Logicalis Appoints Cisco Market Innovation Head For
Sydney, May 15, 2012 – Logicalis Australia, the
international IT solutions and managed services provider, has today
announced the appointment of Ian Ross as Strategic Solutions
Director effective immediately.
Based in Melbourne, he holds responsibility for the strategic
evolution and transformation of the Logicalis solutions portfolio
in Australia, ensuring that it aligns to emerging customer business
issues both inside and outside of IT, and maintaining innovative
and unique responses to technological and market
With 15 years’ industry experience, his skillset comprises unified
communications, networking, SaaS, product management &
marketing, business modelling and business innovation, across
Enterprise, Government and Service Provider sectors.
Mr Ross joins from Cisco Australia where he was most recently Head
of Business & Market Innovation, and also held a variety of
positions across business development and Managed Services
innovation in a career at Cisco spanning seven years.
In these roles, he was responsible for leading innovative or
strategic programs falling outside of Cisco’s traditional
engagement capability: working with public and private sector
organisations on the application of technology to resolve business
issues (separately from IT).
Prior to Cisco, Mr Ross spent seven years at Nortel in a range of
technical, marketing and business development roles, including
Director of Strategic Market Development and Director of Enterprise
Field Marketing, Asia Pacific.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. Hons), Communications
Engineering from RMIT.
“We’re extremely proud to have someone of Ian’s calibre join
Logicalis as it demonstrates the potential he sees in our team and
business,” said Chris Meager, CEO at Logicalis Australia.
“Logicalis has had a very strong trajectory over the past two
years. This includes our re-brand, a number of partner awards,
unique technical accreditations, notable client wins, the
establishment of new business practices, the recent acquisition of
Corpnet and now a strong ex-Cisco leader on our executive team –
we’re more than heading in the right direction.”
“Technology has an incredibly critical role to play in business for
the resolution of operational, competitive and strategic
challenges. Huge potential exists for organisations which ensure
their business operations and technology work collaboratively. I
firmly believe that my passion for innovation and the real-world
application of technology can help position Logicalis to be the
leader in creative business-focused solutions,” said Ian Ross,
Director, Strategic Solutions at Logicalis Australia. “Logicalis
has become a considerable force in the communications, security and
networking space, with a slew of a great client acquisitions and
future-looking solutions, from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to
Virtual Workspaces. It’s a great time to join the company and I see
great potential here.”
Logicalis recently agreed to acquire Corpnet, a Brisbane-based
solution provider, from e-Business Systems Ltd. Corpnet
provides data centre, cloud and managed services solutions to the
Queensland mid-sized and enterprise markets.
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Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information
and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded
on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications
& collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed
Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including
highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and
manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000
corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis
maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as
Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues in excess of $1
billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and
Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading
IT and Communications service providers, specialising in the areas
of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7
billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM
Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.logicalis.com
For further information, please contact:
Tel: 0405 542 018