I obtained a NSW Higher School Certificate from Cabramatta High School (Sydney) (1988 to 1989),
while producing award-winning software for the Commodore 64 microcomputer (1987 to 1990).
I obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems (Hons I) from the University of Technology, Sydney (1990 to 1997),
while pursuing interests in bulletin boards, internet technologies,
cryptography and computer security (1991 to 1995) and winning a prestigous
Michael Daley award in 1994.
I worked with Jtec R&D Ltd. (Sydney) (1995 to 1998)
by leading an advanced telecommunications product software architecture,
before leaving Australia in early 1998.
I worked with Cambridge Consultants Ltd. (Cambridge) (1998 to 2000)
on various engineering design and consulting projects,
while completing studies in the History of Art at the University of Cambridge (1998 to 2000),
before an extensive six-month grand tour of Europe (2000 to 2001)
to visit museums, galleries and various other cultural sites.
I worked with Orchestream Ltd. (London) [later, MetaSolv Software Ltd.] (2001 to 2004),
while obtaining a Masters in the Management of Intellectual Property at Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (London) (2002 to 2004).
I am a member of the IEEE and the IEE, while active in a number of professional
and community activities.
I live in London with my wife who is a wine-maker: we like our Harden's guide.