Hi Everyone from down under. My name is Mark and I live in Brisbane Australia
What stage of your career are you at?
I have just finished 24 years in IT at a financial institution (funds management) and most recently leading the IT team. Now I am re-steering my direction into IT4D or Tech for Good and specifically how advanced tech can be used to support the SDGs
What are you current challenges?
My biggest challange right now is absorbing the vast amount of reading on the topic of IT4D, especially as it seems to be in constant renewal as many parts of society take on the challange of sustainability.
My second challange is to prepare for a volunteer role as an ICT mentor in the Solomon Islands as they assimulate the oppertunities that present themselves along with their up coming subsea internet cable connection.
Third challange is using this editor without auto correct
What gets you fired up about technology and development?
Getting fired up - excited - are the possibilites that advanced tech such as AI and blockchain can bring to developing and LDCs in addressing so many of thier societay, economic and environmental challanges.
Fired up - angry - are the head winds to change
Cats or dogs?
No cats, one dog (Australian Cattle Dog), fish, choooks (chickens)