Former HP chief tech joins Dimension Data

Dimension Data Australia has appointed former Hewlett-Packard enterprise services chief technologist to the chief technology officer role.

After three years without a chief technology officer, Dimension Data Australia has finally filled the position, appointing Debra Bordignon to the role.

Debra Bordignon, Dimension Data Australia CTO Image: Supplied

Bordignon joins Dimension Data from Hewlett-Packard enterprise services, where she served as chief technologist and innovation leader within the APJ office. She has 25 years of experience in the sector, and will be responsible for monitoring potential technologies that could become available products and services to Dimension Data Australia's clients.

Dimension Data Australia CEO Rodd Cuncio said Bordignon is the ideal person that the company has been looking for after all these years.

"I was looking for someone to play a key leadership role as Dimension Data executes a growth strategy based on creating client value through transformational services," he told ZDNet.

"It is an incredibly exciting time for our business and the IT industry, and I believe Debra will provide fresh thinking and be a key part of changing the conversation with our clients to drive ultimate value."

Bordignon's appointment follows the company's recently launched cash offering, worth AU$171 million, for IT consultancy company Oakton . The deal is expected to be approved at the next shareholders meeting in November.

"Dimension Data and Oakton have a complementary value proposition and footprint, and a strong cultural fit," said Cunico at the time of the announcement. "The proposed acquisition will expand Dimension Data’s presence in Australia significantly."

"With stronger strategic IT consulting capabilities and our proven technology expertise, we’ll be able to provide the type of end-to-end solutions our clients are seeking. This is an exciting opportunity for Dimension Data, and one that I believe will position us as one of the leading IT solutions and services providers in Australia."

Last year, the two companies struck up a partnership to offer services beyond IT implementations to enterprise and government customers.