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AUCloud appoints Robert Ovens as Chief Product Officer
Fri, 21st Apr 2023

AUCloud, a leading sovereign cloud and cyber security solutions provider in Australia, has announced the appointment of Robert Ovens as its Chief Product Officer, a new position within the organization. Ovens will be responsible for overseeing the development and continuous innovation of the company's technology across cloud and cyber security solutions.

Peter Maloney, the CEO and Managing Director of AUCloud, expressed his confidence in Ovens to focus on driving business growth through the development of new product solutions and transformations. Mr. Maloney stated: "Robert will lead an expert team of professionals across product and engineering to develop and execute on a cohesive product strategy that aligns with our strategic business goals and meets the mission critical needs of our customers."

In today’s smart era, cyber security solutions and cloud infrastructure play a significant role in protecting an organization’s digital information and systems from unauthorized access, theft, and damage. In selecting Ovens, AUCloud is reaffirming its commitment to the highest standards of digital security for its clients. Maloney added, "With the increasing use of cloud computing, data protection and cyber security measures become even more important to securely store and protect sensitive data and access to critical systems."

Robert Ovens has over 20 years of experience in various product technology leadership roles across different industries, ranging from financial and legal technology to law enforcement and consulting. Before joining AUCloud, he was the Australian Director of Software Engineering at global legal and financial technology giant Dye & Durham, where he spent approximately 8 years. Ovens also served as Lead Software Engineer at Queensland Police for the same duration of time.

AUCloud delivers highly secure, standards-based, sovereign cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Australian Government and Critical National Industry communities. It caters to customers such as the telecommunications, electricity, energy, financial services, and similar utility providers. Managed, operated, and monitored in Australia by security-cleared Australian citizens, all services and data hosted by Sovereign Cloud Holdings remain in Australia. This includes all customer data, account data, metadata, support data, and derived analytics data. With Ovens coming onboard as Chief Product Officer, AUCloud is well-positioned to meet the ever-evolving demands of its clients and drive growth through innovation and product development.