A brief description of your career history?
18 years recruitment experience across Sales, Marketing, IT, Management with the last four years specialising in Data & Analytics and Business Intelligence.
What makes you ‘now’ in technology?
Over the last four years I have attended numerous seminars, GA courses and am constantly learning about what’s happening in the Data & Analytics sector.
What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?
The gym, making money, the view of the harbour bridge from our apartment.
What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?
Within Data & Analytics I see a massive gap within Data strategy, everyone talks data and wants to be a data-driven organisation yet struggle with strategy and implementation. I feel this is due to most companies are reacting to the disruption occurring across Data & Digital when they should be embracing it. We are at the beginning of a turning point in technology i.e.: IoT, AI and mobile. The next 10 years will be one of the most exciting in history.
You call yourself a specialist. Why?
I love Data and what it enables businesses to achieve, think smart, embrace technology and disruption and anything is possible.
What is your greatest achievement?
The day my daughter Grace was born.
What is the best thing about your role?
Being in front of a client discussing their Data roadmap and what’s happening in market.
When you were a child, what did you want to be?
BMX freestyle World champion.
What is your favourite quote?
Good or bad, everything happens for a reason, What we think about we bring about.
If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?
1) Mahatma Gandhi, he stood up for what he believed in and never altered his vision, he inspired a whole nation to change without violence.
2) Abraham Lincoln, he started from humble beginnings, became the president of the United States abolishing slavery and creating unprecedented change.
3) Eckhart Tolle, his beliefs are pretty radical yet get you thinking about what you can do to improve life’s experience.
4) My Grandad Fred, he was an infantry soldier and was active in the Normandy landings. He lost most of his friends that day but somehow survived. The man was a legend.
5) Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, he was sent to Auschwitz during World War 2. His book mans search for meaning had a massive impact on me, it taught me that you can achieve anything no matter what happens.