Menu
Microsoft's new tech officer to challenge perceptions

Microsoft's new tech officer to challenge perceptions

Microsoft has a new National Technology Officer, replacing 12-year veteran Brett Roberts. Mark Rees’ appointment sees the role shifting to Wellington and the focus of the role shifting to government. Rees is on a mission to change perceptions of the company.

You replace Brett Roberts who was a well-known character in New Zealand ICT. How will your approach differ from his?

I think Brett did a great job and I enjoyed working with him. The key difference between our approaches is that I am based in Wellington and it is easier for me to engage with government, to participate in the various forums and interact with decision makers.

How would you describe your personal style?

I spent the early part of my career studying and researching chemistry. This has given me a passion for ideas and it means I take a considered and evidence-based approach to issues.

What are your priorities and goals for the new position and how are these different from in the past?

One of the central goals of my position will be challenging some of the longstanding perceptions of Microsoft. A lot of these are more based on the Microsoft of 1997, than the Microsoft of 2010. The company and its approach have changed a lot in that 13-year period.

Read more at Computerworld.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Microsoft

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

Partners, vendors and distributors reconnected during a number of social gatherings during EDGE 2019. The first evening saw the channel congregate for a welcome party at the Hamilton Island yacht club, while the main poolside proved to be the perfect stop for a barbecue on the final night.

EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking
EDGE 2019: Thought leaders share how to build a channel of the future

EDGE 2019: Thought leaders share how to build a channel of the future

Day 2 of EDGE was opened by in-depth research from TRA's Tim Dillon, which outlined the partner view on the channel's future. The following day saw Forrester's Jay McBain and Odgers Berndtson's Tim Sleep conclude the keynote line-up, while HPE and Cisco rounded off the thought leadership.

EDGE 2019: Thought leaders share how to build a channel of the future
Show Comments