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Data Analytics

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DevOps in the Amazon Web Services Cloud

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CASE STUDIES


ABOUT US

TechConnect IT Solutions, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner,

 provides architectural solutions and managed services to its customers

to ensure a cost optimised architecture that delivers

highly available, scalable and secure cloud architectures.

Our Vision is to:

Create an energetic work environment that builds and grows knowledge,

where we always strive to delight our customers and

never settle for ordinary.

  • CARE

    We show care to each other, to our stakeholders and in everything that we do. We are an innovative learning environment, where we openly share knowledge and assist each other. We work with integrity and always strive to put the customer first. We deliver beyond expectations, to delight.

  • INNOVATE

    We innovate, we create, we do not blindly accept what’s considered ’normal’ or ‘average’. We strive to continually improve on all levels, and stay ahead of the competition wherever possible. We are not afraid to fail. When we do, we move on.

  • INITIATIVE

    We work with ambition, energy and drive. Our focus is on the good of our customers and of our business. Our success is their success. We’re not afraid to push the boundaries. We learn, we grow, we move on. We strive for new ways of doing things, we go beyond the call of duty.

  • KEEP IT SIMPLE

    We focus on the customer at all times, we are pragmatic and we don’t overcomplicate things. We speak their language, we take their view. We have fun. We get it done.


WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US

“TechConnect has helped Ladbrokes review and optimise our Office 365 licensing environment, this has resulted in a more cost effective and easier to manage solution. TechConnect has provided valuable input in getting value out of the Office 365 solution by proving options to integrate Skype for Business with an external Enterprise Voice solution.”

Alastair Roberts

Infrastructure Manager – Ladbrokes Australia

“CESS were under time pressure to deliver a federal government compliance solution, built on Amazon Web Services. In order to reduce risk and accelerate delivery CESS chose to engage an AWS partner. TechConnect were a wonderful partner, they were willing to integrate directly into a team, were very responsive and always collaborative in their approach. Most importantly a solution was delivered on time and within budget.”

Tim Schier

Technical Lead – CESS Australia

Shane Wallace - Gold Cost Queensland Australia

“WorkApp chose to engage with TechConnect not only because they are an Amazon Web Services Advanced consulting partner but because of their culture fit.  WorkApp, as a start-up business, required a mutual commitment to our product delivery.  TechConnect showed us this commitment and work well with our diverse team.”

Shane Wallace

CEO – WorkApp, works for you.

“TechConnect’s skills set in the Amazon Web Services space is second to none. At OSE we constantly refer clients in need of hosting or systems architecture expertise and have always found TechConnect to add significant value on each and every engagement. TechConnect is a valued business partner we’re more than happy to recommend to anyone looking for industry-leading digital solutions provision.”

Paul Dunstone

Director and Founder – Online Solution Experts

Testimonial - AWS Partner Queensland Australia

“Meeting compliance and regulatory requirements is critically important. We need to ensure that any IT service we provision meets our own, and our customers’, stringent compliance needs. TechConnect was able to provide us with a level of analysis and information that facilitated our cloud adoption process”

Leon Turner

Head of IT – Microgaming



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OUR TEAM

We have a dynamic team and we love to have some fun too, check out the Meet the Team section for a closer insight into the great people that make TechConnect the Amazon Web Services partner it is today.

Mike Cunningham

Mike Cunningham

Director - CEO

Mike’s experience in managing companies and large projects in the start-up space spans over 20 years. He is a dynamic, strategic leader whose greatest strength is his proven ability to get the job done!

As Chief Executive Officer, TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd, Mike is passionate about taking companies to the next level. He has relished the opportunity to bring to life the idea of helping companies with resource-intensive processes, automating these processes, helping them to run more effectively.

Giulio Rovera

Giulio Rovera

Director - CTO

Giulio is CTO of TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd. Joining the business at the beginning of 2013; he has an in-depth understanding of the business with a primary focus on business solutions and mission critical 24x7 technology infrastructure.

Giulio has significant experience in leading and managing high performing teams in start-up and global IT environments. With his outstanding technical and organisational skills, he has a proven track record of meeting and exceeding both company and client goals.

Clinton Thomson

Clinton Thomson

Director - CDO

Clinton is Chief Digital Officer of TechConnect IT Solutions Pty Ltd. Joining the business at the beginning of 2013; he has an in-depth understanding of the business with hands on management experience across a multitude of industry sectors, with a primary focus on marketing and driving growth.

Clinton understands how to successfully use technology in today’s economic climate. This is made possible through his insight and focus on delivering breakthrough results that translate into real-world value for clients.

Warren Venter

Warren Venter

Solutions Architect

Warren is passionate about taking all his years of experience from building Microsoft infrastructure and unified messaging solutions, as a qualified system engineer, and translating this into solid cloud solutions for customers.

