Audrey William has joined Ecosystm, following 18-and-a-half years at Frost & Sullivan.
She has led research across diverse technology sectors, ranging from enterprise mobility, the internet of things (IoT) and enterprise communications, to customer experience and outsourcing.
At Frost & Sullivan, where she was most recently head of research and senior fellow at the firm’s ICT practice in Australia and New Zealand, William provided counselling to C-level executives on go-to-market strategies.
“I am excited to be part of an industry disrupter as dynamic and ambitious as Ecosystm is, and look forward to sharing my knowledge and insight to its impressive ecosystem of technology buyers and vendors,” says William, whose title is principal advisor.
Amit Gupta, founder and CEO at Ecosystm, says the advisory firm’s focus is on in-depth research and insights into emerging and niche trends, which were previously ignored in favour of more prolific topics.
“Along these lines, we are proud to welcome Audrey to the fold, one of the most respected analysts in the Asia-Pacific region, with a unique set of experiences and expertise,” says Gupta.
Gupta says William joins three new members to Ecosystm’s team of advisors: Anika Grant, Uber global HR director; Manoj Menon, former managing director APAC at Frost & Sullivan; and Craig Baty, former VP of global strategy at Fujitsu.
Jo Healey is now general manager, sales New Zealand for Intergen, following nearly two years as general manager of global technology services at IBM New Zealand. Before that, she was CEO at Dimension Data NZ.
Aaron O’Brien is now chief transformation officer at Fuji Xerox New Zealand.
Dean Bratley is promoted to vice president - commercial business partnering at EROAD.
Claire Bonham-Holden, general manager, Data Insight, leads the launch of a data privacy toolkit to help New Zealand businesses manage and protect personally identifiable employee as well as customer data.
The launch by Auckland based-Data Insight, a business insights and analytics specialist, reflects growing concern about data privacy following last year’s GDPR legislation in Europe, she says.
The governance over collecting and using personally identifiable data is a key focus of the current review of the New Zealand Privacy Act, however, until now the focus on breaches has mostly related to customer data, and not that of employees, she says.
Bonham-Holden says the new toolkit helps business understand the risk and the potential for damage. “It starts with a review of the data held, where it is stored, how it’s used and shared, after which a security score is provided along with suggestions about improvements.
“It’s a practical data housekeeping process to help companies avoid getting burned. The result is a Risk Register that keeps track of all data and ensures appropriate policy and procedures are in place,” she says.
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