Born in Perth, Western Australia, I now live in Melbourne, Victoria with my wife, Kate. I moved here over twenty years ago, so I probably qualify as a local. It’s a great city, but a pity about the beaches.
I have held a range of roles at Telstra over the years, most recently Head of Telstra Labs. I’ve been responsible for emerging technology strategy and evaluations, architecture, and working with customers to create the next generation of products and services that use these technologies. I was one of the foundational managers of Telstra’s Chief Technology Office (CTO), and I previously worked in the Telstra Research Labs (TRL). (For an interesting, yet in-joke laden and subjective history of TRL, see Rick Coxhill’s history of TRL.)
During 2005-2006, Kate and I spent about a year overseas, living and working in Europe. It was an amazing experience, and we kept a web travel journal that still brings back fond memories.
I have an interest in residential property investing. Although less into “the scene” than I used to be, I still advocate people take an active stance when it comes to their future financial situation, and property seems to be a good class of asset.
It’s important to me to have music in my life. Currently, I play flute in the Essendon Symphony Orchestra. Previously, I’ve been part of the University choral scene, notably MonUCS, MUCS (both based in Melbourne) and PUCS (based in Perth).
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