Virtual BiG Day In Parramatta Day 1

Thursday 9 September 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (AEST)
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Richard White, Founder and CEO & Chris Phibbs, Software Engineer

'Making a difference: how a career in tech will take you places'

Richard founded WiseTech Global in 1994 and has been CEO and an Executive Director since then. He has over 30 years of experience in software development, embedded systems and business management, and over 20 years of freight/logistics industry experience.

Prior to founding WiseTech Global, Richard was founder and managing director of Real Tech Systems Integration (provider of computer consulting and systems integrations services) and founder and CEO of Clear Group (distributor of computer related equipment).

Richard holds a Master of Business in Information Technology Management from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is a UTS Luminary and a Fellow of UTS.

Chris Phibbs is a Software Engineer at WiseTech Global and graduated in 2017 from UNSW with a degree in Computer Science. After graduating he spent some time travelling parts of Asia, America and Europe, and, as a big advocate for STEM learning, teaching programming to school students. Chris joined WiseTech earlier this year and his favourite part of the job is solving real world problems, building stuff and seeing it being used by other people.

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Jasminder Hayer, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

'To the stars… through the cloud’

Jasminder is builder helping customers in the Asia-Pacific & Japan region build solutions for the space industry. His role finds him helping customers with building satellites to using satellite data to solve challenges like wild fire monitoring, climate change and tracking what’s flying overhead. He enjoys teaching others, mentoring, tinkering and thinking what our future will look

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Dan Bowen - Microsoft

'Technology engines of the future’

Dan is a technology strategist at Microsoft.  He works with people to get the most out of technology and help them look beyond the horizon to help them plan for the future around AI, Mixed Reality & more

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Geoff Quattromani, Digital Transformation Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical

'Change & How to be prepared for an Unpredictable Career in Technology’

Geoff squeezes every minute out of his day with a career in IT & continuing his passion for technology into the evenings & weekends. Driven by doing what others say he can’t, Geoff is breaking the mould, pushing stereotypes & making the most of today – because it cannot be repeated. Working as the Digital Transformation Manager for a global medical organisation, he also uses his spare time to talk about his passion for technology across TV, radio, in newspapers, online & in his podcast “Technology Uncorked”. As a relatively poor student, he has worked hard to make the most of every opportunity, getting his hands dirty & volunteering to help others. Geoff loves to help solve tech problems for others to ensure they get the most out of what amazing tools we have available today.                       

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