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Industry veteran takes up new role at Oakton

Listed-Australian consulting and technology firm, Oakton (ASX:OKN) has created a new position of Executive General Manager of Cloud Enablement and appointed Ananda Subbiah to the role to implement its Service Integration strategy.

Announcing the appointment, Oakton CEO, Neil Wilson, said “the market and general industry is clearly moving to service based cloud models and a fast rate and we are extremely well placed to build on our emerging capability and existing customer engagements in this area, including the increasing focus on packaging our business application IP to be cloud ready for our customers.”

Wilson said the new role would be “highly customer facing” with business development responsibility across the sales, marketing and consulting areas of the business.

“Ananda will interact regularly with location based sales and delivery activities and will be a key stakeholder in Oakton’s strategic partnerships with cloud service providers.”

Prior to joining Oakton, Subbiah was the Executive Principal at a pure play cloud consulting company and was previously Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Amdocs ANZ, Japan and Korea.  

Subbiah was previously Vice President of Hewlett-Packard’s Asia Pacific Industry and Consulting Practice, and also held various executive positions in HP’s Global Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) business unit in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He has also served on the Global Telecommunications Industry Board (Telemanagement Forum - TMF) and held a senior role in a management outsource position for an Australian telecommunications provider.


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