Kodak Alaris picks industry veteran Naji Kazak as regional head
Partner recruitment and enablement across META and Russia priority for new GM.
Kodak Alaris has picked regional print industry veteran Naji Kazak as its general manager for Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia.
The information management company said Kazak, with 15 year experience with firms such as Lexmark and OKI, will lead the planning and execution of business development and strategy across this region.
With over 90% of Kodak Alaris’ business routed through the channel, partner recruitment and enablement is high on Kazak’s priorities, the company said. He will also be responsible for driving business across the GCC, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, and North Africa, targeting verticals including banking and finance, Government, BPOs, insurance, healthcare and education.
Kazak believes current digital transformation trends sweeping across the region augurs well for the company. “We are in the era of ‘data chaos’. Regional businesses are dealing with an exponential growth of data and related challenges. An integrated approach to information capture is the first step towards digital transformation and turning data chaos into business opportunity,” he said.
Kodak Alaris last year introduced several new initiatives, seeking accelerated growth in 2018. The company expanded its IN2 Ecosystem by announcing the new Alaris S2000 Series Scanners – a family of network/wireless and USB connected desktop devices; added new features and tight integration between scanners, software and service and revamped the Alaris Partner Programme by introducing a new partner portal, sales tools, incentives and technical resources designed to help partners win in the marketplace. The company has also strengthened its strategic partnerships with regional BPOs like InfoFort, Tejouri and RSTN that offer digital records management services to government agencies and private enterprises in the region.
“The Alaris IN2 Ecosystem, offering robust scanners and integrated software designed to work together, partners with deep experience to deliver solutions at scale and services to keep information capture solutions running flawlessly, combine to deliver on the promise of digital transformation for businesses and governments,” Kazak said.