The Team

//The Team
The Team 2019-08-30T16:32:47+00:00

The Team

Frank Zeichner
Frank ZeichnerCEO, IoTAA & Knowledge Economy Institute
Frank Zeichner is a leader in the development of the Australian IoT ecosystem and is the foundation CEO of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) the peak Australian IoT industry body.

Frank is also Director of the Knowledge Economy Institute (KEi) and Industry Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, where he is responsible for industry collaboration, in particular in the Smart Cities sector.

Peter Leonard
Peter LeonardChair Data Use, Access & Privacy Workstream
Peter is a commercial lawyer and consultant on data and technology commercialisation, including data sharing, data analytics and associated risk management and regulation, including privacy, surveillance and data protection. Ranked as a leading technology and data lawyer in all current global legal directories, Peter was voted Best Lawyers’ ‘Sydney Information Technology Lawyer of the Year for 2016’. Peter is also Chair of the Privacy and Communications Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales and a former global chair of the Technology Committee of the International Bar Association. Peter recently retired as a partner of Gilbert + Tobin, of which he was a founding partner and partner for 27 years.
Matt Tett
Matt TettChair Cybersecurity & Network Resilience Workstream
Matt is MD of Enex TestLab, an independent testing laboratory, and Chairman of Enex Carbon security consultancy. Matt has a technical background in network and security systems and holds security certifications: CISSP, CISM, CSEPS and CISA, Government and Police Contractor security clearances. He is a member of ISACA and (ISC)2. Matt provided advice for the Attorney General Department’s Stay Smart Online program ( He serves on the Communications Alliance Cyber Security Reference Panel (CSRP), the Internet Australia Cyber Security SIG, and is a member of the research advisory committee for the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory at Federation University.
David Goad
David GoadCo-chair IoT Start-up Innovation Workstream
David has over 20 years of industry experience in senior leaderships roles with recognised IT brands KPMG Consulting, Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions.  David created his own successful IT start-up, built it to being a global award-winning business and then sold it.  Currently a Post-Graduate Fellow at the University of Sydney, David teaches there and at UNSW in the areas of innovation, business applications, digital business management and accounting information systems. David’s research areas are the Internet of Things, business models and innovation. He has presented his work on IoT architecture at the American Conference on Information Systems, and has recently published IoT Strategy for Business Directors, 
Matthew Tati
Matthew TatiCo-chair IoT Start-up Innovation Workstream
Matthew is a project manager, consultant and innovator with nearly 20 years’ experience in digital, mobile and the Internet of Things. His experience includes work with corporates, government agencies and start-ups across Australia and in the USA. He has managed the delivery of some of Australia’s largest and highest profile eCommerce projects and was previously Mobile Lead in the Digital Innovation team at BOC Gas (a member of the Linde Global manufacturing group). A graduate of the inaugural CSIRO OnConnect IoT Accelerator program, Matthew is currently Director of Milcane Consulting where he helps organisations, including start-ups to manage digital and IoT projects.
Geof Heydon
Geof HeydonChair Platforms & Interoperability Workstream & Principal Consultant
Geof has over 40 years’ experience in the telecoms sector, working recently in broadband enabled business models, the emerging digital economy and the Internet of Things across the Asia Pacific.

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.