglist, and Public Speaker in North America

Born in Australia I've always shown a keen interest in creativity and problem solving. Now living in Vancouver CA; I have also spent some years working and living in, Seattle US, Frankfurt DE, and Dubai UAE.

In my business career I have never been afraid to get my
hands dirty, work as part of a team and lead by example. I am always ready for a challenge and am constantly on a self-improvement journey. My biggest personal challenges in recent years has been trekking to Mt Everest Basecamp, White Water Rafting in Switzerland in winter, and integrating into society in Dubai.

I feel that I carry important personal qualities such as loyalty and a strong work ethic. From working at a bar with problem patrons while at University studying a Bachelor of Information Technology; the demanding role as a Technical Director at Business Computing Australia; to being apart of the leadership at CDW driving the cloud practice, I have always enjoyed my work and the people I work with.

From 2002-2008 I had a successful business called Active Music (www.activemusic.com.au) while also working full time as a Field Technician for Business Computing Australia. However in 2008 I left all that behind to move to Dubai where I worked as the IT Manager for a large Architecture firm working on many large scale projects in Dubai, India and the US.

In 2010 I returned to Business Computing Australia as Technical Director. After 4yrs as Director of BCA I helped turn the business around and secure the sale of BCA to GPK. After helping to transition the company to the new owners I moved to Canada.
In Decemeber 2013 I sold up and moved to Vancouver, Canada, and have been deeply active in the North America Cloud community ever since.

Looking towards the future, I now work across Canada and colaboratively with the US. I regularly run and speak at Public Cloud events in Vancouver and Seattle mainly through PUC (People Using Cloud) which I am the ambassador for, and publish a monthly Cloud News youtube, spotify and iTunes channel; all of which can be found at www.PublicCloud.Ninja.

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