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Movers and shakers: Candace Kinser joins Talent International; Steve McCabe moves to PwC

Movers and shakers: Candace Kinser joins Talent International; Steve McCabe moves to PwC

A roundup of the latest business technology executive appointments and events in New Zealand and Australia.

Candace Kinser joins IT&T recruitment and technology services company Talent International as a non-executive director.

Kinser is completing this month a three-year term as CEO of NZTech, which has over 100 members including major corporates, start-ups and government agencies.

Richard Earl, managing director of Talent International says Kinser has many connections in her hometown in Austin, Texas, and Silicon Valley and “would add tremendous value in the years ahead as Talent looks to enter the US market in late 2015”.

Kinser was previously CEO of Biomatters, an international genetics software company launched out of New Zealand and named as NZ Hi Tech Awards’ ‘Microsoft Emerging Technology Company of the Year in 2012’.

She has been named as a ‘Top 10 female CEO for New Zealand’ and is currently a director for McCashin’s Brewery and NZX listed ERoad, and a trustee for the Well Foundation for North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals.

Kinser has undergraduate degrees in anthropology and political science from the University of Hawaii, a post graduate and masters degree in business management from Massey University, advanced business studies in Bio-Pharma from Rutgers University and in Asian Business Governance from Melbourne University.

New cyber practice executive at PwC

Steve McCabe is now Risk Assurance Partner to Cyber practice at PwC in Wellington.

PwC says the appointment is in line with its growing technology and digital capabilities.

McCabe was previously a consulting partner with Axenic, a niche information security firm, and head of security for shared services at Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, Centrica Trading and Centrica Storage, in the UK.

Fujitsu touts green credentials of new HQ in Sydney

Fujitsu has moved to new Oceania headquarters in the Macquarie Park technology hub, in northern Sydney. The move consolidates its operations from three separate locations to a single, efficient site.

Fujitsu outfitted 9,400 square metres, over five floors, in the five-star rated Green Star building for its 850 staff..

“The single site will vastly improve collaboration between our teams, resulting in staff who are better equipped to provide service excellence. And, as a technology company, I believe it is very important for Fujitsu to lead the way in the application of technology,” says Mike Foster, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand CEO.

The traditional sake ceremony was held during the opening: (From left): Masami Fujita, head of global corporate, Fujitsu; The Hon Dominic Perrottet, MP, NSW Minister for finance and services; Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand; and Masato Takaoka, Consul General of Japan, Sydney.
The traditional sake ceremony was held during the opening: (From left): Masami Fujita, head of global corporate, Fujitsu; The Hon Dominic Perrottet, MP, NSW Minister for finance and services; Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand; and Masato Takaoka, Consul General of Japan, Sydney.

Bespoke Training Services named Amazon Web Services training partner in NZ

Bespoke Training Services has been named the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Authorised Training Partner for New Zealand, after successful rollout of AWS training in Australia. Courses offered through Bespoke Training Services are designed to help deliver cloud-based solutions using the AWS platform, and realise cost savings and efficiencies the cloud can enable in an organisation.

“The face-to-face training from an AWS expert is valuable, as is the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any challenges you may be facing in your own implementation of Amazon Web Services,” says Trent Rosenthal, director, Bespoke Training Services.

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