Nick Earle leads Virgin Hyperloop One’s Global Field Operation. In this role he is responsible for all customer and partner activities for the company around the world. Virgin Hyperloop One is based in Los Angeles California and is the leading company designing and building the first new mode of transportation since the Airplane in 1903.
Nick is a highly respected operations leader with over 30 years of Global IT industry experience in large corporates and start ups. He has held senior Executive roles at Hewlett Packard in California, where he was responsible for the company’s early Internet strategy and ran the Worldwide Enterprise Marketing function, and at Cisco where he led the Worldwide Services Field organization, growing the business from $3bn to over $10bn in revenue. For the last 2 years at Cisco Nick was responsible for the company’s global Cloud go to market strategy. He has been a CEO of StreamServe, a privately held software company that was sold to OpenText, and ran EMEA Operations for Ariba Inc which was subsequently sold to IBM.
Nick is authority on emerging business models having co-authored two books; Mesh Collaboration: Creating New Business Value in the Network of Everything (2008) and From Dot.com to Dot.profit (2000). He was voted #2 in Computer Reseller News list of the “25 most Disruptive Channel Executives in IT globally” and was recognized in 2016 as one of the top 4 Global Cloud Executives who “have shaped cloud’s present and will likely have a major impact on its future” by CIODive.
Nick holds a first class honors degree and an Honorary Doctorate in Computing from Liverpool University and is an Associate fellow of the University of Bradford MBA program. He is a board member of Eseye, an IOT company.