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TEG hires ex-CSC exec as new CTO

Matt Cudworth and his "unique range of skills and experience" take over from Greg Fahy at the on-the-market Australian ticketing, promotion and data firm

By IQ on 26 Oct 2016

Matt Cudworth, TEG

TEG, Australasia’s largest live entertainment group, has appointed a new chief technology officer (CTO) in what it calls a “significant step in […] integration strategy across the three pillars of ticketing, live content and data”.

Matt Cudworth (pictured), who most recently served in a similar role at software multinational CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), brings “a unique range of skills and experience across technology, innovation and commercial matters to TEG”, says the company.

“Matt’s strength is that he is much more than a clever and energetic CTO with a strong customer focus,” says TEG CEO Geoff Jones. “He has business acumen [and] an eye for innovation and will thrive in our fast-moving sector.

“As a company with a focus on technology, the skills he brings are ideal for TEG as we continue our growth in Australia and New Zealand and our expansion into Asia.”

“As a company with a focus on technology, the skills Matt brings are ideal for TEG as we continue our growth in Australia and New Zealand and our expansion into Asia”

Outgoing CTO Greg Fahy moves into a new role as general manager for Softix and head of global markets, for which he will move to Europe to take the Softix ticketing software platform into new markets.

TEG is the parent company of Ticketek, Australasia’s largest entertainment and sports ticket agency; self-service ticketing platform Eventopia; promotion business TEG Live; data firm TEG Analytics; and the AEG Ogden-operated Sydney SuperDome (21,000-cap.) arena (recently rebranded as the Qudos Bank Arena). In July it acquired Dainty Group, one of Australia’s leading concert promoters.

There is currently “market interest” in the company, a spokesman confirmed to IQ early this month, reportedly from CTS Eventim and Chinese conglomerates Fosun and Wanda Group.

 


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