IT Strategist and Blogger
Who Am I
My name is Scott Owen. I am a technology strategist and leader with more than 18 years of experience delivering technology solutions. My background is infrastructure engineering, however, in recent years, I have expanded my knowledge into adjacent disciplines and focused heavily on technology strategy, R&D and creating teams that are trusted advisors to business leaders and executives.
My areas of interest including networking, storage, compute, automation, cloud and emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
I started working in IT in 1998 working for a university filling and unjamming printers while completing my bachelors degree. I then followed the traditional career path for someone in Infrastructure, kicking off in Desktop Support, then moving sideways into networking and communications. In 2006 I took some time out to travel with my girlfriend (who’s now my wife), we then moved back to Australia where I took up a position as a Solutions Architect at a Brisbane based VAR selling network and voice solutions.
The VAR experience was invaluable, it exposed me to many different types of business, what to do and what not to do! Following on, I moved into a senior role at Wotif.com managing the group’s infrastructure. In 2015 I took on the Infrastructure Strategy Manager role at Australia’s largest wagering and lotteries business.
My blog covers a range of topics from infrastructure to blockchain. I hope you enjoy the content.
All opinions shared on my blog of those of my own and do not reflect that of my employer.