Blake’s extensive expertise lies in mobility and virtualisation, enterprise integration and sustainable ICT in a government context. He also has a special interest in service delivery to remote locations and marginal groups.
Blake said, “My practical experience across the ICT landscape, including database analysis and design, networking, IT security and enterprise integration will be able to bridge the gap between strategic vision and tactical delivery within the public sector space.”
Prior to joining Ovum Blake was the CIO for the Department of the Environment in the Commonwealth Government where he was responsible for developing and implementing the Department’s overall IT strategy. In alignment with a vision of progressive device independence he implemented a number of innovative solutions including organisation wide mobile-device BYOD and comprehensive desktop virtualisation. He was also a driving force behind the development and adoption of Green IT initiatives within the Australian Government.
“Our aim is to provide our clients with locally relevant, world class, research-based advice. We do this by advisory engagements and research published on the Ovum Knowledge Centre,” said Kevin Noonan, Ovum’s Public Sector Research Director. “We pride ourselves on responding to the decision support needs of our clients with practical and actionable advice – backed up by the breadth and depth of Ovum’s global analyst team. With Al Blake joining us we are looking to expand our expertise in the public sector arena”