Frank has worked in the telecommunications industry, in Australia and overseas, for the last 33 years.
Frank is a member of the Knowledge Economy Institute, based at UTS, the Australian Computer Society Data Taskforce, runs the Digital Technology Advisory, Creator Tech, and is an active member of the board of Telsoc.
From 2006-2009 John was CEO of ASX and NZX-listed telecommunications carrier, People Telecom. Under his leadership, People Telecom became profitable and was recognised as Best Regional Service Provider in the Australian Telecom Awards 2007. John was a senior executive with Intelsat, the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide from 1999-2005. John joined Telstra from 1992-1999, following the merger with OTC, where he was Manager of Public Affairs.
He co-authored Enabling the Internet of Things for Australia, Seizing the Internet of Things opportunity for Australia and Australian Industrial Internet of Things Capability Mapping Report for Austrade. Geof sits on the IoTAA Executive Council, chairs the Industry Consortium for the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, is a member of the Australian Computer Society’s Telecoms Board, its Data Taskforce.
Tristan holds a PhD in supply and demand modelling and consumer behaviour from RMIT. In roles at ACMA, FOXTEL, Sensis and Qantas, Tristan led the design and implementation of digital and analytical capabilities.
Nevio has a Bachelor of Engineering in Communications from RMIT. He worked as a spectrum planning engineer in the Department of Communications and prior to that, Optus, Lucent and Nortel in the Middle East and Europe as a radiofrequency planning and optimisation engineer.
At age 30 Stuart founded a software development company in the UK, selling 7 years later for over €10m. He has three times built and managed cross-functional teams in excess of 100 people, which included transforming the operating structure of News Corp Australia’s digital team, introducing scaled agile and lean design methodologies.
Leonie has for most of the last 12 years led communications initiatives in the research sector. She has also worked extensively as a writer across both arts and sciences, most recently for the Academy of Science and the Australia Council.
David has held executive roles at blue chip corporates, working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver early stage initiatives that scaled nationally and internationally across medical, travel, telco, finance, infrastructure and retail sectors.