Carnac Group has appointed experienced technology leader Ivan Bate to head its Advisory and Strategic Projects services.

With more than 20 years’ experience guiding businesses in technology adoption, Ivan brings to Carnac Group an increased focus on big-picture technology issues and opportunities faced by businesses today.

So what will Ivan do?

Ivan is available to work with businesses to help them plan for long-term success with technology. His experience in this area spans many sectors, including construction, property and media.

Ivan’s recent success includes project managing homebuilder Rawson Group’s Salesforce multi-cloud implementation bringing all parts of the group onto one platform for an integrated customer experience. He also led the technology transformation of civil engineer Western Earthmoving. His success in this role earned Ivan a profile as “One to Watch” in the CIO50.

But it was Ivan’s experience at IT Director at Pacific Magazines that first opened his eyes to the importance of evolution in business.

“The media sector and magazines were under so much pressure due to the rise of the internet and an increased thirst for online content. To survive it, we had to change.”

For Carnac Group Managing Director, Vincent Motte, having Ivan on board brings new synergies to Carnac’s Salesforce practice.

“Salesforce will always be central to how we help our customers, he said. “And when it comes to digitisation, we know that businesses which have a long-term vision and roadmap are far more likely to be successful than those that don’t,” he said. “But not every business is well-placed to do that on their own. That’s where Ivan can help.”

Working with a technology adviser like Ivan Bate opens up technology skills and direction to businesses that don’t have that skillset or experience in-house.

“Some businesses are successful despite their technology, and that’s great. But doing what you’ve always done is no longer an option.”

“Some businesses are successful despite their technology, and that’s great,” Ivan said. “But doing what you’ve always done is no longer an option. The need to rethink how you do business, enabled by technology, will impact who will be there for the long term.”

“And that’s not just about technology. That’s grit.”

Does working with Ivan appeal to you?

If your business would benefit from working with an experienced technology advisor who has successfully guided many businesses through impactful change, why not talk to Ivan? Get in touch today and let’s see how we can help you.

Ivan Bate, Head of Carnac Group’s
Advisory and Strategic Project Services