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Greg Adamson

Greg Adamson
University of Melbourne

Dr Greg Adamson is a Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne in the Melbourne School of Engineering, with a background in data communications. He is the 2015-16 President of the Society on Social Implications of Technology, part of IEEE, a 420,000-member professional association for technologists. He is also active in several IEEE Future Directions Initiatives. He works in operational risk in the financial services industry. His research interests include fintech, cybercrime, ethics in technology, and barriers to the implementation of socially beneficial technology.

Ron Addie

Ron Addie
University of Southern Queensland

Ron Addie received his BSc degree from Monash University in 1972 and completed his PhD at Monash University in the area of semi-Markov queues in 1986. From 1972 to 1992, he worked in Telecom Australia Research Laboratories where he was involved in the development of ATM, teletraffic, and network analysis and design.

In 1992 he moved to the University of Southern Queensland, where he is holds the position of Associate Professor.

Khandakar Entenam Unayes Ahmed

Khandakar Entenam Unayes Ahmed
RMIT University

Khandakar Ahmed received his PhD from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in October, 2014. He achieved his M.Sc. in Erasmus Mundus Networking and e-Business Centered Computing (EMNeBCC) in 2011 under the joint consortia of University of Reading, UK; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain and B.Sc. (Engg.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh in 2006.

David Airehrour

David Airehrour
Auckland University of Technology

David Airehrour is a PhD student at the Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. He received his BSc and MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin and the Bayero University, Nigeria respectively. His current research focuses on secure trust-based routing for Internet of Things, attacks mitigation in sensor networks and trusted routing for sensor networks. His other research interests include mobile computing, network security, wireless sensor networks, information processing and trust management.

Mostfa Albdair

Mostfa Albdair
University of Southern Queensland

Mostfa Mohsin Albdair was born January 1, 1974 in Thi-Qar, Iraq. He did his undergraduate work at College of Education for Pure Science / Ibn al-Haytham - University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq in 1996. After college he got a job as physics teacher in Yemen from 2001 to 2005. Then he came back to Iraq and worked as physics teacher between 2005 and 2008.  After that he received his master degree from Malaysia in 2010 in Information and communication Technology he began work on his Master of ICT in Mesan University, Iraq as assistant Director of Computer Center.

Darren Alexander

Darren Alexander
Autech

Darren Alexander is Chief Executive Officer of Autech.  He has been involved in the Tasmanian ICT industry for the past 15 years, regularly travelling the world to promote Autech and the Tasmanian ICT sector.

Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen
Deakin University

Matthew Allen is the incoming Head of School, Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, having previously been Professor of Internet Studies, Curtin University. Matthew worked at Curtin University since 1994, establishing and sustaining a program of Internet research and education from 1999 onwards. Matthew is the author of various articles and papers on things Internet, as well as online learning, television, popular culture and Australian history, most recently focusing on Web 2.0 both as a social construct and as an opportunity for innovative teaching and learning.

Alex Antunes

Alex Antunes
RMIT University

Alex Antunes develops educational uses for picosatellite technology as an Associate Professor at Capitol Technology University, a not-for-profit technical and business small university in Maryland, USA.  His doctorate is in computational astrophysics, and his primary area of expertise is design, software and integration for small-scale and rapid development space-based projects.  He also writes on DIY satellite building at ProjectCalliope.com and for Maker Media, and does crossover work in the game industry.

Thomas Apperley

Thomas Apperley
The University of New South Wales

Tom is an ethnographer that specializes in researching digital media technologies. His previous writing has covered broadband policy, digital games, digital literacies and pedagogies, mobile media, and social inclusion. Tom is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he convenes the Masters degree in Public Relations and Advertising.

Grenville Armitage

Grenville Armitage
Swinburne University of Technology

GRENVILLE ARMITAGE earned a B.Eng. in electrical engineering (Hons) in 1988 and a Ph.D. in electronic engineering in 1994, both from the University of Melbourne. He is a full professor of telecommunications engineering, was founding director of the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures, and is founding Head of the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab at Swinburne University of Technology.

Jean Armstrong

Jean Armstrong
Monash University

Jean Armstrong is a Professor at Monash University, Australia, where she leads a research group working on topics including optical wireless, radio frequency and optical fiber communications. She has published numerous papers including over seventy on aspects of OFDM for wireless and optical communications and has six commercialized patents. Jean Armstrong was born in Scotland and before emigrating to Australia worked as a Design Engineer at Hewlett-Packard Ltd., Scotland.

Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold
The University of Melbourne

Michael is Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in the History and Philosophy of Science Programme. His on-going research activities involve studies of contemporary technologies and daily life. Michael is also interested in theoretical approaches to technologies, in particular, Actor Network Theory and Object Oriented Ontology. Michael has published research books and over 100 peer reviewed papers.

Gunela Astbrink

Gunela Astbrink
GSA InfoComm

Gunela Astbrink has worked in disability and technology policy and research for 25 years both in Australia and internationally.

She led projects at the Telematics and Disability Centre of Telia (Swedish Telecom) and the European Union-funded project, COST 219 (Telecommunications: Access for Disabled and Elderly People) in the 1990's. Gunela was part of the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre's user-centred design group and led a project on multi-modal mobile devices.

Muhamad Asvial

Graduate Program of Telecommunications Management, Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Indonesia

Muhamad Asvial was born in Bukittinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia in 1968. He received the Ir. (Insinyur) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Indonesia in 1993, an MSc degree from Keio University, Japan in 1998 and a PhD degree from University of Surrey, UK, in 2003. He is currently a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Information and Communication Engineering Research, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Indonesia. He was also a guest lecturer at the University of Duisburg, Essen, Germany in 2005 – February 2006.

Greg Austin

Greg Austin
East-West Institute (New York/Brussels/Moscow)

Dr Greg Austin is the author of Cyber Policy in China (Polity 2014) and a recent article, “Managing Asymmetries in Chinese and American Cyber Power” (Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, October 2014). He has published several books on China’s strategic policy and one book on the Russian armed forces. He is a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (New York/Brussels/Moscow), and has held posts in defence intelligence, diplomacy, academia and NGOs.

Arun Babu

Arun Babu
SEAT, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Developing an efficient sensor for human fall detection which is to be incorporated in a smart home.

Nathan Bailey

Nathan Bailey
Monash University

Nathan Bailey is Director of Simplify Solutions. As a manager and Associate Director he has led teams on large-scale Internet projects in collaboration, administration and education. He now runs an educational consultancy working with schools and universities in reinventing education for the 21st Century. He is passionate about delivering services that save people time, are easy to use and make work more fun. Nathan also has a research affiliation with Monash University's eEducation Centre.

Joan Barata

Joan Barata
European University Viadrina

Dr. Joan Barata Mir is a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina, in Germany.

James G. Barber

James G. Barber
Vice Chancellor & CEO, University of New England

Professor Jim Barber is the University of New England's Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer.

Before taking up this position in February 2010, Professor Barber was Deputy-Vice Chancellor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University.

Renee Barnes

Renee Barnes
University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Renee Barnes is a senior lecturer and program co-ordinator for journalism at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. She is a member of the university’s research cluster Engage, which is concerned with researching and develop interactive technologies where users can become involved, informed and inspired to change their world. Her research interests are focused on the online news audience, alternative and independent news media and social media.

Trevor Barr

Swinburne University

Trevor Barr is Professor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University and Principal Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries. He was a Program Manager for the Smart Internet CRC where his research work included the futures review "Smart Internet 2010".

Kevin Barrell

Kevin Barrell
Alcatel-Lucent

Dr Kevin Barrell is a technology strategist with the Alcatel-Lucent CTO Office for Oceania. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BE Elec, Hons), and the Australian National University (PhD) where his research centred on light propagation in optical fibre. Over a 35 year career in telecommunications, Kevin has held senior technical pre-sales, product management, solution development and program delivery positions for leading technology providers. Spanning the Asia region, these have included Telstra Research Labs, Honeywell-Bull, Nortel Networks and currently Alcatel-Lucent.

Arul Baskaran

Arul Baskaran
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Television

Arul Baskaran heads the Multiplatform Production department within ABC TV. Arul is responsible for ABC TV's vision, strategy and execution around four areas: Internet broadcasting; online content, development of new services, tools and applications, and social media and communities around ABC TV content.

Arul is responsible for ABC's industry leading iview on-demand internet television service as well as Australia's leading video podcasting service.

Andrew Bettison

Andrew Bettison
Serval Project

Andrew Bettison's quixotic career has led him to hand craft real-time sampling and sequencing software for computer musical instruments, fair-share the Unix kernels of American and Japanese supercomputers, synchronise digital audio with motion pictures, ride a Swedish dot-com through the Spanish and Portuguese economies, fuse tactical sonar, trace infra-red rays over tropical seas, deliver mobile phones to Spain's socially-networked teenagers, and mesh-network smart-phones during disasters. 

Carolyn Bilsborow

Carolyn Bilsborow
University of South Australia

Carolyn Bilsborow was recently awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia. She has produced several short documentaries for both research and learning and teaching projects within UniSA, most notably two documentaries for the 'Northern Community Summit' event held at Elizabeth in 2008, supported by UniSA. The project went on to win the 2009 Chancellor's Award for Community Engagement.

Michael Bink

Scope Victoria

Michael Bink is the Head of Research at Scope Victoria and an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University. He has 22 years experience in the disability field in both operational and strategic management roles, working to achieve a better life for people with a disability. He is currently the Head of Research and Community Development at Scope.

Thomas Birtchnell

Thomas Birtchnell
University of Wollongong

Thomas is a senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong interested in the interface between sustainable development and grassroots innovation. Before Wollongong he worked at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University in the UK in a project which examined the past and future impacts of 3D printing on mobilities, travel and transport and involved futures scenario-building exercises with designers, engineers, consultants and policymakers.

Rachelle Bosua

Rachelle Bosua
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

Rachelle Bosua is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems. Her main research areas are Knowledge Management, Knowledge Strategy, Knowledge sharing and transfer, Telework, Social Networks, Virtual teamwork and Enterprise Content Management Systems.

Brett Bowden

Brett Bowden
University of Western Sydney

Brett Bowden is Professor of History and Politics at Western Sydney University and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. His recent major publications include Civilization and War (Edward Elgar, 2013) and the multi-award—winning Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Brett’s latest book is Direct Hit: The Bombing of Darwin Post Office (Rosenberg, 2016).

Marcus Bowles

Marcus Bowles
Digital Economy and Regional Futures research project, Institute for Working Futures and the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

Dr Marcus Bowles is a consultant, researcher, entrepreneur and author; he holds a fractional academic appointment with the University of Tasmania and sits on a number of public and private boards. His main focus is on building strategic capabilities required to achieve desired futures.

Philip Branch

Philip Branch
Swinburne University of Technology

Philip Branch is an Associate Professor in Telecommunications Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. Before joining Swinburne he was Development Manager of Interception Management Systems with Ericsson AsiaPacific Labs, responsible for the development of key interception systems sold by Ericsson worldwide. His research interests are in the broad area of distributed applications and the network architectures necessary to support them, which he investigates within the Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA)

Sarah Branson

Sarah Branson
MNF Group

Sarah is Brand Manager of iBoss at MNF Group where she has been integral in developing and bringing to market Australia’s pioneering services aggregation platform iBoss. Sarah works closely with software developers to ensure ongoing feature innovation and implementation make iBoss the most user-friendly and powerful aggregation platform of its kind in the telecommunications market. iBoss enables competition in the telecoms sector by empowering companies to become telecom providers.

Michael Brealey

Michael Brealey
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Television

Michael Brealey is ABC TV's Head of Strategy and Governance. Michael is responsible for managing ABC TV's industry policy engagement on issues as diverse as spectrum scarcity, local screen content policy frameworks and accessibility to ABC TV services. Michael also manages ABC TV's classification and editorial policy advice.

David Brennan

David Brennan has undertaken research on intellectual property (in particular patents, breach of confidence, copyright and trade marks) with a focus upon its economic analysis and its relationships with other legal regimes - such as contracts, property and restitution.

