Shane Williamson has worked in both the information technology and mobile industries in various technical, marketing, strategy and management roles. Shane’s extensive experience has included roles within the South Pacific and South East Asian regions, working for companies such as Microsoft, 3 Australia and Optus. Throughout Shane’s career he has been involved in various aspects of the digital realm such as • Chairing the Digital TV Interoperability Standards Board. • Co-founding the Sydney chapter of Mobile Monday. • Implementing one of Australia first interactive TV trials utilising Microsoft’s WebTV service. • Launching Australia’s first multi-award winning 3G mobile application LOC3 with development partner MapShed. • Technical lead for one of the largest software launches in Australian history, Microsoft’s Windows 95. Shane is currently on the board of directors of a Brisbane based mobile company called Orange Dot who are developing an innovative mobile phone for people who have disabilities that prevent them from using new technologies. Active in industry development, Shane is a committee member of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Mobile Industry Group (MIG) (http://www.aimia.com.au/mobile) as well as co-founder of the Sydney chapter of Mobile Monday (http://www.mobilemondaysydney.com). Convergence and innovation of mobile technologies are Shane’s passions and he has established a Blog called Shane’s Place to publish his findings and articles written on these subjects and discuss them with the global community.
Oct 2008 - Present
Sep 2006 - Present
Co-founder of Mobile Monday Sydney, bringing people in the Australian Mobile & wireless industries together to create synergies and opportunities for Australian talent - business, creative, technological - helping the industry and individuals seize the historic opportunities made possible by wireless digital technologies. And to meet people and have fun too!