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Presentation 3.50pm - 4.15pm

OpenPEPPOL's bi-annual face-to-face meeting will be held in Brussels on 15-16 October. ABSIA Members will be providing an update of the activity from Brussels and reports from the various OpenPEPPOL Working Groups ABSIA is represented in. 

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About the Panellists

Simon Foster, Vice President and Director, ABSIA
Founder and CEO, Squirrel Street
As a technology entrepreneur with experience across Europe, Asia and North America, Simon has garnered more than two decades experience working for early stage and high growth technology startups, mid-size enterprises and multi-nationals.

Working across a number of key roles over the years has allowed Simon to develop a significant understanding of the technology landscape, including specialist knowledge of data security, scanning and secure document storage and the workings of the online/cloud-sphere.

With a keen interest and involvement in the Sydney technology startup community, Simon has also found value in sharing his knowledge through mentoring new technology entrepreneurs via the Founders Institute and PushStart accelerator, and acting as an angel investor. In addition, through the nature of Squirrel Street's service, it has required Simon to build valuable working partnerships (and integrations) with other technology providers in the business management space such as MYOB, Xero, Intuit, Reckon, Saasu and Sage.

Rick Harvey, Founder and CEO, Layer Security
ABSIA Representative on Enhanced Security Working Group
Rick Harvey (FACS, FIEAust, Founder and CEO Layer Security) tries hard to keep a low profile. But, he tends to get dragged into things because of his deep technical knowledge in security, privacy and large-scale distributed system. As well as his long career experience in running international R&D labs, growing start-up companies and developing bleeding-edge software products for the global market. With some arm twisting, he ventures out in the public as a presenter, lecturer, judge, panellist, mentor, advisor and Board member. 

Sam Hassan, CTO and Co-Founder, Link4
ABSIA Representative on AS4 Working Group
Sam Hassan is the CTO and Co-Founder of Link4, a unique e-invoicing solution built for SMEs. Link4 is an access point that allows small and medium businesses who use cloud accounting and business management software solutions to have e-invoicing capabilities. More than 2,600 A-NZ businesses are using Link4 to automate their AP & AR operations. Sam has extensive experience in building business automation and process improvement solutions for small and medium businesses in different countries around the world. 

Terry Goodman, Founder and Managing Director, Intech Solutions
ABSIA Representative on SML/SMP Working Group
Terry Goodman is the founder and current Managing Director of Intech Solutions. In this capacity, Terry has developed the company for the past 20 years, focusing on delivering data centric software solutions for government and corporates. 

Intech Solutions built the Digital Capability Location (DCL) services for the Australian Tax Office's e-Invoicing initiative prior to the government implementing PEPPOL for e-Invoicing. Terry remains committed to the adoption of electronic invoicing under the PEPPOL framework and has engaged with OpenPEPPOL to contribute to the framework by participating in OpenPEPPOL's SML working group.  

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