Nathan Steiner, Head of Systems Engineering ANZ for Veeam delivered a keynote presentation to delegates at the 2017 CIO Leaders Summit Australia on ‘The Balancing act of successful digital transformation between customer and data center’. Digital transformation of organisations is about differentiation, competitive advantage and ensuring the creation of customer value, customer centricity and the development of new routes to market to create new revenue streams. These transformations can only be delivered through capability provided from an organisations technology foundation within the data center. 2017 sees the data center as ‘King’ in digital transformation and ensuring that meeting customer demands, value and experience, is equally weighted against the access to services, data and applications in ‘Real-Time’, ‘Always-On’ and across a converged set of services being delivered through Hybrid Cloud platforms.
In this session, Nathan gave us an insightful look at the two key focus areas of digital transformation that will be imperative to 2017 business success; Customer value and centricity vs data center capability across a Hybrid Cloud model. We explored in detail just how important an organisations ‘digital edge’ will be via the provisioning of enterprise continuity, workload mobility, visibility and compliance within such hybrid cloud models.
Nathan heads Veeam’s ANZ Systems Engineering Group. In this role he takes responsibility for leading, driving and owning Veeam’s technical pre-sales strategy for Australia and New Zealand.Nathan also evangelises Veeam’s technology value proposition and leads, motivates and inspires the team of pre-sales engineers across ANZ. Nathan is a Senior IT Professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the Information Technology and Communication industry. Prior to Veeam, he was a Regional Manager within Sales Engineering at Citrix Systems ANZ. From building strategic roadmaps for enterprise customers to developing structured approaches for technical presales engagement opportunities, Nathan has been recognised for his contribution as part of the Global Citrix Innovation Awards for customers such as Westpac Banking Group, Optus/Singtel Telecommunications and John Holland Group. Prior to Citrix, Nathan held the positions of Chief Engineer, Workplace Services, Westpac Banking Group and numerous Senior Architecture and Engineering roles. These included enterprise and infrastructure architecture roles at IBM as a Certified Architect. Nathan is a former contracted athlete in Ironman Racing and a World Champion in the sport of Surf Life Saving. He is also a former NSWIS athlete in sprint kayaking. Nathan holds Bachelor degrees in Applied Science (Health Informatics) and Computer Science from the University of Sydney and Wollongong and is working towards completion of a Masters of Engineering Science from the University of NSW.