Story image

Kordia snaps up former Activata Prepay exec as new ANZ group marketing manager

11 May 2017

Kordia has hired a new marketing manager who will accountable for the company’s overall marketing and branding strategies across Australia and New Zealand.

Jennifer Johnson, who comes from Activata Prepay as a former marketing manager, will be based in Auckland for the new role.

Craig Williams, Kordia’s executive manager of sales and marketing, says Johnson is well equipped for her role, particularly in digital and strategy.

“Jennifer’s experience leading marketing activity that fosters positive brand awareness and excellent customer relationships, as well as the design and implementation of tailored, innovative brand strategies, will be invaluable for sharing and reinforcing our reputation of outstanding customer service and industry leading services and solutions,” he says.

For Kordia Solutions Australia, she will manage marketing efforts that include supporting new revenue growth, market development and profitability.

In New Zealand, Johnson will be responsible for creating, implementing and leading the overall marketing and brand functions for Kordia and Aura Information Security’s New Zealand operations.

Aura Information Security, Kordia’s cybersecurity consulting arm in New Zealand, has been part of the company since 2015. It has allowed the company to expand its portfolio into the massively growing security sector.  The company recently released its flagship solution, Cyber Security by Kordia, this year. 

Kordia has also teamed up with Thinxtra to create New Zealand's largest IoT network. As of end-March 2017, they had made coverage available to 88% of New Zealand's population.

Johnson has been based in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked in marketing for the broadcast and healthcare sectors, Auckland Council and Activata Prepay.

“This will be of significant value as we continue on our journey of becoming a leading Australasian provider of mission-critical technology solutions,” Williams concludes.

Zoom’s new Rooms and Meetings features
Zoom has released information about the upcoming releases for its Rooms and Meeting offerings for 2019.
Aussie company set to democratise direct-to-orbit IoT access
Adelaide-based Myriota has released a developer toolkit that has been trialled and tested by a smart waste management platform.
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
Dynatrace takes pole position in APM Magic Quadrant
It placed highest on Ability to Execute and furthest on Completeness of Vision in the 2019 Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM).
HCL and Xerox expand strategic partnership
Under the terms of the agreement, HCL will manage portions of Xerox’s shared services, including global administrative and support functions.
Avaya expands integration with Google Cloud AI
This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within conversation services for the contact centre, enabling integration of AI capabilities.
Forrester names Crowdstrike leader in incident response
The report provides an in-depth evaluation of the top 15 IR service providers across 11 criteria.
Poly appoints new A/NZ managing director, Andy Hurt
“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly."