Konica Minolta Australia appoints Ted Garner to the role of chief strategy officer

Konica Minolta Australia has appointed Ted Garner to the role of chief strategy officer to help drive the business into the future.

Ted will be responsible for formulating, facilitating, and communicating the strategic initiatives for Konica Minolta Australia with organisations looking for complete business transformation across people, process, and technology. Ted will also help drive that for customers from both a digital transformation (DX) and customer experience (CX) perspective. 

Ted was previously president of IT Weapons, the national IT services division of Konica Minolta Canada. Ted was the founder of IT Weapons, which was acquired by Konica Minolta in 2015. It has been delivering IT services, hybrid cloud solutions, information security, connectivity, infrastructure management, and technical support to customers in Canada for more than 22 years. 

Yohei Konaka, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “Konica Minolta Australia is firmly set on growing its IT and services capabilities. This is both in acknowledgement of the rapid DX acceleration brought on by the operating environment of the past two years and the recognition that this will be the growth area of the future. This means now is the time to appoint a chief strategy officer to lead this evolution of the business. Ted has a wealth of knowledge and capability in driving this type of change in Konica Minolta, and in IT services more broadly, making him an invaluable addition to the team.” 

Ted Garner said, “From an early age, the customer-first approach was instilled in me and I have carried this throughout my career. An important part of my role will be to help take Konica Minolta Australia into the future through the development of its business strategy that is also aligned with the company’s vision and culture. This includes looking at partnerships with vendors from a local and global perspective as well as resellers, dealers, and potential distributors for alignment. I look forward to inspiring and motivating the team to advance from a sales organisation to a true technology service provider. I also look forward to cultivating an environment that continues to foster innovation, cybersafety, and of course growth.”

About Konica Minolta Australia     

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education, and manufacturing.     

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.      

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as data capture; business process automation; content management; business security; artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); data analytics; and 3D, now.     

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders, and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through diversity and inclusion, ethical supply chain, and climate change action strategies. Konica Minolta Australia recently released its first Reconciliation Action Plan to demonstrate its public commitment to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other people in the community to help improve life outcomes and opportunities and to create a better future for society at large.     

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