Be introduced

We established Be Intelligent to share our passions of simplicity and usability. All of our projects have a unique user adoption guarantee.

About us

Our name is who we are. We think. We collaborate. We achieve. We innovate.

Be Intelligent takes your strategic goals and delivers the capabilities to fulfil them through innovative use of the Salesforce platform. Your business can stay ahead of the competition with your team spending less time on manual tasks and more on customer focus.


Our unique approach is based on two pillars; innovation and adoption. We don’t just think inside the box with your projects, instead we challenge the status quo to give your business acceleration not just today, but into the future. Our user-adoption guarantee ensures your users will love Salesforce or renewal of your service for free.

How does your business stay ahead of the competition?

For Salesforce businesses, user adoption is often an after-thought. At Be Intelligent we have a user driven design process from the very start of your journey with us and we guarantee significant user adoption within the first month of go-live.

User adoption


We apply a strategic discipline around design thinking, across broader business technology to tackle a business’ most complex problems. Design thinking introduces the notion of understanding your end-users first which helps us identify the right problems to solve.

Meet the team

Mikal Todd -  Managing Director

Mikal is one of New Zealand's leading innovators and technology architects.

He has been a leader across multiple startups in both the product and consulting spaces.


Prior to the launch of Be Intelligent, he was CIO of Solarcity New Zealand
where he embarked on a program of digital transformation. In 2015 Mikal was co-founder of CloudinIT, New Zealand's fastest growing Salesforce partner subsequently sold to Deloitte. Mikal's passion for technology is matched by a broad experience across a number of verticals during his 18 year experience including insurance, telecoms, finance, energy and transport.

Penny Higgins - Senior Consultant

Penny has led CRM implementations both as an internal Salesforce champion with Waste Management and as a consultant for multiple Salesforce practices.


It was during her time as a consultant that she identified a key shortcoming which recurs within our industry; user adoption. User adoption is one of the key reasons she helped start Be Intelligent. She is responsible for ensuring all of our projects meet our user adoption guarantee, so that you can be certain that your investment is going to be leveraged fully. Penny works with users to create joy through engagement and understanding.

Her favourite saying is her guiding mantra “there is no point in having the sausage without the sizzle”. In short, exceed expectations every time.

Kyle Watkins - CPQ Ninja

With a career that spans more than two decades, Kyle has a wealth of experience in designing and building world class solutions for clients ranging from SME's to large multi nationals.


Kyle has always been a technology innovator and before mobile was 'the thing', he founded a company that developed ground-breaking mobile solutions across the insurance, retail and FMCG industries in the late 1990's. Over the following two decades he gained deep experience across a large cross-section of industries and technology platforms, and was the Systems Architect at solarcity and Southern Spars. Kyle firmly believes that great solutions stem from solid design and is passionate about getting technology architecture right.

Simon Allman - Director

Simon has over 7 years of Salesforce experience across the core platform. He has designed and developed CPQ solutions, Field Services and Communities for famous Kiwi brands. 

Simon recently served as CTO of a large consulting business in New Zealand and prior to that was the first employee at CloudinIT alongside Mike. 

Brooke Rhodes - Strategic Consultant

Brooke has over 8 years of Salesforce experience, having worked for some of New Zealand's most innovative companies. He has designed and developed CPQ solutions, Salesforce Identity, Field Services, Communities and has a specialist focal area of Service Cloud.