Former IT Weapons President Spearheads Konica Minolta Australia


Konica Minolta Australia has appointed Ted Garner to the role of chief strategy officer to help drive the business into the future.

Ted will be responsible for formulating, facilitating, and communicating the strategic initiatives for Konica Minolta Australia with organisations looking for complete business transformation across people, process, and technology. Ted will also help drive that for customers from both a digital transformation (DX) and customer experience (CX) perspective.

Ted was previously president of IT Weapons, the national IT services division of Konica Minolta Canada. Ted was the founder of IT Weapons, which was acquired by Konica Minolta in 2015. It has been delivering IT services, hybrid cloud solutions, information security, connectivity, infrastructure management, and technical support to customers in Canada for more than 22 years.

Yohei Konaka, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “Konica Minolta Australia is firmly set on growing its IT and services capabilities. This is both in acknowledgement of the rapid DX acceleration brought on by the operating environment of the past two years and the recognition that this will be the growth area of the future. This means now is the time to appoint a chief strategy officer to lead this evolution of the business. Ted has a wealth of knowledge and capability in driving this type of change in Konica Minolta, and in IT services more broadly, making him an invaluable addition to the team.”

Ted Garner said, “From an early age, the customer-first approach was instilled in me and I have carried this throughout my career. An important part of my role will be to help take Konica Minolta Australia into the future through the development of its business strategy that is also aligned with the company’s vision and culture. This includes looking at partnerships with vendors from a local and global perspective as well as resellers, dealers, and potential distributors for alignment. I look forward to inspiring and motivating the team to advance from a sales organisation to a true technology service provider. I also look forward to cultivating an environment that continues to foster innovation, cybersafety, and of course growth.”


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