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ShoreTel Knocks It Out Of The Park At The CIO Summit NZ

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ShoreTel Knocks It Out of the Park at the CIO Summit NZ

Sporting a winning partnership, ShoreTel hosted the CIO of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, Bill Schlough, in New Zealand during IDC’s CIO Summit NZ held June 8-9 in Sky City, Auckland.

Bill presented to an audience of more than 100 of New Zealand’s top CIOs on how technology and innovation are enabling the “Golden Age” of Giants baseball. The Giants have been a ShoreTel customer since 2009. Bill showcased how his winning team has successfully unified its communications between players, coaches, front office staff and fans.

Businesses across New Zealand are renowned for being tech-savvy early adopters and the CIO Summit NZ was a great opportunity to be amongst 800 CIOs to discuss the pressing issues occupying IT boardrooms. New Zealand remains a key market for ShoreTel in the APAC region, where we are delivering cost-effective collaboration tools that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Over this 2-day event, the ShoreTel team met with many existing NZ-based customers and partners and showcased ShoreTel Connect to new companies that are looking at the power of unified communications, mobility and contact centre solutions for improved collaboration and productivity.

Word quickly spread across the exhibition floor that ShoreTel was modelling two of Bill’s three World Series Champion rings at the ShoreTel stand. Needless to say, we became very popular posing for photos with these unique rings, which also opened up many discussions about the connection between the Giants and ShoreTel. Bill also gave away a signed Giants baseball on behalf of ShoreTel at the end of his presentation, much to the delight of a member of the audience.

ShoreTel's Ashley Allen and Giants CIO Bill Schlough at the CIO Summit NZ

Ashley Allen, Distribution Manager, ShoreTel ANZ wearing a World Champion Series Ring and the signed Giants baseball with Bill Schlough, CIO, San Francisco Giants.

At the conclusion of the CIO Summit NZ, it was an honour to be part of the 2016 CIO Awards ceremony. Huge congratulations to another NZ business powered by ShoreTel - Winston Fong from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. As NZ’s 2016 CIO of the Year, Winston was recognised as a transformational leader who continually focuses on innovations across the business’ value stream. The ShoreTel unified communications solution underpins Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s communications strategy in a company that has been doubling in size every 5 years. 

ShoreTel with Fisher & Paykle Healthcare, NZ's 2016 CIO of the Year

The ShoreTel team with Winston Fong from Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, NZ’s 2016 CIO of the Year.