Although strongly Microsoft educated, helping TechConnect deliver on additional Microsoft competencies, he is currently pursuing his Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification.

Jason Hurst

Jason Hurst

Team Lead - Data

Jason is a Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and database expert with experience designing, developing and implementing enterprise solutions from industries including software, retail, entertainment, gaming, mining, transportation, travel, finance, hospitality and the public sector. Jason works closely with business representatives to streamline and standardise data management, business process and reporting by building and developing enterprise BI solutions. Jason thrives in a challenging environment and he architects solutions that empower organisations and employees with a means to enhance and improve their decision-making process.

Jason currently holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist accreditation.

Michelle Beer

Michelle Beer

Office Manager

Michelle is a creative and detail-obsessed administrator with more than 10 years of experience in all aspects of executive support and office management. Her strengths are in problem solving, process improvement and communication.

Her varied experience and proactive, hardworking nature make her a great addition to the team. She has also completed his Amazon Web Services Business Professional Foundational Accreditation.

Kirsten Cunningham

Kirsten Cunningham

Solutions Architect

Kirsten has achieved the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data and the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science certifications recently.

She also holds the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and more the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and is one of TechConnect’s hardest working team members and always makes our customers feel delighted.

Having spent the last 20 years in IT Kirsten exhibits a broad range of skills and loves what Amazon Web Services is capable of and allows her to achieve.

Jaco Coetzee

Jaco Coetzee

Finance Manager

Jaco is a business professional with rich experience in finance, operations and change management. His main interest and knowledge areas are corporate finance and strategic leadership.

Jaco places high value on continuous learning and development and has an appreciation for business intelligence and cloud technologies.

He currently holds an MBA and is a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, alongside a Graduate Diploma in Economics and a Financial Services Diploma. He has also completed his Amazon Web Services Business Professional Foundational Accreditation.

Andre Beauzec

Andre Beauzec

Solutions Architect

Andre is an accomplished big data architect specialising in creating end to end big data processing solutions in the cloud. Skilled in cloud computing, information management, business analytics, business intelligence, data science and database management. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly. Proven mentor, and leader who leads by example and has expertise in communicating across all organisational levels and teams to drive shared vision and foster a culture of excellence.

Andre has achieved the Microsoft Professional Program in Big Data and the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science.

He has also successfully completed the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and theCertified Big Data Specialty.

Martin Coetzee

Martin Coetzee

Business Analyst

Martin has many years of hands-on experience in construction and manufacturing industries, prior to shifting his focus to IT. Martin’s main responsibilities within TechConnect are as Business Analyst for our Mining vertical. He also heads up our managed services delivery. He is pursuing his degree in computer science, majoring in software development and applied modelling.

Industry certifications include Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Certified Developer Associate, Certified Sysops Administrator Associate and Certified Big Data Specialty.

Denver Naidoo

Denver Naidoo

Head of Operations

Denver has 18 Years of enterprise experience at various levels in the Systems Development Life Cycle. He executes the strategic vision of the organisation by influencing the leadership and culture. Denver has advanced technical knowledge and has been immersed in experience as a Solutions Architect, Software Developer and Leader. Denver has a keen interest and is focusing on digital transformation by leveraging Cloud Platforms.

Denver currently holds a Bachelor of Science Honours – Information Systems as well as certifications in Agile Development, Microsoft SQL Server, and Management Principles for First Line Manages. Denver also has formal TOGAF training.

Brett Shepard

Brett Shepard

Solutions Architect

Brett has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. He has held various roles including Technical sales and management roles from distribution through to Project Management. Working predominantly with Data and Cloud based projects, Brett always keeps his knowledge up to date achieving a Microsoft SQL DBA Qualification in 2010 and more recently the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

Brett Leads some of TechConnect’s largest projects and enjoys providing real business benefits and building strong customer relationships.

Dr Will Brown

Dr Will Brown

Solutions Architect

Will joined the TechConnect graduate program in 2018 following the completion of a Ph.D. in biophysics. Will thrives on detailed data analysis and the insights it provides. He is also experienced in mathematical modelling and simulation.

Will achieved the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate in 2018 and enjoys working with the myriad of technologies used by the TechConnect team as he gains experience in the IT sector. Will’s current interests lie in big data and machine learning, but he relishes the opportunity to solve any problem thrown his way.

Dr Tim Cleaver

Dr Tim Cleaver

Solutions Architect

Tim has worked as a data architect at multiple start-ups. His current interests lie in big data and the application of machine learning technology to deliver real business value that exceeds customer expectations.

Tim earned his doctorate in Artificial Intelligence studying belief-intention interactions in intelligent software agents. He brings a unique perspective from his academic background and experience in a variety of technologies.

Industry certifications include Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Certified Developer Associate and Certified Big Data Specialty.

