Fadi is an engineer with over 25 years experience in enterprise software sales, consulting, and IT M&A. He is the founder of Acresta (now part of Simble) and has served as its CEO for the past seven years. Fadi has held senior management positions with SAP Australia and Accenture. From 2003-2006 he served as Vice President Asia Pacific and Director at Viewlocity Technologies and led Viewlocity’s expansion into the Asian region including the acquisition of key clients in Japan, Korea, and South East Asia which resulted in Viewlocity being named top IBM partner in Australia for SaaS offerings in 2005.
Matthew is the founder of Incipient IT – a SE Asia based venture development firm specialising in funding, developing and commercialising innovative retail and software solutions for the global IT market. Matthew has extensive experience in developing consumer related mobile applications, enterprise level SaaS platforms and custom big data integration.
Phillip is a seasoned senior level executive with 20 years of experience in research, operations, financial management and reporting, business development and strategy, merger and acquisitions. Phillip has been the Founding Director and Chief Financial Officer of Allied Resources Limited since 2011, a diversified mining company that holds assets in Africa. He was previously the Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources for Clarksons Investment Services, a subsidiary of the world’s largest integrated supplier of shipping services, Clarksons plc.
Phillip was also the founding director and shareholder of Incipient Holdings Limited a boutique merchant-banking firm with investments spanning technology, telecommunications, financial services, mining and petroleum across Africa, Asia and Australia. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce Degree and a Postgraduate Degree in Applied Finance and Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia. Phillip has raised and advised on over $2billion worth of equity, debt and convertible transactions in his career.
Bill is an enterprise ICT professional with over 25 years experience in sales, marketing and leadership positions. He has a track record of building the revenue profiles of mature, SME and start up businesses to in excess of $100 million and driving mainstream adoption of new technologies.
He joined Hutchison Telecom Australia prior to the critical launch of its domestic 3G services, laying the foundation channel partnerships which supported growth of its SME sales. During his tenure with Optus Australia, Bill oversaw the digital enablement of key channels in the SME & mid market sectors which improved customer engagement, accelerated business opportunities and significantly improved conversion rates. Recently, Bill has also served in senior management positions at Symantec, NBN Co, and Oakton. Bill’s leadership roles have included Enterprise Sales & Territory Management, Channel Sales Management, Business Unit Management, Head of Channel Marketing, Marketing Director and General Management capacities.
Kalana Navaratne is a transformation and technology professional in the utilities and smart home industries. Over the last fifteen years he has worked for three of the UK’s big six utilities, including EON, RWE Npower, and British Gas in multiple capacities covering big data analytics, non commodity (Smart Home) services, and corporate strategy.
Richard is a business transformation executive who has driven results in large, complex change programs as well as running smaller companies through 27 years of professional experience. He is the COO at Simble where he is responsible for running all aspects of the operation including customer support, product development, finance, HR, and support services.
Previously, Richard spent 23 years with Accenture where he led consulting and outsourcing programs for 25 clients including the largest corporations and government agencies in Australia and New Zealand. This included establishing the Accenture Learning outsourcing business in Australia and growing the business to $30m revenue in 3 years. In addition, Richard is currently a Non Executive Director at Cana Communities a not-for-profit organisation that provides free, safe overnight shelter, especially for mentally ill and addicted women, men, couples and transgender people who are at risk or with nowhere to go.
Dean Henry has more than 20 years experience in customer relations and interactions, having run large consultancy and sales teams and heading up several investment businesses. Dean boasts a proven track record of achieving financial targets, motivating and aligning interests amongst large sales teams, and ensuring growth that is both sustainable and profitable.