Paul Budde

Paul Budde
BuddeComm

Paul Budde is the CEO of BuddeComm, an independent research and consultancy company, focusing on the telecommunications market and its role within the digital economy. The research offered by BuddeComm's worldwide network of senior analysts encompasses 190 countries, 500 companies and 200 discrete technologies and applications.

Michelle Caldwell

Deakin University

Michelle Caldwell is the Research Project Coordinator of the 1 in 4 Poll (a national online survey designed for people with a disability) within the School of Psychology. A member of the steering committee, comprising Deakin University and Scope (Vic) Ltd staff, Michelle is responsible for coordinating activities relating to this project. Scope (Vic) Ltd is a partner with Deakin University on this project.

Carlo Cambini

Carlo Cambini
Politecnico di Torino

Carlo Cambini is Professor of Industrial Organization and Regulation at the Politecnico di Torino and economic member of the Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI - Florence. He has an extensive background in research focusing on industrial economics, regulatory economics and competition policy with a strong background in telecommunications, energy markets and transportation.

Robert Campain

Scope Victoria

Dr Robert Campain is a Research Fellow with Scope (a disability services provider in Victoria, Australia) and an Honorary Research Fellow with Deakin University. He holds a doctoral degree in sociology. He has conducted research into a number of areas related to disability, particularly in relation to the social inclusion of people with disability, person centred approaches, and outcomes measurement for people with disability and their families as a result of service provision.

Leith Campbell

Leith Campbell
University of Melbourne

Dr Leith Campbell is an Honorary Fellow, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne.  He has spent more than 30 years in the telecommunications industry, both in research and development and as an international consultant on telecommunications regulation.  He serves on the Editorial Board of this Journal and on the Council of the World Telecommunications Congress.

Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell
Telecommunications Association

Ian was a senior manager in Telecom from 1975 to 1991 and in the Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation (AOTC), later Telstra, from 1992 until retirement in 1994.

Darren Candler

Darren Candler
Metadas Media

Darren Candler (Das) is founder of Metadas Media, a UK based company specialising in content management systems and accessible web development. Darren was a co-developer in the redesign of the D4D website and the Metadas CMS was incorporated into the design to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the site.

Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers
UNSW

Kate Carruthers'  current role is Manager of Data Governance and Business Intelligence for UNSW Australia.  She is a business leader who has delivered strategic IT, marketing, web and e-commerce solutions for diverse organisations across the private sector and government. She is deeply involved with social media and the digital revolution.  

She has worked in senior executive roles with a broad range of organisations including – UNSW Australia, Westfield Ltd (Scentre Group), NSW State Treasury, General Electric, AMP Limited, and Citibank. 

Chris Chaplow

Chris Chaplow
Andalucia.com
ICANN

Chris Chaplow is the founder and Managing Director of andalucia.com, a tourism portal for Southern Spain, with 400,000 visitors a month.

Chris was awarded an honours degree in Civil Engineering at Kings College, London. In 1993 he created the first digitized database of Spanish images capable of being transmitted to the worldwide media.

Andalucia.com was founded in 1996, and in 2008 was awarded the inaugural “Costa del Sol - Business of the Year” by the Junta de Andalucia (regional government).

Margie Charlesworth

Margie Charlesworth
Women with Disabilities and Participant co-researcher, University of South Australia

Margie Charlesworth has worked for many years in the fields of disability advocacy, receiving many awards for her work with various disability services groups. Through the organisation 'Women with Disabilities', Ms Charlesworth is the project co-ordinator for the 'Don't Cross the Line' project, preventing violence against women with disabilities.

Dong Chen

Dong Chen
University of Newcastle, Australia

Dong Chen received his MPhil in Computer Networks from the School of Computer Science and Technique, Jilin University, China, in 2011. Since late 2011, he has been enrolled as a Ph.D candidate in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Currently he is working on the heterogeneous network architecture for M2M Communications and IoT Systems. His research interest includes wireless sensor networks, wireless local area networks, smart grid communication and the Internet of Things (IoT).​

 

Peng Cheng

Peng Cheng
CSIRO

Dr Peng Cheng received the B.S. and M.S degrees with great honors in communication and information systems from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2006 and 2009 and the Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2012. From August 2011 to August 2012, he was a Visiting Student with CSIRO Computational Informatics, Australia, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His current research interests include cooperative communications, network MIMO, OFDM and compressive sensing theory.

Chien Aun Chan

Chien Aun Chan
Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), The University of Melbourne

Chien Aun Chan received his M. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Currently he is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommuncations (CEET) at the University of Melbourne where he leads the project on Energy Rating of Internet Services. His research interests include optical communications, optical access networks, energy efficiency of the Internet, cloud computing and content distribution networks.

Suelynn Choy

Suelynn Choy
RMIT University

Dr. Suelynn Choy completed her PhD in 2009 in the area of GPS Precise Point Positioning (PPP) at RMIT University, Australia. Since then, she works as a full-time academic staff in the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences at RMIT University. She teaches land surveying, geodesy, and GNSS navigation to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her current research interests are in the areas of multi-GNSS PPP and using GNSS for atmospheric and ground remote sensing.

Narelle Clark

Narelle Clark
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and Internet Society Australian Chapter

Narelle Clark is a data communications and Internet specialist who has been working in advanced technology areas consistently throughout her career. Specialising in the application of networks and systems, Narelle has a broad technical and strategic view of Internet scale ICT delivery and has been a user, builder, operator and researcher of Internet networks since 1986, both for major telcos and research agencies.

Ken Clarke

Ken Clarke
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Ken has 25 years’ experience in broadband networks and applications, as well as telecoms technology from high-level R&D, through product commercialisation, to expert advice for field deployments. Much of this experience was gained from 1990-2005 when he worked at Telstra’s Research Laboratories in a wide variety of roles. He has authored over 30 journal articles and conference papers, including several invited ones.

John Cokley

John Cokley
Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Cokley worked as a reporter and feature writer, subeditor, trainer and website developer at News Corporation in Brisbane, Australia, between 1985 and 2002, after working for the "Daily Sun" newspaper and the Australian Associated Press wire service (1984-1985). He continues to maintain a level of professional practice in the private sector and is a member of Editors Victoria and the Journalism Education Association (Australia).

Margie Comrie

Massey University

Margie Comrie is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. A former newspaper reporter and radio current affairs producer, she has taught public relations and journalism studies since 1990. She is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of NZ and her research interests include news media, political journalism and health communication.

Tim Connell

Tim Connell
Disability Services SA

Dr Tim Connell has provided psychological services to children and young adults with disabilities from 1977. This was first as a psychologist for the Novita Children's Services Inc. He developed and managed a specialised, multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for teenagers with ABI from 1984-1995. He was Clinical Manager of Psychology & Counselling Services, responsible for the quality of clinical services provided by nine clinical psychologists at Novita since 27/7/93.

Stuart Corner

Stuart Corner
Independent telecommunications writer and commentator

Stuart Corner is one of Australia's most experienced writers and commentators on telecommunications. He started his career in journalism in 1984 with IDG working on Computerworld Australia, and in 1986 co-founded C&C News Pty Ltd which launched Australia's first weekly newsletter on telecommunications and Australian Communications as a full colour monthly magazine.

For more than 20 years he wrote and published the weekly, and later daily, newsletter Exchange. He is now a freelance writer covering all aspects of the telecommunications industry.

Kate Cornick

Kate Cornick
Institute for the Broadband Enabled Society, The University of Melbourne

Kate is the Executive Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) - an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Melbourne focusing on broadband applications and uses with societal benefits. The Institute actively engages industry with academia in its research that focuses on health, education, social inclusion and community infrastructure. In July 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Australian Communications Industry Young Achiever Award in recognition of her work at IBES.

John Costa

John Costa
John Costa & Associates

John Costa (MIEAust) is Principal of John Costa & Associates, advising Australian and overseas clients on international telecommunication regulatory issues. He is also engaged in network technology and multimedia consulting, sometimes pro-bono to needy non-commercial organisations.

Reg Coutts

Reg Coutts
Coutts Communications

Subject matter expert advising in the following fields:

  • Wireless technologies and spectrum management
  • Telco regulation and policy
  • The Australian broadband industry
  • IP strategies, innovation amd commercialisation
  • Expert witness
  • Board advisor

Professor Reg Coutts combines a deep commercial knowledge with academic achievement. 

Reg leverages his experience with large public companies such as Telstra, and works with small innovation companies fighting to gain traction in the market place.

Andrew Crouch

Andrew Crouch
Centre for Appropriate Technology, Alice Springs

Andrew Crouch is a Senior Research and Projects Officer, specialising in remote area telecommunications.  His research interests include access to and usage of Information and Communications Technologies by residents of remote Australian Indigenous communities.  He has recently contributed to the development of telecommunications policies for the Broadband for the Bush Alliance.

 

Sharon Dane

Sharon Dane
CSIRO

Dr Sharon Dane is a social psychologist, working as a research scientist at CSIRO.  Sharon’s research focus is on Household Internet use within Australian communities, and in particular the impact of the internet on people’s quality of life and social inclusion. Sharon is an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.

 

Xuan Thu Dang

Xuan Thu Dang
Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Xuan Thu Dang was involved in the ambient orb project in 2010 that explored using ambient technology to create a presence in the classroom for hospitalised children. Prior to that, he worked as a lecturer of interpreting and translation at Hanoi University, Vietnam. Thu is currently a doctoral (Ed.D) student at La Trobe University, undertaking research on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in language teaching in Vietnam. His research interests include technologies in teaching, learning and research, e-learning and mobile learning.

Andreas Dannert

Andreas Dannert
ISACA Melbourne Chapter

For over 20 years Andreas has been working in IT and during that timeframe he has worked as a Consultant for all kinds of organisations, across various industries, including the public sector. Starting of with research in the area of Open Communication Systems, then focussing on IT Infrastructure and lately concentrating on IT audit, security and risk management.

As president of the ISACA Melbourne Chapter he is responsible for managing and leading the chapter as a whole. You can contact him using the Melbourne Chapter Board contact form.

Stan Davies

Stan Davies
Consultant to Broadband for the Bush Alliance

Dr. Stan Davies has professional engineering experience in Rural Lines Divisions and in the Transmission and Advanced Technology Branches of the Telstra Research Laboratories of Telstra (formerly Telecom Australia; formerly the Post Master General’s Department).  His latter research experience included antennas and propagation, optical fibre transmission, microwave radio and cellular mobile radio systems, electromagnetic compatibility and broadband digital subscriber line systems.

Oscar Saenz De Miera

Oscar Saenz De Miera
Researcher at Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Mexico, in Centro de Estudios

Dr. Oscar Saenz de Miera Berglind works as a researcher for the Research Center (Centro de Estudios) of the Mexican telecommunications regulator (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones). His research interests include competition and investment in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, radio spectrum, net neutrality and the digital economy. His research activities have been multi-disciplinary. His doctoral research addressed tourism as a source of road transport externalities.

Jan de Nijs

Jan de Nijs
TNO

Jan de Nijs is Senior Consultant at TNO in the Netherlands (since 2003), with a specialization in fixed broadband networks (fiber, DSL and coax), network roll out strategies and network regulatory policies such as third party access.

John de Ridder

John de Ridder
De Ridder Consulting

John de Ridder has been an independent telecommunications consultant since 2002. Many of his projects and papers can be found on his website http://www.deridder.com.au. 

Melissa de Zwart

Melissa de Zwart
Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide

Dr Melissa de Zwart is an Associate Professor, Adelaide Law School, and a Member of the Classification Review Board (Cth). She has published widely on matters affecting the regulation of the online environment, including copyright, virtual worlds, social networking and contractual communities. Her current projects include a book examining the consequences of the WikiLeaks experience for the future of online communication and a multidisciplinary project considering governance of virtual worlds.

Frank Den Hartog

Frank Den Hartog
DoVes Research

Frank den Hartog is a Senior Scientist at DoVes Research in Canberra, specializing in home networking and Internet of Things (IoT). Until 2016 he was a Senior Scientist at TNO in the Netherlands, and studied Future Internet architectures and heterogeneous consumer networking. Before joining TNO in 2003, he worked for the Dutch service provider KPN, where he pioneered the home networking and IoT research area. From 2012-2016 he was Chair of the Technical Working Group of the worldwide Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) industry standardization body.

