NextDC knights CTO

Paul Gampe, ex-Red Hat vice-president of worldwide engineering services and operations has taken on the position of chief technology officer at NextDC.

Datacentre operator NextDC has appointed Paul Gampe as its chief technology officer.

His role will make him responsible for the company's IT systems and strategy, as well as NextDC's customer facing platforms. He will also take charge of the company's information management systems with a focus on security, governance, and software development.

Gampe spent the last decade at software vendor Red Hat, with his most recent role at the company being the vice-president of worldwide engineering services and operations. He had also worked as the general manager at Japan's first internet service provider TWICS.

His other experiences in the internet services space include his time as the lead of technical operations for the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) in 1998. APIC is the regional internet registry for Asia-Pacific.

He is also the director for Open Source Industry Australia, according to his LinkedIn profile.

"Paul's contribution will be instrumental in continuing to cement NextDC's position as the most progressive, recognised, and trusted datacentre brand in Australia," NextDC CEO Craig Scroggie said in a statement.

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