Dave Newman

David Newman is a highly skilled digital innovator with over 20 years of experience in digital business and software design and build. Dave is a tech entrepreneur who co-founder Maptaskr, a business that specialises in using Location Intelligence for Microsoft Technologies. Leveraging the latest AI, big data and data science to abstract hidden insight using locational/spatial components of enterprise data allows businesses to gain the edge, find new business and reduce operational costs.

Dave comes from a technology background where he won UK Systems Professional of the Year at the UK IT Industry awards and plays an active role in the WA Startup scene where he is the organiser of WA's largest (and recognised nationally as Australia's 4th most influential) tech startup community – Morning Startup. He also founded the ‘Not for Profit' Ministry of Data last year. Its mission is to take on problems from within Government and have them solved by the innovative community using data to view that the solutions could potentially become businesses.

He has an extensive skill set as a software designer, solution architect, digital architecture, Vanguard Enterprise Architecture, software development, business analysis, system/infrastructure rollout, software introduction or re-engineering, specialising in mobile & web-based platform solutions and software design/integration. He also holds key stakeholder experience, is a keen influencer and considers himself a confident, logical thinker with strong analytical and leadership skills and an excellent communicator who works well under pressure.