Skilledfield is a Melbourne based Big Data consultancy and professional services company that transforms complex IT problems into simple Big Data solutions. We have a knack for transforming complex data sets into usable and meaningful data that allows our customers to unlock valuable business insights.
Since 2016 we have been enabling our customers to maximize the business and operational value of their big data investment by helping them develop, manage, understand and utilise Big Data systems in a way that works for them.
Our name represents our vision of being the field filled with skilled IT professionals. Like a gold field filled with gold, we’re a field filled with skilled IT professionals. Our data analysts, engineers and developers bring many years of diverse IT and data experience to our team. Their varied professional history and broad skillset mean that Skilledfield can bring original ideas and innovative Big Data solutions to customers.
We’ve developed close partnerships with some of the industry’s leading businesses including Red Hat, Cloudera, Lucidworks and Databricks, among others. This enables us to provide integrated services that offer a complete solution to our customers in an extremely efficient manner. Skilledfield is also a Member of the Data Management Association (DAMA), so our engineers have the ability to leverage the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK), ensuring they always apply information and data management best practices.
At Skilledfield, we design, develop and operate Big Data solutions to help our customers achieve market leadership, regulatory compliance and operational excellence. We specialise in utilising predictive analytics to leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, so our customers can make better informed decisions about their business, now and into the future.
Mouaz Alnouri - Founder/Managing Director
Mouaz leads the Skilledfield team with an unrivalled passion for data and a zest for problem solving. With over a decade in the IT services industry, he’s provided intelligent solutions for complex problems throughout his career. He’s worked with major technology and telecommunications firms including Telstra and NBN Co. Limited, where he’s delivered data focused solutions that have significantly improved operational efficiency. He’s a customer-focused problem solver that leads the Skilledfield team towards their vision to become Australia’s leading Big Data solutions provider.
Ziqing (Astrid) Liu - Operations Analyst
Astrid believes that everything is data and data is everything; she’s extremely passionate about her work. With a Master’s Degree in Information Management and an Elastic Engineer Certificate, plus specialised skills in data management, business intelligence and statistical modelling, Astrid is an expert at helping clients with data visualisation and threat detection. Outside of work she’s a jogger and puzzle solver.
Lakshmi Srinivas Bodepu – Senior Big Data Engineer
Lakshmi has 10+ years’ experience in working with and implementing petabyte scale Data Warehouse, Big Data and hybrid solutions. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications and is a Teradata Certified Technical Specialist. Lakshmi enjoys exploring technologies and going for long runs when he’s not mastering Big Data.
Saad Abbasi - Data Analyst
Analysing large datasets and reporting key findings to customers is Saad’s superpower. His Master’s Degree in Information Systems gives him the ability to make fact and data-based recommendations. He excels in creating interactive visualisations and dashboards that tell insightful stories through meaningful data. After hours, Saad enjoys exercising and playing snooker.
Abhishek Jayachandran - Big Data Developer
Abhishek holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology with specialization in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics from Carnegie Mellon University and brings with him his data mining, business intelligence and data analysis skills. He is an excellent developer and has worked on multiple projects in data driven space where he’s had the opportunity to hone his skills and perfect his craft. He believes that data drives the world today and it is important to extract data which has value in it. Outside work, Abhishek enjoys playing sports – basketball, cricket, table tennis etc.
Sara Kardani Moghaddam - Big Data Developer
Holding a PhD from the University of Melbourne in Performance Data Analytics, Sara has done extensive research regarding Cybersecurity with hands-on experience in time series modelling and unsupervised anomaly detections. Sara contributes directly to our vision of being an advanced analytics provider for Cybersecurity use cases. She’s a data enthusiast who loves turning data into practical knowledge that can be used in a meaningful way by our customers.
Robert Iftime - Senior Project Lead
Robert is an energetic, versatile, diligent and focused project leader with outstanding attention for detail. Skilled in communicating complex problems in a crisp and accurate manner, Robert is able to build high performance teams and develop strong stakeholder engagement. With more than 15 years in project leadership roles, Robert has delivered numerous projects across Telco, IT, Media, Defence and Cyber Security domains. These projects range from small tactical data analytics initiatives, to large-scale complex Systems Integration programs of work. Internal or customer facing, waterfall or agile, rescuing failing projects, difficult stakeholders, compliance (SOX, NZ TaaS), Robert has been through it all and has proven himself to be an effective and reliable project leader.
