Meet the new Omnis Directors

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At EurOmnis in Italy in October, some developers got the opportunity to meet the directors of the company that now owns the Omnis business, OLS Holdings Ltd, a new company based in the UK. For those of you who don’t know the directors, we would like to introduce them here.

Andrea Querci is an Italian entrepreneur with a background in engineering and extensive experience in computer science. He has worked with the Olivetti Group and was technology advisor for one of the top banks in Italy (now UBI Bank), where he successfully managed several migration projects from IBM MVS system to Unix/Oracle environment. Since 1993, Andrea has been the President & CEO of Software Products Italia, a leading VAR with a global presence and distributor of Omnis products for many years in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and more recently in Mexico, Central & South America.

Gert Stiewi is Managing Partner of SMS System-Management Stiewi GmbH, a German company and has more than 30 years of experience in software development. After his professional education in banking Gert studied Economics and started his career in software development with a local IT company. Since 1990 Gert’s company specialized in development of software for travel expenses in the German government and it is now the leading software for Travel Management in Germany. Omnis has been his development platform since 1994.

David Lewis has over 30 years’ experience in international business as an attorney, in software development, corporate advisory, M&A, business strategy, Asian market expansion, licensing and change management. He is a serial entrepreneur having built several startups in Australia, the USA, UK and Hong Kong and has advised companies throughout the world. David is also a lawyer with a background in IT and Intellectual Property protection. He is currently CEO of The Chaos Group, a fast growing Media Advertising Agency, CEO of software company The DLA Group (Omnis distributor in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia), Entrepreneur in Residence at the AFG Venture Group and on several advisory boards. He is a former Visiting Fellow in the Faculties of Law at UNSW and Sydney University.

Omnis Directors

Moving Forward

David Lewis will act as Chair of the Board and assume an operational role with the company. He will consult widely over the next 12 months and review all aspects of the worldwide Omnis business. All present Omnis companies remain in place and our outstanding country managers will continue to look after customers. We intend to rebuild a US presence as soon as possible over the coming months. We are hoping to change the name of the company back to Omnis Software.

Meetings in the US

For customers in North America, you will get the chance to meet David Lewis, together with Bob Whiting who is Omnis General Manager and based in the UK. Both are flying out to San Francisco and Boston on December 6 and 8 and would really like to meet as many North American developers and customers as possible. Further details and signup for the US meetings are here:
http://www.omnis.net/news/meetingus.jsp

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