Technologist, .NET Developer, Mountain Climber, Pluralsight Author and Writer
I am an Australian Technologist and Software Developer based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
I'm responsible for all IT, Telecommunications and Data Centre services for Globe Telecom, a wholesale telecommunications provider. I'm also the lead software developer on their projects.
Keeping me busy, I am the CEO and Founder of a small startup, Kutamo, an online meeting management platform. and Kutamo Studios, an Application and Web Design studio.
I'm a co-founder of Winds of Hope, an Australian charity providing healthcare and education services in Uganda, Africa.
During my spare time (which is very, very limited these days!) I'm a Pluralsight author, publishing courses on developing applications using the Skype Web SDK.
In 2013 and again in 2015, I successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to raise money for the Telco Together Foundation.
In the very limited spare time I have, I sit on two charity boards, and am an active member of Rotary International.
The time before a few moments ago...
Up until July 2016, I was General Manager of Data Centre & Cloud for Vocus (ASX:VOC), responsible for the Commander Data Centres (formerly known as Primus Telecom). My role was originally with M2, which was acquired by Vocus in 2016 and encompassed the commercial management and technology strategy of our Data Centres (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth) and Cloud Computing platforms.
I decided to leave at that point, as the number of company name changes was getting a bit crazy, and I had the idea to start and build Kutamo.
Prior to Primus, M2 and Vocus, I co-owned a thriving Data Centre and Web Hosting business, Imagineering Technology, for 11 years. Starting off with a single server hosted at the end of a DDS 512k service, we grew the business into a successful colocation and managed services provider, hosting some of Australia's largest retail and eCommerce web sites. This business was acquired by Primus Telecom in late 2008, which was subsequently acquired by M2 Group Ltd. in 2012, which in turn merged with Vocus in 2016.
Software development is my true passion, building numerous business systems over the years, as well as working on a number of projects currently under wrap.
The majority of my spare time is spent writing and hiking up mountains, as well as developing obscure web sites and applications, some of which are successful, most of which are not.
I was a member of auDA's Industry Advisory Panel in 2012.
Please note: The views, opinions and any recommendations or advice within this blog are those of myself and quite possibly wrong or misguided :-). They do not represent those of my company or any organization to which I consult or volunteer.