The Nerd Herd

With 17+ years in the industry, Ray is one of our most experienced specialists focussing on procurement, vendor management, inside sales and contract and project architecture and management. Ray organises stuff. Including lunch. And always closes. When he's not doing that he races insanely fast karts. "About those open tickets, ppl ....."
Ray Dumesny
With 17+ years in the industry, Ray is one of our most experienced specialists focussing on procurement, vendor management, inside sales and contract and project architecture and management. Ray organises stuff. Including lunch. And always closes. When he's not doing that he races insanely fast karts. "About those open tickets, ppl ....."
Annabel is our Administration Officer and Project Manager and keeps our computer based training team in line and organised. Its also a good thing that she is a runner because organising the CBT team is challenging when they are all over the country. "Good morning team, whereabouts on the planet are you today?"
Annabel Dunstan
Annabel is our Administration Officer and Project Manager and keeps our computer based training team in line and organised. Its also a good thing that she is a runner because organising the CBT team is challenging when they are all over the country. "Good morning team, whereabouts on the planet are you today?"
Barbara keeps the herd in line, even the 'nerd herder' himself. She keeps the cogs turning in the office.  She qualified as a company administrator in United Kingdom. She and her husband co-founded the start-up of NetConnect Communications, one of the first Regional ISP’s in Australia. She is also a mean cook and loves a glass or 3 of champagne. "Who's got this call??"
Barbara Fong
Barbara keeps the herd in line, even the 'nerd herder' himself. She keeps the cogs turning in the office. She qualified as a company administrator in United Kingdom. She and her husband co-founded the start-up of NetConnect Communications, one of the first Regional ISP’s in Australia. She is also a mean cook and loves a glass or 3 of champagne. "Who's got this call??"
David sits somewhere between nerd and creative.  David designs the attractive part of the website that everyone sees, the frontend. He works with clients to develop attractive and functional websites, to speak their brand. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music and to pay hommage to his inner nerd he also plays video games. "Hang on Just catching a Turtwig."
David Fong
David sits somewhere between nerd and creative. David designs the attractive part of the website that everyone sees, the frontend. He works with clients to develop attractive and functional websites, to speak their brand. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music and to pay hommage to his inner nerd he also plays video games. "Hang on Just catching a Turtwig."
George is the co-founder (along with Barbara) and  Nerd Herder of the company. George moved to Australia in 1987 with Barbara, and basically stayed. He and Yoo Jin come from Planet Linux. George likes riding motorcycles that are too big and fast for him. He likes surfing the 'Net'. "Some say I invented the internet. Some may be slightly exaggerating. But it’s true I didn't break it"
George Fong
George is the co-founder (along with Barbara) and Nerd Herder of the company. George moved to Australia in 1987 with Barbara, and basically stayed. He and Yoo Jin come from Planet Linux. George likes riding motorcycles that are too big and fast for him. He likes surfing the 'Net'. "Some say I invented the internet. Some may be slightly exaggerating. But it’s true I didn't break it"
Luke is the technical specialist and CEO at Lateral Plains. He comes with significant experience having worked as a technical specialist and change manager for IBM in 2008. Here he worked with large corporate clients - Westpac, Medicare, Myer, Victoria Police and Newcrest Mining Limited. Luke loves the mechanics behind why things work a certain way, this is where his other love of Karting comes from. Wears keyboards out. "Beers after work ppl?"
Luke Fong
Luke is the technical specialist and CEO at Lateral Plains. He comes with significant experience having worked as a technical specialist and change manager for IBM in 2008. Here he worked with large corporate clients - Westpac, Medicare, Myer, Victoria Police and Newcrest Mining Limited. Luke loves the mechanics behind why things work a certain way, this is where his other love of Karting comes from. Wears keyboards out. "Beers after work ppl?"
Yoo Jin Germaine - Director of turning things Off and On again. BA Information Technology, University of Ballarat.  Yoo Jin is the resident computer surgeon at Lateral Plains. Yoo Jin joined the Lateral Plains team in 2009, beginning as a junior technician and moving up all the way to lead systems administrator.  More is better. "Did you break it again George?"
