Garry Karklins

General Manager – Sales & Operations
Sungard Data Centre Services

Garry is a 20+ year veteran of the Data Centre industry, current General Manager of Sungard Data Centre Services, South Australia’s preeminent and largest data centre. He has well researched insights into the key trends impacting data centre service providers and is respected for having a cohesive, informed view of the DC industry in Australia. Garry’s career commenced with IBM a global IT industry leader in roles as varied as Project Management, Contract Management and Systems Integration sales. Other assignments have included national Sales & Marketing manager for a niche specialist offering design, project management and implementation of data centre construction and refurbishment projects, and State Manager for a global data centre solutions provider assisting high end customers achieve energy efficient, highly managed data centre solutions. Garry’s broad skills have been complimented over the years through further education and training in Marketing & Advertising, Industrial Relations & WHS disciplines. Interspersed in Garry’s career engagements have been senior business development roles with IT Integrators and data centre hosting service providers. Through Garry’s broad and relevant experience in the DC industry he has a strong appreciation for new paradigms impacting on the IT and DC industry, which allow for excellent contributions from Garry in any discussion on current DC trends and future directions.