FirstWave benefits from a wealth of expertise shared by its leadership team. The leadership team brings decades of enterprise cloud technology experience from blue chip Australian and international corporations.
John brings significant experience in the technology sector, business operations and Board leadership. He has held positions including Inaugural Chair of the Australian Rugby League Commission from 2012 to 2018 and Managing Director and CEO of ASX listed technology company, Data#3 Limited, from 1996 to 2015. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Uniquest Pty Ltd, the commercialisation company of the University of Queensland, and Stadiums Queensland, the owner and operator of the Queensland Government’s $1.8 billion investment in elite and community stadia and entertainment assets.
Neil is a global business leader with over 27 years of experience in the ICT, telecommunications and energy sectors across Australasia, the Middle East and India. In addition to executiv e and leadership roles at multinationals, Neil has also been responsible for start-ups, seed funding and venture monetisation, and he is a professional entrepreneur.
Simon has over 12 years of experience working in the telco industry, including more than eight years with Telstra Research Laboratories in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining. Simon joined FirstWave in 2007 as CTO and leads dedicated teams of software developers and platform engineers. He holds several Australian and international patents in information retrieval and data classification.
Roger is a seasoned veteran and expert in the IT and telco industry in Australia and internationally. Roger spent more than 20 years at Telstra in various roles, including senior positions responsible for product strategy, development and marketing for broadband ISP, IP and internet connectivity. Roger has been involved in hosting and managed network security products for business, enterprise, wholesale and multinational market segments in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific markets.