Colin Sainsbury

Colin Sainsbury


Principal Consultant, Dell Support and Deployment Services

Colin joined Dell in 2010 as a Solution Architect and is now a Principal Consultant at Dell EMC Support and Deployment Services. He provides strategic guidance and technology expertise that organizations need to transform their end user computing environments. In his role, Colin is responsible for helping Dell’s customers adopt Windows 10 and optimize their deployment processes. A significant element of this work is to improve the end user experience by enhancing user mobility whilst maintaining data security through Dell EMC’s comprehensive portfolio of Deployment Services offering.

Colin has 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He started out as a tier 2 helpdesk analyst for the Computing Centre at Imperial College, London. Shortly after taking this role, he was asked to deploy Microsoft Exchange 4.0 into the College as it began to move from a UNIX SendMail email system. Having gained significant experience by deploying one of the earliest Exchange environments, he moved into Exchange consultancy roles.

Three years after that initial implementation he was working as an Exchange consultant for Compaq. Lady luck intervened once more and Colin was asked to perform an Exchange upgrade for a branch of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). This led Colin to specializing first in MoD engagements then branching out into the wider Central Government space dealing with a number of key Government departments.

This specialization naturally brought with it an understanding of the security concerns and drivers in these sensitive environments. However, since joining Dell he has used this experience across all industry sectors. He has acted as both Security and Solution Architect before taking up his current role as a Principal Consultant.