TEG is delighted to announce that it has promoted Tane Oakes from Enterprise Architect to Chief Technology Officer, leading its award-winning Sydney-based team while evolving and executing the global live entertainment and ticketing company’s technology capability and investments.
Oakes has more than nine years’ experience at TEG and its ticketing business Ticketek, transforming the customer experience for live events and working with cutting edge technologies and TEG’s software partners including Amazon Web Services, Snowflake, Databricks and MongoDB.
Geoff Jones, Group Chief Executive of TEG, congratulated Oakes on his appointment, saying: “Tane has been the lynchpin of TEG and Ticketek’s technology transformation in the past decade as we have expanded our presence into 30 countries around the world with more than 40 live entertainment brands underpinned by an unrivalled digital ticketing and data platform. Tane is a dynamic and talented leader, and we are thrilled that he is stepping up to this critical role as live entertainment and TEG prepare to come roaring back in 2022 and we continue our growth into new markets.”
Oakes said: “I am honoured to take on this role, which is the culmination of many years working with TEG’s talented team of deep technology specialists. We will continue to invest in technology to continue to deliver customer-centric innovation to support our expanding business from Australia and New Zealand into South-East Asia, the UK, The USA and Europe. I am excited to be able to offer other young technology professionals their own career-enhancing opportunities for personal and professional growth working as part of a high-performing and diverse team in the most exciting industry in the world.”
Oakes will report to Ian Ball, TEG’s Chief Operating Officer.