Paul Peng Deng

Paul Peng Deng
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Paul Peng Deng is an experienced and enthusiastic sensor network application developer. Paul is interested in developing hardware and software for ambient technologies and has previously been employed as a research assistant at the Department of Computing and Information Systems.

Chris Disspain

Chris Disspain
CEO, .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA)
ICANN Board Director

Since October 2000, Chris has been the Chief Executive Officer of .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), a non-profit company that is the independent, not-for-profit manager of the Australian Internet domain name space (.au).

Until he stood down in March 2011, Chris was the Chair, since its foundation in June 2004, of the Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO), the body that represents the interests of and sets global policy and best practice for country code top level domains (ccTLD) within ICANN.

Phil Dobbie

Phil Dobbie
phil@loudmouthcomms.com

Phil Dobbie is a journalist, podcaster and marketer. His CrossTalk and Twisted Wire podcasts provided commentary on the telecoms industry for seven years and he has presented almost 1,000 business podcasts for CBS. He is a former head of marketing at OzEmail, Engin, COMindico, worked online at Telstra, ran an ad agency for several years and headed the Australian office of the British Tourist Authority. These days he switches between journalism and creating online content for corporations.

Andrew Dodd

Swinburne University

Andrew Dodd is the convenor of Journalism at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. He was a reporter with The Australian newspaper, ABC TV’s 7.30 Report and ABC Radio National, where he presented many programs and founded the Media Report. He writes on media issues for the online news site Crikey.com.au. 

His research covers new and emerging media and future directions in journalism, with an emphasis on sustaining quality journalism. He is the author of J J Clark: Architect of the Australian Renaissance.

Wendy Doube

Wendy Doube
Swinburne University of Technology

Wendy Doube is a lecturer in the Digital Media department at Swinburne University. Her research covers the intersection of cognition, motivation and multimedia.

Robin Eckermann

Robin Eckermann
University of Canberra
Robin Eckermann Associates

Robin Eckermann is an independent telecommunications consultant and an Adjunct Professor in network/communications technologies, business models and project management at the University of Canberra. From 1996 to 2000, he led the development of TransACT through its incubation phase, and from 2000-2003 during the rollout of TransACT's FTTK/VDSL network, served as the Company's Chief Architect.

Mohamed El-Moghazi

Mohamed El-Moghazi
University of Strathclyde

Dr. El-Moghazi is the spectrum management research and studies director at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt. He was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship to join the Master of Communications Management (MCM) program at the University of Strathclyde. He has also obtained his PhD degree from the University of Strathclyde on the interaction between international spectrum regime and national spectrum management policies.Throughout his career at NTRA, Dr.

Shara Evans

Shara Evans
Market Clarity

Shara Evans is a well-known technologist, futurist and opinion leader in the Australian telecommunications market, as well as the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning telecommunications analyst firm that provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the Australian telecom market.

Scott Ewing

Scott Ewing
Swinburne University

Dr Scott Ewing is a Senior Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology’s Institute for Social Research. He has more than twenty years’ experience as a social researcher, both at Swinburne and in the private sector.  He is currently managing the Australian component of the World Internet Project, a global survey of internet use and non-use. Scott has considerable expertise in information policy, the social impact of new technologies, the use of quantitative data and economic evaluation.

Doug Farmer

Doug Farmer
Australia's Academic and Research Network

Doug is AARNet’s Project Development Manager, responsible for project management across the organisation. He recently managed the implementation of the AARNet Optical Network linking Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Prior to joining AARNet, Doug spent 12 years with Optus, involved in strategic consulting and project management across a range of industries.

David Fatseas

David Fatseas
University of Southern Queensland

David Fatseas was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. He received the Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications from the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1986, a Master of Engineering and Technology Management Degree from the University of Queensland in 1995 and a Master of Computing Degree from the University of Southern Queensland in 2013. Over the past 30 years, he has held positions with a number of Major Telecommunication Equipment Vendors and Mobile Network Operators throughout Europe, Mid-East, Asia and Australia.

Blair Feenaghty

Blair Feenaghty

Blair Feenaghty is a graduate of the Universities of Queensland (BE) and Melbourne (MEngSc), a former Walter and Eliza Hall Engineering Research Fellow of the University of Queensland, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. He was CEO of the Telecommunication Society of Australia Ltd from 1994 to 2001, after resigning from Telstra where he had been General Manager for Telstra's corporate relations with State Governments.

Liz Fell

Liz Fell
Freelance communications journalist

Liz Fell is a freelance communications journalist, whose coverage of the telecommunications industry began in 1982 with contributions to Communications Australia and weekly broadcasts for ABC Radio Australia and ABC Radio National. She became a contributing editor of International Communications Digest, Communications Update and Hub, and a regular contributor of keynote interviews to Australian Communications and CommsWorld.

Clinton Fernandes

Clinton Fernandes
UNSW

Clinton Fernandes teaches at UNSW Canberra and is a researcher with the Australian Centre for Cyber Security. His research area is the field of national security, focusing on intelligence operations, protection of whistleblowers and confidentiality of journalists’ sources.

Richard Ferrers

Richard Ferrers
Australian National Data Service

Richard works as a Research Data Analyst, at Australian National Data Service (ANDS), a joint project led by Monash University, with Australian National University and CSIRO. ANDS, a $100M NCRIS innovation project, encourages Universities to manage, share, reuse and add value to data. Richard also separately pursues Innovation and Value research, as ANDS funding precludes research. Richard has a particular interest in broadband and telecommunications as an area of significant innovation and value creation.

Brendan Fitzgerald

Brendan Fitzgerald
Manager Digital Inclusion, Infoxchange

Brendan Fitzgerald has extensive experience in developing and delivering community based ICT programs. He currently oversees the implementation and development of Infoxchange’s Digital Inclusion Strategy, which includes initiatives that connect public housing residents with affordable technology and TestIT, Infoxchange’s software testing social firm which employs staff with Asperger’s Syndrome. Brendan has a deep appreciation of the issues confronting disadvantaged people in relation to digital technologies.

Robbie Fordyce

Robbie Fordyce
The University of Melbourne

Robbie is Co-Chief investigator on the 3D Printing grant that funded this paper and a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. He employs critical media theory to research a wide variety of the experiences online. His current research areas include video games, critical political-economies of internet culture and, of course, 3D printing.

Heather Ann Forrest

Heather Ann Forrest
Australian Catholic University

Heather Forrest is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching in the Law Faculty of the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. She has lived, studied and worked in the United States, England, France, Switzerland and Australia. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practise law by the State of New York, USA. Heather is proficient in English and French and has basic Swedish and Spanish language skills.

Julie Freeman

Julie Freeman
University of Canberra

Julie Freeman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Canberra, Australia. Julie received her PhD from Monash University in 2011 for a thesis entitled ‘Local E-Government: Politics and Civic Participation’. Her research focuses on local e-government, citizen engagement, political representation, digital democracy, and the policy contexts of e-government.

Caitlin Fry

Caitlin Fry
University of South Australia

Caitlin Fry graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (Honours), where she is also a current PhD candidate. She currently tutors at the University of South Australia in their School of Communications, International Studies and Languages, and she currently provides ongoing administrative and research support to the 'Private Lives and Public Policy' project.

Hartmut Fünfgeld

Hartmut Fünfgeld
RMIT University

Dr Hartmut Fünfgeld is a Senior Lecturer and research program leader in the Centre for Urban Research, based in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. His research focuses on the social and institutional dimensions of local and regional climate change responses, including how organisations can adapt to climate change impacts through long-term planning. Hartmut has over ten years of experience in working on climate change, sustainability and local governance issues with the public sector and communities in Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Jonathan Gadir

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Jonathan Gadir is a Senior Policy Adviser at ACCAN.

He is a lawyer and previously worked as a producer-researcher at the ABC.

Neil Gane

Neil Gane
Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft

Neil Gane is the Managing Director of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), an organization established in January 2004 by the Motion Picture Association International (MPA) to promote and protect its members' films and television programs in Australia as well as the commercial and creative interests of the local screen communities.

Joshua Gans

Joshua Gans
University of Toronto

Joshua Gans is a Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (with a cross appointment in the Department of Economics). Prior to 2011, he was the foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics) at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne and prior to that he was at the School of Economics, University of New South Wales. In 2011, Joshua was a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research (New England). Joshua holds a Ph.D.

Paul Gardner-Stephen

Flinders University

Dr Gardner-Stephen is the founder of the Serval Project, where he is creating open-source software for mobile phones that allows them to communicate without reliance on infrastructure, and he is also a Shuttleworth Telecomunications Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Computer Science & Engineering at Flinders University.

Peter Gerrand

Peter Gerrand
Life Member, TelSoc
Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne
Adjunct Associate Professor (Research) in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University

Peter Gerrand was awarded the Charles Todd Medal by ATUG in 1998 'for outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry', an Australian Government Centenary Medal in 2003 'for outstanding service to science and technology particularly to public science policy', and Life Membership by the TSA in 2003.

Rebecca Giblin

Rebecca Giblin
Monash University

Dr Rebecca Giblin has recently returned to Monash University after spending part of 2011 at Columbia Law School as the Kernochan Visiting International IP Scholar.

Rowan Gilmore

Rowan Gilmore
EM Solutions Pty Ltd

Dr. Rowan Gilmore is CEO of EM Solutions Pty Ltd, an Australian designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave components, systems and terminals used for satellite and wireless broadband communications networks.

Jock Given

Jock Given
The Swinburne Institute, Swinburne University of Technology

Jock Given is professor of media and communications at Swinburne University’s Institute for Social Research. He was previously director of the Communications Law Centre and Policy Advisor at the Australian Film Commission. His documentary Empire State: Ernest Fisk and the World Wide Wireless was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Hindsight program in February 2012.

Marianne Gloet

Marianne Gloet
Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne

Marianne Gloet is a Research Fellow in the Department of Management and Marketing and also conducts research through the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society at the University of Melbourne. Marianne also consults widely to a range of private and public organisations both in Australia and abroad.

John Goddard

C-COR Broadband Australia Pty Ltd

John has over 40 years experience in the Radio, IT and Telecommunications, and HFC CATV industries;  with fifteen years in direct engineering/support roles in Radio, Voice, Data and HFC networks including both Hardware and Software solutions; and more than twenty five years in Senior Management/ Executive and Executive Director roles.

Gerard Goggin

Gerard Goggin
University of Sydney

Gerard Goggin is ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Media and Communications, the University of Sydney. He has longstanding interests in disability and digital technology, social and cultural aspects of Internet and mobile media, and telecommunications and media policy. 

Emma Grace

Emma Grace
Novita Children's Services Inc.

Emma completed an honours degree in speech pathology in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She is a Senior Speech Pathologist at Novita Children's Services working with children with physical disabilities, complex communication needs and dysphagia. She has been actively involved in a range of research projects and activities conducted at Novita as Research Officer and Clinical Research Senior.

Joe Graffam

Deakin University

Professor Joe Graffam is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Training) of Deakin University. Prior to this, Joe was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Joe is also Professor and Chair in Psychology. He has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. Joe held early career positions as a researcher in the Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, UCLA. Since commencing with Deakin University, Joe has filled several senior academic positions within the Faculty of Health. More recently, he served as Chair of the Academic Board of the University.

Viktor Grechyn

Viktor Grechyn
RMIT University

Viktor Grechyn is PhD candidate at RMIT University’s Center for Urban Research and makes research on evaluating of free public Wi-Fi infrastructure. His research interest also covers economics of Internet, shared use of community infrastructure, pricing, economic history, innovative economics, game theory, economic psychology.

Julie Green

Julie Green
Raising Children Network, Melbourne, Australia
Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Paediatrics and Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Julie Green is currently Executive Director of the Raising Children Network and a member of the Raising Children Network Board. Julie is an experienced lead investigator on studies with children, young people and families that focus on understanding social and cultural factors important to health, development, learning and wellbeing. Julie has extensive experience in research with Government, Catholic and independent primary schools in Victoria.

Louise Greenstock

Louise Greenstock
Australian Health Workforce Institute, The University of Melbourne

Dr. Louise Greenstock is a health workforce researcher exploring the sustainability of the health workforce and health system.

Caroline Greenway

Department of Communications, Australia

Caroline Greenway is Director of ITU and Treaties in the Department of Communications. She is the ITU Councillor for Australia and served as Chair of the ITU Council's Standing Committee on Administration and Management in 2013. 

She was previously responsible for Australia's engagement with the APEC Telecommunications Working Group and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity. She has undertaken a variety of roles within the Commonwealth public service, including film policy and the protection of movable cultural heritage.

Mark Gregory

Mark Gregory
RMIT University

Mark A Gregory is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.  He was born in Melbourne, Australia and received a PhD and a Master of Engineering from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia in 2008 and 1992 respectively, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1984. 

Mick Grimley

Mick Grimley
Swinburne University of Technology

Mick Grimley is an Associate Professor of Education at Swinburne University of Technology. He commenced his appointment in April 2012. Prior to joining Swinburne, Dr Grimley taught at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand for 10 years. He was a Senior Lecturer and then Associate Professor in Education. He is a former primary school teacher and has been employed within the education sector for more than 20 years. His research interests include digital technologies and how they can be leveraged to enhance human learning and cognition.

Sonia Gul

Sonia Gul
Cornell Institute of Technology
Auckland University of Technology

Dr. Sonia Gul is a Lecturer at Cornell Institute of Technology, Auckland. She is also a member of Network and Security Research Group (NSRG), Auckland University of Technology. Her research focuses on Wireless Networks, Telecommunications, Emergency/Disaster Communications and ICT.  Sonia is also involved in Program Development for Tertiary Education (Computing). She has published a number of refereed articles in reputable journals and conferences.

Y. Jay Guo

Y. Jay Guo
formerly CSIRO; now University of Technology Sydney

Prof Y. Jay Guo is a Distinguished Professor  at the School of Computing and Communications, Universi8ty of Technology Sydney.

Jairo Gutierrez

Jairo Gutierrez

Jairo A. Gutiérrez is Deputy Head of the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.  He was the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (2004–2008) and received a Systems and Computing Engineering degree from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Auckland.

JAIRO A. GUTIÉRREZ

JAIRO A. GUTIÉRREZ
Auckland University of Technology

JAIRO A. GUTIÉRREZ is Deputy Head of the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.  He received a Systems and Computing Engineering degree from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Auckland. His current research is on network management systems, networking security, viable business models for IT-enabled enterprises, next-generation networks and cloud computing systems.

André F. Gygax

André Gygax
Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) & Department of Finance, The University of Melbourne

André Gygax is on the faculty in Finance at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on corporate finance, financial markets, and network analysis. He has been a visiting research scholar with the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), the University of Colorado (USA), and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

Nick Hagiliassis

Scope Victoria

Dr Nick Hagiliassis is Research Coordinator and a Consulting Psychologist with Scope (a disability services provider in Victoria, Australia) and an Honorary Research Fellow with Deakin University. He holds a doctoral degree in psychology. Nick has an interest in research that aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities through influencing practice and policy. His special interests include mental health and disability, measuring outcomes associated with disability services, and tracking and improving social inclusion.

Shuangfeng Han

Shuangfeng Han
China Mobile Wireless Research Institute

  Dr. Shuangfeng Han is currently a senior project manager in green communication research center of china mobile research institute. His research interests are mainly focused on green technologies R&D in 5G wireless communication systems, including large scale antenna system (LSAS), active antenna system (AAS), co-frequency co-time full duplex, non-orthogonal multiple access scheme, energy efficiency and spectrum efficiency co-design, and beyond cellular green generation solutions. Prior to joining CMRI, Dr.

John Handmer

John Handmer
RMIT University

Professor John Handmer leads RMIT University’s Risk and Community Safety research group, and is Deputy Head of the School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences.  He is a member of the Australian National Flood Risk Advisory Group, and the national committee revising the Australian Emergency Risk Assessment Guide.  He has undertaken research on warning systems and risk communication in Australia and Europe.  He co-authored the first two editions of the Australian Flood Warning Guide, and retained by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission to provide advice on warning

Richard Harris

Richard Harris
EMClarity Pty Ltd

Richard has more than 25 years' professional experience in product design, project management and system engineering in the telecommunications and intelligent transport sector. Starting his professional career in 1985 in the Aviation, Defence and Maritime sectors with the Commnwealth Government, he moved on to a period of major ITS project delivery with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and APP during the 1990’s.

Chris Harte

Chris Harte
John Monash Science School

Chris was appointed as Leading Teacher for Personalising Learning at John Monash Science School in late 2011 after having moved from his Assistant Headship at Cramlington Learning Village in the UK. This role involves the development of learner portfolios, team teaching, pedagogies for real and virtual flexible spaces and the formative use of data. Chris is also involved in the design and implementation of the new NBN Virtual School of Emerging Sciences.

Wayne Hawkins

Wayne Hawkins
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Wayne Hawkins joined ACCAN in 2010 as Disability Policy Advisor, and has led ACCAN’s work on telecommunications access for consumers with disability, telecommunications affordability and emergency services. Prior to joining ACCAN Wayne was National Policy officer with Blind Citizens Australia. Wayne is a doctoral candidate at Sydney University researching Australian telecommunications and disability policies.

Bob Hayward

Bob Hayward
Chief Technology Officer for CSC Australia and Asia
Chairman of the AIIA Council for Environment & Sustainability Leadership

Bob Hayward is the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer for CSC Asia/Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for the overall direction and business management of CSC’s technology offerings, product strategies and innovation programmes in the Asia/Pacific region.

Beverley Head

Beverley Head
Freelance journalist

Beverley Head began writing about the business of technology in London in 1983 for a range of magazines before moving to Australia in 1986 to work on Computerworld Australia. In 1987 Beverley moved to the Australian Financial Review where she was the IT editor for a decade, taking the once weekly section daily before becoming the newspaper’s features editor. 

Luke Heemsbergen

Luke Heemsbergen
The University of Melbourne

Luke is Co-Chief investigator on the 3D Printing grant that funded this paper and recently completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne. Luke researches how technology and the political collide to shape our lives. Before a career in academic research, he consulted in both the public and private sectors in Canada and beyond.

Marion Hersh

Marion Hersh
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Dr Marion Hersh is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in Biomedical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland. She has over 160 research publications. Particular projects include user-centred design of assistive technology, subtitles for deaf people, assistive travel technology and modelling the spatial representations of blind people, communication devices for deafblind people, inclusive learning technologies, including educational games.

Kerry Hinton

Kerry Hinton
Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), The University of Melbourne

Dr Kerry Hinton is a Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Deputy Director of CEET. He received an Honours degree in electrical engineering and Masters degree in mathematical sciences from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He received a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He worked at the Telstra Research Laboratories (TRL) from 1984 until 2005, when he joined the staff of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

Doan Hoang

Doan Hoang
University of Technology Sydney

Professor Doan B. Hoang is a Professor in the School of Computing and Communications, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Before joining UTS, he was an academic staff at University of Sydney’s Basser Department of Computer Science. He held various visiting positions: Visiting Professorships at the University of California, Berkeley; Nortel Networks Technology Centre in Santa Clara, USA; the University of Waterloo, Canada, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Jim Holmes

Jim Holmes
Incyte Consulting

Jim Holmes is an international telecommunications consultant providing telecommunications policy, regulatory and legal advice to the sector, mainly to Governments and to regulators.  His earlier career was in the PMG’s Department and its successor organisations, Telecom and Telstra, where he worked in manpower planning, directories, product management, regulatory, and finally was Corporate Secretary before leaving in 1994.  In relation to the story inGrand Intentions, He was in Telstra during the early years of Frank Blount’s term as CEO, but was only an observer from afar

Peter Hormann

Peter Hormann
Environment Engineer - nbn Australia
Director and Victorian Chapter Chair - TelSoc
Honorary Enterprise Fellow - University of Melbourne

Peter Hormann has been a professional engineer for more than 25 years. He is currently an Environment Engineer within NBN's Environment and Sustainability team and focused on network energy efficiency, carbon emissions, renewable energy and climate change resiliency. He is also an Honorary Enterprise Fellow at the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) at the University of Melbourne, and a Director and Victorian Chapter Chair at the TelSoc. 

Allan Horsley

Allan Horsley

Allan Horsley is a Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and has some 45 years of experience in the Australian telecommunications industry.

Heather Horst

Heather Horst
RMIT University

Associate Professor Heather Horst is a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. An anthropologist by training, Heather’s research focuses upon understanding how digital media, technology and other forms of material culture mediate relationships, communication, learning, mobility and our sense of being human. See more at: http://heatherhorst.com/about/#sthash.duf84ELe.dpuf

Xiaojing Huang

Xiaojing Huang
University of Technology, Sydney

Xiaojing Huang  received his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering, and Ph.D. degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1989, respectively, all in electronic engineering. With over 26 years of combined industrial, academic, and scientific research experience, he has published over 230 book chapters, refereed journal and conference papers, and major commercial research reports, and filed 29 patents.

Zbigniew Hulicki

Zbigniew Hulicki
AGH University

Zbigniew Hulicki  received the M.S. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Technical University of Moscow, Moscow, Russia in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland in 1983. In 1978, he joined the Telecommunications Department at the AGH University, where he is currently an Assoc. Professor. He spent his sabbatical leaves at the universities in Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy the Netherlands and in Switzerland.

Oliver Hulin

Oliver Hulin
University of Newcastle, Australia

Oliver Hulin graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) in 2013. His current research interests include wireless sensor network implementations and designs featuring energy scavenging opportunities with a focus on improving miniaturisation of sensor node devices. He currently works at the University of Newcastle as a postgraduate researcher and lab demonstrator for various telecommunications courses.

Justine Humphry

Justine Humphry
University of Western Sydney

Justine Humphry is a Lecturer in Cultural and Social Analysis at the University of Western Sydney.  She was previously a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Digital Cultures Program in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Sydney. She has taught media and communications, cultural studies and sociology of media and researches and writes about mobile media and digital inclusion, digital service reform, new media discourse and mediated professional cultures.

Geoff Huston

Geoff Huston
APNIC

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at APNIC, where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. From 1995 to 2005, Geoff was the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra, where he provided a leading role in the construction and further development of Telstra's Internet service offerings, both in Australia and as part of Telstra's global operations.

Chih-Lin I

Chih-Lin I
China Mobile Wireless Research Institute

CHIH LIN I is China Mobile’s chief scientist of wireless technologies in charge of advanced wireless communication R&D efforts of the China Mobile Research Institute. She established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, spearheading major initiatives including 5G key technologies R&D; high energy efficiency system architecture, technologies, and devices; green energy; and C-RAN and soft base stations. She was an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee.

Jordi Iparraguirre

Jordi Iparraguirre
Chair of the Catalan chapter of the Internet Society
Director, Iparraguirre.net Internet services and consulting

Jordi has a degree in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Masters of Business Administration from ESADE, and a pre-doctoral Master's degree in Knowledge and the Information Society from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC/IN3). He is a former director of the puntCAT Foundation and a former executive director of the .cat TLD Registry (2006-2013). He is the current Chair of the Catalan chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-CAT) and is a director at Iparraguirre.net Internet services and consulting.

James Irvine

James Irvine
University of Strathclyde

Dr. James Irvine is a Reader at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he leads the Mobile Communications Group. Currently working on security for IoT applications, his recent projects have included secure peer to peer storage on mobile networks, and detecting social networks through mobile phones. A past President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, he was a Vice Chair of WG1 of the Wireless World Research Forum for 5 years, and is currently on the Steering Committee of the IEEE 5G Initiative. He is a co-author of two text books, 7 patents, and over 150 research papers.

Sundar Iyer

Sundar Iyer
Hewlett Packard Australia-Pacific

Sundar Iyer is the Asia-Pacific Strategist & Account Chief Technologist for Telstra in HP’s Communications, Media, & Entertainment (CME) industry vertical. Sundar has spent 15 years working in this vertical. Prior to HP, Sundar worked at Nokia Networks, Accenture, and the Telstra Chief Technology Office in leadership roles spanning product, service and technology innovation and execution.  Sundar holds a First Class Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Auckland and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Bob James

Bob James

Bob James is a graduate of Adelaide University – BE and BSc. He is an independent consultant who has worked at senior levels in the communications industry in Australia, Asia and Europe. He was Director of Product Technology and Group General Manager Strategic Development in Telstra and more recently worked for Nokia Siemens Networks as a Principal Consultant.

