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i2 Technologies to appoint Rodney Boyle as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand



i2 Technologies has announced the appointment of Rodney Boyle as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. Rodney will replace Katrina Cooke, who launched i2 Technologies in Australia five years ago. Katrina is retiring from the industry, as part of her long-term plan.

Rodney Boyle was previously the vice president of sales, Australia and Asia, with RightWorks. In all, Rodney has 19 years experience in the IT industry, and has been involved in software marketing for the past 11 years, in particular with ERP and e-business software. This experience was gained through various senior management positions with companies such as QAD, Marcam and Wang Computers.

Rodney Boyle said, I admire i2s dedication to delivering and assessing real value for customers. It is where i2 really stands out from the crowd.

I have set myself three short-to-medium term goals as managing director. Firstly, to double last years revenue, and we are currently on track to achieve this. Secondly, to grow business through strategic partnerships with systems integrators and other technical partners, to increase i2s sales footprint and market penetration. Thirdly, to continue to highlight the importance of supply chain management to any B2B implementation, and to also focus on other product suites offered by i2s TradeMatrix, including supplier relationship management and customer relationship management.

Katrina Cooke retires
Outgoing managing director, Katrina Cooke has been with i2 since it launched in Australia in 1996. She will be retiring from the industry in July, 2001.

I have always planned that this would be my last role, and that I would retire in 2001. My time at i2 has been invaluable and I feel privileged to have worked with an experienced team that has directly contributed to the success of clients including Woolworths, Pacific Dunlop, Sanitarium, Visy Industries, BHP, Lion Nathan and Incitec. As a company we have grown significantly, with over 100 per cent growth last year, helping customers create supply chain efficiencies and transition into e-business. I will continue to follow i2s customer successes over the next few years. Im also looking forward to pursuing other opportunities, particularly in the non-profit sector, which has always interested me, said Katrina Cooke.

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About i2:

i2 is creating real value for its global e-business customers through its i2 TradeMatrix solutions, content, and marketplace platform. i2 TradeMatrix allows businesses to create both private and public marketplaces, while improving the efficiencies of all participants. i2 provides a wide variety of collaborative e-business services for both the early stages and next generation of e-business adoption, with each service supported by decision optimisation, transaction management and content management solutions. Founded in 1988, i2's mission is to deliver US$75 billion in value to its customers by 2005. i2 is headquartered in Dallas, has more than 6,100 employees and maintains offices worldwide, including Melbourne and Sydney. Visit i2's Web site at http://www.i2.com.