Summary

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.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Director

Orange Dot
Orange Dot is a technology solutions company that develops accessible technology devices. Our products prioritise simplicity, accessibility and usability, while maintaining existing expectations of a how a product should look, feel and function.
Sep 2006 - Present

Co-founder

Mobile Monday Sydney

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!

Apr 2007 - Jan 2009

National Product Manager

AlphaWest Services (Optus)
* Drive & manage the strategy for solutions, services and product bundles within the Alphawest Services Technology Solutions line of business. * Manage the product marketing for new ICT solutions and services for national sales teams in both Alphawest & Optus.
Sep 2005 - Apr 2007

Director

m'tomic
* Developing content partner strategy. * Developing channel partner strategy. * Process planning & accreditation with Venture Capital investors * Product & services marketing strategy * Industry presentations on 3G technologies and related mobile development
Apr 2003 - Sep 2005

Marketing Manager

Hutchison 3G Australia
* Manage developer partner programme "Developers on 3". * Manage go to market programme for business solutions "Solutions on 3" * Increase ARPU by engaging with best of breed 3rd party business applications implmented for mobile devices. * Design and implement development network platform streategy.
Feb 2001 - Mar 2003

General Manager Content Services

Interactive Data Services
Manage the Content Partner programme including, * researching & interviewing potential content partners, * contractual & licensing agreements, * Intellectual property rights management, * specific & measurable criteria for involvement, * plans for on going partner development,
Sep 1996 - Jan 2001

Business Development Manager – Network Solutions Group

Microsoft
* Depth account management of designated Internet Service Providers (ISP), Internet Content Developers (ICD) & Internet Content Providers (ICP). * Assist with development of customer product portfolio with MS products such as MS FrontPage, MS Site Server, MS Office 2000 * Manage communication to breadth software developers. * Organise, manage & present NSG breadth road show. * Streaming Media evangelism. * Central point for communications regarding Windows Media Technologies (WMT). * Manage NSG information for Mid Year Review briefs. * Competitive Operating system analysis
Sep 1995 - Sep 1996

Developer Relations Manager – Developer Relations Group

Microsoft
* Manage relationship with depth Independent Software Vendor (ISV) accounts. * Evangelise key Microsoft development technologies to depth & breadth Independent Software Vendors. * Organise & implement conferences throughout the APAC region on Windows �95 development requirements as well as emerging Internet technologies. * Primary evangelist for MS Internet Strategy for APAC region. Technology presentations in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia & Philippines.
Oct 1992 - Sep 1995

Team Lead – Product Support Services

Microsoft
* Main marketing contact for technical issues related to DOS/Windows OS. * Main press contact for technical issues relating to DOS/Windows OS. * Technical Lead for Windows �95. * External presentations to customers on Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95 & Windows NT. * Phone support for MS operating systems � DOS, Windows, Windows for Workgroups. * Specialist for Novell related support calls * Problem customer support escalations. * Organise and implement training to support analysts for new versions of MS operating systems
Mar 1991 - Aug 1992

Network Support Consultant – Service Division

Protech Microsystems
* Supervisor of in house Novell network, using Netware 3.11. * Technical support to Service Division on the Protech range of PCs, Hewlett Packard printers and Network equipment, Toshiba Laptops/Notebooks and TI laser printers. * Training on company products to sales staff. * Plan networks for customer installations. I setup network projects, where I would oversee the installation of the networks and organise personnel for cabling, etc, to ensure the completion of the project.
Jun 1990 - Mar 1991

Technical Services Manager

Blue Chip Computers
Sep 1987 - Dec 1988

Technical Support

Austral-Asia Computer Components
Mar 1985 - Sep 1987

IT Consultant

Horwath & Horwath

Education

Education
1970 - 1988

Pittwater House