Thanks to a 29-year career in the technology industry that has spanned development, sales support, sales management and executive leadership at both startups and large corporations, Simon has a deep and practical understanding of the challenges of building and scaling new technology businesses. He has lived and worked extensively in both Europe and Asia, helping him to see multiple perspectives on both business and technology issues at a local level.
Simon has the responsibility at MapR to establish and scale the business across APAC. Prior to this role, Simon was part of theSenior Executive Team at SAP Asia Pacific and launched and ran several traditional software and cloud services businesses.
Simon has worked extensively across Asia Pacific and Japan for the last fifteen years, introducing new products and services to market and building and developing new sales teams.
A veteran of 25 years in the IT industry, Simon holds a BSc in Computing Science from Staffordshire University, UK, and in 2016 completed his Masters in Sales Management and Sales Transformation from the University of Middlesex, UK, graduating with a distinction.
Simon resides in Singapore, has sat on the advisory boards of both the Singapore Management University School of Information Systems as well as the Nanyang Polytechnic School of IT, and is an active mentor and angel investor in startups, as well mentor and coach to early talent and women in IT.
Blog Posts by Simon Dale
October 22, 2018 | By Simon Dale
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
I'm sure you will have seen the announcement of the Cloudera and Hortonworks merger by now. I wanted to give readers my point of view on this merger and the opportunities it opens up for MapR. First, their press release said they aim to "create...Read more
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