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Nutanix brings Matt Maw onboard in new role of A/NZ head of tech strategy

27 Nov 2020

Nutanix has announced the appointment of Matt Maw as the company’s head of technology strategy for the A/NZ region, a newly created role.

Based in Brisbane, Maw will play a vital role across the region as both a senior technologist and sales leader.

He brings experience from VMware, Cisco and Dimension Data, and has had more than two decades of experience in the industry. Most recently, Maw was chief technology officer for Tatts Group, now part of Tabcorp, for more than six years.

“Nutanix offers a completely different way of empowering businesses to use technology to drive change while letting them focus on what they’re good at – something that is more important than ever before,” said Maw.  

“With cloud effectively mandated overnight, organisations can no longer afford to lose time and money on outdated infrastructure. Nutanix helps eliminate that waste and provides a pathway to optimise and monetise data, all while transitioning to hybrid cloud.”

The appointment and new role follows the expansion of the Nutanix A/NZ business in the fourth quarter of 2020, where it experienced 18% team growth, 13% customer acquisition growth, and a 14% rise in new partners. The company attributes this success to an uptick in businesses turning to Nutanix to generate immediate infrastructure cost savings and enable cloud transitions.

“Maw’s diverse experience would be invaluable in educating the local team and customers on the full value Nutanix can bring to businesses, particularly as they adapt operations in the wake of the pandemic,” says Nutanix A/NZ managing director Lee Thompson.

“Matt understands both the challenges of CIOs and those they answer to. That understanding, coupled with the extraordinary value we’re bringing to a market in rebuild mode, is a huge boon for the entire team and our customers across the region.”

The appointment follows Steve Coad joining Nutanix A/NZ as head of its Enterprise division, and David Gage as Channel Director. Maw will work closely with local Systems Engineering Director Tim Hartman and APAC Systems Engineering VP Jeff Smith. 

It also comes only one week after the company announced two significant appointments in its ASEAN operations: Han Chon as the company’s managing director for the region, as well as Andrew Leong as ASEAN channel lead. 

As in the A/NZ region, Nutanix has experienced robust growth in ASEAN, including 125% year-on-year growth for Nutanix in Singapore, and 44% year-on-year growth in Indonesia in financial year 2020.