Paul Cooper joined SMS in October 1988 when it was a company of 10 people and is currently Industry Director, Health & Government. Paul has an IT and Business career of over 26 years and during that period has lead or participated in a number of business and technology innovations and solutions for corporate and blue chip clients with the end user experience at the centre of his focus. Some highlights include leading the development of a Common Operating Picture for emergency services in Victoria, working across the National EHealth Transition Authority on a range of projects including leading the implementation of the National Authentication Services.
Paul lead the establishment of the Emerging Solutions stream within SMS with a particular emphasis on the potential of Cloud Computing and Social Media to improve work practices and reduce costs. He participates in the Diversity Working Group within SMS and is executive Sponsor for the SMS Alumni.
Paul was previously Managing Director of the SMS UK and was previously responsible for the Canberra, Government and Telco operations of SMS at various times.
He is also on the Board of the Australian Information Industry Association as alternate for our CEO.
Paul has a PhD in Biochemistry from Melbourne University, a B.Sc from Monash University and a Grad Dip in Business from RMIT University.