These are the people within KurrawongAI:


Nicholas Car

Data Architect, Knowledge Graph Specialist

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Nicholas worked for a decade in informatics research at Australian universities and government research organisations. His PhD involved decision modelling using Semantic Web ontologies for irrigation.

He has worked in international Semantic Web standards development in the areas of data profiling and spatial data.

Since 2018, Nicholas has worked in the private sector supplying commercial and free open source Knowledge Graph-based products and services.

In 2022, Nicholas founded KurrawongAI to focus on product-independent consulting.

Edmond Chuc

Knowledge Graph Senior Developer

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Edmond is a software engineer, information modeller and knowledge graph and Semantic Web senior developer.

Edmond started his journey in the area of data integration and interoperability during his time at CSIRO where he worked on web services and reference datasets that underpinned the Location Index project.

He later had the privilege to work as a senior software engineer at TERN, a national research infrastructure funded by NCRIS, where he was given the opportunity to hone his information modelling, data governance, data integration, data exchange and data interoperability skills. Edmond started multiple initiatives at TERN and led a number of projects where he successfully used knowledge graph technologies to integrate disparate ecological field survey data collected from multiple state and federal government and research organisations. Edmond also used knowledge graph technologies to improve data interoperability between services within TERN’s data infrastructure.

Edmond enjoys applying his knowledge and skillset to help organisations improve their data infrastructure and management. He also enjoys developing novel software solutions and services to manage data and knowledge graphs.

Sophie Darnell

Data Governance Advisor & Business Analyst

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Sophie is interested in the conjunction of organisational and technological change that allows for organisations to more effectively make use of their resources and information; developing solutions that allow the connections that are key to new insights and effective Information Management.

While working in varied sectors over the last decade, Sophie has primarily focused in Records and Information Management roles.

She has experience in Software as a Service (SaaS) Project Management & Business Analysis, as well as SLA Support Coordination across the biodiversity information and the Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM) sectors.

David Habgood

Data Scientist, Knowledge Graph Systems Senior Developer

David is an experienced KG systems developer who configures RDF databases and applications and then uses them to answer difficult questions.

He has considerable Machine Learning experience, including text document processing, and cutting-edge spatial data systems experience, including Discrete Global Grid System implementation.

Jamie Feiss

Knowledge Graph Senior Developer

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Jamie is a software engineer with several years experience in full-stack web application development, focusing on user interfaces and APIs for knowledge graph systems.

Jamie also has experience provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure, and is passionate about process automation of both infrastructure and application deployment. With a background of theoretical physics and machine learning, Jamie enjoys designing and developing pleasing and intuitive user experiences, and creating efficient and elegant solutions to challenging problems.

Howard Johns

Solutions Architect

Howard has worked as a solutions architect at Services Australia where he contributed to many high profile projects that delivered essential services to the Australian public. This included the Digital Identity Exchange, myGov and Centrelink.

Howard maintained a close collaborative approach with business, technical, and architecture teams, steering the design, validation, and advancement of solutions through the formal governance approval process. This often involved the facilitation of workshops, engaging both business and technical stakeholders to ensure a holistic understanding.

Additionally, Howard has a strong background in online development, encompassing modern technology stacks, reactive technologies, and diverse database technologies. He now works as KurrawongAI’s Solutions Architect implementing the overall systems needed to integrate Knowledge Graph tools into organisations’ computing environments.

Margie Smith

Data Governance Coach

Margie is a data and metadata policy and governance consultant with around 20 years experience in Federal government, mostly in the Departments of Prime Minister & Cabinet, Communications, Human Services, Geoscience Australia and various statutory authorities.

In 2005 - 2015 Margie was instrumental in the establishment and multi-agency adoption of the various ANZLIC spatial data standards.

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David Crosswell

Solutions Architect

David is an experienced Solutions Architect and IT project director who has worked for decades in Queensland.

He has first-hand experience with Knowledge Graph-based enterprise data scenarios and currently consults for large finance and resources sector companies.