Duke Sexton

Head of Advanced Solutions Group, Thales

Technology Professional with over two decades in the IT Industry and extensive international experience, including senior Management and Technical roles in: Professional Services, Network & Systems Solutions Architecture, High Performance Computing, Presales Engineering, Security & Firewalls, Program Management, and IT Services Delivery.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS:

❖ Building an APAC-wide Professional Services organization with over 100% year-on-year revenue growth since inception (cumulative 430% growth, 2015-2017). Presentations for the RSA & GovTech Conferences (Singapore), Cloud Expo Asia (HK), Japan WTP (Tokyo), and Questex CISO events (KL & Manila).

❖ Overseeing the technical commissioning of 4 new Tier-II, Tier-III & Tier-IV Data Centers with IT Infrastructures worth over USD $3,750,000 each, and an HPC (Supercomputing) Platform valued at SAR 15,000,000.

❖ Leading a Professional Services and Presales Engineering team ultimately responsible for supporting more than USD $40,000,000/year; exceeding 122% quota and achieving President’s Club. Attaining leadership in our market, and increasing the company’s Yearly Revenue by a factor of 20x in only 5 years.

❖ Architecting the original Service Management processes for the World’s 1st Managed Security Service, laying the base foundations for a market segment in Security Operations now valued at over USD $9,400,000,000 per year (Gartner, 2016).

❖ Innovating in cutting-edge IT topics: Encryption, Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Certificate Injection & Smart Manufacturing, Blockchain/DLT, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Big Data (Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark), and Cloud Security paradigms like BYOK (Bring-Your-Own-Key).

❖ Delivering Infrastructure services for a United States E-Government program which generated savings of over $150,000,000 per year. Receiving awards personally from Secretary of Labor Robert Reich & US Vice-President Al Gore.