I am confident that bringing a client side lens will also help add additional value to our customers
Jason Delamore is the latest example in New Zealand of moving up from CIO to CEO.
Delamore is now the chief executive at Fronde after more than five years at Auckland International Airport where he was both CIO and CMO.
All of his former roles have involved technology, sales and marketing, including four years as product marketing manager at IBM, general manager Landis+Gyr in New Zealand, managing director of The Generator Room, marketing manager at Vector for two years, and Contact Energy general manager retail.
"I am looking forward to leading Fronde, a well respected NZ technology provider that is committed to accelerating growth for customers across both NZ and Australia,” Delamore tells CIO New Zealand.
“Combining the offerings from leading applications such as Google, Salesforce and NetSuite with comprehensive consulting, implementation and development capability is a compelling proposition,” he adds. “I am confident that bringing a client side lens will also help add additional value to our customers."
Kari Jones and Natasha Blazic have joined New Zealand Post as general manager data and analytics, and as head of architecture, respectively.
NZ Post chief digital and technology officer Geri Ellis says she is delighted to welcome the two to the digital and technology team.
Jones is a successful senior digital leader with over 18 years’ experience gained across multiple sectors in New Zealand and the UK. Her most recent role at Air New Zealand saw her transform how data science is both delivered and applied across ground and air operations. Prior to this, she has worked at NZME, PwC, and in the UK, Simpson Associates, CACI International and Xicon.
Blazic is leading NZ Post’s technology architecture strategy and roadmaps for business critical platforms, products and services, a key role in the organisation’s digital transformation.
She has previously held leadership roles at SA Power Networks, Contact Energy, Datacraft, Transpower and the Ministry of Justice.
Gene Bishop is joining IDG Communications Worldwide in the newly created role of global CIO, reporting to chief operating officer John P. O’Malley. Bishop, who came from ALM as head of technology, will start in his new role next week.
Prior to ALM, he spent over 20 years at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal in various roles including quality assurance, editorial, advertising and finance support. IDG is the parent company of CIO New Zealand and a range of business and technology titles including Computerworld, Reseller News, ARN, CMO, CSO and PCWorld.
Mike Ettling is now CEO at Unit4. Before this, he was president of SAP Successfactors and has also worked at NGA HR and Unisys.
“I’m delighted and privileged to be taking on this position at Unit4 at a time when client demand for effective digital solutions has never been greater,” says Ettling. “I look forward to helping customers enable and engage their people to successfully undertake their digital transformations. Working with our world class and innovative team to consolidate Unit4’s position as a leader in enterprise applications for the services and people industries.”
Léo Apotheker, chairman of the Unit4 board, says Ettling takes on this leadership role at an extremely important and exciting time for the company.
“There is great momentum within the business evidenced by a 26 per cent growth in Global SaaS revenues for 2018 as we have deepened our focus on people-driven organisations and are expanding our value proposition across multiple key strategic verticals.”
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