In this blog series, I have an exclusive interview with Allen Atwell, a top international IT expert and authority, a leading senior executive and the Chief Technology Officer at MessageLabs.

Allen AtwellAs Chief Technology Officer, Allen drives all global research and development to further evolve MessageLabs product vision and long-term technology strategy worldwide.

Prior to joining MessageLabs, Allen served as Senior Vice President EMEA Telecom Consulting for Oracle where he successfully built a comprehensive regional team of telecom architects and consultants in three delivery centers across EMEA. Prior to Oracle, Allen was CTO of Trader.com and has held key positions at S.W.I.F.T. as Head of Technology Strategy and Telecommunications and with AT&T's Bell Labs as EMEA Director of Research and Development architecting international ISP's. Allen also spent ten years at Digital Equipment as worldwide Telecom Software Engineering Manager. He started his career as a distributed software engineer/analyst at Dallas-based Texas Instruments. Allen has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island complemented by International Advanced Management Programs at INSEAD.

In the next blog, we will start our conversation with Allen where he will share his many deep insights with us.

Enjoy!

Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP