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Vendor visionaries: A decade of Australian IT personalities

Vendor visionaries: A decade of Australian IT personalities

ARN reports on a group of high-profile individuals within the IT vendor community that have witnessed and executed significant changes within our industry over the past decade.

<b>Bruce Lakin</b> - This former general manager of Toshiba has had a long career in Australia’s IT vendor community. His resume also includes roles with Honeywell, Veritas, Symantec, Teleware and Unisys covering sales, channel and management tasks. [[artnid:326497|Lakin’s wide-sweeping ICT knowledge landed him the CEO’s position at the Australian Computer Society last November]].

<b>Bruce Lakin</b> - This former general manager of Toshiba has had a long career in Australia’s IT vendor community. His resume also includes roles with Honeywell, Veritas, Symantec, Teleware and Unisys covering sales, channel and management tasks. [[artnid:326497|Lakin’s wide-sweeping ICT knowledge landed him the CEO’s position at the Australian Computer ...

Like their counterparts in IT distribution and reseller land, individuals within the IT vendor community have witnessed and executed significant changes within our industry over the past decade. Some of these have been the result of consolidation, acquisitions and technology or market maturation, while others involved court cases and bankruptcy. This special report delves into the history of several of Australia’s leading vendor personalities in the noughties, the companies they served and where they are now. Click on the images above to revisit these leading vendor figures and their companies over the past decade.

Our top picks:

  • David Sykes
  • Steve Rust
  • Gary Jackson
  • Chris Poulos
  • Ian McLean
  • Jim Hassall
  • Brian Allsopp
  • Steve Vamos
  • Bruce Lakin
  • Charles Heunemann
  • David Bolt
  • Archie Wilson
  • Kieran O'Shaughnessy
  • Tony Armfield

Want to see more channel faces? Then check out ARN’s special report on notable figures in Australia’s reseller landscape over the past decade here.

Read about the influential individuals who contributed and exited Australia’s IT distribution community in the past 10 years here.


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