Digital Transformation Specialist
David has over 20 years of practical experience in information technology, business and digital strategy.
This experience has included creating his own successful technology start-up which operated for 6 years and won 12 national and international awards for sales, innovation, and service before it was sold.
David has also held several senior (GM and Senior Director level) technology leadership roles for large well-known global companies such as KPMG (6 years), Microsoft (5 years), and Hitachi (2 years).
In consulting, David’s client list has included organisations such as Boral, CSR, ASIC, DEEWR, FWO, ABC, APRA, AMP, Sony, Johnston and Johnston, Rexel, Garmin, Accor Hotels, Thales, Smith and Nephew, NSW Health, NSW Transport, and Treasury NSW. He has been involved in the sales and delivery of over 500 technology implementations and has received over 50 personal recommendations for his skills in these areas (see below).
Recently, as a contractor, David has assisted the University of Sydney’s Automation and Innovation Hub in developing and executing on their business and technology strategy. In parallel, he has also been providing advisory services to entrepreneurs and enterprises and has been teaching MBA courses on Digital Entrepreneurship and Digital Strategy.
Last year David received the honorarium of Microsoft Regional Director. A select group of 200 individuals globally, Microsoft RDs are selected for their broad technical expertise and are asked to advise Microsoft on their product roadmap and strategy.
In Artificial Intelligence, David has extensive practical experience in Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, Recommendation Engines, and Conversational Agents. He is a certified Data Scientist.
Sought after for his practical and insightful perspective on Digital Strategy, AI and IoT, David is frequently asked to speak at conferences and events.
David has a PhD in Business Information Systems from the University of Sydney. He also has advanced degrees in Engineering and Finance with certifications in Project Management and Operations. He has worked with a variety of technologies such as Microsoft Azure, VMware, EMC, Cisco, SAP, Google Cloud, and Oracle and carries more than 15 separate technical certifications.
In his spare time, David is an Instructor and Deputy Captain for the Rural Fire Service teaching village firefighting, structural firefighting and first aid. He is also a senior volunteer leader for St. John Ambulance managing the St. John Major Event and Incident Management Capabilities.