A former MIS Magazine CIO of the year, Cesare Tizi, has been appointed to lead Talgentra's Gentrack business in Australia.
Tizi was CIO of Australian utility company AGL. He has also worked within Fortune 500 and Top 50 ASX-listed companies such as Motorola, Transurban and the Australian Wool Corporation. Talgentra, and Gentrack, was founded and developed in New Zealand. It was acquired by ANZ Capital and global energy metering specialist the Bayard Group last December. “Gentrack management and its shareholders have a commitment to significant growth in Australia. And while the opportunities for Gentrack are substantial, understanding the thought processes and technology decision making processes of utility professionals will be paramount to achieving this growth," he said in a statement. Tizi says competition from larger vendors is growing as mergers and acquisitions dominate both the energy and ERP software sectors. Gentrack Australia, based in Melbourne, supports software for utility customers such as Alinta, Origin Energy, ActewAGL, Northern Territory Power and Water, Aurora Energy and Red Energy. The latest version of Gentrack will support advanced metering and a utility’s full meter-to-cash processes, including meter data management, extended workflow automation, and SOA for real enterprise and market integration flexibility.