Cevo appoints Allison Howells and Sean Hooper as new practice leads for Data & AI and Modernisation

Cevo, the specialist AWS consultancy helping businesses move faster with confidence, has appointed Allison Howells as its new Data and AI Practice Lead and Sean Hooper as its new Modernisation Practice Lead.

In the newly created role of Data and AI Practice Lead, Howells will spearhead Cevo’s data and artificial intelligence practice, driving vision and strategy, managing delivery of customer engagements, and fostering a team of talented professionals. She will focus on data and AI-driven initiatives, ensuring successful outcomes and high customer satisfaction.

Howells brings over 19 years of experience in data and analytics, product development, and business intelligence and analysis. Prior to joining Cevo, Howells was most recently the Director of Data and Analytics at Slalom, where she was responsible for identifying insights using data analytics to deliver significant value for clients. She has also gained experience in data leadership roles at frog, Beyond Blue, Experian Asia Pacific, IAG and Suncorp.

Hooper ​​will lead Cevo’s modernisaton practice, focusing on strengthening Cevo’s modernisation initiatives through its next phase of growth. This will involve managing the delivery of impactful customer outcomes, and developing effective capabilities and solution offerings in the modernisation space.

Hooper joins the Cevo team with extensive experience in leading modernisation consulting and delivery across various technology applications and solutions. Previously, Hooper was most recently Mainframe Modernisation Lead at Accenture Australia. He has also held senior roles at AWS, Oracle, Tripoint Corporation and BEA Systems.

I am honoured and excited to join Cevo as the Data and AI Practice Lead. My goal is to drive innovative data and artificial intelligence initiatives that deliver exceptional value to our customers. Cevo's commitment to enabling businesses to move faster with confidence aligns perfectly with my vision, and I look forward to leading a talented team in achieving outstanding results and ensuring high customer satisfaction.

It's a privilege to step into the role of Modernisation Practice Lead at Cevo. Modernisation is crucial for businesses to stay ahead in today's dynamic technology landscape. I am eager to lead Cevo's modernisation practice, strengthening our teams and technical capabilities and crafting effective solutions that enable our customers to navigate their cloud journeys seamlessly. Together with the team, I am committed to driving impactful customer outcomes and contributing to Cevo's next phase of growth.

We’re thrilled to welcome Allison Howells and Sean Hooper to Cevo as our new practice leads. Allison’s extensive experience across data and analytics, combined with her strong leadership skills, make her perfectly suited to drive our Data and AI practice, and develop effective capabilities and offerings. Similarly, Sean’s expertise in leading modernisation initiatives across large, complex initiatives make him the ideal person to bolster our Modernisation practice during its new phase of growth. We are confident that Allison and Sean’s contributions will further extend Cevo’s position as a leading AWS consulting partner, delivering exceptional value to our customers.

These appointments align with Cevo’s ongoing commitment to growth and bolstering its expert consulting teams across its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. The new Practice Leads will work collaboratively across Cevo to further accelerate the company’s growth and enhance its ability to accelerate cloud journeys for organisations across Australia.