Julian Jang-Jaccard

CSIRO

Dr Julian Jang-Jaccard has been working as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre since 2002.  Originally trained as a database transaction guru, these days she spends much of her attention looking at issues of security, privacy, and trust  in e-commerce, cloud, and mobile network.  More concretely, she devises security architecture and algorithms to make interconnected system impenetrable as well as works on defining privacy policy to protect sensitive and personal data.  Her work often incorporate ideas from other disciplinary areas of computer science for example, machine learning tech

Lincy Jim

Lincy Jim
RMIT University

Lincy Elizebeth Jim is a final year PhD candidate in School of Engineering RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where she is a recipient of the Student Travel Award-ITNAC 2016. She has also received the JUNIPER NETWORKS CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE (JNCIA-Junos) certification. She has more than 5 years of working experience as an Oracle Technical Analyst.

Andrew Kerans

James Cook University

Dr Andrew Kerans received a PhD degree in radio physics from James Cook Univerity, Townsville Queensland Australia (JCU) in 2011.  He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University, an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. Andrew is also a member of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) Radiation Health Committee.

Jamil Y. Khan

Jamil Y. Khan
University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Jamil Y. Khan received his Ph.D in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1991. Since his Ph.D he has worked as an academic in UK, NZ and Australia. He is currently an Associate Professor and research leader of the Telecommunications Network group in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at The University of Newcastle, Australia. His main research interests are in the areas of Wireless Networks, Sensor Networks, Smart Grid Communications, M2M Communications,  Internet of Things and Low Power Communication Networks.

Daniel C. Kilper

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

Daniel Kilper was born in Chicago, IL, in 1968. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the B. S. degree in physics from the State University, Blacksburg, in 1990, and the M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

Gwangjae Kim

Gwangjae Kim
Hanyang Cyber University

Gwangjae Kim (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising & Media at Hanyang Cyber University, South Korea. He earned Ph.D. at Sogang University, South Korea. Before Ph.D., He had worked as a reporter at Kwangju Daily Newspaper and as a researcher at Sophia University in Japan.

Ian Kirk

Ian Kirk
Participant co-researcher, University of South Australia

Mr Kirk has formally worked in rural news media, while pursuing an interest in word prediction programs, including developing his own. He has sat on many disability-related boards and consumer groups, and is a Life Member of Technical Aid to the Disabled

Naohiko Kohtake

Naohiko Kohtake
Keio University

Dr Naohiko Kohtake is an associate professor and current director of Smart System Design Laboratory at Keio University, Japan where he is responsible for space system engineering and intelligent systems. He has worked in research and development on avionics systems for the H-IIA rocket at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, ubiquitous computing systems at Keio University, and on-board software at European Space Agency.

Gayathri Kongara

Gayathri Kongara
Monash University

Dr Gayathri Kongara is a lecturer at Monash University in the Faculty of Engineering with technical experience in the areas of Telecommunications and Signal processing. At Monash, she established a new capability in the Electrical and computer systems engineering (ECSE) department to teach advanced radio system design concepts using hands-on experimentation on the software defined radio (SDR) platform. She is currently working on the design and prototyping of 5G  and Optical wireless systems  at Monash.

Tegan Kop

Tegan Kop
Digital Producer, Infoxchange

Tegan Kop has been a part of the Digital Inclusion team at Infoxchange for the past 4 years. She has a passion for social justice, which evidenced in her work for Infoxchange and her further studies. Tegan is currently completing her Honours year with a specialization in digital inclusion and equality at Swinburne University. She is interested in digital literacy and how it is constructed and addressed in government policy and legislation. 

Sherah Kurnia

Sherah Kurnia
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

Sherah Kurnia is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems. Her main research areas are electronic commerce, supply chain management and the adoption of technologies including inter-organisational systems, mobile commerce, sustainable supply chain management and social technologies.

Simon Lake

Simon Lake
Chief Executive, Screenrights

Simon Lake is Chief Executive of Screenrights, a non-profit company that distributes royalties to filmmakers for educational copying, retransmission, and government copying.   Simon is on the board of the Australian Copyright Council and Enhance TV Pty Ltd.  Simon is on the board of the international collecting society AGICOA based in Geneva.

Alex Lambert

Alex Lambert
Public Cultures Research Unit, University of Melbourne

Alex Lambert is a research fellow at the Public Cultures Research Unit, based at the University of Melbourne. Alex specialises in digital ethnography and the study of social and mobile media. He is also interested in critiquing media discourses which involve social capital, intimacy, and psychological well-being. Recently his research into the relationship between Facebook and cultural constructions of intimacy was published by Pelgrave MacMillan as a monograph entitled Intimacy and Friendship on Facebook.

Jan Lambrechts

SMS Management & Technology

Jan Lambrechts is an accomplished legal technologist with over 14 years’ experience in a number of top tier Australian law firms. In roles as eDiscovery and Privacy Specialist, Legal Technology Consultant and Manager he assisted customers with developing strategies for management of electronic information, collection of content, analysing large volumes of data and advising on the impact of privacy requirements on organisations’ information management policies, procedures and systems.

Robert Larribeau, Jr.

Robert Larribeau, Jr.
Retired Telecommunications Industry Analyst

Bob Larribeau specialises in market analysis and consulting in wireless and wireline broadband markets and technologies with a strong emphasis on telco entertainment including TelcoTV, Mobile TV, and Internet TV. 

He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Siamak Layeghy

Siamak Layeghy
University of Queensland

Siamak Layeghy is a PhD student at the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He received his Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering and his Master in Electronics Engineering from K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.  He has several years’ experience in Network Engineering in Iran’s National Infrastructure Company. His main research interests include Software Defined Networks, Routing and Traffic Engineering and Network Optimisation.

Christopher Leckie

Christopher Leckie
Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

Christopher Leckie received the BSc degree in 1985, the BE degree in electrical and computer systems engineering (with first class honors) in 1987, and the PhD degree in computer Science in 1992, all from Monash University, Australia. He joined Telstra Research Laboratories in 1988, where he conducted research and development into artificial intelligence techniques for various telecommunication applications. In 2000, he joined the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computing and Information Systems.

Kursten Leins

Kursten Leins
Ericsson Australia

Kursten is General Manager of Strategy & Government Affairs at Ericsson Australia & New Zealand.  He has over 14 years experience in the telecoms industry, including marketing and strategy, providing an extremely strong basis for advising operators on relevant strategic, technology and commercial aspects of their business.

Warren Lemmens

Warren Lemmens
Alcatel-Lucent

Warren is a regional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with Alcatel-Lucent. Warren has over 35 years industry experience and for the past 11 years has consulted extensively across Asia-Pacific. He specialises in transformational digital services solutions for Communication Service Providers, Media and ICT businesses. In early 2015 Warren became CTO for the Oceania Region as part of Alcatel-Lucent’s global SHIFT toward strategic markets. Warren is a member of the Oceania Senior Leadership Team.

Linda Leung

Linda Leung
University of Technology, Sydney

Dr Linda Leung is an Associate Professor in the School of Software, Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Technology Sydney. Her research is centred on how technology is appropriated and used by minority groups. Her first book, 'Virtual Ethnicity: Race, Resistance & the World Wide Web' (2005) was published by Ashgate. She oversees postgraduate courses in Interactive Multimedia, and teaches in the areas of digital experience design and user experience.

Grace Li

Grace Li
University of Technology Sydney

Dr. Grace Li completed her LLB, LLM and PHD in law. She has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Teaching and Learning (GCHTL). Dr. Li’s research has been focused on the telecommunications law and policy. She has many publications and she presents regularly at national and international conferences. In addition, Dr. Li also does research in the area of company law and international legal education.

David Lindsay

David Lindsay
Monash University

Dr David Lindsay is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Monash University, where he teaches copyright, cyberlaw and trusts. David is an expert on law and technology, including intellectual property, privacy law and communications law. He is the author of International Domain Name Law: ICANN and the UDRP (Hart Publishing, 2007). David is the general editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal (AIPJ), a board member of the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) and a member of the Media and Communications committee of the Law Council of Australia.

John Lindsay

John Lindsay
Lindsay Strategic Advisory Pty Ltd
I’m John Lindsay and I am a consultant and company director. I spend lots of time working with start-up, early stage and rapid growth businesses.
 
You may know of me from when I was part of the management of iiNet, Internode, Chariot or BNS. I was part of the team that sold Internode to iiNet Ltd in 2011. I was subsequently appointed Chief Technology Officer of iiNet and finally left on December 31st 2013.
 

Clare Lloyd

Clare Lloyd
Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University

Dr Clare Lloyd joined the Department of Internet studies after teaching communication and media studies at the University of Newcastle. Her publications include a co-authored book chapter on identity practices and the mobile phone (in Handbook of Research on Discourse Behaviour and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction).

Rohan MacMahon

Rohan MacMahon
Crown Fibre Holdings Limited

Rohan MacMahon joined CFH as Strategy Director in 2010, and was previously General Manager of Planning for Telstra's Enterprise and Government division in Australia.

Alexia Maddox

Alexia Maddox
RMIT University

Alexia Maddox (PhD) is a Research Librarian at Deakin University and a Research Assistant in the Graduate School of Business and Law at RMIT University in  Melbourne, Australia. As a practicing sociologist, her research interests are in digital frontiers, community studies and research methods. Her recent book, ‘Research Methods and Global Online Communities: a case study’ with Routledge combines these areas and forms the basis of her study of emerging communities forming through the internet and cryptography.

Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall
RMIT University

Helen Marshall is  a senior associate at the Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT specialising in the  use of NVivosoftware for analysing qualitative data.

Claire Mason

Claire Mason
CSIRO

Dr Claire Mason currently leads CSIRO’s multidisciplinary research project investigating social and economic outcomes associated with Next Generation Broadband. Her research spans a range of topics including the social value of welfare service delivery in Australia, the social viability of seafloor mining in Australia and national objectives for mining. She has served as the Organizational Behavior editor for the Australian Journal of Management and is on the editorial review board for Group and Organization Management.

Alana Maurushat

Alana Maurushat

Alana Maurushat is Acting Academic Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, sessional lecturer, and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law at UNSW. She was Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property at HK Faculty of Law. She teaches Advanced Legal Research. Her current research is focused on technical, ethical and legal dimensions of computer Malware, building on past research projects on the impact of surveillance technologies on free expression and privacy.

Anthony McCosker

Anthony McCosker
Swinburne University of Technology

Anthony McCosker lectures in Media and Communications in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. His research explores media affect, media technology, digital and visual cultures and social media practices and publics. He is author of the book Intensive Media: Aversive Affect and Visual Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and he has published a number of book chapters and articles in journals such as Information, Communication and Society, Sexualities, Continuum and Transformations. 

Michael Mccullough

Michael Mccullough
Melbourne Dental School

Associate Professor Michael Mccullough is an Oral Medicine Specialist and has a broad and diverse clinical experience in Dentistry, both as a clinician and an educator. Since commencing at the University of Melbourne, Michael has been increasing involved in teaching and learning. He is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning within the School, the Chair of the Faculties Working Group on e-Learning as well as a member of the Inter-professional Education and Practice Committee.

Carol McDonough

Carol McDonough
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Carol McDonough is Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her areas of specialization are microeconomics and U.S. economic history. She has researched, written papers and published in the field of telecommunications for about twenty years. Recently she completed a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to research the determinants of broadband adoption in the United States. She is currently researching the digital divide affecting older adults, surveying older adults about the depth and breadth of their internet use, or reasons for unuse or nonuse.

Jane McGillivray

Deakin University

Jane McGillivray is an Associate Professor at Deakin University and a registered clinical psychologist who has extensive research, clinical, consultancy and teaching experience in the areas of clinical and health psychology, intellectual and developmental disability. She is the Course Chair of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), lectures and supervises higher degree students and is an active researcher.

