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!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Microsoft

Featured

Slideshows

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017

In 2017, merger and acquisitions fever reached new heights in New Zealand, with a host of big name deals dominating the headlines. Reseller News recaps the most important transactions of the Kiwi channel during the past 12 months.

Looking back at the top 15 M&A deals in NZ during 2017
Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments