Federal Government Practice Established After Recent Customer Success, as Kelly Seeks to Expand Government IT Status Quo

Canberra, Australia – February 15, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Rubrik, the cloud data management company, today announced the appointment of Dean Kelly as Regional Sales Director Federal Government and ACT.

Dean Kelly
Photo: Dean Kelly

Kelly will be responsible for building Rubrik’s presence in the territory, leading the newly established Federal Government and ACT business, and expanding Rubrik’s local partner base.

Kelly is a veteran of Australia’s ICT industry with more than 25 years’ experience, much of which has been spent servicing the public sector with key roles in the Federal Government practices of firms including Telstra, TOWER Software, Alphawest, NEC, and, most recently, Veritas Technologies.

Kelly joined Rubrik for its approach to data, protection, security, availability and, most importantly, automation. A key driver for his decision was an alignment with Rubrik to work with Australian Government agencies to challenge the status quo in a segment that had grown stale and commoditised – despite its increasing importance to the delivery of government services.

“We’re in a data driven economy,” Dean Kelly said. “More government agencies are exploring digitisation in the wake of COVID-19, with data-driven insights set to define how the services Australians rely on are delivered. Rubrik and its partner network deliver innovation in the space and enable transformation now and into the future.”

“This digital shift is moving government and enterprise data centres toward being ‘auditable-ready’ at any given moment,” Kelly said. “Success today comes down to having the right data, in the right place, at the right time, to deliver the right insight to make the right business decisions.”

“Rubrik delivers this on a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility, empowering agencies to maximise the value they extract from their data,” said Kelly.

“With digital transformation efforts accelerated in response to the pandemic, and the Australian Federal Government allocating more than $3 billion in a bid to deliver all government services digitally by 2025, data has become Canberra’s most important commodity.

“As things settle down throughout the pandemic and we gain more insight, there’ll be a real reckoning as Government IT leaders reassess their investments and realise some either weren’t necessary, are too difficult or costly to maintain, or don’t address the gaps they need,” Kelly noted.

“With data access, availability, and protection central to any digitisation effort, Rubrik is perfectly placed to become an extension of any government organisation – no matter where they are on their transformation journey.”

Jamie Humphrey, Managing Director for Rubrik A/NZ, said recent customer success in the territory led to expanding into the ACT and Kelly was the ideal candidate to lead the new business.

Dean Kelly has a very strong understanding of the local market,” Humphrey said. “I don’t just mean the relationships – and he has those in spades – but he understands what really makes agencies tick.”

“In Federal Government, more so than any other sector, instilling trust, understanding the client’s challenges, and not only delivering, but exceeding, your promises is absolutely vital – Kelly has a strong track record on all these fronts.”

Over the coming months, Rubrik will be hiring additional Canberra-based personnel and expanding its ecosystem of channel partners.

Additional Resources

  • Whitepaper – Perceptions of Cloud Computing in Government (Australia) — https://www.rubrik.com/en/lp/white-papers/20/government-cloud-computing-anz

About Rubrik
Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and clouds. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

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Kelsey Shively, Senior Director of Communications, Rubrik

Source: Rubrik