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Delivering Assurance

Welcome to Summer’s GeoSolutions News

In this edition, we share some interesting use case scenarios of X-Info Suite software solutions from a few clients; introduce some new Wantoks who have joined the Mipela team recently; present another X-InFocus tech tip and update of our teams’ activities in connecting people with information.

We welcome the following two new Support Specialist team members in our Support team in Brisbane, Chris Berry and Jane Wong.

It also gives me great pleasure to congratulate two long term clients – Epic Energy who recently completed the migration and modernisation project of their X-Info Suite of solutions into our cloud hosted environment in November and Powerlink Queensland with their on-premise X-Info Suite modernisation project that went live over the last weekend. Both amazing projects due to the collaborative nature of the work undertaken for all involved and in positioning their future securely in simplifying their day-to-day activities and technical assurance of their people, processes, and systems in these significant solutions that support their respective businesses.

2022 has been a busy year. With the end in sight, it has been great to catch up with so many clients personally – whether it was in meetings, an event, sharing a bite to eat or a coffee across the country over the last few weeks, I am reminded of how privileged we are to live in this part of the world. To service the dynamic energy and infrastructure sectors at such a significant time, as we all look to navigate the hugely complex and challenging energy transition – where hiring and retaining the resources to deliver on our commitments, while keeping up to date with the risks of cyber incidents, business interruption, changes in legislation and regulation. This has accelerated our digital Transformation Stages with the recent release of the X-Info suite’s product roadmap taking us through to 2032 and our new Modern Hosted Platform coming in 2023 is certainly exciting to be heading into the new year.

To close I would like to acknowledge several extraordinary Wantoks (teammates) for their significant years of service milestone in 2022, who’s passion and initiative to go above and beyond to see their teams succeed and to make our clients happy is second to none. Craig Williams our Products Team Architect and X-Info Suite wizard recently celebrated twenty years of service in November. Our Products Support & Training Coordinator, Kirsty Beer who in May acclaimed fifteen years of service. Carol Higson our Finance Team Manager, Dirk Craigie (recently moved onto Fyfe) and Neil Briton (Solution Specialist and inhouse GIS guru) ten years of service are all proudly recognised on the Cirina Di Pierro Wantoks honour board along with Sebastien Hansmar (promoted to Senior Support Specialist in July) who we observed over five years of service in October this year. We take pride in all your achievements and commitment as Wantoks to be emulated, as it is great people that make great companies – thank you.

On behalf of the Mipela team thank you for your trust and support throughout 2022. I wish you ‘Compliments of the Season’, safe travels to wherever you might be with family and friends, best wishes for a rewarding and successful New Year which we look forward too with excitement and confidence, stay safe!

Hayden McDonald
Founder and Managing Director

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