Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Kay Nolte, Chief Information Officer at South Australia’s Department of Education & Children’s Services has taken a year’s sabbatical and will work with Bali-based software development company Mitrais assisting with business development in the Australian market.

Kay brings a diverse range of experience, at a technical and business management level to Mitrais, which she has gained across several industry sectors and countries.

Since January 2004 she has been Chief Information Officer at South Australia’s Department of Education & Children’s Services (DECS), which is ranked as one of the largest ICT installation in Australia, comparable in size to the Commonwealth Bank.

Mitrais CEO David Magson said “Kay’s in-depth understanding of the requirements of Australian business in both the private and public sectors, together with her extensive experience as a CIO, will assist us to refine and enhance our existing business model and processes to provide software development services to Australian organizations.”

Ms. Nolte contends that off-shoring must become a feature of the Australia IT scene if IT organizations are to meet business expectations.

“However I know there are issues with managing remote teams, including communications and cultural differences. Working with Mitrais will provide me with an understanding of these issues and how they can be resolved and therefore contribute to the improvement of Mitrais’ processes.”

Kay Nolte has worked for a wide range of multinationals in Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She was based in Singapore for six years, working for IBM in various locations, including a year in a mining camp in Brunei.

In Australia Kay worked in ICT within the transport industry (TNT, Wards Express and Mayne Nickless), pastoral/insurance/merchandise/real estate/finance (Elders), a local software house specialising in retail management software that was sold and supported in Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand, as well as periods as a self-employed contractor and consultant, developing systems and undertaking strategic planning assignments in various Australian locations.

Following extensive experience in the private sector, Kay joined WorkCover in 1992, and was appointed to an executive position equivalent to that of Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 1995. In 2000, Kay joined the executive team at ElectraNetSA, again with the CIO lead responsibility for the ICT function.

Kay holds an MBA from the University of Adelaide, has completed numerous technical courses and was a finalist in the South Australian “Telstra Woman of the Year” in 1997.

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Mitrais was established in 2000 to achieve excellence in software development using Indonesia as a base of operations. Its objective is to be the leading near shore provider of application development services to the Australian IT industry and a significant player in other countries. Mitrais is a Microsoft Gold Certified developer, an Oracle Partner and has also certified products in SAP NetWeaver. In 2004 the company entered the health Industry, developing the Mitrais Medical Suite which it sells globally. In 2007 it absorbed Mincom Indoservices to extend its operations into the sale and support of mining software (in particular from Mincom) in Indonesia. With offices in Bali, Jakarta, Singapore and Sydney, Mitrais has more than 100 clients and employs more than 300 staff. For further information visit

David Magson
P: 1100 62 361 75025
M: 1100 62 815 5800 1004


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