Blair Duncan has been in the IT industry since 1976, starting in the North Sea supporting offshore oil and gas operations with BP, Shell, and British National Oil. In 1984 he moved to the Middle East working with US conglomerates such as Litton, Boeing, McDonnel & Northrop in military logistics & communications. Moving to the private sector, in conjunction with HP & Saudi Telecom, he designed & built the first and to date largest private x.25 logistics & warehousing network in the Middle East as Vice President for the Binzagr Group of companies spanning some 750+ nodes in 3 years. After the first Gulf War, he spent two years based in Dubai supporting IT Distribution & Telecommunications infrastructures across the middle east until 1994.
Since 1996 Blair has been based in the Philippines as CEO of Imaginet International, a leading Systems Integration company specializing in networks & security. He was responsible for the on time / on budget delivery of the design, build, and operations of networks in multimillion dollar projects for some of the largest multinational corporations in Asia. These included Extractive Mining (Xstrata), Airports (Takenaka), Power Generation & Distribution (Aboitiz), Construction (Leightons), eGaming, and BPO industries – always focusing on high security, availability & performance in 24/7 environments, as well as eData Services.
Blair has been a consultant of eData IT Department covering infrastructure, platform, security, cloud and on-premise solutions. This includes the architecture, design & implementation of client cloud, mobile & hybrid on-premise applications & hardware solutions for EHR and Med / Legal client requirements. He also created the infrastructure, platform, and security teams that maintain 24/7 availability through hybrid cloud & on-premise solutions to a team of over 500 users.
Blair is a Member of the Institute of Data Processing Management (MIDPM), and a member of many Industry associations in the Philippines. He regularly speaks to industry groups on IT Security and associated topics.