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Symantec Adds New Talent

Symantec Adds New Talent To It Sole Offshore Development Site In The World


Auckland, – October 16, 2000 – With considerable experience working with development teams to deliver to deadlines and product specifications in the US, Scott Madden has been appointed Senior Program Manager for Symantec New Zealand’s Symantec Ghost development team, based in Auckland

Working with a team of 34 software developers and testers, Scott’s role will focus on coordinating the tasks of several functional groups working locally to develop the next generation of market-leading PC imaging technology – Symantec Ghost. As an integral part of a worldwide organisation spread over many time zones, Scott will be moving the team towards an aggressive delivery schedule, and be responsible for resolving matters arising during the development cycle.

“As a growing organisation, the Symantec Ghost team must continue to be driven by customer need”, says Scott. “The International software industry is moving at a rapid pace so we are constantly striving to improve our world-class solution. Working with customers, we continue to learn and understand more about the enterprise market and PC manufacturing environment, enabling us to better tailor Symantec Ghost to their needs.”

Scott spent the past eight years with Symantec in the US, most recently working to create a Customer Response Team dedicated to resolving issues in key corporate accounts, and as a Program Manager at the Symantec Los Angeles, CA offices leading the Symantec Desktop Firewall project.

Scott has degrees in computer programming, computer operations, and physics, with minors in Mathematics and Business.

He reports to Olivier Duhamel, Director, Research and Development, Symantec New Zealand.

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About the Symantec Ghost development team
Symantec purchased the Ghost technology from New Zealand software developer Binary Research Limited in June 1998. The Symantec Ghost development office in Auckland is Symantec’s only offshore development site in the world and has a development and quality assurance team of 34.

About Symantec
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security solutions to individuals and enterprises. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, risk management, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management and mobile code detection technologies to customers. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in more than 33 countries including New Zealand. Symantec is represented in New Zealand by Auckland based distributors SealCorp and Tech Pacific.

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