Master of Ceremonies
Peter is a seasoned business leader specialising in cloud computing technology applied to business application solutions for the enterprise. Peter has worked with cloud technology in the APAC region since 2002 on engagements with companies in ANZ, SE Asia, Japan and North Asia. He is a regular speaker at HR Technology and start up events across the region and in the US.
He started his sourcing journey with Australia’s first job board JobNet which was a pioneer in the online sourcing space giving recruiters and candidates a matching and evaluation framework which was unashamedly borrowed from the online dating systems. Peter then went on to provide innovative technology solutions for sourcing to recruitment companies such as Ambit, Reed, Ambition and Candle.
In the corporate sourcing world Peter took Singapore Airlines on their journey into online recruitment and sourcing in 2004. For the next decade he worked with some of the fastest growing companies in the region to help them meet their sourcing and recruitment challenges by applying technology and innovative solutions. These included Lend Lease, HSBC, Coca Cola Amatil, Jebsen, Starbucks, Ingram Micro, Mitsui, Toyota,, MGM, Crown and Wynn Casinos, Japanese, NZ, Australian and Singapore Government agencies as well as the Ayala Group in the Philippines.
Recently Peter is working with the Venture Capital and Start-up communities to fund and launch innovative cloud technologies into the region. His most recent launch was for the online video interviewing company HireVue which he launched into the Japanese market in collaboration with SunBridge Partners, the leading VC for cloud businesses in Japan, with an initial wave of users that included RedBull and Recruit Inc the largest Japanese recruitment company.
Peter has personally launched a number of cloud technology businesses in the Asia region including Vurv, which was successfully sold to Taleo (now Oracle) just prior to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 for US$128m. A permanent resident of Singapore since 2008 Peter works across the region from this hub. Previously Peter lived and worked in various Asian countries and has survived 3 recessions, a number of encounters with the region’s militants, being the sole mat saleh in the Malaysian freefall parachute display team and numerous bad cups of coffee.