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Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company - George Washington

Proudly presenting our network of advisors, associates and partners from Sydney, most state capitals of Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong,  USA, UK, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and Israel.

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Ben Livson, Chairman and CEO - Sydney

Ben's focus is on advisory, consulting and project management of mission critical high availability and security cloud infrastructure and online for the Westpac Group, ANZ Bank, Telstra, Futures Brokers, AMP, KPMG, PwC & other key clients. LinkedIn.

Ken Wild - Sydney

Ken has over 20 years sales experience in commercial, industrial and government sectors both here and in North America. He has worked strategically and operationally at all levels of business transformation in the energy, IT, building materials, manufacturing, importing and distribution sectors. Ken is MBA and Certified Professional Engineer CPE.

Dr. Christopher Moore - Sydney


Christopher Moore - PhD (Sydney) & MBA (Macquarie) - is a strategic business consultant with twenty years of expertise in business analysis, data, functions, quality, policies and processes. He is particularly adept at aligning business processes and systems with regulations and policies, as well as developing business functions. Dr. Moore specialises in analysing historical and future business trends.

David Nathan - Sydney

A principal of Basix Pty Ltd since 1981. The firm is a licensed Dealer for sale of companies by private treaties. It provides consulting in mergers and acquisitions of small - medium size private companies, facilitation of business alliances and assistance in capital raising for seed and start-ups. David also keeps abreast with Government programs offering assistance to small innovative enterprises. David has commercialised new products for Baxter Healthcare. He has commercialised Gradipore's electrophoresis products and organised Government grants, which lead to its public listing in 1985. In recent years, David has facilitated a number of successful business alliances in IT, marine products, tool making, veterinary products and environmental projects. David is CPA and MBA.

Dr. Robert Laurie - Switzerland and USA

Dr. Laurie CEO of 23rd Century Capital was formerly Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust and Vice President of UBS in Sydney and New York and in those capacities was personally responsible for advising on, and arranging, over US$10 billion of financings in the telecommunications, power, infrastructure and natural resources sectors throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and South-East Asia. Dr. Laurie is a specialist in large business investments and project finance.

Pascal Grant - Sydney

Pascal is a General Manager at Telstra, formerly strategic advisor, Regional Director of Intel Solution Services South Asia Pacific, senior account manager for SAP and Oracle and CEO of Asia Online Australia and NZ. Pascal's academic qualifications include Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University of London, Masters Degree in Education, Columbia University, NYC, NY.

Richard Harris - London

Richard is CEO at exclusive ltd and board director for a number of tech start-ups, Richard is a results focused, strategic thinker with 20 years experience in start-ups, direct & channel sales, alliances, marketing, VC fundraising, new product development & evangelism. He specialises in Enterprise Software, Start-ups, Turnarounds, Merger & Acquisition and Interim Management, with a particular focus on companies looking to set up operations in EMEA.  He is also able to work in Australia.  With a rare blend of solid technical skills and extensive commercial expertise he produces tangible quick results in presales, multilevel consultancy, project management, training, sales support, sales and executive management. Linkedin Profile

Professor Robin M Braun - Sydney

Robin holds the Chair of Telecommunications, and is Acting Director of the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has been an academic and consultant for over 20 years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in industrial research and development. He was on the technical team that prepared the Green and White Papers, and the enabling legislation, that preceded telecommunications reform in South Africa in the mid 90’s. He has taught MBA and MEng courses on Telecommunications regulations and economics. His current research interests are in using artificial intelligence in the management of complex telecommunications systems and services.
Dr. Alex Shamgar
- Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Dr. Shamgar specialist in industry development, commercialization of innovative technologies and marketing. Following a brief research and teaching career in Physiology, Faculty of medicine, University of Melbourne, he joined Johnson&Johnson Medical as Research and Development Manager. In 1985, he joined the NSW Government and managed its Biotechnology program and other technology commercialisation and innovation programs. During 13 years with the NSW Government, he gained extensive knowledge of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical scientific equipment industries.

Dr. Manny Baker - USA

Dr. Baker is a principal owner of Process Strategies, Inc., an internationally recognized software engineering consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA, and Walpole, ME. He is co-author of the book, "Software Process Quality: Management and Control", published in 1999 by Marcel Dekker, Inc. He is certified by the SEI as a CBA-IPI and SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and an instructor in the Introduction to the CMMI course. He has held a number of management positions and was Manager of the Product Assurance Department of Logicon’s Strategic and Information Systems Division before becoming a consultant. His current interest is to help organizations in their transition to the CMMI. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (B.M.E.) degree from New York University, and an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Peter Fritz AM, CEO & Chairman - TCG Group - Australia & Central Europe

Group Managing Director and founder of the TCG  Group of Companies.  The TCG group has been a networked organisation incubating small companies for 30 years and has created shareholder value of over $1.2B. Peter is Chairman of the TCG Group - a company affiliated with BAL Consulting P/L.

