Change is Good – Change Challenges

I’ve resigned from Microsoft, and will be taking up an A/Professorship in Services Engineering at the University of NSW. To quote one of my favourite blogger – James Hamilton – ‘Change is good, change challenges, change forces humility, change teaches’. I am looking forward to the new challenge and learning opportunities this change brings me!…


My Dilemma at PDC and Sydney Film Festival

The dilemma I always have at PDC and the Sydney Film Festival is – there are so many wonderful concurrent sessions – which one do I go to? this year – I think I’ve worked out a great formula that suits me – I’m sticking to the Advanced or Expert sessions. And so far, not a…


Reflecting on the last 12 months

In the last 12 months, I did a lot more business planning and management than creating architectural IP. I learnt many new things from my team, and I thank them for their patience and support – such a previlege to work with this team of extremely talented and committed individuals: Michael, Shane, Nick, Jorke (and Scott). Thank you! The list…


New FY Resolution

ok, here’s to FY09, wish me luck – my new financial year resolution is to once again blog regularly, documenting my learnings on this journey…


Celebrating International Women’s Day

FITT is running the IWD luncheon again – but sadly we missed out – as it was a booked out event way in advance – I think we’ll need to lobby for a bigger venue in the future… in any case, a bunch of us got together for lunch today to celebrate – Bronwen even flew in…


On Facebook Finally

I feel like a luddite to admit this – but I’ve only just registered on Facebook today! Despite the various invitations from friends – Gavin’s even thrown a photo of me from Spain in there – I’ve resisted because: I’m a working mother of 2 toddlers – I don’t even have enough time to sort through…


Newest Additions on my Book shelf

I know, in this web 2.0 age, books seem to be incredibly old fashioned! I must admit I succumb to wikipaedia a lot more nowadays than the good old library… but every now and then, I get a gem! Nick has already picked up one recent addition – this is a great present from Greg….


My Free Intellectual Property Sold Online?

This came through to my inbox today via an alert service: “British Library Direct: Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware …Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware Technology. Author. Gorton, I. Liu, A. Brebner, P. Journal title. COMPUTER -IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY- …” Wow, it’d cost about AU$30 to get this 5 year old article! Since I don’t receive any royalty…


Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to be solved, and work to be done, to make enterprise architecture…


Warren Centre Innovation Lecture 2007 – Dr Chris Nicol

I attended the Warren centre 2007 Innovation lecture given by Dr Chris Nicol. I’ve known of Chris for 15 years, right from the UNSW days at the VaST lab, I think I still have his lecture notes on VLSI design on my shelf somewhere! Chris delivered an inspiring lecture. It was a good story about his…