In Memoriam - Robert Savage 1941-2016
Bob Savage is one of Australia's most authoritative speakers on global IT strategy. With 35 years international experience with IBM in marketing, finance, software development and general management, Bob has a commanding grasp of the role of IT in a business context, particularly in relation to e-commerce.
As Chairman and Managing Director of IBM Australia and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Bob was instrumental in the 1990s reinvention of IBM as a market leader. He oversaw the streamlining and expansion of the company and a refocussing of its management structure from a highly divisionalised to a team-based culture. He also supervised the establishment of IBM Global Services Australia Ltd, a joint venture with Telstra and Lend Lease, making it the largest IT services provider in Australia.
While General Manager for all IBM's business dealings with governments in the Asia-Pacific and South Asia regions, he gained recognition for the company as a leader in the development of government IT strategies. Bob Savage is uniquely positioned to speak on the impact and implications of technology on business, leadership, management and organisational structures.
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