Neil works with clients each day to solve the most complex of business problems through data and information.
Passionate about productivity at a macro level, Neil is an active advocate of economic growth and the creation of public value. He provides tangible advice to global technology companies and all levels of government with a focus on practical ways to leverage digital technology for social and economic gain
Neil will be heading to Westech Field Days this year as part of the Free Entrepreneur Matching Program being run in the Innovation Space & Technology Precinct. We’ve asked Neil a few questions so you can get to know him, and then if you’re interested you can register to meet Neil in a ‘one on one mentoring moment’ here.
What does innovation mean to you?
People, businesses and organisations not doing crap things and saving themselves time and money.
Who would you love to see registering for your mentoring sessions?
Those who are most resistant to the change, those who are struggling to understand how they can adapt to digital changes.
What is the best piece of business advice you’ve been given?
Improvise, adapt and overcome, it’s never as hard as you think.
What is your advice to anyone thinking about starting up their own business?
Feel the fear and just do it, yes, it’s scary but the fulfilment of purpose is very rewarding.
Who has been the most influential person in your career?
My wife, without her, I’m just an annoying English migrant.
What is your greatest achievement?
Solving some of the most complex data challenges that is saving lives.
With new technologies, how have you seen data change over the last 15 years?
Growth and value. When I first started the business, I was told by many a business just about data would fail, now it’s all about making sense of mountains of data.
What opportunities do you see for livestock producers and big data?
Endless opportunities – the core of economics is the allocation of scarce resources with alternative uses. Technology offers so much:
- Paddock to plate – data tracking.
- Real time cattle health monitoring.
- Automated watering stations.
- Drones to monitor facilities.
- Automated cattle processing.
- Automated transport.
- New skills for the bush.
Book your one-on-one mentoring moment with Neil here.