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Digital entrepreneur to head Geelong IT advocacy group

Sees new opportunities in post industrial Geelong

ICT Geelong (the Geelong Region ICT Cluster) has appointed digital entrepreneur Mr.  Aamir Qutub, as its new general manager. He takes over from Craig Hill who has led the Cluster since its establishment in 2009.

Announcing the appointment, the chairman of ICT Geelong and CEO of Sky Software, Nick Stanley, said “there are many exciting opportunities and challenges ahead for ICT Geelong and the local IT industry.

“Aamir has been a very active member of our IT community over the past 18 months and will prove a valued leader in this role.”

Mr. Qutub founded digital consultancy, Enterprise Monkey and has also established the Geelong Entrepreneurs Club to promote technology entrepreneurship in the region. He has led a digital hub plan facilitated through the City of Greater Geelong and been involved in the development of other projects including a regional IT R&D and commercialisation plan with ICT Geelong.

 “I have a real passion for Geelong region and for the opportunity of playing a key leadership role in growing an innovative IT industry. I look forward to working with the local industry players and helping to realise new opportunities,” he said.

About ICT Geelong

ICT Geelong is the representative voice and peak body of the information & communications technology (ICT) industry in the Geelong region. Its foundation members are industry leaders from the private sector, experts from tertiary education institutions and community leaders from the public sector. ICT Geelong plays an important role in positioning the region to take advantage of IT infrastructure, entrepreneurship and skills development opportunities.   For further information on ICT Geelong: http://www.ictgeelong.com.au/