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Engineering Director, Google Australia and OzAPP Awards Advisory Committee.

Alan Nobel is currently the Engineering Director at Google Australia after previously holding several different roles across the software technology industry at both a leadership and management level across the globe.

An entrepreneur by nature, Alan Nobel co-founded both startupAUS and SA Angels two organisations that bridged the communication gap between budding investors and technology entrepreneurs. Alan’s 25 years of experience has given him a wide scope on the technology industry, as he now advises the Australian Information Commissioner on information policy, and helps to shape polices that unleash the value of our national information assets.

Alan’s work at Google involves building platforms for Google Australia that assist in putting Australia’s technology industry on the map. He joined Google from NetPriva, a networking software company he founded in 2005 which was acquired by Expand Networks.  From 1982 to 1986 he lived in Japan where he worked for Daiichi Kaden and NEC. From 1986 until 2002 he lived in California where he worked for Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company for 8 years.  In 1996 he founded NetMind which developed the Internet’s first change detection service.  NetMind was acquired in 2000 by Intellisync (now part of Nokia) where he remained as VP of Engineering until returning to Australia in 2002.

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