Contexti Appoints Geoffrey Dirago as Managing Director

Australian big data analytics consulting and managed services specialist positions for next phase of growth

SYDNEY, October 25, 2017Contexti, a specialist Big Data Analytics solutions company serving the Australian market, has today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Dirago as Managing Director.

Geoffrey is a 20 year veteran of the Australian IT industry with experience leading sales, marketing, partner management and service delivery for local and global software and technology services companies.

“I’m excited to make this appointment and it’s a privilege to welcome Geoffrey to the Contexti team” said Sidney Minassian, Founder & CEO of Contexti. “Geoffrey is an exceptional person, aligned to our values, with a track record of building high performing teams, delighting customers and leading fast growing businesses.”

With the accelerated uptake of data analytics and cloud in the Australian market, this appointment comes off the back of a solid period of growth and increased demand for Contexti’s specialist big data analytics consulting and managed services.

Contexti’s recent strategy has been to focus on niche services and partner deeply with a select set of technology partners, namely Amazon Web Services, Cloudera and Talend. To date, Contexti has delivered solutions for over 50 enterprises in Australia including Seven West Media (supporting Rio Olympic Games 2016 audience engagement platform), Caltex Australia (Enterprise Data Hub) and Healthdirect Australia to name a few.

“Contexti has earned its place as Australia’s go-to company for big data and analytics solutions. I’m proud to lead Contexti’s great team, already veterans of over 50 engagements, as we help Australian enterprises leverage data and cloud to enable innovation and business transformation” said Geoffrey Dirago, Managing Director of Contexti. “Contexti has a trusted brand, built on strong partnerships, solid local customer references and sincere focus on people, values and culture. These are great foundations for growth, in a business recognised as one of Westpac’s ‘Businesses of Tomorrow’. Contexti has a big vision and I am excited to help more Aussie businesses create value from data.”

Prior to Contexti, Dirago held sales and executive leadership roles with numerous technology software and services companies including Viatek, SAS, Attain IT, Brennan IT and Oracle Corporation.

With Dirago’s appointment, Minassian will focus on strategy and corporate development while Dirago, reporting to Minassian, takes on responsibilities for P&L, operational excellence and growth.

About Contexti
Contexti is a specialist Big Data Analytics Solutions company serving the Australian market.

With expertise in Commercial Data Strategies, Big Data Platforms, Data Science & Insights, we enable our customers to drive growth, innovate and compete.

We’ve gained experience advising, delivering and supporting over 50 big data analytics customer projects across Asia Pacific.

We have worked with multiple cloud, data platform and analytics technologies for a variety of use-cases and with complex stakeholders.

We’ve translated our experience, lessons and insights into strategic consulting frameworks, automation tools and best-practice processes for delivering and supporting commercial data strategies, big data platforms and data science services.

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