For the Kiwi ICT industry, awards season has arrived as a total of 65 finalists prepare to battle it out in 19 awards, across seven segments for one prize - the 2015 Microsoft New Zealand Partner Award.
One day out from the awards ceremony, to be held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, each day will feature a full rundown of the competing finalists, in order of categories, offering potential insight into who will claim the coveted awards on March 19.
Presales Technical Specialist - Finalists
Codeblue: Henry Min
Working at CodeBlue since September 2011, Min’s position as Senior IT Advisor/Systems Engineer follows nearly seven years of study at Stanford University, where he trained to be a systems engineer.
Provoke: Alan Marshall
Focused on planning and deploying Intranets, Extranets and Internet sites using Microsoft SharePoint, Marshall’s role as Senior Consultant to Provoke Solutions builds on a career of 13 years working with businesses to implement web sites.
Widely recognised as the Auckland SharePoint User Group leader and presenter on building business solutions in SharePoint and organising content, Marshall is qualified in both Elite Infrastructure and Governance and Information Architecture with experience in developing, customising, designing and deploying SharePoint 2007/2010.
Spark Digital: David Ollason
Work as a Principal Consultant for Lync for Spark Digital, Ollason is consultant for the design and deployment of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 across New Zealand.
Allison has enjoyed previous roles as Senior Technical Consultant at Gen-i, now Spark Digital, and as the Principal Lead Program Manager for Microsoft.