Beth O’Brien-McInally

Beth O’Brien-McInally
CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Science into Society Group
Department of Education, Training, and Employment, Queensland

Dr Beth O’Brien-McInally is a graduate of the University of Queensland with a PhD in Social Psychology. In her previous role at CSIRO her research was largely focused in the area of Next Generation Broadband and understanding its implications for Australian business as well as for the community in terms of social inclusion and well-being. She currently works for the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment in Brisbane. 

Gary McLaren

Gary McLaren
McLaren Williams Consulting

Gary McLaren has over 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry. After senior roles at both Telstra and Siemens in the 1990s, Gary joined RequestDSL, Australia’s first DSL unbundled local loop carrier in 2000. In 2004, RequestDSL was merged with PowerTel by their common venture capital owner Telecom Venture Group. From 2005 to 2007, Gary provided management consulting services to AAPT and developed a startup business within AAPT called IProvide which focused on building AAPT’s SME business.

Dorothy McLaren

Dorothy McLaren
RMIT University (Hamilton campus)

Dorothy McLaren is in the final stages of a PhD in applied social science research at RMIT Hamilton.   Her project has collected data about the social and economic costs experienced by rural patients travelling for surgery.  Working with a project steering team from the Western District Health Service, this data will be analysed as a case study in rural issue identification and response.

Scott McQuire

Scott McQuire
University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication

Scott McQuire  has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and has lectured in disciplines including politics, sociology, cinema studies, art and architecture, and media and communication.  His research explores the social effects of media technologies, with particular attention to their impact on the social relations of space and time, and the formation of identity. His most recent book, The Media City (2008) traces the way in which cities have become increasingly media-dense environments, transforming previous conceptions of public and private space.

Ian McShane

Ian McShane
RMIT University

Dr Ian McShane is a Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research. His research focuses on informal and formal education systems (especially museums, libraries and schools), local infrastructure and community services, and digital technologies. Current research projects are on shared use community infrastructure and service co-ordination, the development of publicly accessible wireless networks in Australia and internationally, and the representational politics of cultural diversity in Australian museums.

Antonette Mendoza

Antonette Mendoza
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

Antonette Mendoza is an associate lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems. Her main research interests are in the area of process modelling, development and implementation of emerging ICT that support adoption, adaptation and longer-term use, termed as technology appropriation.

Catherine Middleton

Catherine Middleton
Ryerson University

Professor Catherine Middleton holds the Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She has been studying residential broadband networks since the late 1990s, with interests in the development and use of wired and wireless infrastructures. Current projects include an ongoing investigation of the development of Australia's National Broadband Network, and a study of the development of next generation broadband networks in Canada.

Mike Miller

Mike Miller
University of South Australia

Professor Mike Miller spent nine years with Telecom Australia and 35 years in the University of South Australia, where he was Professor of Telecommunications and Foundation Director of the Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR).

He is Professor Emeritus at UniSA, and serves on several government advisory bodies and is a Director of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Murray Milner

Murray Milner
Milner Consulting Limited

Murray Milner is Managing Director at Milner Consulting Limited. He is also a Director of Crown Fibre Holdings Limited and was previously Chief Technology Officer at Telecom New Zealand Limited

Megan Moore

Deakin University

Megan is a lecturer in the area of Disability in the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Megan has actively been involved in a variety of research areas including acquired brain injury, substance abuse and offending behaviour among people with disabilities, intergeneration program evaluation, and the link between human health and the ecology.

Simon Moorhead

Simon Moorhead
Ericsson Australia and New Zealand

Simon is Commercial Manager at Ericsson Australia & New Zealand. He has over 35 years experience in the telecommunications industry in a number of technology and commercial roles. Simon is interested in telecommunications history and is currently assisting the Editors of this Journal with researching historical papers from the Telecommunications Journal of Australia.

Roberto Morales

Roberto Morales
Researcher at Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Mexico, in Centro de Estudios

Roberto Morales is an economist by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). He worked as an intern for the research center (Centro de Estudios) of the Mexican telecommunications regulator (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones). His bachelor thesis addresses the constitutional reform in telecommunications in Mexico and quantifies its benefits for society. His research interest include finance, monetary policy and strategical planning.

Charles Morris

Charles Morris
University of South Australia and Metadas Media

Charles Morris is a programmer and web developer with expertise in accessible web design. He has undertaken several contract projects with the University of South Australia and was co-developer in the redesign of the D4D website.

Robert Morsillo

Robert Morsillo
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, The Swinburne Institute for Social Research
Telstra Corporation Ltd.

Robert Morsillo is a Research Fellow at Swinburne University focussing on the CCI-funded Broadband Services 2015 project. He has a background in electrical engineering, computer science, theology, community development, public policy, communications and consumer affairs. He is particularly interested in the role of technology in encouraging a sense of connectedness, and in encouraging user innovation within the communications industry.

J. Craig Mudge

J. Craig Mudge
CSIRO

Craig Mudge is an ANU graduate, with a PhD in computer science from UNC at Chapel Hill. He was a computer designer at DEC (now Hewlett Packard) in Boston, and a founder and CEO of computer chip company Austek Microsystems Ltd, spun out of CSIRO’s microelectronics research group, the VLSI Program in Adelaide.    Austek produced chips for Personal Computer manufacturers in the US, for Cochlear, and the Australia Telescope. Its signal processing chips formed the basis of CSIRO’s Wireless LAN patent.

Subhas Mukhopadhyay

Subhas Mukhopadhyay
SEAT, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay (M'97, SM'02, F'11) graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India with a Gold medal and received the Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He has PhD (Eng.) degree from Jadavpur University, India and Doctor of Engineering degree from Kanazawa University, Japan.

Lucio Naccarella

Australian Health Workforce Institute, The University of Melbourne

Dr. Lucio Naccarella is a health workforce researcher exploring the sustainability of the health workforce and health system.

Bjorn Nansen

Bjorn Nansen
The University of Melbourne

Bjorn is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at The University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include media adoption, children’s media use, and interface studies. He currently holds an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), to study young children’s use of mobile and interactive media.

Kayne Naughton

Kayne Naughton
Asymmetric Security

Kayne Naughton is a technologist and security researcher with 15 years' experience across the education, government and finance industries. Since 2013 he has been running Asymmetric Security, focused on making security easier for the good guys and more difficult for computer criminals. He also recently co-founded Cosive, a threat management company. Kayne is a volunteer with the Shadowserver Foundation, a US based non-profit dedicated to keeping the internet safe.

Lareen Newman

Lareen Newman
Flinders University

Lareen is a Senior Researcher in the Southgate Institute for Health Society & Equity at Flinders University – a national centre for research on the social determinants of health. She is a social geographer whose work is increasingly focusing on the digital divide impacts on public access to services, particularly for disadvantaged and marginalised groups. Since 2008 she has led a range of research for the SA Government's Health In All Policies program. Lareen previously worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Uniting Care Wesley.

Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

Sarah Newton is currently the Deputy Dean – External Relations for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. In this role she has the responsibility for the strategic management of Industry, Government, Philanthropic relationships on behalf of the Faculty. Prior to this Sarah worked as:

Rob Nicholls

Rob Nicholls
University of New South Wales

Dr Rob Nicholls is a lecturer in business law at the UNSW Business School and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation in the UNSW Law School. He is also a visiting fellow at UTS Sydney Law. His research interests focus on regulation including regulation of networked industries, the financial services sector and regulatory interactions with competition law and policy. Before this appointment, Rob was a research fellow at the Centre for International Finance and Regulation and at Swinburne University of Technology.

Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), The University of Melbourne

Professor Ampalavanapillai (Thas) Nirmalathas is currently the Head of Department of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also the Director of Melbourne Engineering Research Institute (MERIT) which brings the entire research activity of the Melbourne School of Engineering under one research institute. He also leads and directs the Melbourne Accelerator Program at the University of Melbourne aimed at promoting entrepreneurship on campus.

Amy Nisselle

Amy Nisselle
DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Amy Nisselle was a Research Fellow at the Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute when this research was conducted and is now Multimedia & Evaluation Manager, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. Amy's current research centres on the use of educational technologies to teach and learn science, and she has a background in public health, education and medical research using mixed methodologies.

Jessica Noske-Turner

Jessica Noske-Turner
RMIT University

Dr Jessica Noske-Turner is a Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, with research interests in media, communication, development and social change. She recently completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology. She is now involved in research projects focusing on communication for development projects in the Pacific region, and evaluation of communication for development within UNICEF.

Timothy E. Nulty

Timothy E. Nulty
University of New South Wales

Dr. Nulty has recently retired from the position of CEO (but remains as Chairman of the Board) of ValleyNet, Inc. a non-profit corporation building and operating a fiber-to-the-premises fiber-optic telecom network for and on behalf of East Central Community Fiber-Optic Network (www.ecfiber.net), “ECFiber.”  Mr.

Leslie E. Nulty

Leslie E. Nulty
University of New South Wales

Ms. Nulty has recently retired as Controller and Chief Administrative Officer (but remains a member of the Board) of ValleyNet, Inc., in association with the ECFiber project (see above).  With Timothy Nulty, Ms. Nulty played a major role in the development and implementation of that project since its inception.  Prior to joining ValleyNet., Inc.

Sally O'Donoghue

Sally O'Donoghue
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Television

Sally joined ABC TV in June 2011 as Manager of iview and Internet Broadcasting. Prior to this appointment Sally worked in the United Kingdom for five years in senior editorial roles with British Sky Broadcasting and Virgin Media, assisting with the launch and development of internet television services including Sky Anytime / Sky Go and Virgin Media Player.

Seán O'Halloran

Seán O'Halloran
President and Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent Australia

Seán O'Halloran is the President and Managing Director of Alcatel-Lucent in Australia. Seán has been with Alcatel Lucent since mid-2007 and was appointed as President and Managing-Director for Australia in late 2011. He is responsible for Alcatel-Lucent's strategy and company operations across the Australian market.

Prior to taking on his current role, Seán was Executive Director and Vice-President of the NBN Division. He also held the role of Vice-President, Enterprise for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Sheena O’Hare

Sheena O’Hare
Swinburne Online

Sheena O'Hare is the Program Director of Education at Swinburne Online. She commenced her appointment in January, 2012. Prior to taking up this role, Sheena worked in the School of Education at Curtin University in Western Australia where she coordinated the Online Pre-service Teacher Education courses. Born in Scotland, Sheena has extensive experience in the field of education having specialised in the teaching of Deaf children and those with Specific Language Impairment (SLI).

Farzaneh Pakzad

Farzaneh Pakzad
University of Queensland

Farzaneh Pakzad is a PhD student at the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Farzaneh has an MSc degree in Computer Engineering from the Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran.

Her main research interests include wireless networks, Software Defined Networks and Network Security.

Zhengang Pan

Zhengang Pan
China Mobile Wireless Research Institute

  Dr. Pan Zhengang (IEEE Senior Member), principal staff of Green Communication Research Center (GCRC) of China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), is now leading a team working on the key technologies of next generation (5G) wireless communication systems, including new network architecture/protocol framework, large scale antenna system, new air interface design in high frequency, etc. Dr. Pan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Hong Kong University.

Debra Panizzon

Debra Panizzon
Monash University

Debra Panizzon is an Associate Professor at Monash University with specialisations in biology and general science education. In prior positions she coordinated a number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects (research and consultancies) involving collaborations with government departments and various types of industry in South Australia. With a substantive background in secondary science education she brings valuable classroom and research expertise to her role of project director for NVSES.

Nikos Papastergiardis

Nikos Papastergiardis
Research Unit in Public Cultures, The University of Melbourne

Nikos Papastergiadis is the Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, based at The University of Melbourne. He is a Professor in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and founder - with Scott McQuire - of the Spatial Aesthetics research cluster. He is Professor Nikos Papastergiardis is Project Leader of the Australian Research Council Linkage Project, 'Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere', and Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project 'Public Screens and the Transformation of Public Space'.

Evangelia Papoutsaki

Evangelia Papoutsaki
Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki writes: I joined Unitec's Department of Communication Studies in 2006 when I first came to New Zealand after several years working in developing countries as a communication and development specialist.

Sora Park

Sora Park
University of Canberra

Sora Park (PhD, Northwestern University) is Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies at University of Canberra, Australia. Her research focuses on the digital media, media markets and media policy and has written widely on the economics of television, newspaper markets and other information industries.