Arsalan Khan - Senior Big Data Engineer
Arsalan is a practiced Telecommunication, IoT and IT Technologist with vast experience in technology leadership and solution architecture of medium to large scale on-premise and cloud-based applications and platforms. He’s worked for some of the biggest names out there, including Nokia, Huawei, Etisalat and Thales. He’s also 4 x Amazon Web Services (AWS), a PRINCE2 Practitioner and ITIL certified. Outside of work, he’s a cricket enthusiast who has a passion for travel.
Guy Mahdi - Senior Business Analyst
Guy is an accomplished Business Analyst with a broad range of experience in Agile Delivery, Software Development, Data Analytics, and UI/UX projects. He is a certified PMP and SCRUM Master, highly adept at both Waterfall and Agile methodologies. Armed with his enthusiasm for achievement, he was involved in delivering key strategic digital projects that redefined the customer experience of millions of users in Australia and Overseas. Nothing is too hard or too much for him, he rolls up his sleeves and gives it a go, always looking to grow his toolbox of skills.
Keone Martin - Lead Developer
Keone loves getting out of the city for a hike, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and solving tough algorithmic challenges that provide real life value. An experienced web developer with a passion for teamwork and security, he is focused on building user friendly systems that are resilient against attacks. If you’re looking for solutions that work, but only for the people they’re meant to work for, Keone is here to build them.
Sohail Sankanur - Big Data Engineer
Sohail holds a Master of Data Science degree from Monash University with experience of working for fortune 500 clients. He has been working as an independent security researcher and has found security vulnerabilities for some major tech giants. He has experience of working with Enterprise systems and integrating them with data to solve business problems. Outside of work Sohail likes to explore new technologies and test them to the ultimate capacity.
Gerrad DeLuca - Project Manager
Gerrad is an enthusiastic and driven IT professional who has 10 years of experience within the IT industry. He has spent the last 7 of these within the project management and software testing space, delivering large digital and network transformation programs for Tier 1 Australian companies. Gerrad strives to achieve program milestones whilst advocating to ensure a high level of quality. He brings a pragmatic approach to delivery that provides confidence to clients and support to project team members. Gerrad is Azure certified and has a keen interest in Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cyber Security.
Jose Mari Ponce - Software Engineer
For the last twelve years, Jose has architected and built a wide range of applications across various industries such as Media Publishing, Insurance and Manufacturing. He started his cloud journey four years ago and was successful in migrating several on-premise monolith and legacy systems into microservice solutions. He prefers working on all parts of the technology stack, be it front-end, back-end or DevOps. He is also a certified Google Cloud Engineer and has a keen interest in Data Science and Machine Learning. Jose is a fast learner and a puzzle-junkie who likes to be put in situations that involve solving challenging problems. He enjoys musical instruments and computer games as much as writing code.
Damian Wernert - Senior DevOps Engineer
About to complete his Master of Cybersecurity, Damian has been a seasoned IT professional for over 30 years. Skilled in Unix, Linux, Networking and Oracle DBA, he is passionate about infrastructure, especially with open-source technologies. Security has always been front-of-mind and has been a constant thread running through all his professional endeavours since the beginning of his career. Damian has worked with numerous organisations, including small business, government, SMEs, large businesses and global corporations. When he’s not engrossed in IT infrastructure, Damian practices Karate and loves guitar playing, wood- and metal-working and enjoys a good beer.
Keertana Rao - Cyber Security Engineer
Keertana holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology specialising in Cyber Security from Deakin University and is passionate about ethical hacking, penetration testing and vulnerability detection. Keertana is a cybersecurity enthusiast who puts efforts in finding bugs in the system and protecting data. She holds 2 years of experience as an Incident and Problem Analyst. When she is not working or studying, Keertana is sketching and painting.
Michelle O'Brien - Business Engagement Manager
Michelle is a broadly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience in various project management, sales and marketing operations, stakeholder engagement, communications, and go-to-market roles. She specialises in bridging the gap between tech experts and non-tech stakeholders to drive great customer experience and outcomes. Outside of work, Michelle enjoys cooking, beating her kids at board games, podcasts, spending time with her needy French Bulldog, and slowly (so very slowly) renovating her family home.
Mohit Sharma - Senior Project Manager
Mohit is a seasoned managed operations and services delivery lead, having worked with Tier-1 telco and carrier service providers for over 21 years. With expanded experience in Network Services, Network Security, Data Networks, and Telco Operations, delivering large and complex network transformations has been Mohit’s forte. Dynamic and persuasive with expertise in strategic & operational excellence, business development, and stakeholder management, Mohit brings enriched experience in customer experience and customer advocacy. He likes to venture in to the unknown and yet deliver customer requirements.