Palmer has extensive experience in the defence and aviation industry both in Australia and internationally across all key regions. His focus is on digital transformation, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), air traffic management, big data and artificial intelligence.
He is an aviation expert with more than 24 years’ experience in the aviation industry in technology roles. Notably, Palmer began his career with BAE Systems Australia before moving to Thales in 2001, where he remained until he joined Ocean Software in July 2018.
Rodney Bloom, Ocean Software chief executive, said, "Ocean Software has built a strong foundation on which the team intends to base significant growth over the next few years. The strategic direction and success of the business depends on having the right leadership team in place. Adding an industry-recognised expert, Mark Palmer, to the team as CTO is a coup for Ocean Software. We look forward to leveraging his expertise to continue the upward growth trend that Ocean Software has achieved in the past few years."
Palmer said, "Ocean Software is an exciting organisation and I’m pleased to join at a time of expansion and transformation for the business. Ocean Software has already built a great reputation for the quality of its solutions for defence organisations. As the business expands its focus both at home and overseas, I’m looking forward to playing an integral role in that expansion."
Ocean Software is an Australian-based company that designs, develops and delivers enterprise software solutions for military, government and corporate customers around the world.
Ocean Software products form the core systems behind highly-complex operating environments, including: command and control; situational awareness; healthcare; supply chain management; and e-commerce.