The Instillery founder and award-winning Kiwi tech entrepreneur Mike Jenkins has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors.
"I am delighted to have Mike joining the Aware Group whānau as our new Board Chair because combining Mike's experience as a seasoned tech leader, he brings along a strong level of governance and merger/acquisition experience through his time with The Instillery, Be Intelligent, NZ Tech and Knode that will help us navigate through the industry impact we are wanting to make on the world stage," Aware Group co-founder and CEO Brandon Hutcheson says.
"I'm extremely happy to have secured Mike's services as the new chairman of the Aware Group.
"His experience, lessons learned through extreme growth, navigating the business through uncertainty of covid and Mergers / Acquisitions bring a new wealth of complementary skills to an already stacked executive leadership and supportive team of Directors here at Aware Group.
Proudly Ngati Raukawa, born in Horowhenua and raised in the mighty Waikato, where he still calls home today, Mike says he is extremely proud to be joining the "Aware Group rocketship" and is super excited to be working with another Waikato headquartered business taking the world by storm.
"After a decade of liberating enterprises from traditional IT providers, I've quickly come to realise that data is definitely the new BLACK!," Mike Jenkins says.
"AI and Machine learning are quite literally on the tip of the tongue of nearly every executive I speak to.
"Quite frankly, the team at Aware group are geniuses! And great humans to boot. They've bottled the "magic" and their extensive collective experience working with emerging tech in easy to procure and consume services and software products."