Avaya Appoints Former Optus VP Simon Vatcher As Managing Director A/NZ

Sydney, Australia – To drive long-term digital strategies and expedite operational recoveries for organisations and businesses in the region, Avaya (NYSE:AVYA) has appointed Simon Vatcher to the role of Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), with responsibility for increasing adoption of Avaya’s multi-modal, open unified communications (UC) and contact centre (CC) software and services among enterprises through to SMEs.

Based in Sydney, Vatcher is tasked with expanding the market presence for Avaya’s cloud, remote work and employee experience technologies, including the Avaya OneCloud multi-cloud application ecosystem, the recently-launched Avaya Cloud Office unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) platform, and Avaya OneCloud Subscription, which offers flexible payment options to ‘consume’ the company’s portfolio of solutions.

“Instead of looking back to old operating models or returning to the status quo, companies will need to realign their workflows and processes so their business can move and adapt quickly in the face of challenges that have already reshaped how we work, travel and consume,” said Simon Vatcher, Managing Director A/NZ at Avaya.

“A recent survey of APAC organisations revealed one third weren’t prepared for the impact of Covid-19 while 80 percent admitted their employees’ ability to work was inhibited after government-sanctioned lockdowns came into effect earlier this year. That means decisions made now will have a profound influence on the future of the digital workplace.” […]