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ICEHOUSE Announces CIO Wynand Strydom

11 September, 2012

ICEHOUSE Announces CIO Wynand Strydom

Business growth centre, The ICEHOUSE has appointed Wynand Strydom as Chief Information Officer. Wynand has been seconded from Gen-i.

Andy Hamilton, Chief Executive for The ICEHOUSE welcomes Strydom to the team and thanks Gen-i for their generous support.

“The ICEHOUSE is evolving to meet the ambitious target which aims to accelerate growth of New Zealand’s economy by radically increasing internationally capable and competitive businesses by 2020,” said Hamilton.

“Strydom brings considerable experience in IT strategy and will help our organisation advance our long term strategy. We appreciate Gen-i’s constant support of The ICEHOUSE and providing us with the opportunity to add Strydom to our talented team.”

Strydom worked as an Enterprise Solutions Specialist at Gen-i for over 4 years where he provided guidance on large complex ICT opportunities, competitive and market analysis and tracked economic and industry activity. Similar in scope, Strydom will work closely with partners and management at The ICEHOUSE to implement IT initiatives.

“We see this placement as a unique opportunity to provide a talented staff member with further professional development, while supporting The ICEHOUSE in delivering their goals for the growth of New Zealand business,” says Gen-i General Manager Marketing and Operations, Jo Allison.

"We’re confident Wynand’s extensive skills and experience will make a difference to The ICEHOUSE and their customers."

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Named one of the top 10 start-up incubators in the world by Forbes magazine, The ICEHOUSE is a business growth centre focused on developing owner-managers and entrepreneurs who will shape the future of New Zealand’s economy. The organisation is a business incubator for start-ups and provides business growth programmes for small and medium enterprises. The ICEHOUSE is also home to New Zealand’s largest group of Angel Investors.

The ICEHOUSE is backed by the financial support and expertise of the University of Auckland Business School, BNZ, HP, NZTE, Gen-I, Telecom, Ernst & Young, KPMG, JB Were, Microsoft, Paul Diver and Associates and Grafton Consulting Group. Since 2001 The ICEHOUSE has worked with over 3,500 ambitious owner managers – from start-ups to established multi-million dollar companies.

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