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Mark Palmer

Head of Public Sector, EMEA - Google Cloud

Mark joined Google Cloud in 2018 bringing 35 years experience in the technology industry from across the Public Sector, Defence and Healthcare markets. Google Cloud provides an extensive portfolio of infrastructure, data management, analytics, security and artificial intelligence capabilities to enterprise customers in the Cloud, as well as Workspace.
Prior to this Mark was the UK Country General Manager for InterSystems. The business is focused on Electronic Health Record and Interoperability solutions for the healthcare market with customers across the NHS and private healthcare.
Mark spent almost 20 years at IBM, where he was latterly their VP Public Sector, Europe. In this role he led a number of large projects with a range of customers including in healthcare, defence, tax, local government, borders and digital transformation. Prior to this, Mark led the UK’s Government, Health and Defence businesses over 10 years, and was a member of the IBM UK leadership team.

Mark began his career in the 1980’s as a Software Engineer designing and delivering complex real-time systems integration projects for the aerospace industry. He was one of the original start-up members of AeroSystems International; a joint venture between Sema Group and Westland Helicopters working to deliver airborne software systems.

Mark is a Chartered Engineer and a fellow of the British Computing Society. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering as well as an MBA. He has had business assignments in Italy and also Washington D.C.