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Board of Directors

Bill Padfield, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dimension Data

Bill Padfield, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dimension Data

Bill joined Dimension Data Asia Pacific as Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and was appointed as an Executive Board member in 2002. From 2003 to 2006, Bill held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Dimension Data Asia Pacific, and in 2016 he was appointed Chairman – that same year, Bill was selected as Group Executive of Services. Bill has 39 years of IT and telecom industry experience in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. He’s worked with Alliant Computer Systems and Prime Computer. Prior to Dimension Data, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific Australasia for Equant, and was a member of the global executive team that successfully took Equant through its IPO on NYSE and Paris in 1998.

Damian Skendrovic, CEO NTT Com Managed Services

Damian Skendrovic, CEO NTT Com Managed Services

Damian Skendrovic, as CEO, is charged with taking the NTT Com managed services business to $1 billion by 2020. He is drawing on his rich experience spanning over two decades in ICT to deliver this ambitious goal. Damian has built a wealth of knowledge in ICT systems from his foundational roles in channel strategy and sales with international giants like Motorola and Siemens. He has also held key roles in technology sales and marketing, providing an all-round understanding of the ICT product lifecycle - from concept to customer. Leveraging this extensive experience, he has delivered numerous successes in leadership and board level roles within NTT Com, including helping NTT Com’s co-location business scale quickly in Europe and returning the company’s cloud business to a profitable state in Europe.

Hideki Kurihara, Global Business Executive, NTT Holdings

Hideki Kurihara, Global Business Executive, NTT Holdings

Hideki Kurihara has over 23 years of IT and Communications industry experience. He has been working on the hosting and cloud computing industry for the last 14 years. As Director, Cloud Services Department at NTT Communications, Hideki leads the practice for Product Management of Global Enterprise Cloud Services. He works on developing and globalizing Enterprise Cloud Services of NTT Communications, working closely with its global subsidiaries and partners. Prior to his current role, he served with the NTT Communications' subsidiaries in the United States for 10 years, holding several key positions besides being General Manager of Enterprise Hosting business unit at NTT America and Vice President of Product Strategy at Verio.

Katsumi Nakata, SEVP, NTT Com

Katsumi Nakata, SEVP, NTT Com

Mr. Katsumi Nakata has been Senior Executive Vice President of NTT Communications Corporation since June 19, 2015 and is responsible for global business growth. Mr. Nakata served as Senior Vice President at NTT Communications Corporation until June 19, 2015. Mr. Nakata has been with NTT Communications since its establishment in 1999, serving as Director of Corporate Strategy for its Corporate Planning Department. Prior to his global leadership in NTT Communications, Mr. Nakata was General Manager of NTT’s Human Resources department where he started corporate-wide diversity programs and also developed human resource management for NTT. Mr. Nakata also managed overseas business as Vice President of Corporate Strategy in NTT Communications.

Mike Jennings, CEO Secure-24

Mike Jennings, CEO Secure-24

Jennings brings more than 25 years of experience in information systems, business development, finance and manufacturing to his current role of Chief Executive Officer at Secure-24.

He was the co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Appshop — a leading provider of hosted Oracle application and database technology. Jennings also founded IT services company InfoSolutions and was a Principal at Simplify, an Oracle ERP consulting company.

Jennings’ experience includes positions with El Dorado Ventures, United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney and SimulTrans. He has designed and built industry leading hosting and software delivery platforms, built and managed global information system support organizations, and supported over 300 technology sales cycle wins. Jennings also managed the implementation of more than 30 ERP and CRM deployments. Jennings has also held senior finance positions as a CFO and Controller.

Ross Wainwright, CEO Americas, Dimension Data

Ross Wainwright, CEO Americas, Dimension Data

Ross is the CEO Americas, Dimension Data. Prior to joining Dimension Data, Ross was SAP's Chief Customer Officer for its S/4HANA Cloud business unit. Before this, he was Global Head of Financial Services with an end-to-end responsibility for the SAP Financial Services industry; and Global Head of Financial Services managing the company’s Professional Services business. Ross also served as Chief Operating Officer for SAP North America, and Executive Vice President of Services for North America, where he was responsible for the direct leadership of over 3,400 professionals in the Services line of business, including sales, consulting delivery and education. He also held senior leadership positions within SAP’s License team and in Services Sales. Before joining SAP in 2002, Ross served in a number of senior sales management positions at Parametric Technology Corporation where he represented the company’s mechanical engineering and product life-cycle management solutions for the high tech vertical.