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Nortel Promotes Goldie To Product Marketing Director For Asia

  • 26 March, 2008 11:48

<p>·Nortel has appointed Phil Goldie as director, Product Marketing, for its Enterprise Solutions division across Asia. Goldie previously held the post of lead for the Microsoft Innovative Communications Alliance in Asia, a position recently filled by Kirsten Gilbertson.</p>
<p>·In his new role Goldie will continue driving Nortel’s Unified Communications leadership in the region and promoting Nortel’s contact centre, data, SMB and services portfolios. His main focus will be raising awareness of how Nortel's end-to-end portfolio can help enterprise customers in Asia, and equipping Nortel’s sales teams, partners, analysts and customers with this information.</p>
<p>·“At the macro level, Hyperconnectivity represents the biggest challenges and opportunities for our customers, where everything that can be connected will be connected,” says Goldie. “The ability to connect to services, and specifically Web 2.0 services, from anywhere with true broadband will change the way people work and it's a great inflection point in the industry to be involved in.”</p>
<p>·“Customers are really asking questions of vendors right now in terms of long term strategy and roadmaps for Unified Communications,” he adds. “I believe that Nortel is well positioned to become number one in Asia in this market over the next two to three years, given our unique relationships with Microsoft and IBM. No-one has the range of solutions and partnerships that we have and we're really starting to see the momentum build in the market.”</p>
<p>·“The breadth of the portfolio is impressive, given that Nortel can build solutions from the optical layer through to applications like multimedia conferencing, telepresence and contact centres. We’re also well positioned to deliver real solutions for next-generation broadband, both fixed with Metro Optical and wireless with WiMAX.”</p>
<p>·For Goldie, the next step is to make Unified Communications ‘real’ for customers, providing them with solutions that are shown to work in their business environments.</p>
<p>·“My goal for the next six months is quite simply to give our partners and customers in the region the knowledge of how Nortel solutions can change their business - we're unique in our offerings to the market and I want to make sure everyone knows about it,” he says.</p>
<p>·Goldie has worked for Nortel for the past seven years in a variety of engineering and marketing positions. In his previous role he was responsible for the Nortel-Microsoft alliance in Asia for the 12 months following its inception. Prior to Nortel he worked at Alteon Websystems (acquired by Nortel in 2000) and previously with a major financial organisation in London. Goldie is married and based in Sydney.</p>

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