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Meet Ian Cook, General Manager, Slalom Build

What attracted you to Slalom?

I joined the company to build the Slalom Delivery Network [now Slalom Build]. It provides an end-to-end capability to compliment Slalom’s innovating offerings, as well as an alternative to offshore development by supporting clients across the country through a regional delivery center model. By locating centers regionally and close to major universities, this network is able to recruit the brightest technologists and provide them with the opportunity to work on the latest technology for industry-leading clients.

Cloud expertise

As a leader on Slalom’s national technology delivery team, I regularly talk with clients throughout the country on where and how cloud technology can help their business. Conversations range from the financial and TCO impacts of cloud strategy to cloud provider selection, changes in IT operational rhythms on the cloud, or approaches to migrating infrastructure and software to the cloud. I’ve enjoyed helping customers realize benefits from compute and storage virtualization since 1996.

Experience

I have 16 years of applied professional services delivery and management experience, including a 10-year background in end-to-end project ownership of enterprise-class delivery responsibility and 6 years as a software engineering leader. I have deep experience shaping, estimating, solution architecting, and delivering scaled technology outcomes with cross-disciplinary teams in multiple geographies.

Education

Seattle Pacific University, BA, Business Administration, 2000; BA, Computer Science, 2000

Hobbies

I love snowboarding, hiking, boating, and camping—especially when I get to visit my home state of Alaska.