9 May 2022

Mike Hobson takes the reins with ACT IT provider

| Claire Fenwicke
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New ACT general manager Mike Hobson in front of a Data#3's sign

Mike Hobson is the new general manager for Data#3’s ACT operations. Photo: Supplied.

Australian IT services and solutions provider Data#3 has announced Mike Hobson is the new general manager for its ACT branch.

Mr Hobson will be responsible for managing the ongoing strategy and day-to-day operations of the company’s Canberra business, in conjunction with the company’s overall corporate strategy and vision.

Data#3 executive general manager Brad Colledge said the ACT had experienced strong revenue growth in recent years and that growth is expected to continue.

“Our ongoing local investment ensures that our ACT customers are leveraging innovative technology to deliver their business and IT outcomes,” he said.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Mike to the Data#3 management team.”

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Mr Hobson has held a range of senior management roles for the past 20 years, providing consulting, application and infrastructure solutions and services across niche and blue-chip companies.

Mr Hobson said he is excited to be joining Data#3 to lead its ACT business in “delivering great value for Federal Government and ACT customers”.

“As a member of the Data#3 National Management team, I look forward to shaping how the company continues to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the ever-changing IT landscape,” he said.

Data#3 CEO and managing director Laurence Baynham also welcomed Mr Hobson to the team.

“Our people are the reason for our long history of success. Our ability to attract and retain talented people is our major differentiator in helping our customers along their digital transformation journey,” he said.

“This is an exciting time in the technology industry and I look forward to working with Mike to achieve our vision to harness the power of people and technology for a better future.”

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Mr Hobson migrated to Australia in 1995 and initially forged a career in management consulting, focussing on business transformation and providing advice to both public and private sector organisations.

He then leveraged this experience in numerous leadership roles for IBM, EDS/HP, UXC/DXC, the Department of Finance and the Department of Home Affairs.

Mr Hobson aims to ensure successful customer outcomes by nurturing staff and customers alike, with the principle “happy people make happy customers.”

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Data#3 (DTL) is a standout performer on the stock market, delivering capital growth over the years and a consistent flow of rising dividends.

@Acton If Labor gets in and goes through with their threat/pledge/policy (whatever it is) to reduce the public service’s reliance on IT contractors to deliver normal operations then a lot of IT companies with branches in Canberra are going to be nervous.

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