Yoo Jin Germaine
Yoo Jin Germaine - Director of turning things Off and On again. BA Information Technology, University of Ballarat. Yoo Jin is the resident computer surgeon at Lateral Plains. Yoo Jin joined the Lateral Plains team in 2009, beginning as a junior technician and moving up all the way to lead systems administrator. More is better. "Did you break it again George?"
Simon started out working for IBM on the helpdesk then moved up to SPMS handling software distribution for major clients. He then moved onto Highview College as a Technician/ Help Desk role dealing with both students and staff issues from day to day as well as assisting the Network Manager with the operation of the IT infrastructure. Simon is an ace troubleshooter and fixer and has the neatest desk in the office. He's a keen photographer and has the sharpest SS Ute in the Country. "Yes, Windows can be tamed."
Simon Hatcher
Simon started out working for IBM on the helpdesk then moved up to SPMS handling software distribution for major clients. He then moved onto Highview College as a Technician/ Help Desk role dealing with both students and staff issues from day to day as well as assisting the Network Manager with the operation of the IT infrastructure. Simon is an ace troubleshooter and fixer and has the neatest desk in the office. He's a keen photographer and has the sharpest SS Ute in the Country. "Yes, Windows can be tamed."
Alan is our Apple specialist. When Macs feel like giving up, Alan is the one who operates on them and brings them back to life. 3D printers, making stuff and cosplay fabrication; there's not much that Alan can't do or make. He can always find a Simpsons quote to fit every occasion. 'All this computer hacking is making me thirsty. I think I'll order a Tab'
Alan Jones
Alan is our Apple specialist. When Macs feel like giving up, Alan is the one who operates on them and brings them back to life. 3D printers, making stuff and cosplay fabrication; there's not much that Alan can't do or make. He can always find a Simpsons quote to fit every occasion. 'All this computer hacking is making me thirsty. I think I'll order a Tab'
Tev has had long experience with regional communities and making ICT work for them. Apple computers stand to attention when he walks into the room.  The original founder of Eureka ICT, he's the COO of our expanded family. When he's not making ICT magic he's helping kids who have lost their way. "This week we will do good things ... right after I get coffee."
Tevita Topui
Tev has had long experience with regional communities and making ICT work for them. Apple computers stand to attention when he walks into the room. The original founder of Eureka ICT, he's the COO of our expanded family. When he's not making ICT magic he's helping kids who have lost their way. "This week we will do good things ... right after I get coffee."
Tim, technical and support guru and fixer. The ICT equivalent of a horse whisperer. He can make client's sun, moon and planets align again when it comes to their technology. Not related to Freddy Mercury.  Famous for his high metabolic rate. " Are you going to eat that?"
Tim Waldron
Tim, technical and support guru and fixer. The ICT equivalent of a horse whisperer. He can make client's sun, moon and planets align again when it comes to their technology. Not related to Freddy Mercury. Famous for his high metabolic rate. " Are you going to eat that?"
James is a technical specialist and hardware ranger, who goes far and wide waging war on broken servers. Has worked in various areas of IBM including; organising Road Traffic Authority computer roll out, System administrator for Suncorp, and has worked with large corporate clients such as Westpac, Myer, Victoria Police, Energy Australia and Telstra, Assisting in the tranistion of the Telstra Logistics helpdesk from Malaysia to Ballarat.  "Before we start, can I get everyone a coffee?"
James Wallis
James is a technical specialist and hardware ranger, who goes far and wide waging war on broken servers. Has worked in various areas of IBM including; organising Road Traffic Authority computer roll out, System administrator for Suncorp, and has worked with large corporate clients such as Westpac, Myer, Victoria Police, Energy Australia and Telstra, Assisting in the tranistion of the Telstra Logistics helpdesk from Malaysia to Ballarat. "Before we start, can I get everyone a coffee?"