Top Tech Execs
UWA has many graduates making their mark in the tech world and we've continued their success stories here in a series of `Web Special' stories for Digital Uniview.
Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Global Telecom Industry, IBM USA
"I have so many fond memories from my time at university," says Kalgoorlie-born Craig Farrell, who started a computer science degree at UWA in 1982. "I remember the first week, feeling intimidated, surrounded by all the 'smart kids', wondering if I would be able to keep up with them."
Senior Software Engineer, Google
As a member of UWA's Computer Club (UCC) he and a bunch of fellow geeks (their word not ours) made history when they invented the world's first internet connected mirror ball. Something that might come in handy now he and wife Sharon, a librarian, are parents to twin girls.
CEO, Tech Mpire
As Global Head of YouTube's Brand and Creative Marketing his goal was to transform the content platform from a 'random library of awesomeness into a daily destination.' For the one billion or so of us who use it, he succeeded.
"You can't hack what doesn't exist". So says Graeme Speak whose security start-up has invented cloud computing technology that thwarts malware by magically creating a brand new, single-use virtual desktop every time a business wants to bank online.