IBM systems integrator, Certus Solutions, has appointed Mark Southey as its new Country Manager for Australia.
He will primarily be responsible for defining and executing Certus’ Australian business plan and to enable the company to complete its transformation to a business solutions provider, based on IBM technology.
Southey has a background in professional services strategy and consulting on major transformations. One of the key reasons for his appointment is to help achieve Certus’ goal of becoming the leading IBM solution provider and systems aggregator in Australasia with a focus on management reporting, Big Data, mobility and compliance solutions.
“Mark has gained extensive expertise in creating, leading and developing many organisations. Driving operational efficiencies across a range of industries. His extensive management consultancy background and, in particular his experience with major transformations are the key reasons we appointed him to run our Australian business. I welcome him to the team,” Certus CEO, Brian Allen, said.
During his career, Southey has held a number of executive level roles in the technology and management consultancy fields at the Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and global levels. He has extensive experience helping C-level executives define and deliver their business strategies, having held partner, senior VP and CEO roles with companies such as Deloitte, IBM, Oracle and Capgemini.
“I am thrilled to be at the helm of Certus’ Australian operation and am looking forward to being a key part of the transformation of the company to a business solutions provider. We are embracing a more educated business world by providing our customers the solutions they need,” Southey said.
In a statement, Certus said it had seen large scale on-premise software licensing deals diminish and the company had transformed itself to deliver business solutions its customers want.
Its Premier Partnership with IBM ensured that its customers’ solutions are developed on secure, scalable, enterprise-ready IBM software using an application framework that significantly accelerates time to market, ensuring implementation in weeks rather than months or years.