Neil is the founder of Cloud Ventures (Cloud-Ventures.net), an online network that functions as a “virtual incubator” for new Cloud computing start-ups, helping to brainstorm and fast-track new ideas into billion-dollar ventures.
Neil is an IT industry CEO and entrepreneur with twenty years experience of launching new SaaS products and businesses, including Europe’s first “pure play” ASP, a joint venture with Microsoft.
He is an entrepreneurial innovator and senior executive capable of direct sales, partnership and product development, raising Venture Capital and all other aspects of Business Development, with a track record of being first to market with numerous technology products.
Neil specializes in IT outsourcing best practices and new technology areas like Enterprise 2.0 and Cloud Computing, and has fast-tracked a number of new products and companies to market. This includes founding, raising VC for and heading as CEO one of Europe’s first SaaS (Software as a Service) providers, a joint venture with Microsoft to spin out their in-house MSN software into a hosted service to offer the first Web 2.0 portals.
Neil has launched and grown sales for numerous other similar IT products and ventures, such as the Unified Communications product range for BT, the first complex web hosting product set for the UK internet market with Sun Microsystems and the first managed firewall services in the early Internet days.
HIs passions are social enterprise, rugby, and his wife Tami and children. Of course, not in that order, rugby is #1, obviously! 🙂
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