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HRINZ Conference 2004 Shifting the Thinking
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Change, change and more change

Wayne Norrie

C3 The HDS Experience: an unconventional case study

Wayne Norrie, Chief Enthusiasm Officer and Minister of Culture, Hosting & Datacentre Services Limited

When Wayne Norrie and Roger Cockayne succeeded in buying Hitachi Data Systems New Zealand from the Japanese conglomerate, they faced many challenges. They also had an amazing opportunity to re-baseline the company and the culture.

The focus on the culture was vital to both partners, and they set about re-building a new company. Within 12 months, the company revenue grew 40% and EBIT 100%. Within 24 months, they moved from bottom of the Unlimited Best Places to Work to being voted in the top 20.
Wayne will share the coal face experiences, lessons learnt and secrets of this turnaround of culture, along with the effects it made on the company, staff and results. This session will challenge traditional thinking and offer practical ideas on how to transform a company through its culture.

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Presentation 90%; Q&A 10%



Wayne Norrie has over 20 years industry experience ranging from technical and development roles, to sales and management. This covers a variety of industries across a range of geographies.

Working off shore for 8 years across a diverse mixture of companies (e.g. General Electric, Accenture, Prudential) has provided some unique perspectives on forming and managing successful teams.

This culminated in a Management Buy Out (MBO) if Hitachi Data Systems NZ along with business partner Roger Cockayne.

Since that date Wayne has led the cultural change required to set the company on the path to success. Wayne had implemented a strong programme on organizational culture, and has gained real life experiences that clearly demonstrate the correlation between cultural strength and financial performance.

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