Eun-A Park

Eun-A Park
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Eun-A Park is currently Affiliated Faculty at the Institute for Information Policy at Pennsylvania State University.  Since 2008, Dr. Park was working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies at the University of New Haven. In July 2016, she was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.

Paul Paterson

Paul Paterson
Chief Economist Department of Communications

Dr Paul Paterson was recently appointed as Chief Economist of the Commonwealth Department of Communications and Head of the new Australian Bureau of Communications Research. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in advisory, regulatory, programme delivery, senior policy and research positions in the private and public sectors both in Australia and overseas to this role.

Katerina Pavlidis

Katerina Pavlidis
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Katerina Pavlidis joined the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) as a Grants and Research Assistant in October 2012 after completing her honours thesis in sociology at the University of Technology, Sydney. Katerina has previously interned at the Parliament of NSW, the NSW Native Title Services Corporation and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Greg Paynter

Greg Paynter
Charles Sturt University

Greg Paynter is a Higher Degree by Research Student in the Doctorate of Information Technology at Charles Sturt University. He earned his Master of Networking and System Administration degree from Charles Sturt University in 2011 and holds several industry certifications. He has over 10 of years experience in the IT Industry and is a member of the Australian Computer Society, Systems Administrators Guild of Australia and BICSI Registered Cabers Australia.

Lars Perhard

Cloud Sweden Legal Group

Advokat Lars Perhard is a partner in the Swedish law firm Wersén & Partners. He specialises increasingly in commercial arbitration and litigation as well as in IT/ITC/IP related matters. Since the early eighties he has devoted considerable time to legal issues related to IT/ITC/IP and he is considered to be a specialist in the field. He assists players on both sides, i.e. both customers and suppliers.

Marta Poblet

Marta Poblet
RMIT University
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

Marta Poblet is an Associate Professor and Vice Chancellor's Senior Researcher at RMIT University. She is one of the co-founders of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and past researcher at ICREA (Catalonia). She holds a Juris Doctorate from the Stanford University (2002) and a Master degree in International Legal Studies (Stanford Law School, 2000).

Marius Portmann

Marius Portmann
University of Queensland

Marius Portmann is an Associated Professor at the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland. His research interests include Software Defined Networks, Pervasive Computing and Information Security.

Jason Potts

Jason Potts
RMIT University

Jason Potts is Professor of Economics at RMIT University. He writes on issues of economic evolution, technological and institutional change, and innovation policy

He is an evolutionary economist, specialising in the economics of innovation and growth through technological and institutional change. He has developed the analytic basis for the use of complex systems theory and population dynamics in modelling evolutionary economic processes. His current work focuses on the economics of creativity.

Peter Radcliffe

Peter Radcliffe
RMIT University

Pj Radcliffe received his B.Eng. from Melbourne University and his PhD from RMIT University, both in Australia.
He is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at RMIT University.
His current interests include data driven education research, the Internet of Things, real time embedded systems, and data networks.

Parimala Raghavendra

Parimala Raghavendra
Flinders University

Dr. Raghavendra is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Disability & Community Inclusion. She is a speech pathologist with over 30 years of research, clinical and/or teaching experience in working with children and adults with disabilities, especially those who have complex communication needs using augmentative and alternative communication.

Holly Raiche

Holly Raiche
University of New South Wales

Holly Raiche is adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW and teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of telecommunications and broadcasting law. She is a Research Fellow at the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of NSW, and a Research Associate at the Communications Law Centre.

Sayan Ray

Sayan Ray
Manukau Institute of Technology

Sayan Kumar Ray received the Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from Gulbarga University, India, Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Calcutta, India, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He was a Design Engineer with Tait Communications, New Zealand, where he was involved in researching on the LTE and 3GPP Evolved Packet Core network.

Alex Reid

University of Western Australia

Alex Reid provides input into AARNet’s eResearch program as Advisor, eResearch and Middleware, which he undertakes on a part-time basis. He has had over 50 years’ experience in the IT industry, 45 in Higher Education, where most recently he was IT Director, at the University of WA and previously at Oxford University, UK.

Scott Rickard

Scott Rickard
University of Canberra

Scott Rickard was a Senior Researcher at the Smart Services CRC at Swinburne University of Technology investigating end user adoption and usage of wireless technologies. She now holds a position as an Assistant Professor in Communication at the University of Canberra and her current research includes end user investigations into video-calling practice. In the past Scott worked in communications, public relations and multimedia in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Melbourne

Lauren Rosewarne

Lauren Rosewarne
University of Melbourne

Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her areas of research and teaching speciality include gender, media and sexuality. Lauren is the author of eight books, most recently "Intimacy on the Internet: Media Representations of Online Connections" (Routledge, 2016). Lauren writes regularly for The Conversation and The Drum and is a frequent commentator on radio, in press and on television.

Warwick A Rothnie

Warwick A Rothnie
Barrister

Warwick Rothnie practises as a barrister in all aspects of intellectual property, having previously been a partner in the intellectual property and telecommunications group of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He is a contributing author to Lahore, Lindgren and Rothnie, Copyright & Designs and, the author of, amongst other things, Parallel Imports (Sweet & Maxwell, 1993). He is a UDRP panellist for WIPO and a member of the Law Council of Australia's Intellectual Property Committee.

Arturo Robles Rovalo

Arturo Robles Rovalo
Researcher at Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Mexico, in Centro de Estudios

Dr. Arturo Robles Rovalo works as a researcher for the Research Center (Centro de Estudios) of the Mexican telecommunications regulator (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones). He is a member of the International Telecommunications Society. His research interests include spectrum management, broadband universalization, digital inclusion and the competitiveness of converging and digital industries. His doctoral research addressed regulation and public policy for telecommunications universal service in Latin America.

Mandy Salomon

Mandy Salomon
Swinburne University of Technology

Mandy Salomon is a senior researcher at Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre. She is currently doing her PhD on the optimisation of immersive digital environments for people with dementia

Janelle Sampson

Janelle Sampson
University of South Australia

Janelle has worked as a speech pathologist in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for over 20 years with both adults and children. Much of this work has been around assessing and prescribing AAC systems, and consultation to state run equipment programs for the provision of AAC devices.

Nurul Sarkar

Nurul Sarkar
University of Auckland

Nurul I Sarkar holds a PhD from the University of Auckland and is currently associate professor and leader of the Network and Security Research Group at the Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. He is a member of many professional organizations and societies. Dr Sarkar is a regularly invited keynote speaker, chair, and committee member for various national and international fora. He has published over 150 refereed articles and served on the editorial review boards of several prestigious journals.

Kaye Scholfield

Kaye Scholfield
RMIT University (Hamilton campus)

Dr Kaye Scholfield is the Senior Manager of RMIT University’s outreach centre in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.  The research group at Hamilton – the Rural and Regional Research Group – has a strong focus on applied research in a range of issues that relate to rural community sustainability.  

Sheila Scutter

Sheila Scutter
University of South Australia

A/Professor Sheila Scutter is an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, and also holds an adjunct position in School of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University. Her qualifications include a PhD (Science), Master of Educational Studies, Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Hons 1) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy).

Stanley Shanapinda

Stanley Shanapinda
University of New South Wales

Stanley Shanapinda is a Ph.D. Research Candidate with the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS), Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is affiliated with the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) research institute, South Australia. He holds a Master’s of Management degree in ICT Policy and Regulation (MM ICT PR) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa).

Graham Shepherd

Graham Shepherd
Netfluency

Graham is a telecommunications and internet specialist with a focus on strategy and innovation. He has started a number of successful businesses and identified and developed business opportunities and continuous innovation processes mostly for large corporations.  

He has held senior management positions in several international companies and has worked in the USA, UK and Asia. 

He is a director of TelSoc and developed and maintains its website.

He holds a BE (Elec) with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide.

Supriya Singh

Supriya Singh
RMIT University

Supriya Singh is Professor, Sociology of Communications at RMIT University. Her research interests cover financial inclusion, the sociology of money and banking; communication, globalization, migration and the transnational family. Her latest books are Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective (2013, Rowman & Littlefield) and The Girls Ate Last (2013, Angsana Publications). Supriya has also written Marriage Money: The Social Shaping of Money in Marriage and Banking (1997, Allen & Unwin).

Vijay Sivaraman

Vijay Sivaraman
UNSW

Vijay Sivaraman received his B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India, in 1994, his M.S. from North Carolina State University in 1996, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2000. He has worked at Bell-Labs as a student Fellow, in a silicon valley start-up manufacturing optical switch-routers, and as a Senior Research Engineer at the CSIRO in Australia. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Golnoush Soroush

Golnoush Soroush
Politecnico di Torino

Golnoush Soroush is a PhD candidate in Management, Production and Design at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Her general field of research is regulation of infrastructure industries with a focus on telecommunications as well as electricity sector. Her current research activities mostly cover energy economics and grid tariff design.

David Spriggs

David Spriggs
CEO, InfoXchange

David has over 20 years of experience working in senior management positions in the not-for-profit and technology sectors. He joined Infoxchange in 2009 from Kronos, where he led the Australian government and healthcare team and later was responsible for business partner operations across Asia  Pacific and Europe.  He started his career with CiTR, where he held a range of senior roles in software engineering, project management and business development.  David chairs the Workforce Participation and Social Inclusion Working group as part of the DBCDE’s National Telework Advisory Panel.

Paul Stathis

Paul Stathis
BICSI South Pacific

Paul Stathis is the CEO of BICSI South Pacific, an industry association promoting best practice amongst ICT infrastructure professionals.

Paul has been involved in the communications, ICT infrastructure and building services industries for over 30 years, in a variety of roles that include design and project management at consulting engineering firms; sales, marketing and product development in cabling manufacturing firms and fire service providers; and as an editor for a publishing company.

Tyler Steane

Tyler Steane
RMIT University

Tyler Steane completed a BSc in Applied Physics and a BEng (Honours) in Electronic and Communications Engineering in 2015 at RMIT University in Melbourne.

In 2016, he began work on a MEng in electrical and electronic Engineering. In Feb 2017 his work was recommended for a PhD program and he will re-enrol into the PhD program in mid 2017. His research is focused on home automation and how ubiquitous smart homes might be realised.

Rene Sugo

Rene Sugo
MNF Group

Rene Sugo is the CEO and co-founder of MNF Group (ASX:MNF), an integrated telecommunications software and network provider, specialising in IP voice communications. Rene also sits on the Group’s Board of Directors. Rene’s wealth of industry experience is evident in the MNF Group’s successful navigation of the telecommunications landscape.

Muhammad Suryanegara

Graduate Program of Telecommunications Management, Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Indonesia

Muhammad Suryanegara is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Universitas Indonesia. He earned a Bachelor in Engineering from Universitas Indonesia in 2003, M.Sc in Telecommunications from University College London in 2004 and Dr.Eng in Management of Technology and Innovation from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2011. He actively engages in research about ICT, in particular the Mobile and Wireless communications sector.

Paul Szyndler

Paul Szyndler
General Manager, International and Government Affairs, auDA

Paul Szyndler is auDA's General Manager of International and Government Affairs.

He represents auDA and ".au" on ICANN's Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO), where he contributes to a wide range of policy processes, including serving as Chair of the ccNSO's Country and Territory Names Study Group. He was also part of Australia's delegation to WCIT in 2012.

Domestically, he has coordinated auDA's efforts in convening both the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs) and the Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF).

Jo Tacchi

Jo Tacchi
RMIT University

Professor Jo Tacchi is Director of Research and Innovation and Deputy to the President of RMIT Europe in Barcelona. She is trained as a social anthropologist and researches media, communication, development and social change, the senses and emotions, and everyday digital life. She has led a number of multi country projects with partners such as UNESCO, UNICEF, Intel and KPMG. She has worked mostly in South Asia. Her most recent book is Evaluating Communication for Development: A Framework for Social Change (2013), Routledge.

Giles Tanner

Giles Tanner
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Giles Tanner is the General Manager, Digital Transition Division, at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). A lawyer by training, he is currently leading all ACMA work related to the digitisation of television and radio broadcasting, including the 'restack' of digital television services to clear spectrum in the 700MHz band for reallocation. He is also responsible for the conduct of an auction of spectrum licences, scheduled for April 2013, relating to the re-allocation of spectrum in the 700MHz and 2.5GHz bands.

