Enterprise software company, Tigerspike, has appointed a Sydney-based global chief executive to lead its mobile first strategy.
Previously Tigerspike’s Asia-Pacific CEO, Alex Burke, will centralise and coordinate operations across the eight offices from a Sydney base.
Tigerspike has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne.
Its customers include American Express, Shell, Emirates, Standard Chartered, Kaiser Permanente, Woolworths, Westfield, News Corporation, Direct TV, Novartis and Vodafone.
According to a company statement, Burke will bring global efficiencies and amplify local insights and development capabilities, as well as enabling Tigerspike to continue its pioneering work in delivery of adaptive, lean and innovative technology.
Tigerspike's former chief executive and founder, Luke Janssen, said the business needed to be culturally aligned to help customers navigate these challenging times.
"Our vision is to use technology to improve people's lives and my move to executive chairman will allow me to be more strategic with our growth, while enabling Alex to drive our global business vision forward.”
Alex Burke said a mobile first strategic framework was becoming the imperative.
"Tigerspike, like our customers, needs to adapt and be flexible in this environment," he said.
"I want to ensure we are leveraging every opportunity across the business and propelling our customers forward to overcome the challenges of change.
Burke said it was an exciting time to be part of such an industry.
“There is no doubt that a mobile first approach is challenging business to re think strategy," he said.
"Technology is now driving initiatives to have flexibility, consistency and enable continuous transformation.
"Without a strong strategic approach these developments can cause confusion and wasted investment in platforms and technology that are not intuitive or driving efficiencies and lowering costs."