- Professional experience – 15 years on large and innovative government projects across NYC, London, and Australia. Leading roles on projects ranging from 5 figures in budget, up to 9 figures (>>$100m USD). IT development, strategy consulting, and business development experience. I’m interested in how shared data and power of crowds can help solve public problems.
- Personal interests – Most things related to travel, sport and/or the outdoors. I cycle through challenges such as a completing a Full Ironman, writing a book, climbing volcanoes & minimalist backpacking. I also have qualifications in surf life saving and yoga. Right now I’m getting into mountain biking.
I can be contacted through LinkedIn or at julian at opendataconnect.com.
Some recent updates:
- ACT State Director for GovHack 2018. We had over 200 active participants / mentors / sponsors / volunteers from across 45 organisations.
- A recent article I wrote for the mandarin on the potential for open data competitions can be such great events (Sept 2018).
- Guest speaker in the data stream, at the ACS Annual Conference in Canberra (Sept 2018).
- Public submission to the new Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation (Aug 2018).
- Guest presenter at Geoscience Australia presenting on how Government Open Data is already improving many lives (June 2018).
- A discussion paper on understanding the risks and benefits of Government Open Data (May 2018).
- Presentations on Government Open Data to ISACA and DAMA and to executives from several Departments including: Home Affairs, Agriculture and Water Resources, Human Services and the National Archives of Australia (various dates since Nov 2017).
- Self published a book on Government Open Data – consolidating research from approx 700 articles, publications and discussions with leading experts over 12 months (Aug 2017).