CEO, bBiller Pty Ltd.
Veteran IT professional (37 Years), company director, project manager, process improvement engineer, business analyst, systems architect, inventor, philanthropist and author. Held corporate positions in Banking and Finance. Financially literate and technical astute, Stephen is at the forefront of new and emerging economies featuring distributed technologies, Internet of Things and Artificial intelligence.
Michael E. Bryant, MA, MBA, CPA, CBE
Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Advisory Board.
Michael is the CEO of Blockchain Ventures International, CEO of ICO Management Ltd, CEO & Publisher of “Blockchain Daily News”, Executive Member of The Blockchain Council, and President of Bryant Trust Ltd.
He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of “International Accounting” and “International Corporate Finance” in the Masters in International Business program at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, and as a guest lecturer on Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies at the Moscow University of Finance & Law (MFUA).
In addition to acquiring eleven late stage companies during his career, with revenues ranging from $2 million to $120 million, Michael was the founder of six startup companies, with activities ranging from 4-D Printing and online mining supply, to Education & Training and Musician Promotion. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE).
Michael began his career in 1982 with a BSc. in Finance & Accounting from the University of South Carolina, after serving as a White House Intern in the Ronald Reagan administration. During his career he furthered his education by earning a MBA in International Business from Georgia State University, and a MA in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Harvard University and Tufts University.
bBiller Advisor: Crane Softwrights Ltd., Ottawa, Canada
Represented by: G. Ken Holman, CTO
Mr. G. Ken Holman is the Chief Technology Officer for Crane Softwrights Ltd., a Canadian corporation offering XSL, XSLT, XQuery and XSL-FO language training, and general SGML and XML related computer systems analysis services regarding text markup technologies to international customers. Mr. Holman is a co-editor of the Universal Business Language (UBL) 2.0 and 2.1 specifications, an invited expert to the W3C and member of the W3C Working Group that developed XML from SGML, the current Canadian chair of the ISO subcommittee responsible for e-commerce documents, a former international secretary and former Canadian chair of the ISO subcommittee responsible for the SGML family of standards, the founding chair of the OASIS XML Conformance Technical Committee, the founding chair of the OASIS XSLT/XPath Conformance Technical Committee, the founding and current chair of the OASIS Code List Representation Technical Committee, the current XML technical lead and chair of the OASIS UBL Technical Committee, the author of training videos and electronically-published and print-published books on XML-related technologies, and has often been a speaker at related conferences. Prior to establishing Crane, Mr. Holman spent over 13 years in a software development and consulting services company working in the NAPLPS and the SGML industries.
Advisory Board Member
Warwick Powell is founder and chairman of Sister City Partners
Ltd, a regional not-for-profit investment banking enterprise. He is a director of a number of companies in Australia and Hong Kong involved in investment banking, big data analytics, renewable energy and agribusiness services.
He is a recognised creative thinker in economic, social and enterprise development with 20 years’ experience in identify and assessing social and economic impacts across a broad range of public policy propositions and development activities and initiatives. His expertise in this arena is reflected in being invited to deliver a complete 13-week course on ‘creativity, innovation and leadership in the 21st century’ for James Cook University’s MBA program. He is the author or co-author of a range of research papers and conference papers, cutting across areas as diverse as regional financial innovation through to the socio-aesthetics of urban design and open space.
After graduating with First Class Honours (Bachelor of Arts), from Griffith University in 1991 when his research and academic achievements were recognised by the awarding of the University Medal for Academic Excellence. He specialised in the study of Chinese economic and social systems.
He deferred a Department of Foreign Affairs International Studies Scholarship (China) and began work as the Research Officer to Kevin Rudd, then Director-General of the Office of the Cabinet (Queensland Government). There, he was responsible for undertaking analysis and reviews of a broad range of Government policy initiatives covering areas such as languages education in schools, closure of factories and impacts on local communities including mitigations, regional economic development programs, community facilities infrastructure development needs and programs (e.g. community halls, community health centres) etc. He also worked directly with the Director-General to undertake twice-yearly audits of Departmental performance against Governmental priorities and policy benchmarks. With a broad, whole-of-government background, he was appointed in 1994 to the role of Policy Advisor to the Minister for Mines and Energy – a role which required coalface assessments of the impacts of proposed policies and actions on communities. He was intimately involved in evaluating the economic implications of the introduction of National Competition Policy in the State’s electricity supply industry (including economic impacts on consumers and businesses; implications for employment etc.), as well as the social impacts of proposed high voltage transmission line projects in various parts of Queensland (e.g. Gordonvale and Eastlink). He also evaluated the social benefits, impacts and economic benefits/costs of expanding Government support of renewable energy initiatives.
In his Government career, he was also a Policy Analyst in the Economics Unit of the Department of
Premier and Cabinet where he undertook ongoing research and analysis of economic data and
prepared briefs for Cabinet consideration and action.
Since 1997, Warwick has worked in private practice, growing a marketing research firm from scratch to 70 employees before moving on. He has led or undertaken studies on social and economic impacts, social attitudes and such like of a broad range of public and private projects and initiatives.
