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Chief Technical Officer5 posts
Simon became MYOB’s CTO in January 2010. He is responsible for driving its digital vision in helping clients make the most of new technology. An IT practitioner with 15+ years of industry experience, Simon is well accustomed to working within innovating industries and specialises in bringing leading edge products to market. With a background in software engineering, Simon cut his teeth in Silicon Valley within a variety of companies across trading exchanges, e-commerce, business intelligence, communications, banking, and media and entertainment. His extensive systems architecture experience and business and product strategy knowledge make him highly qualified to bridge the gap between technology and business. Simon has a deep grasp of business owners’ needs and how technology can be used to meet these.
The past few months have been an exciting time for me as CTO of a company that’s confidently moving further into the online business world. We’ve just launched our second cloud accounting solution –AccountRight Live. This is an Australian-first and New Zealand first, as it enables business owners and their teams to seamlessly switch between working online in the cloud or offline on the desktop as they choose
Looking at my iPhone and iPad today I realized there had been a changing of the guard. The apps I traditionally assumed I was using have kind of fallen by the way side and a new breed has taken their place. Change is normal and the tools we use do go in and out of favor every now and then but I thought it would be nice to mark the moment with a little blog post. Here are my top three right now.
I’m often asked about the benefits of new technology, in particular the industry’s latest buzz word – cloud technology, and it’s easy to highlight many. Convenience, freedom, functionality; technology has changed the way we work, play and consume information, at a rate exceeding unlike anything we’ve ever seen in human history. But one of the single biggest benefits that is sometimes overlooked is choic
Photo by Steven Wright The crazy innovation days of Silicon Valley at its prime appear to be back. Not only are we seeing this in the flow of money to small start-up companies again, but also more recently in the rise and interest in idea-generating social events. StartUpWeekend.org is one such event. Founded in 2006 StartUp Weekend runs hundreds of events all over the world, using a network of volunteers, where
Like most people around the world this morning, I was glued to the web, watching, waiting in anticipation as new Apple CEO, Tim Cook took his inaugural walk across the stage at Apple’s infamous Town Hall. While there’s been mass speculation; Apple are the masters of secrecy, so you never really know exactly what you are going to get, until it’s delivered. And while there was no huge announcement under the