Elmar Gailitis

Elmar Gailitis – Director

Elmar has over 40 years’ experience within the IT industry. Starting as a software developer, he progressed to a project leader and successfully led large-scale projects including the implementation of Shell Oil New Zealand’s first national distributed online system. This led to an international role as an IT Consultant and Project Manager for Shell International based in London, where he led a number of international IT projects in over 30 countries.

After a successful career in Shell, Elmar set up his own software development company, ITG, acting as Managing Director. This company became one of the largest software development companies in Wellington at the time. In 1991 he bought Aiscorp which specialised in Artificial Intelligence Systems. In 1997 Elmar was appointed as IT Manager for State Insurance and a number of their subsidiaries. He managed a major transition of manual business processes to modern online platforms including web services, and gained a solid reputation for delivering all outcomes within budget and expected timeframes– many of these were multi-million dollar projects. Elmar was one of a group of Senior Managers who managed the sale of State Insurance and its associated companies to IAG Australia.

Elmar is currently Managing Director of Aiscorp which is a total IT infrastructure solutions company having a strong presence in the Wellington area, nationally and in the Pacific.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Canterbury University) majoring in Computer Science and Economics

Elmar has been a member of the New Zealand Government IT Advisory Group, a former Board Member of Local Government Online and was a Founding Member of the Defence Industry Association.

Key accountabilities

Elmar is responsible for providing advice and direction for the development of the SaaS platform.