Rob James

Chief Technology Officer, Qantas

Involved in IT and Technology innovation for over 15 years, with experience in software engineering and management, I have been involved with many start-ups and consulting engagements.

In 2005, I helped establish Aegeon. Aegeon evolved to providing consulting capabilities around IT Strategy and Architecture, Web Innovation, Agile delivery and Product Development for many leading companies in Australia and around the world. It quickly grew to over $2 Million in Revenue and 30 employees in the first year.

My role also included implementing and growing of an Agile delivery team, sourcing and securing an Offshore Development Centre in China as well as being the technical face of the company, speaking at many conferences and engagements on Aegeon, and Web Innovation.

I was the CTO of, where I was responsible for delivering the technology platform that runs the business. This includes everything from architecting the solution, managing the team and writing the code for the product.

Most recently, I was the Chief Technology Officer of Echo Entertainment; a casino organisation that owns and operates 4 casinos on the east coast of Australia, The Star in Sydney, Jupiters Gold Coast & Townsville and Treasury in Brisbane. My role included driving technology strategy and innovation across the group.