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TEAM

Sundar Iyer
Managing Director & CEO

Experience:  Founder, MD & CEO of Emertel. 25+ years commercialising emerging technology / data / cloud / AI / IoT solutions from Nokia, HPE and Telstra in Asia-Pacific with > $1B in value creation and 2 exits.


Education: B.E(EEE)(1st Hons) (Auck) MBA (Exec) (Dist) UNSW)


Languages: English, French, Tamil

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Jay Shah
Global Growth Operations

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Experience: 15+ years as an agile program/project manager/scrum-master across multiple verticals (Bupa, AusNet, Telstra) in the USA, India and Australia.


Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Gujarat University)  MBA (MBS)


Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Chris Panopoulos
Energy, IoT, Business Development &
End to End (E2E) Product Development

Experience: 15 years + experience in Industrial engineering, product development and business development in energy, manufacturing, IoT and B2B offerings for Energy Australia, Itron, Virta and Porsche.


Education: Masters degree from Central Saint Martin UAL London in Industrial Engineering


Languages: English & Greek

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Sang Soo Jeong
Telecommunications, Electronics Manufacturing, Edge Computing, NFV/SDN

Experience: 25+ years leading teams in Communication, Entertainment Solutions, Sales Management, Telecommunication and Device Manufacture and Business Strategy at HPE.


Education: Masters Engineering (Computer Science)

HanYang University, Seoul


Languages: Korean, English

Location: South Korea (Seoul)

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Yoshio Matsunaga
IoT/M2M, AI, Digital Marketing, VR/AR, Wearables, Embedded, Digital Education

Experience: Helped >10+ high-tech start-ups successfully enter the Japanese market.  


Education: Double major in Entrepreneurship and Industrial Organizational Psychology, City University of New York


Languages: English &  Japanese

Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Kim Giliam
Biotechnology

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Experience: 20+ years commercialising biotechnology in major global markets

Education: B.Sc (Hons) (Monash) MBA (Entrepreneurship and Leadership) (QUT)

Languages: English

Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Raj Ramanujam
 Customer Experience Management

Experience: 25+ years in customer experience management and contact center strategy to execution, team leadership


Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial)(Pune) MBA (Massey, NZ)


Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil & Marathi

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Kalyan Dasgupta
 Senior Commercial Advisor

Experience: 28 years’ experience in both financial and management accounting, with strong commercial acumen to drive business growth and strategic pursuit leadership. Total deal signings of >$2.5 billion in Australia/NZ region over the last 14 years.


Education: CA (Aus), FCCA, ACMA, CGMA, CPA, BBus(Acc) Com


Languages: English, Bengali

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Mark Netto
 Clean Energy Business Development

Experience: 23+ years in Sales, Business development and Entrepreneurship, with the last 15 years working in the Energy Sector across Europe, EMEA, Asia and Australia.

Education: B.E(Mech)(1st Hons), SCEM  


Languages: English

Location: Melbourne, Australia & Singapore

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Sami Makelainen
 Emerging Technologies

Experience: 25+ years in emerging technologies and Horizon 2/3 trends from Finland, United States and Australia. 

Education: MSc Computer Science (University of Helsinki) 


Languages: English, Finnish

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Alvin Tan

Business and Partner Ecosystem Development

Experience: 10+ years in business and partner ecosystem development for platform companies in the logistics, healthcare, privacy management and cloud domains. 

Education: BBA (Marketing, Entrepreneurship)

(University of Missouri) 


Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malay

Location: KL, Malaysia

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Indika (Indi) Liyanage
Oil & Gas and Energy Transitions
Business Development

Experience: 23+ years in engineering, sales and business development in Oil & Gas / LNG, Petrochemical, Power and Energy Transitions in Australia, NZ, PNG and South East Asia.

Education: B.Eng (Electrical & Electronic) (Hons), B.Com (Operations Management)


Languages: English, Sinhalese

Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Ilya Joel-Pitcher
 Digital transformation leader and cloud technologist

Experience: Experienced leader with 25+ years in technology industry, specializing in technology-enabled transformation. Demonstrable track record for delivering results across sales, product management, advisory and services delivery at Infosys, Wipro, DXC and HP.

Education: BSc (Physics)(Melb)


Languages: English

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Raji Aiyer
Innovator and Entrepreneur in Residence

Experience: With a deep passion for technology and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, I am committed to driving innovation and transforming the way people interact with the world around them via digital experiences in COO, CFO and Co-Founder roles.

Education: Masters Mgmt (Monash) Entrepreneurship (Stanford)


Languages: English, Tamil

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Mohit Dutta
 Solicitor and Legal Advisor​

Experience: 4+ years as a Lawyer helping businesses with legal matters related to corporate, commercial, data, and technology operations.20+ years in IT as a Senior Architect and Technology Strategist leading the implementation of enterprise solutions for HPE, IBM, Telstra, Medtronic, NAB Bank, ANZ Bank, and the Australian government sector.

Education: Juris Doctor (UNE)(NSW)


Languages: English

Location: Perth, WA, Australia

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Jez Franklin
Delivery Executive

Experience: A results-oriented Delivery GM with 25+ years delivering Business and Technology transformation outcomes across dynamic start-ups and established ASX 100 / Fortune 500 companies in the US, Europe and APAC.

Education:  CPPD, SAFE SA, PMP, Prince 2, BEng (Hons) Warwick


Languages: English

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Dan McLean
Executive Sales & Business Unit Leader 

Experience: 25+ years of experience in technology leadership, specializing in strategy development, go-to-market execution, and scaling operations across diverse industries. A proven track record in leading transformative initiatives that drive market entry and rapid growth in the APJ region. Expertise in crafting and implementing robust strategies that align with cutting-edge technological advancements, ensuring substantial business outcomes and competitive advantage for leading global brands AWS & VMware.

Education: MBA, GradCertAppSc(IT)


Languages: English

Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Kannan Hariharan
Global FinTech Leader 

Experience: Experienced global fintech leader with over 25 years in the industry, recognized for spearheading the establishment of a payment company from inception. This venture successfully secured growth capital from a leading private equity firm and has recently filed for IPO. Angel investor in 15 global start-ups, offering expertise to start-ups on funding, partnerships, and strategies for sustainable growth. Consultant for major fintech corporations, providing guidance on capital raising, cross-border expansion, and supporting M&A endeavors.

Education: BE Mech Engg & MBA NMIMS Mumbai


Languages: English, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, &  Kannada

Location: Sydney, NSW Australia

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