Dr Sujan Chowdhury

Dr Sujan Chowdhury

Solution Architect

Sujan has completed his Ph.D. in the area of machine learning and image processing in 2016. His interests include Machine Learning, Image Processing, Big Data, and Data Analytics to solve business problems.

Sujan achieved the Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate in 2018 and is thoroughly enjoying working with Amazon Web Services.

Tristan Gunnarsson

Tristan Gunnarsson

Solutions Architect

Tristan joined TechConnect as an intern and then as a graduate. He loves space, science and trying to make a difference. Tristan has an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification.

He has experience with hardware (power systems, circuitry, AI), and is a software application guru in data analytics and machine learning.

He also has a keen interest in automation.

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Solutions Architect

A Software Development and DevOps specialist, Ryan excels in building decoupled microservice architectures in AWS. He is passionate about creating serverless architectures for clients and is very proud to have reduced monthly bills to single digits.

He holds a Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) from the University of Queensland and is a certified AWS professional.

Ryan has completed his Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate, Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and the Amazon Web Services Certified DevOps - Professional certifications.

Tully Dwyer

Tully Dwyer

Solutions Architect

Tully joined the TechConnect team as a graduate and has proven himself to be an out the box thinker with excellent networking and security skills. With an eagerness to learn and delight TechConnect’s customers he has demonstrated the TechConnect values at all times.

Tully has completed his Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate and the Amazon Web Services Certified DevOps - Professional certifications.

David Rowe

David Rowe

Solutions Architect

David has a passion for software development and automation in cloud platforms. With a wide range of knowledge and skills, he takes pride in finding the right solution for each problem.

David holds a Diploma in Computer Networking, and a bachelor’s degree in information technology. David’s focus is on Software Development and Intelligent Systems.  He is currently an Amazon Web Services Certified Developer Associate.

Thean Jonck

Thean Jonck

Solutions Architect

Thean specialises in cloud technologies and has over 18 years of experience within the Microsoft stack. Thean is especially passionate about Microsoft Office 365 and unlocking productivity solutions for customers.

Adam Richards

Adam Richards

Program Manager

Adam brings over 15 years in Project Management, delivering projects and programs with large budgets. Specialising in complex upgrades, migrations and system integration projects, Adam thrives on working with high performing teams and driving outcomes on complex projects. Adam strengths in continuous improvement, stakeholder management and vendor management in multidisciplinary and cross-cultural teams set him apart as a Program and Project Manager.

Adam is a PMP Certified Project Manager with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is currently in the process of becoming AWS Certified and has completed his Amazon Web Services Business Professional Foundational Accreditation.

Eric Semwenda

Eric Semwenda

Solutions Architect

Eric has worked in various IT environments with different methodologies, enabling him to quickly merge old and new knowledge to deliver innovative solutions. Living the true DevOps approach, he thrives on challenge, change and innovation, thinking out-of-the-box when needed. Eric completed a dual degree in Business and IT (Honors) and has acquired an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

Venkat Subramanian

Venkat Subramanian

Solutions Architect

Venkat is an experienced, qualified and multi-skilled data architect / engineer with 18 years of hands-on experience in working with data at various stages within an organization. He comes with a strong background in design, development and support of enterprise OLTP & OLAP systems, data warehouse & BI, Data Mining, big data, AWS, Data Lake, Master Data Management (MDM), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Enterprise application Integration (API), migration and automation. His current focus is in Big data, AWS, machine learning and statistical modelling.

Venkat has a Master’s in Applied Statistics from Macquarie University, Sydney. Industry certifications include Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Certified Developer Associate and Certified Big Data Specialty.

Jackson Huynh

Jackson Huynh

Solutions Architect

Jackson joined the Graduate Program of TechConnect in 2018 after completing his Master of Engineering Science Management at the University of Queensland. Recently, Jackson has joined various projects in Electronic and Biomedical fields which has given him hardware design and data analysis experience. Through these projects, he has been amazed at the power and flexibility of Amazon Web Services solutions and has decided to pursue a cloud career pathway.

Jackson is now working as a part of the TechConnect Managed Services team and is enjoy supporting TechConnect customers.

Harish Kotthapally

Harish Kotthapally

Solutions Architect

Harish holds master’s degree in Information and Technology and has total 17 years of experience delivering solutions primarily using Microsoft Technologies. Harish has worked across all aspects of Business Intelligence and Data management and has delivered large and complex BI solutions from end to end. 

Harish is specialised in designing and developing BI solutions that provide valuable insights to key business players which enable them to make the right decisions at the right time. He is an expert in providing out of the box solutions to complex business problems by combining variety of technologies.

He has experience in a wide range of domains including HealthCare, Pharma, Finance, Supply Chain, Wagering, Lotteries and ONG downstream