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Heath Burton.

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Senior Consultant - Tech, Sydney

+61 2 8047 4032

Please provide a brief description of your career history

Since 2007 I have been in the recruitment industry. This has been split 50/50 over both internal and agency roles and therefore I feel I have a good perspective on both sides of the fence. I have had a broad range of focus areas however mostly in the Infrastructure, Digital and Data spaces. 

Previous to recruitment I worked for the federal government as a Quarantine officer and prior that I was in IT as a Support Specialist. 

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

From as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with Information Technology, constantly learning about various areas. Currently I am learning JavaScript and would consider myself an intermediate dev. Feel free to check out my GitHub profile and give me some tips https://github.com/Rubick-dev

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

Family, Friends, Food, Fun and Defence of the Ancients

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

Artificial Intelligence infiltrating all industries. For example driverless cars and drone taxis will revolutionise transport in the coming 10 years. Even our own industry of recruitment will be impacted as AI slowly takes over many functions of human recruiters.

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

I survived running of the bulls in Pamplona Spain.

What is the best thing about your role?

Getting to regularly meet people with similar interests and hobbies and them helping them realise very personal goals or solve their recruitment problems.

Who sits next to you in the office?

Vinolia and Chris

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

PC game developer.

What is your favourite quote?

Carpe Diem

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

• Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicist that surely knows the meaning of life

• Lionel Messi – pure genius

• Richard Branson – who wouldn’t have him in their top 5

• Donald Trump – I just want to ask him how did he do it

• Brad McQuaid – Producer of my favourite PC game of all time, Everquest