Bede Hackney

Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand @ Databricks

Bede Hackney has over 25 years of experience in the IT and security industries, working with high growth companies and large multinationals, focusing on software and hardware solutions for big data, networking, security, storage, server virtualisation, desktop and mobility across public, private and hybrid cloud.

In November 2019, Bede joined Databricks to bring his extensive expertise to help expand the company’s presence in Australia and New Zealand markets. He is acutely focused on driving data innovation forward and helping the success of Australian and New Zealand customers in their digital transformation efforts with data and AI.

Prior to joining Databricks, Bede held roles as Managing Director for Tenable and Nimble Storage in ANZ and Director of Product Sales at VMware. Bede also worked in several strategic management roles for multinational software company, Citrix and served as the ANZ Country Manager for Packeteer.

In addition to Bede’s cross-technology leadership experience, he comes from a strong technical background – focused mainly in the networking arena where he holds a CCIE and was awarded a US patent for management of network quality of service.