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Sungard Availability Services has appointed Karen Falcone as the Principal Director of European Channel Sales and Programs. Her role involves management of the company’s channel partner program and channel sales across numerous European regions – including the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Sweden.

With over 20 years of experience within Sungard AS building channel programmes, Falcone joins the EMEA team having previously held the position of VP of Strategic Alliances in the US. Prior to rejoining the Sungard AS Global Channels team, Falcone was with Dimension Data for over 18 months where she worked as Global Director for the System Integration Service Unit, holding responsibility for the creation, management and execution of GTM, programs and regional enablement across five geographic regions. Reporting into Carmen Sorice, SVP, Global Channel Sales & Programs, Falcone will head up a team to help deliver on Sungard AS’ channel goals.

Over the next year, Falcone will be focused on raising awareness within the EMEA region’s channel community as well as expanding the number of partners involved by drawing on her experience and rich network of contacts within the industry. With a heritage in managing complex hybrid IT environment, Sungard AS will be well placed to provide potential partners with a wide-ranging portfolio of availability services that will allow them to deliver the business outcomes their customers are now demanding.

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