Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

Director Games - India

Bally Technology

I was hired by US HQ to lead the creative and operational direction of the newly formed Indian game studios and build them into a fully functioning autonomous game development division. In the last 18 months I have restructured and re engineered the production pipeline and capabilities with a significant gain in both speed and quality of games. The Indian studios are now producing original games end and are responsible for over 40% of Bally's global game portfolio, up from 5% when I joined.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2009

MD

Qais Consulting

Qais was founded by a group of ex colleagues in 2003 and is now one of the largest independent digital communications agencies in Singapore, I was asked to take charge of the entire organisation and restructure solutions, relationship management and delivery. Typical projects were high engagement websites, online games and social media applications for blue chip clients such as Adidas, Sony, Standard Chartered, Changi Airports, Epson and Hilton Hotels.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

Director of Product Management

Atlassian Software Systems

I was asked by Atlassian’s founders to create, integrate and manage 2 new departments within the company, Product Management and Design. My responsibilities covered all aspects of marketing, design, product development, strategy and profitability.

I was a lead member of the executive management team which formed and led the organization from start up into a global enterprise.

May 2005 - Jun 2007

Graphic Development Manager/Head of Studios

Aristocrat Gaming Technologies

Aristocrat Technologies approached me to manage and revitalise it’s global product development and bring digital/online expertise to the organisation. I devised and led a culture/process change program for the 250+ game development team, spread across Australia and the US, to increase innovation, enthusiasm and productivity. Result: increase by 40% in patent applications, productivity increased by 37% and product revenues have increased 15%. In 2006 game production surpassed target (115% delivered) for the first time in the company’s history.

Feb 2005 - Apr 2005

Product Consultant for Wego.com

Transition Project between Engagements

I was asked to lead the creation of Wego.com, an innovative meta-search engine for the Asia Pacific travel industry. I brought together a small team and in 2.5 months delivered the following:

  • A complete market entry, brand and identity solution for Wego
  • A fully functioning WEB 2.0 consumer and trade product interface

I was an advisor to Wego until 2007 and took part in the negotiations of Wego's acquisition by News Ltd.

Apr 2003 - Mar 2005

Director Creative Services

Fairfax Digital

The digital arm of Fairfax Holdings, Australia’s premier publisher, relocated me from Asia to undertake a significant leadership and change management role. Responsible for product and content development and positioning of the entire Fairfax Digital network including print integration, mobile and video. I built an internal consultancy devising and delivering marketing campaigns and product designs for the Fairfax organisation and it's clients.

Sep 2001 - Apr 2003

Lead Consultant/MD

Brett Jackson Consulting

Relationship management and digital communications strategy for a portfolio of multi national clients. Direction of creative solutions. ATL and BTL digital campaign creation and management. Typically I was engaged through regional agencies such as XM Asia and Lemon.Clients: Philips Lighting, Infogrammes, British Airways, Visa International

Dec 1999 - Aug 2001

General Manager HK

The Selenium Group

My former company Babalouie Pty Ltd merged with The Selenium Group, one of the major digital communications solution providers in Australasia. I founded and ran the HK division of the company. Led the development of HSBC's online business banking system and marketing sites for the Pacific Rim.

Clients: HSBC plc, Ticketek, ESD Life and PCCW.

Jan 1998 - Nov 1999

Founder, MD

Babalouie Pty Ltd

Founded while still at Apple.

Responsible for day to day and strategic leadership and solutions definition.

Babalouie provided print, graphic, motion graphics and digital solutions. Client demand led to a focus on delivering enterprise web applications and digital marcoms solutions mainly to the financial and tech sectors.Clients: Westpac Bank, Commonwealth Bank, The Australian Tax Office, Apple Computer, Fender Guitars, Beyond International, Sony Music.

Aug 1995 - Aug 1999

Multimedia & Internet Engineer

Apple Computer

Developed strategy and new functionality for Apple's AP websites. Also took a key role in the multiple language redevelopment the Global Macintosh Product Guide website. One of the first large scale, dynamic multi language sites on the web.

1981 - 1995

Previous work experience
  • Art Gallery of NSW - Technical Director Mar 93 – Aug 95
  • Sydney Opera House - Multimedia Manager Dec 92 - Mar 93
  • Institute for Contemporary Arts London - Multimedia Technician- Feb 91 -  Nov 91
  • Art Gallery of NSW - Technical Co-ordinator Mid 89 – Jan 91
  • Freelance roles in advertising, music, film and fine arts  1984 - mid 1993
  • International Travel 1983
  • Aloha Surfboards - surfboard manufacture 80 – 82

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Spoken Spanish

Spoken Thai

Spoken Mandarin

Other Experience

  • Co-owned and managed a successful women's sleepware range and retail outlet for 5 years
  • Highly regarded and regular keynote speaker on media, product and corporate innovation.
  • Lecturer for UTS and Sydney College of TAFE - digital marketing
  • Accomplished Artist, Composer and Musician – Signed to major labels, numerous CD’s published, still signed to Universal Music as a composer, produced award-winning film soundtracks.
  • Managed artists and venues, promoted and produced CD’s, events and film clips for major music labels.
  • Accomplished competitive surfer, sponsored for 4 years.
  • Volunteer consultant for Good Company, SurfAid and the Surfrider Foundation

Summary

Highly credentialed and capable online and gaming product professional.

Significant success leading innovation and change management to build best of breed teams and products.

Equal mix of leadership, strategy and creativity.

Memberships

CurrentSingapore Web Standards GroupSingapore Entrepreneurs GroupIfocos/We Media Think TankAustralian Graphic Designers AssociationHargraves Innovation Institute – Founding Member

Former

Australian Web Standards GroupAustralian Web Professionals Assoc.Australian Interactive Media Industry Assoc. – Fairfax Digital RepWeb Directions South conference – Advisory BodyAustralian Direct Marketing Association – Fairfax Digital RepAustralian Govt. task force on Digital Design IndustryUS Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong – Member, IT/Software CommitteeUK Chamber of Commerce HK – Chairman, IT/Software Education Committee