Peter Hind, through his company Launch Pad Marketing Pty Ltd, is an independent analyst, researcher and commentator on the IT industry around Asia Pacific. With 25 years industry experience spent among major IT users, international IT suppliers, local distributors, IT industry bodies and research organizations Peter has acquired the all round skill to cut through the hype that bedevils the IT industry and to position technology in a business context.
Peter’s work brings him in to regular contact with IT executives across Asia Pacific and he draws on this dialogue in his monthly ‘At the Coalface’ columns in CIO magazine in both Asia and Australia. For over ten years Peter ran a series of regular bi-monthly management forums for IT executives on behalf of the research company, IDC. He drew on his work with this management group in ‘The IT Managers Survival Guide’, a book he co-authored with Rob Aalders in 2002. (John Wiley & Sons – 0470-84454 X). Peter is also a skilled researcher who has designed, coordinated and interpreted regular surveys of IT executives across Asia Pacific for clients like the Australian Computer Society, CA, CSC, Fairfax Business Media, IDC, Ideas International and Micro Focus.
Peter is a popular and entertaining speaker and trainer at user and vendor IT conferences, seminars and workshops across Asia Pacific. He consistently scores top ratings at these events because of his skills as a public speaker. He has been an active Toastmaster for over 20 years and he places an emphasis in his presentations on being both entertaining and provocative.
Peter Hind travels from New South Wales Australia