As an Associate Member of the Australian Market Research Society, he coordinates, manages and implements large scale and intimate quantitative and qualitative research projects addressing community reactions to specific urban, social and economic situations and proposals cognisant of industry best practice and the latest developments in research and applied statistical methods. He has undertaken social and economic impact assessment studies for projects involving the provision of community infrastructure needs in the context of evolving social transactional practices and trends, the potential role of new technologies in facilitating enhanced community engagement and participation, public recreational infrastructure, community infrastructure in areas such as GP needs, schooling demand and retirement accommodation opportunities, as well as private-sector residential developments, housing affordability initiatives, retail projects (large and small) and transit-oriented initiatives.
He has pioneered social capital formation research in regional communities through large-scale quantitative studies of behavioural impacts of public recreational infrastructure and its relevance to social capital (e.g. The Strand redevelopment’s social implications for Townsville). Most recently he has pioneered the application of agent based modelling methods to develop an integrated spatial model of urban settlement patterns, which integrates big data with GIS capabilities to provide insights into future land use, spatial population distributions and demand for infrastructure and services. Warwick assists the Planning and Environmental Court of Queensland by providing expert economic and social evidence.
As a creative thinker, Warwick is a strong believer in the centrality of the arts in promoting a vibrant civic, social and economic life. He was a Director of the Rock’n’Roll Circus Company in 1997-98 overseeing the transition of this organisation from a performer’s cooperative to what is now a vibrant commercially sustainable arts company. He is presently (2015) completing a PhD at Curtin University on creativity, innovation and regional economic prosperity.
Dr. Walter Tonetto
Advisory Board Member – South East Asia.
Technopreneur and Digital Visionary. Visiting Professor (Gaikokujinkoshi), The University of Tokyo and Waseda University, Japan; Casual Lecturer, ABFI (Asian Banking Finance Informatics Institute), Perbanas, Jakarta. Founder and CEO of technology companies, PT EOS and PT Notus Enterprises former fastest growing privately held IP companies in Indonesia. Designate MD of Boon Asia (2018). Expert delegate for EU-funded programs, via IPEC in Istanbul, Turkey, to the world’s largest International Young Professionals Association, IYPF. Senior Research Fellow in The School of Commerce at The University of South Australia Walter is based in SE Asia for the most part, though Dr. Tonnetto frequently travels to Europe and the U.S.
Mr. Cameron Ross, Over 20 years banking and finance industry experience across retail, business and wholesale transactions solutions, Cameron is well qualified and a passionate payments professional. Engaged by solutions that make transactions simpler and safer, Blockchain solutions are of keen area of interest. Most recently, Cameron helped develop business divisions for Indue Limited and Stargroup Limited across various payment verticals including ATM transaction acquiring, Effpos acquiring and Pre-paid cards. This experience has provided first hand knowledge of the challenges new payments technologies face from a regulatory and commercial perspective.
Patrick Brodnik, Business Development, World Wide
20 years’ experience in IT. 6 years’ experience in IP. 2 years’ experience in blockchain technologies. Hold various Directorships and sit on the Board of both Private and Public Companies. Corporate Authorised Representative under Australian Investment Compliance Partners Ltd. Currently applying blockchain technologies to protect Intellectual Property with a new encrypted platform being created allowing proof of ownership as the paramount security feature.
Digital Business Council
The members of the Digital Business Council include key industry bodies, software developers and representatives of Federal, State and Local government: *
Chair: Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA)
- Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA)
- Australian Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA)
- Australian Government (ATO)
- Australian Government (Dept of Finance)
- Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
- Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)
- Australian Payment Clearing Association (APCA)
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
- Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
- Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
- NSW Government (Finance)
- Strategic Advisor
* Current as at 16 September 2016
The Digital Business Council, with the support of the Australian Taxation Office and the Federal Department of Industry Innovation and Science, has established a national e-invoicing framework with a view to improving productivity for Australian business.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is not new but has seen relatively slow uptake outside of a few industry sectors where implementations have centered around a small number of non-interoperable supply chain hubs. Total penetration of e-invoicing in Australia is around 15%.
In order to facilitate broad scale adoption, the Digital Business Council has established a technical working group at ausdigital.org that aims to leverage modern ubiquitous web standards such as REST, JSON, and OAuth to deliver a low cost peer-to-peer framework that can bring the benefits of end-to-end invoicing automation to all Australian businesses whilst maintaining interoperability with legacy EDI networks.
REST-JSON Working Group Digital Business Council Secretariat Australian Business Register Canberra, ACT 2600
Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia
bBiller is a member of The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) is Australia’s largest association for Supply Chain and Logistics professionals and practitioners. With over 5,500 members and industry contacts, the SCLAA has the proven history, governance framework, established representation, value for money and strategic reach. Working Committees in ACT / Southern NSW, New South Wales, Victoria/ Tasmania, South Australia / NT, Queensland and Western Australia each led by Division (State) President.
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.
OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.
OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in more than 65 countries.
OASIS is distinguished by its transparent governance and operating procedures. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. Completed work is ratified by open ballot. Governance is accountable and unrestricted. Officers of both the OASIS Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board are chosen by democratic election to serve two-year terms. Consortium leadership is based on individual merit and is not tied to financial contribution, corporate standing, or special appointment.