Mike Ross to Line Out For Wizuda Following Retirement from Professional Rugby

Mike Ross joins Wizuda as Commercial Director for Ireland

Wizuda are excited to announce that Mike Ross, former Ireland and Leinster Rugby professional will join our senior management team in early June as Commercial Director for Ireland.  In a media announcement this week, Mike shared the news of his retirement from professional rugby, following an impressive on pitch career which featured 61 Ireland and 151 Leinster caps.

Mike’s role with Wizuda, will primarily focus on developing the company’s Irish customer portfolio for their Compliant Data Transfer and File Sharing solutions in advance of the impending General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) in May 2018.

Speaking about Mike’s move to Wizuda, Brendan Rogan – CEO commented, ‘Mike has a keen interest in technology combined with a thirst for knowledge on innovative solutions to emerging problems. GDPR is coming down the track fast and Irish businesses require solutions to ensure they are fully prepared in advance of May 2018. I know Mike will be a great asset to the Wizuda team’.

Mike will commence his role in Wizuda following the completion of the 2017 rugby season.  Commenting on his new appointment, Mike said, ‘The whole area of data protection is set to change dramatically over the next 12 months.  I feel like now is the ideal time to be taking on this position with Wizuda who really are ahead of the game and have developed a solution to what is a very real and important problem for business in Ireland and globally.  This is a new challenge for me and one I fully intend on embracing.’

The team at Wizuda would like to extend a warm welcome to Mike and look forward to having him on board.

the challenge - wizuda case studies

The board of a multinational medical device organisation required a secure, cloud-based solution which facilitated virtual board member collaboration on key documents in preparation for monthly board meetings.

The documentation was regularly of a highly commercially sensitive nature, largely relating to ongoing clinical trials, and as such demanded a secure and encrypted platform which could be implemented without the engagement of internal IT resources.

Key challenges that need to be  considered:

  • Geographically dispersed stakeholders
  • Highly commercially sensitive documentation
  • No internal IT involvement
  • Multiple stakeholders required to collaborate on
    single documents
the solution- wizuda case studies

Wizuda MFT gave them a centralised view of all their file transfer activities and a network overview of the data flows. IT now had instantly available reporting and could provide geographic maps and network overviews to senior management of all file transfer activities in the organisation. These could also be categorised in ways that made sense for the business from a priorities perspective. Wizuda’s unique ‘Health Check’ dashboard with automated monitoring and alerts, allowed them to manage all transfer operations proactively and ensured they were always on top of any issues.

From a GDPR compliance perspective, transfers could be linked to Data Protection Impact Assessments were required and data could be anonymised as part of the transfer process. Wizuda MFT enabled them to apply the latest security protocols for file transfers and encrypt data at rest and in transit. Passing cyber-security and GDPR compliance audits became a lot easier.

About Wizuda

Developing IT Solutions to Make Businesses Better

At Wizuda we focus on developing IT solutions which help businesses grow and empower people to collaborate and stay connected securely and compliantly. Specialists in secure data transfer since 2001, all development and support operations are carried out from our two Irish 

offices located in Dublin (Wizuda Headquarters) and Limerick. We pride ourselves in developing software solutions that allow organisations to take back control of their file transfer and data sharing operations, enabling them to operate efficiently, securely and compliantly

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