Tag Archive for "interview"

Client perspective: Interview with UTS’s Peter Moloney

What's your day job?  I'm a senior project manager based within the IT division of the University of Technology, Sydney. I work on projects in the university's IT capital management portfolio.   How did you get started in digital? My start was in information science. My first job was as a research assistant on a project mapping the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. We were using GPS technology to map sites and generate interactive maps.   What’s your current favourite book, website, blog or source of inspiration on project management? Don't really have one. I often refer to PM standard manuals at the university.   What ...

Client-side Point of View – Interview with Luke Revill, CPA Australia

What's your day job? Senior Project Manager at CPA Australia.   How did you get started in digital? As a student studying at Adelaide University, I developed and managed an online apparel retail business in the late 1990s into the early 2000s – The Sureshot Apparel. The business concept was unique for its time. I worked together with traditional retailers to merchandise and retail their surplus stock online and distribute to an international customer base.  The concept won the Premier’s Enterprise Scholarship and a place in Adelaide University’s business incubator program. I am highly appreciative of the opportunity and support I received from this ...

Interview with James Witika, Friday Media

What's your day job? My business card currently says Chief Operating Officer, but my day generally consists of: General Manager / Web Developer / Project Manager / Team Manager / Business Analyst - I wear all sorts of hats throughout my day. What type of projects does your company work on – how long do they run? With Friday Media's recent absorption of Lambda Software (the Hannan Group's custom software arm), it's incredibly broad.  Currently, we've got projects ranging from simple social media apps to custom business critical software. As a result, project lengths can be anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple ...

Interview with UX specialist, James Breeze, CEO, Objective Digital

What's your day job? I run my businesses (Objective Asia in Singapore and Objective Digital in Sydney) with my wife and business partner Kylie. What type of projects does your company work on – how long do they run? We work mainly in finance, telco, travel and FMCG; helping companies understand their customers' experiences using eye tracking and other psychological research techniques. The outcomes of our work include design recommendations that improve consumer experiences across business systems, websites, mobiles and shopping environments. How did you get started in digital? My work as an Organisational Psychologist in HR and Change Management was not as exciting as ...

Interview with Grant Klein, Boomworks

What's your day job? As Co-founder and Managing Director of Boomworks I work closely with our management team to make sure the company continues to deliver on the promise we make to everyone that works with us – staff and clients. The more invigorating side to the equation  is talking about the work and sharing some of the great things we do with new clients.  Reading legal documents tends to fall on the less exciting side but is equally critical to the business. That said, if the coffee machine breaks down, that tends to take priority!   What type of projects does ...

Follow the money: Interview with Matt Costello, Newport Capital on valuing digital agencies

What’s your day job? I'm a Director at Newport Capital Group Pty Ltd. Newport is a TMT sector specialist corporate advisory and investment  banking firm established in 1989. The company has completed hundreds of transactions over the years in capital raising, divestments, mergers and acquisitions in the Technology, Media and Telco space including Digital services and digital media. Transactions that the company have undertaken include; My role here is to lead our clients through the transactions which include preparing the company for due diligence, valuation guidance which often includes an analysis of similar transactions and then researching and approaching potential acquirers or ...

Interview with David Pisker, CEO, IE

What's your day job? CEO in an agency often means many things. I would describe my role as controller of chaos. By that I mean giving people enough scope and freedom to harness their creative talent while still providing them a framework and enough focus to ensure that our clients and our business gets the best out of the team. Other than that, I deal with the slightly duller realities of business like contracts, compliance, risk management, new business, service delivery and the like.   What type of projects does your company work on – how long do they run? The split of work between owned/earned/paid ...

Interview with Elmar Platzer, PhotoMerchant

What's your day job? CEO & Co-Founder of PhotoMerchant which provides photographers with the tools they need to manage their photography business on the Internet. Responsible for operations, business development, financial management, and capital raising.   What type of projects does your company work on – how long do they run? No projects, we run a SaaS business. It’s an application that’s hosted in the cloud. We constantly evolve the application adding new functionality, improving it and so on.   How did you get started in digital? In the mail room. No, I’m making this up. I came into digital via systems integration, content, mobile aggregation and enablement ...

Interview with Matt Griffin, CEO of independent digital agency, Deepend

What's your day job? I’ve got a few fingers in a number of pies at the moment and just trying to stay abreast of things is a full-time job. My day starts with a quick nappy change (Oscar’s, my youngest son, not mine) and a couple of laps around Centennial Park on two wheels then arrive at work around 8 am. My main remit involves overseeing Deepend, of course, but over the last couple of years I have been focused setting or getting involved in a number of start-up businesses in the online, mobile and technology space.   What type of projects ...

Interview with Adam Good, Director of Digital Media and Content at Telstra Media

What's your day job? Director of Digital Media and Content at Telstra Media. The position is accountable for a suite of products in entertainment, news, sports, lifestyle and personalisation that are delivered across four digital screen platforms mobile, web, tablet and IPTV.   What type of projects does your company work on – how long do they run? Telstra Media was established to manage all of Telstra Corporation's end-to-end media capabilities. The portfolio includes: 50% ownership of FOXTEL Pay TV business, award winning IPTV platform the T-Box, BigPond web and mobile portal properties, BigPond TV, BigPond Movies, Sensis directory business including Yellow, AFL.com.au, ...

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