Andrew Bowker joins the company following more than 20 years’ experience and success in cloud-managed services and e-business, including senior roles at blue-chip companies including Cable & Wireless and Cisco. He also will lead Atlas Cloud’s new London office.
Atlas Cloud, which also has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield, designs, builds and manages tailored, hosted, desktop solutions offering flexible working with banking-level security.
Andrew, 37, has forged a considerable track record of aligning new and transformative technology with business objectives and has held key roles in the start-up, strategic planning and consultative sales development of technology-driven businesses.
His ability is reflected by the fact that he has closed more than £60m worth of business in his career as well as leading some of the biggest managed cloud projects in the UK including London’s 02 Arena, the prestigious Westfield London shopping centre in White City and landmark sporting venues Wembley Stadium and Ascot Race Course.
He also has driven projects for FTSE100 and Nasdaq-listed companies such as Land Securities, AEG, British Land and Marks & Spencer.
He has been given a remit to specifically target the construction, building information modelling (BIM) and franchise sectors alongside Atlas Cloud’s core markets.
Access to 3D modelling is an essential tool for construction and architecture with Atlas Cloud delivering solutions that enable hosted desktop access to complex, 3D structures through minimal connection speeds, which is important for those operating in multiple and sometimes remote locations.
Andrew, who lives in Wimbledon, said: “Atlas Cloud has established itself as a leading player in the sector and I am looking forward to playing a key part in helping such a go-ahead, focused firm expand its customer base and sector focus.”
Andrew believes that the levels of security protection provided via the cloud will become even more vital for business with the advancement of “the Internet of Things”, where an increasing array of devices used by industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, transport, and energy have network connectivity to transfer data.
Atlas Cloud chief executive Pete Watson said: “It was crucial we recruited the highest-calibre of candidate to the new position of head of 3D as we develop the business.
“Andrew, with his vast experience on significant projects for leading companies, perfectly fitted the profile we were looking for.
“His knowledge and track record demonstrates his ability to oversee the full package of experience and skills that our customers demand as we further grow our reputation and our business reach.”