Passionate about people, innovation and entrepreneurship, Sidney has over 20 years of international business building experience, having founded and led a number of technology and services companies in Australia and the US, raised multiple rounds of private and venture capital, launched new products and sold to enterprise customers.
Along the way he has gained hard-earned lessons and formulated strong views on founding, failing and flourishing in business.
The journey continues….
Today, Sidney is the Founder & CEO of Contexti, a specialist Big Data Analytics strategy, technology and services company that has delivered solutions for over 40 customers across Asia Pacific in Telecommunication, Retail, Banking, Financial Services, Government, Defence, Gaming, Property and Online Ecommerce.
Sidney is also an experienced facilitator and Strategic Advisor to business owners and CXOs and has worked with over 100 businesses across Asia Pacific, USA and Europe, advising them on innovation, new ventures, go-to-market strategy and business growth.
As an international Keynote Speaker and panelist, Sidney has presented at major events including Telstra Vantage in Melbourne, CeBIT in Sydney, Cisco Global Partner Summit in Montreal, Big Data World Asia in Singapore, the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley as well as for small groups, Boards and CXOs.
Sidney is also the Host of SHOW INNOVATION, an online show featuring Australian innovators from Startup, Enterprise, Government and Not for Profit sectors who share their stories, strategies and lessons on innovation. SHOW INNOVATION’s purpose is to provide value to its audience through inspiration, insights and actionable steps.
Sidney and his business ventures have been covered by Techcrunch, ReadWrite.com, VentureBeat, Gartner, CIO.com, CMO.com.au, The Australian, The Economist, StartupSmart and ZDNet among others.