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Brian Peace Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Brian Peace Named New Zealand Technology Entrepreneur of the Year


Brian Peace, CEO and chairman of Peace Software, has won the New Zealand Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Technology Award. Peace Software is the world’s largest software developer of customer information systems for utilities and energy retailers.

Brian Peace founded the company in the world’s first deregulated energy market, New Zealand. Under his leadership, the company has grown to 500 people in three continents and its innovative EnergyTM suite is used by some of the largest utilities and energy retailers worldwide. Now in its seventh version, Energy is the most comprehensive customer information system (CIS) spanning regulated, transitioning and competitive energy markets.

“I am delighted to receive this award as a testament to the quality of our technology and our people,” said Brian Peace. “Peace Software is an innovative, nimble organisation focused on supporting the success of its clients. The size of our development centre and our sole focus on the energy industry enables us to react quickly to client needs and continually innovate to maintain our lead.”

Brian Peace is well known for thinking ahead of the technology curve. His company prototyped the energy industry’s first Internet customer self-service solution in 1995. Two years later, his team pioneered browser-based customer care for utility call centres. Most recently, Peace Software established another world first with the largest browser-based CIS in production at one million consumers.

Further, Brian Peace revolutionised the concept of packaged customer management software for energy companies. Rather than follow the norm of customised client-specific implementations, right from the start Peace Software adopted a product approach that enabled installed clients to receive regular upgrade releases and share in the benefits of ongoing technical advances.

About Peace Software
Peace Software is exclusively dedicated to developing open, component-based CIS solutions used by utilities and retailers for business innovation in regulated, transitioning and competitive global energy markets. The company’s browser-based Energy suite has been selected to drive efficient operations and provide excellent customer care for 13 million mass market and commercial and industrial (C&I) customer relationships in 40 markets around the world. The innovative Energy suite can be phased into existing CIS environments and new version upgrades are available every 12-18 months. Peace Software retains its development centre in Auckland, New Zealand, and has offices in the United States, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit www.peace.com.

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