Matt Tett

Matt Tett
Enex Testlab

Matt Tett has been the consummate entrepreneur from an early age.

He has a deep technical background in ICT networking and security, and combines this with decades in high-level management and global business development.

Matt is a founding member of Enex TestLab, and its Managing Director. He is responsible for establishing and overseeing all eight operational divisions across a number of international locations.

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Rachel is the Policy officer for Australian Communications Consumer Action Network focusing on communications and broadband policy analysis and consumer advocacy.

She was previously an economist with the Irish civil service providing policy and financial analysis. This included roles as Administrative Officer (Economics)Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Dublin and a Member of the Irish Government Economic Evaluation Service (IGEES).

Julian Thomas

Julian Thomas
RMIT University

Julian Thomas is the Director of the Technology, Communication and Policy Lab at DERC and the Director for the Enabling Capability Platform for Social Change at RMIT. He is a researcher in digital media and the internet, including media, communications and information policy and the history of communications technologies. Julian’s recent work includes the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (2016), Internet on the Outstation (Institute of Network Cultures, 2016), and The Informal Media Economy (Polity, 2015).

William Tibben

William Tibben
University of Wollongong

William is currently a Lecturer in the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong. He has recently completed his PhD which investigated community technology centers (CTCs) in regional NSW Australia. Previous to his current role, Will worked in broadcast technical training roles in the Pacific during the 1990s – 4 years with the Samoa Broadcasting Service and periodic assignments for Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association (PIBA). Prior to this Will worked for the ABC in both radio and television in Sydney for 12 years.

Gil Tidhar

Gil Tidhar
SeeCare

Dr Gil Tidhar has over 20 years of experience in research, development, and commercialisation, of advanced software technology. Gil is a Founder and Director at SeeCare. SeeCare's charter is the development of new software and services solutions that provide social benefit. This includes the development of Consumer-led Care and Support Coordination web sites (http://www.seecare.net.au).

Barrie Todhunter

University of Southern Queensland

Dr Barrie Todhunter is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management and Property Studies, and the Discipline Coordinator for Management studies at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), and the Associate Director for the Faculty of Business and Law at the USQ Springfield Campus. He has a Bachelor of Architecture, an MBA and a Master of Project Management. He was a senior project manager for an international property development company before joining USQ and completing PhD studies in the area of postgraduate distance education.

Rodney S. Tucker

Rodney S. Tucker
University of Melbourne

Rod Tucker is Laureate Emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He has previously held positions at the University of Queensland, the University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, Plessey Research, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Agilent Technologies.

David Vaile

David Vaile
University of NSW Law School

David Vaile is Executive Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney.

Frank Vetere

Frank Vetere
Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Associate Professor Frank Vetere is Deputy Head (Research) in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne and leads the Interaction Design research lab. His research contributes to the design and understanding of information and communication technologies for wellbeing.

Phil Wait

Phil Wait
Wireless Institute of Australia

Phil has been President of the Wireless Institute of Australia since 2012, Vice President immediately before then and WIA director since 2004.

He has held a passion for electronics from early primary school. Along with expanding his interests in radio and electronics while at Sydney Grammar School, he took out an Amateur Radio licence in 1968, a hobby which set the course of his career. Along the way he discovered the delights of sailing. 

Peter Walton

Peter Walton
InfoXchange

Peter Walton became Chief Executive Officer of Infoxchange in February 2012. He has over twenty years international experience working in multi-sector community development in both not-for-profit organisations and the private sector. During his career he has undertaken assignments in over 30 countries, including being based for seven years in Hanoi, Vietnam where he managed social and economic development operations across the Mekong region for ChildFund Australia.

Bob Warfield

Bob Warfield
University of Melbourne

Bob Warfield lectures part time as an Honorary Fellow in the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.  He teaches telecommunication network technology, design, and management as well as business management for engineers.  Following a BE (‘70) and PhD (‘80) from the University of NSW, he spent several years as an engineer and researcher at Telstra Research Laboratories, then a decade  as a Research Manager there, with one year at Bellcore in New Jersey as a Visiting Researcher.  He has experience working for a startup company, beginning with a small group of enthusiast

Craig Watkins

Craig Watkins

Dr Craig Watkins has a Telecommunications Engineering R&D background forged at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, Motorola Corporate Research, Schaumburg, and Voxware Inc., Princeton. He has lectured in engineering communication systems at the ANU and has exposure to the Australian start-up environment through an electric vehicle enterprise, in addition to involvement in the US start-up industry through Voxware (an early VoIP and internet audio-streaming company). He holds several patents and has contributed to a number of international standards.

Ian Watson

Ian Watson
Griffith University

Ian Watson is a journalist, communications professional and journalism teacher and tutor, and a member of the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research. Ian focuses strongly on communicating through Indigenous and community media networks and developing major communications projects focusing on issues such as telecommunications, sustainability, energy savings, health, mental health and legal issues.

Kimberlee Weatherall

Kimberlee Weatherall
The University of Sydney

Kimberlee Weatherall is an Associate Professor at the Sydney Law School. Prior to joining the School in 2012, Kimberlee held positions at the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia. Kimberlee teaches and researches in intellectual property law, with a particular interest in digital copyright, the relationship between international trade and intellectual property, and the systems for administration and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Lee Weatherill

Lee Weatherill
EMC

With a diverse background in bid strategy garnered in the areas of both Finance and IT, Lee Weatherill manages EMC’s major solution offerings with a remit to drive the innovation and strategy of our major accounts in the areas of Cloud and Big Data.

Andrew R. Weily

CSIRO Digital Productivity and Services Flagship

Dr Andrew R. Weily is a Senior Research Scientist in the division of CSIRO Computational Informatics and is the Project Leader for Antennas and Millimeter-Wave Services. He has over fifteen years of experience in industry, university and CSIRO, having worked for Optus Communications, the University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and CSIRO. Andrew is a member of the IEEE and serves as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

Jason Whalley

Jason Whalley
Northumbria University

Dr. Jason Whalley is Professor in Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. His research focuses on the structure of telecommunication markets, especially mobile and broadband markets. Over the course of the last decade he has worked extensively with Professor Peter Curwen on issues such as mobile licensing, technological change and the internationalisation and strategies of mobile operators.

 

James Williams

James Williams
RMIT University

James Williams supports research data collection and analysis at RMIT University's Regional and Rural Futures Research Group. James specialises in social enterprise action research.

John Wilson

John Wilson
BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FCCP
Department of Medicine, Central Clinical School, Monash University

Professor John Wilson is a respected clinical leader in the Australian health sector and champion for the application of technology to enable effective delivery of health services. He qualified BSc(Hons) with a focus on IT before completing his medical training. John is currently Head of the Cystic Fibrosis service at Alfred Health Melbourne, Chair of the College Education Committee, Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) and an RACP Board member.

Erin Wilson

Deakin University

Dr Erin Wilson is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University where she co-ordinates the major pathway in disability within the Bachelor of Health Sciences. She holds a doctoral degree in Social Work in the field of community development. Her current research in disability focuses on outcomes measurement, inclusive practice and human rights in both Australian and developing country contexts. She has previously undertaken research in the area of effective policy in regard to Assistive Technology provision.

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson
Vice President, Constellation Research

Stephen Wilson BSc BE Elec (Hons) is a researcher, consultant, analyst and inventor, who specialises in digital identity and privacy. Since 1998 he has been involved in privacy and cyber security policy development around the Asia Pacific.  He was a member of the APEC eSecurity Task Force (1998-2001), the National Electronic Authentication Council (1998-2001) and the Australian Law Reform Commission Technology Committee (2007-08). Since 2012, he has been a member of the US National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Privacy Committee.

Sarah Wise

Sarah Wise
University of Melbourne and Berry Street Childhood Institute

Dr Sarah Wise is a developmental researcher with many years of research, policy and service innovation experience covering a wide range of issues relating to children, parents and families. Her special interest areas are early childhood development, out-of-home care, local area responses and the development of social policy and practice with evidence.

Elaine Wong

Elaine Wong
Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), The University of Melbourne

Elaine Wong received her Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Melbourne, Australia, in December 2002. Her Ph.D. dissertation was on the topic of collision avoidance in all-optical WDM packet networks. Since the completion of her Ph.D. degree, she has continued to work at the University of Melbourne, where she is currently an Associate Professor and an Australia Research Council funded Future Fellow. In 2006, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of California, Berkeley.

Denise Wood

Denise Wood
University of South Australia
University of the Western Cape

Associate Professor Denise Wood is the Associate Head of School: Teaching and Learning, and a researcher in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia (UniSA), and an Extraordinary Professor (Adjunct) in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Her research focuses on the use of accessible information and communication technologies (ICTs) to increase social participation, as well as the pedagogical benefits of social media in teaching and learning.

Harry Wragge AM

Harry Stewart Wragge AM BEE(Hons) MEngSc HonDEng was educated at Scotch College and Melbourne University. He spent most of his professional career in the PMG/Telecom/Telstra Research Laboratories, rising to Director. He finished his career in Telstra as Chief Technical Adviser to the CEO.

Xiang Gui

Xiang Gui
SEAT, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Research Interests

  • Wireless and Mobile Communications & Networking
  • OFDM, MIMO & Spread Spectrum Systems
  • Smart Grid Communications
  • Green Communications

Zhikun Xu

Zhikun Xu
China Mobile Wireless Research Institute

ZHIKUN XU received B.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Beihang University (BUAA) in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He was a visiting researcher in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, from 2009 to 2010. After graduation, he joined the Green Communication Research Center of the China Mobile Research Institute as a project manager. He has published more than 20 papers in top journals and international conferences.

Peter Yates

Peter Yates
Australian Antarctic Division

Peter Yates has been involved in Antarctic operations for over 30 years. He wintered at Mawson Station, Antarctica, in 1983 and 1986, as a young electronics engineer operating and updating the Cosmic Ray Observatory. From 1987 until 1998 he managed the AAD Science Support Electronics Section, participating in projects including development of Automatic Weather Stations, and development and construction of the LIDAR instrument now in operation at Davis Station.

Jongsay Yong

Jongsay Yong
Melbourne Institute for Applied Economics and Social Research, The University of Melbourne

Jongsay Yong is Principal Research Fellow in the Health Economics Section of the Melbourne Institute. His main research interests are in applied areas of industrial economics and health economics. His recent research focuses on measuring hospital performance and quality using patient-level data, and firm productivity analyses using firm-level data.

Shui Yu

Shui Yu
Deakin

Shui Yu received his B.Eng (Electronic Engineering) and M.Eng (Computer Science) degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China , P. R. China in 1993 and 1999, respectively. He also obtained an Associate Degree in Mathematics from the same university in 1993. He received his PhD (Computer Science) from Deakin University in 2004. He is currently a Senior Lecturer of School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Tsharni Zazryn

Tsharni Zazryn
Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Dr Tsharni Zazryn is a Research Fellow at the RCH Education Institute. She is currently working on a number of projects including: the development of an evidence-based hospital-wide best practice guide for children's learning at The Royal Children's Hospital; a project to increase connections and presence for children and young people with health conditions and their schools and families; and a project to link arts, health and education within the hospital setting.

Jian A. Zhang

CSIRO

Jian A. Zhang received the B.S. degree from Xi'an JiaoTong University, China, in 1996, the M.Sc. degree from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree from the Australian National University, in 2004. Currently, Dr. Zhang is a senior research scientist in the ICT Centre, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a system and hardware engineer in ZTE Corp, Nanjing, China. From 2004 to 2010, he was a researcher in the Networked Systems, NICTA, Canberra, Australia.

Matt Zwolenski

Matt Zwolenski
EMC Australia and New Zealand

Matthew Zwolenski is Chief Technology Officer, Australia & NZ at EMC and Senior Manager, Presales, Australia & NZ at EMC.  He works with customers to help drive both their IT and Organisational Strategy, looking at how new and evolving technology and trends impacts their competitiveness and operations. A key part of his role is to lead the Australia & NZ team of Technologists and Specialists that work with Customers to define their strategy.

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