Strategic Elements has pulled off a personnel coup, engaging top data systems expert Michael Counsel to provide technology and business development guidance across the group’s portfolio of companies

Michael spent 20 years with the $US200 bn market cap Oracle Corp, where he held senior positions including Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Asia Pacific and Director Enterprise Architecture. At Oracle, Counsel also ran the Enterprise Architecture and major accounts for Asia Pacific leading operations in multiple countries.

Counsel’s customer management skills and hands-on experience incubating the development and deployment of new and horizon technologies and industry solutions will especially be handy across the company’s cognitive data, artificial intelligence and robotics projects.

As a major focus, Michael will provide Chief Technology Officer services to Cognition Engines Pty Ltd. According to the company, Counsel will bring his expertise to bear on the innovative technology and development of high-performance computing, large-scale data management and analysis algorithms with a hands-on approach to writing custom software to help solve complex customer requirements.

That’s a skill set he honed at Oracle and also as CTO and VP Consulting, Products and Services Asia Pacific-Japan and Europe -Middle East-Africa for Symantec Corp, where he ran the consulting and cyber security services businesses.

Earlier last month, Strategic Elements Ltd (ASX: SOR) revealed a breakthrough in electricity generation with research partner The University of New South Wales (UNSW), developing a world-first battery pack which aims to harvest ampere-hour range of electrical charge solely from moisture in the air.

SOR says it could have potential in the US$10 billion electronic skin patch market – which is forecast to grow to US$30 billion by 2031.

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