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Rohan Cook

Vice President, Global Products at Verizon

Profile

A Technology Executive with international experience across Asia, the USA and Europe, specializing in Business Unitestablishment and leadership, sales and marketing, and acquisitions. Is also an Investor, Non-Executive Director,Mentor and Business Advisor.Currently, based in Sydney, Australia, Rohan serves as the Vice President, Asia Pacific for Verizon’s Global Products,focusing on IoT related technologies and platform establishment throughout the Asia Pacific region – working withcarriers, OEM’s and Chipset Manufacturers,He is also is a participant in the wider technology industry, as an investor and working with early stage technologycompanies to assist in the build of their businesses and presentation to market, with a view to raising capital to grow andexpand. Has a specific interest in cloud computing, IOT, new computing paradigms with unique business models andtechnologies. Also holds Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board roles with a select number of technology andmedia startup businesses.From 2012-2015, was the Senior Director for WW Cloud and Service Provider Strategy, after running the ServiceProvider and Cloud Business at the APAC level for EMC Corporation, based in Singapore. The focus of these roles wasto design and execute the Service Provider and Cloud strategy, alongside leading regional sales teams to engage withService Provider Clients, Alliances and internally across Cloud technologies, trends and business opportunities for EMCCorporation.Prior, was the Data Centre Practice Director at Cisco Systems in an Asia Pacific / Japan / China role, also based inSingapore, with a focus on the adoption of Cloud Computing, Server, Storage and Networking technologies throughoutthe region.Previously, over a 12 year Executive career at IBM, performed the role of New South Wales State Manager at IBMAustralia from 2009 to 2011, responsible for IBM’s business in a broad client set of clients (over 3500+) across the salesof hardware, software and services. From 2006 to 2009, was based in New York City, USA, in the role of WorldwideSales Director for System x Servers (x86) in IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. From 2000 to 2006, held a numberof Business Unit Executive roles in the IBM System & Technology Group in Australia and New Zealand.Early on, held Account Management roles at NCR Australia, and Com Tech Communications (now Dimension Data).Rohan also worked in Banking IT for 10 years at BankWest, building communications networks, ATM and POSnetworks and distributed banking systems as a software engineer, project manager and network manager.PersonalHolds an MBA (High Distinction) from the University of Sydney, which was completed across Stanford Graduate Schoolof Business (USA), India’s Institute of Management (Bangalore), London Business School. Has also completedExecutive Education at Harvard Business School (USA) and The Leadership Consortium (Australia).Outside of his working life, Rohan is a father to two adult children and in his spare time he enjoys stand up paddleboarding, cycling, scuba diving, skiing, cooking and travelling extensively – and with a family ownership of vineyards, isan avid wine collector. He owns a farm in Orange, Australia and business interests in the foodie and tasty beverageworlds.

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