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28 Dec: E7 – Luke Halliday – Laying the Foundation for a Future of Innovation in the Australian Airport Industry

Luke Halliday
Luke Halliday – Laying the Foundation for a Future of Innovation in the Australian Airport Industry

Luke Halliday is a dedicated problem solver who believes in making the impossible possible with a driven passion to transform technology explicitly into tangible business values. Most recently, he has been doing it for the Australian airport industry. 

He was previously an Executive Technology at Australia Pacific Airport Corporation, the operator of Melbourne and Launceston Airports, Where he is transforming airport technology and shaping the organization’s future trajectory by building a real-time, predictive data analytics capability and enterprise data platform.

In his role as CIO, Luke has combated cost challenges, redesigned the operating model of technology to integrated outsourced and internal teams and set a strategy that is modernising technology across the airport. He is passionate about how data analytics and AI will improve overall airport operations and security. 

He completed his Executive MBA at Bond University, graduated from the Australian Institute of company directors as a qualified director and acquired a range of expertise in business management, marketing, IT infrastructure and systems engineering.

In his early 20’s he co-founded an IT services business which went on to be listed twice in the top 10 fastest growing IT service businesses in Australia – Mercury IT. Through a journey which included merging two other IT businesses into mercury, establishing a management team and eventually stepping out of the daily operations of the business to take move into a director role, he has remained steadfast in his ambition to help organisations improve their business through the intelligent use of technology. 

This talented man has won several awards such as a Technology Innovator, Owner Manager of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur for his brilliant contributions in business insights, IT intelligence, and data analytical acumen.  

In this episode, Luke shares with us the challenges he overcame to achieve the technological transformation in Melbourne Airport and how data analytics was the biggest part of the job. He shows us with some real-life examples of how data made the passengers’ journey easier, faster, and more comfortable and enabled the airport staff to better assist the passengers, as well as creating great customer experience.

He also sheds light on the best strategy for a data infrastructure for any kind of business and discusses the enormous use of enterprise data platforms and predictive analysis to enhance the customer journey and help everyone involved. 

Apart from that, we also get to learn how he found out the right resources to use and companies to merge with while building his own company Mercury IT. And, much more! 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-halliday
Mercury IT: https://www.mercuryit.com.au
Melbourne Airport: https://www.melbourneairport.com.au
One book that he would gift it to his younger self: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/629.Zen_and_the_Art_of_Motorcycle_Maintenance

Published Articles:

  1. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/approach-digital-disruption-innovation-luke-halliday/
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/update-my-change-position-luke-halliday/

Licenses & Certifications:

  1. Cisco Sales Expert, Issuing authority Cisco
  2. Certified Executive Coach, Issuing authority NS-NLP, Power + Training
  3. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Issuing authority Australian College of IT

Mentioned in the interview:

Luke Halliday’s coach: Geoff Wade (https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffreywade) at Onirik (https://www.onirik.com.au)

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03 Dec: E6 – Prashant Natarajan – Healthcare Analytics and the Ever-changing Landscape of Analytics Vendors

Prashant Natarajan

Could it be that we are living in revolutionary times? We are on the crest of a wave coming for the last 40 or 50 years… data and analytics have the potential to make a massive impact in all industries. 

One of the reasons why The Analytics Show works so well is because it has some of the biggest experts in data and analytics as guests. By sharing their knowledge and expertise, they help our views learn more and advance their careers much faster.

This is why it’s my great pleasure to present our newest guest on the show, Prashant Natarajan, and I hope you enjoy this episode.

Prashant is a technology and product executive with expertise in data, analytics and machine including financial services, healthcare, government, and manufacturing.

He has worked in many important roles, such as business and technology leadership at Deloitte, learning applications. In addition to this, Prashanat has demonstrated his professional abilities across multiple verticals at  H2O.ai, Oracle and Siemens in the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific.

What is also amazing is that Prashant is a lead author or contributor to 5 books on software development, AI, ML, big data, and business intelligence. He is a Co-Faculty Instructor at Stanford University, guest lecturer at Monash University, and an Advisor at Louisiana Tech University. But the list goes on, doesn’t stop there: he is an industry advisor at Pistoia Alliance, University of California at San Francisco, and the Council for Affordable Health Coverage in Washington DC.

When someone like this drops us a visit and accepts to be a guest on the show, it proves we are doing the right thing promoting leaders in the field of data and analytics. If you’d like to learn much more about technology, life and approach to business, I strongly suggest you have a listen and see for yourself why Prashant is one of the top experts in the industry.

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Prashat will also talk about being a good leader, and the attributes a good leader needs to have; why and how he decided to come to Australia; how he finds time to write his books – even against his super-busy work schedule; how he sees product management and development in the months and years to come, and much, much more…

Connect with Prashant on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natarpr/

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