Paul is Irish with degrees in Electronic Engineering (B.Eng.) and Computer Science (M.Sc.) from Dublin City University as well as completing post-graduate studies in Computer Modelling and Simulation at Trinity College Dublin. Paul spent ten years as a systems engineer working on SCADA system design and delivery in the Power, Manufacturing and Telco sectors. Joining SMS pioneer Aldiscon (later Logica), he moved to Asia where he spent nine years in a variety of regional management leadership roles building out the Asian Telco products business across asia (52 operator installations). Following this he held the role of Logica Global VP for Sales & Marketing for the Telecoms Products business unit with sales targets of US$ 500M.