Born in Perth, Western Australia, I now live in Melbourne, Victoria with my wife, Kate. I moved here over ten years ago, so I probably qualify as a local. It’s a great city, but a pity about the beaches.
I am currently a manager within the CTO at Telstra responsible for technology strategy around the next generation of service enablement/delivery infrastructure. It’s an interesting area and the group has deep skills in topics ranging from multimedia delivery to mobile location technology. Together with many of the people at the CTO, I previously worked in the Telstra Research Labs. For an interesting, yet in-joke laden and subjective history of TRL, see Rick Coxhill’s history of TRL.
During 2005-2006, Kate and I spent about a year overseas, living and working in Europe. It was an amazing experience, and we kept a web travel journal that still brings back fond memories.
I have an interest in residential property investing. Although less into “the scene” than I used to be, I still advocate people take an active stance when it comes to their future financial situation, and property seems to be a good class of asset.
In my recent past, I was involved in both singing and dancing groups. If you’d like to get involved with a great mob of dancers, I recommend Swing Patrol. And if you’d like to do a bit of singing, with none of the pressure of audition, I’ve had some fantastic times as part of the University choral scene, notably MonUCS, MUCS (both based in Melbourne) and PUCS (based in Perth).
The picture at the top of the page is me at Mt Buller in 2005, with the Victorian Alps in the background.
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