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Dimension Data New Zealand Bolsters Government Team


Dimension Data New Zealand Bolsters Government Team

Dimension Data strengthens government team with Matt Christie’s appointment

New Zealand, 5 March 2018 – Dimension Data has strengthened its focus on government with the appointment of Matt Christie as National Sales Manager, Government.

The appointment follows Dimension Data’s recent expansion of it’s all-of-government service offerings, in response to strong client growth and increase of portolio services across Connectivity, Security and Communications in the Telecommunications-as-a-Service 2 (TaaS) RFP process. Dimension Data continues to strengthen its all-of-government offerings in all TaaS Towers with the most Service Types as compared to other providers, enabling the delivery of end to end services from a single provider.

Simone Moors, Sales and Marketing Director at Dimension Data New Zealand, says she is excited with Matt’s appointment. “We see this appointment as strengthening our capabilities and providing an opportunity for us to innovate even further with our clients,” says Moors.

“Globally, the New Zealand government leads the way in a number of areas because of the all-of-government approach. There is an increasing focus on delivering digital solutions, and our size means we can deliver this much faster than other countries. There is a real opportunity to extend that with technologies such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

“The benefit of being a world leader in technology means Dimension Data can take advantage of developments happening across the globe, adapt them locally and deliver secure and innovative solutions.

“An industry trend we are seeing is an increasing level of digitisation and for government this means a need to centralise management across all agencies. Making the complex simple and being able to react at speed is very important, which is where Dimension Data’s breadth of capability adds real value to our clients,” says Moors.

Joining a highly experienced government team in Dimension Data Wellington, Matt Christie brings a wealth of ICT knowledge, having worked for over 21 years in the industry. Matt joins Dimension Data from IBM, where he led the government, social and health sectors, and prior to that has also held senior roles at Spark, Unisys, Zintel and Novell.

Christie says he is pleased to join the Dimension Data team, and the two things that attracted him to the role was the portfolio of services and capacity to grow. Christie believes the New Zealand government is well placed to be world leaders in the digital space, with the whole industry moving towards design-led approaches and agile ways of working.

“I am looking forward to meeting with our government clients and continuing to build on the fantastic work Dimension Data is already doing,” says Christie.

-ENDS-


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