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Professional Summary

Highly regarded for building out credible teams and processes to enable the business to deliver Advanced Analytics and Cloud capability on the Big Data Platform based in Azure. Demonstrated experience building solutions including cloud platforms and on-premises technologies. Passionate engineer and thriving analyst; with ability to apply ML techniques and algorithms development to solve real-world problems. Ability to understand business concepts and translate into data platform design. Excellent knowledge of AWS Services and the ability to demonstrate technical prowess while developing scalable architectures. Furnished with solid knowledge and understanding of Advanced Analytics technology, concepts, and approaches.

Key Competencies

  • Proficient in building teams of up to 20 professionals, while ensuring their growth, mentorship and team culture enabling to deliver value across the business.

  • Known as change leader; facilitating businesses to harness the power of analytics and AI/ML, including navigating the cultural shift to trust and embrace data.

  • Seeking role between business and technology within Data & AI-Driven Big Tech and Financial Services with keen focus on advanced analytics enablement and delivery.

  • Possesses remarkable expertise in several technology domains, such as software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, data & analytics, and machine learning

Skills

Machine and Deep Learning    Process Re-engineering    Structured Problem Solving  Banking Communication  Change Management     Python / R    SQL  Cloud Practitioner   Financial Services  

Work Experience

2019-Present

Head of Data Platforms, User Experiences at Westpac, Australia's Top 4 Bank

  • Influenced and upskilled senior stakeholders to embrace new cloud technologies, structures and approaches to analytics in an enterprise environment.

  • Improved data access and governance for over 2,000 Westpac employees and 80,000 tables by deploying an improved and automated data owner register, attestation and visualisation tool

  • Built communities and knowledge bases for our three analytics personas (Viewers, Creators and Owners) improving their access and usability of the data platform’s tooling, reducing time to insights by 70%

  • Stood up operating models and processes around PowerBi, Synapse and Dataiku, ensuring advanced tooling to be used by our analytics professionals in a governed environment

  • Presented to 500+ employees, upskilling them on data and analytics concepts, processes and technologies supporting their move into a data driven culture

2018-Present

Technical Co-Founder at FreeGuides, Travel StartUp

  • Led the technical delivery of the mobile and web platform focusing on scalability, security, long term stability and growth enabling 10+ organisations, 200+ guides and 10,000+ users to utilise our services

  • Balanced technical limitations and business requirements to deliver a product that meets the market need of our global customers

  • Ideated around market needs and FreeGuide’s offerings to address them

  • Managed team of developers and data scientists ensuring both their professional and technical development

2016-2019

Senior Consultant at Deloitte, International Consulting Firm

  • Hands-on experience in machine learning and statistics to draw decision critical information from big data

  • Built and trained Machine Vision application for object detection using TensorFlow and openCV, reducing analyst manual effort by 83%

  • Communicated data insights through storytelling, utilising tools such as Tableau

  • Managed data transformations from server-based infrastructures to cloud systems

  • Built python applications to extract personal identifying information from large unstructured text

Education

2017-2018

Master of Data Science

85 WAM  - The University of Sydney – Sydney Australia 

2010-2016

Bachelor of Engineering Honours First Class (Mechatronic) 

83 WAM - University of New South Wales – Sydney Australia

2010-2016

Bachelor of Commerce (Info. Systems, Management)

78 WAM - University of New South Wales – Sydney Australia 

Interests

Artificial Intelligence, My Youtube channel, Skiing, Wood whittling, Spreadsheets, My dog and Technology

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