Non-Executive Director on StreetWork Hornsby Local Board. Responsible for Technology Strategy & Governance, including Social Media strategy.
Helping drive the Board Strategy for Eastside Radio, with a specific focus on Online/Digital Media and Technology Infrastructure, including Governance of Data, Privacy and CyberSecurity. Driving cultural change using the enabling power of digital technologies to deliver better outcomes for the consumer.
Co-founded a Strategic Advisory/Consultancy business to assist organisations with their Data & Analytics initiatives. As market experts, we provide advisory/consulting services including design thinking/ideation, requirements gathering, product roadmapping, implementation services, and knowledge transfer around Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Data Science/AI.
► Achieved status as one of first Tableau Software referral/reseller partners in A/NZ region.
► Managed $400K+ Tableau executive dashboard solution project for large multinational media organisation, $300K+ Tableau extranet dashboard solution for a large government agency, and designed an integrated information delivery framework for large government agency within deadlines and budget.
► Established reputation for excellence and $1M portfolio of 7 large enterprise and government customers.
► Achieved State Government Approved Supplier Status for ICT Services (SCM0020)
Presented a Case Study on Smart Transportation based on the Public Transportation Electrification Project ongoing at Idaho National Laboratories in the US.
Established US startup AppFusions in the Asia-Pacific region, launching AlohaCloud, a SaaS multi-cloud, multi-tenant, subscription-based Digital Experiences and Digital Workplaces technology platform. Engaging with Enterprises and Government agencies to develop and deliver BI, AI and blockchain based Digital Workplace solutions for IT Operations, Smart Cities, IoT and CyberSecurity initiatives. Defined product strategy and vision for a Smart City offering.
Recognised as a Chartered Manager by the Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. The Chartered Manager designation is recognised as the gold standard in leadership excellence.
Led worldwide product management and development, including visual design/UX, for Rocket Software Data Analytics and Performance Management (Strategy, Risk, Scorecarding, Financial & Workforce Planning) portfolio, and IBM Mainframe Reporting products. Created and articulated ongoing product vision, strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for the design and development of end-to-end data and analytics innovations including Data Visualisation, Analytics/Machine Learning, Data Governance, and Collaboration. Worked closely with customers, partners and leading industry analysts to understand and anticipate market trends, directions, and customer/market needs. Defined and established effective resource planning and utilisation across teams in Australia and overseas.
Handled Product Management and GTM Strategy for SAS BI solutions in Australia/New Zealand (A/NZ) including all aspects of demand generation, internal and channel enablement, and opportunity management related to SAS BI solutions. Developed BI Technical Enablement strategy and plan, covering Presales, Services, Support and Partner Channel, including coaching and mentoring A/NZ technical resources.
Developed Product Management and GTM strategy for IBM Cognos Midmarket Solutions. Handled execution, pipeline generation, and Business Partner support and enablement. Coordinated requirements and scope of Cognos 10 release as Cognos' Asia-Pacific representative on global 'Field Product Leadership' team.
► Increased sales pipeline from $20K to $10M+ and drove $1M in license revenue within 12 months by developing and implementing GTM Strategy for Midmarket Solutions in A/NZ. Exceeded 150% of revenue quota
Managed strategic product initiatives for Asian market, including product localization and internationalization. Communicated Cognos' product strategy and vision to strategic customers and partners in Asia-Pacific region, including establishment of Cognos Asia-Pacific Executive Customer Advisory Board.
► Performed initial market research for Cognos Predictive Analytics strategy resulting in OEM deal to include SPSS Statistics into Cognos 8 BI Platform and enhanced product portfolio.
Managed marketing/business development resources (BDR) team of 11 covering 12 sales regions with $140M USD sales.
► Designed and implemented coaching and mentoring program, performance management metrics, tracking, and feedback. Inspired, energized, and motivated team to reach sales goals within 3 months.
► Integrated marketing team with sales team and process within 9 months leading to increase of team productivity and efficiency and qualified outbound lead increase of up to 10/month per sales territory.
► Delivered 110% of qualified lead quota and over 140% of closed revenue quota.
► Reduced lead rejection rate from 25% to below 5%. Increased revenue from outbound (cold call) leads to over 30%. Reduced attrition to below 10%.
Led Cognos US West Presales technical organisation including presales managers and teams covering West Coast. Built regional self-sufficiency through initiatives such as implementing Technical Solution Selling, Subject Matter Expertise programs, coaching and mentoring.
Recently I attended the annual Smart Cities Week Australia event in Sydney. This event brought together smart cities experts from around the world, as well as several leading Australian Smart Cities including Melbourne, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Central Coast and Newcastle. It was an excellent, informative event providing many important insights regarding the evolution of Smart Cities.
Highlights included an eloquent, engaging and passionate presentation by Mayor Eugene Grant from Seat...