Tuesday, 11 October 2011 12:12

Transpire Appoints Jeff Olson to Lead Strategic Alignment Business

By Isabel Wagner

Transpire, a provider of strategic IT consulting services, today announced that it has appointed Jeff Olson as head of its Strategy Alignment business, which helps organisations realise the full value of their investments in IT.

Prior to joining Transpire, Olson was an Executive Director in Ernst & Young's IT Advisory practice, focusing on IT strategy and program management services. He also previously worked with Oracle Asia Pacific as the Director for Applications Architecture, responsible for supporting all application sales in the Asia Pacific region and assisting clients to deliver IT strategies and transformation initiatives.

'I'm extremely pleased to be joining the Transpire team at a very exciting time in the company's business expansion,' commented Olson. 'Transpire is really starting to put itself on the map now, having completed projects for some of Australia's largest banks, NBN Co, NRMA, TRUenergy and Woolworths to name a few.  We've also just been listed as an approved provider on AGIMO's telecommunications panel, which endorses us for government work.'

Over the past twenty years, Olson has been involved in numerous business transformation and IT strategyprojects across industries including financial services, mining, utilities and aviation.  His expertise includes IT strategy development, portfolio and program management, business transformation and enterprise architecture, which he will bring into Transpire's Strategic Alignment practice to assist clients strategically align IT with business objectives and priorities.

'A lot of organisations are looking at new technologies and innovations such as cloud and considering how they can derive strategic business value from them,' added Olson.  'They have the grand vision, but the missing link is often how to translate that into an actionable plan that aligns IT with an organisation's overall business objectives. This is where Transpire's expertise comes in, helping companies effectively innovate, migrate from legacy systems and capabilities, and achieve effective and lasting business transformation.'

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