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SuiteBox Wins “Best Technology” at Melbourne Showcase; Dunbar Advances to CEO


Just a month after naming Ian Dunbar as its new CEO, Australian virtual workspace innovator SuiteBox has won “Best Technology” at the Melbourne Showcase.

Marc Evans, co-founder of Showcase, sponsor Afiniation, and a judge at the event, praised SuiteBox as a “clean and simple solution that shows how technology can continue to innovate and improve how we connect with our clients.”

Afiniation is a network dedicated to supporting fintech innovation in the Australasia region. Thirty companies participated in this year’s showcase in Melbourne, held earlier this month. Finovate and FinDEVr alum Yodlee is among the event’s sponsors.


Also taking home top honors from the showcase were:

  • Best in Show: Macrovue
  • Best New Entrant: Billsumo
  • Best Disruptor: XTB

The Melbourne Showcase isn’t the first time SuiteBox had been in the winner’s circle this year. The company won the Global 2016 Mobile category of the KPMG Fintech Innovation Challenge in February, ahead of its FinovateEurope debut.

Also making headlines for the company is Ian Dunbar’s move from country manager to CEO of SuiteBox. Co-founder and CEO Richard Mannell will stay on with SuiteBox as the company’s new COO. Talking about the leadership change, Dunbar said it reflected “the positioning of SuiteBox as a global provider of solutions to the financial services industry.”

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, SuiteBox demonstrated its technology at FinovateEurope 2013. The company’s technology is used by more than 250 financial services companies in Australia and New Zealand. And while Australia represents most of SuiteBox’s growth, Dunbar sees room for “rapid expansion” in the country, as well as pursuing new markets. Read more about SuiteBox’s virtual meeting rooms for financial professionals.