Joe Gardiner is an experienced technical architect working primarily in a pre-sales function for a number of vendors and MSPs. His background spans product management, business unit management, pre-sales solution architecting, and technical evangelism.
He has worked with a range of technologies, from infrastructure products to database and SaaS solutions, and has successfully applied this experience when working on projects across a range of industries such as finance, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical.
Won 2018 Global SA of the year
I joined Portworx as the first Solutions Architect in the EMEA region. I work across all sectors in the region targeting the Global 2k. Notable achievements:
In the Senior Solutions Architect role, I have an additional focus (over the Solutions Architect responsibilities) on marketing, developing new engagement models, and owning Microsoft and DevSecOps practice areas.
Operating across EMEA, I continue to present the Chef value proposition, covering business and technology value, to multiple levels of customer organisations. This may include demonstrating the technical functionality of Chef either through product demos or on-sitePOCs.
I devised and executed the Chef GDPR https://www.chef.io/gdpr/ - Continuous Compliance marketing campaign in Europe, which involved various content types (whitepapers, blogs, videos), conference talks, and media engagement.
In the EMEA team I own the following areas:
I work with new and existing customers to architect cloud solutions built on Rackspace platforms as well as other cloud infrastructure vendors. I then manage the deployment of the solution, which involves project and service delivery. As part of a customer engagement I educate the customer on their options with Rackspace as well as the third party tools available to them. I focus heavily on their business needs and ensure that their pain points are addressed by presenting a suitable technical solution. In addition to this I work on innovation projects in Rackspace and act as a technical point of contact in the business for all things cloud.
Leading on CatN’s business strategy, vision and structure; with a sprinkling of technology strategy thrown in for good measure.
I’m the face of the business and as such am responsible for communicating the values of the CatN brand. This means regularly engaging and developing relationships with clients, soon to be clients, and our strategic partners.
In my time as General Manager I have transformed CatN from a startup to a high growth potential business - I’ve created a sales and marketing function, structured code release cycle, and technology / product roadmap.