About Me

Technologist, .NET Developer, Mountain Climber, Pluralsight Author and Writer

Today

I am an Australian Technologist and Software Developer based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

I am the CEO and Founder of Kutamo, an online meeting management platform.

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.

Before Today...

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.

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.

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.

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. I'm a polyglot programmer, being proficient in a number of languages and frameworks including C#, VB.Net, F#, JavaScript, Perl, PowerShell and Z80 & 6502 assembly. :-)

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 employer or any organization to which I consult or volunteer. They may have been written by a meerkat, that travelled from Africa by hiding in my luggage, and sneaks out to type blog entries whilst I sleep. Or not.