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  • Faisal Khatib dons hat for SMX, after a fashion

    Ask anyone what their ideal way to relax after a long work week and their answer probably won’t be anything to do with running another business. Unless, of course, you are asking Faisal Khatib.

  • 'Listen, ask, and learn' is Lotte Maxwell-Bayly's advice

    In just a couple of months, Lotte Maxwell-Bayly will take on a brand new role - as a mother. For now, her only job continues to be as HP channel manager in New Zealand, a role as challenging as it is rewarding for the Denmark-born Kiwi.

  • Richard Harri ready to bring down the wall

    Synnex has been in New Zealand for seven years and country manager Richard Harri says the “fantastic results” the company has just posted are a sign of even better things to come.

  • Big year ahead for Will Jurie and Intergen

    Will Jurie is one of Intergen’s youngest infrastructure consultants. He joined the company about three years ago and has since been involved in a number of different projects. The most recent one - being contracted to work with Microsoft in the US running the vendor’s demos at all the big events - came as a complete surprise.

  • Ken Lord sees bright future for the industry

    After nearly ten years working in a number of account management and business development roles, Ken Lord has just taken up the job of leading Juniper Networks’ operations in New Zealand, as he takes over from Ian Quinn as the company’s new country manager. Quinn has since been promoted to an APAC role, as director of Converged Supercore.

  • Kylie Richardson says she is 'never without a new challenge'

    Following the collapse of Datasouth, former employee Kylie Richardson decided it was time to make it into the big world of IT on her own. She has since become a freelance Sharepoint consultant, assisting businesses with Sharepoint adoption and integration.

  • Liz Hatton returns to the UPS industry

    Liz Hatton's career started in the early 1990s with Financial Systems. From there she moved onto APC where her UPS industry career really took off. Her career included a stint as channel manager for APC and APC sales specialist at Westcon. A couple of months ago, Hatton joined UPS Power Solutions as the company's new strategic account manager.

  • Shirley Wigley looks at the industry with optimistic eyes

    Shirley Wigley is the daughter of New Zealand's first and only wrestler to be included in the country's Sports Hall of Fame, Lofty Blomfield. She carries that heritage with pride and it was from her father that she learnt that "you can be anything you want to be".

  • Steve Haddock's new adventures, in IT and on the trails

    EMC’s new general manager of channel for New Zealand is an IT industry veteran who, prior to joining EMC in early April, he spent 15 years of his life working for Microsoft in three different countries (New Zealand, Singapore and the UK).

  • Mobility is permanent, says Dale Campbell

    Dale Campbell’s role as business manager at Simms International (soon to be rebranded as Expressonline), for the Motion Computing product portfolio allows an insider’s perspective on how much mobile devices are shaping different industries in the country.