Jyrki Lignell - Finland

Expert advisor on IP, PKI and smart cards. CEO of Setec Oy. Advisor to ID express Oy. Formerly, CEO of Nokia Cable & Condensator, Finnet International and Kanava-9 telecommunications carriers. Mr. Lignell is M.Sc. and Lic.Eng. from the Helsinki Technical University.

Judd Rusnak - Sydney

Judd Rusnak, M.Sc., has 20 years experience in the IT&T industry covers all aspects of the development cycle: project management, database design, administration, training and application programming. Judd is an Oracle data warehousing specialist and expert the design and operations of very large databases for Telstra, Unisys Australia, Fortune Advertising, Leo Burnett, f2network, AOL7, EDS, RTA and Fortune Advertising since the 1980s.

Dr. Emil Somekh - Israel

SolidCAM's founder and Managing Director, Dr. Emil Somekh, is a veteran of 33 years in CAD/CAM development and applications: 15 years as a lead software engineer with the Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd and 18 years with SolidCAM.

Elis Nemes - London and Stockholm

Elis recently held the positions of President Arcot International, Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Novell, Inc. Previous to that, he was with Sun Microsystems Inc. where he was Vice President for Northern and Eastern Europe, including CIS. He is a native of Finland and holds Masters of Science Degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Helsinki University.

Edgar Villarosa - South-East Asia and Hong Kong

Expert in telecommunications wholesale and international business. Served many of the key regional Asia-Pacific telecommunications carriers in senior general management, sales and business development roles.

Rudy Ognibene - Sydney and Melbourne

Rudy is a director in senior MIS and project management with a career spanning more than twenty years with major enterprises including Price Waterhouse, IBM GSA, SMS, IBA Health and NSW Government.

David Griffith - Sydney

Managing partner of Spruson & Ferguson. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Patent Attorneys of Australia, BE (Hons), FIPAA and a member of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), the Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI), the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, the European Community Trade Mark Association and the Licensing Executives Society.

Paul Zaman - Singapore

Expert telecommunications investment analyst. Served ING-Barings and as Director of Strategy for the Infocom Development Authority of Singapore. Paul's has served Telstra, Andersen Consulting, SRI International, Marconi and British Telecom. MBA and MSc. Runs his own independent corporate advisory.

Stuart Anderson, MBA, Sydney


Stuart - a Telecommunications Business Strategist, Corporate Advisor and Technologist –MBA has won the MGSM MindShifts Group prize for Competitive Intelligence and the Nick Labordus Memorial Prize for Technology Management.

Matan Livson, BEE Hons and BCOM - Sydney

Matan is a senior electrical engineer telecommunications specialising in mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) Design  with Ericsson, Huawei and Motorola with major input to the Aerostats All Australia (AAA) initiative.

Ori Livson, MSc by Research - Sydney

Ori Livson

Ori's strengths are in mathematics and computer science with advanced software developer skills. Ori has contributed to to the Aerostats All Australia (AAA) initiative.


CJ Heng, CPE & MBA - Adelaide and Singapore

CJ Heng, CPE & MBA, specialises in general management and operations in electricity utilities and telecommunications including TeleChoice International.

Larry Gartenstein - Sydney 

Larry is the Managing Director of Australian Training Systems, a key authority in IT&T sales training and consulting after a long and successful career in IBM sales.

Myron Hecht - USA

Myron an expert in mission critical hardware and software systems analysis and design since 1978. Myron is a research manager in Aerospace Corporation and a former president and CEO of SoHaR Inc.

Peter Thompson - Sydney

Managing Director of RPT Pacific - a regional Asia-Pacific Business Consultancy - is a business partner of BAL Consulting. Peter served as President -Asia Pacific for venture capital firm ETF Group, where he led investment activities in the region and helped portfolio companies to build businesses across Asia Pacific. He also served as the firm's global business troubleshooter, turning around several portfolio companies. He served as Chief Operating Officer for KM Aspac, the Singapore based IT investment arm of Kanematsu Corporation, and built and directed the Asia Pacific regional operations for Memorex Telex Corporation.

I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year - The editor in charge of business books, for Prentice Hall, 1957.

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