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

 


Nokia Country Manager to new Managing Director for NZ

Nokia Solutions Networks Country Manager to become Mobile Mentor’s new Managing Director for New Zealand.

Auckland, 27 February 2014 – Enterprise mobility specialist, Mobile Mentor, announced today that Andrew Button will be joining the company as Managing Director, New Zealand.

Button has more than 20 years’ experience in the mobile industry and has held senior executive positions in leading mobile businesses in New Zealand, Singapore and the USA including:

Nokia Solutions and Networks – Country Director, New Zealand

Optimi in Singapore - Director and GM Asia Pacific. Optimi was later acquired by Ericsson

Telmar Network Technology in Atlanta, Georgia USA – Vice President, Wireless

Nokia Networks, Atlanta, Georgia USA – GM Marketing & Strategy North America, and prior to that was Executive Director Business Development Cingular Customer Business Team

Denis O’Shea, founder and CEO of Mobile Mentor, says Button’s appointment is part of his long-term growth strategy for the business.

“Andrew is hugely experienced, and a consummate professional, with a deep knowledge of the mobile market. I’m thrilled he’s agreed to join us, and having him on board in NZ will mean I can focus on the growth of our business in Australia.”

When the role at Mobile Mentor came up, Button says he jumped at the chance.
“I’m totally passionate about mobile technology – that’s what’s kept me in this industry for the last couple of decades. And this role at Mobile Mentor will allow me to get closer to enterprise customers, and understand their challenges and opportunities – which I love doing,” he says.

Button says what excites him most about mobile technology is its potential to deliver massive competitive advantage for organisations that think carefully about what they’re looking to achieve and put in place the right plan to get them there.

“That’s why I was keen to join Mobile Mentor,” Button says. “Because that’s what this company does. We’re all about partnering with enterprises to help them through the entire process, from planning the strategy and deploying infrastructure and management systems, to building and deploying applications, to reaping the benefits at the other end.”

“For me,” he says, “seeing those benefits realized, seeing the amazing outcomes we can deliver for companies and people – and just how liberating these technologies can be can be for them - that is tremendously satisfying.”

Button will take up his new role in April.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news