Logicalis Appoints Cisco Market Innovation Head For Growth
Sydney, May 15, 2012 – Logicalis Australia, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, has today announced the appointment of Ian Ross as Strategic Solutions Director effective immediately.
Based in Melbourne, he holds responsibility for the strategic evolution and transformation of the Logicalis solutions portfolio in Australia, ensuring that it aligns to emerging customer business issues both inside and outside of IT, and maintaining innovative and unique responses to technological and market opportunities.
With 15 years’ industry experience, his skillset comprises unified communications, networking, SaaS, product management & marketing, business modelling and business innovation, across Enterprise, Government and Service Provider sectors.
Mr Ross joins from Cisco Australia where he was most recently Head of Business & Market Innovation, and also held a variety of positions across business development and Managed Services innovation in a career at Cisco spanning seven years.
In these roles, he was responsible for leading innovative or strategic programs falling outside of Cisco’s traditional engagement capability: working with public and private sector organisations on the application of technology to resolve business issues (separately from IT).
Prior to Cisco, Mr Ross spent seven years at Nortel in a range of technical, marketing and business development roles, including Director of Strategic Market Development and Director of Enterprise Field Marketing, Asia Pacific.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. Hons), Communications Engineering from RMIT.
“We’re extremely proud to have someone of Ian’s calibre join Logicalis as it demonstrates the potential he sees in our team and business,” said Chris Meager, CEO at Logicalis Australia. “Logicalis has had a very strong trajectory over the past two years. This includes our re-brand, a number of partner awards, unique technical accreditations, notable client wins, the establishment of new business practices, the recent acquisition of Corpnet and now a strong ex-Cisco leader on our executive team – we’re more than heading in the right direction.”