Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Certus makes senior ANZ line of business appointment

20 November 2012. Certus Solutions – the region’s largest specialist IBM systems integration company – has appointed former Digital Post Australia chief technology officer Gerard Roberts to the new position of Director, Enabling Solutions, based in Sydney.

Certus Managing Director Brian Allen says Gerard (Ged) Roberts will head up a key ‘line of business’ unit across Certus offices at major centres around Australia and New Zealand. He says the Certus Enabling Solutions line of business unit combines specialist Certus sales and consulting expertise around IBM’s web applications including mobility, enterprise collaboration, social business and middleware and IBM’s Rational software development environment.

“The Certus LOBs are the IBM technology centres of excellence within Certus. Together the LOBs provide end-to-end services across the IBM solutions portfolio and are a critical element in our ability to deliver a sophisticated solutions capability to our customers,” Allen says.

“Ged Roberts is an important addition to the Certus team, bringing great depth and breadth of experience, both as a senior manager and a leading Enterprise Architect with international experience in key market sectors such as banking and finance, telecommunications and the public sector. He has deep technical knowledge across all architecture layers coupled with excellent consulting, business and project management skills.”

Prior to joining Certus, Ged Roberts was chief technology officer for Digital Post Australia – a technology start up that brought a game changing digital postal mail service to consumers and businesses in Australia. He is a former practice manager of the Systems Integration practice for SMS Management and Technology where he managed a team of 70 project managers, architects and integration specialists. In the UK, career experience included senior enterprise architecture and technical roles with Marsh (one of the world’s largest insurance broking firms), Cap Gemini and Lloyds Register of Shipping. He began his career as an Engineer Officer in the British Merchant Navy before working as a Naval Architect for Lloyds Register of Shipping in London. Ged is a Chartered Engineer and has an MSc in Computing.

________________________________________
About Certus: An IBM Premier Business Partner, Certus Solutions is the largest specialist IBM solutions company across Australia and New Zealand. Certus combines a total focus on IBM with full end-to-end services right across the IBM solutions portfolio. Owned and operated by its senior management team, Certus employs around 200 people servicing over 500 clients from seven offices across the region. http://www.certussolutions.com


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Catches Breath After "Goldilocks" Slump

The New Zealand dollar edged up following its dramatic slump yesterday after the Reserve Bank confirmed speculation it intervened in the currency market last month and PM John Key suggested a “Goldilocks” level far lower than at present. More>>

ALSO:

Biosecurity: Kiwifruit Claim To Hold Officials Accountable For Psa

Kiwifruit growers have joined forces to hold Biosecurity NZ accountable in the courts for its negligence in allowing 2010’s Psa outbreak that devastated New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and exports. Foundation claimants representing well ... More>>

ALSO:

Poison: Anglers Advised Not To Eat Trout In 1080 Areas

With the fishing season opening in just a few days (1 October 2014), anglers are being warned by the Department of Conservation(DOC) not to eat trout from pristine backcountry waters and their downstream catchments, where the department is conducting 1080 poisoning operations. More>>.

ALSO:

Quotas: MPI Swoop On Suspected Fraudulent Fishing Activity

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity... “The investigation involves activity throughout the commercial supply chain – catching, landing, processing and exporting.” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fonterra Slashes 2015 Milk Payout, Earnings Tumble 76%

Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast 2015 milk price payout by about 12 percent, citing weaker global dairy prices and said there is a risk of further declines given strong global milk production. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news