Opmantek: Gold Coast IT whiz wins ‘Oscar’

24 April 15

The Gold Coast Bulletin website has published the following article about Opmantek, today April 24th, 2015:


"Gold Coast IT whiz wins ‘Oscar’


Gold Coast businessman Danny Maher has won an Oscar.

The IT industry whiz snared gold in the Asia­-Pacific Stevie awards, the world’s most prestigious business honours.


And he beat the bosses of two of the country’s largest companies in the process.


The chief executive of Surfers Paradise-based IT company Opmantek picked up the Gold Stevie gong for Australian Executive of the Year.... Silver went to Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and bronze to Telstra boss David Thodey.


The Stevie awards, created in 2002 to reward business executives worldwide, have become the world’s most coveted corporate prize — the business world’s Oscars.


Mr Maher’s is a true David and Goliath-style win. Opmantek, with a market value of just $15 million and a lean team of 40, was pitted against corporate giants worth billions with thousands of staff from 22 countries. But the Surfers Paradise-based IT company is kicking goals globally.


Under Mr Maher’s management, Opmantek’s open source software is deployed in more than 60,000 organisations in 130 countries. Every six minutes, somewhere in the world, an organisation is downloading an Opmantek product. Put a pin in almost any country on the world map — except Australia — and you’ll find the world’s largest corporations and governments using Opmantek software. The company daily is stitching up six-figure deals with major international telcos, including the likes of telecom billionaire and world’s second-richest man, Carlos Slim...."


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