Paul started the Datara Group in 2009 in New Zealand. He is a tech entrepreneur starting several successful IT service companies. He is the director for the global Datara Group, with extensive experience in the IT industry. Paul sets the technical direction of the products and services of the group – working with vendors and IT manufacturers to keep the Datara Group on the leading edge of future intelligence technologies and knowledge. Paul regularly gives presentations on trends in this sector, and C-level advice to companies on how they can realize the business value that future intelligence provides.
Paul is a highly self-motivated senior manager with exemplary IT professional service experience. He has specific expertise on future intelligence services including application performance management, performance engineering, and artificial intelligence.
Paul is based in Reno since 2018 to establish the Datara Group US.
Darren is an accomplished technology leader with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of industry sectors such as; banking, telecommunications and government. He has proven leadership skills in developing and motivating teams to achieve goals and objectives using excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills. As a trusted advisor to senior executives he is a quick thinker, problem solver, with a consistent ability to make sound decisions based on facts and information.
As an experienced senior technology manager and director, Darren has developed a comprehensive understanding of programme delivery with a specific expertise on programme governance and software quality assurance. Darren is a highly motivated and committed individual and an enthusiastic leader, with a passion for building successful teams with mutually beneficial relationships.
Darren is based in London since early 2018 to establish Datara Group UK.
Ken Lutz is a globally recognized expert in the field of sales performance. Ken brings more than 36 years of sales management and consulting experience to the table. During his career Ken has explored many opportunities, including positions as Director of Business Development for Onyx Software and Vice President of Sales for Data Base Software.
Ken is eminently comfortable working to assist sales executives in a wide range of diversified industries including: automotive, banking, biotechnology, financial services, government, hi-tech, industrial, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail, telecommunications and utilities. His track record as a sales consultant and coach is remarkable, having trained and coached over one million participants worldwide. Ken has authored extensive curricula, which has been documented to improve individual and sales force performance. Ken has implemented his programs in premier sales and marketing organizations throughout the world, including many Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Ameritech, AT&T, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, Ford Motor Company, Intel, Network Appliance, Seagate Technologies, Sun Microsystems, and Qualcomm.
Highly interactive and dynamic, Ken’s facilitation style sets the stage for a challenging learning experience for sales professionals and senior management. Ken specializes in helping participants take theory to the “real world” by applying skills and behaviors to “live” opportunities, resulting in immediate applicability and action.
Lending his skills to education, Ken was a professor at both Michigan Technology University and General Motors Institute. He received his Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from Michigan Technology University and did doctoral work at the University of Michigan.
As a Sales and Marketing Consultant, Ken’s vast wealth of business knowledge and experience brings his clients to a new level of understanding of the individual and organizational ways to impact revenue growth
Roger is a seasoned executive having graduated from Otago University in 1980 with a BMinTech (Hons) degree focusing on technology in the minerals and mining industry. He began his career working for Dupont in New Zealand before transferring to Australia and working for Dupont in Australia in the mid 1980’s.
Roger worked in the financial markets working with various brokerage companies such as Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming during the 1990’s which time he obtained his post graduate diploma in Finance and Investment ASIA qualification plus competed a range of industry qualifications.
He set up the New Zealand office for an Australian futures broker and then was involved in an MBO, forming Edge Capital Markets Ltd which was bought by BBY Ltd in 2012.
Roger has been involved at early stage start up tech companies developing HFT technology and as such has taken on a directorship role with Datara Group (NZ) Ltd in 2017.
Apart from his degree and post graduate diploma in Finance and Investment he is involved in raising capital for the private tech sector as well as being a qualified AFA and an NZX adviser.