Allan recently stood down as Head of NCSi Australia incorporating the Safe & Smart Cities Centre of Excellence for Optus Business. Prior to this position he was the Optus Director for Industry Development with a focus on Banking & Finance, Retail, Health and Education.
Allan was formerly Head of Salmat Speech Australia and Head of Sales which specialised in Natural Language Speech (NLSR) and biometric solutions. During the five years at Salmat the company developed relations across all four tier one Banks providing a variety of services from consultancy in identity management to speech and biometric deployments
Allan also held the position of General Manager at KAZ Business Services. Responsible for Sales, Consulting and Industry Development, he lead a team focused on process improvement, industry based solutions and business process outsourcing. Prior to KAZ Allan held a number of General Management positions in Telstra focussing on convergent business.
Allan is a former member of the National Consultative Committee for Security and Risk and the National Standing Committee on Cloud Based Computer Services.