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Sungard Availability Services has announced the appointment of Carmel Owens as Sales and General Manager of Ireland. Owens will lead Sungard AS’ business in the region.

Owens’ appointment comes at an exciting time for the region, with Sungard AS continuing to grow its presence in Ireland through sustained investment, job creation and the launch of its Channel Partner Program. This builds upon a year of activity which has seen the company expand its capabilities across technical operations, customer services, sales and marketing, whilst adding the security standard ISO 27001 to its extensive list of accreditations.

A graduate of The Dublin City University’s School of Computer Applications, Owens has nearly 20 years of experience working in the business technology sector, spending time at a number of high profile technology companies, including EMC, Version 1 and SQS. She has a proven track record of establishing and growing businesses. At EMC, Owens held the role of Head of Public Sector for three years; during which she worked with government bodies and public sector organisations spread across a variety of verticals – including healthcare and transportation. In addition to her customer activities, Owens has worked with the wider service provider market, exploring a number of new business models and infrastructure approaches. During her time at Version 1, Owens worked as Director of Northern Ireland – establishing and expanding the organization’s presence in the region.

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