JB Hi-Fi Solutions staff member a winner of the Cisco Women in IT Awards for 2020

On 5th March 2020, Cisco announced Bianca Stayte, Customer Service & Projects Manager at JB Hi-Fi Solutions, as the winner of the Cisco Women in IT Awards – Rising Star.

As the tech industry continues to strive for equal opportunities for women, this award acknowledges the very best women paving the way in IT – across categories including Academia, Community, Rising Star, Executive IT Leadership, Diversity Initiative, and Outstanding ICT Technical Innovation. The winners were selected by a panel of 15 judges from across Cisco, all subject matter experts in their area of expertise.

Bianca is an integral member of JB Hi-Fi Solutions, developing and executing critical organisational strategy, managing the day to day operations of the telecommunications team, and the establishing of the Connectivity Practice and Telco Services business units. JB Hi-Fi Solutions supports Australian businesses with award winning Managed Services including market-leading product offers, technical advice, solutions and support. Working with strategic partners to create best in class lifecycle solutions that empower IT and help clients achieve their business outcomes.

Tara Ridley, Cisco’s Managing Director of the Partner Organisation and Executive Sponsor of the Women of Cisco group, said “Congratulations to all the women nominated, and the winners! We’re proud to see so many inspiring submissions, and those recognised for excellence in the technology industry.”

JB Hi-Fi Solutions is very proud of Bianca and thankful of her daily efforts and leadership within its business. The team at JB Hi-Fi Solutions congratulates Bianca and the other award category winners.

The winners are:

Academia – Nazanin Mohammadi, Curtin University

Rising Star – Bianca Stayte, JB Hi-Fi Solutions

Community – Kate Illsley, Method Recruitment Group

Diversity Initiative – Winner, Janet Granger-Wilcox, Aussie Broadband

Outstanding ICT Technical Innovation – Winner: Natalie Piucco, Google

Executive IT Leadership – Sharmila Tsourdalakis, Suncorp Group

Rising Star Winner: Bianca Stayte, JB HiFi

Bianca’s unique blend of technical knowledge, operational know how and strategic thinking, combined with her customer centric approach has helped to establish the Connectivity Practice and Telco Services business unit within the organisation. Her efforts helped to develop both the Telstra Complex Data and Cisco UC&C capability at JB Hi-Fi Solutions. This entailed the development of systems and process to support the internal design, provisioning and management of Telstra WAN Solutions.

As the manager of Customer Service & Projects (Telco Services) at JB Hi-Fi Solutions, Bianca works across function to develop and execute key organisational strategy and is ultimately responsible for the day to day operations of the team. Bianca’s expertise and ability to build high performing teams ensure that the Telco Services team is always able to deliver beyond customer expectation.

Bianca also supported several key business initiatives:

  • The development and implementation of the JBS Way life cycle Methodology
  • The implementation of Connectwise as a business automation platform into the Telco Services team and
  • The development of our go to market strategies in the areas of Mobility, Unified Communications and Telstra Carriage Services.