Daniel is a seasoned entrepreneur and leader of technology companies. As the CEO of Simple Machines his passion is to unite challenging problems with brilliant minds and to unleash the full potential of each. Having led technology projects in consulting, film, live entertainment and media, Daniel draws on his diverse experience to solve critical business problems. A New Zealand native, he maintains strong connections to his homeland. He also loves sailing.
We’re a specialist firm of expert consultants, data architects and engineers building the next generation of data driven organisations, frameworks and software applications.
Solutions that are conceptually sound, fit-for-purpose and thrive in the real world.
Practical solutions driven by your unique needs
& Machine Learning
Putting your data to work
& Software Development
Platforms and software applications crafted by experts
Training & Education
Upskilling your team for the future
Our heritage is architecting and engineering highly performant, distributed, data driven platforms and applications that perform at massive scale.
Engineering applications and platforms for enterprise clients in Scala, utilising Akka Serverless and Akka Platform. We are Lightbend Consulting Partners and offer official Lightbend Courses in Akka and Scala.
Helping clients to cross the divide to event-driven, real-time platforms leveraging Kafka. We are partners with leading Kafka platform providers including Confluent and Amazon Web Services.
Simplifying analytics and machine learning for each of our customers with Databricks, the original creators of Spark. Our team of certified experts partner with clients to rapidly unlock business value with Databricks.
Leveraging the best of the cloud to deliver solutions on AWS. We are Advanced AWS APN Consulting Partners and have a track record of successfully launching data driven platforms and high availability distributed projects with Amazon Web Services.
Our clients are leading enterprises, governments and global technology companies.
While we are bound by strict confidentiality agreements with many of our clients, here are some we can share with you.
We actively engage with and contribute to the broader technology community. Our team regularly contributes to open-source projects, provides training, speaks at conferences and writes blog posts and white papers.
We are proud sponsors of Lambda Jam, Yow! Connected and CTO Summit.
Our Leadership Team
With over 10 years consulting experience, Fiona leads the Simple Machines Client Management Team. Fiona has a passion for delivering superior, personalised, strategic and consultive support, enabling our clients to develop and succeed in their data transformation strategies and programs of work. Outside of the office, Fiona loves spending time with her family at Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches.
With a career spanning 20 years across 10 cities, Fotina has extensive experience managing large scale technology-based projects in agile environments. In her role of Director – Delivery, Fotina inspires and motivates multidisciplinary teams to deliver the highest value products to our clients. Outside of work, Fotina braves the cold and takes part in ocean pool winter swimming events for charity.
A technology leader backed by more than 15 years of industry experience, Iain regularly heads up demanding data-driven engagements at the intersection of data science and data engineering. Iain’s passion for delivering high-quality, effective software combines with his extensive experience in data engineering and machine learning to give a practical focus that cuts through complexity and delivers sustainable business value for our clients, sooner. Iain is a keen swimmer and has just started his surf life-saving patrol course – coming soon to a beach near you!
Johan is a technologist who takes a pragmatic approach to complex domain problems. Bringing more than 20 years’ experience as a consultant, architect and engineer across a broad cross-section of industries, Johan leads critical client engagements with an emphasis on solutions that continually deliver business value. A native South African, Johan is a long-distance runner and devoted father of two.
With over 15 years of accounting experience, Victoria leads the Finance team at Simple Machines. As a fully qualified CPA, she brings a wide range of knowledge and skills from industries such as IT services, management consulting, financial services and public practice accounting. Ensuring our financial foundations are strengthened for success, Victoria brings commercial insights across our international group. When she’s not number crunching you will find Victoria clicking her heels in a dance class or enjoying the outdoors and taking landscape photos along the coast.
Simon is a technology leader with 25 years of experience as a developer, data engineer, team lead, tech lead, product architect and team manager. Simon partners with business and architecture teams to design and deliver practical, pragmatic architecture for data platforms that deliver business impact. Based in Christchurch, Simon can often be found mountain biking and mountaineering in the city’s beautiful Port Hills.
James is an accomplished technology leader with more than a decade’s experience designing and building data science and data engineering platforms for the telecommunications, energy and insurance industries. He combines deep, hands-on engineering expertise with a strong understanding of how to deliver large scale enterprise projects to ensure client success. A keen cyclist and runner, James can often be found at the bike park.
We’re more than happy to sense check an existing solution upskill your team with training architect, engineer and integrate an entirely new capability
Get in touch via email or call us. We’re happy to discuss your project or request an overview of our credentials and relevant case studies.
Whether it’s sense checking an existing solution, upskilling your team with training or creating and delivering an entirely new capability, we’re more than happy to discuss your project or provide an overview of our credentials and relevant case studies. Get in touch via email or feel free to call us.
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
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